STIPEND OPPORTUNITY: Night School SEI Humanities Teacher/Content Based ESL Teacher

*** This position is a stipended position and is only open to current employees in BPS whose current job status allows them to participate in these opportunities.***

Terms: BTU Overtime Rate
Tuesday and Thursday 6:30-9:30
February 12 to June 6 (Make-up Days through June 13)

Location: Boston Public Schools Department of Adult Education, Madison Park High Technical Vocational High School, 55 Malcolm X Blvd. Near Roxbury Crossing Orange Line MBTA stop

Boston Public Schools' Department of Adult Education is looking for an ESOL teacher to join our energetic team; someone who is committed to working with our students, someone who understands the lives of urban adults and has a proven track record of successful outcomes with adult students who face academic and personal challenges.

  • Instruct students using the WIDA Standards for ELLs, and appropriate English language development pedagogy and sheltered immersion methodology.
  • Plan and teach history lessons using the S.I.O.P Model of instruction and implement appropriate strategies for adult English Language Learners.
  • Model professional behavior that addresses job responsibilities, district policies and procedures, and the expectations of professionals working in a multi-lingual, multi-cultural, and economically diverse community.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to excellence, equity, and high expectations for all students with an emphasis on building on the strengths that students bring to the teaching/learning process.
  • Maintain accurate attendance and assessment records.
  • Attend all scheduled staff and PD meetings.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Director.

Qualifications - Required:
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Skilled in effective instructional strategies for teaching English language learners using Sheltered Immersion methodology.
  • At least two (2) years of experience teaching high school or adult ESL and linguistically diverse students.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups, and create a learning environment that fosters mutual respect and cultural sensitivity.
  • Possess a MA DESE ESL License for grades 5-12.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Massachusetts K-12 History Standards and the WIDA Can-Descriptors.
  • At least three (3) years teaching experience and curriculum development work for high school or adult students.
  • Understanding of the Common Core ELA Curriculum.
  • Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office applications and/or other uses forms of technology.
Qualifications - Preferred:
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Cape Verdean or Haitian Creole a strong plus.
  • Dual certification in Special Education or History.
  • Prior work or volunteer experience with non-traditional students.
  • Experience with any of the following: project-based learning, portfolio assessment, competency-based education, and cooperative group work, integration of technology and cross disciplinary learning, experiential learning, alternative assessments and integrating school to career experiences into the curriculum.
  • Master's degree in education, TESOL, applied linguistics or related field strongly preferred.

TERMS: This is a STIPEND opportunity and is only available to current employees.
Please refer to (under "Employee Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and compensation. Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step.
The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals' dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

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