Provides instruction to English Learners by developing, selecting, and modifying instructional plans and materials and presenting them using instructional techniques which meet the needs of all students. Provides an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of students. Supervises students in a variety of school-related settings and activities. Monitors and evaluates student performance. Develops and implements plans to improve student performance. Maintains required records and follows required procedures and practices. Builds the capacity of colleagues in meeting the needs of English learners.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Establishes clear goals and objectives related to the World-class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Standards, English Language Acquisition curricula, and School Improvement Plan.
Prepares language objectives, designs English language development lessons, conducts assignments, and develops instructional materials that are differentiated to meet the needs of English Learners at all proficiency levels.
Prepares, administers, and scores screenings and assessments.
Maintains student data records, including a grade book.
Provides instructional leadership to school teams to support linguistically and culturally responsive teaching practices.
Employs instructional strategies that reflect best practices in second language acquisition and literacy development.
Evaluates student progress using appropriate second language assessment techniques including the WIDA Speaking and Writing Rubrics, formative assessments, state and local mandated assessments
Maintains order and discipline in the classroom conducive to effective learning; takes all necessary safety precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
Collaborates with colleagues to create a flexible classroom environment that provides for student involvement in the learning process through both push-in and pull-out services, and enables each student to achieve learning objectives.
Confers with parents and students regarding progress of English Learners; arranges and participates in teacher-parent or teacher-student conferences, and coordinates parent outreach.
Monitors appropriate use and care of equipment, textbooks, materials and facilities.
Keeps complete records as required by law, Board policy and administrative regulation.
Participates in staff meetings and provides input regarding the planning of instructional goals, objectives, methods, differentiation, scaffolding and incorporation of language development strategies. May serve on special committees.
Maintains skill and knowledge base in current trends in language acquisition, research and methodology in instructional techniques, technology, multicultural content, problem solving and interdisciplinary connections by participating in system-sponsored professional development and independent pursuit of learning.
Provides professional development related to language development and cultural competence to school staff. Encourages school staff in communicating with non-native English-speaking parents.
Participates in school events and encourages English Learner and EL family participation in those events.
Participates in the IEP process for dually identified English Learners.
Performs other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made on request to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Hold or eligible for a certification as issued by the Maryland State Department of Education.
Student teaching internship or relevant classroom teaching experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of school organization, curriculum, teaching techniques; current trends, research and materials of instruction in field of specialization.
Ability to work effectively with administrators, colleagues, central office and school board staff, students, parents and community.
Strong working knowledge of the teaching and learning process.
Experience with providing culturally and linguistically responsive instruction.
Proficient with incorporating technology into curriculum; demonstrated proficiency with business technology applications (Microsoft Office Suite-Word, Excel, Outlook and/or PowerPoint preferred).
Demonstrated ability to provide excellent oral and written communication with diverse populations.
Must be able to attend school meetings, programs and activities outside the instructional day as necessary.
Job requires direct in-person provision of service, therefore punctual, regular and predictable attendance is essential.
Access to transportation, as assignments may be made to multiple schools.
Demonstrated ability in techniques necessary to instruct students in area of assignment.
Have the ability to stand, sit, walk and climb stairs which allows for independent mobility throughout the school building/facility to include floor levels, hallways, stairs and playground areas. Ability to stoop, bend and move heavy objects.
Crisis intervention may require participating in physical restraints. Must be able to observe student behavior, hear students and school public address/alarm systems and smell smoke or dangerous chemicals.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on education and experience
About Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) provides a challenging and rewarding educational experience for every child. We offer a comprehensive system-wide multicultural curriculum from kindergarten through 12th grade. At every level, the focus is on success for every student. Quality instruction, combined with teacher commitment, provides excellence in our instructional programs. Explore career opportunities with a progressive school system dedicated to providing the very best services to our students, our educators, and our community. Located on the magnificent Chesapeake Bay, Anne Arundel County is conveniently located near the cities of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and is home to the state capitol, Annapolis, which has a rich historical past. Notable landmarks include the United State Naval Academy, Fort George G. Meade, the National Security Agency, and Baltimore Washington International Airport. The county encompasses urban, suburban, and rural areas, with 432 miles of tidal shoreline. Fine dining, state parks, major cultural attractions, the best in entertainment and professional sports are within easy access to our central location. AACPS offers: •Competitive Salary... and Benefits •Outstanding Right Start Mentor Program for New Teachers • Tuition Reimbursement for continuing education •Opportunities for Advancement in the Education Field