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Secondary English Teacher, American Cooperative School, Bolivia

American Cooperative School

This school is based in La Paz, Bolivia and is looking for a Secondary English Teacher

● Implement the established curriculum as described in the ACS curriculum maps
● Maintain and update curriculum maps on Atlas Rubicon
● Update Powerschool, WAAG and course descriptions according to expectations
● Select and plan appropriate learning and teaching activities that are in alignment with ACS standards
● Uses a variety of technology tools to support instruction, integrating student technology skill development with content learning

● Exercise good classroom management with the use of fair and consistent standards and appropriate sanctions that are clearly articulated to the students
● Encourage students to ask questions and to express their difficulties.
● Maintains an attractive, organized, and stimulating educational environment.
● Know and use a wide range of assessment strategies consistent with course content and objectives.
● Uses data to develop and plan differentiated instruction and to perform interventions when required.
● Provide reports on student progress and maintain open communication ensuring that these reports are accurate and constructive
● Differentiate instruction and assessment to meet the diverse needs of students
● Identify students who need additional academic assistance and be able to refer such students appropriately.
● Provide opportunities for student expression using spoken, written, and electronic forms of communication.
● Develop lessons that engage students in higher order thinking (refer to Bloom’s Taxonomy).
● Provide a safe learning environment in which students can take intellectual risks.
● Use learning resources and technology to enhance lessons where appropriate
● Create a stimulating and challenging learning environment with effective use being made of classroom displays.
● Develop student cooperation and tolerance through group work.
● Create an environment that fosters a growth and global mindset
● Create an atmosphere of mutual respect.
● Assist students in taking responsibility for their own actions.
● Encourage students to set realistic goals and to use their time in a constructive and balanced manner.
● Encourage students to participate in the co-curricula life of the school.
● Assign homework that is meaningful and appropriate
● Provide frequent, timely and meaningful feedback on submitted work
● Adhere to expectations as set forth in the ACS Instructional Staff Handbook
● Maintain accurate records
● Attend functions in support of school and community
● Attend all meetings as required
● Maintain student data books and facilitate student led conference following division requirements
● Any other functions as requested by the Superintendent

Preferred Qualifications
● Fluent English Speaker.
● University Degree.
● Degree in Education (postgraduate), PROFOCOM courses or Teaching certification (U.S. teaching certification desirable).
● Preferred 3 years of teaching experience in schools.
● Preferred 1 year of distance learning experience.
● Proven ability to draw lesson plans, organize academic activities, and maintain an organized class.
● Proficiency in Microsoft office, Google suite of apps and other Tech software and skills as appropriate.
● Empathy to care for students and ability to communicate effectively (parents and colleagues).
● Great scheduling ability, organizational skills, communication and listening skills.
● Excellent critical thinking skills with the ability to answer difficult questions, solve conflicts, and design new lesson plans
● Proactive and high energy work ethic.
● Excellent personal skills.

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