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Chemistry and Integrated Science Teacher


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3 weeks ago

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The Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya (AKES, Kenya) operates 5 schools in various cities in Kenya and provides nursery to senior secondary education in both national and international curricula. It is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of private development agencies working to improve living conditions and opportunities for people of all faiths and origins in specific regions of the developing world.

The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi (AKA), Nairobi is the only school in Kenya authorised to offer a continuum of the International Baccalaureate curriculum (IB) from Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), to Diploma Programme (DP). With over 1000 students, AKA, Nairobi is a multi-cultural school with a variety of nationalities represented in our student and teaching faculty.

The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi - Senior School has an opening for the following position:
Chemistry and Integrated Science Teacher.

Role Summary

Asâ an Integrated Science and Chemistry teacher you will be required to deliver lessons that reflect the IB MYP curriculum at AKA, Nairobi. The teacher is expected to use diverse teaching approaches such as inquiry-based methods and differentiation strategies in ensuring a dynamic and engaging learning environment is created. The teacher is required to establish and uphold standards for student behavior and learning approaches while actively monitoring, assessing, and supporting student progress. Additionally, the teacher collaborates with the Science Department team, other teaching staff, and communicates effectively with parents and the broader school community.

Key Responsibilities

Develop and implement a comprehensive Science curriculum that aligns with the IB standards and philosophy This may involve designing units of study, lesson plans, and assessments that incorporate IB principles, including inquiry-based learning, interdisciplinary connections, and international-mindedness Provide captivating and proficient teaching to students in Chemistry and Integrated Science across diverse grade levels. Cultivate their understanding, creativity, and skills in these scientific disciplines. This involves instructing on different facets of chemistry and integrated science, encompassing theory, practical application, experimentation, and analytical comprehension Adapt teaching strategies and materials to meet studentâs diverse needs and abilities, including those with different learning styles and abilities. Provide additional support or challenges as needed Use varied, adequate assessments, including formative and summative assessments in line with the International Baccalaureate Organization requirements Engage parents regularly and effectively in the education of their children Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the relevant subject and modern pedagogy Accurately evaluate and comment on both the ability and developmental potential of each student Effectively communicate with students, colleagues, and parents, including through email and the school information system Demonstrate an experience of high professional values and practices Show profound commitment to ongoing professional growth and to taking on responsibility for fulfilling the vision and philosophy of the Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi

The requirements

Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor of Education Science or an equivalent in the respective field. TSC Certification. 5 years of IB Middle Years Programme and/or IB Diploma. Previous teaching experience in the Middle Years Programme (MYP).

The closing date for applications is November 29, 2023.


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