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Technology Teacher needed in CDA, Guatemala

Posted By: Colegio Decroly Americano <[email protected]>
Date: Friday, 24 May 2019, at 4:34 p.m.

Middle School Technology

Technology in CDA

1. Our objectives as part of the Technology team in Middle School
• Identify technical problems when operating devices and using digital environments to solve them and help other school community members when possible (troubleshooting).
• Incorporate the use of technology to achieve learning objectives in all disciplines within school΄s curriculum.
• Prepare students to be safe, responsible and innovative digital citizens

2. Our school's philosophy:
• Vision: To prepare ethically conscious citizens committed to the positive development and well-being of a community that encourages every member to achieve their true potential.
• Mission: Work together in an inclusive environment through a dynamic and student - centered curriculum which inspires students to collaborate with one another and challenges them to use critical and creative thinking skills to solve real-world problems.
• What is learning at CDA?: Learning, like any art, is a transformative and guided process that engages educators and students as they continuously explore and design creative ways to form new ideas and overcome challenges, which will prepare students to confidently apply acquired knowledge, skills, and behaviors in real-world situations so they can positively impact their community.

3. Our methodology and strategies
• Project Based Learning
• Collaborative learning
• Design Thinking Model

The candidate must have experience in:

1. Digital Citizenship


3. Education Technology Integration

4. Project based learning

5. 21st Century Skills

6. Education Technology trends

MS Technology teacher attributions and responsibilities
• Assist students in the process of acquiring the necessary digital skills and apply them in their daily activities
• Assist teachers in the process of using education technology
• Provide troubleshooting support to teachers and students
• Collaborate with teachers in the creation of integrations
• Search, explore, try new edtech tools

Preferred Qualifications:
• College degree and teaching credentials in Technology
• Three years prior successful teaching experience
• A clear Background check from your point of origin

*Start date is August 1, 2019

Colegio Decroly Americano is a private, coeducational, bilingual (English-Spanish), and a non-sectarian school, founded by Fomento Educativo in 1993. The school was established with the purpose of offering an education based on excellence. We are internationally accredited by NEASC.

The curriculum is articulated from Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade modeled after US private schools. It is focused on a standard based education that fosters: Intellectual, emotional and physical skills, positive social interaction, creative and critical thinking, and aesthetic appreciation.
• An emphasis on teaching the English language with 80% of the overall school curriculum taught in English
• On-going professional development programs
• Academic guidance and counseling program
• Systematic and continuous evaluation criteria, to ensure students’ academic and personal achievement
• Programs to assist the individual needs of students

The school campus includes ample green areas, playgrounds, gardens and lots of trees, soccer fields and gymnasium, multipurpose room, computer and science laboratories, a cafeteria, a clinic, and a resource center/library.

Monday through Thursday from 6:55 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and on Friday classes are held from 6:55 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays΄ afternoons are used for Professional Development (Teachers leave at 3:00 p.m. on Fridays). Co-curricular activities are held Monday-Thursday 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Students are offered a variety of programs specially designed for each grade level from Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade. The school campus is fully Wi-Fi; all the students have the opportunity to make use of the Internet as well as other multimedia resources.

CDA requires two years commitment in order to offer a contract
• Monthly stipend paid in local currency
• Up to $750 US dollars for airfare
• Housing allowance Q3,000.00
• Local medical insurance (if eligible)
• Visa (Permanent residency)
• Work permit
• Transportation to/from school in school buses
• After-school clubs/tutorials for an additional stipend

The monthly stipend is paid in local currency and it goes from US$1,150.00 to US$1,350.00 (The school opens a bank account and debit card with a local bank). The cost of living in Guatemala is less expensive than in the US or even other South American countries.

Please send your CV, letter of interest and a copy of your University Diploma to [email protected]

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