The primary function of The International School of Panama Teacher is to facilitate the students learning process and create productive environments in which students can develop skills they might need at present or in the future.
He or she provides within the classroom learning opportunities for the students and assists in other school programs working harmoniously with the administrative staff and parents in support of the ISP Teaching Philosophy, school policy, regulations, objectives and goals.
HIGH SCHOOL at ISP :
We are a community of approximately 340 high school students (grades 9, 10, 11, and 12), fifty-plus faculty and staff members, and several hundred parents.
Though a rigorous and engaging academic program sits at the core of the ISP high school experience the arts, athletics, and service are also central to our program.
The foundation that all of this is built upon is a shared belief that the most important thing that we do on this campus is take care of one another.
We are very proud of the work, the learning, and the teaching we do together and also quite humbled by the caliber of people we get to do it all with (on such a beautiful campus).
We are all learning, growing, contributing, and finding (and fine-tuning) our passions in life. Students, faculty, and parents / families included.
The High School Faculty
Our high school faculty is a mix of ISP founders and veterans who’ve been dedicated to ISP for 20 years, 25 years, or longer along with many teachers who are relatively new to the school and bring experiences with them from all over the world.
Our teaching staff is from the US, Canada, the UK / Europe, Panama, and other parts of Latin America.
High School Theater & Film
The drama and film programs are electives. In theater, students work on ensemble skills, developing performances based on text or devised work, and exploring theater from around the world through research and practice.
Building on the work of our popular Middle School drama program, these courses are designed to provide students with a broad experience of theater and drama in different forms, providing them with the skills to move into IBDP Theater should they desire, and if not, giving them a well-
rounded arts experience. Students have opportunities to perform in front of audiences and are also able to develop technical and production skills in our fully equipped black box studio and 500 seater theater.
In film, students benefit from our excellent resources including cameras, green screen and digital editing facilities, as well as a thriving local film community.
At present IB DP film is offered as an online course.
IB Theater (co-teaching)
Theater is offered to all IB students in Group 6 at ISP. Students explore theater in context, presentation, and the process of making theater.
Students use theater as a platform to express themselves as performers, designers, directors, and creators. This class would be co-
taught with the Director of VAPA.
This is a new aspect of the drama teacher role at ISP, exploring options for building drama into grade level units of work, with a view to helping develop a complete programme of ES drama in the coming years.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Exhibit the same skills, knowledge, and qualities required of the general classroom teachers in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and classroom management.
Work as part of a team to create and deliver an inquiry-based drama curriculum which promotes the development of confident theater skills.
Adapt courses of study and training methods to meet student needs and abilities.
Produce and direct plays for school and public performances.
Create a learning environment that promotes respect and a culture of learning.
Use instructional methods and resources in class to motivate and enable students to achieve the curriculum learning objectives.
Manage and maintain standards of student behavior in line with the school’s expectations.
Maintain accurate records of students and open communication with parents.
Show professionalism in your interactions with students, colleagues and parents.
Identify areas of professional growth and take part in the in-service program of the school.
WHAT YOU BRING
Teacher training / certification in theater and experience with Secondary age students.
Deep dedication to learning and developing the craft of teaching.
Highly effective collaborative skills, innovation and creativity.
Willingness to work as part of a busy and vibrant Visual and Performing Arts department during and after school hours.
Confidence with team teaching.
Highly effective collaboration skills, innovation and creativity.
A resourceful and adaptive attitude, eagerness to embrace constant change, growth and learning.
A willingness to be flexible and adaptable, and committed to the challenges of working in an international school.
Organization, time management, and problem solving skills.
A high degree of professionalism.
Commitment to participating in the whole school experience including fostering joy as an authentic and important part of the learning process for students and staff.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB
At least 5 years of experience in relevant subject area or grade level.
For HS Positions IB Teaching experience or IB training is desirable.
High level of English proficiency.
Cross cultural sensitivity and an international mindset.
Previous experience in an international school is desirable.
December 15th, 2018 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.