POSITION: Senior School Teacher (Science 8-12 + AP) ; Department Head (option) REPORTS TO: Head of Senior School START DATE: August 27, 2019 CONTRACT: Full-time (1.0), Continuing TEACHING AT WPGA At WPGA, we focus on the individual child, the whole person and a balanced life. We give each student transformative learning experiences rooted in inquiry, shaped by action and celebrated with joy. Teaching at WPGA is fulfilling, collaborative and dynamic. Our Leadership Teams support our educators to teach with confidence; create relevant, innovative curriculum and programs; build meaningful relationships with students and families; and develop professionally. Please visit wpga.ca for more information about employment at WPGA. POSITION SUMMARY Our Senior School teachers are valued faculty members who, with the support of our senior school leadership and teaching teams, plan and deliver adaptive, future-focused curricula to students in grades 8-12. We are currently seeking candidates with the qualifications to teach Science 8-12 + AP . We will also be newly appointing a teacher as Science Department Head. Should you wish to be considered for the role of department head, please state this in your cover letter. Your application is most welcome whether it forms part of the competition for department head or not. Teacher Duties and Responsibilities Design and deliver learning experiences that are future-focused, engaging and that follow BC curriculum standards Adapt learning experiences to students' needs as described in individual education plans (IEPs) Conduct formative and summative assessment of student competencies and knowledge, providing regular and current feedback through the school LMS Use technology and media tools effectively in learning design and management Participate in school life and cocurricular activities Model and promote our core values and high standards of behaviour in and out of the classroom Support students and families with open, on-going communication Work with colleagues to integrate programs and projects across disciplines, as appropriate Participate actively in professional development sessions and faculty meetings Additional Duties and Responsibilities, Department Head Leadership in pedagogy Supervision of student learning Supervision of professional learning Departmental budget oversight Teaching Position Qualifications Required: Valid BC teaching certification, TQS category 5 or higher Team player who enjoys creative collaboration Excellent verbal, written, and electronic communication skills Excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence Self-starter and continuous learner who values and has demonstrated teaching innovation and professional growth A demonstrated passion for working with adolescents Adept at leveraging technology to support learning Also desirable: Additional qualifications or work experience in science Experience teaching other subject areas (e.g. STEM, Math, other) Experience working in an independent school similar to WPGA Experience with blended learning Positivity, enthusiasm and a sense of fun Additional Qualifications, Department Head Successful experience in change management Communications and records proficiency Curricular expertise Pedagogical expertise TO APPLY Please email a cover letter and résumé, citing… “ SS Science Teacher ” or “ SS Science Department Head ” or “ SS Science Teacher/Department Head ” ...in the subject line, to WPGA Careers . This position will remain open until filled.
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