Somerville Public Schools
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Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3724878 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: November 18, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

Part Time ELL Level 5 Teacher - Evening
Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences

Job Goal: The part-time ELL Level 5Teacher is responsible for preparing engaging, active, learner-centered lessons and instructing adult immigrant students at an intermediate level of ELL at SCALE. Instruction focuses on improving aural comprehension, accurate oral production, English grammar, and on developing reading and writing skills appropriate to the level of the students and to the curricular guidelines of the program. Technology is integrated to enhance instruction and to strengthen students’ digital literacy in preparation for college and/or workplace demands. Instruction includes materials and content choices that are responsive to student input and feedback.
Level 5 is the highest level in our evening ELL sequence. The Level 5 teacher reviews and consolidates students’ English grammar skills and strengthens students’ reading vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension with explicit reading skills instruction in preparation to pass an end-of-cycle reading comprehension test with a score of GLE 6.0 or higher that prepares ELL graduates for transition into ABE (high school credential), training, or college classes.

Teachers follow the SCALE ELL curriculum, attend monthly department meetings, monitor and communicate with students about their progress, and work with the ELL counselor, the program administrator, and an active and diverse team of teaching colleagues to provide a rigorous and meaningful educational experience that advances students toward their goals. Teachers are expected to participate in staff development activities throughout the year and may also collaborate with an in-class volunteer.

Minimum Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s Degree; Masters in ESOL or adult literacy preferred.
•Minimum of 3 years ELL classroom teaching experience – at least one complete year teaching adult immigrants
•Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of learner-centered teaching approaches and effective integrated skills activities
•Massachusetts Teacher Certification a plus
•BEST Plus and TABE-e Writing certification is preferred but not required for this position

•Prepare lesson plans and choose appropriate materials, following the ELL Department’s Curriculum Guidelines and MA DESE English Language Proficiency Standards, and submit one lesson plan per month.
•Attend and participate in department meetings and appropriate in-service workshops.
•Evaluate student progress and make placement recommendations as required by department policy/procedures.
•Complete attendance and assessment-related activities as required by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
•Work effectively with other teachers, counselor(s), and the program administrator on student and program issues.
•Follow department policy/procedures regarding substitutes and substitute lesson plans.
•Integrate technology into instruction.

Physical Demands, Work Environment, Application Requirements:
•Completion of an extensive application packet, including copies of social security card and government issued identification
•Completion of C.O.R.I form
•Completion of the National Fingerprint-based background check in accordance with M.G.L. c. 71, §38G
•Job requires computer use

Terms of Employment:
•Part Time: Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
•6 teaching hours and 1.5 preparation hour per week
•Monthly meetings, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
•Teaching responsibilities begin immediately and continue through the end of our second instructional cycle in June 2022. (Please note that the actual end date will be determined after snow days or other cancellations.)

Salary is competitive and in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

Position Reports to: Director of Continuing Education or ELL Program Administrator

•Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.
•Resumes that are emailed or mailed will not be considered

The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

Position Type: Part-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences!

Since 1974, SCALE has provided classes and support services to more than 1,200 adult learners (16 years and older) annually who need basic reading, writing and math skills, English instruction for non-native speakers, or a high-school credential. SCALE's fully accessible facilities have a computer lab and an on-site HiSET Test Center. ELL and ABE classes are free.

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

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Franklin Vargas
    8 Bonair St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600