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Position: English Teacher (Maternity Coverage)
Starting date: December 1st, 2021
Teachers at the International School of Panama facilitate student learning to create productive environments in which students develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions required for present and future success.
ISP Teachers provide engaging and authentic classroom learning opportunities for the students. In addition, they assist in other school programs working harmoniously with the administrative staff and parents in support of the ISP Teaching Philosophy, school policy, regulations, objectives, and goals.
English at ISP:
ISP’s Middle School English curriculum is writing-intensive, with each grade level working on elements of the author's craft including textual analysis, style and voice. The Middle School English Department uses Common Core Standards to determine the skills required in each type of writing.
As a curriculum framework, we utilize Lucy Calkins' Writer's Workshop Program, in which the MS English Department receives ongoing training. Additionally, 8th grade incorporates elements of poetry into its curriculum, 7th grade includes poetry and creative writing, and 6th grade focuses heavily on improving the writing process through the implementation of writer’s workshop strategies such as a writer’s journal.
Reading supports the writing-intensive curriculum detailed above. Students develop a love for reading through literature circles, whole-class novels, mentor texts, and independent reading selections from our Library Media Center and classroom libraries.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Support the ISP Teaching and Learning Philosophy by developing and teaching a curriculum that engages all learners in purposeful, connected, and balanced work that cultivates 21st-century skills
Plan with the end in mind (Understanding by Design or other backward design models) to develop units that are focused on essential questions and enduring understandings.
Design authentic assessments (and aligned standards-based rubrics) to measure student learning in a real-world setting
Provide frequent feedback to students to help guide them in their learning process. Report on student progress using standards-based grading
Build a robust learning atmosphere that leads students to value being at school and feel part of a challenging yet joyful and inclusive learning community
Help ensure that all students achieve key learning outcomes for the grade level, targeting instruction thoughtfully to address individual needs
Collaborate intensively and daily with colleagues to continually improve student learning and school culture. Work collaboratively to create cross-curricular learning opportunities
Participate actively in ongoing, intensive professional learning
Support, guide, and advocate for a group of 8-12 students through our advisory program. Through our, the delivery of our advisory curriculum, facilitate discussions based on the CASEL framework to help support the social and emotional development of students
WHAT YOU BRING
Passion for working with and appreciation of Middle School students
Deep dedication to continual growth and development
Eagerness to collaborate with colleagues
A willingness to be flexible, and adaptable, and committed to the unique nature of working in an international school
Organization, time management, and problem-solving skills
Experience designing authentic units and assessments using a backward design model
A high degree of professionalism
Commitment to participating in the whole school experience including fostering joy as an authentic and important part of the learning process for students and staff
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB
At least 3 years of experience in relevant subject area or grade level
Bachelor or Master Degree in Education or
Bachelor or Master Degree in relevant subject area with teaching experience as per above
High level of English proficiency
Cross-cultural sensitivity and an international mindset
Previous experience in an international school is desirable
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