This position is only for IB MYP experienced faculty . The Middle Years Program Coordinator is an informed, reflective practitioner who uses Inquiry learning strategies within the MYP framework to create positive learning environments which motivate and challenge all learners to become self-regulated, life-long learners and leaders.
The Middle Years Program Coordinator, alongside the Principal, will act as the pedagogical leader of the MYP in the school.
The position holder will have a commitment to collaborative planning and is responsible for ensuring that pedagogical aspects are discussed, information is disseminated and the MYP is planned, taught and assessed collaboratively.
The MYP Coordinator is responsible for :
Liaison between IBO and school v Defining the culture of school (based on the MYP learner profile)
Developing the programme and its whole-school implementation Grades (6-10). Phase 1 : 6-8 grade.
Promote international-mindedness in the school
Articulation of the programme
Professional development : workshops, conferences, school visits, induction; IB networks
Supporting the IB MYP authorization and evaluation processes
Recording, collating and archiving materials, including recording the MYP Personal Project
Developing assessment, language, and academic honesty policies
To be familiar with and promote understanding and use of all MYP documents
Be fully conversant with all MYP publications
Ensure that copies of IB publications pertaining to the MYP section of the school are available to all staff members
Establish and maintain a record of completed IB Middle Years Planners
Publish the school’s programme of inquiry
Lead the process of developing or reviewing the school’s curriculum documents, scope and sequence documents
Model IB planning, assessment, and implementation by having up to 50% teaching load if needed for the AQI MYP coordinator
Ensure that agreements are formulated for teaching and learning and for assessment
Ensure the development of an action plan and, advise and support the formulation of the school’s strategic development plan Maintain the archive of MYP records from one year to the next, including the personal project
Ensure that the document entitled General regulations : Middle Years Programme is supplied to parents / guardians
Ensure that the document entitled Rules for IB World Schools : Middle Years Program shared with relevant staff.
Ensure that staff members are made aware of professional development opportunities
Ensure IB teaching staff receive ongoing training in the delivery of the programme
Make recommendations regarding professional development opportunities on and off campus
Keep a record of workshop attendance and school visits to ensure equality of opportunity to identify ongoing needs, and to complete authorization and programme evaluation forms
Provide appropriate guidance and support are given to staff to implement the programme (for example, use of the MYP planner, use of an appropriate diversity of assessment strategies, planning the personal project)
Assist teams or individuals in developing and documenting units of inquiry and individual student inquiries
Support the teachers responsible for, and the students involved in, the PYP exhibition in the final year of the programme
Ensure that all MYP teachers are issued with passwords to access MY IB’
Make recommendations for the purchase of suitable resources to support the implementation of the programme
Be responsible for the establishment of an inventory of resources to facilitate efficient collaboration
Identify resources within the local community to aid the implementation of the MYP
Ensure that all requirements of the IB concerning the implementation of the programme are adhered to
Set up systems for communication and collaboration among all staff members involved in implementing the programme
Conduct parent information sessions
Develop, create a school news letter and publish articles pertaining to the programme in the school newsletter
Circulate all relevant information received from the IB and ensure that teachers and other staff are kept up to date with current developments in the programme
Prepare and submit any documentation required for authorization and evaluation
Respond to requests for information (for example, questionnaires) from the IB
Provide a liaison between the school and the IB
Provide outreach to the wider MYP community through MY IB discussion forums, email and hosting visits from other schools Promote the use of the MY IB within the school community
Recommend exemplary teachers to participate in curriculum development meetings
Further details of the role and responsibilities of MYP Coordinators are available from the IBO, in particular refer to the Responsibilities of the pedagogical leadership team’ section of MYP : Principles to Practice’.
While every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.
Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.
This job description may be amended at any time following discussion between the Head of School and member of staff, and is to be reviewed annually.
QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
Local and International MYP Coordinator Networks
School leadership team v Middle School teachers
Administration staff v Parents and learners Personal Specification Qualifications and Training
A degree plus teaching qualification (or equivalent) in a relevant area
Higher degree or recognized professional qualification (preferred)
Evidence of continued relevant professional development.
IB experience (preferred, not required)
Two years administrative experience
Experience of teaching the MYP
Experience in teaching learners with diverse needs, especially EAL
Experience and knowledge of curriculum design and development
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
Deep knowledge and understanding of conceptually based planning and learning
Practical understanding of effective teaching and learning strategies
Theoretical understanding of effective teaching and learning strategies
Relevant curriculum knowledge
Understanding and knowledge of principles and practice of inclusion
We are looking for someone who can :
Establish and maintain good relationships with colleagues, learners and parents
Communicate effectively orally and in writing
Deal effectively and non confrontationally with learners and staff
Positively influence others
Motivate and engage with colleagues