Jordan School District Educational Language Sevices Teacher Specialist full-time
Must hold a license issued by any agency.
The license position area must be in English as a Second Language (EFL/ELL/ESL/ESOL).
The license must be in one of the following grades: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
Job Description PLEASE NOTE This position is grant funded and is considered a temporary, year-to-year position.
Under the direction of the Educational Language Services Consultant, the ESL Teacher Specialist provides leadership, support, expertise and direction in the assigned area(s)/program. The ESL Teacher Specialist facilitates the development, implementation and evaluation of goals, strategies, support materials and professional development in the assigned area(s)/program.
Foundational skills in ESL and secondary education to effectively achieve student learning outcomes. Ability to support teachers and students using district supported programs and initiatives. Requires Secondary Education license (7-12) and ESL endorsement
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Effectively communicate a clear purpose and direction in support of the District Educational Language Services program. • Provide leadership for systemic program development, implementation and evaluation within and across District and schools. • Align assigned programs and duties to District, state, team and school goals. • Promote, support, develop and facilitate the use of SIOP strategies and WIDA results. • Collect and analyze program data to support planning and implementation. • Design appropriate teacher professional development to enhance knowledge and use of District supported programs and tools. • Develop and maintain confidential, positive, collegial relationships with colleagues. • Understand, instruct and guide teachers to use the ISTE Standards in classroom applications. • Encourage and support teachers in innovation and continuous professional learning by modeling expectations and identifying appropriate opportunities. • Participate in appropriate education evaluation procedures and per State and District Guideline in accordance with DP311-Evaluation of Licensed Personnel. • Required to travel to District schools or other locations using own transportation. • Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities required by the District and State, as well as self-selected professional growth activities., • Demonstrate professional ethics as outlined by the Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission. Represent the District in a professional, ethical and positive manner. • Attend and participate in meetings as required. • Follow District procurement guidelines with administrative approval. • Understand and adhere to all District policies and complete required policy reviews and District guidelines. • Maintain records and required information in a secure location. Maintain confidentiality of all student information in compliance with District, State and Federal policies. • Adhere to contract time. Requires daily attendance to assigned work location. • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor/administrator.