MYP DESIGN AND DP COMPUTER SCIENCE TEACHER


CLOSING DATE: 7 MAY 2021

STARTING DATE: AUGUST 2021


Description of School:


Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA) is a private independent, non-denominational, co educational day school established in 2004 under the auspices of the Victoria Shanghai Education Foundation Limited, a registered charitable body.


VSA is an IB World School and the first in Hong Kong authorised to deliver three of the International Baccalaureate Programmes, providing a “through-train” IB education for students aged 6 to 18. The Primary School was authorised as an IB Primary Years Programme school in December 2005. In the Secondary School, the Middle Years Programme (“MYP”) and Diploma Programme (“DP”) were authorised in December 2006 and June 2007 respectively.


VSA emphasizes a holistic approach to education, at the heart of which is inquiry-based learning and teaching. The Primary School offers a bilingual education (English and Putonghua); the Secondary School curriculum is delivered in English and supplemented by a strong Chinese programme.


VSA has approximately 1,965 students and a total faculty size of 188. In Secondary, there are 93 faculty members, more than half of whom are expatriate staff.


VSA is accredited by CIS and NEASC. More information about Victoria Shanghai Academy can be found here: www.vsa.edu.hk



Description of Position:


MYP Design and DP Computer Science Teacher


VSA is now recruiting an enthusiastic and committed teacher for the above position for the school year beginning August 2021. The ideal candidate will have / be:

  • Fully certified teacher with at least five years of verifiable classroom experience, preferably

  • IB MYP & DP experience is preferred by not required

  • Higher degree/graduate certificate in Educational Technology

  • One or more of the following: Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher, Adobe Certified Expert, Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Educational Leader

  • Robotics and programming (block coding, e.g., Makecode, Scratch, Swift Playgrounds) and Xcode, Python, etc., to support effective teaching and learning practice

  • Experience in middle school IT teaching, include CAD, coding and application

  • An understanding of key learning theories and methods of instruction, and their relation to technology integration, such as ISTE and SAMR.

  • Experience in implementing technology initiatives such as learning networks (LMS, i.e., Google Classroom, Managebac, Google Suite, etc.), and able to create and deliver digital citizenship curriculum., Experience working in 1:1 learning environments

  • Advanced knowledge of Apple software and ability to troubleshoot technology issues

  • Experience evaluating learning technology integration

  • Superior communication skills to work with teachers with a range of technological expertise

  • A commitment to student centred inquiry based learning

  • Enthusiasm for pastoral care and building strong relationships with students; this includes homeroom teacher and PSHE responsibilities

  • A growth-mindset looking to continually improve

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to a new cultural environment



Application for Position:


Applicants please download and complete the application form and email along with a statement of educational philosophy and full resume to the Secondary School Principal with the address: ssrecruit@vsa.edu.hk and include REF: www.ibschooljobs.com - Application for position as MYP Design and DP Computer Science Teacher in the subject line of your mail.


At VSA, we adhere to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) which sets out to ensure children have the right to protection, education, health care, shelter, and good nutrition.


Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.


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www.vsa.edu.hk