Teacher English Language Development Coordinator
High School English Language Development (ELD) Coordinator
Colorado High School Charter (CHSC) is seeking an English Language Development (ELD) Specialist at our GES (Globeville, Elyria, Swansea) Campus in Denver, Colorado for the 2021-2022 school year. CHSC GES provides students with a unique and innovative learning experience that allows them to recover credits through project-based core content classes (Math, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts) while taking advantage of concurrent enrollment and community partner opportunities in a learning environment committed to equity and inclusivity.
Colorado High School Charter Overview
Colorado High School Charter (CHSC) is a grades 9-12 public charter school in Denver whose mission is to transform the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve. CHSC is one of the leading alternative education campuses in Denver, with student achievement data consistently showing notable growth. As an educator at CHSC, you will have the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with your students while receiving regular coaching and professional development to allow you to deliver exceptional instruction for students who have not found success elsewhere. Learn more at our website: www.coloradohighschoolcharter.com
What makes teaching at CHSC exciting?
- Constant learning through weekly coaching and professional development
- A focus on student personal and academic growth achieved through tailored curricula, a supportive school environment and community partnerships
- Social emotional support for students to remove barriers in and out of the classroom so ALL students can be successful
- A great staff culture that regularly celebrates student and staff achievement
- We are growing. CHSC has experienced increased enrollment; word is spreading about the amazing work we do.
What do we look for in candidates?
- You are committed to equitable and inclusive practices, inside and outside of the classroom. Understanding that continuous professional learning and individual desire will move our learning community in the desired direction for all students, families and staff members.
- You are passionate about education in an alternative education setting and are excited about Colorado High School Charter’s mission.
- You recognize the value of learning through real-world application and are eager to help all students consider a range of desired career paths.
- You are excited about the opportunity to engage students inside and outside of the classroom through experiential and project-based learning.
- You have experience or a strong desire to work with young people who have struggled personally or academically in conventional school settings.
- You are tenacious about your own professional growth and have the ability to seek and apply feedback to improve your practice.
- You’re entrepreneurial, innovative and willing to do “whatever it takes.”
- You value developing trusting and often transformative relationships with students.
- You are a team player who helps create a positive and vibrant school culture for both staff and students.
- Candidates from diverse backgrounds and/or bilingual in English/Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
- Design and teach ELD classes to support English Language Learners in language acquisition and development across the four domains of language – listening, reading, speaking, and writing
- Co-teach with content area teachers, focusing on supporting ELD students
- Provide for individual learning styles and needs by differentiating approaches
- Utilize a variety of pedagogies and teaching techniques to engage students and enhance learning
- Manage the ELD Identification and Redesignation, PPF Monitoring, and Monitoring 1 and 2 processes to ensure that all multilingual learners are assigned appropriate interventions and supports
- Coordinate, lead and administer the WIDA screener and ACCESS test
- Develop colleagues on best practices for ELD students, by:
- Observing classrooms and providing feedback to colleagues on best practices for language acquisition and around culturally responsive classroom practices
- Providing and monitoring District required training for Year 1 and Year 2 teachers
- Designing and delivering professional development sessions that develop colleagues in the effective use of language acquisition strategies across content areas
- Develop meaningful, appropriate relationships with students
- Develop and utilize relevant assessments to measure student academic growth
- Develop relationships with parents/guardians and other CHSC employees to support fulfillment of mission and student success
- Consistently support school policies and expectations in classroom
- Keep accurate and complete records for each student as required by CHSC and the school district
- Attend required professional development workshops, read required readings and apply the acquired principles/strategies in the classroom
- Develop the ability to start each day as a new day with each student by seeing the strengths of the student’s character rather than seeing the behaviors
- Practice the school values and follow the policies and practices of CHSC
- Work alongside school administration to maintain a school environment that celebrates cultural pluralism
- Identify school-level trends in strengths and growth areas as they relate to ELD student support
- Manage the school-wide ELD data cycle
- Other assigned responsibilities to serve the emerging needs of our ELD students
- Other duties as assigned by the School Leadership Team
Work hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with occasional evening commitments for school events.
- Colorado Educator License with a state endorsement in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE)
- Exhibit cultural competence and work with a student centered lens
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport quickly, facilitating positive relationships across a wide range of constituencies
- Critical, strategic thinking and the capacity to manage multiple priorities
- Permanent US work authorization
- Experience working with at-risk youth
- Experience working with young people who have struggled personally and academically in conventional school settings
The starting salary for this position is between $48,079 and $67,758, depending on education and experience. The maximum salary for this position is approximately $90,000. A comprehensive benefits package is included. Teachers are eligible for Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program.
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Colorado High School Charter is transforming the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve. CHSC ensures students’ personal and academic growth by creating tailored curricula, a supportive school environment, and community partnerships. We empower our students to succeed in life and positively contribute to their families and communities by offering them the freedom and resources to pursue a post-secondary path aligned with their individualized goals.
Colorado High School Charter is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and school needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state or local law. Colorado High School Charter believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our schools’ success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.