- Hold a valid Connecticut State Teaching Certificate with appropriate endorsement, if applicable.
- Bilingual/ Spanish required.
- Demonstrated language proficiency (for Bilingual positions).
- Demonstrated knowledge and application of subject matter.
- Outstanding personal/interpersonal communication skills
- Experience with technology in facilitating instruction.
- Excellent organizational skills and the ability to maintain concise records.
- Excellent problem solving skills to analyze data and create action plans.
- Demonstrate aptitude or competence for assigned responsibilities.
- Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board of Education may deem to be appropriate and acceptable.
Reports To: School Administrator and/or Director of Language and Translation Services
General Description: To provide an appropriate, rigorous Bilingual/ESL education program that fosters English proficiency, academic and personal growth and ensures that English Learners (ELs) gain the knowledge and skills they need to fully participate in society.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Screen Home Language Surveys and administer the English Language Proficiency assessment for eligible students.
- Administer and score State Annual English Language Proficiency assessment.
- Plan, organize, and provide instruction that meet state and federal standards.
- Provide instruction that is consistent and coordinated with the district and school's core curriculum and content standards so as to ensure that students meet and exceed learning targets.
- Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and is appropriate to the maturity, interest, and abilities of students and one which also provides both social and emotional support for English Learners.
- Set high standards for student performance and achievement while still recognizing variations in student backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles.
- Develop and deliver lesson plans that utilize a broad range of appropriate teaching techniques and strategies, and provide written evidence of preparation upon request of the administrator.
- Address all aspects of communication through appropriate instruction that develops each student's ability to use all domains of language in the content area.
- Assess the accomplishment of students, and maintain complete and accurate records of student progress with evidence of student growth.
- Seek the support of district specialists when concern regarding student progress arises and collaborate with instructional staff to provide language support when appropriate.
- Attend IEP, Section 504, or other related meetings for student assessment and program planning as requested by administrator.
- Prepare documents and reports in standardized formats for the purpose of providing written documentation and/or conveying information.
- Cooperate and maintain harmonious relationships with colleagues and administrators through collaboration and the sharing of ideas and instructional methods.
- Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and student confidentiality.
- Establish partnerships with the community as appropriate in support of the academic program.
- Maintain classroom equipment, work area, and displays.
- Translate verbal and written communication(s) as assigned for the purpose of assisting students, teachers, and parents in communication. (Bilingual)
- Utilize opportunities for professional improvement through self-study, workshops, course work and in-service training. Attend any required meetings.
- Speak clearly, distinctly and correctly.
Terms of Employment: (Ex...Salary and work year to be determined by the contract between the Norwich Board of Education and the Municipal Employees Union "Independent".)
Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on evaluation of support services.