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Minnetonka Public Schools in Minnesota is seeking qualified teacher candidates for the 2014-15 school year for our Grade 7-8 Chinese Immersion Program. Interested candidates please review the criteria below and apply online.

1. Minnesota 5-8, 5-12 or 7-12 Social Studies Teaching License preferred or must qualify for a Minnesota teaching license.
2. Native or near native fluency in Mandarin Chinese. (we use the InterviewIQ language assessment tool and require an "Superior" rating under the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines).

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Demonstrate native or near native fluency in Mandarin Chinese. ("Superior" rating under the ACTFL Proficiency Guildelines).
2. Demonstrate English Language proficiency to allow communication with parents.
3. Demonstrate successful experience in Total Physical Response (TPR) methdology for teaching in an immersion program.
4. Develop lesson plans and instructional materials and provide individualized and small group instruction to adapt the District approved curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
5. Translate lesson plans into developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
6. Establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
7. Evaluate pupils' academic and social growth, keep appropriate records in a timely fashion prepare progress reports.
8. Identify pupil needs and make appropriate referrals and develop strategies for individual education plans.
9. Maintain a professional day, as defined by building/and contract.
10. Communicate regularly with parents outside normal classroom day by means of Schoology, newsletters, phone calls, e-mails, conferences, etc.
11. Work in a supportive and collaborative manner with colleagues and supervisors.
12. Maintain and improve professional skills by participating in building and department meetings, formal coursework, workshops, and seminars in an effort to stay current with best teaching practices.
13. Participate in a professional learning community on a regular basis.
14. Integration of technology into instruction.
15. Perform other duties of a similar nature or level.

Submitted by Sandy Souba