Job Description

 

EAL Teacher

 

Under the supervision of the Head of EAL, the EAL teacher collaborates with class teachers to support the EAL development of students in assigned classes.

Responsibilities:

Teaching and Learning

1)     Co-plan and co-teach whole class, small group, and individual lessons for EAL learners across the curriculum in collaboration with classroom teachers;

2)     Differentiate instruction to meet student’s individual learning needs and styles in collaboration with classroom teachers;

3)     Employ a constructivist, inquiry-based pedagogical approach to teaching and learning that promotes inquiry and the development of critical-thinking skills;

4)     Provide learning experiences that build on what students know and can do;

5)     Support the development of international-mindedness and all attributes of the IB learner profile within the curriculum;

6)     Use technology as a vehicle for learning and integrate ICT skills teaching within EAL instruction where appropriate;

7)     Employ a range of teaching and learning strategies to promote independent thinking, inquiry and acquisition of subject specific knowledge and skills;

8)     Foster a stimulating learning environment based on understanding and respect.

Communication

1)     Demonstrate open communication based on understanding and respect;

2)     Develop and maintain clear lines of communication with colleagues, parents and the wider school community;

3)     Use professional email etiquette when communicating with colleagues, parents and Administrators.

 

Collaborative Planning

1)     Collaborate with classroom teachers and subject and grade teams on EAL instruction;

2)     Attend and contribute to weekly Collaborative Planning meetings;

3)     Attend and contribute to weekly EAL meetings and help to develop policies, assessments, and other components of the whole school EAL program.

 

Documentation

1)     Be familiar with:

-              the SWIS Mission Statement;

-              the IBO mission statement;

-              the standards and practices of the PYP and MYP;

-              All Scope and Sequence Documents;

-              Program of Inquiry;

-              the contents of the IB learner profile booklet;

-              The contents of the Making the PYP Happen / MYP: From Principles into Practice.

2)     Keep accurate records of planning assessment and for assigned classes.

 

Assessment

1)     Assess and document student progress using a variety of assessment tools and strategies;

2)     Participate in parent/student interviews and conferences when it is appropriate.

Reports

The EAL teacher reports to the EY&P Principal.
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