THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE (TOK) TEACHER

DC International School ( learn more )

Washington, District of Columbia ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3406046
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : November 24, 2020
  • Starting Date: August 15, 2021

Job Description

District of Columbia International School (DCI) is a public charter school serving nearly 1,500 racially and economically diverse students in grades 6-12 from across the District of Columbia. We aim to provide our students with a world-class education that empowers them to follow their passions and change the world. DCI’s education centers on an International Baccalaureate curriculum, advanced language learning in Chinese, Spanish, and French, and a culture focused on student agency supported by 1:1 technology.

DCI is hiring a full-time Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Teacher. To apply, complete the linked employment application, and be prepared to upload a copy of your resume and cover letter. You will need to pass a background check. No phone calls, please.

Position Overview: This teaching position entails instructional and planning responsibilities for providing IB Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Coordinator management to students at DCI during the school year. This content will be taught in English.

Salary Range: $56,100 - $96,000 (Starting salary is determined by education and years of relevant experience)

Qualifications: A Master's Degree in secondary education or this content area is preferred (Bachelor's Degree is required). Able to meet HQT requirements under NCLB. Previous experience teaching in the area of career and college preparedness, and/or post-secondary transition is strongly preferred. Experience with 1:1 technology a plus.

Essential Attributes:

Ensure fidelity to IB standards and practices
Ensure compliance with IB DP rules and regulations, including, but not limited to: assessment management, testing management, submission of predicted grades, teacher assessed grades and assessments to the IB, and help in requests for accommodations
Coordinating with PPS and CP
Develop, lead and teach a rigorous and challenging TOK course
Spread awareness about the TOK course and its significance to the following audiences: senior leaders, subject teachers, parents and students.Convey enthusiasm and passion for the central role of TOK in developing critical thinking.
Develop and implement a Theory of Knowledge course that lasts the two years of the Diploma Programme. The IB recommends at least 100 teaching hours over the two-year period of study.
Model a TOK 'habit of mind' - the pedagogy of critical thinking that is central to the subject.
Facilitate professional development for all DP subject teachers on the nature of Theory of Knowledge (especially encouraging them to use the subject specific knowledge frameworks).
Work collaboratively and reflectively with DP subject teachers to help them integrate Theory of Knowledge into their unit plans.
Have knowledge of both the essay assessment instrument and the presentation assessment instrument and have confidence in marking standards.
Encourage and support students in the writing of the Extended Essay.
Encourage and support students in the writing of the TOK essay, providing the student with advice on and guidance about the skills needed. Ensure that the essay is the student’s own work.
Encourage and support students in the preparation of the TOK presentation (including the presentation planning document PPD), providing guidance on presentation skills. Assess the presentation using the presentation assessment instrument.
Work with the DP Coordinator to administer the assessment requirements.
Work with other members of the high school leadership group to monitor student progress.
Other duties as assigned.

Faculty and Staff Development/Benefits: DCI is committed to the principles of servant leadership and to providing faculty and staff with the resources and training they need to provide an excellent education experience for every student and family.
We have a benefits package that includes health and disability insurance and paid leave.
We offer teachers daily planning time, professional development, and reasonable class sizes.
Teachers and staff have the appropriate technology and support to do their work.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 2
  • Salary: $ 56,100 to $ 96,000 Per Year
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  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    DC International School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 4 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Melina Jimenez-Flores , Human Resource/Talent Manager
    • 1400 Main Drive NW
    • Washington, District of Columbia 20012

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