STIPEND OPPORTUNITY: Model Curriculum UnitsCurriculum Writers

*** 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.***

Office of English Learners
Position: Stipend Opportunity: Model Curriculum Units (MCUs) Curriculum Writers
Reports to: Instructional Team
Position Duration: School year 2018- 2019 (August 2019)
Location: Bolling Building Central Office
Stipend: Flat rate of $2,400

Position overview:

The Office of English Learners (OEL) is seeking ESL certified and/or SEI endorsed educators with experience in developing Model Curriculum Units (MCUs) for our K-12 ESL/SEI classrooms. Candidates with experience writing/developing curriculum and/or experiences in teaching the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education ESL MCUs for English Learners will meet for one week from August 13th through 17th on creating ESL MCUs for grades K - 12. Educators will be compensated a total of 600 hours of work at $40/ per hour.

In BPS, the teachers and leaders are committed to the vision of high expectations for achievement, equal access to high levels of instruction, the achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and the closing of the achievement gap among subgroups within the schools.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Write ESL MCUs for English Learners participating in English Language Development.
  • Work collaboratively with other teachers to identify appropriate materials for culturally and linguistically diverse learners.
  • Develop ESL unit focusing on systematic, explicit, and sustained language development within the context of the key academic practices of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.
  • Write ESL MCUs that are organized around WIDA's Key Uses of Academic Language, taking a functional approach to language teaching.
  • Provide to OEL two final Curriculum Units ready to be implemented in the classrooms

QUALIFICATIONS - REQUIRED:
  • Currently teaching in Boston Public Schools
  • Bachelor's degree
  • A valid Massachusetts Teaching License for appropriate grade level span
  • A valid Massachusetts grade-level appropriate ESL License and/or SEI endorsement.
  • Knowledge of WIDA frameworks, Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and Common Core State Standards
  • Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment.

QUALIFICATIONS - PREFERRED:
  • Experience teaching ESL or in an SEI classroom
  • Knowledge of child development and latest educational theories and practices
  • Experience writing and developing ESL Curriculum using the DESE MCU template
Job Type: Stipend position

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