Location: Gardner, MA Category: Professional (Staff Member) Posted On: Wed Jun 6 2018 Job Description:
General Statement of Duties
Instructors must possess an understanding of current theories and principles of second language acquisition and the ability to apply this knowledge to promote English language development. Instructors utilize real life topics and themes to teach the intricacies of the English language to diverse, multicultural students. They will work cooperatively with site advisors and administration to ensure students make appropriate academic and social progress, while preparing students for career and academic advanced within identified regional priority industries.
Examples of Responsibilities (Not intended to be an exhaustive list)
Provide academic instruction in the core ESOL areas of speaking, listening, reading, writing, and mathematics.
Incorporate lessons and themes that address the components of language (sounds, vocabulary, syntax, communicative contexts and purposes and language awareness) to develop English language proficiency.
Design instruction around thematic units that are relevant to learners' lives and that integrate multiple benchmarks within different language skills and contexts of use.
Use task-based language learning activities that require learners to use authentic, unscripted language to complete tasks that resemble real-life problems or situations encountered by the learners outside of the classroom.
Collaborate with team members to develop and monitor instructional action plans. Review available student data prior to delivering instruction to ensure effective instructional planning.
Submit selected student artifacts and instructional materials (lessons, units, assignments, etc.) demonstrating effective instruction and student learning to the online portfolio system.
Conduct diagnostic assessments to inform initial academic planning
Conduct formative and summative assessment to measure student learning.
Complete student progress reports twice per academic year.
Participate in student progress team meetings with colleagues (administration, advisors, instructors, etc.).
Implement evidence-based instructional practices within their classroom.
Effectively utilize technology to enhance student learning and increase student progress. All ESOL instructors must use Google Classroom, Google Applications for Education, and Newsela, to enhance the delivery of academic content and digital literacy skills amongst their students.
Engage in common planning time with peers offering the opportunity for a collegial exchange of ideas and the development of creative and engaging lessons.
Work cooperatively with administrative staff to ensure curriculum is aligned with the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education, the English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education, and the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for ESOL.
Arrive on site at least ten minutes prior to the beginning of class and stay until class is scheduled to end.
Participate in at least twelve hours of professional development activities aligned to personal and programmatic goals and initiatives.
Instructors with less than one year experience in adult education must attend DESE sponsored "New Staff Orientation" as conducted by the Statewide professional development system within one year of employment start date.
Participate in the annual instructor effectiveness evaluation program designed to identify areas of professional strength and areas of growth in the employees professional practice.
Participate in annual performance review with direct supervisor and/or designee including any or all of the following: (1) short mini-observations (2) Formal classroom observations (3) Formal review process as dictated by the Office of Human Resources and the MCCC contract.
Maintain electronic copies of lessons plans aligned to the program's curriculum and the appropriate standards (national, state, academic, content, career, etc.)
Attend all program wide meetings as scheduled by the program or his/her designee.
Participate in regularly scheduled curriculum development and program improvement activities as assigned by the Assistant Dean or his/her designee.
Work in collaboration with program on implementing multi-year strategic plan aligned to WIOA, State, and Local priorities.
Work cooperatively with educational and career advisors to assist each enrolled student in the development of a comprehensive education and career plan that includes education and training opportunities along regionally identified career pathways.
Collaborate with program administration to develop and implement an annual professional development plan approved by the program director and linked to the multi-year strategic plan.
Collaborate with program educational and career advisors to deliver classroom lessons and activities around college and career readiness and digital literacy. Assist advisors in the alignment of these lessons to academic and content standards.
Collaborate with regional partners to ensure access to education and training opportunities to enhance employability and student success.
Other Duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Education or related field required
Computer Literacy Skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Previous classroom experience preferred
Previous Experience working with adult learners preferred.
Salary:$ 28.29 per hour Grant Funded Employee Status: Part Time Benefits: No Hours per Week: not to exceed 18
Mount Wachusett Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Internal Number: 98636
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We are an innovative institution for teaching and learning excellence. Students and faculty are at the center of everything we do. If you are looking for the opportunity to come to work every day and help students achieve their dreams, Mount Wachusett Community College is the place for you. Our faculty, staff, and administration forge the direction of the college together - from governance to defining our mission. We understand that for our institution to remain relevant we must continually examine and refine the ways we serve our students. We strive to create an environment where students, faculty and staff feel comfortable and where new ideas and perspectives are encouraged and rewarded. We respect and honor our differences and make them work toward the advantage of all. The college is committed to attracting the best faculty and staff for our students, regardless of race, color, religious creed, age, physical or mental disability, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status. About the College Mount Wachusett Community College is an accredited, public two-year institution serving 29 cities and towns in North Central ...Massachusetts. The picturesque269-acre main campus is located in Gardner, Massachusetts; satellite sites are located in Leominster, Fitchburg, and Devens. The college offers over 45 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as adult basic education and high school equivalency programs, education and training for business and industry, and noncredit professional and personal enrichment programs. MWCC is on the forefront of state and national civic engagement and service learning initiatives and is nationally recognized as a veteran- friendly school. MWCC is in the process of constructing a $42 million science and technology building to support growing STEM programs. The college community enjoys many resources including the East Wing Art Gallery; the 555-seat Theatre at the Mount which hosts a variety of productions annually; the Fitness and Wellness Center, which offers a wide assortment of fitness classes, exercise equipment and an Olympic-size swimming pool; a complete library with access to thousands of on-line publications and data bases, as well as electronic classrooms. In addition, through its membership in the CWMARS regional library system, access is available to all other public and academic libraries in the region. Our Green Commitment In addition, if sustainability is important to you, Mount Wachusett Community College offers the chance to work at one of the greenest colleges in the nation. We are the largest greenhouse gas reducer of any Massachusetts state college, university, or agency, as recognized by the 2011 Leading By Example Award from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We have also been nationally recognized with a Climate Leadership Award from Second Nature, the supporting organization of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, and several other organizations. Our Gardner campus features two 1.65 MW Vestas V82 wind turbines that are propelling us to near-carbon neutrality for campus operations. With the college's biomass and solar technologies incorporated into the mix, coupled with significant efficiency improvements, MWCC generates nearly all of its energy on-site to operate as a near-zero net energy campus. About our benefitsOur full-time faculty and staff enjoy a liberal benefits package, including generous retirement plans, eleven health insurance options, dental care, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. In addition, we offer a tuition remission program which provides education benefits at Massachusetts state colleges, community colleges, and University of Massachusetts Colleges for full-time employees, their spouses and dependent children. Education and lifelong learning are valued here. Additionally, sabbatical opportunities and other professional development opportunities are possible. About the regionMount Wachusett Community College is located a few hours from the stunning beaches of the Cape Cod National Seashore, an hour's drive from the cultural attractions and big city lights of Boston, and forty-minutes from the county seat of Worcester, with museums, a thriving restaurant scene, and excellent amenities. A wide variety of state and national parks, including the Appalachian Trail, the White Mountains, the Berkshires and the Green Mountains are all a day-trip away. The best that New England has to offer is here: quaint villages, bustling cities, and beautiful vistas. 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