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High School Social Studies Teacher (full-time position, SY 2023-2024) Jobs in Wassenaar at American School of The Hague

Title: High School Social Studies Teacher (full-time position, SY 2023-2024)

Company: American School of The Hague

Location: Wassenaar

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American School of The Hague (ASH) is looking for a full-time High School Social Studies Teacher.
Location: Wassenaar, the Netherlands Start Date: August 1, 2023 Language Skills: Fluent English is Essential
You believe that school is preparation for life, more than simply the next level of school. You are passionate about High School, understanding the key role you play in enabling student growth and development, preparing students for success in their future. Just as in life outside the classroom, you believe that students with different backgrounds, gender identities, and learning abilities benefit from working together.
You understand team dynamics and work well with teams of other educators and with administrators. You are an excellent communicator and see parents as your partners in their child’s education. As a lifelong learner you are energized by new ideas, professional development and sharing your learning with your colleagues. You are solution-oriented and like to contribute to a positive, enjoyable working environment. The status quo is never good enough for you.
You are independent and confident in the classroom. When making decisions, you focus on how we can best serve our entire learning community, always looking for a way in which we can make ASH just that extra bit better for them. You recognize that learning is not confined to a classroom or a timetable. Having an open mind and being able to give and receive constructive feedback is something you pride yourself on.
You are a certificated High School Social Studies Teacher with at least five years of successful teaching experience in U.S. or international high schools. You have a Degree in a relevant field, preferably a Master’s degree. You have demonstrated your skills in differentiated instruction, cooperative learning and standards-based instruction. You know how to implement strategies for EAL students or those with learning difficulties and have knowledge of authentic assessment techniques. You are aware of current curriculum development models in all areas of history and social studies. You integrate technology into your instruction and see IT as an enabler for you and for learning.
In addition you:

Have successfully completed University course work that included training in secondary education and teacher certification,
Have experience teaching across the ability and age range,
Have experience teaching IB Economics (preferred),
Have experience working with Atlas Rubicon and Powerschool Learning or similar software.

The Role: The High School, Grades 9 to 12, supports an international student body of close to 450 students. The role is supervised by the High School Principal and Assistant Principal and you’ll work in close collaboration with the Department Head and grade level teams. As a member of the 60 strong High School team of classroom teachers and instructional support staff, you will work both independently and with teams of other teachers, specialists and with the school administration.
The Work: As a High School Social Studies Teacher, your daily activities involve teaching the lesson plans that you have prepared. In support of your teaching, you will find the documented curriculum on Rubicon Atlas (curriculum software). This will guide you in preparing your lesson plans and as you develop your lessons during the course of the school year, you’ll update and continue to develop the resources we have on Rubicon Atlas. On a daily basis, you will teach five blocks. You will also lead an advisory group (pastoral care) and have various supervisory duties throughout the week. After classes and at the end of the school day, you’ll be available to assist students during some non-teaching periods for extra tutorial. As we continually strive for improvement, you will be actively involved in curriculum and institutional development. Your voice matters in the conversation as to how we can all best serve the needs of our students, challenging them to be better versions of themselves.
You encourage learning through discovery, selecting age appropriate projects for the students so they can become hands-on learners. Whether in the classroom, the library, learning music or P.E., participating in athletics, or getting involved in gardening, your students are always learning. If you have talents or interests outside of school in the areas of music, athletics, the arts or other such interests, bring them with you as you’ll be participating in after school activities in support of our students. We hope you are as interested in service learning, community engagement, and sustainability as we are. Your experience in these areas is highly desirable.
Strong, open communication is your hallmark. Regular communications with parents is essential as you provide and explain information regarding students’ social, academic, and behavioral progress. You will be actively involved in school-wide, divisional, and grade level meetings and will have the opportunity to engage fully and openly in our professional learning community. You will be fully involved in daily life at ASH. Your “can do” attitude will be essential for your success in your daily school life.
Does this sound like you? We want to hear from you. Apply online through the Schrole website here.
The School & The Curriculum: To learn all about the American School of The Hague and read about our curriculum and teaching style in the High School, we invite you to visit the school website.
Child Protection and Safety The American School of The Hague is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.

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