DIRECTOR OF TEACHING & LEARNING - CANADA


START DATE: SEPTEMBER 2022

CLOSING DATE: UNTIL FILLED


Canada’s International School serves over 1,400 students from age two to university entrance. Fostering each individual’s potential along with an appreciation for one’s responsibility as a citizen, TFS nurtures young people to be whole and healthy, sound in judgment, eager to learn, and concerned with the betterment of humankind.


About the position


Objectives


  • Ensure the implementation of the TFS curricula mainly based on the French National Education program and Ontario within the framework of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP).

  • Monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching and learning

  • Implement both initiatives and best practices which will improve the learning experiences offered to our students as well as encourage academic ambition

  • Share with teachers the best practices, acting as a role model, in order to help them grow in their profession

  • Organize and supervise the teachers' professional improvement in line with the school's policy

  • Drive the implementation of the procedure on student progress

  • Oversees the development of the assessment policy along with its relevant procedures ensuring they are best practices

  • Support the monitoring of student progress and communicate the relevant information to the concerned staff members so that they can support the students in their academic aspirations

  • Adapt an educational training watch allowing the school to remain informed on all recent educational topics

  • Support to ensure continuity of learning, ensure coherence of actions undertaken, develop strategies to improve the quality of teaching and learning and evaluate the impact of their implementation

  • Inspire and motivate teachers so they deliver a world class teaching and learning environment.


Team work


  • Working as a team will be critical for your success in this position. You will be expected to work with:

  • The principals, vice-principals and the Director of Teaching and Learning of other branches

  • The Executive Director of Innovation and Technologies to ensure the effective use of new instructional technologies

  • The Director of the Learning Forum to support teachers in developing practices that support the learning of all students and lead their progress.

  • Department coordinators

  • Teachers for the implementation of curriculum in compliance with the various policies in force in the school.

  • TFS recruits excellent educators, deeply committed to the quality of teaching and learning but also passionate about the overall development of students as accomplished individuals and responsible citizens.


What we offer:


  • TFS is an exceptional place to work, and our offers are generous as well as competitive in the marketplace in terms of:

  • A competitive compensation

  • An attractive group insurance package and participation in a RRSP plan or OTPP from the first day of employment

  • Generous vacation policy and additional paid time off

  • A stimulating working environment

  • Multiple professional development opportunities

  • A rewarding career where you can make a difference


Who we are looking for:


We recruit candidates who embrace our TFS values ​​of integrity, discernment, respect and engagement. The ideal candidate profile is as follows:

Experiences in/as:


  • A PYP Coordinator in a bilingual school

  • A member of the IBEN network, as a workshop facilitator and site visitor

  • curriculum design

  • Leading a team of teachers

  • Pedagogical coordination

  • Training, coaching and mentoring teachers

  • A French school in a foreign country would be an asset.


Required competencies:


  • Solid knowledge of the PYP framework and philosophy including the new From Principal to Practice guide

  • An appreciation and understanding of the IB philosophy and the continuum learning experience PYP/ MYP/ DP

  • Experience in school wide continuum visits (IB and/or CAIS)

  • An inspiration leader, who can motivate and coach teachers in their teaching and learning practices

  • An understanding of curricula including the French curriculum of the French National Education, the Ontario programs would be an asset

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication, good listener and team worker

  • Able to adapt easily with the ability to create and innovate

  • Methodical and meticulous

  • Developed interpersonal skills and openness of mind

  • Bilingual (French and English).

  • Strong IT skills


Qualifications:


  • Be a school teacher and postgraduate studies in education (Master level or equivalent)


TFS welcomes applications from Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.


TFS has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy requiring vaccination for all eligible members of the community including new employees. New employees will be required to provide their proof of vaccination to the HR department on their first day of employment.


Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and a résumé here as soon as possible.


Please APPLY HERE using the candidate portal the link