Social Studies (Broadfield)

Employer
Montana Office of Public Instruction
Location
United States
Posted
Apr 03, 2024
Closes
Apr 06, 2024
Ref
4634236688
Job Role
Other
Social Studies English Language Learners (ELL) Teacher - Grades 6-12

The Billings Multilingual Academy @ the Lincoln Center (Middle & High School)

Contract Type: Teaching

SALARY RANGE: DOE Based on Current Teacher Salary Matrix

Schedule: Full-time - 187 days over 10 months aligned to the school district calendar - end of August to mid-June. Additional days during the Summer of 2024 will be contracted in order to get this new charter school ready in time for the 2024-2025 school year.

STATUS: Exempt

Supervisor: Administrator of the Billings Multilingual Academy

Benefits

Internal applicants need to submit an updated cover letter and resume. External applicants must complete the full application.

We are seeking a dedicated and passionate English Language Learners (ELL) Teacher with expertise in social studies instruction for middle and high school levels at the newly approved charter school - The Billings Multilingual Academy. Interested educators will have an opportunity to help design, develop and inaugurate this new charter school the summer of 2024. The ideal candidate will be committed to providing high-quality instruction and support to students who are learning English as an additional language, particularly in the context of social studies during the 2024-2025 school year. The ELL Teacher will collaborate with colleagues to develop and implement effective instructional strategies tailored to meet the diverse needs of English Language Learners in social studies. This position offers an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact on the academic and linguistic development of students from diverse cultural backgrounds within the realm of social studies education.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's degree in Social Studies Education with a valid, or eligible for, Montana teaching license for Broadfield Social Studies Grades 5-12 (Master's degree preferred but not required).
  • Additional credentials in TESOL, Linguistics, ESL, Bilingual Education, or a related field.
  • Experience working with English Language Learners in a middle or high school educational setting, with a focus on social studies instruction.
  • Knowledge of second language acquisition theories & models, best practices in language teaching, and cultural competency as they relate to social studies education.
  • Strong instructional planning and classroom management skills, particularly in the context of social studies instruction.
  • Ability to differentiate social studies instruction to meet the diverse needs of English Language Learners from newcomers to emergent and long-term ELs.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to equity, inclusion, and culturally responsive teaching practices within the context of social studies education.
  • Fluency in a second language (preferred).
  • Experience with instructional technology and digital resources for social studies instruction and language learning (preferred).

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Design and deliver engaging and differentiated social studies instruction to English Language Learners in middle and high school, considering various proficiency levels and mathematical concepts, ensuring alignment with state standards and educational best practices.
  • Develop and implement individualized learning plans for ELL students with diverse linguistic and academic needs in social studies, including those with limited or interrupted formal education (SLIFE).
  • Provide language and social studies content support to ELL students in mainstream social studies classrooms through co-teaching, push-in, or pull-out models, ensuring that language barriers do not hinder mathematical understanding and application.
  • Assess students' language proficiency and mathematical understanding using appropriate formative and summative assessment tools, and use data to inform instructional planning and decision-making in social studies.
  • Collaborate with other teachers, administrators, and support staff to ensure the integration of language development and social studies instruction across the middle and high school curriculum.
  • Foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment that values cultural diversity and promotes students' linguistic and growth within the context of social studies education.
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and stakeholders, providing regular updates on students' progress and offering resources and support for English language and social studies development at home.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills in the field of social studies education for English language learners and multicultural education.
  • Stay current with research and trends in second language acquisition, culturally responsive teaching, and educational technology as they relate to social studies education, and apply findings to improve instructional practices.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop and implement school-wide initiatives to support English Language Learners and promote equity and diversity in the middle and high school community.

Additional Knowledge of and Skill in:
  • Communicating effectively in English, both verbally and in writing (e.g., correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation)
  • Operating standard office equipment as well as computer programs and applications (e.g., email, system applications, word processing, database, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, etc.)
  • Family community resources
  • Developing record and tracking systems

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