Works collaboratively with
Principals, Vice-Principals, IB Programme Coordinators, Secondary School ELL Language Acquisition (LAQE) and English Language Modified (LLEM) teachers, Grade level leads, Grade level subject/homeroom teachers, ELL Coordinator, Head of Inclusion
KEY ACCOUNTABILITY (Main purpose of this job):
ELL teachers work under the leadership of the Primary or Secondary School Administration and the ELL Coordinator to maximise the English language learning outcomes for identified ELL students.
- Bachelor’s degree and related teaching certificate/credential.
- Minimum of two 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.
- Experience in teaching English Language Acquisition within the PYP framework.
KNOWLEDGE & 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 student achievement data.
- Skill in communicating an understanding of the strengths of the ELL programme within the grade level.
RESPONSIBILITIES (Key areas of responsibility):
- Advocate for ELL learners.
- Identify ELL students in the grade and develop a programme of intervention, support, and outcomes in collaboration with subject teachers.
- Closely monitor ELL students’ learning success and intervene as appropriate.
- Maintain record keeping in compiling a profile and outcomes achieved for each student. This record needs to be available to the ELL Coordinator at all times.
- Provide support for students as determined by an ongoing needs analysis.
- Provide ELL in-class and/or pull-out instruction to students in assigned grade level.
- 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 during opportune periods (SMART or other) throughout the week.
- Evaluate students’ language growth and maintain accurate records.
- Establish and maintain regular communication with parents of students in the programme to inform parents of concerns or progress.
- Continuously monitor LAQE (primary and secondary) and LLEM (secondary) courses, 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.
- In consultation with the ELL Coordinator, support the successful transition of students into the appropriate Secondary School mainstream programme.
- Develop appropriate curriculum (resources and strategies) to help ELL students acquire the English language. Included in this is understanding and applying the IB PYP/MYP Command terms.
- Assist in administering required language proficiency and academic achievement tests for determining placement or progress.
- Know, understand, and support the school’s Mission, Vision, Core Values, and Learning Principles.
- Ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students in accordance with CIS administrative policies and divisional procedures.
- Participate in ELL team meetings and grade level meetings.
- Meet the expectations as outlined in the Primary/Secondary School ELL teacher Job Description and the CIS Teacher Standards.
- Contribute to community building, professional learning 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 ELL Coordinator, and complete the requirements of the Individual Work Plan (IWP).
- Culturally competent and able to work with culturally diverse staff and students in a bilingual and multilingual setting.
- An effective communicator with the capacity to listen, empathize, and connect, as well as teach, present, and motivate
- A lifelong learner who keeps up-to-date with current research and best practices in teaching and learning.
- A facilitator able to build strong and productive relationships with students, parents, academic and non-academic staff, and the community
- A change agent, who can motivate and manage positive change in complex environments.
- A strategic thinker who is able to see connections between the school’s vision and mission and IB programme philosophy and create action steps to move the school forward
- An activator with motivation, energy, and enthusiasm to spare
- A producer who is results oriented and has a strong sense of accountability for student success
- A character builder and role model, whose values, words, and deeds are marked by trustworthiness, respect, and integrity
- An active contributor whose priority is making contributions to the development and success of others