Senior School Digital Learning Facilitator and CAS Coordinator

Senior School Digital Learning Facilitator and CAS Coordinator

  • Teacher
  • Vancouver

Position Purpose & Overview
SJS is seeking to appoint a Senior School Digital Learning Facilitator and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS) Coordinator to further develop aspects of the Senior School programmes of study; to develop and strengthen student information and media literacy, research and critical thinking skills; to support the IB DP CAS programme implementation and further development; to support and monitor students engaging in independent study courses as part of the IB Diploma course load.

The Senior School Digital Learning Facilitator/CAS Coordinator will provide expertise related to their roles for our Senior School students, faculty, and coordinators.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and continually update personal professional expertise relevant to the Senior School Digital Learning Facilitator and CAS Coordinator roles.
  • Support the calibre of the IB Diploma Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS) programme and promote and celebrate students’ CAS accomplishments and involvement with the community.
  • Network with other professionals through participation in local, provincial, and national organizations including ISABC, IBO, and CAIS.
  • Plan, teach, evaluate and reinforce instructional lessons and materials with the aim of making students and staff effective users of information.
  • Promote lifelong learning by fostering positive attitudes toward libraries and research spaces by empowering students to develop and engage with their viewing, listening, and critical thinking skills.

Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS) Coordinator Specific Responsibilities

  • Encourage students to connect authentic and with enthusiasm and engagement in their CAS experiences.
  • Guide students in the development of their CAS projects, including logistical aspects, and community interactions.
  • Ensure that all students complete the CAS Programme in line with the IB Diploma Programme requirements.
  • Guide students in the development, completion, and reflection of their CAS projects and activities during CAS focused class blocks, as well as through individual meetings and interviews, and during study blocks as required.
  • Connect students with the right resources to better understand and conduct research regarding their CAS projects/activities (via human, organizational, and digital tools).
  • Monitor the IB online resources for further developments related to the roles; communicate updates and share resources with the wider school community in order to ensure understanding and effective application.

Digital Learning Facilitator Specific Responsibilities
Curriculum, Digital Literacy, Referencing and Research Skills

  • Support and develop student knowledge and understanding related to Academic Integrity, including and referencing (using MLA style) and research skills, information literacy skills across all grades in the Senior School.
  • Promote and educate students and faculty about Digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship.
  • Help students to safely and intellectually navigate the internet by teaching website evaluation strategies and digital citizenship.
  • Create understanding and awareness of the impact of AI tools and support students in using these effectively, critically, and with integrity.
  • Collaborate with the Middle Year Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP) Coordinators to develop ATL skills across all grades in the Senior School.
  • Collaborate with coordinators and teachers to assist in the integration of communication skills, information skills and research skills in the MYP and DP including the planning of units, lessons, and assessments.
  • Participate in the planning and teaching of assessment projects (MYP Personal Project, DP Extended Essay, and DP Internal Assessments).
  • Work with the DP Coordinator to plan and deliver the DP Study Skills Programme.
  • Supervise the students who are taking online DP courses and report issues to the DP Coordinator.

Digital Learning Resources

  • Promote digital library resources throughout the school and maintain the Senior School and Teacher Resource websites so that links and login information stay up to date.
  • Implement policies that respect the rights of users to confidentiality and unrestricted access to information resources.
  • Teach students and faculty how to access and use the research databases provided by the school. Assist all users in identifying, locating, and interpreting information.
  • Consistently review and assess the usage and effectiveness of digital resources available and stay current with new digital learning resource technologies as they become available.
  • Evaluate the Senior School Digital Learning Resources on an annual basis and make recommendations for improvements or changes to the Senior School Principal.
  • Contribute to the planning and managing of the Digital Learning budget for digital resources.

Digital Library

  • Keep abreast of current literature by reading review journals and other resources.
  • Collaborate with the Junior School Librarian to develop a continuum of learning in reading, media literacy, information literacy, research, and writing skills to ensure a smooth transition between the Junior School and Senior School and continual growth and progression with the aforementioned skills.
  • Review and organize school-wide learning opportunities and literacy events in collaboration with the Junior School Teacher Librarian.
  • Seek opportunities to promote reading, literacy, and writing for students through learning experiences, community engagement, workshops, etc.

This job profile outlines the key responsibilities for the roles and is not meant to be exhaustive. This will include performing the administrative and related tasks or any other responsibilities required to reasonably meet the needs of St. John’s School, including, but not limited to the general duties outlined in the position profile.

It should be understood that the activities, responsibilities and obligations of this position may be modified from time to time, through discussion between the direct supervisor and the employee, in order to effectively meet the requirements of the School. On rare occasions where there are urgent needs at the School, an employee may be assigned to temporarily backfill role(s) critical to the school’s operations and business continuity.

Reporting Structure

  • Department: Senior School
  • Reports to: Senior School Principal, and liaises closely with Senior School Assistant Principals
  • Direct Reports (#s): None
  • Key Interactions:
    • Internal: Faculty, IT staff, non-teaching employees, Senior School Principal and Assistant Principals.
    • External: Students, Parents, and Alumni.

Position Details

  • Full-time permanent position.
  • Work location: On site
  • Annual Salary ranges from $60,177 to $113,097 based on the school’s teacher salary grid. Placement on the grid is assigned in accordance with level of education and years of teaching experience. Annual salary is prorated based on the length of contract.
  • Comprehensive benefits package

Required Qualifications and Key Skills
Education & Work Experience

  • Valid British Columbia Certification of Teaching.
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in education or the equivalent.
  • Ideally 3+ years of experience in the digital library environment.
  • Valid first aid certificate.

Qualities and Skills

  • Knowledge and understanding of the International Baccalaureate programmes.
  • Experience and a solid understanding of the Diploma CAS Programme.
  • Knowledge of MYP Service as Action is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to support the diverse learning needs of students.

Conditions of Employment

  • The successful candidate will be required to complete child abuse prevention training, concussion training, Level 1 first-Aid training provided by St. John’s School and provide consent for a criminal background check for vulnerable sector.
  • Clearance on criminal record check for vulnerable sector is a condition of employment.
  • Ability to legally work in Canada, in an educational setting is a condition of employment.

Applications
All interested candidates should include the following items in their applications:

  • Resume & Cover Letter
  • Names, email addresses, and phone number of three professional references
  • Copies of any relevant certificates and diplomas
  • Send to Catriona Cheng, Director of Finance & HR, Email [email protected]
  • The posting will be advertised within the school, and then posted externally

To apply for this job email your details to hr@sjs.ca.

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