High School Technology Teacher
Computer Studies, Integrated Design
and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program
Starting date: January 2018
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
Position and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate:
This position entails two
interrelated courses, with some overlap in skill sets, but combined
philosophy. The Computer Studies and Integrated Design courses are
targeted at students who have an interest in Raspberry Pi, Web Design, or App
Creation. It is a hands on course that mixes a knowledge of HTML
automation. The course content is up to the students and teacher to
create based on interest level and opportunities for real life
application. As an example, the class created a Thunder Alert/Lightening
strike warning system for the athletic fields, a self-guided robotic
all-terrain vehicle for accessing places humans cannot enter to check for
blockages, and a competition buzzer system for the Knowledge Bowl trivia team.
The Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Certificate is a new path in some of the top schools around the world where
students spend 2 years studying process design, project management, and
social/business entrepreneurship. It has elements of technology, social
development, and business mixed together to culminate in a final project in senior
year that addresses a need in Panama.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
- Support the ISP Teaching and
Learning Philosophy by developing and teaching a curriculum that engages all
learners in purposeful, connected and balanced work that cultivates
- Help ensure that all students
achieve key learning outcomes for the grade level, targeting instruction
thoughtfully to address individual needs
- Build a robust learning atmosphere
that leads students to value being at school and feel part of a challenging yet
joyful and inclusive learning community
- Collaborate intensively and daily
with colleagues to continually improve student learning and school culture
- Participate actively in ongoing,
intensive professional learning
WHAT YOU BRING
- Student teaching, IB teacher training
or equivalent experience with HS students
- A working
Scripting (It is sufficient to be knowledgeable in a few and familiar with
- App creators such as MIT App Invento
- An awareness of social issues in Panama and an understanding of how
social entrepreneurship works.
- Real life experience in the business or technology innovation world that
can be translated to the classroom.
- Project design, project management, or start-up experience.
- Deep dedication to learning and
developing the craft of teaching
- Ability to work collaboratively with students and other faculty
- All classes are co-taught to some degree.
- Very resourceful and adaptive, eager
to embrace constant change, growth and learning.
- Committed to the challenges of working in an
- A high degree of
- 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
least 5 years of experience in relevant subject area or grade level For HS
Positions IB Teaching experience or IB training is desirable.
or Master Degree in Education or Bachelor or Master Degree in relevant subject
area with teaching experience as per above
- High level of English proficiency
- Cross cultural sensitivity and an international
- Previous experience in an international school
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