English Language Learner K-6
Sweetwater County School District #1 - Rock Springs, WY

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THIS POSITION IS FOR THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR. THIS POSITION IS AT LINCOLN AND EASTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.

Nature

and Scope of Job:
The
purpose of a Title III Teacher's job is to provide instruction to English
Language Learner (ELL) students when language proficiency interferes with
learning; to teach students to read, write, problem solve, find information, think,
work cooperatively with others; and to meet all District-required curriculum
objectives. Title III teachers are
encouraged to participate in Title III parent involvement activities.

Job

Functions:
Essential Functions:
1. Writes
Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) for students to implement a language
proficiency program of study that meets individual needs and abilities within
the Sweetwater County School District Number One curriculum based on a thorough
knowledge of ELL students, district content standards, and essential learnings

2. Utilizes progress monitoring of student
ILP goals to focus instruction

3. Conducts assessments / screenings and
uses results to inform instruction

4. Conducts and implements State/District
assessments as required for Title III program compliance

5. Implements Title III curriculum
objectives and goals using effective ELL teaching techniques and materials

6. Collaborates with the teachers,
principal, Title III Coordinator, and Curriculum Director for the improvement
and enrichment of instruction in
accordance with the District's instructional plan

7. Writes lesson plans regularly which
describe daily learning experiences correlated to curriculum objectives

8. Monitors and assesses ELL student
progress while providing feedback on a regular basis to students and
parents/guardians in accordance with the District's assessment plan

9. Works with students to develop a
cognitive and social language base

10. Collaborates
with regular education classroom teachers to meet the students’ needs to be
successful in the regular classroom and to bring the students’ achievement
standards to fluent English level

11. Completes
the necessary paperwork and processes required for Title III program compliance
and accountability

12. Communicates
Title III aims/objectives to students in a well-planned, organized manner in
clear

and
concise terms

13. Creates
a Title III classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity
of the students

14. Assists
administration in implementing all policies, vision, mission, philosophy,
regulations and rules of Sweetwater County School District Number One

15. Respects
the dignity of each ELL student as an individual and gains an adequate
understanding of his/her needs, interests, abilities, aptitudes, temperament,
and environmental influences, as a basis on which to meet his/her needs and to
treat him/her with fairness and courtesy

16. Communicates
Title III concerns and ideas with colleagues, parents, students, and community
in a positive, solution-oriented manner

17. Assumes
legal responsibilities for the discipline and supervision of ELL students in
the classroom at all times and their classroom field trips or functions while
maintaining a high standard of conduct and good rapport with students

18. Strives
to maintain and improve professional competence in accordance with the
District's staff development plan

19. Assumes
professional responsibility for the management and progress of classes under
his/her authority, direction, and supervision

20. Assumes
individual responsibilities assigned by principal/supervisor which may relate
to committee work, student activities, student supervision, or other planning
and professional assignments

21. Maintains
accurate, complete, legible, and correct records as required by law, Sweetwater
County School District Number One policy, and administrative regulation

22. Takes
necessary precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities

23. Conducts
oneself in a business-like and task-oriented manner

24. Seeks
to establish friendly and collaborative relationships between the home and the
school

25. Provides
parents with information that will serve the best interests of their children
and is discreet with information received from parents

Other

Functions:
1. Attends staff meetings

2. Keeps informed by reading building and
District communications

3. Responds to requests for information in a
timely manner

4. Performs additional responsibilities as
required

--EMPLOYEES ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL DUTIES OF
THIS JOB-

Job Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills

and Mental Ability:
Possesses
knowledge of improving language proficiency skills with at-risk populations

Demonstrates knowledge in designing and implementing
a Title III classroom that expands learning through best practice strategies

Exhibits a broad general knowledge of all subject
areas with specific knowledge needed in ELL

pedagogy
and learning theory

Demonstrates
group dynamics and interpersonal skills

Possesses
knowledge of physiological, psychological, emotional, and educational
behavioral

development of children

Maintains
classroom developmentally appropriate management skills, which include
discipline as well as record keeping and assessment abilities

Demonstrates
technological and computer skills

Possesses
problem solving, imagination, patience, reasoning, creativity, judgement,
and

analytical abilities

Education,
License, Certificate or Formal Training

Possesses
ELL endorsement as required by Wyoming PTSB

Possesses all certificates required by the Wyoming
Department of Education

Continues
to pursue ELL graduate level classes for professional growth

Equipment
Used

Copier

Overhead Projector

Computer/Peripherals

VCR/DVD Player

Physical

Demands:
Possesses
stamina to remain on feet or seated for periods of as long as 2 full hours
without discomfort or excessive fatigue

Demonstrates
ability to lift up to 50 pounds and carry a distance of 100 feet

Demonstrates
ability to carry up to 15 pounds for a distance of 1,000 feet

Exhibits visual acuity and stamina
to work at a computer monitor for at least part of each day

Environmental Demands:
Occasional exposure to weather
extremes

Air conditioned buildings

Be able to tolerate noise up to 90
decibels

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