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Classroom Teacher / English as a Second Language (ESL)

Connecticut REAP
New Haven, Connecticut
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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Job Summary:

The Elementary School ELL Education Teacher will design and implement educational curriculum in ELL education appropriate for students in elementary grades. Teachers at Booker T. Washington Academy are responsible for delivering effective, high-quality, rigorous instruction in their classroom that produces strong results and student understanding. Teachers will use data to inform their instruction and do whatever it takes for all students to learn. Teachers at BTWA are committed to leading and teaching through an anti-racist lens, will work to make their classrooms safe, joyful environments, and build relationships with their students to ensure every student can be successful.

Facilitating teaching and learning for all students:
  • Planning and delivering daily mini lessons that are grade appropriate, and differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students - below, on, and above grade-level;
  • Commitment to a blended learning model centered on student-driven, bottom up, differentiated classrooms;
  • Creating and administering benchmark assessments to measure student progress/achievements in all subject areas;
  • Assessing students academic needs, and administering intervention as discussed by SIT/PPT team;
  • Interpreting and using data to drive instruction;
  • Maintaining rigor and challenge for high academic achievement;
  • Developing projects that encourage students to utilize technology for presentations, individually and in small groups;
  • Creating a learning environment that is conducive to learning while making learning fun and interesting for all students;
  • Encouraging and motivating students to learn by understanding how and why students learn;
  • At the beginning of the school year (August/September), with lead teacher,review report cards/student files and discuss with previous year's teacher(s) to determine students who are at risk and create an action plan that addresses student needs;
  • Developing a positive relationship, attitude/rapport with students, parents and staff;
  • Collaborating with grade-level partners and other staff through grade level and vertical team meetings, staff meetings, professional development, etc.;
  • Having an ongoing conversation with parents about students' progress or lack of progress as soon as problems arise, through telephone calls, notes to parents, SIT meetings, progress reports and parent conferences;
  • Being visible in the school community by attending after-school extracurricular activities (e.g. literacy nights, open houses, etc.); and
  • All other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Through understanding of pedagogy and the best practices of education
  • Ability to design lessons that teach curriculum in an engaging manner, applying various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and individual or collaborative projects and research.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills to manage and control the classroom.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to maintain professionalism and tact in high-stress situations.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Creative analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Products or related software.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred

CT Teacher Certification Required , or ability to get the appropriate certification within 60 days of hire.

Physical Requirements:
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk/table and working on a computer or standing to teach.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Must be able to traverse classroom and adjust one's tone and height, by bending or leaning, in order to teach each child.

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