Middle School Social Studies Dual-Language Immersion in Spanish Teacher
Singapore American School
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Middle/Junior High thru High School
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Middle School Deputy Principal
Middle School Principal
SAS is committed to providing each student with an exemplary American education. We are seeking faculty and staff who wish to collaborate, innovate, and make a positive difference within the SAS community.
This position involves teaching sections of both Social Studies 8 and Social Studies 8 with Dual-Language Immersion in Spanish. Course descriptions are below:
Social Studies 8 with Dual Language Immersion
In Social Studies 8 with DLI (Dual Language Immersion), students will examine significant ideas, issues, events, and individuals in United States history from before colonization to the twenty-first century. The Dual Language Immersion (DLI) option in Spanish is available to any student currently at an Intermediate Mid (I3) level or above in Spanish. Heritage speakers of Spanish with demonstrated literacy skills at the Intermediate High level or higher are welcome to participate as well. The course will include scaffolding techniques, such as vocabulary development and guided reading, during the first semester in order to gauge students’ comfort and ability levels in academic Spanish. The second semester will build on these skills in order to focus on complete immersion in Spanish from January through May. Students will deepen their conceptual understanding of civics, geography, history, and economics through the study of American history with an emphasis on the experiences of Hispanic Americans. While learning about the past, students will be challenged to make meaningful connections to the world around them. Finally, DLI students will refine essential inquiry skills such as asking questions, evaluating sources, communicating conclusions, and taking action in both English and Spanish.
Social Studies 8
In Social Studies 8, students will examine significant ideas, issues, events, and individuals in United States history from before colonization to the twenty-first century. Units include Multicultural America, United States Government, Slavery & Civil War to Civil Rights, and Personalized Inquiry. While learning about events of the past, students will be challenged to make meaningful connections to the present, with consideration of the future. Taking on the role of historians, students will consider multiple perspectives and sources to make educated and reasoned decisions. Students will deepen their conceptual understanding of civics, geography, history, and economics through the study of American history with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning. Finally, students will leverage essential inquiry skills such as asking questions, evaluating sources, communicating conclusions, and taking informed action.
Competencies and Personal Attributes Communication
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
An ability to represent SAS with students, parents, staff, and the broader school community in a professional manner
A demonstrated ability to support the analysis of data for instructional adjustments, and to co-create systemic implementation of research based instructional practices.
Recognize and strengthen personal performance through self analysis of actions, participating in professional development activities, exploring educational research, participating in professional organizations, and through formal renewal programs.
Proven ability to work with students, teachers, administrators, parents and internal colleagues
Demonstrated positive interaction with students in various capacities and an ability to motivate and engage students.
An ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships and work positively as a member of a professional learning community.
Familiarity with methods for integrating technology into the curriculum such as project based learning, flipped classroom, blended learning, digital portfolios and other forms of assessment.
Excellent planning and organizational skills.
An ability to create plans and schedule experiential learning opportunities that align with the curriculum outcomes.
Models SAS Core Values (Compassion, Honesty, Fairness, Responsibility, Respect)
Proven ability to work well autonomously and as part of a Professional Learning Community
Demonstrate commitment to personal continuous professional growth and development
Exhibit a positive attitude toward feedback and constructive criticism
Experience working in a diverse, goal oriented, and deadline driven environment
Plan and prepare throughout the year for effective instruction within the classroom
Provide a classroom environment that is conducive to learning
Effectively teach the curriculum
Effectively manage each group of students while providing for a variety of learning styles, ability levels, and educational backgrounds
Individualize the content when necessary to meet each student’s learning needs.
Maintain rigorous and appropriate learning expectations of all students at all times.
Accurately and regularly assess student progress
Continuously monitor student learning and make appropriate modifications of goals and strategies to meet students’ needs
Maintain up-to-date and accurate records of student progress and attendance and classroom supplies and materials
Engage parents and students in the learning process through frequent and meaningful communications about student progress
Be available to parents and students during the outside of school hours
Engage in department/team planning, curriculum review, budgeting and other activities.
Interact cooperatively with other staff members in the development of cohesive curriculum materials and the establishment of instructional goals
Co-operate with and participate in the planning and evaluation of the school program.
Keep current in education through coursework, in-service programs, and by attending professional meetings and conferences
Employ technology (computer, video, internet, etc) as appropriate to enhance instruction.
Remain proficient in school related technologies
Engage with students in meaningful activities beyond the classroom which extend learning experiences for students (coaching, organizing field trips, sponsorship of clubs, events, or community service projects, etc)
Engage with the administration in a committed effort to improve one’s own instructional skills
Openly support and abide by all school policies and procedures
Model the ‘Core Values’ in your interactions with the school community
Liaise with the Principal, taking on tasks as assigned, including all school goals
In addition to the above school-wide expectations, SAS has developed division faculty profiles to provide the greatest opportunity for the best match between our classroom needs and faculty strengths in order to be able to deliver an exemplary educational program for all students at each division. We encourage your thoughtful reflection on the following faculty profile for the MIddle School in determining whether your strengths provide a good match with the SAS division programs and expectations.
Collaborate with other teachers in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) that are focused on building clarity, consistency and coherence among team members for improved learning for ALL students
Differentiates instruction and assessment based on student abilities, interests, and learning styles
Passionate about learning
Eager to remain current on best practices in teaching field
Enjoys collaboration with colleagues and is an excellent team member
Communicates effectively and efficiently with students, parents and colleagues
Experience in teaching students from a wide range of abilities and cultural backgrounds
Positively contributes to school culture through support and sponsorship of school activities
Integrates technology in innovative ways in daily instruction
Plans and delivers engaging and purposeful classroom units Understanding by Design
Encourages students to pause, reflect and learn by following their personal passion through tri time learning opportunities
Actively strives for self improvement as a life-long learner
Terms of Employment Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the SAS approved compensation plan for Teachers. Evaluation Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.
Bachelors degree with a valid teaching credential in content area and/or for position applying for
Dual certification preferred
Fluent Spanish Speaker
Two to five years current teaching experience in the specific grade level or subject areas for posted position in a Western educational environment (Preschool through Grade 12)
Experience with current best practices, current teaching materials, and current instructional strategies as well as recent professional growth activities (Preschool through Grade 12)
Focused instruction and assessment on student learning
Education in the past has been good at making kids fit the mold: the IB mold, the AP mold, the IGCSE mold. The mold often says what is possible and what is not. Singapore American School, however, is giving students possibilities like never before with personalized learning, new course offerings, and passion pathways. Students at SAS find their true selves rather than letting a system define who they can become and how far they can go.
Possibilities don’t make school easier, but they make it different and provide personal awakenings for kids who are looking for more. The direction SAS is taking reflects what made us one of the most desirable international schools in the first place.
Singapore American School is known for an unmistakable culture of excellence, extraordinary care, and possibilities. We nurture in our students a passion for and commitment to deep intellectual and personal exploration. SAS students grow up in a community where every student learns at high levels, every student is known and advocated for, and every student personalizes their learning.
Read more on our website: www.sas.edu.sg