Responsible for teaching English language and literature to elementary school students using a PYP model
Ensures the curriculum is implemented in a way that maximizes student learning and embraces the IB philosophy of learning
Uses instructional practices that fosters learning for all students
Ensures that assessment data is used to inform instructional decisions;
Participation in school co-curricular activities, events, professional development meetings
Works collaboratively with the Chinese and English teaching staff
Ensure student safety by performing supervisory duties at selected breaks and lunchtimes;
Other duties, as assigned by the Elementary School Principal
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required
Fully qualified teacher status
A strong knowledge of differentiation strategies
Successful experience as an English Language and Literature teacher in a PYP classroom
English as mother tongue
Open-minded, enthusiastic, and demonstrates a willingness to embrace a unique, multicultural school culture
Must have an interest in living and working in China and at school that strongly supports and embraces Chinese language and culture
3 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 3
About Daystar Academy
Daystar Academy is a community-based, bilingual private school based on two campuses in Beijing. Currently it operates to Middle School level and will add a High School level (Grade 9) in 2019. Its aim is to graduate students who are genuinely bilingual in Chinese and English and bicultural. Daystar brings together Chinese national curriculum standards and US Common Core State Standards, using the framework of the IB PYP and MYP. The school has a rigorous approach to the use?of data to inform instructional practice and seeks to embrace innovation and research in its teaching and learning.
Daystar Academy’s overall objective is for its students to graduate fully bilingual and with complete bilingual literacy. This is in order to fulfil a very deliberate aspiration: so that they go to universities internationally but are able to return to China with a strong understanding of the Chinese culture. Bilingual immersion in Chinese and English is at the heart of the Daystar program. Students are not only taught the two languages but are taught through the two languages. The school is a blend of cultures, with students learning together through a blend of educational traditions.
Daystar... aspires to be a school that is open-minded, caring, principled and reflective. It makes decisions based on long- term educational outcomes and believes in involving all stakeholders in decision-making processes. Both the academic and extracurricular programs aim to equip students with the tools necessary to impact positively on their communities.
It seeks to develop students who will have a questioning and inquisitive mindset, who think and communicate with clarity and precision, who are persistent in striving for excellence in all that they do and who care about their impact on their local and global communities. Character education is a central pillar in the founding mission of the school.
Students are provided with meaningful opportunities to hone their twenty-first century communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity skills. Values such as service and respect are also embedded inside and outside the classroom.
Daystar is at an exciting point in its development. With a strong and highly distinctive tradition as a Kindergarten and Elementary School, it has recently developed its Middle School and will now be adding a High School. These new divisions of the school will be expected to continue the unique approach for which Daystar has become known: truly bilingual education that is both values-driven and research-based within the context of a community school in which families feel they have an active stake.