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To accelerate the learning or acquisition of English and the academic content of mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies in order to meet passing classroom expectations, passing SOL scores and graduation requirements and to provide cross-cultural information about the American school system to ELL parents, children, and extended families.
Education & work experience requirements
- Must be eligible to receive K-12 MDE License in ESL
- Demonstrated ability to work with ESL populations in K-12 setting.
To assess all ELL students K-12 for ELL Program eligibility utilizing the approved industry recognized ELL screening instruments such as the Pre-LAS & LAS (Language Acquisition Skills Test).
To implement all the procedures of the ELL Program as prescribed by the Minnesota Department of Education.
To serve as a liaison between the ELL student, his/her family and the school, especially with respect to cultural and language differences, and providing cross-cultural information to all parties that foster positive relationships.
To provide rigorous and appropriate instruction to ELL students that supports the acceleration of English and appropriate academic content and is aligned with the SOLs and Wise County Public Schools Division’s curriculum guides.
To provide on-going staff development as is necessary and/or requested on the second language acquisition and acculturation processes, sheltered instruction, the latest research, and most effective practices in teaching English language learners.
To participate in intra-school staff development opportunities that enhances the knowledge of the mainstream curriculum and issues in order to know how those relate to ELL and how to adapt or incorporate them into ELL Instruction.