K-12 Spanish Teacher (#324887)
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LICENSED VACANCY SCHOOLS: Global Campus: Big Picture College and Career Academy (9-12), Global Intermediate (4-8).
POSITION: Spanish Teacher
METHOD OF APPLICATION:
Out of District applicants may fill out a District application, which is on the web site: www.mapleton.us. Current employees may e-mail a letter of interest and resume to Erica Branscum, Executive Director, Talent Recruitment and Development at HR@mapleton.us.
At Global Intermediate Academy, teachers utilize a global focus to help students develop powerful problem-solving and critical thinking skills. All staff work to develop collaborative relationships that support students, foster curiosity, build high learning expectations, and a climate/culture of respect and care. GIA is working to become an International Baccalaureate (IB) school and is in year two of that transition.
Big Picture College and Career Academy is a Big Picture-inspired school with an early college focus. Students experience a college-preparatory environment balancing classes, workshops, independent learning, real-world learning through professional internships, and access to college courses. Students may apply to pursue an Associate’s Degree concurrent to their high school studies. Students and parents are active participants in the design and assessment of the student’s personalized project plan, which starts with the student’s own interests. Around these interests, the student’s advisor, internship mentor and parents create an individualized curriculum, internship learning goals, community-focused learning opportunities, and college readiness plan. By staying with the same advisor and a small advisory for at least two years, students help build a strong culture of high standards, accountability, and support. BPCCA students learn to become problem-solvers, lifelong learners and cooperative members of the community, preparing them for college and beyond.
This position requires endorsement as highly qualified in Spanish. This is a unique opportunity to work with students ranging from primary to high school and the daily schedule will reflect this.
Required Qualifications: * Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution; * Valid and current Colorado State teaching license, with an endorsement in K-12 Spanish; * Additional endorsement in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education preferred.*
*Or willingness to pursue endorsement or equivalent coursework.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experiences: * Deep understanding of Colorado Academic Standards in the World Languages K-12 grade levels; * Desire to grow professionally, be reflective, and seek out new opportunities; * Willingness to work with students across a variety of grade levels, from elementary school to high school; * Experience using multiple formative and summative assessments to create flexible groups and provide differentiated instruction; * Experience using a range of effective instructional practices (active pedagogy) to give students support and multiple opportunities needed to meet or exceed standards; * Experience designing standards based learning experiences; * Experience with second language learning strategies integrated into core content instruction and assessments; * Experience with developing inquiry based instruction and project based learning; * Experience in/with IB preferred.
Job responsibilities and expectations:
* Split time between two schools, BPCCA and Global Intermediate Academy, on a common campus. * Teach one section of Spanish for native speakers, and one section of Spanish for non-native speakers at BPCCA. * Teach a Spanish exploration class to students in grades 4, 5, and 6 as part of a specials rotation at Global Intermediate Academy; * Have a commitment to raising achievement among all students including high-need students, students with disabilities, and those who are performing below grade level; * Develop lesson plans which ensure instruction is paced well, encourages students to think critically, engages all students in authentic and productive learning, and ensures smooth classroom management; * Provide students with skills necessary to meet or exceed the Grade Level Expectations of the Colorado Academic Standards with defined sequential outcomes, authentic and engaging work, and modeled assessment expectations; * Clearly communicate student progress and achievements throughout course work with students and parents; * Maintain professional communications and interactions with students, parent community, and staff; * Willingness and ability to collaborate with colleagues across content areas. Collaboration includes participating in planning meetings to develop integrated instruction and improve teaching practices,implementing a rigorous curriculum, authentic instruction and multiple assessment strategies; * Attend and take full advantage of professional development offered; * Willing to undergo training in the International Baccalaureate Model; * Model, instill, and actively participate in building a supportive and positive culture through G.I.A.’s character traits; * Perseverance in the face of challenges; * Work with a growth mindset; * All other duties as assigned.
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