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Integrated Learning Program ESL Teacher (K-5)

Employer
Everett School District
Location
Everett, Massachusetts
Closing date
Jul 14, 2024

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Integrated Learning Program ESL Teacher (K-5)

Description:

Elementary ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers are responsible for utilizing research-based second language acquisition strategies to teach English Learners in grades K-5 in grade-level classrooms in a co-teaching or standalone model. The Integrated Learning Program (ILP) is a special education classroom responsible for the programming and implementation of Individualized Education Program (IEP) services for students with a diagnosis of Autism in a small group setting. The ILP ESL Teacher will work collaboratively with ILP teachers, ancillary services providers and paraprofessionals to improve performance of students using evidence-based practices. Primary responsibility shall include student safety and appropriate collaboration and attention to each student's readiness to learn. The candidate will have a flexible ESL schedule that adapts to the grade level needs of the student based on the IEP servicing schedule. Teachers should be well versed in cultural responsiveness and strategies to differentiate for a diverse population of ELs with Disabilities (dually identified students).

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education and/or Liberal Arts
  • Massachusetts Teaching Licensure, ESL (PreK-6)
  • SEI Endorsement

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:
  • Master's Degree in Education and/or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • MA Licensure-PreK-8 Moderate Special Needs or Severe Special Needs
  • 3 or more years of elementary teaching experience
  • Dual Licensure in Special Education and/or Content Area
  • Experience working in an urban public schools setting
  • Coursework in Phonics Instruction and/or Applied Linguistics
  • Foreign Language Proficiency

DUTIES
  • Plan and facilitate ESL lessons for English Learners that are aligned with State Standards English Language Arts and Writing.
  • Collaborate and co-plan with grade level co-teachers including ILP classroom teachers and Special Education inclusion teachers to provide the highest quality instruction and support for English Learners.
  • Support at IEP meetings for the needs of dually identified students in the ILP program.
  • Proctor MCAS and ACCESS assessments for English Learners.
  • Assist in EL paperwork management and compliance measures set forth by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
  • Have flexible scheduling to meet the needs of dually identified students.
  • Use all available technology and virtual curricula provided by the district to create engaging lessons and supports that are linked with 21st Century skills and remote accessibility.
  • Use the WIDA ELD frameworks and other WIDA tools to plan lessons and anticipate the language demands of a lesson.
  • Utilize available student learning data to make instructional decisions and foci including but not limited to MCAS, ACCESS, and i-Ready.
  • Manage classroom behavior with Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies that motivate students and limit disruptions.
  • Incorporate Social Emotional Learning standards and curriculum that promote self-confidence, team-building and informed decision making.
  • Utilize inclusive practices and SEI strategies for English Learners.
  • Incorporate language activities into content instruction including Speaking, Reading and Writing that align with State Standards for Language Proficiency.
  • Communicate with student families on a regular basis using culturally responsive strategies that promote two-way conversations.
  • Employ a strong growth mindset and participate in professional development that is relevant to the challenges of urban education in order to close opportunity gaps.
  • Collaborate with guidance counselors to refer students who are in need of Social Emotional support.
  • Collaborate with Special Education leadership and teacher colleagues to review IEPs and ensure all accommodations are properly and consistently delivered.
  • Contribute to school-wide initiatives and events which may be assigned by the Principal and Assistant Principal.

The Everett Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals' dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

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