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Escuela Bilingüe Internacional

Job Title: Spanish lower School (4th grade) Teacher

Job Class: Part Time (50%)

Reports to:  2nd-8th Principal

The community of EBI, including the faculty and staff, is a unique and valuable asset to the school. It is with this in mind that, in addition to specific responsibilities, it is essential that all EBI employees demonstrate the following:

Personal alignment with the EBI mission and the IB mission
Value for bilingualism, educational excellence, diversity, international mindedness and the cultivation of character
Enjoy working in a diverse, international and collaborative school environment
Effective listening, speaking, writing and presenting skills in both Spanish and English, as required
A positive attitude and a deep sense of professionalism

The fundamental responsibility of every teacher is to commit to the values and beliefs of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program and to work constantly to translate them into daily classroom practice. The school’s primary purpose is student learning and this job description is therefore structured according to the three central questions relating to this learning.

Also, in recognition of the fact that we aim to be a community of learners, we have added a final question, which focuses upon our responsibility for our own learning.

Specific responsibilities:

Teaching Effectiveness:

Committed to the EBI mission of academic excellence

Aligns and communicates learning goals with EBI mission and core values of bilingualism, educational excellence, diversity, global citizenship and character
Integrates EBI mission into classroom activities
Creates instructional goals and activities with high expectations
Grading and reporting aligned with course subject expectations, including appropriate EBI standards and practices
Uses the designated language of instruction

Plans and prepares for teaching to maximize student learning

Remains current with content knowledge in one’s subject area/s
Plans to meet IB standards and practices
Plans lessons that have a student-centered constructivist approach
Plans based on the IB learner profile
Plans for the use of technology and other resources as tools to enhance learning goals
Plans for student reflection and self-assessment
Plans collaboratively within teams
Uses student assessment to plan future lessons

Causes intended learning through instructional practices

Builds a community in the classroom, where students feel safe, included, represented and appreciated
Models and incorporates the IB learner profile
Exhibits student work
Posts planners, bulletins, appropriate messages, pictures, calendars
Pursues open-ended inquiry and real life research through a student centered constructivist approach
Involves student actively in their own learning
Addresses the needs of student with different levels and types of abilities
Uses technology tools to enhance student performance when appropriate
Uses a range and balance of teaching strategies, resources and equipment to support student learning
Empowers students to feel responsible and to take action
Is accountable for achievement of all students

Assesses and evaluates to maximize student learning

Views planning, teaching and assessing as interconnected processes
Includes student input in designing assessments
Assess student’s prior knowledge
Uses a variety of assessment strategies considering  students individual needs and interests
Uses the assessment to reflect upon the lesson and makes changes if necessary
Uses student assessment for future planning
Grading and reporting aligned with grade/subject expectations, including appropriate IB standards and practices

Understands and meets the needs of students:

Demonstrates the belief and commitment that all children can learn
Meets with students and or parents to assess needs
Keeps records of performance and achievement, in a timely fashion
Communicates with colleagues regarding student progress

Collaborates with colleagues:

Demonstrates flexibility
Plans collaboratively within teams/departments
Works toward building consensus in grade level and/or subject area meetings
Consults with school head, assistant head, learning specialist, subject coordinator,librarian, other teachers or the family as needed

Professional Growth:

Commits to professional development aligned with EBI mission and goals
Incorporates current research and innovation into practice
Contributes to departmental/team/divisional meetings focusing on curriculum
Contributes to the writing of curriculum documents
Supports the professional development of colleagues
Commitment to lifelong learning

Commitment to students:

Develops a relationship of trust and respect with students and families
Creates an environment where all students feel safe, included, represented and appreciated
Maintains contact with students’ entire support network
Regularly communicates with families in variety of ways (e-mail, teacher sites, notes/letters, conferences)
Meets with parents

Contributions to EBI community:

Participates as a positive and professional member of the EBI community
Behaves in a manner consistent with the dignity of the profession and philosophy of the school
Offers constructive suggestions for improvements or practices throughout the appropriate administrative channels
Abides by and supports the school’s policies, procedures and contractual obligations
Is punctual
Meets deadlines
Supervises student behavior and promotes the development of self-management skills
Supports the EBI mission and goals
Builds school community

Qualifications and requirements:

Native Spanish speaker
Ability to teach all subjects (Math, Social Studies, Language, etc.) in Spanish
Bachelor’s degree in education required, Master’s degree strongly preferred
Two or more years of experience as a Lead teacher in bilingual education (Spanish)
Knowledgeable in Education Technology practices
IB and PYP strongly preferred

EBI  uses a salary scale that is based on education and years of experience and ranges from $59,637 to $103,800 (Base salary for FTE)

Application Process:

To be considered for the position, please complete an application, and send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for at least three professional references, including supervisors, to Jennifer Cals, Director of Academics at jcals@ebinternacional.org

To apply for this job email your details to gcostas@ebinternacional.org


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