Avenues: The World School Shenzhen Campus

STEAM Instructor, Grades 10-12

Competitive Salary Shenzhen, Guangdong, China 1 position available Starting date in 2021-08-01

About The School

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Job Description

Location: Shenzhen, China; Start Date: August 2021
WHY TEACH AT AVENUES?
Avenues Shenzhen, our first campus in China, opened in August 2018. The campus provides a unique early childhood program, and is now expanding to serve students in all grades from from toddler through 12. As a global network of campuses, Avenues is uniquely positioned to provide a transformative, world-focused education.
THE OPPORTUNITY
As an Upper Grades STEAM Instructor you will help establish a new model of high school education with innovation and making at its core by mentoring, guiding, and providing feedback as students create, build, and invent. 
 
WHAT YOU’LL DO
  • Support students to build a range of inventions, including a mechanical clock, telegraph, and smartphone
  • Manage equipment, materials, and maintenance for a state-of-the-art maker space 
  • Support leading discussions on innovation studies and science fiction
  • Collaborate intensively and daily with colleagues to design learning outcomes, monitor growth, and thoughtfully address individual student needs
  • Uphold a culture of welcome, safety and respect in the Avenues community
  • Invoke a robust learning atmosphere that leads students to value being at school and feel part of a rigorous and joyful learning community
  • Inspire trust and confidence among parents and families
  • Work with a talented, multidisciplinary team to connect questions and challenges at the heart of making with the history and future of innovation and science
Avenues | The World School prepares students for engaged global citizenship during a time of unprecedented complexity and accelerating change, combining language immersion, interdisciplinary learning, a global curriculum, and a culture of innovation. 
The Avenues Shenzhen learning experience is divided into three year-long themes that embody the paradigms, tensions, and values at the heart of innovation and making: Discovery (Grade 10), Innovation (Grade 11), and Foresight (Grade 12). Each unit of study thoughtfully matches the construction of a significant invention with the study of carefully selected texts. 


Requirements

  • A drive to create things from scratch, work from a blank slate, overcome challenges, and adapt to ambiguity
  • Strong background in design, technology, and engineering as well as the associated tools and software
  • Intellectual curiosity and humility to reflect on and continually grow in creating a transformational experience for students
  • Profound commitment to ensuring and nurturing children's wellbeing
  • Highly effective collaborator, eager to listen deeply, contribute to a team and achieve goals together
  • Dedication to learning and developing the craft of teaching
  • Very resourceful and adaptive, eager to embrace constant change, growth and learning  
  • Bachelor’s degree; graduate degree in education or related field is ideal 
  • Professional fluency in English; Mandarin Chinese is a plus 

Benefits

  • Unparalleled career growth opportunities, like a well-defined career pathway and chances to teach abroad
  • The thrill of a start-up, in an organization with a proven track record of results 
  • Frequent feedback and top-notch, job-embedded professional learning 
  • The chance to impact education by demonstrating what's possible 
  • Competitive compensation and greater rewards for growing your impact 
  • A beautiful and uplifting school environment
  • Housing allowance
  • Commercial medical insurance
  • Annual round-trip flight ticket
  • Paid holidays

Post date: 2020-11-16

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