Monthly Archives: September 2015

Dearborn Park International – 1.0 FTE 1st Grade Spanish Immersion


A classroom teacher fosters and enhances an effective learning environment; facilitates the development or revision of curriculum and instructional materials; establishes learning objectives and standards based upon general District guidelines; provides instruction; counsels, disciplines, and supervises to meet the individual needs of assigned students, and evaluates student performance and progress.

    1. Fosters an educational environment conducive to the learning and maturation process of assigned students; plans an instructional program designed to meet individual student needs and whole groups which may include at risk or special needs youth; prepares lesson plans.
    2. Uses necessary and appropriate instructional methods and materials, which are suited to the well-being of the students and to the nature of the learning activities, program and/or curriculum involved; implements established program or curriculum objectives; attends in-service training and continues to improve professional growth through study and experimentation to remain current in methods and techniques for instruction.
    3. Establishes and implements, in a positive and supportive manner, classroom policies and procedures governing student behavior and conduct; provides guidance, counseling, and discipline to encourage students to meet standards of achievement and conduct; makes referrals for assistance where appropriate.
    4. Confers with students, parents or guardians, and other staff, maintaining an open positive relationship as appropriate to provide guidance and evaluation, and to encourage student achievement.
    5. Establishes classroom goals and objectives, in conformation with courses of study specified by State and School District statutes, regulations and guidelines; evaluates and records student progress; prepares reports for parents or guardians.
    6. Collects and interprets a variety of data; provides reports for administrative purposes.
    7. Directs the activities of assigned non-certificated personnel.
    8. Attends or participates in all required staff meetings and other activities deemed necessary by the District and/or building principal, in order to accomplish the objectives of the position and for professional achievement.

For more information and to apply, click here.

OSPI Announces iGrants for Dual Language Programs

“In the 2015 legislative session through ESSB 6052 Sec 501(36), state legislators made funds available to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to implement a K–12 dual language expansion grant program. The purpose of the grant program is to build and expand well-implemented, sustainable dual language programs as well as to create a state-level infrastructure dedicated to dual language instruction.

“Grants will be awarded to pairs of school districts for periods of two years. Grantees will include districts with the desire to implement new dual language programs. Mentor districts will receive grant funding to support the districts with new dual language programs with implementation and must have a plan for expanding their own dual language programs.

“Grant funds may be used for professional development, supplemental materials, training, administrative staffing of the program, site visits, recruiting bilingual teachers and instructional aides, program evaluation, and coaching.”

For details of the grant funding and application process, read the complete OSPI Bulletin.  The deadline for districts to submit the iGrant application is October 5, 2015.