CLOSING DATE: 9 APRIL 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 Teacher and Technology & Innovation Coach
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 in a PYP and/or MYP school or a similar inquiry based and transdisciplinary curriculum
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
An understanding of key learning theories and methods of instruction, and their relation to technology integration
Experience in implementing technology initiatives such as learning networks (VLE/LMS, Blogs), digital citizenship, robotics and programming to support effective teaching and learning practice
Experience working in 1:1 learning environments
In-depth understanding of technology operations and concepts
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
Experience in middle school IT teaching, include CAD, coding and application Familiarity with and experience teaching IB MYP Design and Science 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 on the schools website and email it along with a statement of your educational philosophy and full resume to the Secondary Principal with the address: email@example.com and include REF: www.ibschooljobs.com - Application for position as MYP Design Teacher, Technology and Innovation Coach 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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