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In general, elementary school teachers:

  • Identify children’s individual and collective learning needs for their age and grade
  • Plan and deliver instruction based on student learning needs and approved curriculums
  • Provide a stimulating learning environment in which each child can experience growth and develop to their potential using course material
  • Help students learn appropriate knowledge, skills, and attitudes
  • Facilitate positive social relationships between students and the rest of society
  • Use various assessment tools to evaluate and communicate student progress
  • Serve as role models for students

Elementary classes vary in size and include students who represent a broad range of abilities, interests and needs. A variety of instructional and assessment strategies are required to maintain student interest and maximize individual learning.

In addition, elementary teachers:

  • Meet with parents or guardians regarding their child’s learning status
  • Meet with other professionals to discuss individual student needs and progress
  • Organize and direct the work of teacher assistants and parent volunteers
  • Supervise extracurricular and after-school activities
  • Attend meetings, seminars, and professional development sessions
  • Deal with children’s crises such as forgotten lunches, minor scrapes, family emergencies and not being picked up as scheduled

Most elementary teachers are responsible for a homeroom class of 20 to 33 children and teach most subjects. Some teachers “team teach” (work as a group of 2 or more teachers to plan and carry out teaching activities) or teach music, second languages or physical education at multiple grade levels.

Elementary teachers who have specialized in early childhood education are prepared to work with children from kindergarten to Grade 3. Early childhood education programs focus on the development of positive self-concepts in young children. These teachers plan, organize, and provide a wide variety of developmentally appropriate experiences that foster understanding and use of language through:

  • Hands-on activities, stories, discussions, songs, art projects, games, and other exploratory learning activities
  • Listening experiences
  • Individual and group activities and projects

Most kindergarten teachers in urban areas teach 2 different groups of children each day: 1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon. In rural areas, kindergarten teachers often work in half-day or alternate full-day programs.

Many schools in Alberta offer language immersion or bilingual programs in Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Mandarin, Polish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Indigenous, and other languages. In addition, the number of non-English speaking immigrant children in the province has created a need for English as a Second Language (ESL) and English Language Learners (ELL) teachers. ESL and ELL classes usually are taught by elementary teachers who have completed related university course work. At CISLC, Vietnamese language immersion programs will be taught to the students by local Vietnamese teachers, Alberta teachers are expected to work in close collaboration with their Vietnamese colleagues.

 

Working Conditions:

Teaching is a physically and emotionally demanding occupation that requires a high level of energy. Much of the time, teachers are on their feet interacting with children. Teachers are required to maintain a positive learning environment while addressing the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional needs of students from diverse backgrounds. A teacher’s day, therefore, is busy and requires careful attention to a wide variety of responsibilities concurrently.

Teachers at CISLC will be expected to interact with many English as a Second Language learners and will be required to have patience in facilitating the students.

 

Skills and Abilities:

Elementary school teachers need:

  • Genuine interest in children and respect for their individuality
  • Creativity, imagination, patience, and high energy
  • Resourcefulness
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong leadership and teamwork skills
  • A clear speaking voice and the ability to convey confidence
  • Positive conflict resolution skills and the ability to handle stress well
  • Strong organizational skills
  • The ability to establish rapport with children and parents
  • They should enjoy finding different ways to solve problems and present information and organizing and coordinating the work of others.

 

Certification Requirements:

Teacher

In Alberta, teachers in the K to 12 system work at the elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 6), junior high (Grades 7 to 9), or high school (Grades 10 to 12) levels. Elementary and junior high teachers are typically generalists. However, it is preferred that high school teachers have subject area expertise.

Legislation

Under Alberta’s Education Act and Certification of Teachers and Teacher Leaders Regulation, schoolteachers must be certificated by the Government of Alberta.

What You Need to be at CISLC

Minimum requirements for an interim professional certificate (IPC) are:

  • 4 years of university education and a recognized degree, including 48 semester-hour credits in teacher-education coursework and 10 weeks of supervised student teaching at an approved institution
  • Criminal record check with a vulnerable sector search

Requirements for a permanent professional certificate (PPC) are:

  • 2 years of full-time teaching experience (approximately 400 days equivalent) in an Alberta accredited school while holding a valid Interim Professional Certificate
  • 2 successful evaluations of classroom performance based on meeting the requirements in the Teaching Quality Standard
  • Recommendation from the employing school authority
  • For detailed official information including coursework requirements for teachers in the K to 12 system, visit the Government of Alberta website.

 

NOTE:

Under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), teachers who hold a valid teaching certificate from another Canadian jurisdiction are eligible for certification in Alberta without requiring additional training or examination, with the exception of evidence of language proficiency, which still may be required.

Individuals must still apply for Alberta teacher certification and will be eligible for either an Interim Professional Certificate or a Letter of Authority (LA) with the same scope of practice as authorized by your valid certificate from the other Canadian jurisdiction. Please ensure to complete this before flying into Vietnam and start at CISLC.

 

Professional Attributes and Experience:

  • Proven ability to work in teams
  • Work effectively with teachers, parents, administrators, and students
  • Commitment to creating a school culture that is caring, collaborative, safe, and responsive to the needs of all students
  • Demonstrated commitment to student success
  • Experience in the international environment and teaching English Language Learners is an asset

 

Application Process:
Please submit the following:

  • Signed Offence Declaration: Offence Declaration
  • Cover letter
  • Updated CV - resume including your current OCT
  • The names and contact information (telephone number(s). + email addresses) of three (3) professional references
  • Copy of your passport

Your referees are, preferably, those who have been in a supervisory role to you and who can be readily contacted to provide a reference by phone or email

It would be great if you can spend time to complete the google form we share with you which helps us to know your qualification or experience clearly.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VFK7MItgaWuttWiPhVPcdRHytQDYIPYDWVohvWY1iiM/viewform?ts=618381b6&edit_requested=true
 

If you have questions, please contact us: jobapplication@admin.cis.edu.vn

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