ENL Teacher, Summer Enrichment

Schenectady, NY, US
Feb 15, 2019
Job Type
About Schenectady City Schools

With a population of nearly 10,000 students, the Schenectady City School District is one of the largest in the Capital Region. With an incredibly diverse population we are committed to ensuring that all children feel valued, are safe and will learn. We place the highest priority on a culture of equity, ensuring that race, economics, and disability are never predictors of student achievement. Every child in our district counts and will be supported each step of the way, along the path to graduation.

About Summer Enrichment Program

The Schenectady City School District Summer Enrichment Program serves students from across our district in grades K-6. The Summer Enrichment Program is meant to prevent summer slide, while continuing to inspire students love of learning. It is a 4-week program, running from 8am - 6pm, Monday-Friday in 4 of our elementary schools. Students are engaged in various learning experiences, both academic and social, in and out of school field trips, as well as swimming lessons and community style meals. The Summer Enrichment program is looking for dynamic ENL Teachers.

ENL Teacher Expectations

Assist General Classroom Teachers with:

Design and engagement of students through innovative project based learning experiences centered on building genuine inquiry, literacy skills and critical thinking to support students culturally and linguistically

Provide Pull-in and pull out services to support as available on site

Design and deliver instruction that is culturally and linguistically appropriate

Utilize materials and instructional resources that are linguistically age/grade and mastery level appropriate and aligned to standards

Collaborate with school supports (classroom teachers and administration)

Providing integrated language and content instruction from the summer program to support language development using culturally responsive practices

Build student relationships and sense of community in and outside the classroom

Collaborating with teacher to engage parents as active participants, contributors and cultural liaisons to the school and classroom

Key Qualities of ENL Teacher

Ability to maintain high levels of energy and enthusiasm for prolonged periods throughout the day

Ability to have fun while engaging students at high cognitive levels

Motivate students to develop genuine student inquiry and natural curiosity as a balance to academic skills

Recognition of trauma's impact on the brain and how to support and be responsive to all learners

Innovative, creative thinker with a willingness to learn alongside students

Understanding of child development in order to provide protective factors for success

Organizes and manages time so as to maximize student engagement and learning

Appreciation of all cultures and experiences and an understanding of how to bring these differences into the classroom to serve as strengths

Willingness to advocate for students when issues of equity emerge

Communicates in a positive and proactive manner

All Summer Enrichment Staff are advocates who passionately work to...

Be flexible in their thinking, planning and day to day work

Problem solve independently as needed

Engage students in learning experiences that assist in preventing summer slide in literacy

Implement, with fidelity, the Lit Camp Program

Support students social emotional learning

Creatively support students in growing social skills (solving problems, approaching complex tasks, working collaboratively with peers, resolving friendship struggles, etc.)

Build upon community and family partnerships by ensuring smooth and supportive transitions, and aligned classroom activities leading to equitable outcomes

Inspire student curiosity, build background knowledge, and increase students confidence

Develop positive relationships with students, families and colleagues

Approach every summer enrichment experience with a culturally responsive lens

Minimum Qualifications

NYS ENL Certification

Application Requirements


Letter of Interest

3 References

An example of a cognitively challenging, culturally relevant and highly engaging hands on project, task or activity you've engaged in with students. This should demonstrate your ability to plan for and engage students in building genuine inquiry, while focusing on 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.

The Schenectady City School District is committed to hiring members of protected classes and residents of the City of Schenectady. For more information on the District's recruitment and hiring plan, please contact the Human Resources Office at 881-2000 ext. 40133.The Schenectady City School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race or gender. This policy is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Regulations and By-Laws of the Board of Education of the Schenectady City School District

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