Brandon Hall School seeks an experienced and dynamic American Sign Language (ASL) Teacher for the 2017-18 school year. The part-time position will include teaching ASL I, II, III and/or IV at the college preparatory and/or honors levels.
The ideal candidate will have ASL teaching experience and a strong desire to contribute to school life beyond the classroom.
Job Title: American Sign Language (ASL) Teacher
Reports To: Dean of Faculty
Employment Status: Part-Time
- Bachelor's degree required
- Master's degree and/or 3+ years teaching experience strongly preferred
- Other professional experience will also be considered
General Teaching Duties and Responsibilities:
Curriculum and Instruction:
- Create and implement lesson plans in accordance with course curriculum and the Brandon Hall Performance Standards (BHPS), Georgia Performance Standards of the Department of Education, and/or other curricular resources approved by the Academic Office.
- Use a variety of instructional techniques to enhance student learning and adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of students with varying intellectual abilities and cultural backgrounds.
- Work with department chair and other faculty members to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods.
- Use instructional technologies to strengthen the teaching and learning process in accordance with ISTE Teacher Standards and Technology Office policies.
- Design lessons, projects, and academic experiences for students that foster an interactive learning environment centered around essential questions, specific, timely and meaningful feedback, and student-produced content or exhibitions of learning.
- Facilitate and inspire highly effective 21st Century Skills in each student, such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity through the use of clearly defined rubrics, discussion, and reflection.
- Uphold and adhere to all school policies and procedures.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of Faculty, Dean of Academics, and/or Head of School.
Student Growth and Development:
- Conduct ongoing formative assessments of student understanding in order to provide timely feedback to students and guide instruction.
- Help students develop appropriate study methods and habits.
- Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities through faculty sponsorship or as assigned.
- Be a positive role model for students and support the mission of Brandon Hall School.
- Create and cultivate a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
- Manage student behavior through a shared understanding amongst teachers and students of fair and equitable class rules, procedures, and consequences.
- Participate in faculty development activities to improve the craft of teaching; including required faculty in-service and on-campus workshops and independent opportunities.
- Adhere to the Teacher Performance Appraisal Instrument (TPAI) in each domain category at a level of Proficient or Distinguished.
- Attend and participate in monthly faculty meetings and serve on faculty and staff committees as required.
- Use appropriate oral and written communication with colleagues, students, parents, and the school community in accordance with school policies and procedures.
- Establish and maintain regular communication with parents regarding student progress and growth opportunities.
- Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and the school community.
Modern Languages Teaching Requirements:
- Express a professional passion and vision for providing a challenging and engaging American Sign Language program.
- Possess excellent communication skills in both English and ASL.
- Develop and implement curriculum involving fundamental cultural and linguistic material on cultural events both past and present.
- Teach students how to use and interpret signs confidently and fluidly.
- Use the target language to encourage and support cultural and linguistic higher-level thinking, cultural sensitivity and global citizenry.
- Provide instruction in literature and cross-cultural studies, including cross-curricular instruction, in order to develop an understanding of ASL and its related languages.
- Participate in ongoing professional and personal development, maintaining current knowledge of trends in ASL instructional pedagogy.
- Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities in ways that keep students interested and engaged in ASL.