Category: Full Time;
Position Title: Spanish Teacher
Start Date: 08/15/2018
Location: Christa McAuliffe Charter School, 139 Newbury Street, Framingham, MA
We hope that you feel excited about engaging students in learning about the language and culture of Spanish speaking peoples. You will teach two courses for novice learners and co-teach/support in three sections serving novices and heritage speakers. You will collaborate with other teachers to refine the curriculum. We hope that you’ll bring your own knowledge and interests to engage in this ongoing curriculum development.
You will be expected to plan and deliver instruction aligned with recognized standards for middle school-level world languages and assess students’ mastery of the standards outlined for each. Helping students develop the skills and strategies to start on the pathway toward being effective and culturally literate readers, writers, listeners and speakers of Spanish is what matters most. We expect you to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of our diverse student body.
As a crew leader you’ll lead a crew, similar to an advisory, of about 12 students. You will be the mentor/advocate for each student in your crew — their McAuliffe parent away from home. You’ll engage them in team building activities, facilitate social-emotional learning, guide the development of crew and individual goals, and prepare students for student-led-conferences and final Passages presentations.
Everything that we do at McAuliffe is intended to meet the needs of students in their early adolescents. You must have the ability to develop meaningful connections with students, have strong classroom management skills, and have the skills to create classroom culture in which individuals are valued for what they bring to the group.
Candidates with fluency in Portuguese in addition to Spanish will be given preference..
** Employ a variety of teaching methodologies that guide students to engage in language and cultural learning, including cooperative learning, use of protocols, simulations, workshops, hands-on projects, and other inquiry-based activities
** Employ total participation techniques to engage all scholars in learning during every moment of class
** Implement formative and summative assessments to track student progress
** Analyze data on student performance to effectively inform instruction
** Provide differentiated support including accommodations and modifications to ensure all students are able to meet and exceed standards
** Coordinate and participate in day and overnight fieldwork including camping trips
** Integrate work with expert professionals during fieldwork, via video conferencing, or in person on-site interview
** Participate in ongoing professional development including peer observations
** Implement school-wide positive behavioral systems to effectively manage the classroom
** Continually communicate with students families regarding performance and progress
** Serve as a Crew adviser to approximately 12 students, which includes leading a daily advisory, called Crew, supporting advisees and regularly communicating with parents/guardians
** Serve as an active member of the McAuliffe community including attending evening celebrations of student learning
Qualifications: ** Fluency in Spanish. Fluency in Portuguese highly desirable.
** Strong interpersonal skills; connects with adults and young-adolescents who have diverse interests and backgrounds.
** Appreciation for the mission of the school and the Expeditionary Learning (EL) design model — commitment to develop curriculum and implement EL core practices, including in-depth learning expeditions.
** Appreciation for the life and mind of the adolescent scholar.
** Personal qualities that exemplify the school’s emphasis on character development and community.
** Teaching experience (ideally in grades 5 through 9) consistent with McAuliffe’s progressive, constructivist, exploratory and project-based educational philosophy.
** Strong subject area background; highly qualified or ready to get qualified; licensed in Massachusetts with relevant content area expertise.
** Reader, writer, critical thinker and attentive to current events and opportunities to create curriculum that guides scholars to make sense of the world.
** Skillful at using a variety of assessment methods and data to pinpoint students’ strengths and weaknesses and skillful at applying instructional practices to address diverse learning needs.
** Strong interpersonal skills, commitment to teamwork, and readiness to reflect and grow.
** Values a collaborative approach to working with a diverse population of children and adults.
** Sense of humor and a high level of energy, enthusiasm, flexibility, and spontaneity.
** Exemplary organizational skills including ability to prioritize, complete tasks (such as grading) efficiently, keep gradebook up to date, and document lessons, materials, and assessment.
Contact Name: Barbara Bitgood
Contact email for questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Instructions: Apply online at https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=2975785
The Christa McAuliffe Charter School (McAuliffe) may not and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, homelessness or any other legally protected status. (M.G.L. c. 71, § 89(m); 603 CMR 1.06(l)).