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High School Learning Support TeacherNovember 15, 2021
Established in 1972, the American Community School of Abu Dhabi (ACS) is a non-profit, U.S. accredited college preparatory school serving a culturally diverse student body. Our American, standards-based curriculum provides excellence in academics, the arts, athletics, and service. ACS is preparing for a 2023 move to a new, state-of-the-art campus in Abu Dhabi on nearby Saadiyat Island.
We are looking for an experienced and passionate teacher to join us for the 2022/23 school year as part of the High School Mathematics and Learning Support Departments.
Job Description for High School Teacher:
The position will include Applied Mathematics (emphasis on the connections between concepts and the practical uses for mathematics in life and in the workplace), co-teaching Integrated Mathematics I or II and supporting students in a Learning Lab (focused on promoting executive functioning skills and developing study strategies, organizational skills, time management, goal-setting, reflection, self-awareness, self-advocacy and independence).
Sunday through Thursday: 7:45 am to 4:00 pm, except Tuesdays which end at 4:30 pm. Normal hours will be adjusted as need dictates and may be greater at certain times of the year.
A passion for teaching and learning and a commitment to meeting the learning needs of every student
An abiding commitment to the education of the whole child
A growth mindset and a commitment to ongoing professional growth
A commitment to collegial and collaborative relationships with peers
A commitment to the ACS Core Values of courage, curiosity, compassion, integrity
An awareness of and openness towards multiple perspectives and their place within the classroom
Design and facilitate relevant student-centered, standards-based, learning experiences
Monitor student learning and make appropriate modifications to meet student needs
Reflect with colleagues on learning evidence (data) to improve student outcomes
Create a well-structured digital learning environment that empowers students to think, create, innovate, and collaborate
Maintain accurate, up-to-date records of student progress and attendance
Engage parents and students in the learning process through consistent and meaningful communication
Support students during Tutorial between 3:20 and 4:00 p.m. Sunday-Thursday
Serve as an advisor within our pastoral care program to help personalize each student’s learning environment
Engage with students beyond the classroom to extend learning experiences (coaching, organizing field trips, sponsorship of events, service learning projects etc.)
Engage in collaborative planning sessions to help meet the goals of the department
Engage in weekly Professional Learning Team (PLT) meetings
Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree with a valid teaching certificate/license in relevant content area
Minimum of four years, full time teaching experience in relevant content area
Teaching experience in a standards-based, 1-to-1 digitally-rich environment (preferably in an international setting)
Strong assessment practices in a standards-based environment
Relevant IB and/or AP experience
Knowledge of the Understanding by Design framework and research based pedagogical practices in relevant subject
Please refer to www.acsjobs.org
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