Website International Spanish Language Academy #4167
POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Carry out all responsibilities associated with elementary immersion teaching assignment. Conduct classroom instruction of all basic subjects in Spanish. Interweave Hispanic cultures into student activities throughout the school year. Infuse global-mindedness into the curriculum on a continual basis. Develop multi-cultural curriculum materials and instructional strategies for elementary students as a part of a grade-level team. Communicate closely and encourage parental involvement regarding program goals, classroom activities, homework and school functions. Create a safe classroom environment. Collaborate with grade-level team members, program specialists, program coordinator, director and other staff regarding program implementation. Maintain knowledge of current and emerging trends, procedures and evaluation processes in immersion programs. Participate in regular program planning and staff development activities. Participate in all training programs required for immersion, the International Baccalaureate Organization Primary Years Programme and Responsive Classroom.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE A valid Minnesota elementary teaching license is required. The candidate must have native or near native proficiency in the Spanish and English languages. A minimum of one year of elementary school experience is preferred. A minimum of six months of living in a Spanish speaking country is preferred. Prior immersion classroom teaching experience is preferred. Familiarity with the International Baccalaureate Organization Primary Years Programme is also preferred. KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES Ability to relate positively to elementary-age children Enthusiasm and a strong commitment to the full immersion teaching philosophy Enthusiasm and a strong commitment to the International Baccalaureate Organization Primary Years Programme Excellent proven communication skills (non-verbal, oral, written, and listening.) Ability to implement creative and innovative teaching strategies Good organizational skills and flexibility in relating to students, parents, peers, and supervisors Enthusiasm to work well in a team environment through cooperation and participation Ability to appropriately teach children with different ability levels and learning styles Ability to understand that students are individuals, and the skill to work effectively with individual strengths and needs of students Knowledge and ability to creatively instill the love of learning in students Ability to incorporate international cultures into lesson plans throughout the year Effective classroom management Enthusiasm for high level of parent involvement
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