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Openings >> 2014 Summer ProjectJump Start ESL TchrsRB 13-125
2014 Summer ProjectJump Start ESL TchrsRB 13-125
Title:2014 Summer ProjectJump Start ESL TchrsRB 13-125
Department:Multilingual Education
Location:School Location

RECRUITMENT BULLETIN #13-125                        2014 SUMMER PROGRAM
APRIL 23, 2014                                                               TITLE III - PROJECT JUMP START
                                                                                          ESL TEACHERS - FULL DAYS
                                                                                          GRADES K - 12

The Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Pamela C. Brown, Ed.D. is interested in receiving applications
from qualified candidates for teaching positions at the following Schools: 

Location:              #45 International School

Full day classes to be held:        July 8 – August 1, 2014 from 7:50 am to 2:30 pm

Candidates must complete an application form available on the District website,
Applications successfully received will generate a confirmation email to the account listed on the application.  If you do not receive a confirmation email, we cannot guarantee that your application was received.  You must submit an application until you receive a confirmation email.

Candidates must be New York State or Buffalo certified in ESL. Priority will be given to qualified permanent/tenured/probationary/temporary Buffalo Public School teachers, currently assigned and teaching ESL, grades K-12, in the Buffalo Public Schools.
To assist newly arrived Limited English Proficient (LEP) students with pre-literacy skills, fundamental literacy development, basic academics and school acculturation in preparation for September. The program will provide service to LEP/ELL students who arrived in the 2013-2014 school year or who are at the beginning level of English proficiency, and who need additional support to prepare them for the upcoming school year.
Position requires the planning, organization, and implementation of the appropriate instructional program to address the learning needs of the students; to guide and encourage students to develop and fulfill their potential in both curricular and extracurricular activities.


  • Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences.
  • Develop lesson plans.
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
  • Prepare classroom for class activities.
  • Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.
  • Identify and utilize different instructional resources and methods to support the learning needs of students at varying levels of progress.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
  • Provide for the care and protection of school property.
  • Use relevant technology to support instruction.
  • Observe and evaluate student performance and development.
  • Assign and grade class work, homework, tests, and assignments as appropriate.
  • Provide appropriate feedback on student work.
  • Monitor and encourage individual student progress.
  • Provide guidance to students which will promote educational development.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of student progress and development.
  • Update records accurately and completely as required by laws and district policies.
  • Prepare required reports on students and activities.
  • Manage student behavior and maintain discipline by establishing classroom rules and procedures and enforcing classroom, school, and district rules and procedures.
  • Participate in department, school, and district meetings and professional development activities as appropriate.
  • Stay current with most recent developments in appropriate subject area as initiated by the school or district.
  • Cooperate with and participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the total school program.
  • Foster and maintain effective communication with parents and/or guardians.
  • Perform other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Principal or other appropriate administrator
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, stand and reach with hands and arms, stoop or kneel, and crouch. Duties may involve risk resulting from attending to students’ behavioral needs.

  • Physically capable of frequently lifting or moving up to 40 pounds;
  • Sufficiently mobile to ensure the safety of students;
  • Specific vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus;
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time;
  • Manual dexterity for the purpose of using a telephone and data entry;
  • Read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids;
  • Hear and understand speech at normal levels and on the telephone; and
  • Speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in person and on the telephone.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment. Duties may be conducted in work-related community settings and/or occasionally performed on study trips away from the school.

PLEASE NOTE:               
Three paid Teacher Orientation Sessions will be scheduled in June 2014. Each session will last 2 hours and will be held after school. Chosen candidates are encouraged to attend. Also, a paid teacher preparation session is scheduled for July 7, 2014 (3 hour session). Chosen candidates are encouraged to attend.
Please review the dates carefully. For the benefit of the students and continuity of the program, teachers are expected to serve the full term of the program. If you cannot commit to the entire program, you may apply to work as a replacement teacher for absent teachers.
Appointment will be made by the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent following assessment of ESL teaching experience, seniority, training, credentials and evaluation of service.  Interviews shall be scheduled where appropriate.

SALARY:                         Teacher rate based on BTF contract.
FUND #:                        Pending Funding
FOR FILING:                       MAY 7, 2014



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