Friendship Public Charter School

English Language Learner Teacher

Vacancy for School Year
2020-21
Class
Full-Time
Location
US-DC-Washington
Campus
Friendship Public Charter School

Overview

Friendship Public Charter School is a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Recognized as a high performing charter organization -- with campuses receiving the highest performance rating offered in the District of Columbia – we serve students across multiple DC communities.

 

We are looking for thoughtful, visionary and relentless individuals to join our team of teaching professionals.

 

Our teachers are responsible for providing each student with daily instruction and enrichment opportunities that will support their development of the knowledge, skills and dispositions to complete college and make positive contributions to their communities. 

 

When you join Friendship, you are part of a family that encompasses your colleagues and the families we serve. You join a group of people who share the same passion for our students’ success and for our collective ability to prepare every student for college completion. You join a group of people who share the belief that every child can achieve anything.

Responsibilities

  • Experience and knowledge of WIDA (World-class Instructional Design and Assessment)
  • Conduct WIDA Assessments and report on progress
  • Strong ability to interpret WIDA data and report
  • Experience with Distance Teaching and Learning
  • Extensive experience with educational software( Zoom/Google Meet/ Teams/Google classroom)
  • Develop and deliver lesson plans utilizing a broad range of appropriate differentiated techniques and strategies addressing all aspects of communication that develop each student’s ability to read, write, speak, and listen in content areas at levels that ensure learners meet or exceed learning targets, and allow English learners to meaningfully access the district’s instructional program.  
  • Commitment to providing a world-class education to students from historically underserved communities
  • Provide inclusionary instruction and support to ELL students.
  • Work with classroom teachers to support differentiated instruction.
  • Understand and comply with the policies, rules, and regulations regarding English learners.  
  • Attend IEP, Section 504, or other related meetings necessary for student assessment and/or compliance with federal and/or state law as it relates to English Learners.
  • Provide instruction that is aligned with the Friendship Network’s instructional program so as to ensure ELL students meet and/or exceed grade level learning targets
  • Develop and deliver lesson plans that utilize a broad range of appropriate teaching techniques and strategies
  • Maintain complete and accurate records of student progress and evidence by progress notes, report cards etc.
  • Serves as a liaison between internal and external stakeholders
  • Adapt curriculum to provide individual, small group, and/or remedial instruction as to meet the needs of individual students and subgroups of students
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and strategies to meet different aptitudes and interests of students
  • Uses assessment data to refine curriculum; and informs instructional practices.
  • Accountable for meeting individual student growth targets for assigned caseload
  • Creates a positive, achievement-oriented learning environment.
  • Reflects on successes and areas of growth, seeks to improve performance, and responds strategically to feedback.
  • Participates in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions. 
  • Invests parents and families in their children’s academic success through regular communication.
  • Manage allotted learning time to maximize student achievement
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Organizational Strength & Viability:

 

  • Promote parent involvement through meaningful and consistent communication
  • Maintain high professional standards in communication with students, teachers, parents and school administrators

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Successful completion of the Praxis II Exam
  • One year of teaching experience and results demonstrating high student achievement and significant growth

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and above
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development and/or continuing education
  • Two years of teaching experience and results demonstrating high student achievement and significant growth

Praxis Information:

 

FPCS’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, status as a special disabled veteran, or any other protected criteria as established by federal, state, or local laws.  This policy applies to recruitment and hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.  Employment decisions at FPCS are based solely upon relevant criteria, including an individual’s capabilities, qualifications, training, experience and suitability.

 

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