ADST Teacher – Junior School

ADST Teacher – Junior School

  • Teacher
  • North Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Salary Range:  Brockton Faculty Salary Grid  For TQS Category 5  (Step 1) $67,024 to $104,047 (Step 10 ) per annum CAD / Year

ADST Teacher – Junior School

Part Time  (0.5 FTE)

Start Date: 26 August 2024

 

Brockton School: Inspiring the Growth of Outstanding Humans. 

Imagine working at a school where every student matters, every family matters, community matters, and learning for life matters. Imagine a school where priority is given to the holistic development of students, alongside a robust academic and extended day program; a school where faculty and staff engage a sense of purpose within a supportive environment. Imagine a place where there is genuine support and engagement from an authentic and diverse community – a community that has the courage to embrace the innovation and creativity needed for the future. Imagine Brockton School! 

 

Brockton School is a nondenominational coeducational Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12, independent school, located in North Vancouver, British Columbia. As an IB World Continuum School, Brockton offers the Primary Years, Middle Years, Diploma, and Career-Related programs (one of a handful of schools around the globe with such innovative programming). 

 

Brockton School is not only a place of employment, it is a place of purpose. 

 

Faculty and Staff receive healthy and competitive compensation packages and have the joy of working with low staff:student ratios in a supportive, innovative, and collaborative environment. Brockton prioritizes ongoing professional development and supports staff on their own personal/professional journey. Brockton’s mission is to inspire the growth of outstanding humans – and that includes inspiring the continual growth of our faculty and staff. 

If you are looking to be a part of something special, to be in a place where your voice will be heard and your impact valued, to be in a role that will allow you to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others with multiple opportunities for advancement, please see the opportunity below. 

Please note that applicants must consent to a Criminal Record Check, in accordance with the BC Criminal Records Review Act.

 

The following position is available for expressions of interest:

ADST Teacher – Junior School – Part Time (0.5 FTE) 

Starting 26 August 2024

The Applied Design Skills and Technology (ADST) Teacher will work with students to develop inquiry, project-based learning, and design-thinking challenges and opportunities as well as the ethical and safe integration of technology into the instructional program and supporting professional development. This individual will create interdisciplinary learning experiences related to Science, Technology, Humanities, Fine Arts, and Math (STEAM) both in and out of the classroom. This teacher will work with students, colleagues, and community-based partners, to open up the futures-oriented world of STEAM possibilities to students

This is a teaching role within the Primary Years Program and may extend into related Educational Technology roles. It includes a technology support role outside of the classroom where the successful candidate will work with students and teachers to support and integrate technology applications within the school. 

This teacher will work closely with colleagues in the Junior school to design and deliver the ADST program and to determine needs and support capacity building in shifting pedagogies and the co-creation and curation of resources (community, digital, print).

The successful candidate will possess:

  • content, digital, and instructional expertise;
  • the capacity to work as a colleague with instructional staff to support student learning and teacher practice;
  • proven experience with developing instructional materials, conducting trainings/workshops; and
  • organize in-person and virtual presentations to educate and disseminate information to appropriate recipients.

 

 

PRIMARY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES & ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Responsible for teaching in the Junior School
  • Working with with faculty and students to facilitate technology integration
  • Provide direct support to other teachers as they implement and integrate science, mathematics, the fine arts and technology in the curriculum
  • Use Understanding by Design as a framework to teach for deeper understanding
  • Differentiate instruction and assessment practices to meet the needs of individual learners
  • General IT troubleshooting and support for students and employees such as computer troubleshooting,  managing Google Workspace for Education accounts and workflows, connecting to TV’s, printers, WiFi, etc. in collaboration with the School’s IT systems specialist
  • Overseeing some of the AV needs around the school for class projects and school events in collaboration with the School’s IT systems specialist
  • Other duties as assigned by the Junior School Principal and/or other members of the Academic Leadership team.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE / SKILLS

  • BC Teacher Certification – CoQ or ISTC
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher qualification in education
  • Excellent knowledge of the BC Curriculum and latest trends in educational research and pedagogy
  • Experience and a passion for student-centered, project and inquiry-based learning, and maker-space pedagogies
  • Familiarity with maker education, design thinking, and fostering an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate technology purposefully to transform learning
  • Experience working with STEAM tools, e.g. SketchUP, Scratch, 3D Printers, Robotics etc.
  • Demonstrated passion for innovation and creativity in education
  • Computing Science and/or programming experience is an asset
  • Minimum of five years teaching experience
  • Experience with robotics is an asset

 

Other

  • Innovative, and creative thinker
  • Knowledge of the current research on tech and design learning
  • Collaborative and flexible, supportive and effective team-player
  • Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to educating the whole student
  • Committed to continuous professional growth and improvement
  • Ability to initiate new ideas with energy and have fun while doing it

 

Expectations include but are not limited to: 

  • Place student safety and well-being as the priority in all instances
  • Inspire students to want to learn; promote growth mindsets and lifelong learning
  • Cultivate a learning environment that is student-centred, that recognizes each student (and family) as unique, and that promotes authentic and professional connections/relationships
  • Embrace high standards of professional conduct and professional excellence; pursue best and innovative practice; embrace lifelong learning and personal/ professional growth
  • Communicate and respond appropriately and genuinely with students, parents, and other community members, respecting diverse needs and perspectives (including one’s own)
  • Actively, and with a positive mindset, support and work alongside colleagues in one’s individual and collective work; acknowledge that we are on a shared journey and that we are better together; trust and be trustworthy
  • Approach problem-solving with flexibility and positivity
  • Have fun 

 

 

Please submit a cover letter followed by a resume as one attachment (MS Word or PDF format) and quote the position of interest in the subject line of your email:  [email protected] 

This position is open to both internal and external candidates.

Brockton School holds inclusion to be one of our core values, and welcomes the benefits of a diversity of perspectives and experience.  We encourage application by candidates from communities that have been traditionally underrepresented at independent schools, and are happy to provide accommodation in the interviewing process.  If you would like an accommodation, please indicate this information in your cover letter.

We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  This posting will remain open for applicants until successfully filled.

To apply for this job please visit brocktonschool.com.

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