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Interdisciplinary Project Teacher (Biology)- G11

Date:  6 Jul 2024
Location: 

Sao Paulo, BR

Job ID:  2888
School:  Avenues Sao Paulo
Company:  Nord Anglia Education

Welcome to Avenues São Paulo! Since our doors opened in August 2018, we've been on a mission to provide a truly transformative educational experience. Through immersive English language learning and dynamic interdisciplinary projects, we prepare our students to become future worldwise leaders uniquely equipped to understand and solve global-scale problems. As part of the Nord Anglia Education network, we're proud to stand alongside Avenues New York, shaping the future of education together. With a vibrant community of over 1100 students, ranging from as young as 18 months old through to graduation, our campus buzzes with a culture of innovation, creativity, collaboration, and state-of-the-art technology. Join us as we embark on a journey of lifelong learning and growth and discover why there's no place quite like Avenues São Paulo.

Job Description

Avenues prepares 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. Collaboration here isn't a buzzword: it's woven into everything we do. At Avenues, no one teaches on an island. Substantial time to collaborate is embedded into the schedule. Teacher teams, across multiple disciplines, design learning experiences together for a whole grade level, this intensity of collaboration is challenging as well as exciting: we're always evolving, learning from each other and seeking to improve.

 

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. 

 

At Avenues, science project teachers work closely with teachers of art, English and the World Course to design and enact interdisciplinary learning experiences as part of a teaching team within a grade level.  In their role as part of a project team, teachers. Ensure that students act as scientists every day: asking questions, conducting experiments, and learning deeply from the world around them. Our project-based curriculum  integrates fundamental concepts and skills from the physical, life, and earth sciences along with design and engineering concepts.

And you will also: 

  • Ensure that students achieve key learning outcomes, targeting instruction to address individual needs
  • Build a learning atmosphere that leads students to feel part of a rigorous and joyful learning community
  • Collaborate intensively with colleagues to design interdisciplinary projects and continually deepen student learning 
  • Inspire trust and confidence among parents and families

WHAT YOU'LL BRING

Science teachers at Avenues bring all or most of the following:

 

  • A burning desire to work as part of a project-based, interdisciplinary team
  • A remarkable entrepreneurial drive, creativity and ability to bring new ideas to fruition
  • Intellectual curiosity and humility, to reflect on and continually grow in teaching practice 
  • Strong content knowledge in general physical and life sciences, as well as one or more specialized topics (e.g. astronomy, environmental science, engineering, etc.)
  • Pedagogy that engages all students in interesting, meaningful and challenging work
  • Experience teaching science, with clear evidence of student learning and growth
  • A strong sense of personal responsibility for the success of every student
Avenues is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our organization. We make all employment-related decisions without regard to a person's race, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law. Moreover, we strive to uphold a culture in which every colleague feels that they belong, are trusted, and are valued. This dedication to these principles ensures that we foster a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and contribute.

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