Teacher: Primary / Elementary School Teacher - Grades 1-3
North Vancouver, BC, CA
Please apply directly through TWN website (click for link): https://twnation.ca/why-work-for-us/employment-opportunities-external-applicants/
You can also email questions regarding the position to Vice-Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) School has implemented an Indigenous land-based education program. The primary outcomes of the TWN School are to provide a culturally appropriate learning environment that nurtures the well-being of students, families and the community as a whole. Our program is anchored in the TWN laws of truth, family, culture and well-being. We recognize that learning flourishes in a positive learning environment where the four universal growth needs of all children are met. This is achieved through having an educational program that centres on TWN culture and provides daily opportunities for cultural immersion in a scope and sequence from Kindergarten to grade 12. Land-based learning is practiced daily with our classes spending considerable time doing outdoor experiential education (OEE) in their traditional territories. Our students do science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), as well as language arts, humanities, and physical education, in the forests and along beaches minutes from the in-door learning spaces. We have skilled and certified teaching staff that weave Indigenous pedagogy in with the BC Curriculum.
Reporting to the Vice-Principal, the Teacher provides educational leadership that enables students to learn experientially through direct guided experience using sensory awareness, active participation and nature’s resources. The Educator works in partnership with school staff to create student learning opportunities that align to the BC Curriculum, support educational objectives, augment classroom curricula, and extend academic/social emotional growth. With a focus on cultural and land-based learning, the Experiential Learning Educator creates activities and schedules offsite activities tailored to classroom learning objectives and student IEP goals.
Documented Evidence of:
· B.C Professional Certificate of Qualification
· Successful experience in outdoor education curriculum design, program management, risk management, and policy development
· Familiarity with BC Curriculum, with the ability to adapt land-based learning strategies to support learning across the core subject areas
· Experience integrating art and design with land-based learning
· Experience personalizing learning in a multi-age secondary learning environment
· Exemplary behaviour management and organizational skills and an ability to develop rapport with students of all ages.
· Experience working in inclusive environments supporting learning for all students
· Must undergo and successfully pass a Criminal Record Check – vulnerable sector.