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Dual Language Teacher


Date 2013-04-23 05:04:42 Location : North America


Our students need your expertise, passion and leadership.

We are looking for highly motivated and skilled talent to join our team at the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). We seek individuals who are passionate about transforming and improving educational outcomes for our students.

In DCPS, 4,000 teachers serve the needs of 46,000 students across 110 schools. Ten schools currently offer dual language immersion classrooms. DCPS has immersion classrooms from Preschool to Eighth Grade. Read more about our dual language classrooms on our website. As part of a comprehensive reform effort to become the best urban school system in America, DCPS intends to have the highest-performing, best paid, most satisfied, and most honored educator force in the nation whose work drives significant achievement gains for DCPS students.

Responsibilities

Develop and implement curricula to meet academic standards in Spanish and English, when necessary
Thoughtfully plan daily lessons and implement specific strategies to meet the needs of all students, providing extra support, enrichment, or variation of work when necessary
Be accountable for students’ academic growth and increase each individual student’s achievement
Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards and diagnose areas of student misunderstanding
Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices
Create a positive, achievement-oriented learning environment
Reflect on successes and areas of growth as a teacher, seek to improve performance, and respond to feedback
Participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide function
Invest parents and families in their children’s academic success through regular communication
Perform other related duties as assigned
Personal Qualities of Top Candidates

Commitment to Equity: Passionate about closing the achievement gap and ensuring that every child, regardless of background or circumstance, receives an excellent education.
Leadership: Coaches, mentors, and challenges others to excel despite obstacles and challenging situations.
Focus on Data-Driven Results: Relentlessly pursues the mastery of instruction based on student performance, and is driven by a desire to produce quantifiable student achievement gains.
Innovative Problem-Solving: Approaches work with a sense of possibility and sees challenges as opportunities for creative problem solving; takes initiative to explore issues and find potential innovative solutions.
Adaptability: Excels in constantly changing environments and adapts flexibly in shifting projects or priorities to meet the needs of a dynamic transformation effort; comfortable with ambiguity and non-routine situations.
Teamwork: Increases the effectiveness of surrounding teams through collaboration, constant learning and supporting others; sensitive to diversity in all its forms; respects and is committed to learning from others.
How to apply:

To apply, visit our website at www.joindcpublicschools.com, and complete our online application.