Position Title: German/Spanish Teacher
Start Date: 09/08/2020
End Date: 11/27/2020
Location: Boston Latin School, 78 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA
Boston Latin School (BLS) is one of three exam schools in the district, serving over 2,450 scholars in grades 7-12. We seek to ground our students in a contemporary classical education as preparation for successful college studies, responsible and engaged citizenship, and a rewarding life. Educators at BLS are expected to teach, lead, and collaborate with high levels of content expertise, cultural competence, care for children’s social and emotional needs, and commitment to engaging instruction for all learners.
BLS is seeking a teacher who can teach both German and Spanish to cover a maternity leave starting Sept. 8, 2020 until approximately the end of November 2020 (exact date to be determined). This teacher would be responsible for planning, assessing and teaching students in German 1 and 2 as well as Spanish 1 with a total of 5 classes daily plus duties (homeroom, study hall coverage). Teacher should be able to communicate at least 90% in the target language, be familiar with ACTFL’s Core Practices and proficiency concepts.
Level 1 is usually 8th graders, level 2 is usually 9th graders.
This position has also been posted as a part time separate German position and a part time separate Spanish position.
Qualifications: Licensure in both Spanish and German as a Foreign Language, 5-12.
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:
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
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
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)
-Actively creates and maintains an environment in which students’ diverse backgrounds, identities, strengths, and challenges are respected
(III-A-1. Parent/Family Engagement)
-Engages with families and builds collaborative, respectful relationships with them in service of student learning
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 Massachusetts Teaching License in German and Spanish as a Foreign Language, 5-12.
Meet all state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed and Highly Qualified.
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.
QUALIFICATIONS – PREFERRED:
Experience teaching in urban schools.
BPS values linguistic diversity and believes that candidates who speak another language bring added value to the classroom, school, and district culture and diversity. BPS is particularly interested in candidates who are fluent in one of BPS' official languages:Spanish, Creole (Cape Verdean), Creole (Haitian), Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, & Somali.
In order to best serve all students, BPS prefers all core content teachers to be certified in their subject area and one or both of the following: Moderate Disabilities, English as a Second Language (at the appropriate grade level(s)).
Language/Languages: German and Spanish
Contact Name: Christine Kelley
Contact email for questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Instructions: Contact Christine Kelley at email@example.com.