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Teacher - Dual Language - Grade 3 (2024-2025 SY)

Norwalk Public Schools
Norwalk, CT, US
  • Position Type:
    Elementary School Teaching

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Silvermine Elementary School

  • 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR


    This will be a full-time dual language teacher that will teach multiple classes of social studies, integrated with Spanish Language Arts in the target language. The teacher will team with the other dual language teachers that teach Native Spanish and social studies.

    • Teaches identified subjects in 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 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(s).
    • Designs clear and specific learning assessments that capitalize on emergent bilinguals' abilities.
    • Works with the partner teacher to holistically assess emergent bilinguals' progress in both languages on an ongoing basis, and identifies areas of intervention, if needed.
    • Uses interim reports, report cards, and/or conferences to keep parents up-to-date regarding student progress in both languages.
    • 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 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 PK-8 Education 902 OR CSD Active TESOL 111
    • Active CT certification in Social Studies, Middle School required as required by the Connecticut State Department of Education.
    • 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
    Schedule: August - June (Monday - Friday)
    Salary: In line with NFT contract
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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, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status 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 pregnancy, veteran status, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sexual orientation or physical and mental disability.


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