Nonprofit

K-3 Dual Language Teacher

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
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Published 17 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Contract / Freelance
Start Date
August 1, 2024
Education
4-Year Degree Required
Experience Level
Entry level
Salary
USD $55,000 - $66,000 / year

Description

The Academy for Global Citizenship seeks exemplary bilingual and biliterate elementary school teachers to lead students through a holistic interdisciplinary International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. The Dual Language Teacher leads students through a two-way immersion program, and instruction occurs in Spanish and English. This position is ideal for a passionate bilingual and biliterate educator seeking a collaborative and open environment for whole-student learning. AGC offers multi-age settings (Grades K-1 and 2-3), and this role would either be part of the K-1st grade or 2-3rd grade village. The starting date is August 3rd, 2023.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Teaching: Uses various modes of learning to accommodate different learning styles: real-life experiences, current events, technology, arts and more
  • Instructional Strategies: Uses many types of instructional strategies including teaching through inquiry, differentiating instruction and using data to guide planning
  • Technology Integration:Incorporates technology across all disciplines as much as possible, where appropriate
  • Professional Development:Participates in coaching cycle, stays abreast of latest techniques and demonstrates an eagerness to learn new skills and share experiences with others
  • Curriculum Development: Works closely with coach, other teachers to align curriculum with Common Core Learning Standards, the IB PYP, and achieving the goals of the school
  • Performance Assessment: Sets high and measurable goals for student achievement and evaluates student progress using summative and formative assessments
  • Community: Encourages the use of community resources, cooperates with families in welcoming them to our community, and maintains solid communication with all community members

We are looking for staff who...

  • Are bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Want their work to define best practice
  • Respect and thrive in a dynamic, growing environment
  • Know extraordinary things can happen when people work hard together
  • Want to participate in a laboratory for innovation in education

Working at AGC means...

  • Being surrounded by thoughtful, inquisitive students and hard-working, like-minded colleagues
  • Thinking outside of the box to do what is best for our students
  • Being held to high standards for continuous personal and school improvement, and being given the time and support to do so--AGC teachers receive twice as many professional development hours as their peers, and coaching from an Instructional Leadership Team
  • Promoting student profile qualities of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP): inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk takers, knowledgeable, principled, caring, open-minded, well-balanced, and reflective.
  • Gaining experience with interdisciplinary International Baccalaureate Units of Inquiry, balanced literacy, arts integration, and TERC Investigations Math
  • Having high academic expectations for every student in the school everyday
  • Getting your hands dirty in our school garden
  • Enjoying 100% organic, scratch made meals prepared by our on-site chef
  • Working in an environmentally sustainable school culture

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 2+ years experience as an educator
  • Bilingual and biliterate (English/Spanish)
  • Familiarity with IB program or desire to learn
  • Familiarity with inquiry-based teaching and Responsive Classroom (ideal)
  • Believer in culturally relevant teaching
  • Strong leadership, communication skills and personal drive
  • Ability to maintain a safe, orderly environment
  • Experience with accommodating students with IEPs in the classroom

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Education
  • Master’s Degree in Education or related fields (ideal)
  • State of Illinois Teaching Certificate
  • Endorsement in ELL instruction (ideal)

Compensation:

Competitive salary based on experience and level of education. Full benefits, free organic breakfast and lunch, wellness fund, and professional development funds offered.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age national origin, or disability.

The Academy for Global Citizenship seeks exemplary bilingual and biliterate elementary school teachers to lead students through a holistic interdisciplinary International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. The Dual Language…

Benefits

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual and biliterate (English/Spanish)

Bilingual and biliterate (English/Spanish)

Location

On-site
4942 W 44th St, Chicago, IL 60638, USA

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