Associate Teacher - Chinese - Pre-K and Kindergarten
Avenues: The World School
March 1, 2018
New York, New York
Full Time - Faculty
WHY TEACH AT AVENUES?
A top-tier school in New York City, offering a truly global education, that will expand to the world’s leading cities in the next decades. Teaching and learning through dual language immersion 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. 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 all grades N-5 students alternate their days between English and Spanish or English and Chinese classrooms.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
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 to continually improve student learning and school culture
Participate actively in ongoing professional learning
Help to build a robust learning atmosphere that leads students to value being at school and feel part of a joyful community
Inspire trust and confidence among parents and families
WHAT YOU'LL BRING
Student teaching or equivalent experience with children in grades N-K
Full professional fluency in Chinese
Solid understanding of balanced literacy approach
Deep dedication to learning and developing the craft of teaching
Superb ability to collaborate with colleagues to achieve goals
Curiosity and humility, to reflect, welcome feedback, and continually grow in teaching practice
Bachelor’s degree required, master’s candidates in early childhood or bilingual education strongly preferred
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.