ISK Mission :ISK provides an exemplary education offering both the International Baccalaureate and the North American diploma. We prepare students within a culturally diverse community to become informed, independent thinkers and responsible world citizens.
ISK Vision: Empowering students to create solutions for tomorrow’s challenges
Reports To: Homeroom Teacher
Scope of Responsibilities:
The teaching assistant’s primary responsibility is to ensure the success of each student as detailed in the ISK mission, vision and student aims.
Responsibilities include supervising instruction under teacher guidance and classroom management.
Additionally the assistant will be expected to participate in a variety of collaborative teams and committees; fulfil supervision duties as assigned, including some evening and weekend events; and supervise/coach one co-curricular activity throughout the year.
Collaborating with colleagues.
Communicating regularly with the classroom teachers.
Attending relevant departmental, divisional and K-12 professional meetings as necessary.
Promoting a positive learning environment.
Assuming responsibility for meaningful professional growth.
Performing other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Homeroom Teacher or Principal.
Working with individuals or small groups of students in classroom work, including basic computer work and other AV or classroom resources. Using techniques as modelled by the classroom teacher.
Communicating regularly observed behaviours of the children: progress made, incidents that need additional attention, and any further information that needs follow up.
Communicating information given by parents to the classroom teacher.
Organizing materials, bulletin boards and other displays. This includes using a computer to prepare basic student and classroom materials.
Escorting and supervising students in an orderly manner to and from special subject areas.
Carrying out classroom related errands as requested.
Laminating for the ES on a scheduled basis (ES Teaching Assistants only).
Accompanying and assisting teachers on class field trips and/or intercultural trips.
Supervising students as determined by teachers and administration. Using conflict resolution strategies to assist students to resolve problems both in and out of the classroom. Reinforcing social expectations for children by using appropriate language.
Supervising students when the classroom teacher is attending a meeting which cannot be scheduled before or after school hours. The assistant will follow a plan determined by the classroom teacher. The in-class supervision will not last for longer than one period or one hour. Must have prior approval from the principal.
Participating in and supervising an intercultural trip (2-4 days) as required.
Sponsoring a minimum of one extra-curricular student activity as required.
Assisting with the correction of assignments.
Taking initiative for the smooth running of the classroom environment.
Outside supervision – TA’s follow stated expectations, consequences and follow through procedures.
Required Qualifications, Skills and Qualities:
Minimum High School Diploma
Educational certificate preferred
Minimum 2 years relevant teaching experience
Fluent English speaker with proficient writing skills
Ability to write legibly in English
Ability to spell at an acceptable standard
Ability to read stories aloud to a group or an individual
Demonstrated ability to use technology
Should be familiar with the curriculum (units, everyday math, writing process, spelling programme)
Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Qualities:
Student-centered and nurturing personality
Commitment to collaborative planning
Flexibility and creativity
Basic Math skills
How to apply
Qualified candidates may send their application consisting of their CV., letter of interest and at least 3 references or reference contacts to email@example.com no later than February 22, 2013.
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