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Part Time ELL Teacher
Who we are and why it matters - Manhattan Charter School (MCS) is a high performing charter school located on the Lower East Side in New York City that is committed to providing every child with the tools and support necessary for success. Operating as a 501c3 nonprofit organization, MCS has been consistently high-achieving since its founding in 2005. Manhattan Charter School 2, a replication of MCS, is expanding on the work already being done at MCS and believes that by working together more students will achieve high academic levels. MCS2 opened in August 2012 and is located a few blocks away from MCS.
Manhattan Charter School has 270 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. MCS2 currently has 200 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. There are no more than 24 students in an MCS class because we believe much of our success is due to our small school size, and intimate school culture and learning environment. Each school's principal greets every student by name, every morning, and knows every family. In addition, every teacher knows every child. This intimate environment creates a community of collaboration, communication and accountability for both students and teachers.
MCS focuses on providing a rigorous curriculum of core subjects to help students achieve high academic levels. Though MCS adheres to New York State Learning Standards, its teachers have flexibility when developing their curriculums. Likewise, MCS is committed to offering a well-rounded education program to all students, which it believes helps students develop critical thinking processes, problem solving abilities and supports their learning in the core subject areas. All students receive music instruction each and every day. Other enrichment programs include French, Art, and Physical Education, and hands on experiments in science studies.
Additionally, students explore the historic Lower East Side neighborhood as part of their humanities studies. The Lower East Side is a centrally located, and culturally diverse, neighborhood in Manhattan. Long a fixture of the immigrant experience in New York City, many ethnic groups have resided here over the years as they worked to build a new life for themselves and their families in America. Through walking tours of the neighborhood, students learn about the Lower East Side's evolution from an area of commercial success and tenement living to the vibrant neighborhood it is today.
The majority of MCS students are minority, live in the neighborhood, and qualify for free lunch. Through its work MCS is demonstrating that all children, regardless of race or economic status, can succeed when given equal access to quality education. The schools pride themselves on
Specific ELL Teacher Responsibilities
The English Language Learners (ELL) Teacher works with the Assistant Principal to provide instructional support to students identified as Limited English Proficient by the NYSITELL and NYSESLAT tests. The ELL Teacher will ensure ELL students acquire English language speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. This role will also work with the Reading Teacher to provide additional support to ELL students requiring additional intervention. Finally the ELL Teacher will support classroom teachers to provide learning strategies during ELA instruction. The position is part time and will be approximately 10 to 20 hours a week depending on a further assessment of the caseload.
· Coordinate and administer all aspects of the English Language Learner (ELL) program.
· Advocate for the needs of ELL students with teachers and school leaders.
· Align instruction with the Manhattan Charter School Curricula.
· Utilizing professional resources to support in developing instruction.
· Determining students’ needs by administering home language surveys, and conducting the NYSITELL and NYSESLAT assessments as needed.
· Monitoring and maintaining accurate records of students’ progress.
· Ongoing quantitative and qualitative data analysis, record keeping, and progress in monitoring student learning.
· Identify program needs (e.g. instructional materials and equipment, etc.) for the purpose of providing input to school administration that will enhance the ELL program.
· Communicating with families regularly and providing resources to support in students language development.
· Working with the Test Coordinator to ensure appropriate accommodations are given to students during assessments as needed.
· Supporting the school as directed by the Principal and Assistant Principal.
· A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
· A Master’s Degree in TESOL, ESL or Bilingual education, preferred.
· Working knowledge of ELL national standards and state assessment in order to differentiate instruction.
· ELL credential and experience preferred.
· New York State Certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), required
· A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience, preferred.
· Exceptional organization and planning skills.
· Superior communication skills.
· Experience creating and executing lesson plans.
MCS offers a competitive compensation package including medical and dental insurance, bonuses based on school-wide goals and individual student performance and growth, and a 403B retirement plan with 4% match.
Minimum Education Required