EL Instructional Specialist

Employer
Bridgeport Public Schools
Location
United States
Closing date
Mar 8, 2024

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BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Human Resources Department

45 Lyon Terrace, Room 310

Bridgeport, CT 06604

2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR

EL INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST

(Gr. K-12)

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Model and monitor instruction to ensure that K-12 ESL/Bilingual teachers are utilizing research-based instructional strategies that include SIOP and Project BE GLAD to accelerate English Language Proficiency and improve student achievement of ELs
  • Ensure that program goals, activities, instruction are aligned with current research as well as Federal and State policy/guidelines
  • Collaborate with the Director and teachers to plan, implement and evaluate instructional programs.
  • Provide meaningful professional development that enhances teacher's understanding of cultural awareness, second language acquisition, application of research-based instructional strategies for ELs, implementation of standards-based instruction, improve student engagement, increase English language and literacy skills, and interpreting data to inform instruction
  • Assist in the implementation of department Data Teams by accessing and utilizing assessment data (LASLinks, CSDE/district assessment data) to drive teaching and learning.
  • Able to disaggregate, analyze, triangulate and draw conclusions about EL assessment data to better inform staff, administrators and parents regarding student achievement.
  • Provide training for parents and administrators to better inform them about the department, Federal and State guidelines/legislation/policy.
  • Engage teachers in collaborative and reflective classroom practices about their ELs.
  • Provides initial and annual LASLinks assessment to ELs throughout the district
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Proficiency in the integration of technology to support student learning.
  • Self-directed, ability to take the initiative, committed to support the goals of the Bilingual department.
  • Maintain weekly logs and meeting/Professional Development agendas.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bilingual/TESOL certification K-12 (111,305).
  • Three years of successful teaching experience in an urban setting working with English Learners.
  • Experience in the use of educational technology.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organizational, and human relations skills.
  • Trained in SIOP, Project BE GLAD and CT English Language Proficiency Standards
  • Bilingual (Spanish and/or Portuguese)

Salary will be in accordance to BEA contract salary schedule.

Qualified candidates who wish to apply should access the Bridgeport Public Schools Website:

http://www.applitrack.com/bridgeport/onlineapp

"The Bridgeport Board of Education is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer."

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