High School Social Studies (with IB History) Teacher
- High School
- Licensed Teacher
- 2 years of teaching experience
- Relevant Subject
- Recent, up-to-date training in relevant subject area including IB training where relevant
- Student-centered and nurturing personality
- Commitment to collaborative planning
- Teacher certification from an accredited university/college
- Minimum 2 years relevant teaching experience
- Cultural proficiency and understanding of intercultural learning
- Proficiency with educational technology
- Fluent English speaker with excellent writing and communication skills
- Flexibility and creativity
Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Qualities:
- Master’s Degree in relevant subject(s)
- Commitment to integrated, experiential, and personalized approaches to instruction
- Teaching experience in a multi-cultural setting
- Minimum 2 years teaching experience in specific IB subject area, where relevant
- Experience with the Understanding by Design curriculum model
- Experience with inquiry-based learning
- Experience with Virtual Learning Environment (e.g., Moodle) and electronic grade books
- Experience in data analysis and goal setting to improve learning
Scope of Responsibilities:
The teacher’s primary responsibility is to ensure student-learning success, providing for the individual learning needs of each student in line with the ISK mission, vision and educational aims. Teaching responsibility for this position normally includes a combination of IB History and other high school Social Studies courses such as World Civilizations 1 and/or World Civilizations 2 (see the ISK high school course guide online for a full listing of all Social Studies courses). Assignment may also include any other course that may be reasonably assigned (e.g., any IB Group 3 course, Theory of Knowledge). Additionally, the teacher will be expected to participate in a variety of collaborative teams and committees, fulfil supervision duties as assigned including some evening and weekend events (as well as off-campus trips), serve as advisor to a small group of students, advise students on their Extended Essays or other projects, and supervise/coach one co-curricular activity in the course of the academic year.
- Work as a collaborative member of the high school Social Studies Department
- Implement a program of study that adheres to the high school curriculum, IB or otherwise, as adopted by the Board of Directors
- Collaborate with colleagues in bringing the ISK Educational Aims to life
- Differentiate instruction to address the preferred learning styles of various students in class
- Integrate technology within lessons to enhance instructional delivery
- Understand the school assessment philosophy and conduct ongoing assessment of student progress, using data obtained to adjust instructional content and techniques accordingly
- Be available to assist students outside of class time
- Communicate regularly with parents through e-mail, telephone and conferences
- Maintain professional competence in instructional techniques and in specialized teaching through in-service education activities and self-selected professional growth activities
- Evaluate and respond to students’ academic, social, emotional and physical growth
- Keep appropriate, up-to-date records, and prepare progress reports as needed
- Attend relevant departmental, divisional and K-12 professional meetings as necessary
- Participate on faculty committees and curriculum development programs as required
- Promote a positive learning environment, including maintaining high standards for students’ habits of learning
- Supervise a student advisory group, including supporting students’ CAS/L programs
- Participate in and, if appropriate, supervise an intercultural trip
- Sponsor a minimum of one extra-curricular student activity
- Perform other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Principal
The International School of Kenya (ISK) is a private, non-profit PreK-Grade 12 school created in 1976 through a joint partnership between the governments of the United States and Canada. Nestled on 50 acres of a former coffee plantation, ISK serves the educational needs of both expatriate and Kenyan students who seek a challenging, North American curriculum together with the rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma program.
All decisions at ISK are guided by three foundation documents. Taken together, these documents define our purpose, the educational beliefs that drive learning, and the specific learning outcomes we are committed to developing in each student. Those three documents are the Mission, Vision, and Educational Aims.
Mission - ISK inspires and nurtures passion, creativity and ambition in pursuit of a better world.
Vision - Empowering students to create solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.
Educational Aims - We strive to develop students of character who learn, create, act and solve in a collaborative and engaging environment.