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MIDDLE SCHOOL LANGUAGE ARTS CLASSROOM TEACHER

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Colegio Americano del Sur | Santa Lucia, Cotzumaguapa, ES, Guatemala
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Colegio Americano del Sur


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Published 13 days ago

Start Date

January 6, 2020

Application Deadline

September 30, 2019

Salary

$14,000 - $16,000
Salary will depend on experience and degree.


Our 2020 school year begins January 6th. Our school year runs from January 6th thru November 6th. We are a NEASC accredited Nursery-12th grade school in Santa Lucia, Cotzumaguapa, Guatemala. We promote a bilingual, bi-cultural learning environment. We are one of two experimental schools in Guatemala and have the freedom to utilize cutting edge learning strategies and many promising practices have been implemented with success.

New ideas and techniques are welcomed. Teachers have the ability to use their personal creativity to adapt the curriculum to their style and be innovative with their teaching. Making mistakes is part of our learning environment. We are all learning on a daily basis and learn from our mistakes.

We are searching for professionals who have had some teaching experience and who are passionate about nurturing children. While in Guatemala, teachers have the opportunity to improve their Spanish skills or learn Spanish, as well as be exposed to a rich Mayan culture.

Our learning environment includes a fresh and open environment, surrounded with beautiful trees and flowers. Students have the advantage of nature and the outdoors at their classroom doorsteps! (Classes are frequently held outdoors.)

The technology department is invested in creating a high tech school environment. We have overhead projectors in each classroom as well as wi-fi across campus. There are two mobile computer and IPAD units for Early Childhood and Primary levels. Middle and High school are involved with the one-to-one program and also have the use of one lab with IMACS and one lab for using personal pads or computers.

We have embarked on integrating technology within the academic classes and strive to improve in this area. Tech support is school-wide and you can improve on your tech skills by being mentored by one of our tech specialists any time there is a need. We have a 3-D printer which helps to enhance our teaching strategies. The tech team also manages our fully equipped radio station that functions as a school-wide media outlet. 

We are very committed to community outreach and are involved with community public schools to provide academic support. Our 11th grade students provide a weekly English class for these schools which enable both groups of students to learn from each other. One of the community schools is located right next to their community garbage dump.

Two years ago we started a Book Mobile program where we visit six different schools throughout the school year and share library books with the classes as well as provide mini classes which are lead by our students.

The qualifications for our Middle School Language Arts position are the following:

  • a minimum of 4 years classroom experience and proven skills in leadership, group facilitation, organization, writing, listening and communication.
  • ability to work independently.
  • excellent communication skills.
  • a passion for student achievement, the conviction that all students will learn, and a high drive to meet the needs of every student.
  • an intimate understanding of U.S. education.
  • be a strong advocate for students and teachers.
  • ability to differentiate curriculum and instruction for diverse ability learners.
  • current in educational research through on-line research and literature.
  • support the use of a comprehensive assessment system to inform instruction and enrichment opportunities for student.
  • think outside of the box when planing lessons.
  • teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Language Arts.
  • be flexible to take on responsibilities that are not included in actual job description when necessary. (Common throughout international schools.)

If you have any interest in teaching abroad please contact us. I am absolutely sure that you would be very fulfilled and enriched both professionally and personally after having taught in our learning environment. We are looking for a passionate teacher to join our Middle School level.

Contact kserverianwilmeth@gmail.com or kwilmeth@cas.edu.gt

Our 2020 school year begins January 6th. Our school year runs from January 6th thru November 6th. We are a NEASC accredited Nursery-12th grade school in Santa Lucia, Cotzumaguapa, Guatemala. We promote a bilingual, bi-cultural learning…

Details at a glance

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  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits


Free Housing/Van to and from school.

$1000 travel expense when contract is complete.

$1000 bonus when contract is completed.

$1000 if contract resigned for another year.

Visa processed and paid for full year contract commitment. ($800)

Local insurance provided if full year contract is signed.

Opportunity to learn Spanish or improve current Spanish skills.

One week vacation at Easter.

Two week vacation mid-year (July)

Weekend opportunities to travel around the beautiful country and get to enjoy the amazing culture and natural environment that Guatemala has to offer.

Opportunity to immerse in a unique culture and become an experienced global citizen.

Opportunities to try new learning strategies and not be discouraged if they are not successful. Support with trying all new ideas.


Free Housing/Van to and from school.

$1000 travel expense when contract is complete.

$1000 bonus when contract is completed.

$1000 if contract resigned for another year.

Visa processed…

Level of Language Proficiency

Native English Speaker required.

No Spanish required.



Contact:

kserverianwilmeth@gmail.com or kwilmeth@cas.edu.gt

Native English Speaker required.

No Spanish required.



Contact:

kserverianwilmeth@gmail.com or kwilmeth@cas.edu.gt

How To Apply

Contact kwilmeth@cas.edu.gt or kserverianwilmeth@cas.edu.gt

Contact kwilmeth@cas.edu.gt or kserverianwilmeth@cas.edu.gt

Location

Km. 92.5 Santa Lucia, Cotzumaguapa, Santa Lucia, Cotzumaguapa, ES, GT
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