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Interdisciplinary Project Teacher, Grades 6-9 - Avenues Shenzhen

Shenzhen, China
Secondary Division (Shenzhen)

Position: Interdisciplinary Project Teacher, Grades 6-9 

Location: Shenzhen, China

Start Date: August 2021

 

WHY TEACH AT AVENUES?

Avenues | The World Schoolprepares students for engaged global citizenship during a time of unprecedented complexity and accelerating change, combining language immersion, interdisciplinary learning, a global curriculum, and a culture of creativity and deep collaboration. 

Avenues Shenzhen opened in August 2018, our first campus in China. Avenues Shenzhen provides a unique early childhood program, and is now expanding to serve students in all grades from grades from toddler through 12. Avenues Shenzhen furthers Avenues' longstanding commitment to developing multiple campuses in China, providing a transformative, world-focused education.

SECONDARY DIVISION

The Middle and Upper Grades are where our ambitious goals for Avenues graduates, defined in our mission statement, are most comprehensively realized. While in grades 6-12, we prepare students for a globally connected, innovation-driven, and largely unknown future. Our students will be: accomplished in all the academic skills you would expect, at ease beyond their borders, and confident because they excel in a particular passion. 

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Avenues uses an inquiry based, interdisciplinary, project-based pedagogy and curriculum

, providing multidisciplinary instruction in reading, writing, math, history/culture, science and social-emotional skills.  Teachers foster student growth in a myriad of ways through personalization, inquiry, problem- based, challenges-base, project-based exploration, hands-on application, problem-solving and critical thinking. The classroom community cultivates a compassionate learning environment where students are equal and engaged in authentic learning experiences. You will also: 

  • Engage productively in interdisciplinary translation and synthesis, as part of a multidisciplinary team in order to develop deeper understanding of concepts
  • Exhibit experience with the development of student project management, organizational, and research skills necessary to conduct inquiry, problem, project or even phenomena based interdisciplinary learning
  • Collaborate intensively and daily with colleagues to design learning outcomes, monitor growth, and thoughtfully address individual student needs
  • Deeply connect with students, colleagues and parents to uphold a culture of welcome, safety and respect
  • Invoke a robust learning atmosphere that leads students to value being at school and feel part of a rigorous and joyful learning community
  • Inspire trust and confidence among parents and families
  • Participate actively in ongoing, intensive professional learning

WHAT YOU BRING

An Interdisciplinary teacher at Avenues brings all or most of the following:

  • Facilitates and designs effective group work
  • Fosters student growth through Student-Led Conferences (SLC) and presentations of learning
  • Scaffolds instructional activities that facilitate engaging and appropriate learning opportunities
  • Differentiates instruction based on feedback, needs, and learning levels
  • Provides opportunities for student engagement through “voice and choice”
  • Creates relevant and authentic learning experiences
  • Designs formal and informal assessments that measure student progress
  • Profound commitment to ensuring and nurturing children's wellbeing
  • Highly effective collaborator, eager to listen deeply, contribute to a team and achieve goals together
  • Very resourceful and adaptive, eager to embrace constant change, growth and learning  
  • Bachelor’s degree; graduate degree in education or related field is ideal 
  • Professional fluency in English; Mandarin Chinese is a plus 

WHAT WE OFFER  

  • Unparalleled career growth opportunities across multiple global campuses, including a well-defined career pathway 
  • The thrill of a start-up, where everyone helps to build and improve, within an organization with global reach, ample resources and proven results
  • Frequent feedback, ongoing coaching and top-notch, job-embedded professional learning
  • Competitive rewards package, wellness resources, relocation support (as needed), and other benefits to best support you and keep you healthy and happy
  • A beautiful, uplifting, student-centric school environment
  • A chance to change the world of education as part of a global community spanning three continents

TO APPLY 

Apply through the Careers section at https://www.avenues.org/en/careers. Be sure to include a letter of application, in English, in which you thoughtfully explain why you believe that this role at Avenues Shenzhen would be an excellent match for your experience, skills and passions. If you have any questions, please email Chinacareers@avenues.org.  

 

DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND SAFEGUARDING

Avenues is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our organization. We strive to uphold a culture in which every colleague feels that they belong, are trusted, and are valued. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, and strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities or groups to apply. Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package.

Avenues upholds the highest standards for safeguarding the physical and emotional wellbeing of children. As an essential aspect of this commitment, all offers are contingent upon successful completion of careful reference and background checks.



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