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DC International School is hiring a Bilingual Middle School Science Teacher for SY 14-15. Please submit your cover letter and resume to . You will need to pass a background check. No phone calls please. We're Looking For: DC International School is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural and multilingual environment. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, work history, and/or language experience, to building our secondary International Baccalaureate learning community. Who We are and What We Expect: DC International School is an innovative middle/high school created by five elementary language immersion public charter schools in DC to create a pathway through secondary school for their students and families. DCI will enable students to continue their language immersion in French, Spanish, and Mandarin while participating in inquiry-based education through the International Baccalaureate Middle and Diploma Years Programmes. We are opening with grades 6 and 7 (MYP 1 and 2) for the 2014-2015 school year As a new school, we expect faculty and staff to embrace the rigor and commitment necessary to build, maintain, and expand a shared culture and vision. Your educational values should include a commitment to social justice, environmental stewardship, diversity, internationalism, and interdisciplinary education as reflected in the International Baccalaureate curriculum framework. We expect that all of our students can achieve academically at the very highest levels. Our mission statement reflects our core values: DC International School fosters inquiring, engaged, knowledgeable and caring secondary students who are multi-lingual, culturally competent, and committed to proactively creating a socially just and sustainable world. Faculty and Staff Development/Benefits: DCI is committed to the principles of servant leadership and to providing faculty and staff with the resources and training they need to provide an excellent education experience for every student and family. We will have a benefits package that includes health and disability insurance and paid leave. We offer teachers daily planning time, professional development, and reasonable class sizes. Teachers and staff have the appropriate technology and support to do their work. Position Overview: This position is a 10-month teaching position and requires language fluency in one of DCI's three target languages (French, Spanish, or Mandarin) and in English. Instruction will be delivered in that target language for certain sections during the school day, and in English for others. Qualifications: A Master's Degree in secondary education or this content area is preferred (Bachelor's Degree is required). Able to meet HQT requirements under NCLB. Previous experience teaching in this content area is strongly preferred. Essential Responsibilities Deliver exceptional science instruction to diverse learners that reflects a deep understanding of, and integration with, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Common Core Standards, and IB MYP science curriculum framework. Ability to handle the intensity required to work in a high-performing charter school, and remain organized, responsible, and accountable. Ability to proactively manage the classroom learning environment in accordance with the school's PBIS to maximize student engagement and learning. Ability to accept and implement feedback received for real-time improvement. Interest and desire to engage in the IB MYP and language immersion Ability to do the professional development work needed to deliver instruction at a high level. Intellectual curiosity and pedagogy of inquiry. Striving for deeper meaning and making real-world connections in instruction. Sharing and igniting an intellectual spark with a diverse body of learners (both adults and students). Collaborate with general and special educators, coordinators, and leadership High degree of communication through a variety of mediums with parents and students Embrace French, Spanish, and Chinese cultures by leading and participating in cultural activities for faculty and students Ensure that our 1:1 technology culture is implemented effectively for students by infusing it into instruction Other duties as assigned DC International School is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural and multilingual environment. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, work history, and/or language experience, to building our secondary International Baccalaureate learning community.

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