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Bilingual (Spanish) or English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher

Employer
KIPP Chicago
Location
Cook County, Illinois
Closing date
Sep 17, 2021

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POSITION OVERVIEW



At KIPP Chicago, middle schools include grades 5th - 8th. Currently, we have four middle schools -- KIPP Ascend Middle, KIPP Academy Chicago, KIPP Bloom College Prep, and KIPP One Academy. The content taught at each middle school varies slightly, but common classes are English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Literacy Centers, Math Centers, and Algebra. At all campuses, we commit to holding ourselves to high expectations in service of our mission, and aligning on key mindsets and following through on key responsibilities. We also actively collaborate, coach, and learn in order to develop and evolve our skillset to achieve our goals for our students, schools, and region. We bring a sense of team and a spirit of social justice to our work together and have fun!



KIPP Chicago seeks a Bilingual (Spanish)or English as a Second Language (ESL) licensed teacher to provide English learners with both direct instruction and additional resources and supports in the general program of instruction. This teacher will ensure that students keep pace with peers in the core academic content areas as well as develop proficiency in English in accordance with individual ACCESS goals. The Bilingual or English as a Second Language teacher reports and is coached by the Director of EL Services.



KEY MINDSETS FOR TEACHERS



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We work hard as a collective and hold each other to high expectations.



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We committed time, energy, and effort to developing teachers professionally and instructionally.



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We practice a growth mindset about ourselves and others in order to always reflect and improve.



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We teach in schools, not only a classroom, and maintain school-wide systems to enlist student engagement and create a safe, warm, demanding, and joyful school culture.



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We communicate frequently and consistently with students and families--including after school--regarding academics, behavior, logistics, and homework help.



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We believe that everyone at KIPP Chicago must be committed to anti-racism in their beliefs and in their actions.



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We ensure that all students academically progress, master grade-level content, and feel a sense of belonging in our schools.



JOB RESPONSIBILITIES FOR TEACHERS



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TEACHING & LEARNING: Thoroughly plan and execute rigorous, high-engagement lessons and use best practice for student investment, assessment, and inclusion of culturally-relevant content



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STUDENT FEEDBACK: Actively monitor student learning, track mastery data, and provide feedback to students to ensure their mastery of grade-level content and academic growth



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STUDENT CULTURE & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT: Actively communicate with families and collaborate with peer teachers to facilitate safe, consistent, and joyful school culture where each child belongs



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STAFF CULTURE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Follow through on department and grade-level initiatives and actively engage in your professional growth and development



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ADDITIONAL EXPECTATIONS FOR THE BILINGUAL/ESL TEACHER INCLUDE:



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Design learning plans for students in grades 5 - 8 based on ACCESS language test results



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Provide pull-out instruction to individual and small groups in Math, Science, Reading, and Writing



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Prepare students to pass the ACCESS test and exit the transitional program of instruction



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Administer the ACCESS assessment to students
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