The purpose of this position is to organize and implement an instructional program for English Learner (EL) students in the regular classroom, an ESL classroom setting or both settings, while meeting the duties of teaching as outlined in laws and policies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Design the EL basic education program so that it is consistent with the Language Instruction Education Plan (LIEP) of the district.
• Design the academic (basic) education program so that it is consistent with the total educational philosophy of the district.
• Work in coordination with other basic education teachers and other departments in planning and developing the basic program.
• Prepare educational plans for each group of EL students based on EL students' English language acquisition needs.
• Prepare educational plans for each group of students based on individually assessed needs in accordance with district's philosophy, goals, and objectives.
• Use appropriate assessment instruments pertinent to instructional areas to assess student progress.
• Prepare lesson plans for each group or class assigned.
• Develop and maintain a classroom environment conducive to effective learning.
• Provide varied instructional techniques and media through individual and/or group sessions designed to meet the educational, social, and emotional needs of the students.
• Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations, and School Board Policies.
• Pursue opportunities to expand knowledge and understand WIDA English Language Development (ELD) standards and implement.
• Ensure eligible EL students receive state approved EL testing accommodations and classroom modifications.
• Ensure each student in the program has necessary evaluation records in his/her permanent folder.
• Refer those students who require further evaluation or follow-up services to the appropriate school personnel or community agencies.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
• Understanding of typical language development.
• Conversational and educational skills in designated language and English.
• Ability to address grade level curriculum at the student's language level.
• Ability to perform consistent and detailed data collection for progress monitoring towards IEP goals in the areas of language development, audition, self-advocacy, and academic achievement.
• Ability to work collaboratively with school staff to meet each student's general education and special education needs and targets.
• Ability to work with support staff (language facilitators, teaching assistants) to establish schedules, routines, and to ensure adherence to district and state guidelines as well as individual student IEPS.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
• Minimum: Bachelor's degree and one year classroom teaching experience.
• Desirable: Bachelor's degree and one year teaching experience working with students who are acquiring English as a second language.
CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:
• Valid North Carolina Teaching License
When applying, please make sure to include all prior experience in your application.
Please provide at least two references. One must be the current or most recent supervisor and the other a previous supervisor.