HS English Teacher Part-Time
The International Community School of Addis Ababa was established in 1964 to serve the expatriate and local communities of Addis. We currently educate 950 students from 60+ countries. Our students come from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and most speak English as a second or third language.
Our mission is to nurture the talents, character and intellect of all learners, challenging them to be a positive influence and empowering them to excel in their world.
Our vision for learning at ICS Addis includes:
All elementary classrooms include a full time teaching assistant; many of our TAs have masters degrees in education from SUNY Buffalo. There are a limited number of TAs in the secondary. The elementary school offers the Primary Years Program. In the high school, we encourage all students to participate in the IB Diploma Program. Service learning is an integral part of learning at ICS and there are opportunities for teachers to be engaged in service projects as well.
ICS is an inclusive school, enrolling a small percentage of students with moderate or intensive learning support requirements. These students are integrated into our classrooms for much or all of the school day. We provide a merit scholarship program for 16 high-achieving Ethiopian students in the high school—four in each grade. Almost all of our students are involved in school activities and sports beyond the academic day. Teachers chaperone “Week Without Walls” trips within Ethiopia for grades 4–12. Teachers and teaching assistants also provide one hour per week (or more) of student contact time outside of class for two of our three activity seasons—in coaching, clubs or activities.
ICS teachers are expected to work collaboratively with colleagues each week around student learning, common assessments, unit planning, curriculum development or reflection, and professional growth. The ICS Learner Profile guides planning and assessment throughout the school. We use inquiry as a model and technology as a tool for teaching and learning at all grade levels. Our curriculum is available on the school website and is based on Common Core, NGSS, AERO and other standards. Programs in use at ICS to support learning and teaching include Atlas, Moodle, PowerSchool (with standards-based grading) and Google docs. There is an early dismissal every Wednesday and expectations for working together one or two times during the week.
High School Overview
The high school offers a comprehensive educational program to over 200 students, consisting of the following options: the ICS diploma, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, a modified ICS diploma program and a non-diploma high school transitions program for students with special needs. Visual and performing arts complement our courses in mathematics, sciences, languages, literature, humanities and physical education/health. Most of our graduates pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Most of our students continue in higher education after graduating from ICS, attending top-ranked and selective colleges and universities around the world. Teachers serve as advisors, working with groups of grade 9-12 students. Friday assemblies develop a sense of community within the larger school and serve to celebrate student initiatives and successes. Beyond academics, students participate in a full range of after school sports, clubs, community service and other activities, allowing a wide variety of opportunities for team camaraderie, exploration, service and leadership. The high school offers a unique internship program to all grade 11 students and Week Without Walls programs in all grades.
The high school follows an eight-day rotating block schedule, with four 85-minute periods per day. A full time teaching load is five blocks every two days, plus grade-level advisory time. Regular communication with parents is encouraged and expected. ICS teachers participate actively in extracurricular activities and engagement with students beyond the regular school day is expected. Beyond student contact time, teachers are also involved with curriculum development and assisting the school in accomplishing its strategic objectives.
Position Description: High School English Part-Time
ICS Addis is recruiting an inspirational, innovative, and experienced part-time high school English teacher. The candidate will bring several years of dynamic international school English teaching experience, a focus on student-led inquiry, a positive approach to collaboration, and at least a bachelor’s degree and teacher certification (MA preferred) in the subject. Successful experience teaching in international schools is desired. Experience with PowerSchool, Atlas Rubicon, UbD, Moodle, NoodleTools, standards-referenced assessment practices and integrating Web 2.0 tools into student learning is essential. Experience and willingness to work in a highly collaborative environment within a Professional Learning Community (PLC) is essential.
The teaching assignment includes one course of high school English or electives such as journalism or creative writing. Only locally hired teachers will be considered.
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