Reports To: Head of Student Support and Well-Being
Main Working Relationships: ELL, Language Acquisition and English Language Modified teachers, Grade level subject teachers, the Student Support Team and instructional assistants
To structure learning that builds conceptual understanding and language competence.
To create learning opportunities that integrate reading, writing, speaking, and listening that support those taking place in the classroom.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
Master’s degree and related teaching certificate/credential.
Minimum of five years’ teaching experience in an ELL teaching environment.
Experience related to guiding and supporting the acquisition of English as a part of an ELL language support programme.
Knowledge and Skills Required:
Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.
Awareness of cultural diversity and third culture families and an ability to communicate effectively with ELL students and their parents.
Knowledge of recent research in the field of language acquisition and ELL education.
Literate in the use of information technology and adaptive technologies for language learning
Skill in communicating an understanding of the strengths of the ELL programme
Identify ELL students and develop a programme of intervention, support, and outcomes in collaboration with subject teachers.
Employ a variety of instructional techniques and teaching strategies to meet different learning needs and interests of students, including whole group (co-teaching) / small-group or individual personalized learning.
Monitor students’ learning success and intervene as appropriate
Maintain accurate records of intervention, support and outcomes
Establish and maintain regular communication with parents of students in the programme to inform them of concerns or progress
Continuously monitor the implementation of the ELL curriculum and modify learning engagements, assessments and learning outcomes as appropriate
Collaborate and/or co-plan with subject teachers to support differentiated instruction
Support assessment of a student’s English proficiency including ongoing internal moderation
Develop appropriate curriculum (resources and strategies) to help ELL students acquire the English language. Included in this is understanding and applying the MYP Command terms.
Assist in administering required language proficiency and academic achievement tests for determining placement or language assessments.
Maintain accurate records including ELL database and assessment results
Know, understand, and support the school’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values
Ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students in accordance with CIS administrative policies and divisional procedures
Participate in meetings as required
Contribute to community building, professional development and staff meetings as required or assigned
Attend and participate in school-sponsored activities (i.e, back-to-school night, open house, parent interviews and other activities customarily attended by classroom teachers and/or faculty members), which may be outside of regular school hours.
Develop and implement an Individual Work Plan (IWP) under the direction of the Head of Student Support and Well-Being and complete the requirements of the Development Appraisal Policy (DAP).