BART Charter Public School High School World Language Teacher in Adams, Massachusetts
For the position of High School World Language Teacher, we seek an individual with a strong background in instruction. The person selected will be passionate about educating all students and will be an enthusiastic contributor to a dynamic, diverse, and inclusive school environment that has a strong record of academic success. This full-time teaching position is for the 2023-2024 school year. The position offers the individual selected and other language faculty flexibility in their course assignments. EXPECTATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Daily and Weekly Expectations: - Instruction: Teach 2-4 classes daily in a rotating schedule (depending on subject area; class lengths may vary). - Planning & Development (approximately 1/2 hour planning for every hour teaching): plan lessons and instruction; assess student work; collaborate with team teachers on curriculum and assessment; participate in reflective practice and professional development. - Supported Study/Silent Reading: depending on teaching load, be available to help students with organization and homework in a supported study or facilitate a silent reading period. - Discipline/Classroom Management: follow the School\'s prescribed discipline, classroom management, and classroom routines to ensure a consistent environment across the School for all students. - Online Gradebook: Maintain an up-to-date, online gradebook with information on class syllabus, homework, unit plans, etc. to facilitate communication with students and their families. - Daily Team Meetings: Participate in regularly scheduled grade-level and discipline-based team meetings to identify students who may be struggling, improve school culture, work as a cross-disciplinary team to integrate curriculum, and build/improve curriculum across grade levels. - Student Meetings: Attend IEP, 504, and other family meetings as needed. - Additional Coverage and Other Duties (as needed): monitor breakfast, lunch, hallways, and the student support classroom; provide substitute coverage for other teachers. Annual Expectations: - Teacher Residency (August): participate in training and professional development; refine curriculum scope and sequence; participate in preparing to address School-wide annual goals. - Instruction (late August-June): school year runs from the end of August until the middle/end of June, following the local districts\' holiday schedules. - Professional Development Days (monthly): participate in full and half-day professional development activities. - Observation (30-60 minutes/month): observe and/or participate in other teachers\' classes to learn and share new ideas. - Best Practices Sharing: Support the School in developing best practices and sharing them with the broader education community. - Proctor MCAS, PSAT, AP, and Other Exams: Follow all instructions to maintain the integrity of accountability exams. QUALIFICATIONS - BA or BS required, MA/MS preferred; teachers must be highly qualified by passing the MTEL test for the subject(s) that they teach and, where appropriate, hold the SEI Endorsement - requirements that can be fulfilled during the year. - Fluency in a world language required, native fluency preferred. - Commitment to the success of all children. - Demonstrated success in collaborative teaching, managing a mixed-ability classroom, and facilitating performance-based learning. - Preferably have at least two years of classroom teaching experience or equivalent and experience in implementing multi-tiered systems of academic and/or behavioral support. - A team player with a growth mindset and a sense of humor.