Associate Teacher, Small World Program - Chinese Speaking
Avenues: The World School
February 9, 2018
New York, New York
Part Time - Faculty
Avenues: The World School seeks a Teacher for the Small World Program, a program to give two-year-olds a first school experience.
WHO ARE WE?
Avenues offers a truly global education and will expand from New York to some of the world’s leading cities in the next few years. Avenues prepares students for engaged global citizenship in the twenty-first century, with an approach that combines language immersion, interdisciplinary teaching, a global curriculum, and a culture of creativity and deep collaboration. The Small World Program is meant to be an introductory school experience, with an introduction to language learning, paving the way for these children to enter the Avenues Early Learning Center (ELC).
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
As Teacher of Small World, you will:
Collaborate with the two program co-heads to enhance the curriculum as children become comfortable in the classroom, teach and continually develop new activities for children
Deliver a play-based, developmentally appropriate, experiential curriculum that reaches a variety of skill and maturational levels with an introduction to language
Nurture children to make them comfortable with the transition from home to school, help give them comfort with structure and routine on a daily basis, work with them to foster independence in taking care of their own needs, provide the foundation for pre-academic skills, help their social-emotional development making them comfortable in expressing their own ideas and feelings in socially appropriate ways, including language
WHEN AND HOW?
There will be six classes, with twelve children in each, across morning and afternoon, two and three day programs. This role will start in mid-August, with school beginning September 7. This is a part-time role with benefits that will teach two sections of our morning classes, five days a week. Hours are approximately 8:00am-12:00pm with additional hours required for special events and parent conferences. Teachers in this program will participate in a mix of the all school and ELC professional development days but also be able to use a portion of PD days for working on the Small World Program.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
You are fully fluent in Mandarin Chinese and highly proficient in English. You have a love for early childhood education, are passionate about two-year-olds and embrace the magic of children of this age. You have experience working in education with two-year-olds. You are curious about how children of this age learn a second language, excited to create new activities and introduce new learning methodology. You are interested in contributing ideas to a new program. You can adapt and change course quickly, with patience and ease.
Avenues is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
About Avenues: The World School
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 shared curriculum, collective professional development of its faculty, the advantages of modern technology and a highly-talented global leadership team.