English Language Development Teacher (2020-2021) (#1916756)
English Language Development Teacher DSST Public Schools (DSST) seeks an English Language Development (ELD) Teacher to join one of the leading charter school organizations in the nation. We serve 6-12th grade students across Denver and Aurora. Our mission is to transform urban public education by eliminating educational inequity and preparing all students for success in college and the 21st century. Overview of Position: The ELD teacher will play a critical role in ensuring that English language learners, referred to as multilingual learners (MLLs) by DSST staff, get the intentionally designed supports and services that they deserve. Essential Functions: Teach pull-out ELD classes to MLL students in order to help promote overall student achievement Collaborate with the school ELA administrator and/or ELD teacher leader to: Design and/or co-deliver professional development sessions with the aim of improving the use of MLL strategies across the content areas Execute on the MLL Identification and Redesignation Process to ensure that all multilingual learners are provided with appropriate interventions and supports Maintain a school environment that celebrates cultural pluralism Administer WIDA screener and ACCESS tests Other assigned responsibilities that leverage the expertise and strengths of the individual working as the ELD teacher in order to serve the emerging needs of our MLL students *** This overview is a comprehensive list of what ELD teachers across the DSST network do. Please connect with your hiring contact and/or the school director at the specific school where you are applying for details surrounding what this role could entail for you. Additional Duties: School Life Model, live, and reinforce the school’s core values and policies inside and outside the classroom with colleagues, students, parents, and the larger community Serve as a recruiter for new students; actively engage prospective families in an effort to draw more students to choose your school; be willing to take on additional tasks to support recruitment, as needed Student Advisor Serve as an advisor to a small group of advisees by overseeing their academic and student life Taking attendance Checking homework completion Holding regular academic and behavioral conferences Meeting & communicating with families regularly Leading weekly Advisory activities and lessons If applicable, leading reading and culture circles Grade level teammate Participate in weekly meetings to support student culture and academics for the whole grade Participate in data tracking and observations for students via Multi-tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) Participate in planning and execution of grade level events
Weekly Staff Meetings Participate in weekly whole school staff meetings to support school culture and teacher initiatives Participate in planning and proctoring extra teacher responsibilities throughout the week, as needed Lunch Duty, Morning Duty, After School Duty, Enrichment, Academic Interventions (College Prep, Mandatory Tutoring), Hallway duty, etc Behavioral Support Intervention (depending on campus) Refocus, silent lunch, core values point system, etc. Act as a substitute teacher if necessary
**there may be additional duties depending on the DSST campus**
Job Requirements: DSST Public Schools seeks candidates with strong character, passion for excellence and a relentless commitment to student achievement. Candidates must have a bachelor's degree along with at least 1 of the 3 items listed below in order to be eligible for hire. State teaching license in English language acquisition (CLDE, LDE, SEI, ESL) or related subject area (e.g. English language arts) (link) Completion of degree or 36 hours within a related subject area (e.g. English language arts) (link) Spanish fluency in reading ,writing, speaking, listening***
***Spanish fluency, shown through a successful attempt at the Berlitz exam, is required at DSST: Noel MS and DSST: Henry MS. It is highly preferred at DSST: College View MS.
To learn more about the different ways to prove qualifications within the subject area, please visit the Colorado Department of Education’s website at www.cde.state.co.us/cdeprof.
Preferred Requirements: Prior experience and/or formal preparation in teaching English Language Development (ELD), English as a Second Language (ESL), or English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Knowledge of and/or experience implementing methods for accelerating English language acquisition across the content areas Commitments: Commitment to Equity We believe that if we actively commit to equitable and inclusive practices aligned to our mission and values, our students and staff will achieve at high levels. Commitment to Continuous Growth We believe that if we foster our own growth mindsets, our students and staff will develop a commitment to continuous improvement and thus maximize their potential. Commitment to Healthy Team We believe that if we commit to modeling and fostering healthy teams, our students and staff will achieve a collective success that surpasses that of the individuals Drives to Results We believe if we strategically develop systems and people with a driven sense of urgency and focus on results, our students and staff will achieve ambitious goals.
Classification: Exempt Reports to: School Director Compensation and Benefits: DSST Public Schools is committed to providing our staff with benefit offerings that empower each of our employees to make the choices that best meet their individualized and personal needs while also keeping cost in mind. DSST Benefit highlights include: · Medical Plans offered through Aetna · $0 employee cost option! · Annual Health Savings account (HSA) gift from DSST Public Schools · 2 Dental Plans options offered through Aetna Insurance and Vision through the Eyemed network · Employee Assistance and Counseling Support · 401 (k) retirement plan with 5% annual gift from DSST regardless of personal contribution · FMLA effective immediately (6 weeks paid, 6 weeks unpaid) · Access to additional discounts through our benefit partners exclusively for DSST staff *Candidates placed in Aurora Science & Tech. will be eligible for a PERA Retirement Plan
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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is active and may require standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, and crouching throughout the day. The employee must lift and/or move items up to 30 pounds. The employee must have sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. DSST Public Schools proudly values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Denver School of Science and Technology does not exclude participation in, deny benefits to or discriminate on the basis of, ethnicity, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. (Protected Classes). DSST Public Schools does not unlawfully discriminate against a member of a Protected Class in admission or access to, or terms and conditions of employment, or in its programs and activities. DSST Public Schools shall operate as an equal opportunity employer and will provide and safeguard the opportunity for all persons to seek, obtain, hold and advance in employment within the district without discrimination. The District shall actively promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive, aggressive, continuing affirmative action program. Further, DSST Public Schools affirms the rights of all Protected Classes to be free from intimidation, discrimination, physical harm and/or harassment. DSST Public Schools shall inform students, parents, employees and the general public each school year that the educational programs, activities and employment opportunities offered by the district are offered without regard to ethnicity, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. The announcement shall also include the name/title, address and telephone number of the person designated to coordinate Title IX and Section 504 and ADA compliance activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the School's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact the Assistant Superintendent or Human Resources.