Elementary Spanish Dual Immersion Teacher
Summit Academy Bluffdale 1940 West 14400 South Bluffdale, Utah Position Purpose: Under the direction of the school principal, the Spanish dual immersion teacher is responsible for the education of assigned students and will create a flexible program and class environment favorable for learning and personal growth. The teacher will teach Spanish literacy skills and identified content subjects such as science and social studies to students through the exclusive use of the Spanish language and using the Utah Foreign Language Dual Immersion Model. The teacher will team with an English-speaking teacher to provide instruction to students. Professional relations will be developed and maintained with other staff and parents.
Qualifications: Applicants must have an active Utah teaching license in Elementary Education or have the ability to obtain a current Utah teaching license in Elementary Education as outlined by the guidelines of the Utah State Office of Education [be willing to participate in the Alternate Routes to Licensure program]. Also, applicants must have or be eligible to obtain a • World Language Endorsement for Spanish which includes passing a Spanish Praxis exam. • Dual Language Endorsement. • Language proficiency must be demonstrated by passing an official Oral Proficiency Interview from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) administered by Language Testing International. http://www.languagetesting.com/. • USOE License Level: Associates or Professional or a bachelor’s degree and entrance into Summit Academy’s APPEL program.
Note for Teachers licensed outside of Utah: Reciprocity with other states regarding licensure is not guaranteed and is contingent on fulfilling minimum license and endorsement requirements for Utah. For more information about obtaining a Utah license go to www.schools.utah.gov/cert/Out-of-State-License.aspx Language Skills: Must be fluent in Spanish and English
Experience: Successful prior teaching or student teaching experience for the appropriate grade levels a plus.
Essential Functions: Regular attendance and timeliness is an essential job function to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position. • Provides learning experiences and teaches lessons to meet objectives by following the approved curriculum which follows the Utah State Core Standards. • Teaches assigned elementary subjects exclusively using the Spanish language for the purpose of creating fluency in foreign language while teaching basic elementary subjects in a dual immersion setting. • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning. • Facilitates active learning experiences fluently in Spanish for the purpose of engaging learners at the optimum level. • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed including response to intervention. • Instructs students in the principles of responsible citizenship and other subject matters specified in applicable laws, as well as administrative regulations and procedures of the school system. • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn about current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings. • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement, and attendance. • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents. • Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and policies and establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom. • Coordinates with other elementary professional staff members, especially within grade level, to evaluate and assess curriculum and participates in faculty meetings and committees. Is a team player! • Administers ongoing assessment to monitor student progress. Additional Duties: Performs other related tasks as assigned by the principal. Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to include every task or responsibility.
Equipment Uses standard and current electronics, technology, and equipment such as personal computers, printer, LCD, Smartboard, document camera, voice enhancement equipment, etc.
Work Environment: Works in classroom and school building environments.
Travel Requirements: Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiating instruction based upon student learning styles and abilities. • Knowledge of elementary school curriculum and concepts. • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans. • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students. • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed. • Ability to organize and coordinate work. • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents. • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth. • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
If you are interested in joining the Summit Academy team, please fax a resume and/or Summit Academy application (teaching) to 801-254-9355 or email email@example.com