CEC English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher (#1251275)
To provide learning and support for English Language Acquisition. The ELA programming in CECA has been developed, in part, as a response to federal and state legislation regarding the education of ELLs. All schools are expected to meet federal requirements of Title Programs of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and state requirements of the Colorado English Language Proficiency Act (ELPA). In order to ensure that schools meet these requirements, the Colorado State Board of Education (CDE) has established the Colorado English Language Proficiency (ELP) standards. The ELP standards mirror the World-Class Instruction Design and Assessment (WIDA) standards. The WIDA standards exceed minimum requirements established by federal and state law and are focused on ensuring that ELLs develop the English language skills they need to succeed in school.
A. Plan, prepare, and teach well developed lessons in English in the Core Curriculum Content Standards and Colorado English Language Proficiency (ELP) standards which enthuse and inspire students, and promote enjoyment of learning. B. Develops and delivers lesson plans utilizing a broad range of appropriate differentiated techniques and strategies addressing all aspects of communication that develop each student’s ability to read, write, speak, and listen in content areas at levels that ensure learners meet or exceed learning targets. C. Administers academic and language assessments for the purpose of evaluating student’s progress in meeting academic learning targets and progress in language acquisition. Maintains complete and accurate records of student’s progress and evidence of growth and progress. D. Serve on the Student Support and Intervention Team to ensure culturally and linguistically responsive practices throughout the referral process when student in question is an ELL. E. Select and sequence appropriate materials, resources, and approaches according to the course/content area and audience of learners. F. Facilitates frequent and effective home-school communication by coordinating: conferences; written communication; parent trainings and other meetings/events and interpreting, translations, etc. G. Maintain current lesson plans, assessment data (i.e., grades), and attendance records using Infinite Campus (IC). H. Supervise students’ attendance and behavior and follow up as appropriate, in accordance with the Student Handbook and CEC Policies. I. Provide work for study hall when a student has not completed assignments, notify leadership or relevant staff, and ensure work is graded promptly. J. Utilize learning spaces and tools effectively (i.e., notice boards, displays). K. Attend academic, departmental, and school meetings when required, and attend/deliver professional development sessions as directed. L. Adhere to standards and procedures detailed in the CEC Employee Handbook and CEC Policies. M. Collaborate with other teaching staff to accurately capture student progress. N. Address and respond to student issues/emergencies as needed
Student Support • Systematic English Language Development (ELD) and sheltered instruction • Differentiate instruction and to teach language explicitly. • Ensure ELLs receive grade-level core content courses taught in English using sheltered instruction techniques • Monitoring the academic progress and language development of ELLs by regularly reviewing records to track the course of ELL student language development • Regularly consults with general education and content area teachers to check and document the progress of the monitored student • Work with leadership to create objectives and set targets for the percentage of ELLs who demonstrate improvement in overall English proficiency as measured by assessments and objectives to close the performance gap between ELLs and native English speakers in core content areas of reading, writing, and math. • Content support through demonstration classrooms, co-planning, and coteaching • Knowledge and understanding of: o WIDA ACCESS o Colorado English Language Proficiency (CELP) standards o Colorado English Language Proficiency Act (ELPA) o Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Student Advocacy • Establish an ELA Parent Advisory Committee (EPAC) for CECA (Title Funding- The EPAC meets quarterly to communicate with parents, schools, and district personnel. Feedback from all EPAC meetings is recorded and reviewed by the district ELA department to monitor parent concerns and satisfaction.)