Teachers at GEMS are educational leaders who understand the innovative and international nature of a 21st Century curricula. The foundation for our curriculum is a blend of an international program of studies and GEMS Education's core values—Global Citizenship, The Pursuit of Excellence, Leadership through Innovation and Growing by Learning. An IB-inspired school, GEMS uses the city of Chicago as our extended schoolhouse for our extensive field studies program and our internationally focused curricula. We understand the profound potential that technology provides, and use it powerfully in our inquiry-based model of teaching and learning.
We seek teachers who are continually growing intellectually and professionally. Our teachers collaborate to create a learning community focused on creating independent learners who have the critical thinking skills, initiative, persistence and experience to thrive. We support our teachers in expanding their skills through partnerships and exchanges with international institutions and universities. Our emphasis on professional development attracts the highest caliber of teachers and staff and yields the best possible academic results.
The Learning Specialist is a member of the Resource and Support Group working with the entire teaching faculty to differentiate instruction and provide intervention based upon educational best practices and current understanding of neuroscience research. The Learning Specialist will work with a broad range of student learning styles and abilities, providing direct instruction and collaborating with faculty and parents to endeavor to meet the needs of every student.
· Minimum of seven years’ of related experience
· An advanced degree
· Experience with diagnostic evaluations and screening assessments