Teaching K-16, Teaching K-16 for Bilingual Education for ELLs
4 Year Degree
Facilitates student success in academic and interpersonal skills through implementing district approved curriculum; documents teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; addresses specific educational needs of students' providing a safe and optimal learning environment; and provides feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.
The Dual Language Program allows students to develop high levels of proficiency in Spanish and English. This 50/50 Dual Language program model enrolls both Heritage Speakers of Spanish and students with English as their first language. Students receive half of the day’s instruction in Spanish and half in English. The program nurtures students' understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures. Students heighten their understanding of their own language and the target language they are acquiring. This job reports to Principal.
•Provides instruction in English language arts and the academic content areas taught in English. •Collaborates with Spanish dual language partner teachers and other colleagues to plan and coordinate instruction. •Plans differentiated classroom instruction that addresses a range of language proficiency levels and individual learning needs. •Adapts instructional materials for English language learners. •Administers developmental testing programs, subject specific assessments, etc. for the purpose of assessing student competency levels and/or developing individual learning plans. •Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations; student's achievements; developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment. •Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents and administration. •Collaborates with instructional staff, other school personnel, parents and a variety of community resources for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes, achieving established classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan. •Counsels students for the purpose of improving performance, health status, problem solving techniques and a variety of personal issues. •Demonstrates methods required to perform classroom and/or subject specific assignments for the purpose of providing an effective program that addresses individual student requirements. •Directs assistant teachers, student teachers, instructional assistants, volunteers and/or student workers for the purpose of providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students. •Instructs students for the purpose of improving their success in academic, interpersonal and daily living skills through a defined course of study. •Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment. •Monitors students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, nap times, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment. •Participates in a variety of meetings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions. •Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements. Reports incidents (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment and adhering to Education Code and school policies. •Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit. •May perform other additional duties or tasks as designated by supervisor. •Supports classroom teachers for the purpose of assisting them in the implementation of established curriculum and/or individual student plans. •Must work with other teachers to plan lessons and instruction. •May perform other additional duties or tasks as designated by supervisor.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in job related area. Master’s degree preferred.
Certificates & Licenses: Valid Virginia Department of Education license required, or the ability to obtain one, with an endorsement in Elementary Education. K-6 teaching license required.
Experience: Job related experience within specialized field with increasing levels of responsibility is required. Elementary teaching and dual language program experience preferred.
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D. C., Alexandria City Public Schools offers many exciting opportunities for new teachers.
Alexandria City Public Schools is one of the most diverse school systems in the country and we celebrate that diversity. Our students come from more than 128 different countries, speak more than 75 languages, and represent a rainbow of ethnic and cul...tural groups. They are economically diverse, but all are rich in that the residents of Alexandria are dedicated to ensuring that each and every one of them achieves success.
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