Teacher: English Language Acquisition (ESOL) - #495740

Anne Arundel County Public Schools


Date: 10/14/2021 18:00 PM

City: Bryantown, Maryland

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Is this position exempt from overtime pay?


Yes



Provides in-class or virtual instruction to English Learners (Els) by developing, selecting, and modifying instructional plans and materials and presenting them using instructional techniques which meet the needs of all students. Provides an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of students. Supervises students in a variety of school-related settings and activities. Monitors and evaluates student performance. Develops and implements plans to improve student performance. Maintains required records and follows required procedures and practices. Builds the capacity of colleagues in meeting the needs of English learners. Virtual experience may be required based on assignment


Essential Duties & Responsibilities


Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?



No



1. Establishes clear goals and objectives related to the WIDA Standards, English Language Acquisition curricula, and School Improvement Plan.

2. Prepares language objectives, designs English language development lessons, conducts assignments, and develops instructional materials that are differentiated to meet the needs of English Learners at all proficiency levels.


3. Maintains student data records, including a grade book. Keeps complete records as required by law, Board policy and administrative regulation.


4. Provides instructional leadership to school teams to support linguistically and culturally responsive teaching practices and employs instructional strategies that reflect best practices in second language acquisition and literacy development.


5. Evaluates student progress using appropriate second language assessment techniques, formative assessments, state and local mandated assessments. Participates in the IEP process for dually identified English Learners.


6. Maintains order and discipline in the classroom conducive to effective learning; takes all necessary safety precautions to protect students, equipment, textbooks, materials and facilities.


7. Collaborates with colleagues to create a flexible classroom environment that provides for student involvement in the learning process through both push-in and pull-out services, and enables each student to achieve learning objectives.


8. Confers with parents and students regarding progress of English Learners; arranges and participates in teacher-parent or teacher-student conferences, and coordinates parent outreach.


9. Participates in professional development, staff meetings and provides input regarding the planning of instructional goals, objectives, methods, differentiation, scaffolding and incorporation of language development strategies. May serve on special committees.


10. Provides professional development related to language development and cultural competence to school staff. Encourages school staff in communicating with non-native English-speaking parents.


11. Participates in school events and encourages English Learner and EL family participation in those events.


12. Performs other duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made on request to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education


  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field of education from a regionally accredited college or university.



Experience


  • Student teaching internship or relevant classroom teaching experience preferred.

  • If assigned to Virtual Academy, one (1) year of experience with virtual learning technology, remote instruction platforms, Learning Management Systems, and video conferencing tools is required.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Knowledge of school organization, curriculum, teaching techniques; current trends, research and materials of instruction in field of specialization.

  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with administrators, colleagues, central office and school board staff, students, parents and community.

  • Ability to provide culturally and linguistically responsive instruction.

  • Demonstrated ability to speak and write effectively.

  • Ability to employ a variety of teaching styles to respond to the needs of diverse learners.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations.

  • Familiarity or experience with electronic leave reporting/substitute requesting systems (e.g. SmartFind Express), electronic grade reporting (e.g. Power Teacher GradeBook) and electronic teacher/parent communication tool (e.g. ParentConnect, Google Voice) and ability to use instructional technology hardware such as document cameras, presenters, and SmartBoards etc.

  • Ability to work outside normal business hours, evenings, weekends, and emergencies as needed.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with business technology applications (e.g. Video/Web Conferencing, Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, Outlook, and/or PowerPoint preferred).



Licenses/Certifications


  • Hold or be eligible for a Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) teaching certificate.

  • Possess a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license and have daily access to reliable transportation.



Career Ladder Requirements


  • N/A



Physical Requirements


  • As required by the duties and responsibilities of the job.





Established: 4/1/2013

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