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Category: Part Time;
Position Title: WORLD LANGUAGE PROGRAM COORDINATOR FOR SPANISH IMMERSION PROGRAM (.35 FTE)
Start Date: 09/28/2017
Working collaboratively with the elementary principals, the World Language Program Coordinator is responsible for planning the launch of the Spanish immersion language program and assisting immersion personnel in implementing and monitoring all aspects of the elementary Spanish immersion language program.
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred, with evidence of above-average academic work in the academic area;
2. Massachusetts PreK-6 Spanish certification required;
3. Minimum of 5 years of successful teaching experience;
4. Experience in program leadership preferred;
5. Knowledge and skills in working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team;
6. Highly motivated self-starter who can work both independently and collaboratively;
7. Ability to collect and analyze data in order to make recommendations for instructional programming;
8. Experience with diverse populations and commitment to Wayland’s goals of diversity and inclusion;
9. Demonstration of personal characteristics necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the position.
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Contact Name: Brad Crozier
Contact email for questions: Brad_Crozier@wayland.k12.ma.us
Application Instructions: Apply online at http://www.schoolspring.com/jobs/job.cfm?jid=2853334
Category: Full Time;
Position Title: Middle School Foreign Language (Spanish) Teacher
Start Date: 10/03/2017
Location: Hopkinton Middle School, 88 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA
The Middle School Foreign Language (Spanish) Teacher provides learning experiences in Foreign Language (Spanish), guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and district standards and requirements. The Foreign Language Teacher reports to the principal.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
1. Provides learning experiences in Foreign Language (Spanish), guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and district standards and requirements, while creating an environment that is conducive to student learning and involvement. Monitors students’ understanding of the curriculum effectively and adjusts instruction, materials, or assessments when appropriate;
2. Evaluates, tries innovative approaches, and refines instructional strategies, including the effective use of technologies available to teachers, to increase student learning, involvement, and confidence to learn;
3. Demonstrates appreciation for and sensitivity to, the diversity among individuals and strives to ensure equitable opportunities for student learning;
4. Maintains and improves professional competence through attendance at professional development events, and by self-generated activities that meet district expectations and the requirements for re-certification;
5. Shares responsibility for accomplishing the goals and priorities of his/her grade/team/department, building and school district, attending all faculty and committee meetings as required, and district-wide committees as needed;
6. Other duties, as assigned.
To be considered qualified for this position, candidates must have the following:
1. Licensed, or eligible for licensure in Foreign Language (Spanish), 5-12, by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education;
2. Meets all Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education standards for Highly Qualified Teacher;
3. Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s preferred, from an accredited college or university, in a related field;
4. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, to children and adults;
5. Commitment to remain current in content knowledge and teaching strategies;
6. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and in conformity with state certification requirements.
Contact Name: Kim Pulnik, Director of HR
Contact email for questions: email@example.com
Application Instructions: APPLICATION PROCEDURE
To be considered for this vacancy, please reference only job posting #18-22 and your last name (as, #18-22 Jones) in the subject line, and submit:
1. Cover letter, which should include a statement of your educational philosophy;
2. Resume, which should contain applicable license/certification information;
3. Three letters of reference;
4. College transcripts; and
5. The contact information for three additional professional references.
Submit the above required information to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please note: this address is for application materials only. E-mail is our preferred method of application, however, if you wish to apply by mail, please send the required items to:
Human Resources (Job Vacancy #18-22)
Hopkinton Public Schools
89 Hayden Rowe
Hopkinton, MA 01748
Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
The Hopkinton Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, genetic information, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities. The Hopkinton Public School district is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workplace. The school system’s educational philosophy and personnel goals, including the goal of equal employment opportunity, will be considered in filling all positions.
Category: Part Time;
Position Title: Spanish- Middle School
Start Date: 09/20/2017
End Date: 06/16/2018
Location: Barrington Middle School; Barrington, RI; 261 Middle Highway; 02806
Every day (Monday – Friday) from 9:15am – 2:05am.
4 Classes Everyday: (2 7th Grade and 2 8th Grade)
A total of 8 classes.
Provided curriculum and resources.
Qualifications: Individual needs to hold a state certification in Spanish.
Contact Name: Andrew Anderson
Contact email for questions: email@example.com
Application Instructions: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=2848812
The Back to School Edition of the MaFLA Newsletter is available. Don’t miss the latest about our 50th Jubilee Conference and all of the great articles on its theme. We have some fascinating articles about ” Communities” as well as some articles from some new voices and from regular contributors.
Category: Full Time;
Position Title: Language Teaching and Curriculum Specialist, High School Study Abroad
Location: Portland, Maine
We strive to lead a robust community of international program providers and sponsors through innovation, exemplary service and exceptional efficiency. Our success depends on having the very best professionals. CIEE is committed to recruiting and retaining the best people in the industry, particularly those who are passionate about international education, are self-starters with high levels of energy and autonomy, and are dedicated to exceed expectations in every challenge.
CIEE Global Navigator Programs facilitate study abroad programs for over 1700 students. Significant growth in the summer Langauge and Culture Programs has provided the opportunity to develop proprietary curriculum for the 4-week summer language programs. Programming is task-based and integrated into the heart of the study abroad experience, to ensure that the student connects to the language and culture to truly become a lifelong language learner. Students are taught by on-site native language instructors and are supported by US Teachers (Program Leaders) who travel with them from the US and keep strudents engaged outside of the classroom.
Summary of Position:
The Language Teaching and Curriclum Specialist develops, manages, and evaluates language learning for CIEE. Reporting to the Vice President of High School Study Abroad, the Language Specialist will manage the design and implementation of CIEE’s task-based curriculum for Summer Study Abroad programs. The Language Specialist will manage development of Language Curricicula for existing and new study abroad sites; manage and evaluate pre and post-testing of students; facilitate evaluations of language teaching effectiveness; develop and provide training and support for CIEE resident staff and language instructors; and collaborate with teams across CIEE to achieve strategic goals and to maximize student learning. Successful candidates will have editorial skills to not only contribute to effective curriciculum but also to select and manage editorial freelancers to produce best-in-class, standards-aligned curriculum for language learners.
Success for this job takes the second-year pilot curriculum and transforms it into a fully developed, task-based curriculum that wholly integrates culture and place into the study abroad experience for the Global Navigator students. You will make sure that the instructions are clear, teachers are trained, overseas resident staff are trained, and that the authentic resources are top-notch. You should be excited about interacting with many different cultures, managing challenging projects, and ready to tackle technological challenges to make sure CIEE Global Navigator programs engage high school students with world languages successfully to build proficiency and love for learning languages.
Student Learning: Success means that students have a fun, engaging experience overseas where they enjoy language class and prove proficiency development through pre and post-test scores and assessments.
Develop, maintain, and update language curricula, syllabi, and co-curricular cultural activities that achieve the goal of maximizing student language acquisition and cultural development
Manage evaluation and assessment of student language learning via qualitative and quantitative measures
Analyze pre-/post-experience language proficiency data; relate data to curricular effectiveness
Research, review, and identify technologies appropriate for language instruction
Design language learning activities for CIEE’s pre-departure online orientation
Curriculum Development: Success means that CIEE has standardized curriculum that is locally adapted in each program site. Documents and materials not only provide CIEE with best in class, successful language programming but also demonstrate that CIEE is the leader in place-based world language instruction for high school students.
Create and update development guidelines as needed
Manage and evaluate structure of curriculum components
Source and manage editors or editorial teams, when needed. Editors can be used to ensure that lessons are clear, professional, and true to task lessons
Setting and managing workflows for curriculum development. Could include working with outside consultants, CIEE resident staff, and freelancers
Proof read any material that comes from teachers and/or editors to ensure quality and consistency
Manage a temporary employee or freelancers to develop proprietary files of authentic resources and manage seeking copyright permissions for these resources
Collaborate with resident staff in CIEE study centers to ensure that programming calendar, program activities, and logistical items match learning goals
Staff Training and Assistance: Success means that resident staff understand learning goals and strategies, on-site teaching staff is hired, trained, and prepared to deliver curriculum and any additional materials are created to support other CIEE staff staff.
Provide pedagogical training and support for resident staff via one-on-one coaching, in-person workshops, and online training
Provide ongoing technical support for language learning and assessment to resident staff and instructors
Identify a cohort of CIEE resident staff to mentor and develop their capacity as language learning resources for their regions
Create program leader training units (online and in-person) and protocols to ensure that program leaders understand their role in program deliveryAssist in
hiring protocols of language program program leaders—could include job definition, skills identification/definition, and interviewing
Research and Promotion: Success means that you stay engaged in the world language teaching field and that CIEE develops a meaningful network to distribute outcomes to the field.
Share information about CIEE’s language initiatives to member institutions
Identify and network with experts in language learning and education abroad
Establish CIEE as a leader in language education by presenting at relevant conferences and by publishing in relevant publications
Qualifications: Knowledge & Skill Requirements:
Master’s degree in applied linguistics, second language acquisition, international education, intercultural communication, curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, or related field (required)
Minimum 3 years of experience in design and delivery of language acquisition (teaching) and experiential learning (required); deep understanding of best pedagogical practices surrounding language acquisition and experiential learning (preferred)
Knowledge of language proficiency assessment methods, both qualitative and quantiative (required)
Minimum 3 years of project management experience (required); experience with complex workflows and outside contractors (preferred)
Expertise in world language standards (ACTFL and others); ability to create a scope and sequence and build instructional lessons to meet them
Knowledgeable about best practices for professional development
Ability to resolve complex issues in an intercultural work environment (required)
Ability to manage multiple projects to ensure successful delivery on time and within budget in order to achieve clearly stated goals (required)
Excellent written and oral communication skills (required)
Experience with Canvas LMS or other similar LMS platform (preferred)
Fluency in English and proficiency in a second language (required); proficiency in three or more languages (preferred)
Lifting: 0-25 lbs
Frequency of lifting: infrequent
Typical business day: 9am-5pm
Additional Physical Demands
Ability to speak and listen on a telephone
Ability to type, and view a computer screen
Ability to bend and sort paperwork in a filing cabinet.
Visual, Hearing, Dexterity & Mental Demands
Adequate to perform the essential functions of the job such as using a telephone, answering emails, filing paperwork, viewing a computer screen, and operating office equipment.
Contact email for questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Instructions: Please apply on our website: https://www.ciee.org/about/work-for-ciee
Category: Full Time, Temporary;
Position Title: Middle School Mandarin Teacher
Start Date: 09/12/2017
End Date: 02/26/2018
Location: Whitcomb Middle School, Marlborough MA
Mandarin teacher needed ASAP to cover maternity leave from now to the end of February. Small classes – grades 7+*8
Qualifications: Knowledge of Mandarin, ability to instruct middle school students in beginning Mandarin class.
Contact Name: Jocelyn Demuth
Contact email for questions: email@example.com
Application Instructions: Please email resume and cover letter to Jocelyn Demuth, Email is firstname.lastname@example.org
GOETHE-INSTITUT SPONSORSHIP FOR MaFLA CONFERENCE
The Goethe-Institut Boston will be offering 12 hotel rooms for Friday night October 27th at the Springfield Sheraton for German teachers who have registered for the MaFLA Conference. These rooms will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis and only one teacher per district may apply. On Friday evening the Goethe-Institut Boston will be hosting a a ‘dinner and dialogue’ for German teachers at the hotel at 7:30pm for 25 German teachers. To take advantage of these exciting opportunities, please send an e-mail to Kerstin Hämmerling at the Goethe-Institut: Kerstin.Haemmerling@goethe.de.
Category: Full Time;
Position Title: HS Italian Teacher in Wethersfield, CT
Start Date: 09/06/2017
Location: Wethersfield High School, 411 Wolcott Hill Rd. Wethersfield, CT 06109
Wethersfield High School has an anticipated opening for a World Language teacher. In this role, the teacher will stimulate
the independence of each student as a learner, effectively assess student needs and progress, and will plan instruction to achieve
desired objectives (including those appropriate for exceptional learners). The teacher will accomplish these objectives through
effective communication with students, parents and colleagues, and through the use of engaging techniques and materials in a
Duties of the position include the following:
– Create lesson plans aligned to appropriate state and national standards, and deliver instructional activities consistent
with the targeted learning;
– Create, organize and utilize unique learning activities and experiential exercises designed to enhance classroom
teaching and to support the students’ optimal learning and development of new skills:
– Encourage student learning through peer collaboration and productive discussion;
– Guide students, individually and in groups, in preparing for different types of assessments;
– Collaborate with colleagues in the development and utilization of unit lessons and learning assessments;
– Participate on teams to develop and/or revise World Language curricula aimed at improving student learning and
– Provide individualized student mentoring;
– Assist in the selection of instructional materials, equipment, and classroom supplies;
– Provide on-going feedback to students through the use of formative assessments.
Qualifications: – Masters Degree is preferred, but not required;
– Position requires the appropriate CT Certification in Italian (020), plus CT Certification in either Spanish (023) or
– Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the community;
– Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form;
– Ability to meet deadlines with time constraints;
– Ability to handle and treat information confidentially;
– Ability to plan and organize work schedule and set priorities;
– Ability to work independently and efficiently.
Posting will remain open until filled.
Language/Languages: Italian plus Spanish (Preferred) or French
Contact Name: Matthew Mangino
Contact email for questions: email@example.com
Application Instructions: Please apply at http://www.generalasp.com/wethersfield/onlineapp/default.aspx
Category: Part Time;
Position Title: .75 Spanish (high school)
Start Date: 09/12/2017
End Date: 06/22/2018
Location: Sharon High School
Sharon Public Schools is seeking qualified candidates for a .75 Spanish Teacher at Sharon High School. This position consists of two sections of Spanish I and one section of Spanish III-Standard.
Qualifications: Candidates should be able to communicate in Spanish at the advanced-low proficiency level (minimum) and be able to teach Spanish using comprehensible input and activities designed to increase student proficiency. Candidates should also be able to work collaboratively with curriculum partners and be able to use technology as part of an effective lesson plan. Massachusetts certification (or pending) is required.
Contact Name: Dr. Kristina Dahlen
Contact email for questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Instructions: Apply to job # 2843478 on schoolspring.com.