Recruiting does not happen via newspapers anymore (mostly). In the International teaching circles, the trend is also moving away from recruiting fairs and more and more towards making contact and hiring through networking and social media. There is something inherently hopeful for the match between a potential hire AND a school, when both are network literate and fluent to facilitate the initial connection and go through a hiring process. It is also evident that social media and networking can facilitate connecting the candidate to a school, which otherwise would never have been able to get in contact with each other.
Graded, the American School of São Paulo (Brazil), is looking for a match for its High School position:
Innovative Science and Technology Education
If you are, know of someone or a willing to disseminate via your network the opening, please link, tweet or contact our HS principal directly (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please see the job description below.
Graded seeks a dynamic and forward-thinking science educator to join an already outstanding team for the 2014 school year. Over the past three years, the school has revamped the curriculum to make it make it more relevant for our students. The person will be charged to work with the science team to explore ways to offer students STEM-type of learning opportunities. While the person will initially teach Integrated Science II and IB Physics, the possibilities for the future may include electives such as, Design Technology, Robotics, or Engineering. These offerings will complement our current offerings of International Baccalaureate Biology, Chemistry and Physics. In grades nine and ten, Graded has adopted an integrated science program through . The curriculum Educhange is truly integrated and the units spiral over the two years.
The five units include:
? Environmental Dynamics
? Genetic Unity and Diversity
? Food Nutrition and Fitness
? The Quest for Energy
? Health, Drugs and Disease
The person hired will work closely with another member of the science department to collaborate on the Integrated Science II course.
Currently, Graded students are , creating programming prototypes with a 3D printer in our MakerSpace, and the Graded Developers’ Association is learning programming skills. This is just the beginning of a movement towards increasing STEM opportunities and the possibilities for the future are endless.
Graded is a private, co-educational, non-sectarian, nonprofit day school for children ages 3 through 18. The school follows an American curriculum with instruction in English and is accredited in the United States through AdvancED and in Brazil by the Ministry of Education.
The school has three divisions:
? Lower School, from 3 years old to grade 5
? Middle School, grades 6-8
? High School, grades 9-12
The Lower School consists of the Montessori Preprimary (3 years old through Kindergarten) and the Elementary (Grades 1 -5). The High School program is college preparatory and all graduates receive an American High School diploma. Students also have the opportunity to earn an International Baccalaureate diploma and a Brazilian High School diploma.
The initial contract is for two years, with one year renewable afterward. Graded offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes international health and dental insurance, a housing allowance and furnishings, a severance savings plan, annual home leave at the end of each contract, moving and settling in allowances and professional development funds.
Please contact the High School Principal, Blair Peterson ( to learn more about this email@example.com) opportunity. Candidates can apply through Graded’s website