Early Childhood Immersion Teaching Assistant - Spanish, Grades N-K
Avenues: The World School
March 5, 2018
New York, New York
Full Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
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
Fellows work closely with Early Learning Center teachers to plan and carry out developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum and activities for 3-5 year olds, helping students develop ?comprehension and oral language in Spanish, Chinese and English. Fellows also assist and lead hands-on activities to foster ?cognitive and socio-emotional? skills. This fellowship offers a unique opportunity for recent graduates interested in bilingual education to gain teaching experience, with the opportunity to apply for an associate? teacher ?position after completing the program. Fellows join a vibrant, diverse faculty community and participate in ongoing professional learning. You will also:
Help to build a robust learning atmosphere that leads students to value being at school and feel part of a joyful community
Collaborate intensively and daily with colleagues to continually improve student learning and school culture
Inspire trust and confidence among parents and families
WHAT YOU'LL BRING
Full professional fluency in Spanish
Experience working with 3-5 years olds (e.g. assistant teacher, camp counselor, or related role)
Interested in a career in early childhood education; master’s candidates in early childhood or bilingual education strongly preferred
Curiosity and humility, to reflect, welcome feedback, and continually grow in teaching practice
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.