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Job: Director of Educational Technology

9.11.17 –  Director of Educational Technology
Keystone Academy, Beijing, China

 

Sarah P’s comments: Here we go with the start of the school librarian recruiting season. Reviews are mixed, please join International School Reviews to read the full reviews and to decide whether this is a good position for you.

In the northeastern suburbs of Beijing, a new school is reshaping the educational landscape of both Chinese and world schools.  Founded in 2014, Keystone Academy has reimagined the education of student global leaders.  Already with a growing enrollment of over 1,000 students in Foundation through Grade 12, Keystone integrates the best teaching and learning practices from Chinese, American, and international pedagogies and leans deliberately on the exemplary traditions and practices of the leading boarding schools.

Keystone Academy has state-of-the-art facilities for its library, maker, IT and design programs, not to mention arts and athletics.  Now, instructional technology — both integration of technology and technology curriculum — is among the next strategic initiatives for the school.  To this end, Keystone Academy has created a new position: Director of Educational Technology.  This person will oversee all aspects of its instructional technology program: curriculum, integration, and professional development.  The director will report to the Dean of Curriculum and serve on the school leadership team.

For more information and to download the job posting with application instructions, go to:

http://www.EdTechRecruiting.com/jobs/keystone

IMPORTANT DATES

Application Deadline:           October 9, 2017

On-Site Final Round:             November 20 – 24, 2017

Decision Announced:            December 31, 2017

Start Date:                              July 1, 2018 (or earlier if mutually agreeable)

SPECIFIC DUTIES

Technology Integration

  • Supervise the technology integration specialists and coordinators across all divisions.  Serve as a role model for effective technology integration training.
  • Ensure that faculty receive timely and thorough technology integration support for their classes.  Evaluate the effectiveness of various instructional technologies and training methods as they are implemented at Keystone.
  • Develop guidelines, frameworks, and policies for effective and essential technology integration strategies across the different divisions.

Technology Curriculum

  • Work closely with the Dean of Curriculum to ensure that educational technology is aligned with and serves the needs of the whole school’s curriculum.
  • Coordinate the work of the technology teachers.
  • Oversee the technology curriculum, from Foundation through Grade 12.  Coordinate with external department chairs, division directors, and technology teachers to ensure that curricular objectives are met — in terms of content and skill.
  • Teach or co-teach lessons, student activities, or classes as needed.

Faculty Training and Professional Development

  • Develop, deliver, and oversee faculty professional development experiences in the area of instructional technology.
  • Ensure that a breadth of instructional technology learning opportunities exists, in terms of participant size (individual, small cohorts, and large groups), scope (one-time, on-going), timing (academic year, summer), delivery method (web-based, video, in-person, training documents), venue (on-campus, external), and modality (synchronous, asynchronous).

Departmental Leadership and Technology Vision

  • Lead the development of an educational technology vision for Keystone.
  • Manage all aspects the instructional technology department and program, including budgeting, staffing, and annual goals and objectives.
  • Participate as an active and engaged member of the school leadership team.
  • Serve on and/or oversee technology-related committees at the administrative, faculty and staff, and student levels.
  • Evaluate emerging technology tools and innovative pedagogical methods, and guide senior academic leaders on strategic and operational decisions involving instructional technology hardware, software, and methodologies.
  • Work closely with the department heads of IT, library, and design technology on issues and projects that overlap the multiple departments, including faculty training, technology support, instructional design, systems integration, and opening days planning, among others.
  • Inspire the technology team and the broader faculty and administrator communities to model and support best practices in innovation, technology integration, and instructional design.
  • Establish partnerships with outside organizations to support the strategic goals of the educational technology program at Keystone.
  • Maintain an active presence in the local, regional, national, and international educational technology communities.
  • Develop, maintain, and evaluate policies and procedures to ensure that instructional technologies are mission-appropriate and aligned with the school’s broader set of academic values and operational policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

RequirementsKeystone Academy is looking for candidates who can demonstrate

  • Experience as a hands-on instructional technology integrator, and as a coordinator or director of an educational organization’s instructional technology program.  A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is a minimum requirement, though a graduate degree in instructional technology, information systems, or related field is highly desirable.
  • Authentic interest in both Chinese culture and language, and the core values of Keystone Academy.  Additionally, experience in an international educational setting or fluency in Mandarin and English are desirable but not required qualifications.
  • A successful history of designing, implementing, and improving a broad spectrum of professional development experiences for educators.
  • Experience proposing, piloting, and iterating through strategic projects in the areas of technology integration and instructional design.
  • Experience teaching classes in a Foundation through Grade 12 educational setting.
  • Experience as a supervisor and organizational leader, including: direct personnel management, project management, staff development and training, and committee leadership.
  • A passion for educational technology, instructional design, pedagogical innovation, and professional growth, and a capacity to instill that passion in others.
  • Excellent relational and communication skills.
  • A collaborative, cooperative, and patient mindset.
  • Visionary leadership aligned with the needs of a dynamic and diverse faculty and staff.
  • Capability to lift up to 11 kilograms (25 pounds) and access hardware in hard-to-reach spaces.
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Webinar: Why Teach Abroad?

8.21.17 –  ISS sponsored Webinar: Why Teach Abroad
August 304-5PM EST (USA)

Sarah P’s comments:  Here we go for the International School Librarian recruiting season. This is the area where the most international positions are listed and thus is the easiest way to break into international work. While it is still a good idea to join an agency and be vetted, the majority of schools are now advertising on TIE and accepting direct applications. However, attending this free ISS webinar will give you an overview of the field.

ISS (International Schools Services) is one of the oldest US schools recruiting agencies but please be aware that they also now run their own schools as well, which are, unfortunately, not always top tier.  So, be sure to join ISR, International Schools Review, and carefully read the reviews of any schools you might be interested in.

For more information about the hiring process for international school librarians please refer to Chapter 3 of my book and/or visit the Resources page.

 

Let’s talk about a few of our favorite things:
(Click to watch the promo video!)
On August 304-5PM ESTjoin us as we explore 5 fantastic benefits of teaching overseas. The webinar will feature some of our most experienced (and fun!) ISS international educators and finish with a 30-minute Q&A panel.
Check out the event page and register!
New to ISS? Join the community here  and email your candidate number to edustaffing@iss.edu to register for the webiner. Actively recruiting with ISS already? Just register through your candidate dashboard!
See you then!

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Job: Elementary Teacher Librarian

6.20.17 –  Elementary Teacher Librarian
Australian International School, Singapore

Sarah P’s comments:  Overall good reviews and good salary although Singapore, while fascinating, is a very expensive place to live.

Salary S$60,826 – S$75,784 depending on experience level

 

Australian International School has a vision to be known internationally as an institution which represents educational excellence in all aspects of its operation. Our school philosophy commits us fully to the notion of a holistic, rounded education, which cherishes the arts and sports as well as academics as essential dimensions of each student’s education.

The position of Teacher Librarian have a dual role as both teachers and information specialists. They have a key role to play in the development of information literacy and in building a culture of reading in the Elementary School. The teacher librarian’s flexibility and positive response to change will directly influence the success of collaboration between the library and classroom teachers.

The successful applicant will have a strong understanding of the needs of primary (Prep-Year 5) education, with a specific focus on either Prep-Year 2 (Lower Elementary) or Year 3-5 (Upper Elementary).  He/she will have the capacity to achieve excellence in the delivery of a high quality education aligned with the School’s Mission, Vision and Values delivered via the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme.

AIS welcomes the right candidate to join our AIS team in the Elementary School commencing in January 2018.

The ideal candidate for this role must have the following skills, experience and qualifications:

  • A minimum four year recognised teaching qualification including a Bachelor’s Degree and Teaching Diploma or a Bachelor of Education
  • A Post-Graduate qualification in Librarianship or related field would be an advantage
  • A minimum of 3 years FT teaching experience in a recognised educational institution
  • Experience in working in a school library
  • Experience of working with the IB PYP, or Experience of working in a collaborative teaching and learning environment within an Elementary School
  • Excellent communication skills, multi-tasking and time management
  • Ability to work as a part of a team and an interest in participating in the wider school community

We are offering attractive salary and benefit packages to successful candidates.

Further information about this position is available in the attached job description. Only applications submitted using the school’s application form will be considered. Please submit your completed application form, cover letter and CV by Sunday 9th July 2017, 23 59 (UK Time).

Please provide the following supporting documentation as well as completing our application form:

  • CV or Resume (max 2 side of A4)
  • Cover Letter (max 1 side of A4)

(PDF Job Description available for download on TESjobs)

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Job: Bilingual Librarian

6.8.17 –  Bilingual Librarian (Spanish/English)
PROEA, Chiapas, Mexico

Sarah P’s comments: Technically this is a job since there is a salary however it is really low. You must also be bilingual and in one part of the ad they say accepting applicants with library studies yet in another paragraph they state you must be a philosophy major…confusing.  However, if you are seeking international library experience but do not yet have a master’s degree, and speak Spanish, here is an opportunity to gain some experience.

SALARY

Minimum: $500.00
Maximum: $600.00

PUBLISHED:

06/05/2017

START DATE:

08/01/2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

06/16/2017

The school

Our partners are non for profit schools in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, the country’s southernmost state and the one with the largest Indian population. Rich in biological and anthropological diversity, with colonial towns, indian villages and Mayan ruins, the region has the largest tropical rainforest in Mexico. The school is located in the capital, Tuxtla, a growing and thriving city of 500,000 with all typical amenities. The school, which is expanding, aspires to become a leader in high quality education in the region, and has deepening commitments to STEAM+Green, progressive instruction, experiential education and project based learning. An existing and thriving PYP IB program will soon be expanded to the Upper School.

We are recruiting candidates with background in EFL, ELA, Literacy or Library studies to head our small library and assist us in its expansion and growth. IB experience, either as a student or teaching IB, is greatly valued. Classes are small, about 20-25 students, with 50 students per grade level. A 4 acre suburban campus, with ample green spaces, 4 academic buildings, an all purpose auditorium, a sky hydroponic garden, and nice soccer, running and multipurpose fields. Classrooms are large and well equipped, with multimedia capacity and internet access.

Chiapas’ rich geographic, ecological, cultural and artistic heritage provides ample opportunities for experiential learning, for weekend explorations, for eco and cultural tourism. We believe the region is our classroom and actively promote experiential learning and service learning throughout our curriculum.

Candidates must have at least a BA in Philosophy (or closely related field, equivalent coursework). tHIS IS AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR PHILOSOPHY MAJORS TO GAIN CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE AND jumpstart a career as an international teacher. We are seeking someone entrepreneurial, a self starter who wants to build a program from scratch using off the shelf activities and cases from the vast repertoire of P4C and Critical Thinking education materials, applied to the local Mexican, developing country context. The position includes annual RT airfare, a local middle class salary starting at 11,000 pesos (roughly 600 USD/month), transportation to/from school, and free housing. Offers are typically a 2 year contract with the possibility of renewal. Teaching couples are most welcome and we provide children with free tuition scholarship.

send cv and letter of interest to executivedirector@proea.org

HOW TO APPLY

executivedirector@proea.org

Please send the following materials to executivedirector@proea.org

  1. CV or Resume
  2. statement of Educational Philosophy illustrated with teachig stories
  3. Names and contact information of 3 professional references

BENEFITS

Free housing, lunch, transportation to/from school, RT airfare

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

English, some spanish would be beneficial

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:

4-year degree

HOW TO APPLY

executivedirector@proea.org

http://www.americanschool.edu.mx

send CV, letter of intent and phones and emails of 3 references

BENEFITS

Free housing, roundtrip airfare, living wage (locally a middle class salary)

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Spanish/English bilingual proficiency or Spanish only proficiency

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

Entry level

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

4-year degree

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Job: School Librarian

6.5.17 –  Teacher Librarian
Think International School, Hong Kong

Sarah P’s comments:  A late posting from a fairly new school.  I could only find one review which was suspiciously positive, by which I mean that when you read an only positive, glowing review you have to wonder who wrote it…So, worth checking out but make sure to read all material and ask questions if interested.

 

Teacher Librarian Needed for August 2017- Think International School Job to start mid August 2017 for an initial contract of two years.

We have two libraries, one for lower primary and one for upper primary and secondary.

Candidate must be a trained teacher and a trained Librarian. He/she will supervise two library technicians to maintain the two libraries.He will make plans for the school library, add resources to the library where he sees fit, and organize library sessions for Primary and secondary students.

Interested candidates are to send their resume with expected salary to

Choylily@yahoo.com

 

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Job: Learning Centers Director

5.22.17 –  Learning Centers Director
Wings of Hope, Bak Chinhchien, Pursat Province, Cambodia

Sarah P’s comments: Actually, this position is listed as ‘paid volunteer’ but that is an oxymoron. The position does cover expenses plus a small salary which is much better than volunteer positions where you have to pay!  On the negative side, it sounds like quite a job, of which overseeing the library is a small part. The deadline was May 20 but if you are interested, shoot of a quick letter and resume. Volunteer and low pay positions are usually not as strict about deadlines as jobs.

The position of Cambodia Director for Wings of Hope/John Givonetti Giving is a multifaceted position managing a program that aims to provide rural Cambodian children (currently 500 to 600 students in three schools) with the skills to pull themselves out of poverty, primarily through instruction in English and computer skills. Teaching is conducted by an organized group of high school students (Student Teachers) that JGG has trained to teach both subjects (currently 60 Student Teachers). The position is based in Bak Chinhchien, Pursat Province, Cambodia with occasional travel outside the area to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Khmer Language skills are not a requirement. We are seeking a minimum one year commitment.

While the JGG Director is responsible for all JGG program activities, the primary allocation of the Director’s time and effort will be the administrative functions specified in General Responsibilities.

Skill Requirements

1.      Effective organizational skills & multi-tasking ability in a developing country context

2.      Very strong record keeping and reporting abilities are essential. This is a primary skill requirement.

3.      Good written and verbal presentation/reporting

4.      The ability to be culturally sensitive while achieving the goals of JGG.

5.      Good working knowledge of English including writing/conversation/grammar. No teaching degree is required.

Responsibilities

1.      General

a.      Persistent (everything is exponentially more difficult to do in Cambodia) and timely response to tax issues, government NGO operating requirements, insurance maintenance, building maintenance, construction projects, banking and internal accounting requirements.

b.     Manage budget and expense journal entry process (development/implementation/periodic reporting) and clearly reporting this information expeditiously to the JGG Chairman.

c.      Facility management for the two Learning Centers, the Siem Respite Center, the two Phnom Penh Dormitories and smaller projects.

d.     Timely reporting to the Chairman of all JGG activities and prompt response to requests made by the Chairman and to the needs of Wings of Hope, a supporting charity.

e.     Maintain with updates and improvements JGG’s Facebook page and website.

f.       Implement/manage all other JGG activities and new projects as they develop.

g.      Maintain good relationships with all levels of the Cambodian government (National/Provincial/Commune/Village) and school administration leaders.

h.     Manage/develop staff and oversee their activities (currently 3 full-time Program Assistants (one position is open), 1 full-time Librarian, 5 part-time Professional teachers, 2 part-time US Peace Corps Volunteers, 2 House Supervisors (at Siam Reap and Phnom Penh dormitories) and 1 full-time House Attendant in Siem Reap.

2.      English Outreach and Computer Training Programs

a.      Train new and existing Student Teachers in teaching, English and computer skills including conducting weekend instruction classes.

b.     Manage/train the professional part-time English teacher.

c.      Conduct weekly review meeting with JGG staff and Student Teachers.

d.     Monitor classroom activities with Student Teachers to insure the quality of the English training.

e.     Develop/manage computer training for Student Teachers and selected other students.

f.       Manage the four part-time math, science and English teachers preparing Student Teachers in their final high school year for the 12<sup>th</sup> grade exam.

g.      Coordinate JGG activities between Bak Chinhchien, Romlech, and Koh Svey schools.

3.      John Givonetti Learning Centers (2 buildings)

a.      Train/manage Librarian.

b.     Develop program for Student Teachers to assist in Library.

c.      Create/implement development plans for both facilities including implementing computer training, and the acquisition of new books, video material and related programs.

4.      John Givonetti Respite Center & Dormitories – Siem Riep & Phnom Penh (3 buildings)

a.      Utilize the House Supervisor to oversee all Respite Center activities including the housing of former Student Teachers now attending university and JGG guests.

HOW TO APPLY

jessica.watson@wingsofhope.ngo

http://www.wingsofhope.ngo

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Jessica Watson at Jessica.watson@wingsofhope.ngo by May 20.

BENEFITS

Compensation: This is a volunteer position, offering a monthly stipend and a year-end bonus. Expenses are covered including airfare, lodging, meals, and insurance. 

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Khmer Language skills are not a requirement. English fluency is necessary.

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

Professional

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

4-year degree

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Job: School Librarians (3)

5.18.17 –  TeacherHorizons, UK

Sarah P’s comments: I just received this e-mail (group mailing) from TeacherHorizons, an international recruiter for schools. I have no reviews for this agency but on their site, it says they were started by a group of former international teachers is is interesting. One item I did not like was that in order to locate Librarian positions, you must choose ‘Other’! As always, please read reviews on International Schools Review of the schools before applying.

Hi Sarah P,

Take a look at some of the Librarian opportunities we are looking to fill this week.

Dulwich College SeoulLead Librarian – August 2017

Lotte World Tower, Seoul, Republic Of Korea, KoreaThe school caters to the local expatriate community and is also fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), WASC and the International Baccalaureate.   Applicants will need to be able to stretch students academically, differentiate for the broad range of abilities at the school and be committed to the school’s extensive program of extra-curricular activities.  As in many Asian schools, the job will entail hard work but will be very rewarding.  As a large school of nearly 500 students, professional and career development opportunities will be excellent.

Yew Wah International Education School of Shanghai-LingangLibrarian – August 2017
The ideal candidate will be well informed of western literature and able to deliver a reading programme at the library.

Pudong, Shanghai, China, Bund, Skyscraper, Tower, SunThe school is looking for enthusiastic and globally-minded candidates.  The group established a new model of global education offering the unique richness and diversity of both Eastern and Western cultures that equip children to be bilingual, global-minded, appreciative and caring. The school nurture globally competitive students and shape their good character as responsible global citizens with the competencies and skills required in the 21st century.

Beijing Chaoyang KaiWen Academy – Librarian – August 2017

Beijing, The Scenery, BeautifulBeijing Chaoyang KaiWen Academy is a large, 170,000 square meter school that has a capacity of 3000 students. Students live and study at BCKA and are immersed in a range of extracurricular sporting and artistic activities that cultivate the students’ independent thinking and team spirit. The school has a newly built campus with very good facilities – a tournament-level professional sports venue, unique arts classrooms, well-equipped science labs and a grand 800 seat theater. The school follows the IB curriculum, adopting both Chinese and Western cultural approaches and attaching importance to learning ability, creative thinking, and subject knowledge.

Get in touch as soon as possible to apply!

Best wishes,

Emily

Emily Parkman
Operations Manager
www.teacherhorizons.com

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