Job Title: Full Time LowerSchool Spanish Speaking Teacher
Escuela Bilingüe Internacional (EBI) is an independent co-educational day school located in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland and Triangle neighborhood of Emeryville, of the San Francisco Bay Area. The school offers a Spanish-English dual language program, extending from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade. EBI opened its doors in September 2006, with Pre-Kinder and Kindergarten.
EBI’sprogressive education program is based on a child-centered, constructivist, inquiry-based approach. EBI is authorized by the International Baccalaureate (IB) to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and is an IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) candidate school.
The community of EBI, including the faculty and staff, is a unique and valuable asset to the school. It is with this in mind that, in addition to specific responsibilities, it is essential that all EBI employees demonstrate the following:
Personal alignment with EBI and IB missions;
Value for bilingualism, educational excellence, diversity, international mindedness and the cultivation of character;
Enjoyment working in a diverse, international and collaborative school environment;
Effective listening, speaking, writing and presenting skills in Spanish and/or English, as required;
A positive attitude and a deep sense of
The Teacher position reports directly to the Lower School Director
The fundamental responsibility of every teacher is to commit to the values and beliefs of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program and to work constantly to translate them into daily classroom practice. The school’s primary purpose is student learning and this job description is therefore structured according to the three central questions relating to this learning.
Also, in recognition of the fact that we aim to be a community of learners, we have added a final question, which focuses upon our responsibility for our own learning.
The teacher is accountable for:
Creating a safe and comfortable setting for additional language learners
Speak, read and write in Spanish
Planning that views second language learning as an integrated process that involves reading, writing and
Facilitating learning activities that foster the development of critical thinking and technology
Planning collaboratively for student
Planning, based on the IB Learner
Involving students in planning for their own learning and
Planning which builds on students’ prior knowledge and
Addressing assessment issues throughout the planning
Planning which emphasizes the connection between
Planning which recognizes a range of ability
Planning units which explore similarities and differences between cultures and
Planning units which explore broad human experiences from a range of
How best will the students learn? The teacher is accountable for:
Using a range and balance of teaching
Grouping and regrouping students for a variety of learning
Viewing students as thinkers with emerging theories of the
Building on what students
Using multiple resources to feel responsible and to take
Empowering students to feel responsible and to take
Involving students actively in their own
Pursuing open-ended inquiry and real life
Maintaining constant awareness of the needs of additional language
Addressing the needs of students with different levels and types of
Demonstrating a positive attitude toward and enthusiasm for working with children, their parents, and
How will we know what the students have learned? (Assessing to the curriculum) The teacher is accountable for:
Using assessment information to design and implement appropriate instruction and to monitor language
Viewing planning, teaching and assessing as interconnected
Using a range and balance of recording and reporting
Involving students in personal reflection and self
Enabling students to see assessment as a means of describing their
Assessing the levels of students’ current knowledge and experience before embarking on new learning.
Seeking student responses in order to understand their current
How can we continue to learn? (Professional appraisal and development) The teacher is accountable for:
Actively pursuing professional development in any of the above points which are considered by teacher and/or the school as being factors in need of
Assessing students learning an additional language and developing appropriate programs to meet those students’
Familiarity with how language learning difficulties manifest themselves in other curricular areas and how to address those
Awareness of language difficulties and how to support their differences in literacy acquisition.
Participating in weekly meetings, parents’ conferences and whole school training
Consulting and coordinating regularly with other professionals such as the PYP Coordinator and the Language Arts
Commitment to lifelong learning and language
Qualifications and requirements:
Speak, read and write in Spanish
BA in education
At least two year experience in bilingual education (Spanish)
PYP is not necessary but it will be given preference
About Escuela Bilingüe Internacional
Escuela Bilingüe Internacional (EBI) is an independent co-educational dayschool located in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland of the San Francisco Bay Area. EBI is authorized by the International Baccalaureate to offer the Primary Years Programme. The school offers a Spanish-English dual language program, extending from pre-K through 8th grade. EBI opened its doors in September 2006, with preschool and kindergarten.
The mission of Escuela Bilingüe Internacional is to provide an excellent Spanish-English bilingual education based on the highest international academic standards in an environment that thrives on diversity, fosters global citizenship, and develops the character necessary to recognize that cultural uniqueness is the touchstone of our common humanity.