ISP is a non-profit, student-centered, independent school, inspiring lifelong learners for a future without borders. We are recognized as a leader in international education, offering world-class opportunities for students since 3 years old at Early Childhood Center to 12th grade.
The International School of Panama operates under the license of the Ministry of Education of Panama and is accredited by AdvancED. As an authorized IB World School, we offer the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) for students in grades 11 and 12. In addition, we offer the unique Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate and AdvancED certified STEM programs..
The primary function of The International School of Panama Elementary Homeroom Teacher is to facilitate the learning process and create productive environments in which students develop. He or she provides classroom learning opportunities for students, contributes to and participates in other school programs, and works harmoniously with others. All of his or her work is aligned to ISP’s core values, school policies, and philosophy of teaching and learning.
ELEMENTARY at ISP:
Our primary mission is to meet the unique educational, emotional, and social needs of each student in our community. We accomplish this by providing a rich, holistic experience in a comprehensive facility. All of the staff members at ISP share a common goal – and that is to do whatever it takes to help our students reach their full potential as learners and as global citizens. We recognize that education is a complex, dynamic process, and we constantly evaluate our practice to ensure that students are engaged, that they are appropriately challenged, and that they experience joy in learning.
Our research-based curriculum includes a blend of philosophies and approaches. We use the Common Core standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts. In Math, we use a concept-based approach to develop skills that grow in complexity as children move through ISP. In writing, we are implementing Writer’s Workshop and have agreements around reading instruction, which includes balanced literacy with independent and collaborative work. Science and Social Studies units draw students into real-world challenges and situations and are complemented by work with STEM integration teachers. Students stay fit and healthy in our physical education classes, they experience art and music in our enrichment classes, and they learn to appreciate literature through frequent visits to our comprehensive library. Students are also exposed to daily skill-level Spanish classes to either introduce them to the language or expand their Spanish language abilities. In addition to these special enrichment classes, our students are engaged in the social-emotional realm as they have set aside, weekly classroom visits and lessons from their grade level counselor.
At ISP, we believe that life-long learning is critical for everyone. Our early release time on Wednesdays is devoted to professional learning activities designed to continually improve our services to students and families. Education is not static, and our staff understands the importance of keeping up with the latest research regarding effective educational practices.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Support the ISP Teaching and Learning Philosophy by developing and teaching curriculum across multiple subjects that engage all learners in purposeful, connected and balanced work that cultivates 21st-century skills
Help ensure that all students achieve key learning outcomes for the grade level, targeting instruction thoughtfully to address individual needs
Build a robust learning atmosphere that leads students to value being at school and feel part of a challenging yet joyful and inclusive learning community
Collaborate intensively and daily with colleagues to continually improve student learning and school culture
Participate actively in ongoing, intensive professional learning
WHAT YOU BRING
Student teaching, teacher training or equivalent experience with children
Deep dedication to learning and developing the craft of teaching
Highly effective collaborative, innovative and creative approach to work
An approach that is resourceful and adaptive, eager to embrace constant change, growth, and learning
A willingness to be flexible and committed to the challenges of working in an international school
Care and compassion for children
Organization, time management, and problem-solving skills
A high degree of professionalism
Commitment to participating in the whole school experience
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB
At least 2 years of experience in a relevant subject area or grade level
Bachelor or Master Degree in Education or
Bachelor or Master Degree in a relevant subject area with teaching experience as per above
High level of English proficiency
Cross-cultural sensitivity and an international mindset
Previous experience in an international school is desirable
October 25th, 2019, is the deadline for applications. Candidates should note that in the event an outstanding applicant is identified early in the search process, ISP reserves the right to make an appointment before the deadline. For this reason, it is very important that interested candidates apply as soon as possible.