Dual Language Teacher (English) (2020-21)
Company: Alexandria City Public Schools
Posted on: May 24, 2020
Description: Facilitates student success in academic and
interpersonal skills through implementing district approved
curriculum; documents teaching and student
progress/activities/outcomes; addresses specific educational needs
of students' providing a safe and optimal learning environment; and
provides feedback to students, parents and administration regarding
student progress, expectations, goals, etc. The Dual Language
Program allows students to develop high levels of proficiency in
Spanish and English. This 50/50 Dual Language program model enrolls
both Heritage Speakers of Spanish and students with English as
their first language. Students receive half of the day's
instruction in Spanish and half in English. The program nurtures
students' understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures.
Students heighten their understanding of their own language and the
target language they are acquiring. This job reports to Principal.
Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree in job related area.
Master's degree preferred. Certificates & Licenses: Must hold a
valid Virginia Department of Education License, or eligibility to
obtain one, with an endorsement in Elementary Education PreK-3 or
PreK-6. ESL endorsement preferred. Experience: Job related
experience within specialized field with increasing levels of
responsibility required. Elementary teaching experience preferred.
Key Competencies: Academic language proficiency in English; Spanish
proficiency preferred. Knowledge of current standards, curriculum
and instructional practices in language arts and the content areas.
Commitment to the goals of dual language; previous experience in a
dual language program preferred. Knowledge of methods and
strategies for teaching academic content to second language
learners preferred. Commitment and ability to work with a full
range of students, including gifted students, students with
disabilities, English language learners, and students from diverse
cultural and social backgrounds. A strong and positive attitude
that all students can learn and have the capacity for academic
excellence. Understand and apply knowledge about cultural norms,
values and beliefs in the context of teaching and learning. Ability
to integrate technology into instruction. Remains current on
research-based methods and strategies for working with culturally
and linguistically diverse students. Essential Functions: Provides
instruction in English language arts and the academic content areas
taught in English. Collaborates with Spanish dual language partner
teachers and other colleagues to plan and coordinate instruction.
Plans differentiated classroom instruction that addresses a range
of language proficiency levels and individual learning needs.
Adapts instructional materials for English language learners.
Administers developmental testing programs, subject specific
assessments, etc. to assess student competency levels and/or
developing individual learning plans. Advises parents and/or legal
guardians of student progress to communicate expectations;
student's achievements; develop methods for improvement and/or
reinforce classroom goals in the home environment. Assesses student
progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals to provide
feedback to students, parents and administration. Collaborates with
instructional staff, other school personnel, parents and a variety
of community resources to improve the overall quality of student
outcomes, achieving established classroom objectives in support of
the school improvement plan. Counsels students to improve
performance, health status, problem solving techniques and a
variety of personal issues. Demonstrates methods required to
perform classroom and/or subject specific assignments to provide an
effective program that addresses individual student requirements.
Directs assistant teachers, student teachers, instructional
assistants, volunteers and/or student workers to provide an
effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual
students. Instructs students to improve their success in academic,
interpersonal and daily living skills through a defined course of
study. Manages student behavior to provide a safe and optimal
learning environment. Monitors students in a variety of educational
environments (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, nap times,
etc.) to provide a safe and positive learning environment.
Participates in a variety of meetings to convey and/or gather
information required to perform functions. Prepares a variety of
written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records,
etc.) to document student progress and meet mandated requirements.
Reports incidents (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected
substance abuse, etc.) to maintain personal safety of students,
provide a positive learning environment and adhere to Education
Code and school policies. May perform other additional duties or
tasks as designated by supervisor. Clearances: Criminal Justice
Fingerprint/Background Clearance. Tuberculosis Skin Test. WP
Primary Location: Mount Vernon Elementary School Salary Range:
Teachers and Other Licensed Staff Salary Scale
(http://www.acps.k12.va.us/hr/compensation/) Shift Type:
Keywords: Alexandria City Public Schools, Alexandria , Dual Language Teacher (English) (2020-21), Education / Teaching , Alexandria, Virginia
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