ESL TRAVELING TEACHER -

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Education - Excluding Post Secondary



Primary Purpose:

Provide students with appropriate learning activities, experiences and second language support in small-group setting designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.

Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

Bachelor’s degree from accredited university

Valid Texas teaching certificate, with required endorsements for subject/level assigned

Valid Texas ESL certification/ESL supplement

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Knowledge of subjects assigned

General knowledge of curriculum and instruction

Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior

Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

Knowledge of second language acquisition skills and strategies

Experience:

Student teaching or approved internship, preferred

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Travel to assigned elementary campuses to provide ESL language arts and reading instruction to English learners with approval for ESL program services.
  • Develop and implement plans that fulfill the requirements of the district’s curriculum program assigned and show written evidence of preparation as required.
  • Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in learning styles in students.
  • Present the subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
  • Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
  • Work with other members of the staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods in accordance with district requirements.
  • Employ the use of technologies in the teaching/learning process.
  • Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
  • Assess the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required.
  • Be a positive role model for students; support the mission of the school district.
  • Create a small-group learning environment conducive to the physical, social, emotional, and English language development of students.
  • Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Assist in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
  • Establish and maintain open lines of communication by conducting conferences with students, parents, principals and teachers.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with all colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
  • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
  • Participate in staff development activities to improve job related skills.
  • Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
  • Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.
  • Follow and be familiar with TAC Chapter 89 Subchapter BB guidelines regarding ELLs to ensure compliance with state-required programs and procedures.
  • Participate in decision-making of state-mandated assessments.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: None

    Working Conditions:

    Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

    Maintain emotional control under stress. Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing. Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other equipment

    The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required. I have read, understand and attest to the above description and funding relating to my daily activities.

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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