Atlanta Public Schools is seeking teachers qualified to teach in Spanish in our Dual Language Immersion Program schools. The DLI program model in Atlanta Public Schools is a two teacher, 50-50 model. Five of our DLI schools have two-way programs in which Spanish-speaking English Learners comprise one-third or more of the classroom. Our schools are International Baccelaureate schools that provide rigorous, differentiated instruction to meet our diverse learners.
For more details about DLI, visit our page: https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/Page/55585
To submit an application for this position, go to https://goo.gl/fkfPGe
This is a pool posting.
Applicants will be screened for minimum qualifications and will then be eligible for referral from the pool to schools for DLI positions.
DLI Spanish teachers provide instruction in Spanish for the purpose of achieving success in academic, interpersonal and daily living skills through defined lesson plans; supervises students within the classroom and other assigned areas; develops lesson plans and delivering group and individual instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborates with other teachers, other professional staff, and administrators in addressing the instructional and/or classroom issues; and responds to a wide range of inquiries from students' parents or guardians regarding instructional program and student progress. This position reports to the school principal as assigned.
- Provides instruction in Spanish for the purpose of achieving success in academic, interpersonal and daily living skills through defined lesson plans
- Adapts classroom work for the purpose of providing students with instructional materials that address individualized learning plans within established lesson plans
- Administers tests and language assessments for the purpose of evaluating students' language ability
- Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations; student's achievements; developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment
- Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents and administration
- Collaborates with instructional staff, other school personnel, parents and a variety of community resources for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes, achieving established classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan
- Directs assistant teachers, student teachers, instructional assistants, volunteers and/or student workers for the purpose of providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students
- Monitors students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, nap times, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment
- Participates in a variety of meetings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions
- Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit
- Prepares a variety of written materials in both English and Spanish (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements
Teachers must be certified in Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education and pass the GACE Basic Skills Assessment or have exemption eligibility (ACT/SAT scores) and pass the GACE test in Early Childhood Education
Teachers must demonstrate advanced or native proficiency in Spanish (ACTFL Advanced-Mid or higher on OPI/WPT)
High levels of proficiency (speaking, reading, and writing) in both English and Spanish
Expertise in using best instructional practices, such as standards-based teaching, instructional assessment, cooperative learning, and differentiated instruction
Integrating multicultural concepts across the curriculum
Skilled in teaching diverse students