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  • 05 Jun 2011 9:12 AM | Anonymous

    Position Available:Instructor or Assistant Professor in Chicana/o Studies, fixed-term position or probationary position.* (contingent on funding) (Vacancy Number 793614) Salary:Commensurate of qualifications and experience Date of Appointment:August 16, 2011 Responsibilities:

    Probationary appointment: Teach courses in Chicano/a Studies (introductory, cultural expressions, contemporary issues) and an upper level course in Ethnic Studies. To be considered for tenure, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to: 1) teach and/or perform assignment effectively; 2) conduct scholarly achievement or research; 3) continue preparation and study in discipline; 4) contribute to student growth and development; and 5) provide service to the university and community.

    Fixed-term position: Teach introductory courses in Chicana/o Studies and an introductory course on major U.S. communities of color; engage in community outreach; work with students both formally and informally. Note: Determination about position status (probationary or fixed-term) is subject to university approval.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    For consideration for a Probationary position:

    Required: Ph.D. or other terminal degree from an accredited institution. Demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse populations.

    Preferred: Highly desired will be the candidate who has teaching and research in Chicano communities, experience in study abroad programs in Mexico, border areas and/or indigenous Latin America; ability to serve as a mentor for Chicana/o students; and knowledge of and/or experience in Chicana/o life in the U.S. Midwest. Bilingual Spanish speaking ability is also preferred.

    For consideration for a Fixed-Term position:

    Required: MA or MS degree with preference given to ABD. Demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse populations. Apply to:St. Cloud State University Ethnic Studies Department, 51B-Room227 Jeanne Lacourt, Search Committee Chair 720 Fourth Avenue South St. Cloud , MN 56301-4498 Phone: 320.308.4928 Fax: 320.308.5660

    Application Information:

    Application must include a letter which addresses the criteria above, curriculum vitae, contact information for three (3) current, professional references, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and other evidence of qualifications as outlined above. Screening will begin June 21, 2011, with the position open until filled.

    *Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization .


  • 02 Jun 2011 10:13 AM | Anonymous
    Minnesota elementary teaching licensure K-6 or 1-6, licensure via portfolio, or other method of state recognized licensure path or MN/China Teacher Exchange participation required.  Preparation and commitment to working effectively with diverse communities of learners; skill in providing for the individual learning needs of students; ability to create positive, inclusive learning environment; skill in using positive, constructive disciplinary approaches; ability to organize and plan for student learning; familiarity with current teaching/ learnin g theories; skill in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with diverse groups of students parents, and colleagues; diversity of interests and experiences.  Qualifications for and willingness to work with extracurricular activities.  Prefer experience working with elementary students.

    Additional requirements:
    Standard English language proficiency in speaking and writing required.  Standard Mandarin Chinese proficiency in speaking and writing required.  Must know Pinyin system.  Instructional experience teaching Mandarin Chinese

    Immersion teaching experience preferred, not required.

    Salary:  HEA Schedule

    FTE:  1.0 

    Start Date:  20 11-2012 School Year
    Open till filled

    XinXing Academy
    1001 Highway 7
    Hopkins, MN 55305

  • 25 May 2011 3:09 PM | Anonymous
    The Elementary Spanish Teacher/Coordinator, in consultation with others, will be responsible for developing a comprehensive, articulated FLEX (K) - FLES (1-2) program for our elementary students based on ACTFL proficiency standards. S/he will motivate students to develop the necessary skills and enthusiasm for language acquisition, and provide rich, instructional experiences as a foundation for the introduction of world languages and cultures in general and the Spanish language and its cultures in particular.  Working with classroom and specialist teachers, s/he will integrate vocabulary and concepts from other academic areas into the curriculum so that the language acquisition process does not exist as a discrete entity, but rather becomes part of the larger school experience for our students.  This teacher will possess a passion for language teaching and acquisition as well as an excitement for promoting the program, evidenced by interactions with students, colleagues, parents, and the community at large.    

    Desired Qualifications: 

    • Current Minnesota licensure in K-12 Spanish
    • Demonstrable native/near native fluency in both written and spoken Spanish
    • Knowledge of elementary teaching methodology, child development, and language acquisition principles
    • Skills necessary to create, develop, and promote a comprehensive K-2 FLEX/FLES program
    • Ability to articulate and manage the program development process for a new elementary curriculum and world language center
    • Experience with a wide range of teaching, class management, and assessment strategies and the ability to apply them in an elementary classroom setting
    • In-depth comprehension of all national (ACTFL) standards for Spanish and the capacity to assess and communicate student progress to parents and others   
    • Ability and commitment necessary to develop and continuously improve world language curriculum for elementary students at various grade levels
    • Willingness to work with other district world language teachers in assuring a well-articulated District-wide world languages program
    • Enthusiasm for promoting the elementary FLEX/FLES program with all program stakeholders
    • Strong oral and written interpersonal communication and presentational skills
    • Interest in working cooperatively with classroom teachers and others to integrate content area concepts and vocabulary into the world languages curriculum
    • Understanding of and willingness to differentiate instruction, as needed, for multiple learning styles and abilities
    • Flexibility
    • Ability to utilize and infuse technology into the classroom

    Contact Information: 

    Dr. Connie Fladeland, Principal

    Schuman Elementary School

  • 25 May 2011 3:05 PM | Anonymous
    Summer Specialists Needed!
    Concordia Language Villages is the premiere language and cultural immersion program in the United States. The Villages attract over 11,000 participants annually from all 50 states and across 40 countries.
    Currently, we have summer transportation staff positions open in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. As a member of our summer transportation staff team, you can enjoy a fun and rewarding experience by helping these world travelers make their way safely to Concordia Language Villages.
    PLUS, as a summer seasonal employee with Concordia Language Villages, you can earn tuition discounts for your children to be used toward summer language immersion programs in any of our 15 languages.

    Apply to begin your summer adventure with Concordia Language Villages now!
  • 11 May 2011 5:23 PM | Anonymous
    Spanish Immersion Elementary Classroom Teacher, Lakes International Language Academy, Forest Lake, MN   

    Apply by 5/20/2011

    Job Description: Teachers are responsible for carrying out the school’s mission and vision.  Teachers carry out all responsibilities associated with elementary language immersion teaching.  They conduct classroom instruction of all subjects in Spanish; develop curriculum materials using instructional strategies for elementary students; infuse internationally minded concepts into the curriculum on a continual basis; incorporate hands-on learning activities into daily instruction; communicate closely and encourage parental involvement regarding program goals, classroom activities, homework, school functions and student progress; create a safe and welcoming classroom environment; collaborate with grade-level teachers, program specialists, program coordinator, director and other staff regarding program implementation; maintain knowledge of current and emerging trends, procedures and evaluation processes in language education; participate in weekly program planning and staff development activities; participate in all training programs required for language immersion, Responsive Classroom, and the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program.

    Overview: Lakes International Language Academy is a K-6 public school educating over 600 students in Forest Lake, MN, authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization.

    Our staff works hard, and has a lot of fun in the process.

    Teachers are involved in developing curriculum and writing materials, as well as decision making for the school. In fact, our board of directors has a teacher majority. We enjoy high teacher retention, and a waiting list of students who want to enter our program.

    Our Mission

    Lakes International Language Academy, a public elementary school, strongly emphasizes second language acquisition by immersing children in Spanish from kindergarten through sixth grade. The students of Lakes International are held to a high standard in traditional elementary subjects and at the same time prove capable of establishing a high level of proficiency in both spoken and written Spanish.

    The Lakes International community promotes a strong academic foundation, a safe and pleasant atmosphere, and health and physical activity for our students. We value our faculty and staff not only for their hard work and dedication but for the gifts they share with our children: knowledge, language, multi-cultural understanding, and a love of learning.

    Lakes International values individuality, and recognizes that everyone has a different set of strengths and needs. We value community, and strive to make connections with others in our school, our community, and beyond. Lakes International will provide a quality education that prepares critically thinking, socially capable, culturally aware young people to thrive in a diverse, global society.

    Achievement: received our charter in 2004, renewed in 2007, and 2010.
    Entered a cooperative agreement with the nearby district school to offer continued Spanish immersion in grades 7 – 12, where students receive language arts, social studies, and industrial arts in Spanish.
    Outpaced projected enrollment each year of operation.
    Earned respectable ratings on the MDE's School Report Card each year of operation.

    Awards: Recognized for our fiscal responsibility from the MDE, receiving the state Finance Award for the past four years in a row.
    Received a 2-year Theater grant from Perpich Center for the Arts in 2009.
    Received Minnesota Schools of Character award in 2011.
    Received a 2-year Dance grant from Perpich Center for the Arts in 2010.
    Received a Theater grant from SteppingStone Theatre in 2011.

    Work environment: We have a recently remodeled building, including a new wing with 14 new light-filled classrooms, a new gymnasium, and a new media center. We have up-to-date technology and are acquiring a rich array of print and other media resources.

    Travel: Teachers are provided opportunities to participate in training provided both in the Twin Cities, and across the U.S. in the areas of Language Immersion, International Baccalaureate, and Responsive Classroom. Occasional travel is required.

    Diversity: Many of our teachers were born in Spanish or Chinese speaking countries. All have traveled extensively, with nearly all having lived abroad for at least three months.
    Training: Lakes International provides training for new staff in three areas: International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, Immersion training provided by the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition at the University of Minnesota, and Responsive Classroom training.

    Working hours and Vacations: School starts at 7:50 am and releases at 2:10 pm. Teachers are expected to be in school by 7:25, and attend all staff and grade level meetings. Beyond those hours, workload varies by grade, unit, teacher experience, and the individual students in a teacher's class. As professionals, teachers are expected to put in the time it takes to do a professional job. Some weeks that will be as low as 40 hours, others, as high as 75 hours. In no way should this position be thought of as an hourly position. Vacations include typical US school vacations: 1+ week for winter break, one week for spring break, 2.5 months for summer break, as well as various vacation days through the year.

    Career Track and Advancement: Many leadership positions are available, on a yearly basis, to Lakes International teachers, depending on their interests and expertise.

    A Day in the Life: Arrive by 7:25, complete last minute preparations. Students begin to trickle in at 7:30. Spend time chatting (in Spanish) with students. Begin class at 7:50, with a Morning Meeting. Teach all disciplines, many in the form of a transdisciplinary Unit of Inquiry. Lunch at the same time every day--45 minutes, duty free. In addition, you will have one 30-minute ""prep"" period during the day, during which your students will go to a specialist subject, such as deportes, chino, or música. Dismiss class at 2:10, and do a short ""bus duty"" or ""car pool duty."" Two days a week, there will be a 1.5 - 2 hour meeting after school. Before or after school, or during lunch, meet with grade level team to discuss unit progress, assessment, and other issues.

    Social functions: Usually at least one per month, arranged in the staff lounge, and held off site.

    Qualifications: A valid Minnesota elementary teaching license is required.  The candidate must have native or near native proficiency in both Spanish and English.  Candidate should have lived in a Spanish speaking country for a minimum of six months or equivalent.  A minimum of one year of elementary school teaching experience is preferred. Prior immersion classroom teaching experience is preferred.  Familiarity with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme is also preferred.
  • 11 May 2011 5:20 PM | Anonymous
    Apply by 6/1/2011   

    The Blake School seeks to hire a dynamic and engaging part-time Mandarin teacher to teach in the Upper School (grades 9-12) and to work collaboratively and develop curricula with the Mandarin staff.  The ideal candidate will have experience with and enthusiasm for interacting cross-culturally, a strong desire to work with high school students and demonstrated interest and skills in curriculum development and Mandarin pedagogy.

    At Blake, our language classes typically have 14-16 students at the Middle School and Upper School levels.  Because Mandarin was first introduced into the Blake curriculum in 2006-07, the upper level classes have been providing these students with small group instruction at the more advanced level, perhaps in anticipation of the AP in Mandarin Language. Many courses throughout the School (Pre-kindergarten through 12 grade) include content related to China and Chinese history or literature.  It is our hope that the teacher would be eager to collaborate with other colleagues to enrich the learning for students in other disciplines or divisions, as well.   

    The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-educational, nonsectarian, independent day school enrolling 1,384 bright, talented students from nearly 56 Twin Cities-area communities. Founded in 1900, The Blake School has the advantage of three campuses (Minneapolis, Hopkins and Wayzata) each with its own facilities designed for specific ages, schedules and activities. The mission of the school is to provide students with an excellent, academically challenging education in a diverse and supportive community committed to a common set of values. For more information on The Blake School, please visit Blake's Web site at:

    The Blake School believes that a diverse society enriches all individuals and communities. Diversity of race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and marital, parental or economic status forms the fabric of our society. As a result of these beliefs, The Blake School actively seeks students, families and employees who value and contribute to the fullness of a diverse community within the context of its mission. In doing so, we recognize our responsibility to help make each person's experience a success.

    Send cover letter and resume to Joni Starr, Personnel Assistant, The Blake School, 110 Blake Road South, Hopkins, MN 55343 or via email to Letter(s) of recommendation and unofficial transcripts are welcome, but not required at the initial stage of the hiring process. EOE
  • 11 May 2011 5:16 PM | Anonymous
    Anthony Middle School .6 FTE Japanese teacher at Anthony Middle School.

    Washburn High School .4 FTE Spanish teacher at Washburn High School

    Patrick Henry High School  .4 FTE French Patrick Henry High School

    Pierre Bottineau French Immersion
    • 1.0 FTE  Kindergarten, French Immersion - licensed K-5 elementary with Advanced French proficiency
    • 1.0 FTE  Grade One, French Immersion teacher - licensed K-5  elementary with  Advanced French proficiency
    • 1.0 FTE Grade Two, French Immersion teacher - licensed K-5 elementary with Advanced French proficiency   
    MPS Human Resources 612-668-0500
    Apply by June 2011
  • 11 May 2011 5:14 PM | Anonymous
    Northeast Middle School .4 FTE French middle school teacher

    Edison High School .4 FTE at Edison High School

    South High School .8 FTE French teacher at South High School in Minneapolis.

    Submit an online application and cover letter on the MPS Human Resources website.   
    MPS Human Resources 612-668-0500

    Apply by June 2011
  • 11 May 2011 5:12 PM | Anonymous
    Patrick Henry High School 1.0 FTE Chinese teacher in IB High School.

    Submit an online application and cover letter on the MPS website.
    MPS Human Resources 612-668-0500
    Apply by June 2011
  • 11 May 2011 5:11 PM | Anonymous
    Patrick Henry High School .4  FTE Chinese teacher; this position could be combined with the .2 FTE  Chinese teacher position at Elizabeth Hall Int'l Elementary School.

    Submit your application and cover letter on line at the Minneapolis Public Schools website.
    MPS Human Resources 612-668-0500
    Apply by June 2011
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