Job Description



Technology and Design Teacher-Elementary

Location:Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong

BASIS International School Shenzhen is seeking qualified candidates for an Elementary Technology and Design Teacher to start August 2023!

BASIS International School Shenzhen - the founding international school in our global network - is moving to a new campus and expanding to include over 400 more students! Come join our internationally acclaimed program and be a part of this exciting development!

BASIS International teachers are knowledgeable, passionate, and believe in transforming education. As part of a uniquely collaborative and professional teaching community, BASIS teachers motivate students to reach their highest potential, while also elevating their own skills through peer collaboration and a culture where learning is of the greatest importance.

Elementary Technology and Design teachers stimulate and encourage students’ natural curiosity while teaching foundational information and communications technology skills and design thinking. Teachers will also help students make connections between different subjects and learn how to apply the concepts they have learned to various situations. Teachers have the autonomy to present and teach the concepts in their own way and are encouraged to bring a creative and fresh approach to the classroom. Students beginning in kindergarten learn about coding, 3D modeling, robotics and electrical engineering, multimedia, and productivity, all within the context of using a designer’s perspective to solve real-world problems. Through this process, students develop agency, responsibility, and cultivate a sense of citizenship as 21st century learners. A teacher’s passion can spark a lifetime of interest and learning, and we encourage our teachers to allow their enthusiasm for their subject to inspire their students.

Primary Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Prepare subject specific Technology and Design lessons for elementary aged students.

Provide subject instruction on a higher level than grade standard, in an interactive learning environment and delivering exceptional results for all students.

Implement BASIS Curriculum by designing effective and creative lessons and assessments to ensure students’ education is at an internationally competitive level.

Collaborate with other BASIS International teachers to form a community of smart, talented, and interesting people who are passionate about education and readily willing to work in a professional, academic environment.

Tutor students in content-specific knowledge and skills to heighten the trajectory of students’ academic and career success.

Manage student behavior to foster academic achievement, personal responsibility, intellect, and individuality in all students.

Job Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree and ability to successfully pass a background clearance. In addition to a bachelor’s degree, a major (24-30 credit hours) or advanced degree in the teaching subject fulfills the highly qualified requirement. In some cases, a bachelor’s degree and documentation of passage of a state authorized subject test in the teaching area may fulfill the highly qualified requirement. Minimum two years teaching experience as a lead teacher required.

A qualified candidate should possess strong ICT-CS skills. A background in Technology/Design teaching is preferable as well as the following technical abilities:

*             Experience with block-based coding

*             Experience with 3D modeling software

*             Experience with robotics/electrical engineering (i.e., Arduino, micro:bit, LEGO EV3, etc.)

*             Productivity/multimedia - Office365/multimedia applications

Preferred: Subject matter postgraduate work (Master’s or Ph.D.) is preferred. Together with a high level of educational attainment, a successful applicant will demonstrate strong communication skills in teaching ideas, texts, and concepts with precision and confidence. Must be open to innovative ideas in teaching.

Salary and Benefits

Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on education and experience. BASIS International Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, housing allowance, travel assistance, and more. Assistance in obtaining a visa will be provided.

Application Instructions

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