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English Learner Strategist

Company: Peoria Unified School District
Location: Peoria
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Job Description:

Position Title: English Learner Strategist

Department: Curriculum and Instruction

Supervisor: Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Term of Employment: 186 day contract, Plus Additional Days, paid daily rate

Salary Classification: Certified Salary Schedule

Job Summary: The EL Strategist will provide support, coaching and mentoring to classroom teachers for the continuous refinement of EL instructional practices and implementation of English Language Proficiency standards according to ADE approved instructional models. The EL Strategist will support with school-wide efforts to increase EL student performance including assisting with efficient scheduling, providing professional development, and assisting with ADE compliance requirements.

Essential Functions: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act may include but are not limited to, the following tasks, duties, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents in this class.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES generally include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Provides support to teachers and staff in the understanding of Unique Populations (EL) delivery models, state and federal required competencies, and current research and evidence-based practices
  • Assists teachers in selecting approved supplemental materials aligned with ELP Standards and PUSD curriculum to meet individual student needs
  • Provides ongoing in-service to teachers and building staff on procedures and instructional best practices related to Unique Populations (English Learners)
  • Conducts conferences with teachers relative to their use of evidenced-based practices and the integration of technology with classroom instruction
  • Provides assistance with adherence to state/district policies and procedures for coordination of AZELLA assessment, identification, and placement process
  • Assists teachers in integrating ELP Standards with classroom instruction
  • Provides assistance in progress monitoring and analyzing student achievement data in order to plan and deliver individualized, differentiated EL instruction
  • Assists school administrators with efficient, effective scheduling of EL student services
  • Communicates regularly with site and district level administrators on the progress of programs, services, intervention and practices
  • Attends and participates collaboratively in Curriculum and Instruction and EL department meetings
  • Collaborates with EL Coordinator to remain current on laws and compliance requirements related to English Learners
  • Identifies exemplar teachers who can serve as demonstration classrooms for other teachers
  • Develops and implements professional development related to EL student needs
  • Actively participates in professional development activities that are provided by the district and/or by professional development organizations
  • Develops and models instructional lessons which incorporate ELP standards, best practices, and the use of technology resources to enhance student learning
  • Observes and/or videotapes classroom teaching and provides follow-up coaching for the purpose of instructional support and program development
  • Supports and assesses the use of approved supplemental resources
  • Promotes parent involvement and supports parent showcase events for EL students
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of applicable Federal, state, county and city statutes, rules, policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of applicable Peoria Unified School District and departmental policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of curriculum, EL teaching methods and techniques, ELP standards, and professional development
  • Ability to model and to articulate the terms and concepts of essential elements of instruction with others
  • Demonstrate an understanding in the stages of teacher development
  • Ability to recognize training needs in program areas and to implement professional development programs
  • Demonstrate ability to design creative, efficient scheduling for student services
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, vendors, students, parents, the general public and others having business with the school district
  • Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications
  • Ability to build relationships that support teacher development in response to individual needs of teachers
  • Ability to analyze assessments, curriculums, and instructional plans
  • Encourage and facilitate a positive work environment incorporating cooperation, pride, and trust

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must possess a valid Arizona teaching certificate, have a minimum of three years teaching experience with EL students OR any equivalent combination of experience and education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint and background clearance check
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an Arizona driver's license
  • May be required to lift and carry heavy, bulky supplies and materials weighing up to 20 pounds
  • May be required to work outside normal working hour
  • May be required to travel to perform work functions

Keywords: Peoria Unified School District, Peoria , English Learner Strategist, Other , Peoria, Arizona

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