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Elementary Spanish Immersion, Grade K-6 - International SpanishLanguage Academy

Posted on 2019-03-14 1:17:13 PM

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Date of Availability: 08/20/2019 Date Closing: 04/15/2019 International Spanish Language Academy, ISLA is an IB Spanish Immersion K-6 school located in Minnetonka MN. Its current enrollment is around 330 students. Mission: ISLA, a K-6 Spanish immersion community, empowers the whole child by nurturing the development of personal growth, strong character, academic excellence, and global vision. POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES * Carry out all responsibilities associated with elementary immersion teaching assignment. * Conduct classroom instruction of all basic subjects in Spanish. * Interweave Hispanic cultures into student activities throughout the school year. * Infuse global-mindedness into the curriculum on a continual basis. * Develop multi-cultural curriculum materials and instructional strategies for elementary students as a part of a grade-level team. * Communicate closely and encourage parental involvement regarding program goals, classroom activities, homework and school functions. * Create a safe classroom environment. * Collaborate with grade-level team members, program specialists, program coordinator, director and other staff regarding program implementation. * Maintain knowledge of current and emerging trends, procedures and evaluation processes in immersion programs. * Participate in regular program planning and staff development activities. * Participate in all training programs required for immersion, the International Baccalaureate Organization Primary Years Programme and Responsive Classroom. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE A valid Minnesota elementary teaching license is required. The candidate must have native or near native proficiency in the Spanish and English languages. A minimum of one year of elementary school experience is preferred. A minimum of six months of living in a Spanish speaking country is preferred. Prior immersion classroom teaching experience is preferred. Familiarity with the International Baccalaureate Organization Primary Years Programme is also preferred. KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES * Ability to relate positively to elementary-age children * Enthusiasm and a strong commitment to the full immersion teaching philosophy * Enthusiasm and a strong commitment to the International Baccalaureate Organization Primary Years Programme * Excellent proven communication skills (non-verbal, oral, written, and listening.) * Ability to implement creative and innovative teaching strategies * Good organizational skills and flexibility in relating to students, parents, peers, and supervisors * Enthusiasm to work well in a team environment through cooperation and participation * Ability to appropriately teach children with different ability levels and learning styles * Ability to understand that students are individuals, and the skill to work effectively with individual strengths and needs of students * Knowledge and ability to creatively instill the love of learning in students * Ability to incorporate international cultures into lesson plans throughout the year * Effective classroom management * Enthusiasm for a high level of parent involvement To apply visit: International Spanish Language Academy http://isla.school/explore/employment<https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fisla.school%2Fexplore%2Femployment&data=01%7C01%7Cedpost_web_o365%40stcloudstate.edu%7C6d77c7b70bf34619e1ce08d6a8a946e3%7C5e40e2ed600b4eeaa9851d0c9dcca629%7C0&sdata=rgzrPblOKzYrIITtJEXzwkzKfaUgDWzJ22qaVd4g12U%3D&reserved=0> [https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif] [https://drive.google.com/a/isla-academy.org/uc?id=0B6A86d7sXRGoNkE5MU1vam9NeGM&export=download][https://docs.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1K1kwoX6fHkqgUcHWvzcAR6JP8cuPjuHR&revid=0B6A86d7sXRGoVTVUUW1MVW9TNWdsTHFGQU10UUgxUjlQb2NJPQ][https://docs.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1mKxyEKfIGPPSEKZJm4dTewz0aZdLhfgF&revid=0B6A86d7sXRGoWENXMEdPMmQ3eG50WkJMZnd1WmpaYXBoMnlvPQ] Ximena Rayo Assistant Director International Spanish Language Academy - ISLA http://www.isla-academy.org<https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.isla-academy.org&data=01%7C01%7Cedpost_web_o365%40stcloudstate.edu%7C6d77c7b70bf34619e1ce08d6a8a946e3%7C5e40e2ed600b4eeaa9851d0c9dcca629%7C0&sdata=QIqBiCVUh0zcdTBOoJQADym1Nkg0lATNfSqlfI%2BFzkc%3D&reserved=0> 952-746-6020 ext. 103
Date of Availability: 08/20/2019
Date Closing: 04/15/2019
International Spanish Language Academy, ISLA is an IB Spanish Immersion K-6 school located in Minnetonka MN. Its current enrollment is around 330 students. 
Mission: ISLA, a K-6 Spanish immersion community, empowers the whole child by nurturing the development of personal growth, strong character, academic excellence, and global vision.

POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Carry out all responsibilities associated with elementary immersion teaching assignment.
  • Conduct classroom instruction of all basic subjects in Spanish.
  • Interweave Hispanic cultures into student activities throughout the school year.
  • Infuse global-mindedness into the curriculum on a continual basis.
  • Develop multi-cultural curriculum materials and instructional strategies for elementary students as a part of a grade-level team.
  • Communicate closely and encourage parental involvement regarding program goals, classroom activities, homework and school functions.
  • Create a safe classroom environment.
  • Collaborate with grade-level team members, program specialists, program coordinator, director and other staff regarding program implementation.
  • Maintain knowledge of current and emerging trends, procedures and evaluation processes in immersion programs.
  • Participate in regular program planning and staff development activities.
  • Participate in all training programs required for immersion, the International Baccalaureate Organization Primary Years Programme and Responsive Classroom.
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A valid Minnesota elementary teaching license is required.  The candidate must have native or near native proficiency in the Spanish and English languages.  A minimum of one year of elementary school experience is preferred.  A minimum of six months of living in a Spanish speaking country is preferred. 
                                                            
Prior immersion classroom teaching experience is preferred.  Familiarity with the International Baccalaureate Organization Primary Years Programme is also preferred. 
 
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Ability to relate positively to elementary-age children
  • Enthusiasm and a strong commitment to the full immersion teaching philosophy
  • Enthusiasm and a strong commitment to the International Baccalaureate Organization Primary Years Programme
  • Excellent proven communication skills (non-verbal, oral, written, and listening.)
  • Ability to implement creative and innovative teaching strategies
  • Good organizational skills and flexibility in relating to students, parents, peers, and supervisors
  • Enthusiasm to work well in a team environment through cooperation and participation
  • Ability to appropriately teach children with different ability levels and learning styles
  • Ability to understand that students are individuals, and the skill to work effectively with individual strengths and needs of students
  • Knowledge and ability to creatively instill the love of learning in students
  • Ability to incorporate international cultures into lesson plans throughout the year
  • Effective classroom management
  • Enthusiasm for a high level of parent involvement

To apply visit: International Spanish Language Academy 

Ximena Rayo
Assistant Director
International Spanish Language Academy - ISLA
952-746-6020 ext. 103