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International School of Beijing

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Lower ES Classroom Teacher (K-G2)

JOB GOAL / PURPOSE:
• To plan, organize and implement a developmentally appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their individual potential
• To maintain a caring, challenging and joyful learning environment for all students
• To implement research-based classroom practices that promote social-emotional growth and academic achievement based on the learning needs of each student
• To model and promote the ISB mission, vision and school values, in accordance with the school code of professional conduct and ethics

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
• Provide relevant, authentic learning opportunities that are aligned to school adopted standards and the published school curriculum
• Monitor student progress and analyze data to inform teaching
• Grade and report student progress to reflect authentic learning and encourage success
• Communicate necessary information regularly and effectively to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs
• Keep up to date with developments and research in subject areas, pedagogy and teaching resources
• Adapt instructional plans and activities based on analysis of student data and research
• Supervise students to ensure their safety and well-being
• Perform other duties as assigned that ensure a caring and safe learning environment and the delivery of the curriculum

Develops:
• A shared understanding of key curriculum, instructional resources and assessment practices
• Standards-based units of study and assessments using backward design
• Instructional plans and scaffolds that support the social-emotional and academic growth and development of individual students
• Positive relationships with parents to support the personal growth, progress and success of individual students

Attends:
• Grade level team meetings
• Faculty meetings
• ES curriculum, school development and professional learning meetings as needed

Collaborates with:
• Grade level team members and team facilitator
• Teaching assistant, if applicable
• ES Content Area Specialists and Student Support Services specialists (EAL specialist, Learning Support specialist, Speech Language Pathologist, Counselor)
• ES Instructional Coach
• ES Curriculum Support Team (STEAM facilitator, librarian, Curriculum Area Leader)
• ES Principal and Assistant Principals

Engages in:
• Professional learning to support their own learning and the initiatives of the school
• Positive relationships to continue the development, implementation and assessment of the ISB curriculum and school-level teaching and learning priorities
• Parent meetings to share and reflect upon student growth and progress
• Extracurricular activities by offering and supervising at least one after school activity during the school year

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

• A Bachelors degree or higher in Elementary Education or Education-related field of study
• Five (5) years of successful, full-time classroom teaching experience
• Strong written, verbal and digital communication skills
• Demonstrated excellence in organizational, planning, communication and interpersonal skills
• Strong understanding and respect for a diversity of cultures and needs of language learners
• Strong understanding and experience with standards-based grading and assessment, balanced literacy, workshop model, differentiated instructional strategies, sheltered instruction, and use of data to inform instruction
• Strong ICT skills and use of educational technology in classroom practices
• Valid teaching certificate

Starting

1 Jul 2021

Apply By

31 Dec 2020

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor

Cover Letter

Required

Minimum Experience

5 years
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Job Structure

Teacher
Common Core
Elementary/Primary School
Generalist
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