The overall purpose of the position:
- Teaching leveled Spanish/French language courses based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR),
- Fostering a love of language and hispanophone/francophone culture, while maximizing the development of language skills.
- Planning and facilitating inspiring and engaging learning that moves all learners forward through relevant and rich topics.
- Coplanning and co-teaching with PYP colleagues as well as facilitating vertical articulation with MYP Spanish/French teachers, in addition to clearly communicating with parents, is a central piece of this role.
- Develop and plan learning engagements in alignment with ISP mission and learning principles, Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), IB standards and practices.
- Effectively assess & document students’ learning growth according to PYP and CEFR linguistic proficiency criteria.
- Facilitate a balanced array of learning experiences that meet the student's needs in developing their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish/French and cultural understanding in the hispanophone/francophone world.
- Create and maintain a positive child-centered learning environment.
- Facilitate inquiry-based learning, leveraging children’s curiosity to drive what and how they learn.
- Contribute productively to the Elementary and the Gr 1-12 Modern Language Team.
- Design learning engagements and a classroom environment with a focus on the development of age-appropriate concepts, content, thinking skills, and social-emotional development.
- Integrate IT in classroom instruction as a tool to facilitate student learning.
- Teach using a developmental approach to listening, speaking, reading, and writing (experience using language acquisition continuums preferred).
- Provide engaging, relevant, and authentic language learning experiences.
- Differentiate learning engagements for a range of student strengths and needs.
- Collaborate closely with grade-level colleagues, specialist teachers, support staff, and administrators.
- Actively participate & lead in professional development opportunities and collaborative meetings.
- Be an active partner in building & sustaining trusting relationships with other colleagues.
- Support the holistic development of students as an advisor and as a supervisor of student clubs and activities.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience, skills, and dispositions required:
- An avid learner and seeker of how to maximize students’ skills & interests.
- Successful planning and teaching Elementary School children using student curiosity as a driver.
- Self-driven, proactive attitude, always trying to go to the next level professionally and leading from any seat.
- Ability to effectively communicate with students, parents, and colleagues in a clear and empathetic manner.
- A high level of intra and interpersonal intelligence and the ability to work effectively in collaborative environments.
- A growth mindset and open-minded approach to professional learning - a life-long learner.
- International / multicultural teaching experience.
- Impactful educator with an innovative and solutions-focused attitude.
- Mother tongue-like fluency in Spanish and French; fluent in English.
Education and training preferred:
- BA (MA preferred) Spanish/French language/culture and teaching certification.
- A minimum of three years experience teaching Spanish/French as an additional language to Elementary School-age children.
ISP uses an online, automated application management system thus do expect ALL job applications to be submitted through this system. If you are interested in this vacancy and you meet the specified criteria, then please go to this LINK and follow the application instructions accordingly
A complete application includes:
- Cover letter expressing interest in this position at ISP, a short statement of educational philosophy, a writing sample that may be a personal statement, an article for a school publication, a recent speech, or a submitted scholarly article, i.e. whatever that can help inform the search committee of expertise, interests, academic focus and experience.
- An up-to-date resume or CV.
- Contact information for at least three current professional referees (one of which should be, if possible, the direct supervisor of the applicant’s current organization).
The deadline to submit applications is 13 January 2023. Candidates should note, however, that in the event an outstanding applicant is identified early in the search process, ISP reserves the right to move forward with this appointment. For this reason, it is essential that interested candidates apply as soon as possible.