School District 8 (Kootenay Lake) is nestled in the Southeast corner of British Columbia. We are a vibrant area, covering 6 "families of schools" in the centres of Creston, Crawford Bay, Kaslo/Meadow Creek, Nelson, Salmo, and the Slocan Valley. Our area is beautiful, vibrant, a fantastic place to raise children, has a world-renowned Arts and Entertainment community, and easily accesses a variety of amazing outdoor pursuits.
Our FOCUS.LEARN.EXCEL philosophy and our Board of Education's Learning Goals of: Literacy, Numeracy, Indigenization and Inclusion guide our practice with our students. We focus on excellence for all learners in a nurturing environment.
School District #8 (Kootenay Lake) has a vacancy for a dynamic and passionate educator at Mt. Sentinel Secondary School in South Slocan, BC. Mt. Sentinel is a Grade 7-12 school, with a current enrolment of 280 students.
Job Description and Requirements:
We are looking for an innovative, creative and flexible teacher who can demonstrate an understanding of the renewed BC curriculum and School District #8’s student expectations. The awarded applicant will be experienced in teaching in a multi-aged setting, fluent in assessment strategies that support learning, universal design for learning, technology integration (including GAFE) and will strive to create an engaging, challenging and supportive learning environment. The applicant will also have recent experience teaching French 9 – 12 and Anatomy and Physiology 12. We invite you to join our dynamic and collaborative school team committed to meeting the academic, social/emotional and deeper learning needs of a diverse student body in our rural school setting.
The awarded applicant will teach two blocks in a quarter system timetable. This is a full time term position for quarter 3 only. Due to the combination of courses in this posting and other postings currently available at the school, applicants are encouraged to apply if the have training and/or recent demonstrated successful experience in teaching one or both of these curriculums. Preference will be given to applicants who have the training and experience to do both.
• A valid BC teaching certificate and current membership in the Teacher Regulation Branch
• Bachelor of Education (Secondary) with a major in Biology and/or recent experience teaching senior sciences and/or French language at the secondary level
• Recent successful experience teaching in a secondary school setting
• Experience with a variety of learning management systems
• Demonstrated ability to use a variety of teaching and assessment strategies
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and classroom management skills
Required Competencies and Experience:
School District 8 supports equity hiring for Indigenous applicants.
1. Plan, using backward design and differentiation strategies, for curriculum that meets the needs, interests and abilities of a diverse range of learners.
2. Create a mutually respectful classroom culture that ensures student involvement and engagement in the learning process and enables each student an opportunity to achieve learning outcomes through a variety of current instructional and self-regulation strategies.
3 Collaborate with colleagues and the School Based Team, including the Learning Support Teacher, Aboriginal Education Teacher, Education Assistants, and Counsellor to ensure that students with learning and behavioral challenges are supported through adaptations, modifications, and differentiation as required in their IEPs
4. Establish clear learning outcomes or key questions related to big ideas in the new curriculum for units and projects and clearly communicate these outcomes to students and parents.
5. Develop assessment and evaluation strategies that align with the changed emphases in curriculum.
6. Be conversant and have experience with current educational technologies and demonstrate a growth mindset for learning new tools and applications.
7. Be cognizant of Indigenous worldviews and knowledge and establish positive, interdependent relationships with colleagues, students, parents and community which reflect recognition of and respect for every student’s unique abilities.
8. Familiarity with the redesigned Science and/or French curriculum including a readiness to create meaningful and engaging learning experiences relevant for secondary school aged learners.
Please ensure that all applicable documents are uploaded including a recent Teacher Report.
For questions please contact Principal, Shellie Maloff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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