English Language Learner Teacher (Ell)
To ensure that English Language Learner (ELL) students develop English proficiency and meet the same academic content and academic achievement standards that other children are expected to meet. To implement
language instruction educational programs designed to help ELL students achieve these standards. To facilitate
professional learning with colleagues. To increase the English proficiency and core academic content knowledge of
ELL students. To carry out activities that use approaches and methodologies that are based on scientifically based
research on teaching English Language Learner children.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.
* Ability to improve student academic success of at-risk learners.
* Expand and/or enhance language instruction educational programs and academic content instruction
programs for K-12.
* Utilize a balanced literacy model that includes guided reading for instruction.
* Guide the Educational Assistants as to level and problem area of each ELL students.
* Evaluate the starting and ending levels of students utilizing the tool as determined by the District.
* Exhibits necessary stamina for the day-to-day demands of teaching.
* Ability to assume responsibility with a minimum of direct supervision.
* Displays a genuine love of teaching students.
* Conveys research and practices which promote successful learning environments.
* Demonstrates cultural sensitivity.
* Demonstrates knowledge of brain theory and its implications for learning.
* Ability to clearly express thoughts in writing; models acceptable standards of grammatical usage, spelling,
* Exhibits the need to collaborate with other educators, parents and community members to create learning
opportunities that ensure success for all students.
* Plan and facilitate experiences that present accurate information and elicits further inquiry by students that
integrate all developmental domains (emotional, physical, social, and cognitive, etc.).
* Create and manage a learning environment that emphasizes scope and sequence of the District's curriculum
* Implement a variety of co-operative learning strategies and a theory-based classroom management plan that
includes the basic needs of students.
* Organize instruction into meaningful units and make connections to other content areas.
* Reflects on teaching and devises ways of improving on an ongoing basis.
* Plan and implement learning environments to include management of time, space, and materials; the
physical and social environments; and adjustments for children's age and needs.
* Participate in self-evaluations of teaching results, teaching techniques, practices and procedures, and revise
* Keep informed of new technology, new teaching methods, new knowledge, and current social conditions.
* Participate in conferences, in-services, and workshops to facilitate on-going professional growth/
* Demonstrates knowledge of the teaching and learning process.
* Demonstrates a belief in the philosophy of mastery learning.
* Selects, understands, develops, and administers assessments which best meet the needs of students.
* Knows and appreciates the diversity of a global society.
* Utilizes technology available in the teaching and learning process.
* Adjusts instruction, the environment, or activities to accommodate a variety of learning styles.
? Develops critical thinking skills with students.
* Creates a thematic curriculum.
* Personalizes learning of students.
* Facilitates professional learning for colleagues.
* Abides by the policies of the Board of Education, the terms of the Master Agreement, and directives issued
by the school administration within the provisions of the Master Agreement.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises classroom, students, and Educational Assistant.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
? Bachelor's Degree with valid Michigan Teaching Certificate
? Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate
? Major/Minor endorsement in English/Language Arts and/or Math
? Demonstrated successful classroom Literacy and/or Math Instruction
? Literacy and/or Math instruction experience
? A teaching/learning philosophy compatible with district vision for literacy
? Experience using MLPP in classroom
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid Michigan Teacher Certification required with
Major/Minor in English/Language Arts and/or Math preferred
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedure, or
governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to
effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff, students, parents and
the general public.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical
inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as
fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in
situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in
written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional
program; ability to plan and present lessons based on school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to
whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, school staff
and parents; skills in oral and written communication. Must have a proven record in improving student academic
success of at-risk learners.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee
frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds such as books and teaching material. Specific
vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance, vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The ability
to travel to other building is required. The position requires the individual to sometimes meet multiple demands
from several people.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.)
and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the
individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
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