JobID 1629 : Spanish Immersion Teacher (#1960820)
Spanish Immersion Teacher
Posted Date: December 16, 2019
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Salary: As per salary scale
Starting Date: 2020-2021
Description: Immersion teachers will teach two half-day sessions of Math, Science, Social Studies, and Literacy in the target language. The immersion teacher will team with another teacher, who will primarily be responsible for teaching Language Arts in English and supporting math and content area instruction. The two classes of children will consist primarily of English-speaking children learning the target language. This is a school level position with the principal as supervisor. The immersion teacher will have the opportunity to collaborate and attend trainings on district and state levels.
- Collaborate with English partner teacher.
- Develops and administers foreign language education curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
- Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
- Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences to develop pertinent sequential assignments, challenge students, and best utilize the available time for instruction.
- Teaches knowledge and skills in a language other than English, including comprehension, grammar and syntax, sentence and paragraph structure, composition, vocabulary and proper word usage, colloquialisms, communication and translation of literature.
- Develops student understanding and appreciation of the cultures and mores of countries where the language is the predominant or a major means of communication.
- Adapt lesson plans for second language learners.
- Accommodate visitors to the classroom.
- Meet with parents from both classes for Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences.
- Assume other duties as assigned.
- Works with students and others to prepare materials for inclusion in literary publications, contests, etc.
- Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
- Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
- Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
- Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
- Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
- Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
- Current Delaware Teaching License (hold or be eligible for) Elementary Education (K-6) and World Language (K-12).
- Oral proficiency of at least "Advanced Mid" in the immersion language (Spanish).
- Proficient English speaker.
- Previous teaching experience (preferred).
- Special education certification (preferred).
- Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation.