Pre-K thru Elementary, Middle/Junior High thru High School
4 Year Degree
The Sioux Falls School District is in search of additional teachers for the Spanish Immersion Program at the high school, middle school, and elementary level. In all, the Sioux Falls School District serves over 24,000 students in 23 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 5 high schools. Students in the Spanish Immersion Program began their Spanish language instruction in Kindergarten and continue learning in Spanish through high school. The Spanish Immersion Program in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is widely popular and well-supported by the community.
Positions available - all taught in the Spanish Language:
1) High School Algebra I/Geometry
2) High School Speech
3) High School Biology/Physics
4) Middle School Spanish Language Arts
5) Elementary - 3rd Grade
6) Dual Immersion - 1st Grade
Essential Job Duties
Ability to Plan and Prepare Instructional Tasks
Plan instructional tasks that are meaningful and related to learning goals
Provide Instruction to Students
Implement District curriculum
Maintain a strong instructional focus utilizing the elements of effective instruction
Communicate a high level of expectation
Communicate clear learning goals to students
Adapt instruction to meet the needs of all students
Address various learning styles
Sequence content at an appropriate pace
Use appropriate level of questioning to promote understanding
Relate lesson content to prior and future learning
Require students to summarize information in written and/or verbal form
Appropriately recognize and reinforce individual student effort
Represent knowledge/information non-linguistically through a variety of methods
Organize students in cooperative or ability groups when appropriate
Require students to analyze and apply knowledge
Display enjoyment, humor, and enthusiasm for teaching and expect students to enjoy learning
Conduct ongoing assessments for learning
Provide Effective Classroom Environment
Establish appropriate classroom rules and procedures that are clearly understood by all students
Effectively and consistently enforce rules and follow procedures
Redirect students naturally and immediately without disrupting others
Be well-organized and have all materials, equipment, etc., ready for immediate use
Carry out smooth and effective transitions (e.g., from one activity to another, as students enter and leave the room)
Maximize time on purposeful instructional tasks
Begin and end class period with focus on learning
Establish a positive learning environment
Participate in Professional Growth Opportunities and Demonstrate Professionalism
Participate in ongoing professional growth
Participate in school/professional and/or community organizations or events
Complete routine assigned tasks and comply with District requirements
Promote the education profession
Communicate effectively and professionally with colleagues, parents and students
Conduct parent-teacher conferences in accordance with District policy
Follow District and building policies and procedures
Support of District goals
Report student progress to parents and students
Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in education, Math, English, Language Arts, Business, Civics, or related field.
Possess or be eligible for a SD teaching certificate, endorsed in the subject area of the assignment.
Native or near-native Spanish speaking, writing, and reading abilities.
Meet District Spanish language competency standards for oral and written proficiency established through objective means selected by the District and through lesson demonstration.
Experience and Skills Desired
Ability to share authentic-Spanish cultural experiences gained through personal experience living in a Spanish speaking country or location.
Previous Spanish Language Immersion program teaching experience.
Skills in human relations, leadership, and conflict management.
Knowledge of teaching techniques that meet the diverse needs of students.
Demonstrated skills in the use of technology to enhance student learning.
Additional Salary Information: Will Sponsor H1B petitions
About Sioux Falls School District
Sioux Falls Public Schools are widely recognized for accomplishments in student achievement and innovative educational strategies. We serve a diverse population of 24,000 students and we embrace the opportunity for all children to learn about the world's cultures from curriculum and through the shared experiences of their classmates.
The District includes 24 elementary schools, 5 middle schools and 5 high schools. Sioux Falls Public Schools offer a challenging and relevant curriculum with a highly-qualified and experienced staff. More than 63% of our 1,715 teachers hold a Master's degree or have attained even higher levels of certification.
Students in Sioux Falls Public Schools consistently score above state and national averages on standardized exams with many students recognized as National Merit Scholars, Advanced Placement Scholars and recipients of the Opportunity Scholarship from the state of South Dakota. The District also features gifted education, National Honor Society, state and nationally recognized academic teams, as well as a host of state and nationally recognized co-curricular programs.
Our teachers embed the 21st Century Skills of Problem Solving, Com...municating, Collaborating, Analytical Thinking, Creativity and Innovation and Finding and Evaluating Information into every lesson. Both new and veteran teachers are supported in their professional development by Instructional Coaches – the District’s top teachers who share their ideas and model lessons in the classroom.
Parents, businesses and community leaders are closely involved in the schools through shared decision-making initiatives and councils, PTA and the Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation.
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