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ESL/Multilingual Learner Teacher, K-8, 1.0 FTE -- Agamim ClassicalAcademy

Posted on 2022-05-13 1:30:03 PM

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ESL/Multilingual Learner Teacher, K-8, 1.0 FTE&#8212;Agamim Classical Academy The ESL/Multilingual Learner Teacher will ensure all K-8 classical scholars are able to access Agamim&#8217;s grade-level content and learn at the highest level. The best candidate for the position is a language instruction expert who employs culturally responsive pedagogy and who creates an inviting and safe school experience for all learners. The ML teacher must be strong in both co-teaching and pull-out instruction models and successfully use data from the students&#8217; WIDA ELD Standards Framework level (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) to inform instruction and to support homeroom teachers in their instruction of Multilingual Learners. WHO WE NEED ON OUR TEAM: Agamim Classical Academy is different than other schools&#8212;by design. Our excellent teachers believe in our philosophy and are energized by Classical education. We offer our families a knowledge-intensive, virtuous Academy that is close-knit and supportive. We are highly motivated to give our beautiful and challenging program to students from all backgrounds, and our teachers are passionate about inclusion, push-in, and co-teaching. Teachers who are a great fit for Agamim&#8217;s model of public education have: &#183; A strong liberal arts background, &#183; Love for mastering challenging content, &#183; Passion for reading the classics, &#183; Virtuous habits, &#183; Pride in American founding values, &#183; Excellent writing, listening, and speaking skills. Classical education is inspirational and life-changing for children, families, and staff. It requires a dynamic, curious, engaging, organized, and happy teacher who loves to learn and works hard to see all students meet and exceed their potential. CULTURE OF THE FACULTY: Our teaching culture is intellectual and eager to learn, virtuous, positive, and caring to all staff and students. We work hard to become classical teachers, are dedicated to our unique mission, and strive for a formal style of professionalism. CULTURE OF THE SCHOOL: Our school environment is academic, virtuous, joyful, refined, and humble. LICENSURE: Teachers at Agamim are required to have current Minnesota certification in their grade/subject levels. OVERVIEW OF THE SCHOOL: Agamim Classical Academy is a K-8, public charter school. We train teachers to teach the classical subjects of grammar, logic, and rhetoric along with the Core Knowledge curriculum sequence for science, history, geography, spelling, literature, and the arts. Our reading program is SRA&#8217;s Direct Instruction and our math program is Saxon Math. Students study classical languages with a specialist teacher (Latin and Greek roots, Modern Hebrew), but no knowledge of these languages is required for the general studies/special education teacher positions. Classical teachers learn to teach students to think critically and wisely through exposure to challenging literature and primary source material, Socratic style questioning, and memorization techniques. Special education teachers use current brain research, proven support curricula, and appropriate adaptations to help our students thrive in a classical setting. All of our students will study and uphold our five core virtues of Fortitude, Gratitude, Joyfulness, Temperance, and Wisdom which prepare children for a life enriched with Truth, Beauty and Goodness. We are a public school that prizes the American values of Liberty and E pluribus unum, and we see developing wise, informed, articulate adult citizens active in civic life as a high purpose of classical education. For candidates who are new to classical education, we believe the following texts provide a good starting point to learn more: Essays&#8212;&#8221; The Lost Tools of Learning&#8221; by Dorothy Sayers and &#8220;What is Classical Education?&#8221; by Susan Wise Bauer Books&#8212; The Making of Americans: Democracy and our Schools and The Schools We Need and Why We Don&#8217;t Have Them, both by E.D. Hirsch, Jr. TO APPLY: Teacher Candidates will submit the following materials: &#8226;Resume/Curriculum Vitae &#8226;Letter of interest that includes how you heard of Agamim Classical Academy Please send both items together to teaching@agamim.org<mailto:teaching@agamim.org>. By Mail&#8212; Agamim Classical Academy, ATTN: Human Resources, 5300 France Avenue S., Edina MN 55410 Employment Details: Per state statute, employee children are granted preference for enrollment. Please see our Enrollment Policy for more information. Teachers also must participate in the Minnesota Teacher&#8217;s Retirement System. Benefits packages are included for employees who work more than 30 hours per week, and compensation is negotiated on an individual basis. Please see our board-approved academic calendar posted on the Agamim website for more information about teacher training dates in early August. *Agamim Classical Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Job Type: Full-time Start Date: August 11, 2022 Schedule: Monday through Friday Staff Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (*Student Hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM) Salary: From $39,500.00 per year Benefits: * Dental insurance * Health insurance * Vision insurance * Life insurance * Paid time off Work Location: One location Agamim Classical Academy, 5300 France Avenue S., Edina MN 55410

ESL/Multilingual Learner Teacher, K-8, 1.0 FTE—Agamim Classical Academy

The ESL/Multilingual Learner Teacher will ensure all K-8 classical scholars are able to access Agamim’s grade-level content and learn at the highest level. The best candidate for the position is a language instruction expert who employs culturally responsive pedagogy and who creates an inviting and safe school experience for all learners. The ML teacher must be strong in both co-teaching and pull-out instruction models and successfully use data from the students’ WIDA ELD Standards Framework level (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) to inform instruction and to support homeroom teachers in their instruction of Multilingual Learners.  

WHO WE NEED ON OUR TEAM:

Agamim Classical Academy is different than other schools—by design. Our excellent teachers believe in our philosophy and are energized by Classical education. We offer our families a knowledge-intensive, virtuous Academy that is close-knit and supportive. We are highly motivated to give our beautiful and challenging program to students from all backgrounds, and our teachers are passionate about inclusion, push-in, and co-teaching. Teachers who are a great fit for Agamim’s model of public education have:

· A strong liberal arts background,

· Love for mastering challenging content,

· Passion for reading the classics,

· Virtuous habits,

· Pride in American founding values,

· Excellent writing, listening, and speaking skills.

Classical education is inspirational and life-changing for children, families, and staff. It requires a dynamic, curious, engaging, organized, and happy teacher who loves to learn and works hard to see all students meet and exceed their potential.

CULTURE OF THE FACULTY:

Our teaching culture is intellectual and eager to learn, virtuous, positive, and caring to all staff and students. We work hard to become classical teachers, are dedicated to our unique mission, and strive for a formal style of professionalism.

CULTURE OF THE SCHOOL:

Our school environment is academic, virtuous, joyful, refined, and humble.

LICENSURE:

Teachers at Agamim are required to have current Minnesota certification in their grade/subject levels.

OVERVIEW OF THE SCHOOL:

Agamim Classical Academy is a K-8, public charter school. We train teachers to teach the classical subjects of grammar, logic, and rhetoric along with the Core Knowledge curriculum sequence for science, history, geography, spelling, literature, and the arts. Our reading program is SRA’s Direct Instruction and our math program is Saxon Math. Students study classical languages with a specialist teacher (Latin and Greek roots, Modern Hebrew), but no knowledge of these languages is required for the general studies/special education teacher positions. Classical teachers learn to teach students to think critically and wisely through exposure to challenging literature and primary source material, Socratic style questioning, and memorization techniques. Special education teachers use current brain research, proven support curricula, and appropriate adaptations to help our students thrive in a classical setting. All of our students will study and uphold our five core virtues of Fortitude, Gratitude, Joyfulness, Temperance, and Wisdom which prepare children for a life enriched with Truth, Beauty and Goodness. We are a public school that prizes the American values of Liberty and E pluribus unum, and we see developing wise, informed, articulate adult citizens active in civic life as a high purpose of classical education.

For candidates who are new to classical education, we believe the following texts provide a good starting point to learn more:

Essays—” The Lost Tools of Learning” by Dorothy Sayers and “What is Classical Education?” by Susan Wise Bauer

Books— The Making of Americans: Democracy and our Schools and The Schools We Need and Why We Don’t Have Them, both by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

TO APPLY:

Teacher Candidates will submit the following materials:

•Resume/Curriculum Vitae

•Letter of interest that includes how you heard of Agamim Classical Academy

Please send both items together to teaching@agamim.org.

By Mail— Agamim Classical Academy, ATTN: Human Resources, 5300 France Avenue S., Edina MN 55410

Employment Details:

Per state statute, employee children are granted preference for enrollment. Please see our Enrollment Policy for more information. Teachers also must participate in the Minnesota Teacher’s Retirement System. Benefits packages are included for employees who work more than 30 hours per week, and compensation is negotiated on an individual basis. Please see our board-approved academic calendar posted on the Agamim website for more information about teacher training dates in early August.

*Agamim Classical Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Start Date: August 11, 2022

Schedule: Monday through Friday

Staff Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (*Student Hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM)

Salary: From $39,500.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

Work Location: One location

Agamim Classical Academy, 5300 France Avenue S., Edina MN 55410