MS MYP English and Individuals & Societies (I&S) Teacher

  • 2020-21 Faculty Vacancy
  • Beijing

MS MYP English and Individuals & Societies (I&S) Teacher

Job advert

The English and Individuals & Societies (I&S) teacher is responsible to the Head of Department for implementing the MYP English I&S curricula, assessment and reporting process.
The English I&S teacher is expected to work with the  English and I&S Department as well as with his/her Grade Level Team, attending collaborative planning sessions and co-teaching where appropriate. The Engish I&S teacher must use an MYP inquiry-based approach and must offer individualized learning opportunities when required.
For further details,Interested parties shall submit their online application following the links. The position commences 1 August 2020.

Requirements

Position:                          MYP English and Individuals & Societies (I&S) Teacher

School Section:               Middle School (MS)

Period of Appointment:  August 2020 to July 2022 (subject to renewal)

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Role Description / Working Relationships

 

The English and Individuals & Societies teacher is responsible to the Head of Department for implementing the MYP English and I&S curricula, assessment and reporting process.

 

The English I&S teacher is expected to work with the English and I&S Department as well as with his/her Grade Level Team, attending collaborative planning sessions and co-teaching where appropriate. The English I&S teacher must use an MYP inquiry-based approach and must offer individualized learning opportunities when required.

  • As is the case with all MS teachers, the English and I&S teacher is expected to:
  • Keep parents informed of student progress and achievement
  • Attend parent-student-teacher conferences as part of the reporting cycle
  • Have a Homeroom/Personal & Social Education (PSE) class and participate fully in all PSE activities
  • Be actively involved in school development
  • Contribute to extra-curricular activities
  • Participate fully in the China Studies residential trips
  • Ensure student safety by performing supervisory duties at selected breaks and lunchtimes
  • Support and promote all attributes of the IB Learner Profile
  • Actively promote, support and strengthen the vision and values of WAB

SPECIFICATIONS

The successful applicant is expected to have the following skills, abilities, knowledge and experience:

 

1. Personal Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with staff, students and parents
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with students and parents who speak English as an additional language
  • Empathy for, and understanding of, second language acquisition
  • Skills in working with a range of students of different abilities and backgrounds
  • Ability to collaborate with support team members (Learning Support, Enrichment, Teacher-Librarian, Nurses, Counselors, Speech & Language, English as Additional Language Specialists, and IT Integrators) to support students
  • Ability to integrate technology across the curriculum

2. Knowledge

  • A sound understanding of contemporary teaching and learning theories and practice related to English and I&S
  • A sound understanding of collaborative planning strategies
  • A strong knowledge of differentiation strategies
  • A range of intervention strategies for maximizing the learning of a wide range of learning styles and abilities

3. Experience

  • Successful experience as an English and I&S teacher (in an IB MYP classroom preferred)
  • Some experience in a leadership position and willingness to consider a leadership post in the future (preferred)
  • Recent MS homeroom experience

4. Qualifications

  • Qualified teacher status
  • Qualification in the teaching of Individuals & Societies (preferred)
  • MYP training (preferred)
  • Commitment to professional developmentPlans collaboratively with colleagues