|Position Title: Grade 4 Classroom Teacher
Supervisor: Division Principal
In order to meet Concordia expected student learning results (ESLRs) and grade level expectations, the teacher carries out the following domains: Planning and Preparation, Classroom Management, Instruction, and Professional Responsibilities.
Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education
Desired: Advanced degree or specialization training that supports the teaching role
Required: Minimum 3 years successful teaching in a school setting
Desired: Experience in an international school
Familiarity with the American educational system
Experience with an ethnically diverse population
Classroom experience with the age of the students assigned
Experience providing oversight of a teaching assistant.
Priority Given for:
Proficiency in differentiation, especially for EAL learners
Candidates grounded in knowledge of content and pedagogy
Collaborative professionals committed to lifelong learning
Skillful communicators familiar with a diverse community, proficient writing skills
High degree of skill at using technology
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop (Teachers College/Lucy Calkins)
Understanding by Design Curriculum Unit Writing
Fountas and Pinnell Phonics and Word Study
Standards Based Grading and Reporting
Everyday Mathematics, Common Core
NGSS, FOSS Science
AERO Social Studies
As a school grounded in the Christian faith, Concordia prioritizes candidates who are practicing Christians who are interested in the complex questions of faith and spirituality and who are keen to interact with others from different faith traditions.
Full-time teachers lead an after-school activity once per week throughout the year.
On regular school days, all teachers are on campus between 7:30AM and 3:30PM, not inclusive of activities and meetings.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Planning and Preparation
Instructional and curriculum Planning
Use knowledge of content, students, pedagogy and resources to design coherent instruction
Plan, revise, record and follow units that provide developmentally appropriate learning experiences
Select instructional goals
Gather data through assessments and analyse student work to provide a clear, rigorous, and relevant curriculum
Create an environment of respect and rapport
Establish a culture of learning
Manage classroom procedures and maintain clear rules and procedures; establish routines for daily tasks and needs
Manage student behavior and provide consistent and appropriate discipline
Orchestrate smooth transitions and continuity of momentum
Organize space and materials to provide effective instruction and a safe learning environment
Respond to students’ emotional and social needs
Model interpersonal skills, respectful relationships and problem‐solving, in order to provide a safe learning environment
Deliver developmentally appropriate learning experiences for students;
Use a variety of questioning and discussion techniques to engage students in learning
Provide differentiated support and instruction to ensure that students develop understanding of content and apply skills.
Provide timely and constructive feedback to students
Implement best practice in instructional strategies
Assess student learning.
Plan and administer a variety of appropriate diagnostic, formative and summative assessments
Analyze and use the data provided by the assessments to guide instruction.
Teams and Committees—Concordia teachers embrace the opportunity to work within a Professional Community and learn from their peers.
Attend and actively participate in divisional departmental/grade level meetings
Collaborate with colleagues to examine assessment data and student work
Provide timely, clear and appropriate feedback on student performance and progress so that parents can effectively support and/or celebrate their child’s learning and development.
Set yearly goals; support team, divisional and school goals
Collect and review data related to goals and Concordia competencies in order to improve planning and preparation, classroom management, instruction, or meeting professional responsibilities.
Participate in professional growth experiences such as courses, workshops or conferences in order to improve planning and preparation, classroom management, instruction and grow professionally.