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Computer Science Teacher

school
Bishkek International School
location
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
housing
Housing allowance provided
airfair
Travel allowance provided
Start date
Start August 2024
1
  • University Graduate, Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • Computer Science or a related subject
  • Teaching Credential/License
  • Experience teaching middle and high school students
  • Genuine enjoyment of working with students and ability to enable a wide range of students to reach their academic potential
  • Ability to plan strategically, to set and meet deadlines and to implement plans
  • Capable of developing new educational programmes
  • Excellent interpersonal, team leadership and membership skills
  • Able to communicate well with students, staff and parents and gain their confidence and respect
  • A commitment to Professional Development
  • Excellent spoken and written English

Desriable

  • Experience teaching IB MYP, Cambridge IGCSE and IB Diploma
  • Additional language skills
  • Prior teaching experience in an international environment

Salary and benefits are internationally competitive, including:

  • Housing allowance
  • Medical insurance
  • Travel allowance
  • Professional development opportunities

 

Responsibilities

Teaching

  • Develop, deliver, and assess Computer Science teaching in the Cambridge IGCSE Programme and IB Diploma Programme.
  • Align classroom learning and teaching to IGCSE and DP approaches, as appropriate.
  • Create an engaging classroom environment that motivates students to learn and ensure all student expectations are high.
  • Provide a positive learning environment for each student and inspire students to expand their understanding and enjoyment of the subjects taught.
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the individual needs of each student to be socially and academically successful, having regard to the abilities and aptitudes of individuals.
  • Enhance lessons through incorporating technology into the teaching program and be creative in working with limited resources.
  • Use a wide range of assessment methods to ensure student knowledge and understanding are appropriately recorded.
  • Provide individual tutoring for students who need support to progress in their course.
  • Be an exemplary teacher, clearly demonstrating effective planning, teaching and organization, and high standards of achievement and behaviour in lessons.
  • Collaborate with other teachers to ensure a consistent approach to learning and achievement of standards for each group.
  • Work with Programme Coordinators to produce relevant planning documents and attend relevant Programme meetings.
  • Plan, keep and report appropriate records to school management and parents. Possible role as Head of Computer Science and Design
  • Oversee teaching of Design in the Middle Years Programme.
  • Mentor and support other teachers in the Department.
  • Act as line manager, including appraisal, for other teachers in the Department. ICT and Software support
  • Work with ICT support staff to identify needs and resolve problems.
  • Train staff on the use of ICT resources for education across all subjects.
  • Keep a record of all ICT facilities in the school and provide an annual report on capacity and purchase requirements to meet school needs in the next academic year.

Other Responsibilities

  • Supervise Extended Essay Students for the IB Diploma, and/or Community Service projects for High School and Middle School students (as required, according to student needs and teacher allocations).
  • Organise and lead extra-curricular activities and student engagement in issues related to computer science and sports teams, to promote positive interactions among students of all ages and develop their academic, creative, and sporting potential.
  • Organise and lead relevant educational visits for Middle and High school students.

General

  • Maintain knowledge of current educational theory and practice and undertake professional training in liaison with the Head of Department and Programme Coordinators.
  • Act in accordance with the budgets, policies, procedures, directions and decisions of the school management
  • Act as ambassador for the school and act in a manner that upholds the values and ethos of the school at all times
  • Maintain high quality standards in all areas of the school
  • Any other activities as agreed with management to contribute to overall development of the school.

Reporting

  • Report to the Director of Studies
  • Work closely with the Programme Coordinators for MYP, IGCSE and DP as appropriate.

Timing & Duration

The position is available starting 16 August 2021. This is a full-time long-term position with an initial contract
of two or three years (subject to 3 months’ probation) which will be renewable by mutual consent.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

We are a non-profit community school with 300 students from over 30 countries from ages 2 to 18 years old. BIS is an IB World School, offering the IB Diploma Programme (DP) for students aged 16–18, the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students aged 11-13 and the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students aged 3-10.

For students aged 14-16 we provide the accredited Cambridge IGCSE program as a sound basis to enter the IB Diploma Programme. BIS is also accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Council for International Schools, providing international accreditation of our High School Diploma, and by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic, to provide national school completion certificates following state examination.

The country is very welcoming, with an open and democratic approach following independence in 1991. The capital, Bishkek, is home to one million people in the foothills of the Tian-Shan mountains where the low cost of living, cultural freedom, and easy access to skiing and hiking make it one of the most attractive cities to live in Central Asia. While being within central Bishkek, the actual school location is in a quiet residential area.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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