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Lead Teacher, English, Primary Division - Avenues Shenzhen

Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong, China
Primary Division (Shenzhen)

Position: Lead Teacher, English,Primary Division - Avenues Shenzhen 

Location: Shenzhen, China

Start Date: August 2020

 

WHY TEACH AT AVENUES?

A top-tier school, already operating in New York, Sao Paulo, Shenzhen and offering a truly global education, will expand to more leading global cities in coming years. Teaching and learning through language immersion and challenging interdisciplinary projects. A culture of creativity, entrepreneurship and deep collaboration. State-of-the-art technology. Brilliant colleagues, with diverse experience, creating a unique educational experience together. Unparalleled opportunities for learning and career growth. There is no place quite like Avenues.

 

DEEP COLLABORATION, CONSTANT EVOLUTION

Collaboration here isn't a buzzword: it's woven into everything we do given that our students in grades N-5 alternate their days between their Chinese and Target Language classrooms.

  • Teacher teams composed of English and Chinese teachers share two classes of students
  • Teacher teams share responsibility for teaching curriculum that promotes their students’ social, emotional and academic growth in both languages.
  • Given this structure teacher teams communicate daily to plan lessons and discuss student progress
  • Additionally teachers collaborate with fellow grade-level and language colleagues during weekly meetings.

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Collaborate intensively and daily with colleagues to design learning outcomes, monitor growth, and thoughtfully address individual student needs.
  • Design innovative curriculum that engages all learners in meaningful and challenging work that cultivates real-world problem solving skills and develops social responsibility
  • Deeply connect with students, colleagues and parents to vigorously uphold a culture of welcome, safety and respect.
  • Invoke a robust learning atmosphere that leads students to deeply value being at school and feel part of a rigorous and joyful learning community.
  • Inspire trust and confidence among parents and families
  • Participate actively in ongoing, intensive professional learning

 

WHAT YOU BRING

  • At least 5 years of teaching experience in Primary division with a proven track record of student learning
  • Strong understanding of and instructional skills teaching through a balanced literacy approach in the reading and writing workshop model
  • Experience with problem-based mathematics instruction
  • Highly effective collaborator, eager to listen deeply, contribute to a team and achieve goals together
  • Deep dedication to learning and growing as an educator
  • Eager to embrace change and consider new perspectives
  • Very resourceful and adaptive, eager to embrace constant change, growth and learning  
  • Professional fluency in English or Mandarin Chinese; if Chinese fluent, proficient in English
  • Bachelor’s degree; graduate degree in education or related field is ideal 
  • Candidates with diverse backgrounds encouraged to apply 

WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE

  • Unparalleled career growth opportunities, like a well-defined career pathway and chances to teach abroad
  • The thrill of a start-up, in an organization with a proven track record of results 
  • Frequent feedback and top-notch, job-embedded professional learning 
  • The chance to impact education by demonstrating what's possible 
  • Competitive compensation and greater rewards for growing your impact 
  • A beautiful and uplifting school environment

TO APPLY

Visit the Careers section of the Avenues website at http://www.avenues.org/careers/. Apply with your resume and a thoughtful cover letter, in English, that speaks to your fit for this role at Avenues.

Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Avenues is committed to diversity among our staff, and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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