Organize on-site professional development related to the PYP during the staff meetings and PD days
Identify PYP-related professional development opportunities for staff, including: workshops and site visits
Lead weekly grade level meetings to assist grade level teachers in revising the POI and developing units of inquiry
Support specialist teachers in their unique roles as they deliver the PYP
Provide IB support for the newly hired teachers
Support implementation of PYP best practices in classrooms through modeling and co-planning of lessons and units
Encourage an inquiry-based learning environment within the school community
Play an active role in planning and facilitating the PYP Student Exhibition
Ensure that copies of IB publications pertaining to the PYP section of the school are available to all staff members.
Be familiar with and promote understanding and use of all PYP documents.
Establish and maintain a record of completed IB Primary Years Program planners.
Publish the school’s program of inquiry
Lead the process of developing or reviewing on a regular basis the school’s curriculum documents, including the program of inquiry and scope and sequence documents
Ensure that policies are formulated, published and reviewed regularly in regards to assessment and language learning as per Program standards and practices.
Encourage and promote the understanding and practice of academic honesty. Ensure the development of an action plan driven by the practices and program requirements included in the Program standards and practices and identify clear timelines, accountabilities and outcomes regarding the ongoing development of the program, including demonstrating a commitment to professional development.
Maintain the archive of PYP records from one year to the next, including the exhibition.
Set up systems for communication and collaboration among all staff members involved in implementing the program.
Conduct parent information sessions.
Share articles related to PYP
Circulate all relevant information received from IB and keep staff up to date with current developments in the program.
Respond to requests for information (for example, questionnaires) from the IB.
Create and maintain MYIB accounts for PYP staff, use the MYIB groups.
Provide outreach to the wider PYP community through email and visits from/to other schools
Communicate with parents regarding the implementation of the PYP at the school
Meet regularly with the school principal and contact the consultant/school manager
Make recommendations for the purchase of suitable resources to support the implementation of the programs.
Be responsible for the establishment of an inventory of resources to facilitate efficient collaboration.
Ensure that the school’s assessment document, language policy, essential agreements and current planner binder are regularly reviewed and updated
Archive unit planners and maintain other curriculum materials (online/hard copy folders)
·Ensure that the school’s assessment, inclusion policies, staff essential agreements, Scope and Sequence documents, POI, and current planners are regularly reviewed. Archive these documents in a location accessible to the school community.
Ensure that staff members are made aware of PD opportunities
Keep a record of workshop attendance and school visits to ensure equality of opportunity to identify ongoing needs, and to complete authorization and program evaluation forms.
Support the teachers responsible for, and the students involved in, the PYP exhibition in the final year of the program—see Exhibition guidelines for further information.
The coordinator’s job is a full time job.
The coordinator is responsible for class observations and recommendations for best practices.
The coordinator is also responsible for subject group leadership, ATL leadership, leadership for service as action.
The coordinator reports to the Head of School.
The coordinator is also responsible for supporting students for differentiation. This may include in class support or/and pull out sessions.
The coordinator ensures that report cards are read and edited each trimester
SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTION
Plans instruction and assessment aligned with the IB scope and sequence documents and State achievement standards. Supervises assigned students and teachers maintaining a positive learning environment. Adapt instruction to meet the individual learning needs of all students and teachers resulting in an increased probability of advancing achievement. Share instructional leadership with the principal and other members of the Pedagogical Leadership Team. These efforts are directed toward enhancing instructional effectiveness through the development of benchmark lessons, the determination and adoption of resources, and leading curriculum planning among faculty members. Increased student achievement is demonstrated by examination of student work and assessment data. Partner with the principal in coaching and evaluating other teachers. Interact and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with students, parents, staff, and community members.
SUPERVISED BY: Head of School/School Principal/Assistant Principal
Additional Salary Information: Full benefits, dental, vision, medical.
Internal Number: F4210
About International Children's Academy
We are a fully accredited International Baccalaureate School educating children for over 20 years. The International Children’s Academy (ICA) was founded in 1994 with a goal to provide a holistic educational program that encourages and supports children to be spiritually attuned, socially pro?cent and emotionally secure while ensuring a challenging scholastic environment that prepares our students to transition successfully into their higher educational paths.
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