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MLL/ESL Teacher

New Bedford, Massachusetts
Closing date
Jun 13, 2024

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Thank you for your interest in joining the team at Global Learning Charter Public School. We are seeking talented individuals who are adept at understanding and adapting to students from many different backgrounds with varied and unique learning needs.

At GLCPS, the most important quality that all of our team members possess is a genuine love and respect for children and a desire to help each one of our students succeed. We value collaboration, communication, creative thinking, critical thinking, and cultural awareness. We are a relatively small (500 students), urban school district with a diverse student body. Our teachers and support staff meet students and families where they are and start from there.

We take a team approach to ensuring that each of our students reaches their full academic potential and learns 21st century skills, such as technology literacy, communication, global citizenship, and arts exploration. We recognize the importance of addressing our students' social and emotional needs alongside academic and skills growth.

Global Learning Charter Public School is seeking a high-performing ELD Teacher to join the English Learner Education (ELE) team. The ELD Teacher will be responsible for providing English language development instruction in a self-contained classroom as well as push-in language development in other content area classes.

The ELE team has developed and adopted these elements to guide our work.

ELE Mission:
The ELE department at GLCPS facilitates students' success here in our global learning community and beyond by developing their academic language proficiency.
ELE Vision:
A shared understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the ELD teacher is visible throughout the school. There is also an understanding that all students are academic language learners. Consequently, the need for regular and structured collaboration is necessary in order for students to effectively develop their agency as critical producers and consumers of language. Additionally, we are dedicated to advocating for our families, supporting positive change in our community, and contributing to a school culture of professionalism, high academic standards, and social justice standards.
ELE Collective Commitments:
  • Competence - We are committed to a reflective pedagogy that addresses equity in education and is informed by activating and learning from our students' funds of knowledge, and both seeks out & implements expertise within & beyond our field.
  • Accountability - We will establish roles and norms for meetings and maintain shared documentation of collaboration meeting notes accessible to all necessary parties that document: agenda items, progress toward agenda items, and ongoing business within collaborations.
  • Patience - We will choose patience in our words and actions to cultivate clarity across our school community built on a foundation of respect for ourselves and others.
  • Initiative - We will contribute meaningful ideas to the groups we work with and encourage the same from others with the goal of improving student learning and wellbeing. These ideas deserve sincere consideration from all participants.
Job Expectations:
  • Provide English language development instruction within an SEI program model that includes self-contained language development classes as well as push-in language development within other content area courses
  • Apply concepts from professional development that improve student learning
  • Collaborate with general education teachers, special education teachers, and other ELD teachers to support student language development
  • Collect and analyze language development data to inform planning and instruction
  • Administer language development assessments, track student progress, and ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.
  • Share data with other teachers so that all teachers address student language development in their instruction
  • Regularly communicate with families
  • Establish and communicate clear goals and objectives for all learning activities
  • Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws and GLCPS policies
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing clear guidelines and procedures
  • Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of GLCPS
  • Participate in department and school meetings, parent meetings
  • Be on time for all classes, meetings, and duties
  • Provide coverage for assigned duties
  • Follow teacher dress guidelines
  • Complete paperwork in a timely manner for all requests of leave
  • Complete purchase order for all requested supplies and expenses
  • Maintain professional relationship with students, colleagues, parents, and community members
  • Communicate any concerns to students, parents, supervisor, administration, and/or counseling staff, when appropriate
  • Set annual goals with supervisor and work towards completing them
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Possession of MA certification in ESL
  • Experience working in a structured school environment that promotes a positive culture of collaboration for student achievement is preferred
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
Benefits & Professional Development: As a learning community, we celebrate learning every day with our students and staff. When you come on board at GLCPS, you are automatically eligible for a number of initiatives and programs, including:
  • Tuition reimbursement for advanced degrees up to $1,000 annually
  • nduction and mentoring program for new staff
  • Annual Professional Development Week for all staff prior to new school year
  • Monthly professional development session for all staff
  • Professional development opportunities
One of our top priorities is the health and safety of our students, staff, and their families. We want to do everything we can to ensure that you can achieve your professional and personal goals knowing that your family is well cared for. To that end, we provide outstanding benefits to all full-time staff. GLCPS pays:
  • 75% health coverage
  • 75% dental coverage
  • 100% vision coverage
  • 100% short-term or long-term disability
  • 100% life insurance policy with maximum benefit of $100,000
Other benefits include:
  • Under the MA Family Medical Leave Act, short-term coverage is available for up to 12 weeks; long-term coverage is available for up to 20 weeks
  • Flexible spending Accounts for Health Care and Dependent Care
  • Entry into the MA Teachers Retirement System for eligible staff
  • Salary scale based on experience

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