Website International Spanish Language Academy #4167
ISLA (Int'l Spanish Language Academy)
POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Carry out all responsibilities associated with immersion teaching assignment.
Conduct classroom instruction of all basic subjects in Spanish.
Interweave Hispanic cultures into student activities throughout the school year.
Create plans for daily activities in line with the school curriculum
Engage with young children in activities that are age-appropriate and have educational merit
Foster a positive and healthy learning environment
Ensure the classroom is kept in a clean and safe condition at all times
Read stories to the children as a group activity
Encourage creative thinking and learning
Interact with other teachers and administrative staff as needed
Communicate with parents regarding child development and progress
Infuse global-mindedness into the curriculum on a continual basis.
Develop multi-cultural curriculum materials and instructional strategies for 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 early learning 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 pre-k 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 pre-kindergarten-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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