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ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER - DP - GHANA


START DATE: AUGUST 2024

CLOSING DATE: UNTIL FILLED

We are a fully American Pre-K-12th grade school accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges and the Association of Christian Schools International. We also hold NCAA certification, Advanced Placement (AP) course approval and IBDP Accredited.


American International School, as a Christian School, provides a world-class education and environment for our students that will make them vibrant and passionate world changers: instilling in them a biblical worldview, personal integrity, and compassion to serve humanity.

We are committed to:


  • Preparing minds, transforming hearts, and empowering hands to impact the world.

  • Creating a culturally diverse environment conducive to a world-class education that seeks to positively affect the learner and the global society by nurturing the zeal for knowledge, empathy, intercultural understanding, mutual respect, and the spirit of inquiry in our staff and students.

  • Creating a Christ-centered Educational Centre of Excellence.


Delivering high-quality instruction in English Language Arts to IBDP students, focusing on language acquisition, literature, and writing skills.


  • Planning and implementing engaging and rigorous lesson plans that align with the IB curriculum standards and promote critical thinking and inquiry.

  • Facilitating discussions on literary texts, including novels, plays, poetry, and non-fiction, to deepen students' understanding and appreciation of literature.

  • Teaching language skills, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking, to support students' development as proficient communicators.

  • Incorporating a variety of instructional strategies, such as close reading, literary analysis, and creative writing exercises, to meet the diverse needs of learners.

  • Assessing student learning through formative and summative assessments, including essays, exams, presentations, and creative projects.

  • Providing timely and constructive feedback to students to support their growth as writers and critical readers.

  • Monitoring student progress and identifying individual learning needs, providing additional support or enrichment as necessary.


Curriculum Development:


  • Collaborating with colleagues to develop and refine curriculum materials, including unit plans, lesson sequences, and assessment tasks.

  • Selecting appropriate texts and resources to support learning objectives and engage students in meaningful literary exploration.

  • Integrating global perspectives and multicultural literature into the curriculum to promote intercultural understanding and appreciation.

  • Incorporating technology and digital tools to enhance literacy instruction and facilitate student research and inquiry.


IBDP Coordination:


  • Serving as a member of the IBDP teaching team and participating in program planning, evaluation, and professional development activities.

  • Ensuring alignment of curriculum, assessment practices, and instructional strategies with the IB standards and requirements.

  • Supporting students in their preparation for IB assessments, including internal and external examinations in English Language and Literature.

  • Maintaining accurate records of student progress and assessment results in accordance with IB regulations.



Professional Development:


  • Engaging in ongoing professional development activities to enhance subject knowledge, teaching skills, and familiarity with IB standards and practices.

  • Participating in faculty meetings, workshops, conferences, and training sessions to stay updated on best practices in ELA instruction and assessment.

  • Seeking opportunities for collaboration and networking within the IB and broader educational community.



Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in English Literature, English Education, or a related field. A master's degree is often preferred.

  • Teaching certification or licensure, depending on the requirements of the school or jurisdiction.

  • Experience teaching English Language Arts at the secondary level, preferably within an IB or similar international curriculum.

  • Familiarity with the IB Diploma Programme, including its philosophy, objectives, and assessment principles related to English Language and Literature.

  • Strong content knowledge in literature, language acquisition, and writing instruction, with the ability to teach at a high level of academic rigor.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage students in meaningful literary discussions and writing activities.

  • Organizational skills and attention to detail, particularly in lesson planning, assessment design, and record-keeping.

  • Adaptability and flexibility to meet the diverse needs of students and the demands of the IB curriculum.

  • Proficiency in using educational technology and digital resources to support English language learning and literary analysis.


Package:


  • Salary $ 20,063-$25,043

  • Return flights will be provided after a year

  • Free housing excluding utilities

  • Professional Development

  • Free child educational support for first child and 50% off for other children.

  • Health Insurance Coverage


Send your application to recruitment@aisghana.org and include REF: www.ibschooljobs.com - Application for Position as English Teacher in the subject line of your mail.

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