Long Term Substitute Teacher - 4th Grade Spanish Dual Language (2021-2022 SY)

Norwalk Public Schools
Norwalk, CT, US
Closing date
Dec 27, 2021

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Job Category
Teaching, Elementary Education Teacher, English / Reading / Language Arts Teacher, Substitute Teacher, World Language Teacher, Spanish Teacher
Grade Level
Elementary School
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  • Position Type:
    Substitute/Long Term Substitute

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Silvermine Elementary School

  • Date Available:

  • 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR


    This is a fourth grade teaching position in a two-way 50-50 dual immersion program in English and Spanish.

    • Teaches identified subjects in English and Spanish, maintaining the target language in an immersion setting.
    • Collaborates with English partner teacher to develop and implement team teaching model.
    • Follows the scope and sequence of the instructional program as defined and approved by the Norwalk Board of Education and Silvermine's Biliteracy Unit Frameworks.
    • Manages the classroom and individual student behavior utilizing a restorative practices approach to maintain an advantageous learning environment.
    • Prepares lesson plans in collaboration with the team that achieve clear language and content objectives, uses appropriate SIOP and biliteracy techniques, and serves the needs of all learners in the classroom.
    • Maintains accurate and complete records as required.
    • Conducts parent/teacher conferences with partner teacher.
    • Designs clear and specific learning assessments that capitalize on emergent bilinguals' abilities.
    • Working with the partner teacher, holistically assesses emergent bilinguals' progress in both languages on continual basis and identifies areas of intervention, if needed.
    • Keeps parents up-to-date of student progress in both languages through the use of interim reports, report cards, and/or conferences.
    • Plans whole group, small group, and individualized instruction to foster academic, social, emotional, and cultural growth.
    • Maintains a positive learning environment that encourages open communication between the teacher and learner.
    • Maintains a positive school community image that encourages ethical student behavior through the implementation of the PBIS framework.
    • Maintains ongoing communication with parents in either English or Spanish.
    • Assists in the selection of textbooks, equipment and other education materials.
    • Accommodates visitors to the classroom as a dual language model classroom.
    • Establishes and maintains professional relationships.
    • Participates in professional learning by attending seminars and workshops to improve biliteracy instructional practices and positively affect student achievement.

    • Experience working with young children.
    • Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, in the target language.
    • Effective, active listening skills.
    • Ability to work effectively with others in a close, collaborative environment.
    • Organizational and problem solving skills.
    • Knowledge of the development of the emergent bilingual student.
    • Experience using strategies for second language learners such as SIOP, the Bridge, and other biliteracy strategies.

    • CSD Active Bilingual Elementary Education 902 OR CSD Active TESOL 111
    • Must be fluent in Spanish and English
    • Experience in dual language program preferred
    • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent and/or Norwalk Board of Education may find appropriate.
    Salary: In line with the NFT contract - 40+ days - $246.92/day.

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    It is the policy of the Norwalk Board of Education to ensure equal educational opportunity for all students and to prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or physical and mental disability in the school district's educational program and activities; and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, national origin, gender; gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or physical and mental disability.
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