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Dual Immersion Teacher
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Dual Immersion Teacher. Teach Portuguese literacy & UT core math & science to elem students in Portuguese lang. Develop individual ed plan for each student; develop lesson plans; create active Portuguese lang learning env; participate in professional development for dual immersion strategies; maintain student records; work w/parents. Physical place of employment is Sterling Elementary, 135 S. 7th Street, Tooele, UT 84074. Reqs: Bachelors in Education, Teaching or similar; UT State teaching license or eligible to enroll in UT alt route to licensure; minimum Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) score of Advanced Mid in Portuguese; OPI score of Advanced Mid in English or US univ degree; proven ability to promote, facilitate active Portuguese lang learning env. Send resume to Christina Aragon, Tooele School District, 92 Lodestone Way, Tooele, UT 84074.


Junior High Portuguese Dual Immersion Teacher – 7th Grade

Position Purpose: Under the direction of the school principal, the Portuguese Dual Immersion Teacher is responsible for the education of assigned students and will create a flexible program and class environment favorable for learning and personal growth. The teacher will teach Portuguese literacy skills and identified content subjects to students through the exclusive use of the Portuguese language and using the Utah Foreign Language Dual Immersion Model. Professional relations will be developed and maintained with other staff and parents.

Essential Functions: Regular attendance and timeliness is an essential job function to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.

Provides learning experiences and teaches lessons to meet objectives by following the approved curriculum map provided by the District and the Utah Dual Language Immersion consortium, which follows the Utah State Core Curriculum.
Teaches assigned courses exclusively using the Portuguese language for the purpose of creating fluency in foreign language while teaching basic elementary subjects in a dual immersion setting.
Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
Facilitates active learning experiences fluently in Portuguese for the purpose of engaging learners at the optimum level. Immerses students in the Portuguese language, literature, and culture while teaching assigned core subjects for the purpose of maximizing the language learning experience.
Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed including response to interventions.
Instructs students in the principles of responsible citizenship and other subject matters specified in applicable laws, as well as administrative regulations and procedures of the school system.
Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learning of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and school district policies and establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
Coordinates with other elementary professional staff members, especially within grade level, to evaluate and assess curriculum, and participates in faculty meetings and committees. Participates in the PLC, Professional Learning Community, program.
Uses appropriate books, instructional aids, other supplies, equipment and maintains inventory records.
Supervises students in activities that take place out of the classroom during the school day, including activities involving school transportation.
Administers standardized tests in accordance with District testing programs.

Additional Duties

Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Uses standard and current electronics, technology and equipment such as personal computers, printer, LCD, Smartboard, document camera, voice enhancement equipment, etc.

Work Environment: Works in classroom and school building environments.

Travel Requirements
7th grade DLI teachers may be shared between schools and required to travel. Travel to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles.
Knowledge of elementary school curriculum and concepts.
Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
Ability to organize and coordinate work.
Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work


Applicants must have an Active Utah teaching license in Elementary Education or Secondary Education or have the ability to obtain a current Utah teaching license in Elementary Education or Secondary Education as outlined by the guidelines of the Utah State Board of Education. Also, applicants must have or be eligible to obtain a World Language Endorsement for Portuguese AND a Dual Immersion Endorsement.

USBE License Level: Acceptance to ARL, Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3.
Note for Teachers licensed outside of Utah: Reciprocity with other states regarding licensure is not guaranteed and is contingent on fulfilling minimum license and endorsement requirements for Utah. For more information about obtaining a Utah license go to https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/licensing/earning

Language Skills: Must be fluent in Portuguese and English


Bachelors from an accredited college or university in Elementary or Secondary Education or related discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
Masters Degree in related area preferred.

Successful prior teaching or student teaching experience for the appropriate grade levels a plus.

Application Procedure:
Apply online

FLSA Status: Exempt

Full time, 187 days, paid over 12 months
Certified Salary Schedule
Benefit Eligible
8 days sick leave and 4 personal leave days per fiscal year


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