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English as a New Language Teacher (New York City)

English as a New Language Teacher

  • The purpose of the ENL Teacher is to deliver direct English Language instruction to newer English Language Learners and oversee identification, lesson supports, test accommodations, and assessment for ELLs.
  • The ENL Teacher will serve in this role, in addition to their main role as a Special or General Education Teacher.

  • ELL Identification
    • Work with Office Manger to keep a record of Home Language Identification Survey Results
    • Administer NYSITELL (NY State Identification Test for English Language Learners) each September to potential ELLs
    • Maintain on-going communication with Office Manager to flag potential new ELLs who enroll mid-year and administer NYSITELL when necessary.
  • Direct English Language Instruction
    • Attend Brooklyn regional English Now training in August
    • Teach scripted English Now program to all ELLs who are at the Entering or Emerging levels, 35 minutes 5 times a week or 45 minutes 4 times a week
    • One group with various grade levels
    • Receive and implement instructional feedback from ADOSEEL on 3 school visits per year.
  • Manage Lesson Supports for Sheltered Instruction – all ENL Teachers
    • Attend SIOP (Sheltered Instruction and Observation Protocol) training in August
    • Distribute lesson support materials to General and Special Ed. teachers one week in advance of the lesson
    • Address questions on these lesson supports from other teachers or contact ADOSEEL for additional support when questions arise
    • Attend 3 Brooklyn regional PDs throughout the year to build SIOP skills
  • Regional Curriculum Responsibilities: Certain ENL Teachers will Design Lesson Supports for Sheltered Instruction:
    • Create lesson support materials for assigned grades and subjects to share across other Brooklyn schools
    • Lesson supports will usually be at the unit level, but sometimes at the individual lesson level, depending on the content
    • Share these lesson supports in shared online drive on weekly deadline schedule
    • Implement feedback from ADOSEEL on lesson supports
    • These ENL Teachers will have 30 fewer minutes of teaching or whole-school duties to allow for the extra work time
  • Manage Test Accommodations for ELLs
    • Meet with students and families to discuss preferred test accommodations available to  ELLs
    • Share home language data with ADOSEEL to arrange translated Math, Science, and History Interim Assessments
    • Contact The Big Word translation service to arrange interpreters as needed
    • Work with DOO to order translated copies of the State Exams and Regents
    • Oversee accommodations on testing days
  • Manage NYSESLAT (NY State English as a Second Language Achievement Test)
    • Occurs in May every year
    • Maintain record of ELL data
    • Order NYSESLAT materials
    • Schedule testing sessions and communicate schedule with DOO and teachers
    • Administer the NYSESLAT to all ELLs
    • Score and package NYSESLAT materials for return
    • Enter new NYSESLAT data in records when results are reported
  • Family Communication
    • Work with DOO to arrange interpreters for parent conferences
    • Arrange interpretation services for families who need written communication translated
    • Address family questions about ELL instruction, assessment, and identification

  • Already hold TESOL Certification or
  • Begin pursuing TESOL certification by SY 19-20 through Touro College or RELAY GSE (School to cover cost to same extent we do for other Relay programs)

ENL teachers will receive a stipend of $1,500 in addition to a competitive compensation package, including a salary significantly above the district scale and comprehensive health benefits.  Aside from extensive professional development, all our teachers are equipped with a laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, library budget, and all necessary instructional supplies.

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin,
age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Please note that your application will not be saved until you click “submit” at the end of the application question set. Unfortunately, you will not be able to save your resume or answers as you go along.  Please take this into consideration. You are welcome to open the application, copy and paste the questions into a Word Document, and then copy and paste your answers into our application once they are complete. Additionally, if you leave your application before beginning the question set, you will need to upload your resume again in order to move forward with the process upon returning. Thanks in advance for the time you are taking to apply to Uncommon Schools.

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