Biology Teacher

Employer
King Abdullah Academy
Location
Herndon, VA
Posted
Apr 20, 2017
Closes
Apr 21, 2017
Hours
Full Time
Overview: The King Abdullah Academy seeks an experienced, highly qualified, visionary educator to fill the role of Biology teacher. Background: King Abdullah Academy (KAA) is a new, state-of-the-art international school in suburban Virginia, just 25 miles outside Washington, DC King Abdullah Academy is designed to accommodate a student population of 1,200 students. Currently the school has over 900 students in attendance. King Abdullah Academy serves students and families seeking a high quality contemporary education in both English and Arabic in a school with a culture shaped by Islamic values within an academic framework of globally relevant International Baccalaureate programs and an innovative e-STEM-a (entrepreneurial-STEM-arts) curriculum. The school will enroll students from Junior Kindergarten (age 4) through 12th grade. Qualifications: King Abdullah Academy's entrepreneurship, STEM, and arts (e-STEM-a) International Baccalaureate (IB) and Second Language Learning (ESL/ASL) curricula provide multiple pathways for students to acquire the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind that are required for success in our global, multi-cultural- hyper-connected world. The competency-based model of the school is designed to foster student-centered learning and collaborative teaching practices including the following: . students encouraged to be self-directed entrepreneurial learners . teachers facilitating innovative learning, through interest-based project learning . traditional subject divisions replaced by inter-disciplinary learning . learning that is grounded in the real-world and practical applications The teachers, students, leadership and families of the King Abdullah Academy enjoy remarkable facilities designed for the most contemporary teaching and learning that include state-of-the-art STEM and Arts learning spaces, an extensive library collection of English and Arabic titles, remarkable indoor and outdoor sports facilities for swimming and soccer and accommodations for 1-to-1 computing. Located within a few miles of Washington DC and along on its geography and industry relationships to offer exceptional out-of-classroom learning and internship opportunities. The King Abdullah Academy school environment will strive to foster in all students: . a deep respect for the core values of the school . their talents, interests, leadership, passions and healthy living developed by encouraging full participation in a diverse range of co-curricular, internship, community outreach, arts and sporting programs The School will serve students and families seeking a high quality contemporary education in both Arabic and English in a school with a strong culture shaped by Islamic values and where core Islamic teachings are taught and respected within an academic framework of globally relevant International Baccalaureate programs and an innovative e-STEM-a curriculum. The school will enroll students planning to be at the school from early childhood through high school years as well as those temporarily living in the Washington, DC area. Role Description: Under general supervision of a principal and/or other designated administrator, plans and implements an instructional program and provides related educational services for students. Manages student behavior, assesses and evaluates student achievement, and modifies instructional activities, as required; carries out a variety of student monitoring and controls activities; performs related duties as required or assigned. Positions covered by this specification serve general education classrooms. Classes taught may be single or multi-grade level, subject, skill or specialty oriented. Incumbents usually perform duties within a team or departmental setting, but may work independently in a unique teaching specialty. Some positions are assigned to science labs or industrial arts/technology or other education labs where greater than average monitoring is required in order to diminish the chance of accidental injury to students. Location: King Abdullah Academy is a private school located in a 325,000 square foot state-of-the-art building located on a 40-acre master-planned campus in Fairfax County, Virginia. Reporting to: STEM Coordinator Representative Duties: The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address organizational needs and changing industry practices. . Continually assess student achievement and maintain appropriate assessment and evaluation documentation for institutional and individual reporting purposes . Plan and implement appropriate instructional and/or learning strategies and activities, including determination of appropriate kind and level of materials, provide appropriate learning experiences, manage allotted learning time to maximize student achievement, and utilize a variety of instructional materials and available multi-media and computer technology to enhance learning . Manage the behavior of learners in an instructional setting to ensure that the environment is conducive to the learning process, and assist and participate in management of student behavior in other parts of the school, center, school grounds, or work site . Coordinate instructional activities with other professional staff, both school and non-school based, as required, to maximize learning opportunities . Participate in in-service and professional development activities and staff meetings, as required or assigned . Continually communicate with students on instructional expectations to keep them informed of their progress in meeting those expectations . Communicate with parents through conferences and other means . Collaborate with other professionals (guidance counselors, librarians, etc.) to carry out schoolwide instructional or related activities as needed Qualifications: . BA or BS degree from an accredited institution . 3 years Middle or High school teaching experience required. . State teaching certificate . Industry experience in appropriate subject area preferred. . Strong written and oral communication skills are essential. . Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations is essential. . Deep belief in and passion for the mission, vision, and values of King Abdullah Academy is essential . Professional and personal integrity are essential . Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program. Experience: . Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. . Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. . Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis. . Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology. . Developing and managing the class syllabus and ensuring that the syllabus meets department school standards. . Planning and creating interactive presentations, in-class discussions and inter-disciplinary projects. . Assessing, grading and advising students. . Collaborating with colleagues on course curriculum. . Staying updated on innovations and changes within their course field. Company Description: King Abdullah Academy (KAA) is a new, state-of-the-art international PK-12 school currently under construction in suburban Virginia, just 25 miles outside Washington, DC King Abdullah Academy is anticipated to initially open in SY 2016-2017 with an enrollment of approximately 600 students in grades K-12. Planning for an energetic start to the King Abdullah Academy is currently being led by Founding Head of School, Mr. Chris Faisandier. Work is currently underway to design an IB / e-STEM-a - ESL/ASL curricula in preparation for a successful September 2016 school opening. The school is designed to foster student-centered learning and collaborative teaching practices. The school environment will strive to foster a deep respect for the core values of the school and the talents, interests, leadership, passions and healthy living in every student. The King Abdullah Academy will serve students and families seeking a high quality contemporary education in both Arabic and English in a school with a strong culture shaped by Islamic values and where core Islamic teachings are taught and respected within an academic framework of globally relevant International Baccalaureate programs and an innovative e-STEM-a curriculum. The school will enroll students planning to be at the school from early childhood through high school years as well as those temporarily living in the Washington, DC area.