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Avenues Fellow - Spanish - Lower Division

New York, New York
Lower Division (New York)

Position: Lower Division Teaching Fellow - Spanish (Grades 1-5) 

Location: New York, NY

Start Date: August 2021

WHY TEACH AT AVENUES?

Avenues: The World Schoolis a top-tier school in New York City, offering a truly global education, that will expand to some of the world’s leading cities in the next few years. Teaching and learning happens through dual language immersion and challenging interdisciplinary projects. A culture of creativity and collaboration, along with state-of-the-art technology, pervade the school. Brilliant colleagues, with widely diverse experience, create a unique educational experience together.

DEEP COLLABORATION, CONSTANT EVOLUTION

Collaboration here isn't a buzzword: it's woven into everything we do. Teams of English and Spanish or Chinese teachers share two classes of students, collaborating to nurture their students' social, emotional and academic growth. Teacher teams share responsibility for the curriculum and plan together daily. This intense collaboration is challenging as well as exciting: we're always evolving, learning from each other and seeking to improve.

LANGUAGE IMMERSION

Avenues students will graduate fluent in a second languageand at ease beyond their borders. To this end, in the younger grades, students alternate days between English and Spanish or Chinese classrooms. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Lower Division Teaching Fellows Program offers early career educators the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a language immersion setting in grades 1-5. Fellows collaborate closely with grade-level colleagues in all aspects of classroom life. In addition to their classroom work, fellows will participate in weekly meetings where they explore issues essential to elementary education, share and reflect upon their classroom experiences, and learn from colleagues across the division. Over the course of the two year program, fellows will have three semesters of classroom placements and one semester of independent study. Fellows will:  

  • Collaborate intensivelywith colleagues to design learning outcomes, monitor growth, and thoughtfully address individual student needs. 
  • Design innovative curriculumthat engages all learners in meaningful and challenging work that cultivates real-world problem solving skills and develops social responsibility 
  • Deeply connect with students and colleagues to vigorously uphold a culture of welcome, safety and respect.
  • Invoke a robust learning atmospherethat leads students to deeply value being at school and feel part of a rigorous and joyful learning community.
  • Participate activelyin ongoing professional learning

 

WHAT YOU BRING

  • Professional fluency in Spanish
  • A deep dedication to learning and developing the craft of teaching 
  • A superb ability to collaborate closely with colleagues
  • A willingness to embrace change and consider new perspectives
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred 

To Apply

Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website athttp://www.avenues.org/en/careers/. Make sure to include a very thoughtful cover letter with your application explaining how you meet the criteria.

DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND SAFEGUARDING

Avenues is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our organization. We strive to uphold a culture in which every colleague feels that they belong, are trusted, and are valued. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, and strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities or groups to apply. Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package.

Avenues upholds the highest standards for safeguarding the physical and emotional wellbeing of children. As an essential aspect of this commitment, all offers are contingent upon successful completion of careful reference and background checks.

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