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Teacher, ECFE - Bilingual Hmong, Somali or Spanish preferred - Early Childhood Prog 1 (2021 - 2022)

Date: Aug 29, 2021

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Company: Minneapolis Public Schools

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Job Title: Teacher, ECFE - Bilingual Hmong, Somali or Spanish preferred - Early Childhood Prog 1 (2021 - 2022)  and Requisition ID number: 76970

Close Date:  No established closing date;  open until filled

Organizational Unit:  Early Childhood Education Program 1 (10000021) 

Site:  Davis Center (0001) 

FTE 1.0 FTE; 39 weeks; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union:  Teachers(04) 

Functional Area:  Teaching 

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.

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Bilingual Hmong, Somali or Spanish preferred

 

FUNCTION

Early Childhood teachers in ECFE are responsible for creating and implementing lesson plans based on Early Childhood Indicators of Progress, integration with family education and best practices in early childhood.  The Early Childhood teacher creates a learning environment and facilitates learning that is developmentally appropriate, respectful and inclusive.  

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bilingual in English and Somali or Hmong or Spanish preferred

  • Valid MN teaching license required in Birth-Kindergarten

  • Demonstrate knowledge of anti-racist teaching

  • Demonstrate unwavering commitment to anti-racist teaching

  • Experience in urban, multicultural education 

  • Knowledge of, and experience with, cultural differences and students learning English as a second language

  • Knowledge of, and experience with, the process of acculturation to American society

  • Experience providing early childhood education in multiple environments such as home visiting, PreK-12 schools, partnerships, hospitals, and clinics

  • Knowledge and understanding of the needs of families and children

  • Demonstrate continued professional development through course work, research, peer collaboration and job-embedded staff development

  • Working knowledge of the Early Childhood Indicators of Progress Birth-2 and 3-5 years, classroom management techniques, current research on best practices and strategies, as well as students’ learning styles and needs, both academic and affective

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Develop lesson plans integrating Early Childhood & Family Education content

  • Create learning environments that are safe & respectful supporting racial, linguistic, gender & ability identities 

  • Select, adapt and individualize materials appropriate for diverse student populations and skill levels

  • Teach students the required curricula using strategies that foster thinking, reasoning and problem solving through play-based approach

  • Teach in a variety of settings such as home visits, PreK-12 schools, partnerships etc.

  • Establish developmentally appropriate instructional and behavioral expectations for students and effectively communicate them to students and their families

  • Collaborate and communicate regularly with families in making educational decisions and use family and community resources to support learning

  • Create and maintain a positive & supportive relationship honoring the racial, religious/spiritual, gender, sexual orientation, cultural, linguistic, and varying ability needs with all members of the ECE staff and families 

  • Assess students’ developmental, cognitive and social needs using GOLD® and provide developmentally appropriate instruction to meet those needs

  • Regularly assess student learning by using a variety of formal and informal assessment strategies

  • Facilitate positive interactions between students and teachers, students and peers, and students and other adults

  • Model learning and behavior consistent with the expectations for students

  • Always keep the students’ needs and rights first and foremost in any educational decision-making

  • Provide direction and classroom supervision of support staff

  • Acquire knowledge of the goals of the Minneapolis Public School Early Childhood Strategic Plan.  Work to support and achieve those goals

  • Assess own instructional effectiveness through District SOEI and the Professional Development Process (PDP)

  • Collaborate with peers to develop, plan and implement best practices based on the needs/abilities of the students

  • Utilize digital programs including but not limited to Microsoft Outlook, Teams, Google Drive, Google Meet, Promethean Board, and SharePoint

  • Travel between sites required

  • Evening and Saturday work required

 

The candidate selected for this role will be required to provide a passing proficient score on the ACTFL language assessment through www.languagetesting.com . The initial testing fee range from $70 -$140 payable by the candidate.

 

 

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Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee.  Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.
 
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:
 
Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.

 

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | [No Established Closing Date]  | Early Childhood Education Program 1 (10000021)  | Davis Center (0001)  | Teaching
 


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