Middle School STEM Teacher

1 Vacantes
Publicado el 18 de mayo en

Educación en Ciudad de Panama, Panamá

  • Salario: A convenir
  • Categoría: Docencia / Educación
  • Subcategoría Educación
  • Localidad: Ciudad de Panama
  • Activo desde: 18/05/2022
  • Jornada: Tiempo completo
  • Tipo de Contrato: Contrato por Necesidades del Mercado
  • Cantidad de Vacantes: 1
  • Años de Experiencia: 1
  • Disponibilidad de viajar: No
  • Disponibilidad de cambio de residencia: No

ISP is a non-profit, student-centered, independent school, that inspires lifelong learners for a future without borders. We are recognized as a leader in international education, offering world-class opportunities for students since 3 years old at Early Childhood Center to 12th grade.The International School of Panama operates under the license of the Ministry of Education of Panama and is accredited by AdvancED. As an authorized IB World School, we offer the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) for students in grades 11 and 12. In addition, we offer the unique Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate and AdvancED certified STEM programs.Our Core Values:Commitment to Excellence - We tackle challenges willingly and persevere in order to succeed.Compassion and Integrity - We care for, respect, and value one anotherStrength in Diversity - We embrace our differences, enrich our community, and make meaningful connections, ensuring our global mindedness.Innovative Spirit - We are creative and curious learners, empowered to adapt to a rapidly changing world.Lasting Impact - We contribute to a sustainable future by taking care of our planet and leaving our environment better than we found it.Our Mission:To inspire and challenge every learner to reach their full potential and become curious, independent, and compassionate citizens of the world.Our Definition of Learning:

Learning is a journey of authentic discovery to develop understanding, skills, and character. This includes four principles:

- Learning is Iterative - We learn through our mistakes, providing us opportunities to be creative and find solutions.

- Learning is Exciting - We learn when we are inspired, challenged, and active.

- Learning is Meaningful - We learn and grow when we apply our knowledge, skills, and understandings to real-world situations.

- Learning is Social - We learn through sharing, interacting, and collaborating

Middle School STEM TeacherReports to: Division Principal or designeeCollaborates closely with Vice Principals, Head of Department, Instructional Coach, K-12 Coordinators and Specialists, and other colleagues as appropriate.Responsibilities: (Including but not limited to)- Classroom Responsibilities: To provide learning opportunities for every child relative to his needs, abilities, and stages of development establish effective relationships with students based on mutual respect, recognize the individuality of each child, ensure an effective and challenging learning environment, and ensure the classroom is an attractive and welcoming place.
- Planning, Curriculum, and Organizational Responsibilities: To design authentic and meaningful units by starting with the end in mind. Use effective instructional strategies to make learning interactive, exciting, meaningful, and social. Develop and manage classroom resources. Provide students feedback to support their academic and social-emotional growth. Use standards to guide the evaluation of student work, and record results to provide an accurate assessment of student achievement.
- Professional Development Expectations: To embrace a growth mindset by keeping up-to-date on best practices, engaging in teacher development opportunities, participating in in-service courses, attending professional meetings as scheduled by Leadership, seeking out and using feedback from coaches and administrators, and participating in the ISP professional learning cycle as outlined in the evaluation process.
- Community Expectations: Engage with our ISP community by sharing updates on the progress and development of the students in the teacher?s care, as well as important events happening in the classroom. Find opportunities to meet with parents, caregivers, and guardians to discuss the progress and development of the students, and collaborate to support the child?s specific needs, interests, and passions. Connect with our larger community by attending PTA events, athletics events, and various student performances
WHAT YOU BRING- Passion for working with and appreciation of International and diverse students
- Deep dedication to continual growth and development
- A commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice-related education
- Eagerness to collaborate with colleagues
- A willingness to be flexible, adaptable, and committed to the unique nature of working in an international school
- Organization, time management, and problem-solving skills
- Experience designing authentic units and assessments using a backward design model
- A high degree of professionalism
- Commitment to participating in the whole school experience including embodying our core values, mission, and definition of learning.


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB- At least 3 years of experience in the relevant subject area or grade level
- Experience with backward design and authentic assessment
- Bachelor or Master's Degree in the relevant subject area
- High level of English proficiency
- Cross-cultural sensitivity and an international mindset
- Previous experience in an international school is desirable
- Experience in Standards-Based Grading, Universal Design for Learning, and Blended Learning are highly desirable.

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