Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

MULTILINGUAL LEARNER EDUCATION PROGRAM - CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION SPECIALIST (ELL)


Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3436266 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: February 11, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY FOR THE
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Multilingual Learner Education Program
Curriculum and Instruction Specialist
SOMERVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Job Goal: In collaboration with the MLE Team, provide leadership in curriculum development, professional development, and instructional coaching to educators of multilingual learners aligned with the department and district’s mission and vision.

Qualifications:
•Bilingual/ bicultural strongly preferred
•Master Degree in Language, Literacy, Linguistics or related field
•Demonstrated commitment to equity in educational opportunities and conditions for learning
•Ability to form positive relationships and communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders
•Experience with leading individuals and teams through change and improvement processes
•MA ESL License required
•5+ years teaching/ leadership experience

Responsibilities:
Curriculum Development and Implementation support including:
•Provide leadership and support in the development, implementation, and revisions of the ESL curriculum.
•Facilitate teacher group activities and the sharing of successful lessons to ensure the successful implementation of curriculum
•Collaborate in the revision of ESL curriculum in alignment with 2020 WIDA ELD Standards
•Assist with the selection of instructional materials and resources for MLE Dept.
•Contribute to MLE Resources for ML Educators Google Classroom and other web platforms

Coaching systems and support
•Coach and support teachers in planning, delivering, and assessing quality instruction for MLs
•Plan, model, and co-teach effective lessons with teachers.
•Assist teachers to integrate formative assessment into instructional practice
•Support classroom teachers and provide actionable feedback to teachers to improve to improve instructional planning, delivery, and assessment
•In collaboration with MLE Leadership Team, develop systems for teacher support and coaching
•Use assessment data to identify areas for student improvement, establish student and educator goals

Professional learning
•Develop and conduct professional learning opportunities for teachers connected to curriculum and instruction of multilingual learners
•Participate in on-going professional development by attending workshops, and institutes on specific subjects to enhance job performance such as knowledge in language acquisition, literacy development, coaching skills, and adult learning theory.

Data Management and Systems
•Meet regularly with MLE Team regarding classroom practices and ongoing feedback.
•Collaborate with MLE Team and assist educators and school based teams in review and analysis of student progress data and participate as needed in A&R, LAT and MTSS processes
•Create systems of support for educators such as curriculum planning teams, peer observation, and PLC’s
•Monitor MLE Data Trackers, analyze performance and progress data, and collaborate in the formation of goals for students and MLE Department
•Provide support to MLE Educators in developing and completing ML student Success Plans

Position Reports to: District Administrator of English Learner Education, Family and Community Partnerships Department or designee

NOTE:
•Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.
•Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through School Spring will be considered.
•Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office via email at jcabral@k12.somerville.ma.us

Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Welcome to Somerville Public Schools!

Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools. Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Somerville Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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    Contact Information
    Paulina Mitropoulos
    8 Bonair St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600
    Email: pmitropoulos@k12.somerville.ma.us