Job: Arabic Teacher Secondary

Title Arabic Teacher Secondary
Categories Full Time, Irving Secondary
Job Information

 


Position: Foreign Language Teacher (Arabic)

Department: Faculty

Reports to: Principal

Location: Manara Leadership Academy

Hours: 7:15 am – 4:30 pm

FLSA Status: Exempt


Days Worked:    187


Summary

Provide students with appropriate educational activities and experiences focusing on leadership using Project-Based instruction. Manara place emphasis on developing the whole student (intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth) and providing the necessary skillsets to be a productive member of society.

Design Overview

Manara Leadership Academy uses the Expeditionary Learning model that emphasizes high achievement through active learning, character growth, and teamwork. The five Expeditionary Learning core practices—learning expeditions, active pedagogy, school culture and character, leadership and school improvement, and structures—work in concert and support one another to promote high achievement. Rigorous investigation of deep content, the creation of authentic products for an authentic audience, and effective instructional practices character growth and teamwork. What follows are brief descriptions of the core practices, and then the job responsibilities associated with each. Job requirements specific to each position are listed at the end of the document.

Learning Expeditions

In Expeditionary Learning schools learning expeditions are the primary way of organizing curriculum. Learning expeditions feature linked projects that require students to construct deep understandings and skills and to create products for real audiences.

Active Pedagogy

Teaching and learning are active and engaging in Expeditionary Learning classrooms. Effective instructional practices promote equity and high expectations: they make the content of expeditions come alive, ensure that all students think and participate, and allow the teacher to know all students and their thinking well. Knowledge of each student’s level of understanding and participation leads teachers to differentiate instruction.

Culture and Character

An Expeditionary Learning school culture is developed and sustained through practices that bring the community together, promote shared understandings, and encourage all community members to become crew, not passengers. Physical and emotional safety, respect and courtesy, and a disciplined environment characterize the climate in an Expeditionary Learning school. Classrooms are managed through the practices of the Discovery Program and measured using the Habits of Work. Teachers foster student character through challenging academic work, service, and the expectation that students are courteous, respectful, and compassionate. School leaders, teachers, and staff in Expeditionary Learning schools are members of a community of learners. Professionals work together to share expertise, improve the school’s program, build background knowledge in their disciplines, and model collaborative learning for students. Staff culture is characterized by a respectful collegiality where teachers resist judgment and blame, and support each other in improving practice.

Leadership and School Improvement

Leaders in Expeditionary Learning schools create a professional community that focuses on curriculum and instruction as the primary vehicles for improving student achievement and school culture. Teachers and school leaders in Expeditionary Learning schools collect data to understand student achievement, assess teaching practices, and make informed decisions about instruction.

Structures

In Expeditionary Learning schools the schedule and calendar serves instructional and curricular priorities. While each schedule is unique to a school and its constraints, there are key features that all Expeditionary Learning school schedules have in common: lengthened periods of class time, opportunities for integration of the disciplines, and common professional development time for teachers. The schedule accommodates project work, fieldwork, service learning, and flexible groupings of students. Time is scheduled during the school year and summer for whole-school professional development and collaboration across grade levels and subject areas. The calendar allows adequate time for orientation, intensives and related travel opportunities.

TEACHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teaches skills and knowledge in foreign language instruction to secondary pupils, utilizing course of study adopted by the Board of Education and other appropriate learning activities. Foreign language teacher (Arabic) teach aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.
  • Instructs pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
  • Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with the basic instructional philosophy.
  • Provides learning experiences which develop the basic communication skills.
  • Provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
  • Develops pupil understanding and appreciation of culture of countries where foreign language is spoken.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.
  • Evaluates each pupil’s progress in aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing the foreign language in relationship to the level being taught.
  • Selects and requisitions books, instructional aids, and instructional supplies and maintains required inventory records.
  • Communicates with parents on pupil progress.
  • Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
  • Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned work day.
  • Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.
  • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
  • Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and/or in self-selected professional growth activities.
  • Participates cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to develop the method by which he/she will be evaluated in conformance with district guidelines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must:

  • Meet “Highly Qualified” criteria per NCLB
  • Texas Certification
  • Maintain an unyielding commitment to students’ learning: No limits, no excuses
  • Boast an unfailing sense of humor
  • Love deep content
  • Be determine to reflect and improve instructional practice
  • Appreciate child developmental needs and different learning styles
  • Thrive in a diverse, intellectually challenging, startup environment

Ideal candidates will:

  • Have successful experience working in nontraditional school environments
  • Demonstrates facility developing project-based curriculum
  • Hold an advanced degree in Education or specialty field (Arabic)

 

 

COMPENSATION AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical Benefits
  • TRS Benefits
  • Performance Bonuses
  • Weekly Professional Development
  • Annual evaluations of teaching performance are performed by Manara Academy’s Director of Education and Principal of the school.

 

This job description has been reviewed with me and I fully understand the requirements. I am able to perform the essential functions of this job.

Employee’s Signature:                                                                              Date: _________________

Supervisor/Witness:                                                                              Date: _________________

 

Manara Academy provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Manara Academy complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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