The mission of North Shore School District 112, a community partnership committed to a world-class education, is to nurture every child to become an inspired learner, a well-rounded individual and contributing member of a global community by striving for excellence within an environment that fosters innovation, respect, engagement and intellectual inquiry.
Description: Dual Language Program Teacher plans and implements lessons in accordance with the District Standards, English Language Proficiency Standards, North Shore School District Dual Language Program curriculum allocation model. Implements and utilizes student assessment data to guide instructional decisions. Collaborates with all staff to meet the needs of diverse learners. Serves as a second language consultant to school staff by maintaining a high knowledge base of the latest research, laws, and most effective practices in the field. Participates in school improvement initiatives. Informs parents and students of academic and behavioral progress, concerns, and long-range expectations related to second language acquisition. Serves as liaison between English Language Learners, his/her family and the school, especially with respect to cultural and language differences, and provides cross cultural information to all parties that foster positive relationships.
Job Summary: This position is the English language portion of the 50/50 Dual Language Program. The teacher in the Dual Language Program ensures each student will think critically, communicate efficiently using the four language domains in Spanish and English, understand cultural heritage and diversity. Essential Functions: 1. Provide core instruction using English language and resources for designated subjects; provide core instruction using English language and resources for designated subjects. 2. Provide an appropriate educational program for each student in conjunction with the goals of the District Strategic Plan. 3. Demonstrate appropriate planning and the use of a variety of instructional techniques and strategies aimed at content including minority and majority language literacy development. 4. Work with a team to develop effective interventions, and curriculum. 5. Collaborate with dual language grade level or district dual language team. 6. Maintain accurate files for each student enrolled with academic progress and objectives. 7. Communicates effectively with students, parents, colleagues and community. 8. Establishes good rapport with students, parents, colleagues and community. 9. Interacts with students, parents, colleagues and community in a mutually respectful manner. 10. Expresses interest and enthusiasm for teaching and learning. 11. Demonstrates empathy, fairness and consistency. 12. Serves as a positive role model for students and colleagues. 13. Shows a sense of humor as appropriate. 14. Demonstrates flexibility and cooperation. 15. Demonstrates appropriate voice, diction and language usage. 16. Demonstrates appropriate listening skills. 17. Maintains a positive and pleasant attitude. 18. Maintains a professional demeanor. 19. Develops supportive and collegial relationships.
- Valid Illinois teaching license with proper endorsement(s)- must have an Elementary and an ESL approval/endorsement
- Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to serve as a positive role model of good character for children
- Interest in and enthusiasm for the position and education in general
- Appreciation of cultural diversity
- Ability to effectively incorporate instructional technology
Per NSEA salary schedule for the 2019-2020 school year, Excellent benefits, Retirement Pension Service (TRS) Credit, paid sick, personal, bereavement leave, and other benefits.
Apply on line by completing the on line application and uploading support materials. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS.
The principal will review on line applications and supporting materials and the principal will call individuals in for interviews. After initial interviews, candidates meet with the Deputy Superintendent who may recommend the individual for hire by the Board of Education.
The North Shore School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer