Middle School Teaching/English Language Development Teacher
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools  Additional Information: Show/Hide
POSITION: English Language Development Teacher 1.0 FTE
LOCATION: Discovery Middle School
Plymouth-Canton is seeking to employ culturally responsive teachers who will be able to support and sustain equity-focused instruction for all learners. These educators create high achieving
learning environments. They identify and systematically apply differentiated instruction and assessment that improves achievement for all learners from all racial groups.
- Must possess a valid Michigan teaching certificate with English as a Second Language (NS)endorsement, TESOL, or Bi-lingual covering grades K-5
- Ability to teach a wide variety of students with many different languages.
- Ability to communicate effectively with students, school staff and parents.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provides academic support to students with developing English skills, including students with IEP's
- Acts as an ombudsman to EL students and parents.
- Support EL students in a co-teaching model, collaborating with general education teachers.
- Communicates with counselors, administrators and parents.
- Develops and implements prescriptive academic plans based on diagnostic testing using SIOP components.
- Advocates and presents issues and programs related to EL in formal and informal contexts.
- Assists students with their general education classes.
- Implements strategies and programs to improve EL students reading, writing and oral language proficiencies.
RELEVANT UNDERSTANDINGS AND COMPETENCIES:
- Awareness of the physical, social, emotional and mental development of the learner.
- Capable of nurturing the home-school-community relationship.
- Proficient and knowledgeable in the subject area, including the components of SIOP
- Able to provide a flexible, stable and pleasant learning environment that is child-centered while maintaining appropriate classroom management.
- Familiarity with culturally relevant pedagogy and be able to include this pedagogy in his/her teaching practices
- Understanding of pertinent learning intervention practices related to English Learner students through the MTSS process
- Work collaboratively with colleagues in professional learning communities.
- Knowledge of and practical experience in research based instructional practices for English Learners.
- Knowledge and practice with formative and summative assessments to evaluate and improve student achievement
- Ability to implement school district curriculum with consistency.
- Work closely with colleagues and school leaders to analyze student assessment data and use data to inform instruction.
- Collaborate in grade level teams to discuss student work, share best practices, and ensure student mastery of standards.
EVALUATION: Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's Policy on Evaluation of Certificated Personnel.
START DATE: August 28, 2023
SALARY: PCEA Salary Schedule
METHOD OF APPLICATION:
INTERNAL APPLICANTS - Apply online using the Internal Applicants section. You will be required to upload the following documents to your application:
- Letter of interest
- Updated resume
EXTERNAL APPLICANTS - Apply online using the External Applicants section. You will be required to upload the following documents to your application:
- Cover Letter - Address letter to Shonta Langford, Chief Human Resource Officer
- Two current letters of recommendation
- Copies of official transcripts for all degrees earned
- Copy of valid Michigan teaching certificate
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. Occasionally the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average person. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs such as boxes of books. The employee is directly responsible for safety, well-being, or work output of other people. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus.
Plymouth-Canton Community School district is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Plymouth-Canton Community School district is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age or any other legally protected status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Upon recommendation for employment, Section 1230g, as amended, of the Revised School Code requires all school employees to be electronically finger printed for the purpose of undergoing a criminal history background check. The fingerprinting is conducted by a third party and is at the expense of the applicant. Cost for fingerprinting is approximately $70.00.
DEADLINE: Open until filled