Middle School Social Studies Teacher, Dual Immersion, Spanish and English Instruction

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Start Date
08/21/2024
Position Areas
Social Studies

Description

MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES DUAL IMMERSION TEACHER

TO TEACH IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH

2024-25 SCHOOL YEAR

187 DAY CONTRACT

INSURANCE, RETIREMENT BENEFITS, PAID TIME OFF

Grade level to be determined by staffing placements within the department.

2024-2025 School Year, Approximately 8/21/24-6/16/25; Summer training/development may be required depending on placement.

 

JOB GOAL:

To provide culturally embedded, student-centered, thematically-based, and historically-rich instruction in the classroom that meets district social studies standards and benchmarks.  Said instruction is preferred to focus on engaging students in concept/theme-based, meaningful activities to ensure they master oral language proficiency and biliteracy in Spanish and English. 

 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan lessons for daily instruction that derive from district and state standards and benchmarks and dual immersion curriculum.

  • Assist in the development of curriculum for the dual immersion program, particularly the thematic or concept-based units that are congruent with and supportive of the social studies content area.

  • Align educational experiences in the classroom that reflect the philosophy and expectations of the dual immersion program.

  • Preferred: Conduct 90-100% of instruction in Spanish for dual Classes, 100% in English for the non-dual classes.

  • Co-plan with partner teacher daily to ensure program cohesion and student success.

  • Structure activities in the classroom to encourage students to engage in both language input and output, to facilitate oral language production and comprehension.

  • Effectively differentiate both content and language learning to ensure that all students successfully meet program benchmarks and outcomes.

  • Assess student progress in a formative manner in oral and written language development, and adjust instruction according to the results of those assessments.

  • Use a variety of strategies to maintain frequent and regular contact with parents.

  • Seek frequent opportunities for professional and language development.

  • Work proactively to promote and support second language learning and bi-literacy throughout the school and district.

  • Other duties as assigned by the administrator.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY:

MINIMUM:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Studies Education.

  • All abilities of a “good” teacher: excellent classroom management, sound instructional practice, ability to communicate effectively with parents and other school personnel, etc.

  • Desire and ability to work collaboratively in a teaming situation

  • Strong advocate for program philosophy.

DESIRED:

  • Native or native-like Spanish-speaker.

  • Ability to teach grade level content in Spanish and English.

  • Understanding of dual immersion programming and research.

  • At least three years demonstrated excellence in classroom instruction.

  • Extremely proficient in sheltering instruction: (1) ability to successfully teach content in a second language and (2) simultaneously develop student’s language proficiency.

  • Cultural knowledge and ability to develop cross-cultural competencies.

  • Strong ability to develop meaningful, relevant curriculum.

  • ESL/Bilingual endorsement.

  • Experience teaching in a dual immersion program.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Social Studies Education.

  • Wyoming teacher certification with a Social Studies 6-12 Endorsement, required; (Applicants must have or be able to obtain a teaching certificate issued by the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board (http://wyomingptsb.com/)

 

The School District places employees on salary schedules on the basis of:

  1. Wyoming experience.

  2. Out-of-state experience up to 7 years.

  3. Degree – Bachelor's, Masters, or Doctorate.

  4. Semester Graduate Credits beyond Degree. 

24/25 Compensation package pending; 23/24 package can be found here    

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit on the floor depending on the age of the children. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 25 lbs. 0 - 12 feet and on occasion up to 20 feet, such as boxes of books and AV/VCR carts. Occasionally the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average person, may need to lift arms to write on chalk or marking board and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch and reach 0 - 24 inches and up to 36 inches above the head. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being and work output of other people. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material,the ability to adjust focus, and exposure to screen(s) via technology. Hearing ability to monitor activity and presence of students and respond to communication with students and adults is required. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff. 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is normally low to moderate but may become loud when large groups are together in a room. The employee may be required to move from room to room to provide instruction and may have to maneuver in crowded hallways. Duties are typically performed indoors and occasionally outdoors, such as playground duty or when students are boarding or unloading buses. The employee may be exposed to unpredictable weather conditions. This position is typically performed in a hazard free, clean, and healthy environment.

 

DISCLAIMER:

This job description identifies primary responsibilities and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and activities. This job description is subject to change in response to student demographics, staffing factors, funding variables, modified operating procedures, and/or program/curriculum changes as directed by the Superintendent(s) or designee(s) of Teton County School District #1. 

 

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION:  

The Teton County School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.  Any person having inquiries concerning the school’s compliance with the regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) is directed to contact the Civil Rights Compliance Officer (Communications Coordinator), at the office of the School District , 307-733-2704, titleixcoordinator@tcsd.org or PO Box 568, 1235 Gregory Lane, Jackson, WY 83001.

 

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Teton County School District #1

P.O. Box 568 255 North Jean Street, Jackson, WY 83001
 

At the following locations

Jackson Hole Middle School

1230 South Park Loop Road PO Box 568, Jackson, WY 83001