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Canadian International School of Hong Kong

Nov 2020
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Lower School Leader of Language Innovation

The Leader of Language Innovation is a non-class based role. They will report directly to the Lower School Principal but will work closely on a day-to-day basis with the PYP Coordinator. They will collaborate closely with the Lower School Pedagogical Leadership Team (PLT), which includes the Principal, Vice Principals and PYP Coordinator and is responsible for overseeing the curriculum and setting the pedagogical vision and direction of the Lower School. They will also play a key role in the Lower School Learning Leader Team, which includes all grade level and subject specialist team leaders, and is responsible for contributing to the pedagogical direction, setting priorities and implementing the vision in the classrooms.

The roles involve the following:
- Overseeing the development, implementation and review of the curriculum in Language in collaboration with the PLT
- Ensuring there is alignment in curriculum, pedagogy and practice both within and between grade levels
- Continuing to develop innovative, research-based pedagogical practices in line with our model of future-ready learning
- Providing Lower School educators with in-house professional development to ensure educators have a cohesive understanding and the skills required to implement the pedagogical practices we advocate
- Providing Lower School educators with hands-on support in developing innovative pedagogical practices through modelling in the classroom
- Supporting the planning process through attendance at collaborative planning meetings
- Leading the continued development of common assessments
- Leading the analysis of MAP and other assessment data to enable teachers to track individual student progress and to enable PLT to monitor the success of our programmes
- Supporting educators in the further development of differentiation skills to enable them to successfully meet the wide range of learning needs within each classroom
- Supporting the further development of inquiry-based, concept driven transdisciplinary learning

Qualifications, Experience and Qualities:
- A Bachelor’s degree and elementary teacher certification
- At least 5 years teaching experience
- Experience teaching and/or leading in the PYP or a similar inquiry-based programme
- Demonstrated passion and expertise in Language, including significant professional development in the subject area
- Prior curriculum leadership experience is preferred
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
- An excellent understanding and experience of implementing innovative pedagogies, including hands-on, experiential learning, project-based learning, personalised learning, design thinking and maker culture
- Experience of coaching and delivering professional development
- Experience working in a large, busy international school preferred


1 Aug 2021

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15 Dec 2020

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Minimum Experience

5 years
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Job Structure

Instructional Coach
Elementary/Primary School
English and Literature

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