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  • 01 Oct 2012 10:02 PM | Anonymous
    Coon Raipds High school is hiring a long-term sub in French, starting ASAP until March 8.  This full-time position is to teach all levels of French, including AP French Language.  The posting is at www.anoka.k12.mn.us.
  • 05 Sep 2012 2:33 PM | Anonymous
    We are looking for individuals (Karen, Latino, Hmong and Somali speakers) with experience working with children: toddlers (16 months) to school-age (8th graders). This is a temporary position through Saint Paul Public Schools Office of Family Engagement and Community Partnerships.

    Hourly pay Rate: $11.50/hour
    Hours available: 4 hours maximum per class (various classes available)
    Hours worked: 5:00pm - 9:00pm (approximate)
    Possible days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday (TBD)
    Position: Temporary Childcare staff (Children's Learning Academy)
    Duration: Present - June 15, 2013

    Job duties:
    • To be actively engaged with children's learning and activities.
    • Provide a structured environment with academic focus to promote learning.
    • Provide and ensure the safety of children and staff.
    • Provide a safe, warm and welcoming environment for parents and families.
    • Maintain accurate child check-in/out system with parents/guardians.

    Requirements:
    • Age 18 or older
    • Experience working with children ages toddler (16 months) to school-age (8th graders)
    • Reliable transportation
    • Participate in required orientation/training session by OFECP staff
    • Complete all required new hire paperwork (including background check) and media release.
    • Preferred certification in infant/child CPR and first aid training

    There are positions available throughout the 2012-2013 school year.
    We cannot guarantee placement but you will be added to our list of qualified on-call staff.

    INTERESTED?
    Contact Colleen Mackey at colleen.mackey@spps.org to receive application materials, and register to attend a MANDATORY Children’s Learning Academy Training.
  • 27 Aug 2012 7:31 AM | Anonymous
    Full-time French teacher needed at Minneapolis Henry High for first quarter of this school year.  Apply online at http://humanresources.mpls.k12.mn.us/
  • 27 Aug 2012 7:30 AM | Anonymous
    Part-time (.6) Spanish teacher needed at Minneapolis Henry High for the 2012-13 school year.  Apply online at http://humanresources.mpls.k12.mn.us/
  • 27 Aug 2012 7:29 AM | Anonymous
    Hope Academy, a Christian private school serving inner city students in Minneapolis, has a part-time opening for a Spanish IV teacher. The position is Spanish IV in the high school working with the 12th grade class. The position is M, T, Th and is in the afternoons, approx. 1:50 - 3:30. Please email dharris@hopeschool.org if you are interested.
  • 22 Aug 2012 7:02 PM | Anonymous
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    Tchr, World Language, Chinese, Candidate Pool 2012-13 ::




    Department:

    Educational Service Center



    Position Code:

    20000355 - Tchr, World Language, Chinese, Candidate Pool 2012-13



    Work Hours:

    Various



    Application Deadline:

    Always Open



    Position Description:







    SUMMARY:

    To provide high quality Chinese Language instruction as an elementary school specialist or classroom teacher of Chinese as a World Language elective in grades K-12, as designated by the school.



    RESPONSIBLE TO:

    Site Principal/Administrator.





    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

    · Provide effective, developmentally appropriate and differentiated language instruction for diverse learners.

    · Provide high quality language instruction that integrates culturally authentic learning.

    · Develop thematic language curriculum for each developmental level taught in the program.

    · Integrate strategies that support developing literacy across the curriculum for all students.

    · Use appropriate instructional strategies for making content/language instruction comprehensible.

    · Promote interaction in the language and encourage language output from students.

    · Promote achievement and bilingualism in an enriched education model.

    · Lead, advocate for and support a high-quality, effective language program in the school community.

    · Interact with families and promote family involvement to support student learning.





    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines

    · Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university.

    · Prior successful experience student teaching or teaching in an urban, multicultural education setting.

    · Demonstrates continued professional development through course work, research, peer collaboration and/or job-embedded staff development.

    · Experience teaching a world language in a model of sequential language learning that promotes acquiring language proficiency for real communicative purposes.

    · Knowledge of the theoretical principles of second language acquisition; appropriate instructional methods of language instruction; instructional resources appropriate to elementary, middle or high school language instruction; appropriate assessment and evaluation of students’ language acquisition.



    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    · Master’s or PhD



    LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

    · A valid Minnesota teaching license, or proof of pending approved licensure

    · Minnesota Teaching License in Chinese K-12.

    · Proficiency in Chinese at the minimum of intermediate high-advanced level according to the Minnesota Praxis test for world languages, or the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview, or other valid documentation.
    "
  • 04 Aug 2012 10:21 AM | Anonymous
    We have a .8 FTE position (.4 Spanish 3 at Stillwater Area High School and .4 Spanish 1 at Stillwater Junior High) for the 2012-13 school year.  Please visit the following website (click on view open positions) to learn more or to apply.  We hope to interview next week!
    http://www.stillwater.k12.mn.us/departments/human-resources/employment
  • 04 Aug 2012 10:18 AM | Anonymous
    SPANISH IMMERSION ELEMENTARY TEACHER: 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.

    We offer Spanish and Chinese language immersion.

    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 on schedule in 2007, and 2010.
    Entered a cooperative agreement with the local district schools to offer continued Spanish immersion in grades 7 – 12, where students receive language arts, social studies, and industrial arts in Spanish. Plans for continued Chinese immersion in grades 7 – 12 will commence as K-6 Chinese immersion students approach those grades.

    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 five 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.
    Earned State School of Character award in 2010 and 2011.
    Earned National School of Character award in 2010 and 2011.



    Work environment: We have a remodeled building, including a new wing with 14 new light-filled classrooms, a large 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 speaking countries. All have traveled extensively, with nearly all having lived in a Spanish speaking country for at least three months. In addition, our Chinese department employs many native Chinese speakers.

    Professional Development: 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.

    Grants to Teachers: The LILA Foundation offers “Inquiry 360” grants to teachers to pursue enriching experiences that they can bring back to share in the classroom. Teachers are encouraged to pursue these experiences abroad. Inquiry 360 grants are competitive and are awarded in April for use the following summer.

    A Day in the Life: Arrive by 7:25, complete last minute preparations. Students begin to trickle in. Spend time chatting (in the target language) 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 physical education, a language class in their third langauge, music, or technology. 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. We usually start the school year with an overnight staff retreat in August, and have a January staff party with guests as well.

    Qualifications: Our ideal candidate possesses a valid Minnesota elementary teaching license. The ability to obtain a license is required. The candidate must have native or near native proficiency in both the target language (Spanish or Chinese) and English. Candidate should have lived abroad 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 a plus. Familiarity with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme is also preferred.
    "
  • 23 Jul 2012 6:10 PM | Anonymous
    Visitation School seeks a Lower/Middle School French Teacher, Grades PK- 8, Part-time (80%).
    Appropriate degree and experience working with elementary students required. Advanced degree and appropriate licensure preferred. 

    The qualified candidate will be willing to embrace the mission of Visitation School (http://www.visitation.net/page.cfm?p=9) and the philosophy of the Lower and Middle School and World Language Department. 

    Qualified candidates should send cover letter, resume, and references to:

    Michelle Mechtel
    Director of Lower School
    Convent of the Visitation School
    2455 Visitation Drive
    Mendota Heights, MN 55120
    mmechtel@vischool.org

    http://www.visitation.net/index.cfm
  • 17 Jul 2012 11:46 PM | Anonymous

    nstructor / Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Professor of Spanish

    Department: Department of the Army
    Agency: U.S. Military Academy
    Duty Locations: 1 vacancies - West Point,New York 
    Salary: $94,750.00 to $101,530.00 / Per Year 
    Series and Grade: AD-1701-00 
    Open Period: Monday, July 16, 2012 to Friday, July 27, 2012 
    Position Information: Temporary - Full-Time 
    Who May Be Considered: US C itizens and Non-Citizens
Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures
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