MS Social Studies Teacher

Concordia International School Shanghai

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Position Title: MS Social Studies Teacher
Division:         MS
Supervisor:    Division Principal or Assistant Principal
Position Summary: 
Teaching positions for the Middle Division include Grade 6 to Grade 8. All teachers serve as an advisor in our community model. Collaboration is at the heart of our educational approach, and all teachers in this division are expected to engage in respectful teamwork with curriculum and grade-level peers and colleagues across the division. Prior teaching experience is a requirement for this role. 
Teaching candidates must be able to clearly articulate developmentally appropriate instructional practices that are research-based, current, and include integration of technology, inquiry, and creativity as foundational components. 
In order to meet Concordia school-wide learning outcomes (SLOs) and grade level expectations, the teacher carries out the following broad and specific responsibilities across the following domains: Planning and Preparation, Classroom Management, Instruction, and Professional Responsibilities. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant subject area 
  • Advanced degree or specialization training that supports the teaching role 
  • Minimum 2 years successful teaching in a school setting. 
  • Teaching in the subject area and with the age of students assigned. 
  • Working successfully with an ethnically diverse population. 
  • Working with students with learning differences. 
  • Working in an international school setting and familiarity with the American educational system. 
  • Creating units of work using Universal by Design (UbD) strategies, preferred.
  • Working with students who are English Language Learners (ELL).
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the developmental needs of students in the age group you are teaching.
  • Knowledge about:
    • Developing appropriate practices. 
    • Using a variety of formative assessments, progress monitoring tools and differentiated learning strategies. 
  • The content and pedagogy. 
  • Demonstrates respect for teachers as professionals and as adult learners. 
  • Effective communicator – communicates well with a diverse community of parents, staff and leaders; proficient writing skills. 
  • Highly skillful at using and integrating technology.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills. 
Teacher Expectations
  • As a school grounded in the Christian faith, we hire Christian teachers and administrators. Concordia seeks to hire candidates who are able to model Christ’s teachings through interpersonal skills, respectful relationships and problem solving, are interested in the complex questions of faith and spirituality, and are keen to learn and interact with others of different faith traditions.
  • Establish collaborative relationships with all staff, students, and parents.
  • Engage parents and students in meaningful discussions about student growth and achievement.
  • Commit and contribute to the school community—play an active, positive, and supportive role in addressing the needs of the whole child and the ethos of Concordia beyond the classroom.  This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Leading extra-curricular activities (ECAs) during the school year
    • Leading a student club
    • Leading a service project
  • Integrate the school curriculum with the school-wide learning outcomes (SLOs).
    • Insightful Learners
    • Effective Communicators
    • Reflective Spiritual Beings
    • Principle-Centered Leaders and Team Members
    • Active Global Citizens
  • Teach the curricula established by the school.
    • Complete all aspects of the standard-based curriculum for the current teaching assignment.
    • Select and use school-approved teaching strategies and classroom resources.
    • Work collaboratively in refining curriculum.    
  • Set continuing professional growth goals and take advantage of opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • Additional employment expectations: 
    • Collaborate with Teaching Assistants/Support Staff in working with or monitoring children and managing clerical tasks. Establish expectations and guidelines for these adults in the learning environment and help them understand their roles/responsibilities. 
    • Undertake additional duties that may reasonably be assigned or requested by the Supervisor such as leading student trips, serving as chaperon roles as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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  • Location Shanghai
  • Full Address Concordia International School Shanghai, Mingyue Road, Pudong, Shanghai, China
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  • School Type International School