LCIS is seeking an English Language Development Teacher!
Compensation: Follows Certified Teacher Salary Schedule; EXCELLENT benefits included – medical, dental, vision and life insurance plus PTO days. * Salary schedule for 2023-2024 will be updated once salary negotiations are complete. All compensation and benefits prorated for the start date.
Length of Assignment: Academic year: Beginning on or before November 2, 2023.
From EL Education, Core Beliefs about English Language Learners:
In the past, the ELL has often been considered to be the ELL teacher’s responsibility. Such an attitude is
unsustainable, given the expanding numbers of ELLs in American schools and dramatic shifts in K-12 academic expectations across the country.
When … curriculum is delivered with scaffolds that are standards-based, research-aligned, culturally and
academically respectful, grounded in the strengths and needs of the individual student, and surrounded by
supportive school culture, we believe we have laid the groundwork for ELL academic success. ELLs need and
deserve access to all aspects of the American educational experience, from the curriculum to the physical
mainstream classroom. All teachers are teachers of English Language Learners.
Lake County School District’s PK-6 schools enroll approximately 40% English language learners. The role of
our 3-6 English language development teacher will include ELD instruction and building capacity amongst staff
to support students with English acquisition at school.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Teach targeted ELD groups using language proficiency and other academic data
- Follow provided curriculum and/or create curricular resources for ELD groups
- Build and adapt ELD support schedule, based on need
- Provide classroom push-in support
- Ensure district policies are upheld and systems followed in collaboration with all ELD staff
- Plan and facilitate professional development in collaboration with school leadership team
- Collaborate with administration to integrate and refine best practices for teaching multilingual learners into school improvement plans and help monitor instructional practices
- Participate in MTSS process for multilingual students, as requested
- Collaborate with special education staff to support multilingual learners with special needs
- Fulfill all duties of ELD teacher annual timeline in a timely manner, including:
- identify and redesignate multilingual students using state and district guidelines
- maintain updated list of multilingual students and language proficiency data
- assure staff knows identified multilingual students and has the resources to support them
- build and maintain positive relationships with families of multilingual students
- collaborate with staff to determine role at conferences and other school events
- Collaborate with READ plan team to identify exemptions
- Disseminate ELD information to staff as needed in weekly staff bulletin
- Participate in training, scheduling, and administration of the state-mandated ACCESS 2.0 language proficiency test, in collaboration with district assessment leaders
- Review test accommodations with teams so ELs receive needed accommodations for assessments
- Communicate with the Lake County Elementary ELD staff to prepare for 2nd grade-3rd grade transitions and with Lake County High School staff to prepare for 6th grade-7th grade transitions
- Annually meet with all multilingual learners to graph ACCESS scores, set goals, and notify of status
- Work in collaboration with the 3-6 teachers
- Bachelor’s degree of related subject from accredited university
- Colorado teaching certificate; (or willing to enroll in alternative licensure program)
- Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement or Bilingual Education Specialist
required, or willing to gain endorsement within the first year of employment.
- Bilingual (Spanish) Preferred
How to apply: