Latin School of Chicago seeks a creative and innovative Upper School Spanish teacher who is passionate about languages and cultures and committed to connecting with and supporting students. Strong candidates will be well-versed in proficiency-based instruction and educational technology, and have demonstrated a commitment to inclusivity, collaboration, and professionalism. This is a part time, benefits eligible position.
The ideal candidate will:
Have native or near native fluency in Spanish.
Have the ability to teach all levels of Spanish, Novice to Advanced
Have significant experience living or working in the Spanish speaking world.
Have at least 1 year of teaching experience, preferably at the high school level.
Use the ACTFL Can-Do Statements along with the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines to structure and assess student learning.
Demonstrate interest in or experience using standards-based grading.
Create lessons and units drawing from authentic materials and grounded in Backward Design.
Expectations for all faculty include:
Teach 2 classes per semester
May serve as an advisor to 8-10 students
Attend weekly required meetings (division, department, language cohort, all-school)
Participate in an experiential learning Project Week (second week of March)
Work closely with the department chair and Division Director to design lesson plans and curriculum that is responsive to student needs.
Write student narratives two times a year.
Engage in professional development in line with department goals and philosophy.
Interested candidates should apply via the application found on Latin’s website. Candidates need to complete the online application and submit a letter of interest and CV including 2-3 referencesby using the link below:
3) Modes of communication targeted in each activity
4) Use of student groups: differentiation or extension opportunities
5) Use of technology
6) Assessment: How do you know if the students are achieving the learning objectives during the course of the lesson?
7) Reflection: How will you discuss with students how the lesson went? How did they perform? Next steps for them?
Latin School embraces diversity of people, cultures, and ideas and is an equal opportunity employer. No phone inquiries, please.
About Latin School of Chicago
Since 1888, Latin has been committed to academic excellence in an environment that creates a life-long love of learning and supports students as they pursue their passions. Our school is home to students from throughout the city and suburbs and we value the variety of experiences that they bring to our learning environment. “Of Chicago” is more than a part of our school’s name – those words help to define the school itself.