Adult Education Instructor – Adult Basic Education (ABE) & English Language Acquisition (ELA) - Part

Commerce City, CO, US
May 01, 2019
  • Position Type:
    Classified Positions/Adult Education Instructor, ESL
  • Date Posted:
  • Location:
    Adult Learning Center
  • Date Available:
  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

  • POSITION: Adult Education Instructor - Adult Basic Education (ABE) & English Language Acquisition (ELA)

    LOCATION: Varies


    Reports to the Coordinator of the Adult Learning Center. Plans, develops, and implements the Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English Language Acquisition (ELA) curriculum, which are aligned with the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) for Adults. Provides information to learners about the HSE exams, GED, HiSET and TASC, and prepares them for those exams. Provide opportunities for learners to explore education and career options. Helps learners develop and follow up on education and career plan.

    • Able to work morning and evening all months of the year Monday - Thursday, except July.
      • 75% of classes are in the evening, so ability to work up to four evenings/ week is required for full-time positions.
    • Able to interact with anyone regardless of cultural, language and socioeconomic background with dignity and respect
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university
    • Experience using a curriculum and syllabus to plan and deliver math and language arts lessons to youth and/or adults whose skills are below secondary level
    • Two years or more experience using a curriculum and syllabus to plan and deliver English language lessons to adult non-native English speakers
      • Experience must be in a program that has outcomes/targets for attendance, retention and academic growth
    • Experience using standardized assessment results to inform instruction.
    • Proficient using technology and willing to become proficient using online learning platforms used by the ELA & ABE programs
    • If don't hold valid Adult Basic Education Authorization (ABEA) issued by CDE, must be willing to earn
    • Lift and/or move items that are up to 10 pounds

    • Valid ABEA
    • Experience using a Learning Management System (LMS) (e.g., Google Classroom, Canvas, Moodle, Blackboard, or Edmodo).
    • Current certification for proctoring the Comprehensive Student Assessment System (CASAS) Life and Work reading exams and/or the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) 11/12.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned. Access to reliable transportation, regular attendance, and timeliness are essential to performing the essential duties and responsibilities of the position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Participates in student centered coaching with the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Coordinator and in learning communities to ensure program is of the highest instructional quality and professionalism
    • Uses adult appropriate materials (not materials clearly designed for children or teens)
    • Uses College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) and results from standardized assessment and/or HSE practice test results to plan instruction
    • Uses techniques and activities that make content accessible to language learners
    • Uses written instructional plans for each lesson and consistently aligns planning and instruction with CCRS aligned curriculum, syllabus and learners' goals
    • Evaluates learning with formative assessments in each class meeting
    • Integrates career exploration, planning, and monitoring into instruction
    • Delivers instruction from start time to end time of each class as listed on the schedule, exhibiting cultural sensitivity, enthusiasm and a positive attitude
    • Retains learners and ensures that at least 70% of learners who begin the course take a standardized posttest after earning the required minimum hours of instruction
    • Engages and challenges all students through active learning, rigor and higher order thinking skills so that at least 35% of learners improve one or more levels on the approved standardized assessment

    • Assigns learners' activities each week on the online learning platform used by the ABE and/or ELA program
    • Monitors learner progress on the online learning platform(s); contacts learners who are not actively using the platform to determine if they need technical support
      • Learners not attending weekly Learning Lab for 3 hours must complete the remaining hours in online platform

    • Updates attendance in LACES within 24 hours of the class meeting using the correct subject area, reaching out to non-attending and struggling learners after each absence documenting three attempts.
      • Submit LACES change request to drop learner as soon as he/she confirms non-attendance or after three attempts with no response, whichever happens first.
    • Communicates at least weekly with Learning Lab Instructor(s) who teach your learners
    • Communicates changes to information stored in the program's database, LACES, using the LACES change form in a timely manner
      • Telephone number, address, goals, employment, barriers

    • Helps with outreach and recruitment for classes, e.g. share Facebook posts; gives flyers to current students; delivers flyers in the community
    • Helps enroll learners
      • Review registration forms for completeness and accuracy
      • Facilitate orientation using slides and a script
      • Administers online standardized assessments
    • Actively contributes to program improvement efforts by completing assigned tasks with integrity and enthusiasm and by meeting deadlines
    • Participates in a positive, professional manner in staff meetings and professional learning opportunities (must participate in 12 professional learning opportunities offered by ALC in 2018-19)
    • Maintains positive, professional behavior and communication when representing Adams 14 and ALC at program sites and elsewhere in the community
    • Participates in annual training on policies, procedures and processes
    • Maintains certification in administering standardized assessments used by ALC
    • Participates in monthly meeting to discuss what is working, any challenges, upcoming tasks and activities and any questions
    • Aware of community organizations that support adults with barriers to employment and education; refer learners to these services if needed
    • Collaborates with ALC Career Advising Coordinator to provide supportive services to learners who are looking for employment or seeking to enter postsecondary education


    APPLICATIONS: All candidates must complete the district's online application for employment and upload a cover letter and resume. Apply online at For more information, call 303-853-3333.

    ABOUT THE DISTRICT: Adams 14, a nationally recognized leader in education innovation, is Colorado's 23rd largest school district and serves more than 7,500 students annually. Nestled in the historic community of Commerce City, Adams 14 strives to ensure academic success for every student by providing highly effective classroom instruction, supplemental enrichment opportunities and parent/family collaboration opportunities. To learn more about Adams 14, visit

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Per the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), the selected applicant shall be required to verify, within 72 hours of employment, their legal right to be employed in the United States. All contracts for employment of personnel shall be subject to approval by Adams County School District 14 Board of Education. Selected applicant must comply with all Adams County School District 14 Board of Education's policies, rules, and regulations.

    Inspire. Educate. Empower. Adams 14 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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