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 PK 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 195 students from 25 countries. We are thankful to God to be here in Brasilia!
The ideal highly-qualified, mission-minded ELD teacher will be able to oversee the needs of the secondary ELD students at BIS. He/she will need to network with teachers, helping train and coach them in best practices for working with ELD students. The ELD teacher must be able to follow the BIS curriculum map/guide (including scope & sequence, standards, benchmarks and resources) and couple it with his/her own personal, creative curriculum planning. These courses must be delivered from a Christian worldview with Biblical truth illuminated in the unit/lesson planning, and direct instruction. BIS teachers are dedicated and committed to the eternal lives of our students and community and the work they do facilitating success in the school.
Provide ELD Support to students.
Flexibility - we have to recognize the needs and plan for every student.
-Current state or provincial issued teacher certification
-Minimum of 2 years teaching experience
-ELD experience a plus