TX: Middle School Spanish/ Linguistics Teacher - BASIS Jack Lewis Jr. [24-25 SY]
BASIS Jack Lewis Jr. is seeking a Middle School Spanish/ Linguistics Teacher to join our bright, passionate team for the 2024-2025 School Year!
We Are Nationally Ranked
BASIS Curriculum Schools have been consistently ranked among the best schools in the United States. It is a reflection of the quality of the BASIS Curriculum, dedication of our expert educators, and hard work of incredible students. Our schools offer students an education that prepares them according to the highest, most rigorous international standards.
Our teachers are part of one of the nation’s most collaborative and professional learning communities. All of our schools use the acclaimed BASIS Charter School Curriculum. At the same time, our teachers are given the autonomy and academic freedom to teach in the manner that suits them. They choose how best to create dynamic lessons that foster student enthusiasm for new ideas and high-level learning. They help guide students to reach their greatest potential while preparing them for the demands of higher education, a rewarding career, and global citizenship. BASIS Charter School teachers spend their time teaching engaged students and teaming up with fellow educators -- creating an intellectual, inspiring, supportive, and collegial school community.
The role of the English Subject Expert Teacher (SET) is to ensure the day-to-day exceptional education of students by preparing and facilitating subject specific lesson plans. Subject Expert Teachers implement the established BASIS Curriculum while tailoring specific topics to integrate their knowledge and passion for the subject.
SPANISH 1 COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This is a first-year Spanish course with equal emphasis on the three major modes of communication: interpretive (reading and listening), interpersonal (writing and speaking), and presentational (writing and speaking). Students will acquire knowledge in Spanish by continually increasing their vocabulary, grammar, and use of idiomatic expressions. Students will learn to write short sentences in the present tense on various topics. Students will describe, ask and answer questions, engage in simple conversations, and carry out simple realistic functions to communicate in the target language.
SPANISH 2 COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course builds on Spanish skills developed the previous year. Students will continue to acquire mastery of the four basic skills of language acquisition: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. They will continue to expand knowledge acquired by increasing their vocabulary, grammar, and use of idiomatic expressions. Aspects of Hispanic cultures will be explored by learning geography, culture, and history of the Spanish-speaking countries. Students will explore a variety of authentic resources from Spanish-speaking cultures and current events such as literary works, audio recordings, video clips from Spanish-speaking movies and television, songs, and news and magazine articles. Participation in conversational activities will be required.
SPANISH 3 COURSE DESCRIPTION:
In this course, students will improve their Spanish language skills. This class will be taught entirely in Spanish and encourage students to use the Spanish language at all times while in the class and with all classroom related activities. On a daily basis students will work with a variety of authentic materials and perform authentic tasks in the language which are intended to prepare them for further language studies and the AP Spanish Language & Culture course, should they choose to enroll in it.
LINGUISTICS COURSE DESCRIPTION:
In this course, students will learn linguistics, or the scientific study of language. Linguists use the scientific method to discover the underlying structure of language, similarities and differences between the world’s languages, and how language is created and processed by the human mind. Throughout the span of the course, students will investigate the structure of several world languages; however, the course will give particular emphasis to Mandarin, Latin, Spanish, and French preparing students to choose a foreign language in 8th grade. In each unit, students will use data from these languages to investigate a different subdomain of linguistics. Thus, this course will build a strong foundational understanding of language, not only of English but foreign languages as well, making students better prepared for foreign language study the following year.
- Preparing and facilitating subject and grade specific lesson plans
- Providing subject instruction on a higher level than grade-standard in an interactive learning environment to achieve exceptional results for all students
- Implementing the BASIS Curriculum by designing effective and creative lessons and assessments to ensure students' education is internationally competitive
- Managing student behavior to foster academic achievement, personal responsibility, intellect, individuality, and respect in all students
- Participating in extracurricular programs, such as clubs and sports
- Substituting/ duty coverage as needed
- Occasionally represent BASIS Ed Texas at designated school wide community events outside of typical school hours
- Supervising individual students and/or groups of students
- Other duties as assigned
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Eligible for hire in Texas Public Schools
- Has deep knowledge of subject taught
- Ability to differentiate instruction
- Ability to create positive classroom community and build relationships with students
- Able to engage students in rigorous content and well-planned, well-paced lessons
- Has excitement, joy and passion for teaching kids and personal development/learning
- Open to feedback and continuous growth
- Has a strong work ethic and do whatever it takes mind set
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in Spanish or related subject from an accredited college or university. Ability to obtain and maintain Department of Public Safety (DPS) clearance.
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite
Preferred Education: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Spanish or related subject.
Preferred Experience: 2+ years teaching/education experience
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite
Additional Job Information:
Benefits and Salary: Starting Teacher Salary is $43,000 and is negotiable dependent on education and experience. BASIS Ed offers a comprehensive benefits package.
Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act and applicable state law, BASIS* does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or any other classification protected by law in any of its business activities, including its educational programs and activities which comply fully with the requirements of state and federal law and Title IX. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding BASIS’ non-discrimination policies: Beverly Traver, Compliance and Equity Investigator, BASIS Educational Group, LLC., 7975 N. Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, (480) 289-2088.
*As used in this policy, the term "BASIS" refers to: BASIS Educational Group, LLC, BASIS Charter Schools, Inc., BTX Schools, Inc., BDC, A Public School, Inc., BBR Schools, Inc., and all affiliated entities.