Avenues: The World School is a top-tier school in New York City, offering a truly global education, that will expand to some of the world’s leading cities in the next few years. Teaching and learning happens through dual language immersion and challenging interdisciplinary projects. A culture of creativity and collaboration, along with state-of-the-art technology, pervade the school. Brilliant colleagues, with widely diverse experience, create a unique educational experience together.
DEEP COLLABORATION, CONSTANT EVOLUTION
Collaboration here isn't a buzzword: it's woven into everything we do. Teams of English and Spanish or Chinese teachers share two classes of students, collaborating to nurture their students' social, emotional and academic growth. Teacher teams share responsibility for the curriculum and plan together daily. This intense collaboration is challenging as well as exciting: we're always evolving, learning from each other and seeking to improve.
Avenues students will graduate fluent in a second language and at ease beyond their borders. To this end, in the younger grades, students alternate days between English and Spanish or Chinese classrooms.
The Avenues Interim Masters program (A.I.M.) is a one-year on-site teacher preparation program that offers early career educators the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a Lower Division language immersion setting. Interns are assigned teacher mentors in both a 1–2 and a 3–5 setting during the course of the year. Interns collaborate closely with grade-level colleagues in all aspects of classroom life. In addition to their classroom work, interns will participate in weekly intern meetings where they explore issues essential to elementary education and discuss how these issues are playing out in our classrooms. These meetings also offer interns the opportunity to share and reflect upon their experiences, thereby gaining new perspective. Each intern will leave with a portfolio of work that serves as a resource in his/her career, as well as a certificate of completion. In your role, you will:
Support lead teachers to develop and teach engaging, creative curriculum and lessons, aligned with Avenues expectations and approach
Lead guided reading groups and support all aspects of balanced literacy instruction
Collaborate closely with a team of English and Spanish or Chinese teachers responsible for two classes of students
Participate actively in ongoing professional learning
Desire to learn elementary teaching foundations and best practices in an immersion setting
Deep dedication to learning and developing the craft of teaching
Superb ability to collaborate with colleagues to achieve goals
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website (http://www.avenues.org/en/careers/). Be sure to include a thoughtful cover letter outlining your experiences and interest in this opportunity.
Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Avenues is committed to diversity among our staff, and 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.