The Itinerant ESL Teacher will provide language services to English learners at out-of-district placement schools that cannot provide the services internally, not including SEDOL (the Special Education District of Lake County).This position accounts for facilitating learning, academic achievement and personal development by providing instruction to students. This class also develops and implements curriculum and lesson plans, utilizes technology to facilitate learning, and demonstrates understanding the varying learning styles and the needs of a diverse student population.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college.
Spanish speaking preferred.
Special education teaching experience preferred.
LICENSURES, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Valid Illinois Professional Educator License with the following endorsements:
- PK-12 ESL Endorsement (required)
- PK-12 Bilingual Teacher-Spanish Endorsement (preferred)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Considerable knowledge of core curriculum areas for which the teacher is responsible for instructing, including specialized knowledge in certain fields such as reading, mathematics, science, business, music, art, languages, and so forth, as appropriate;
- Considerable knowledge of educational philosophy, teaching methods and approaches, and currently researched best practices and strategies;
- Knowledge of child development;
- Knowledge of classroom management techniques;
- Knowledge of instructional technologies;
- Knowledge of learner outcomes;
- Knowledge of learning theory, students' learning styles and needs, both academic and affective, and theories of multiple intelligences;
- Knowledge of multicultural, gender and disability fair curriculum concepts;
- Knowledge of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Response to Intervention (RtI);
- Some knowledge of community resources;
- Excellent listening skills;
- Skill in classroom management and organization;
- Skill in classroom presentation;
- Skill in human relations, mediation, conflict management and interpersonal interactions;
- Skill in maintaining and developing reports;
- Ability and flexibility to interact effectively with students, parents, and other school staff, the administration, and community members of diverse ethnic/racial and socioeconomic backgrounds;
- Ability to adapt teaching styles to diverse student populations;
- Ability to apply the principles of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Response to Intervention (RTI);
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
- Ability to evaluate student performance and to present these evaluations in a manner that fosters higher student achievement;
- Ability to multi task and be flexible;
- Ability to plan and implement lesson plans based upon District and school goals, as well as the objectives, needs and abilities of students;
- Ability to provide appropriate instruction in core subjects;
- Ability to utilize computer and multimedia technology, as appropriate;
- Ability to work in a cooperative learning environment;
- Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
The following identifies the primary and essential functions of the position and is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of all duties.
- Advises, assists, and supervises students, as appropriate, with internships, volunteering and community service projects, securing training stations and employment including employment forms, and regarding various District, State and national competitions;
- Evaluates student performance through examinations, homework assignments, and other methods, promoting student achievement, maintaining the required student records, and, submits required reports, including report cards, to the principal or other school administrators, assessing students' academic, behavioral and vocational needs, determining student mastery of subjects, and facilitating District-wide testing of students;
- Implements the goals, objectives and standards of the District, the school, and the specific program or department, following a prescribed course of study as delineated in curriculum outlines and authorized by the building principal, developing, adapting, and updating curriculum; and developing and implementing lesson plans;
- Maintains contact and communications with parents of students, and works with them in the development of each student, scheduling and holding parent conferences, as well as conferences with county workers, as appropriate, recruiting students into classes and specialized programs, and enrolling students and maintaining classroom databases on students;
- Participates in staff development and professional growth activities, as required and as requested, participating in appropriate in-service activities or educational opportunities to maintain current teacher certifications, and mentoring new teachers;
- Performs classroom management duties, enforcing school rules governing the conduct of students, taking appropriate disciplinary action regarding students not adhering to school rules, ensuring the safety of students, and maintaining an appropriate classroom-learning environment, including displays;
- Performs other related duties such as enforcing District and school guidelines regarding health and hygienic conditions and practices, as they may affect the physical and mental health of students, coordinating co-curricular and extracurricular school activities, participating in bus, lunch and playground duty assignments, as required, attending and participating in school planning and staff meetings, serving on various school committees, monitoring classroom and student budgets and accounts, providing information for grant-writing processes, and developing, organizing and implementing students' classroom and school performances, presentations and exhibits.
- Provides instruction in the core and age-appropriate curriculum, assessing initial knowledge or skills, making appropriate use of instructional resources and technologies, including computer technology, developing and implementing instructional activities for students, developing and coping instructional materials, and, orders instructional materials and supplies, collaborating with other teachers, staff resources, and volunteers regarding instructional and program activities; providing for remediation, when necessary, revising teaching methodology to accommodate students, maintaining instructional equipment, as appropriate; and team teaching, when appropriate;
- Regarding special needs students, and in conjunction with special education teachers, determines the least restrictive environment, and assists with the completion of due process reports and Individualized Education Plans (IEPs); coordinating the mainstreaming of special needs students.
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