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Elementary ESL Teacher

Providence Public Schools
United States
Closing date
Jan 23, 2024

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Providence Public Schools District (PPSD) seeks an exceptional ELEMENTARY ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) TEACHER who is highly qualified and skillful to join our community of teachers, students and stakeholders. This is an exciting opportunity for teachers who seek a challenging yet rewarding teaching experience.

Please note that this position is available for one year only. Hired candidates will be displaced or non-renewed from the position for the following school year, however, displaced teachers remain district employees and will be guaranteed a position in SY24-25.
REPORTS TO: Principal
Under direction of the school principal and/or appropriate supervisor, plans and provides for English as a Second Language instruction to students who have been identified as in need of ESL support by the district”s annual English Language Proficiency assessment.
Additionally, the ESL Teacher will:
  • Accelerate the learning or acquisition of Academic English through the academic content of math, language arts, science, and social studies in order for students to achieve academic success and meet classroom expectations.
  • Implement all district MLL procedures.
  • Serve as a resource for information regarding students from diverse language backgrounds.

**Contingent upon funding**

EDUCATION TRAINING AND EXPERIENCEBachelor”s degree in the applicable field of education from an accredited college or university.
RIDE Certification Requirements:
  • Elementary Education Teacher, Grades 1-6 and
  • All Grades English to Speakers of Other Languages Teacher, Grades PK-12

  • Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans using instructional materials aligned to grade level standards that facilitate active and engaging learning for all students.
  • Provide appropriate scaffolds for Multilingual learners of varying English Language proficiency levels to ensure they can meaningfully access grade level content
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment, using relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities and provide appropriate feedback on assignments.
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing a warm, welcoming, and culturally relevant environment.
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and regularly use data to observe and evaluate student performance and development to adjust teaching strategies.
  • Maintain and update accurate and complete records of students' progress and development.
  • Communicate information regularly to students, colleagues, and families regarding student progress and student needs in a language they can understand.
  • Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities to support all students.
  • Actively participate in and contribute to department, school, district and parent meetings and professional development.
  • Make recommendations for students who are being referred or during IEP meetings regarding instruction and assessments.
  • Assign and grade classwork, homework, tests, and assignments according to state standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

About Providence Public Schools:
The Providence Public School District (PPSD) serves approximately 22,000 students attending our 37 schools. PPSD employs more than 3,200 professionals who work in and provide support to our schools, which include 21 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 9 high schools and 2 public district charter schools. Of our employees, approximately 2,000 are educators, and more than 600 others directly support students and families in our schools. Approximately 55% of students come from homes where English is not the primary language spoken. Combined, our students and families speak 55 different languages and hail from 91 countries of origin. In PPSD, the teachers and leaders set high expectations for academic achievement, provide equal access to differentiated instruction, and endeavor to close the achievement and opportunity gap among historically marginalized subgroups within the schools. PPSD is a great place for those who desire an environment that supports their creativity and ingenuity, and respects their credentials and abilities as a teacher.

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