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SWEDISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION TEACHER - PYP - SWEDEN


CLOSING DATE: 12 FEBRUARY 2024 STARTING DATE: 1 AUGUST 2024


Duration: permanent contract starting August 1, 2024, with a 6-month probationary period


Description of School:

MISV is a student-centred international school committed to developing caring, knowledgeable and independent individuals through a high-quality International Baccalaureate (IB) education in a challenging, diverse, and supportive environment.


MISV is an IB candidate school for both the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP), and was established in January 2022 to meet the needs of the growing number of expatriate families coming to Västerås for work or study and requiring an international education for their children.


As a new school, MISV is in a period of growth and development, opening up the opportunity for enthusiastic and passionate educators to join our small team of hard-working and caring teachers who are united in their commitment to make the world a better place.


We are looking for a PYP Swedish teacher who:


  • Develops and delivers engaging, differentiated, and culturally-enriching Swedish language acquisition lessons to students with a range of proficiency levels, empowering students to communicate confidently in Swedish and appreciate Swedish culture.

  • Demonstrates flexibility and a willingness to embrace change, a strong desire to collaborate, and a commitment to personal and professional growth.

  • Plans and implements engaging lessons that foster inquiry, curiosity, and exploration, ensuring the IB PYP framework is delivered to the highest possible standards.

  • Implements varied and inclusive teaching styles and resources, and provides meaningful feedback to students as they reflect, take action, and demonstrate progress.

  • Embraces research-backed and innovative teaching and learning strategies, with particular emphasis on constructivism and student agency.

  • Cultivates a positive classroom environment that contributes to our school-wide culture of care, agency, and international-mindedness, promoting student dignity, self-esteem, and self-efficacy.

  • Fosters strong partnerships with parents/guardians, maintaining open communication and involving them in their child’s educational journey.


We ask you to be:


  • A caring and passionate teacher who can inspire and engage students while providing rigorous instruction.

  • Experienced in teaching students aged 5-11.

  • Experienced in supporting the Swedish language development of a diverse group of students, including students new to Sweden, students who have Swedish as a mother tongue, and students who are learning English as an Additional Language (EAL).

  • Able to use technology effectively, and to integrate technology meaningfully into teaching and learning.

  • Committed to reflection, innovation, and adopting responsive teaching practices to align with best practices, students' needs, and educational research.

  • Committed to empowering students through the development of Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills and future-facing skills.

  • Experienced in assessing student progress using diverse and authentic methods, and in designing learning experiences that support learning and skill mastery within the core subjects.

  • An exceptional classroom manager with strategies that maintain an effective learning environment, promote mutual respect, and build positive relationships with students.

  • Willing to implement school initiatives and engage in school improvement with a positive, team-oriented attitude.

  • Supportive of and a collaborative contributor to the professional growth of our teaching team.

  • An excellent communicator with interpersonal skills that demonstrate high levels of emotional intelligence and emotional agility.



Qualifications:


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field

  • Recognised Teacher Qualification/Certification e.g. QTS/Lärare Legitimation/BEd/PGCE/PGDE (or equivalent).

  • Exceptional subject knowledge in teaching in English.


Assets:


  • Understanding and knowledge of IB programmes; previous experience teaching in the PYP.

  • Recent IB PYP training/workshop completion is highly advantageous.

  • Training and/or experience in teaching EAL students.

  • Teaching experience in an international context or working in an internationally-minded

  • Confident and competent in using digital learning management systems, such as Toddle.

  • Experience in collaboratively planning lessons, Units of Inquiry, and transdisciplinary learning engagements and assessments.



If you meet the above criteria, are enthusiastic about teaching and learning, and have the drive and passion to nurture a lifelong love of learning in our students, then we would very much welcome your application.


Benefits:


  • Competitive salary reflecting experience and qualifications.

  • Professional development opportunities to enhance teaching practices and personal growth

  • A supportive and collaborative work environment committed to educational excellence, with

  • Opportunities for career advancement and growth within our globally minded institution.

  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance and retirement plans, a wellness stipend, and free daily pedagogical lunch provided at school.


Application Process:


Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to Petra Nygård at work@misv.se. Please add: REF: www.ibschooljobs.com - Application for position as Swedish Language / Acquisition Teacher - PYP in the subject line of your mail. Please also add your full name.


Final Date to Apply: February 12, 2024.


MISV is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds who share our commitment to fostering a dynamic international learning community.


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