The Lower School Hebrew Teacher will provide instruction to students to guide them in their acquisition of the Hebrew language. Working with the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, the educator will design and implement highly engaging lessons that involve students in actively using and developing their language skills at age appropriate and developmentally appropriate levels. Using a variety of tools and resources, the educator will facilitate learning experiences that are tailored to the individual needs of each student and will assess student growth towards achieving proficiency in articulated learning goals at each level. The lower school Hebrew educator will foster a sense of belonging to the Jewish people and cultivate strong ties with Medinat Yisrael (the State of Israel) and Am Yisrael (the Jewish people).
Responsibilities and Duties
- Set high academic standards for every student in class while still adapting to the individual needs of each student.
- Prepare lesson plans in advance that teach core objectives and principles based on the LGI’s (learning goal indicators) for each grade and level.
- Daily integrate all four language skills (listening comprehension, speaking, reading, writing) into classroom activities and assignments.
- Teach the rules of grammar and other nuances of the Hebrew language.
- Track and report performance data to determine where changes need to be made and which strategies and methods are working.
- Assess students’ abilities by applying the four skills and ensure that students are indeed progressing toward the goal of Hebrew proficiency.
- Utilize pre assessments to gauge student prerequisite skills and inform instruction.
- Use formative assessments to evaluate student progress towards proficiency in the LGIs.
- Contribute to and participate in grade-level, division, and department-wide programming.
- Attend special events held by the school and engage with students and/or parents in an appropriate, friendly way.
- Attend work a maximum of eight working days prior to the commencement of classes and two administrative days following the conclusion of the spring semester of the school year.
- Participate in the ongoing curriculum development of the school and attend all teacher meetings.
- Communicate with the parents of each student on a regular basis.
- Prepare and present regular oral and written reports to parents concerning their child’s education and welfare.
- Maintain student and family confidentially both on and off campus.
- Perform other duties as may be deemed necessary for the efficient operation of the department and school such as lunch duties, carpools, clubs, etc.
- It is essential for the Employee to arrive on time to work every scheduled workday. It is essential for the Employee to maintain good attendance and give ample notice, when possible when the Employee will be absent. It is essential for Employees to speak to co-workers with respect and to follow all of the requirements and expectations in the Employee Handbook.
The Lower School Hebrew Teacher must have a CAJE teaching certificate in Hebrew Language, a bachelor’s degree or higher, and the ability to teach all grades and levels of Lower School Hebrew. The candidate must have two years of experience teaching Hebrew. They must be proficient in the use of instructional technology and online textbooks, speak fluent Hebrew, build teaching units on a variety of topics in sequence order, and be able to differentiate the instruction to meet the individual needs of their students. Salary based on experience.
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