A top-tier school in New York City, offering a truly global education, opening in São Paulo in August 2018 and expanding to other global cities in coming years. Teaching and learning through language immersion in English and challenging interdisciplinary projects. A culture of creativity, entrepreneurship and deep collaboration. State-of-the-art technology throughout. Brilliant colleagues, with widely diverse experience, creating a unique educational experience together. Unparalleled possibilities for professional learning and development prospects around the globe. There is no place quite like Avenues.
DEEP COLLABORATION, CONSTANT EVOLUTION
Collaboration here isn't a buzzword: it's woven into everything we do. At Avenues, no one teaches on an island. Substantial time to collaborate is embedded into the schedule. Teacher teams, across multiple disciplines, design learning experiences together for a whole grade level. This intensity of collaboration is challenging as well as exciting: we're always evolving, learning from each other and seeking to improve.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Avenues uses a problem-based mathematics pedagogy and curriculum, developed at Philips Exeter Academy. Math in grades 8-12 is taught through the Harkness method, in which students present their solutions, continually reflect on mistakes and master mathematical concepts through working out problems together. Teachers facilitate discourse in class to guide students to deeper understanding of the mathematics. You will also:
Ensure that students achieve key learning outcomes, targeting instruction to address individual needs
Build a learning atmosphere that leads students to feel part of a rigorous but joyful learning community
Collaborate intensively with colleagues to continually deepen student learning
Inspire trust and confidence among parents and families
WHAT YOU'LL BRING
Math teachers at Avenues bring all or most of the following:
A remarkable entrepreneurial drive, creativity and ability to bring new ideas to fruition
Intellectual curiosity and humility, to reflect, welcome feedback, and continually grow in teaching practice
Strong content knowledge: at minimum, a bachelor's degree or equivalent study in mathematics
Pedagogy that engages all students in interesting, meaningful and challenging work
A strong sense of personal responsibility for the success of every student
Some past teaching experience preferred, with strong evidence of student learning
Recent mathematics graduates interested in pursuing teaching are strongly encouraged to apply
In the fall of 2012, Avenues: The World School opened the doors of its flagship, 15-grade (N-12) independent school in New York City offering students a truly global education. Today, the school serves over 1,300 students. The vision of Avenues is to open schools in the world’s leading cities. Avenues will be a highly-integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common vision, a s...hared curriculum, collective professional development of its faculty, the advantages of modern technology and a highly-talented global leadership team.