Computer Sciences Teacher - Secondary School\nNova Pioneer is looking for a superstar Computer Sciences Teacher to teach secondary school grades 8 - 12 at our Ormonde school in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2020. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic teacher to empower students using an enquiry-based learning approach and to be a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century.\nABOUT NOVA PIONEER\nImagine a world in which every young person across Africa attends a school that truly sets them up for success in the 21st century. A school that cares about individual students and allows them to explore the world around them. A school that focuses more on developing skills than on memorizing content. At Nova Pioneer, we have done more than just imagine this future, we are bringing it to life. Nova Pioneer is a pan-African, independent network of schools offering high quality, accessible education from pre-primary through secondary school. Nova Pioneer uses a unique, enquiry-based learning approach that encourages students to ask \u201cwhy\u201d instead of telling them the \u201cwhat\u201d. It allows them to form their own thinking through exploration, investigation and collaboration. Nova Pioneer currently has 6 schools in South Africa and Kenya with a vision to launch 100 schools and reach tens of thousands of students across the African continent in the next decade. To learn more visit www.novapioneer.com\nABOUT THE ROLE\nWe are looking for an exceptional Computer Sciences Teacher to teach our secondary school. Resident teachers lead instruction and planning for subject or grade level classrooms and are responsible for driving a rigorous, enquiry-based learning environment the Nova Pioneer way. Resident teachers are supported by Deans of Instruction who partner with them in their growth journey by observing lessons, providing feedback and coaching. Resident teachers support and mentor apprentice teachers. See below to learn more about the teaching model at Nova Pioneer.\nKey responsibilities for the role include:\n\n \tDeliver exceptional, real world, enquiry-based Computer Science lessons that align with the Cambridge Computer Science curriculum requirements\n \tDesign rigorous lesson plans\n \tDeliver impactful and engaging enquiry-based lessons supported by technology to enhance instructional delivery\n \tObserve, coach and be a model teacher for new teachers\n \tInfuse joy and passion for learning into lessons so that students are excited about and invested in their academic excellence\n \tSet and communicate rigorous and ambitious goals for all students and provide student feedback so they internalize it\n \tConduct ongoing assessment of student progress. Use assessment data to adjust instructional content and delivery techniques accordingly\n \tAttend weekly feedback meetings with Deans and learning designers to enhance teaching practices\n \tFully participate in opportunities for professional growth including daily team meetings and reflections, weekly professional development meetings, instructional coaching, and organisation wide learning and reflection\n \tCommunicate regularly with parents through e-mail, telephone and parent-teacher conferences\n \tContribute to and participate in co-curricular programming for at least one activity in the course of a term\n \tParticipate in a variety of collaborative teams and committees, fulfil supervision duties as assigned including occasional morning, evening and weekend events\n\nABOUT YOU\nSkills and Qualifications required:\n\n \tA BSc in Computer Science or similar degree + Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is ideal. We are also open to candidates who have a Bachelors of Education degree but who have strong experience in a Computer Science field\n \tSACE registered\n \tHave 2 + years\u2019 experience teaching Computer Sciences\n \tYou have a solid understanding of the Cambridge Computer Science Curriculum\n \tYou have strong technical knowledge of Computer Science\n \tYou have experience with one or more of the following programming languages: Python, Visual Basic (console mode), Pascal\/Delphi\n \tYou have a solid understanding of the design, coding and testing stages in the program development cycle\n \tYou can provide evidence (i.e. a portfolio of work) of programming skills\n \tAbility to lead a classroom independently\n \tYou love teaching and care deeply about the success of each and every student\n \tYou have an understanding of and passion for enquiry based, student-centered learning\n \tYou have a deep understanding of children and you know how to connect with the specific age group that you teach\n \tYou are a team player and you enjoy group problem solving\n \tYou are adept at using technology for instruction\n\nHOW TO APPLY\nDoes working at Nova Pioneer excite you? If so, then apply now!