CLOSING DATE: 31 MAY 2021
STARTING DATE: 2 AUGUST 2021
Description of School:
Älmhult Municipality is in an expansive phase of development, and its population is growing like never before. We need employees who are committed to making an active contribution to the development of the municipality. Älmhult combines the advantages of a small town with a unique international atmosphere. It is easy to live here and most things are close by. Good communications make commuting easy.
The International School of Älmhult is a warm, friendly and welcoming school. We are truly international in many senses. There are 47 different nationalities and backgrounds represented amongst our students. We also strive to employ a diverse community of teachers. This year we can boast teachers coming from 34 different countries. We are an IB school, which means that we are progressive and work to develop the skills for the 21st century and prepare our students for an ever-changing world. The school has developed and grown over the past five years, so we now have around 500 students. In 2017, we moved into our new home: a modern and eco-friendly building, with a lot of open space and light. The school is in the town of Älmhult, southern Sweden, which is a safe and convenient place for families to live.
Description of Position:
Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to work at our seasoned IB World School in Älmhult.
As our MYP Coordinator you will be an important part of our team at MYP and the International School of Älmhult. As a coordinator you are responsible for:
Programme Development MYP
Resource Management MYP
Pedagogical Management MYP, o.a.
This means, for example, that you lead, participate and facilitate in curriculum development meetings and internal PD sessions to implement latest pedagogical practices. You demonstrate reflective leadership practice that values feedback. As a coordinator, you work closely with our teachers and encourages them to see themselves as researchers and support their inquiries into pedagogy according to the schools professional goals requirements. You ensure that teachers have an inclusive classroom where they differentiate the teaching and learning opportunities for all learners and that there are a balance between interdisciplinary and disciplinary learning.
As our coordinator you will also:
Model the constructivist approach, including inquiry, during meetings or workshops focusing on gaining a better understanding of the requirements of the program.
Model and promote the IB learner profile, International Mindedness and Service as action.
Ensure that the curriculum promotes students making connections, thinking conceptually and critically, reflecting on their own learning and working towards contributing to the Community.
Ensure and reinforce the cognitive value of the learning experiences planned for the units and stand alone, by mapping and ensuring the use of learning objectives.
Monitor the use of inquiry as a pedagogical approach through classroom observations.
Implementation of the MYP curriculum framework
Development of the written curriculum
We are looking for someone with IB coordinator experience, flexible and effective communicator in all forms of English, written and spoken. The successful applicant will also:
Be able to respond positively to change.
Be able to collaborate effectively.
Work positively and effectively with staff and parents.
Be able to lead the development of the IB curriculum with coming changes.
Be able to lead the team for its Self-study and Re-evaluation visits
Additionally, any of the following should be met:
IB Self-study and evaluation or authorization experience
Preference may be given to:
Ability to read and speak basic Swedish
Understanding of the Swedish school system
A teaching qualification is a must.
We offer a competitive salary and relocation including flights to Sweden at the start of the contract. We support with accommodation when needed. We pay expenses for shipping and baggage up to 400 Euro. Professional development is provided (on-site as well as face to face Work Shops).
Application for Position:
Contact person: Maria Haglund email@example.com
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