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ESL Teacher Pool 24-25

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Closing date
Jun 23, 2024

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Position Summary:

The English Second Language (ESL) Teacher is responsible for creating an educational program, classroom, and building environment that is multicultural, favorable in learning and growth, and is based on a commitment that all children can learn.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Acquires knowledge of the school's academic programs and expectations/goals; works to support and achieve those goals.
  • Establishes developmentally appropriate instructional and behavioral expectations for self and students; communicates them to students and their families.
  • Creates lessons and learning environments that are safe, respectful, and interesting as well as Multicultural.
  • Selects, adapts, and individualizes materials appropriate for diverse student populations and skills.
  • Collaborates and communicates regularly with families in making educational decisions and uses family and community resources to support learning.
  • Assesses student developmental, cognitive, and social needs, and provides developmentally appropriate instruction to meet those needs.
  • Regularly assesses student learning by using multiple forms of assessment.
  • Facilitates positive interactions between students and teachers, students and peers, and students and other adults.
  • Models learning and behaviors consistent with the expectations for students.
  • Participates in ongoing and regular staff, team, and individual professional development.
  • Collaborates with peers to develop, plan and implement best practices based on the needs/abilities of the students.
  • Participates in site-based management and shared decision-making.
  • Participates in all staff development as scheduled.
  • Participates in school/family events beyond the school day.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis.
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Bilingual English and Spanish preferred, not required
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of middle school curriculum and concepts, including all subject matters taught.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis, and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to use computer network systems and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience:
  • Current MN teaching license in English as a Second Language or the ability to obtain a teaching license.
  • Must be 18 years or older at the time of employment, must satisfactorily pass a criminal background check, and must comply with organizational and district policies.

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