English As A Second Language/Dual Language Teacher (Spanish)

University Of North Carolina Greensboro Fort Collins , CO 80521

Posted 4 months ago

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Position Information

Position Number 998578 Functional Title English as a Second Language/Dual Language Teacher (Spanish) Position Type Administration

  • Staff Position Eclass EB - EHRA 11 month leave earning University Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master's and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

North Carolina General Statute Chapter 116, Article 29A (116-239.5) provided for the establishment of nine university laboratory schools with the mission of "improving student performance in local school administrative units with low-performing schools by providing an enhanced education program for students residing in those units and providing exposure and training for teachers and principals to successfully address challenges existing in high need school settings. The laboratory school shall provide an opportunity for research, demonstration, student support, and expansion of the teaching experience and evaluation regarding management, teaching, and learning."

The Moss Street Partnership School, which opened in August 2018, is a K-5 elementary school that is operated collaboratively between UNCG and Rockingham County Schools. The Moss Street Partnership School has several key purposes:

  • To provide innovative educational programs for low-performing K-12 students;

  • To prepare K-12 professional educators and administrators who are well-qualified to work in K-12 high-needs schools;

  • To develop, collect, and deliver innovative, high quality professional development to professional educators and administrators in high-needs schools;

  • To conduct research and demonstration projects that expand student opportunities for success;

  • To provide choice for parents of students who have been attending high-needs schools.

Position Summary

Moss Street Partnership School teachers will work with K-5 students, other faculty of the Partnership School, professional education program faculty at UNCG, relevant personnel from Rockingham County Schools, and external agency personnel with the mission of improving teaching and learning for students at the Partnership School. Teachers will work collaboratively to plan for, teach, and assess all students in their classrooms to achieve the mission of the school. Teachers will cultivate a culture of innovation that supports effective instructional practices/strategies to promote academic and personal success for all students and adults in the school. Teachers will work collaboratively with the Principal and UNCG faculty/staff to support the successful social, emotional, physical, and academic growth of the students at the Partnership School.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; excellent oral and written communication skills; and evidence of skill in working with high needs student populations. Qualifying degrees must be conferred and received from appropriately accredited institutions.

A current teaching license in ESL or eligibility for professional educator licensure in ESL

Bilingual in English and Spanish

Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates Preferred Qualifications

Preferred candidate will possess:

  • Qualifications as a clinical educatorlicensure,

  • Three years of experience,

  • Proficient on most recent evaluation;

  • Teaching experience in diverse schools;

  • Commitment to creating caring classrooms and school relationships and culture;

  • Evidence of improving student performance in all subgroups;

technologic proficiency;

  • Innovation and outcomes orientation;

  • Commitment to working collaboratively for the benefit of all students; and

  • Experience supporting pre-service professional educators.

  • Experiences in ESL instruction

  • Experiences in Dual Language curriculum development and instruction

Special Instructions to Applicants Recruitment Range Competitive, See Salary Schedule Org #-Department Moss Street Partnership School

  • 12022 Job Open Date 06/24/2019 For Best Consideration Date 07/06/2019 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes FTE 1.000 Type of Appointment Permanent If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment. Number of Months per Year 11 FLSA Exempt

Key Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time 20% Key Responsibility

Leadership

Essential Tasks

The professional educator will demonstrate leadership to motivate effective learning practices and to provide the best possible learning opportunities for student growth and development, both educationally and personally.

The professional educator will facilitate the broad goals of the school and plan accordingly and collaboratively with other professional educators, the Partnership School Principal, and UNCG faculty and staff.

The professional educator will cultivate leadership in students and families.

The professional educator will actively participate in professional development and demonstrate a willingness to grow as a professional educator.

The professional educator will serve as an advocate for her/his students through implementation of innovative strategies and integration of a variety of support services to foster each student's social, emotional, physical, and academic growth.

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time 20% Key Responsibility

Positive School Culture

Essential Tasks

The professional educator will foster and engage in collaboration within the school and the broader community.

The professional educator will participate within a learning community of educators who support one another in improving instruction for all students, including students with disabilities or other unique learning needs; developing and aligning curriculum, instructional practices, and assessments; and problem solving.

The professional educator will foster an atmosphere that is oriented toward meeting the needs of diverse students.

The professional educator will foster a culture that involves students and families in the vision for the school.

The professional educator will build the capacity of students to develop a mindset of inquiry and exploration.

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time 20% Key Responsibility

Content Knowledge

Essential Tasks

The professional educator will demonstrate a breadth and depth of appropriate content knowledge.

The professional educator will integrate curricular areas to meet the needs of diverse learners.

The professional educator will build upon the cultural and life experiences of students.

The professional educator understands learner development and individual learning differences and their implications for student learning

The professional educator manages the classroom effectively and responds appropriately to behavioral and social skills concerns

The professional educator articulates the impact of individual and human diversity on learning, opportunity, and post-school success

The professional educator integrates instruction, intervention, remediation, and behavioral learning into the general education curriculum

The professional educator performs assessments and interprets assessment data within legal and ethical parameters in service to meeting the needs of students

The professional educator works with other teachers and support personnel to use evidence-informed practice in the classroom and school

The professional educator works with families to devise programs and advocate for children

The professional educator embarks on professional learning that adds to classroom and school efforts to respond effectively to the needs of all students, including those with disabilities

The professional educator collaborates with professional personnel, classified personnel, parents, and agency providers to improve educational practice

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time 20% Key Responsibility

Facilitation of Learning

Essential Tasks

The professional educator will effectively assess students through a variety of methods to determine appropriate instructional strategies and learning environments.

The professional educator will collaborate with others to implement the curriculum and achieve the mission of the school.

The professional educator will collaborate with others to implement innovative and non-traditional learning methods to meet the needs of all students, including students with disabilities and other unique learning needs..

The professional educator will facilitate innovative learning by engaging students in a variety of methods, strategies, learning environments, and groupings.

The professional educator will connect students and their families through the Partnership School's integrated network of partners that provide service and support.

The professional educator will be receptive to hosting a variety of faculty and students to assist with instruction, as well as data collection and analysis to improve student outcomes.

Reflective Practice:

The professional educator will analyze student learning collaboratively with other professional educators, the Principal, and UNCG faculty.

The professional educator will effectively adjust instruction based on analysis of student data to meet the individual learning needs of all students.

The professional educator will seek opportunities to gain feedback and insights from a range of stakeholders in order to reflect on and improve the outcomes of their practice.

The professional educator will administer language placement assessments and annual monitoring assessments to track student language proficiency development

The professional educator will plan and implement instruction for students who are English learners and emergent bilinguals.

The professional educator will collaborate with other educators and professionals to support learners' academic language development in classroom, ESL, and Dual Language instructional settings

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time 20% Key Responsibility

Cultural Competence and Community Relations

Essential Tasks

The professional educator will acknowledge the importance of community to improve learning and achievement of all students by collaborating with families and other community members.

The professional educator will advocate for students and families to ensure equity.

The professional educator will address the diverse interests and unique learning needs of students and their families, and utilize community resources to demonstrate and promote ethical standards of democracy, equity, diversity, and excellence.

Community Relations

The professional educator will engage in and enhance meaningful collaboration and relationships among school and community stakeholders.

The professional educator will facilitate developing a strong school community to foster increased student academic success.

The professional educator will actively engage in ongoing communication with families to ensure they are informed about their child's progress and are aware of school resources available for students and their families.

ADA Checklist

ADA Checklist

R for Rare (0-30%), O for Occasional (30-60%), F for Frequent (60-90%), C for Constant (90-100%).

Physical Effort Hand Movement-Grasping

  • F, Holding

  • F, Vision-Visual inspection

  • F, Hearing

  • F, Talking

  • F, Standing

  • F, Sitting

  • O, Walking

  • F, Lifting-0-30 lbs.

  • F, Pushing/Pulling

  • F, Climbing-Stairs

  • F, Bending

  • F, Squatting

  • F Work Environment Inside

  • F, Outside

  • F

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume/CV

  • Cover Letter

  • List of References

Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:

  • SpartanTalent Website

  • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Inside Higher Ed

  • Other professional journal / website

  • NCWorks.gov

  • UNC School System Job Board

  • Personal Networking

  • Facebook

  • Twitter

  • Indeed.com

  • NorthCarolinaDiversity.com

  • Other

  • If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

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English As A Second Language/Dual Language Teacher (Spanish)

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