Coordinator - String Theory Schools
Position: Coordinator
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: ELL Coordinator
Job Location: 1197 Haworth St. Philadelphia, PA 19124
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: String Theory Schools
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Telephone: 215-334-4000
Job Description:

ELL Coordinator
The Philadelphia Charter School for Arts & Sciences seeks a full-time ELL Coordinator to join the team at our neighborhood campus located at 1197 Haworth St.  At Arts & Sciences, students in grades K-8 engage in a unique educational program designed to grow the next generation of creative leaders, and where students focus on the arts and sciences as major subjects alongside a technology-infused, standards-driven academic curriculum. Our teachers are creative, passionate, professional educators that believe every student has specific intelligences that must be nurtured and that all students should have an equal opportunity to achieve their own innate potential. 

  • Coordinate and administer all aspects of the English Language Learner (ELL) program; including entrance and exit criteria and monitoring
  • Advocate for the needs of ELL with teachers and leaders
  • Collaborate with school leaders and ELL Coordinators across String Theory schools
  • Coordinate and administer the WAPT and WIDA ACCESS
  • Ensuring compliance with state and federal mandates for ELL students 
  • Provide and Teach language instruction to English Learners in a inclusive setting using a variety of instructional strategies; including schedules for all ELL staff according to service level of test results
  • Provide professional learning for colleagues specific to the needs of ELL students
  • Understand developmental levels of scholars and appropriately differentiate instruction
  • Understand and use variety of data and data sources for lesson planning
  • Modify and adapt lesson plans to meet the needs of all ELL students 
  • Align instruction with Common Core Standards and String Theory School’s Curriculum
  • Integrate public policy into coursework
  • Monitor student language progress 
  • Build relationships within school community e.g. parents, guardians, community stakeholders
  • Actively participate in professional learning
  • Keep current on trends, legislation and developments related to English learners
  • Any other directives and responsibilities given by administration
  • Master’s degree in TESOL, Linguistics or related field
  • Five or more years of classroom experience
  • Working knowledge of WIDA ELD standards in order to differentiate instruction
  • Experience working in an effective inclusion and/or co-teaching environment 
  • Evidence of student growth and student achievement
  • Understanding of best practices in classroom instruction
  • Experience facilitating teams and large group professional learning
  • Ability to use data to improve instruction
String Theory Schools teaching candidates:
  • are passionate about creative arts and sciences
  • are undaunted by urban challenges and dynamic change
  • value multi-disciplinary collaboration
  • know technology can transform learning experiences
  • apply feedback and constructive criticism with grace
  • understand that hard work and fun are not mutually exclusive
  • accept responsibility for student growth
  • not only think outside the box, but can find compelling reasons why the box isn’t necessary
  • Access to consistent coaching in instruction and technology integration
  • Access to best-in-class technology resources and a physical framework designed with innovative learning in mind
  • Excellent health benefits (for both you and your family), retirement benefits, and more!
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