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Secondary Science  & Mathematics Teacher (MYP/AP) | Universal American School | Dubai

Date: 14-Oct-2021

Location: AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Universal American School (UAS), founded in 2005, is a not-for-profit, PreK - Grade 12 American International school governed by the Al-Futtaim Education Foundation, located in the buzzing Dubai Festival City.  Nurtured in a community of integrity and academic excellence, we help our students become compassionate, confident learners who know who they are and what they stand for. Our students are inspired to challenge themselves within a holistic academic, artistic and athletic educational program based on American AERO and International Baccalaureate (IB) standards. Teaching and learning at UAS embrace forward thinking, adaptive educational practices tailored to meet the aspirations of our international and Emirati student population. In partnership with Al-Futtaim, we are uniquely positioned to provide conseptualized, real-world learning experiences as well as professional internships for our students. 

 

Al-Futtaim Educational Foundation (AFEF)

The AFEF is an initiative of the Al Futtaim family to support the vision of the Government of Dubai and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) for the creation of a globally competitive economy while maximizing its social contribution to the community through this not-for-profit endeavor. The vision for the Foundation is to create excellence, prepare students for higher education, and give them skills to successfully embrace global citizenship and future opportunities in the UAE and beyond.

 

 

Secondary Science & Mathematics Teacher (MYP/AP)| Universal American School | Dubai

 

JOB GOALS
Actively engage the students in inspiring inquiry based, conceptual and constructivist learning, contextualized through
experiential learning and real life applications. Using innovative and balanced approaches to teaching and learning
and foster a positive environment for student’s individual growth. Actively support the school’s mission of being the
leading American International school in the region by embracing the school’s vision and values through embodying
the 7 domains of the Universal definition of learning (see UAS Teacher Profile)

 

REPORTS TO: Secondary Principal

 

QUALIFICATION/SKILLS
● Bachelor’s degree (BA or B.Ed. in teaching or PGCE-Postgraduate certificate in education) in education/specific subject
    area (subject specialization is a requirement for teaching in G6-G12).
● Minimum two years of teaching experience in an American curriculum school and/or IB school
● Proven track-record in effective, student centric instructional strategies that motivates learners of all kind
● Ability to effectively analyze and apply data to inform instructional practices and differentiate learning
● Effective communicator with ability to provide formative and constructive feedback for enhanced learning
● Highly developed internationally-minded, positive interpersonal and collaborative skills
● Highly developed organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
● The ability to be flexible, patient, adapt to new situations and innovate learning environments

A positive attitude to students and parents
● Proactively support the mission, vision and values of the school

 

INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT
● Demonstrates extensive knowledge of content, AERO standards and IB Programme(s), and a wide range of
    instructional pedagogies
● Applies knowledge of varied approaches to learning in instruction, lesson planning, questioning, and assessment
● Utilizes technology effectively, where appropriate, both in classroom, instruction, and for student assignments to
    advance the educational process and engage students
● Ensures that all learning objectives are clear and communicated effectively to students
● Demonstrates classroom management and ensures that standards of conduct are clear to all students and appear to
    have been developed with student participation i.e. – a classroom Essential Agreement
● Creates a classroom environment that is safe, inclusive, engaging, student-centered, and inquiry-based
● Documents each student’s progress consistently throughout the course of the year, and efficiently collects evidence of
    learning and progress
● Provides high quality and regular feedback – both formative and summative – that is an accurate reflection of the
    student
● Ensures that students have regular opportunities for reflection and self - assessment
● Utilizes a variety of internal and external assessments tools to inform instruction

 

PLANNING & CURRICULUM
● Demonstrates in planning and preparation coherent instructional design
● Ensures that the classroom contains all items on the learning environment checklist
● Designs learning activities that are differentiated in approach
● Constantly reflects on curriculum resources that meet the AERO priority standards
● Uses student data effectively in planning for teaching and learning
● Works collaboratively to complete a unit planner for every unit of inquiry (UOI)/interdisciplinary unit (IDU)
    Teacher 2021
● Keeps up-to-date with developments in subject area/s, new research and resources, methods and curriculum objectives

 

COMMUNICATION AND COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
● Provides regular information to parents through the school’s digital communication platforms, as appropriate, about the
    instructional program, student progress, both academic and developmental
● Meets with parents/guardians regularly (min. 3 times per AY) to discuss the student progress and provide feedback on
    improvement plans
● Communicates regularly with appropriate school personnel about the student's academic, social, and emotional
    development, including division leadership and Student Support Services

● Advises and collaborates with the SLT and other teachers in the preparation and development of courses, teaching and
    learning methodologies, assessment and pastoral care arrangements

 

PROFESSIONALISM & COLLEGIALITY
● Demonstrates genuine tolerance and respect for individual students and colleagues
● Works collaboratively
● Acts as an active and positive contributor to grade level/department teams and to the entire UAS community
● Abides by policies and procedures outlined in the Staff Handbook and as otherwise provided by the school
● Lives up to the UAS Teacher Profile standards
● Participates in school events, making a substantive and healthy contribution in some aspect of school life outside of the
    classroom (i.e. after school activities, coaching, lunch clubs)
● Actively seeks out peer learning opportunities and uses professional development to enhance classroom instruction
● Utilizes the resources and expertise of the local and global community to provide experiential and real-life learning
    opportunities for students
● Attends and participates actively, productively, and enthusiastically in grade level team or departmental decision-making
● Demonstrates a willingness to be a team player, and to participate readily in any other duties, as assigned.

 

NB: Other duties/responsibilities deemed necessary by the school leadership may be added.