Boston Public Schools seeks an exceptional SLIFE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) TEACHER who is highly qualified and knowledgeable to join our community of teachers, learners and leaders. This is an exciting opportunity for teachers who desire to serve where their efforts matter. In BPS, the teachers and leaders are committed to the vision of high expectations for achievement, equal access to high levels of instruction, the achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and the closing of the achievement gap among subgroups within the schools. BPS is a great place for those who seek to work in an environment that supports their creativity and innovation, and respects their skills and abilities as a teacher.
REPORTS TO: Principal
Teach: High Intensity Language Training (HILT) English as a Second Language in an elementary school setting to Students with Interrupted Foreign Education (SIFE)
Provide individualized and small group Elementary English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction to English Language Learners.
Collaborate and communicate with the ELL student's content teacher(s) to align instruction and support to both the ELL student's English language development and their classroom instructional needs (instructions, vocabulary, reading and writing support, and clarification of assignments).
Collaborate and communicate with the school's instructional leadership team, instructional coaches and administration to ensure ELL students receive language support and other forms of academic assistance.
Deliver push-in/pull-out ESL lessons to students with varying levels of English proficiency.
Assist with the oversight and delivery of MEPA and MELA-O administration.
Prepare for and assist with organization of ELL student's transition meetings for those ready to transition out of ELL services.
Plan and deliver lessons utilizing the Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Benchmarks and Outcomes, and Boston Public School English Language Plan, and deliver appropriate lessons for varying levels of English proficiency.Demonstrate cultural proficiency and use effective and culturally relevant instructional practices.Integrate technology into the classroom as an instructional tool and for personal productivity.
Demonstrate an understanding and fluency with the BPS ESL Curriculum and the Massachusetts DOE English Language Proficiency Benchmarks and Outcomes (ELPBO).
Assist classroom teachers in the administration of all mandated state and local assessments for English language learners whenever appropriate.
CORE COMPETENCIES: Using the Rubric of Effective Teaching, the Office of Human Capital has identified priority skills and abilities that all BPS teachers should possess:
1.Accountability for Student Achievement
(II-A-1. Quality of Effort and Work, II-D-2. High Expectations, I-B-2. Adjustments to Practice)
Sets ambitious learning goals for all students, creates cognitively demanding tasks, and models the belief that that all students can master challenging material through effective effort
Assesses students' understanding regularly with ambitious learning goals in mind and takes ownership of making necessary adjustments to instruction to reach goals despite setbacks
Passionate and optimistic about their students, their content, and the teaching profession
2.Communicating Content Knowledge
(I-A-1. Subject Matter Knowledge, I-A-4. Well-Structured Lessons)
Demonstrates mastery of and enthusiasm for content area and the pedagogy it requires
Demonstrates understanding for how the subject matter applies in real-world settings and connects to other content areas and relevant standards
Can convey content in creative and engaging ways that align to standards
3.Equitable & Effective Instruction
(II-A-3. Meeting Diverse Needs, II-A-2. Student Engagement, II-B-1. Safe Learning Environment)
Scaffolds and differentiates instruction in order for all students to do complex thinking and rigorous academic work
Uses instructional practices that are likely to challenge, motivate, and engage all students and facilitate equitable, active student participation
Builds a productive learning environment where every student participates and is valued as part of the class community
(II-C-1. Respects Differences, II-C-2. Maintains Respectful Environment)
(III-A-1. Parent/Family Engagement)
6.Professional Reflection & Collaboration
(IV-A-1. Reflective Practice, IV-C-1. Professional Collaboration)
Regularly reflects on practice, seeks and responds to feedback, and demonstrates self-awareness and commitment to continuous learning and development
Seeks to participate in and contribute to a collaborative adult learning community.
QUALIFICATIONS - REQUIRED:
Education: Hold a Bachelors degree.
Hold a valid Massachusetts Teaching License in ESL at the appropriate grade level
Teach literacy and numeracy in students' native language
Complete state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed and "Highly Qualified" according to NCLB.
Ability to meet the Standards of Effective Teaching established by the Boston Public Schools as outlined above.
Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment.
Attend district and state-sponsored professional development opportunities sufficient to stay current with changes in ELL instruction and improvements in ELL teaching strategies.
Able to model excellent spoken and written English for students learning English in school.
QUALIFICATIONS - PREFERRED:
Terms: BTU, Group I
Please refer to www.bostonpublicschools.org/ohc (Licensed Staff >> Employee Benefits and Policies) for more information on compensation. Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step.
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