Helps students to develop interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational skills in Spanish embedded through intercultural Spanish competency units, comprehensible input, and storytelling.
Demonstrates flexibility to teach across MS/US divisions and between Spanish and Prima Lingua; an introduction to “the language of language” concentrating on grammatical, cultural, and historical foundations across a variety of languages.
Initiates, facilitates, and moderates engaging, interactive, and purposeful classroom tasks, as well as local and global community partnerships.
Prepares course materials such as Integrated Performance Assessments, meaningful homework practice, and purposeful/authentic tasks that help students negotiate meaning in the target language.
Plans how to deliver comprehensible course content, create materials and employ varied measures of instruction in collaboration with other Spanish teachers to create, support, and maintain parity among parallel courses as well as vertical alignment.
Advises a small group of students, provides academic and emotional support and communicates regularly with parents and guardians of advisees.
Adopts a learner’s mindset ready to prototype and workshop with team members when implementing innovative teaching practices.
Keeps abreast of developments in the field by participating in professional development, sharing findings with colleagues, and reading current literature, such as, Implementing Integrated Performance Assessment (2013) Adair-Hauck, Glisan, Troyan; The Keys to Strategies for Language Instruction(2017) Grahn, McAlpine; or While We’re on the Topic (2017) Bill van Patten.
Embraces and employs best practices as described by national second language experts when creating lessons, units, and curriculum. Some examples include, NSFLEP’s World Readiness Standards, ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines, NCSSFL-ACTFL’s Can-Do Statements, and Partnership for 21st Century Skills 4 C’s.
Maintains student attendance records, grades, and regular written and verbal feedback on graded assignments.
Maintains contact with students and parents with regular communication and regularly scheduled evaluations.
Evaluates students’ class work and assignments.
Participates and attends Parent/Admissions events as required.
Other duties as assigned by the Language Department Chair and Division Heads.
Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate work in Spanish or in teaching Spanish as a second language; master’s degree preferred.
Prior teaching experience preferred, preferably in an independent school environment.
Superior skills in teaching Spanish as a second language to children; proficiency in a second language preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills in Spanish and English.
Demonstrated enthusiasm for teaching and learning.
Compassionate and knowledgeable in delivering content to students with diverse learning styles.
Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members with a continuous focus on healthy relationship building.
Effective classroom management strategies.
Demonstrated deep understanding of cultural competency skills and enthusiasm for issues of diversity, inclusivity, and multiculturalism.
Organized, detail-oriented, dependable, and capable of taking initiative.
Comfortable using technology both in and out of the classroom.
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