JobID 949 : Bi-Literacy Teacher (#1591975)

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Description:  Soda Creek Elementary School is seeking a qualified English Language Learner teacher to start about August 2019 for 2019-2020 school year.  Position is .5 FTE part-time and has a 185 day work year. Must have current, valid Colorado teaching license or have by August 2019.  Must be both bilingual and biliterate.

Job Summary:

1. Participates and collaborates.

  • Helps teachers find ways of working more effectively with English Language Learner students.
  • Responds to staff concerns in a sensitive manner.
  • Provides time to be readily accessible to staff (regular and special education).
  • Works cooperatively with administrators.
  • Assists general education teachers with utilizing appropriate scaffolding, differentiation and strategies to address diverse English learner proficiency levels with the classroom and developing culturally responsive practices within the school setting.
  • Responds to requests from teacher in modeling instruction.
  • Conducts consultation/in-service for the school staff.
  • Participates in ELL team professional development opportunities.
  • Participate in building level professional development and staff meetings at designated school(s).
  • Attend professional development provided at the district level.
  • Collaboratively plan and facilitate professional development for school staff on the use of ACCESS and other language data, English Language Learner strategies, WIDA tools and other topics as needed.
  • Coordinates selection and placement of students in the program.
  • Explores programs and plans for the cooperative use of resources in the community.
  • Consults with counselor to schedule challenge classes and students for English Language Learners as needed.
  • Represents the program to the Board of Education and the community.
2. Teaches and designs coherent instruction

  • Designs instruction that is aligned to SSSD Curriculum Frameworks.
  • Provide opportunities for students to develop declarative, procedural and conceptual understandings through varied instructional activities.
  • Designs instruction so that authentic application and cross-curricular integration is evident.
  • Plans and deliver ELD classes for English Language Learner Students.
  • Assists in the teaching English Language Learners content specific academic language.

3. Oversees relevant assessment administration and data administration
  • Lead and Administer ACCESS and W-APT testing for students in assigned school
  • Stay current on necessary WIDA trainings and certifications for administering assessments
  • Organize, update and complete designation and re-designation documentation on all English Learners consistent with state and federal requirements.
  • Collaborate with District Data Specialist to provide necessary ELD date for October 1 Count

4. Reflects on teaching and potential adjustments for future instruction.
  • Accurately determines the extent to which instructional activities achieved learning goals and enduring understandings.
  • Cites specific evidence to support this judgment.
  • Analyzes the relationship between the instructional activities and individual students’ level of success.
  • Provides specific suggestions with rationale on how the lesson can be improved for whole class and individual students.

5. Provides instruction that is clear and accurate.
  • Provides instruction that is clear and accurate and supports the development of procedural and/or declarative as well as conceptual understanding.
  • Shares learning goals and/or essential questions with students.
  • Paces lesson appropriately for grade level and content area and adjusts for particular class and individual students’ needs.

6. Provides instruction that includes multiple teaching strategies.
  • Provides instruction utilizing multiple teaching strategies, aligned to SSSD Curriculum Frameworks.
  • Uses differentiated teaching strategies for particular class, content area and individual students.

7. Establishes an environment of learning as evidenced by students explaining their thinking.
  • Establishes an environment where students are expected to explain their thinking in regards to procedural and declarative understanding as well as conceptual understanding and engage in discourse in ways that help them learn.

8. Provides feedback during instruction.
  • Provides feedback on strengths and needs that is timely, accurate, specific, constructive and substantive.
  • Makes provisions for whole class and individual students to use feedback in their learning.

9. Establishes and maintains effective classroom management for learning.
  • Establishes and maintains a classroom environment in which students are engaged in learning opportunities and are supporting other students’ opportunities to learn.

10. Assesses and provides feedback to students regarding their learning.
  • Uses formative and summative assessments based on clear criteria tied to SSSD Curriculum Frameworks.
  • Shares criteria with students at an appropriate time prior to assessment.
  • Designs assessments to include evaluation of procedural and/or declarative as well as conceptual understanding and opportunities for students to explain their thinking.
  • Designs assessments to provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their understanding in varying ways.
  • Provides feedback that is timely, accurate and specific in referencing strengths and weaknesses.
  • Makes provisions for students to use feedback in their learning.

11. Adjusts ongoing instruction based on assessment data.
  • Uses formative and summative assessments based on clear criteria tied to SSSD Curriculum Frameworks.
  • Shares criteria with students at an appropriate time prior to assessment.
  • Designs assessments to include evaluation of procedural and/or declarative as well as conceptual understanding and opportunities for students to explain their thinking.
  • Designs assessments to provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their understanding in varying ways.
  • Provides feedback that is timely, accurate and specific in referencing strengths and weaknesses.
  • Makes provisions for students to use feedback in their learning.

12. Exhibits Professional Citizenship
  • Actively contributes to and supports school and/or district goals and priorities.
  • Supports and cooperates with colleagues.
  • Assumes leadership roles.
  • Establishes and mains positive communication with English Language Learner families.

13. Demonstrates Professional Growth.
  • Actively seeks out opportunities for professional development and growth.
  • Shares and applies learning.
  • Assumes leadership roles.

14. Other ?
  • Complies with district and school policies and procedures
  • Ensures the accuracy, completeness, confidentiality, and security of all student information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution.
  • Valid Colorado Teacher license/certificate, elementary education.
  • Endorsement in the area(s) of teaching assignment, or able to secure by start of school year.
  • Must be “In-Field” according to the Colorado Department of Education’s, ESSA definition
  • Must be both bilingual and biliterate

 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
 
Decision Making:  An example of a typical decision made by an individual in this position is to interpret policies/procedures and best practice.  An incorrect decision made by this position could impact the district legally causing financial condition of district to be effected. Errors made in decision-making could potentially result in substantial cost to the District or damage the credibility of the District.
Language Skills:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond professionally to questions from groups of parents, community members, commissions, colleagues and Board of Education.
 Mathematical Skills:  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as interest, discounts, commissions, proportions, percentage, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra, and geometry.
Reasoning Ability:  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form, and deal with several abstract concrete variables. Ability to analyze and use data to supervise the delivery of instruction and the school improvement process.
Technology Skills:  Proficient use of technology which includes: basic operations and concepts, word processing, spreadsheets, internet usage, critical evaluation of information, data analysis, email, integration of technology.
Other Skills And Abilities:  Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in education.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and community.  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form.  Ability to copy, coordinate, instruct, evaluate and negotiate.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies. Ability to discipline students consistent with district procedures.  Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, or hear.  The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
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 this environment is quiet to loud depending on the activity in the particular part of the day.

All job offers contingent upon successful completion of CBI/FBI background check.

EOE

Application Procedure:  Apply Online
 

Posted By

Steamboat Springs School District No. Re 2

325 7TH STREET, STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO 80487
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$11,499 (USD)

State Average: $10,278 (USD)

% ELL Students

6%

State Average: 12%

Student Teacher Ratio

14.93

State Average: 17.36

% IEP Students

State Average: 11%

FTE

318

State Average: 415