Computer Teacher, K-8
JOB DESCRIPTION – K-8 Computer Teacher
Brasilia International School (BIS) is located in Brazil's capital city. Brasilia is a purpose-built city, designed in the late 1950's as the federal district of the country. Like Washington, DC, it is not a municipality or state. The original city is designed in the shape of an airplane where the seat of government is in the "cockpit"; the hotels, TV tower, and major road arteries are in the middle body; and the residential areas and businesses are in the wings. BIS is located near the top of the southern tip of the south wing which is also the area where our expat staff lives. Brasilia has 2.8 million people with many living in 'satellite cities' surrounding the original "airplane" city. Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world and Brasilia the 4th largest city. Brasilia is home to 133 embassies which contributes to the great diversity of the city and school. Brasilia has amazing weather, a spacious city park and man-made lake, accessibility to beautiful waterfalls, a great assortment of restaurants and sidewalk cafes, and delicious local foods including tapioca and acai. There is much to see and enjoy.
BIS is unique in Brasilia as the only international school that is not required to have Brazilian accreditation. This allows us the flexibility to pursue academic and spiritual excellence without having to compromise to government or ministry regulations. BIS has a ELC3 through 12th grade program with the majority of students in the elementary school. BIS is fortunate to have the freedom to share and integrate our Biblical worldview throughout all the curriculum and into the community. Our campus is situated on 2 lots in the "school zone" of the south wing. The leased campus and buildings were built to be a school and there is area to grow on these lots in the future. Currently BIS has 160 students from 22 countries. Peak enrollment is always in January and last year BIS had 192 students from 37 countries. We are thankful to God to be here in Brasilia!
The BIS teacher is our school’s most important resource. BIS is committed to finding the most highly qualified, Christian computer teacher for this position. This teacher must help create the BIS curriculum map/guide (including scope & sequence, standards, benchmarks and resources) and couple it with his/her own personal, creative curriculum planning. This will be a pioneering position for the school and BIS needs a teacher who is flexible to start a computer track through elementary and middle school (keyboarding, coding, computer applications, robotics, etc.). Classes must be taught through a Christian worldview with Biblical truth illuminated in the unit, lesson plan and direct instruction. Our resources are dated and curriculum is not in place so BIS needs that pioneer who will persevere in developing this computer program.
A love for teaching computers and computers applications to elementary and middle school students! Ability to clearly communicate and represent BIS well to the community, families and students. An understanding of curriculum mapping and an enthusiasm to build curriculum maps with new ideas and practices. Ability to manage the classroom and bring enthusiasm for learning to the students. Ability to facilitate the MAP (standardized testing) twice a year and in the admissions process. Be a believing Christian with a consistent testimony among his/her family and coupled with a passionate desire to see the lost hear the good news and be saved!
The candidate must possess:
1. Minimally hold a bachelor’s degree in education with a technology/computers endorsement, or a bachelor's degree in technology/computers.
2. Stateside/provincial certified as an educator and/or ACSI certified as a teacher.
3. Must have 1 year experience for a visa in Brazil
4. Ability to clearly communicate and represent BIS to the community.
5. Ability to work closely with the teachers, staff and parents.
6. Ability to oversee and revise the 5-year strategic plan in technology.
7. Flexibility, passion, excitement and love for working with students.
8. Able to help staff and students improve and add to their technology skills.
9. Be a believing Christian with a desire to illuminate Biblical truth in teaching, sharing God's work in your life, and in witnessing.
The preferred candidate will possess:
Minimum 2 years teaching experience