Category: Full Time;
Position Title: Spanish Teacher & Liaison for Portuguese/Spanish Speaking Families
Start Date: 08/15/2018
Location: Christa McAuliffe Charter School, 139 Newbury Street, Framingham, MA
This is a unique position of part-time teaching and part-time serving as the Spanish and Portuguese speaking community outreach liaison.
World Language Teacher (0.75 FTE)
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 in two 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.
Liaison for Portuguese/Spanish Speaking Families (0.25 FTE)
This position is responsible for providing information and assistance to families whose primary language is Portuguese or Spanish. You will work closely with the Director of Community Development, the Admissions Coordinator, the student services department, and other school leaders and administrative staff.
** 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 an active member of the McAuliffe community including attending evening celebrations of student learning
** Serve as primary contact for Portuguese and Spanish speaking families; support the communication between teachers/leaders and parents/guardians.
** Serve as in-house Portuguese and Spanish interpreter.
** Participate in IEP, 504, ELL, disciplinary meetings with school leaders, teachers, and parents and serve as interpreter.
** Provide interpretation during Student Led Conferences or parent-teacher conferences
** Participate in admissions and community events geared toward Portuguese and Spanish speaking families.
** Demonstrated fluency speaking with and serving as interpreter for Portuguese and Spanish speaking families.
** 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.
Language/Languages: Spanish, Portuguese
Contact Name: Barbara Bitgood
Contact email for questions: email@example.com
Application Instructions: Email your cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, reference letters, and any other relevant materials that showcase your practice to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Spanish Teacher and Family Liaison” in the subject line.