The following are required:
- Valid Alaska teaching certificate
- HQT (Highly Qualified Teacher) designation in Elementary Education
The following are preferred:
Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Bilingual background in English and another language
- Proficiency in a language other than English
- Experience with various teaching methods and strategies for English Language Learners (ELL) students
The responsibilities listed below are representative of the essential functions of this position. The successful candidate:
- Plans, develops, and/or adapts curriculum for elementary limited-English proficient (LEP) students
- Instructs LEP students focusing on the four language skills (i.e., listening, speaking, reading and writing)
- Provides technical assistance to elementary classroom teachers and bilingual tutors on techniques, methods, and materials for use with LEP students
- Administers English Language Learners (ELL) student assessment instruments; reviews, compiles, and interprets data
- Diagnoses individual student competencies, learning styles and needs in English and home language
- Plans appropriate instruction for LEP students
- Assesses the progress and placement of each student in the program
- Modifies curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of each student
- Adapts and align ELL curriculum with performance standards
- Facilitates multicultural events in schools
- Acts as liaison between schools and Bilingual Education Program
- Plans a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students
- Instructs limited English proficient students following the district approved curriculum
- Can describe their philosophy of education and demonstrate its relationship to their practice
- Understands how students learn and develop, and applies that knowledge in their practice
- Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere
- Organizes class time to provide a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, work time and assessment
- Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and--in harmony with the goals--establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects and the like to communicate these objectives to students
- Teaches students with respect for their individual and cultural characteristics
- Knows the teacher’s content area and how to teach it
- Develops lesson plans and instructional material and provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of pupils
- Translates lesson plans into developmentally appropriate learning experiences
- Ability to use current technology to enhance instruction
- Ability to use technology for record-keeping and research
- Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program.
- Facilitates, monitors, and assesses student learning
- Evaluates pupils' academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports
- Identifies pupil needs and makes appropriate referrals and develops strategies for individual education plans
- Creates and maintains a learning environment in which all students are actively engaged and contributing members
- Provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of the student
- Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students
- Creates an environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, interest centers and exhibits of student's work
- Supervises student environment, students, and volunteers
- Works as a partner with parents, families, and the community
- Communicates regularly with parents by means of newsletters, notes, phone calls, conferences, etc
- Participates in and contributes to the teaching profession
- Plans and coordinates the work of paraprofessionals (when applicable) and other professionals
- Other related duties as assigned.
The physical demands of this job require frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking and hearing. Specific visual abilities are also required. The employee is regularly required to reach with his/her hands and arms and occasionally lift items weighing less than 40 lbs. Additionally, the employee must be able to understand vague and implicit instructions, be able to readily recall facts and details, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure.
The Anchorage School District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all individuals with a qualified physical or mental disability.
Work is performed in a professional environment with a wide variety of individuals having differing functions, personalities and abilities, including working with diverse groups of people in a variety of different settings.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job related duties as requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
The Anchorage School District is an equal employment opportunity employer.