2019-2020 Elementary Dual-Language Teacher (Spanish) (#1243071)
Job Summary: Position is responsible for creating a dual-language immersion (Spanish) classroom environment that ensures learning and personal growth of every student; establishing effective rapport with students; motivating students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for becoming a responsible citizen in accordance with each pupil’s ability; and to establish good relationships with parents and with other staff members. Position will provide standards-based instruction in Spanish in two content areas with another teacher providing instruction in English in two other content areas. Fifty percent of the students will be native Spanish speakers and fifty percent will be native English speakers.
Essential Duties: 1. Instructs students in a program of study which meets stated objectives and prepared students to master grade level standards. 2. Instructs students using strategies conducive to dual-language immersion, such as sheltered instruction, cooperative learning, and discovery learning. 3. Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of Newport News Public Schools. 4. Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with the division’s basic instructional philosophy and congruent with course / SOL standards; provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroups of students. 5. Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best use the available time for instruction and to actively engage students. 6. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom by providing positive reinforcement of acceptable behaviors and modifying unacceptable behaviors. 7. Evaluates academic and social growth of students, prepares report cards, and keeps appropriate records to include attendance reports, checklists, census forms, and other recordkeeping activities as necessary. 8. Communicates regularly with parents or guardians through conferences and other means to discuss student progress. 9. Supervises and monitors student movement and escorts students to resources, bathrooms, buses, cafeteria, room changes and other activities in the building. 10. Administers standardized testing in accordance with division testing practices. 11. Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.