Posted: June 21, 2021
Please reply by: July 9, 2021
ENCUENTRO is seeking experienced online instructors to teach ESL/ESOL (English-as-a-Second-Language/English for Speakers of Other Languages) & Citizenship to adults,
July 2021 – May 2022, with the possibility of continued employment beyond 2022.
Encuentro’s mission is to engage with the Latino immigrant community through educational opportunities that build skills necessary for individual and community transformation as well as economic and social justice. Through our classes, Encuentro strives to provide adult learners not only a gateway to personal advancement, but also to citizen engagement and social action.
Encuentro seeks experienced adult education instructors with a proven history of effective teaching both in person and virtually, and a strong commitment to immigrant and social justice. Requirements include:
• Strong skills in teaching speaking, listening, reading and writing to adults who speak other languages;
• Minimum of two years’ experience teaching ESL/ESOL to adults;
• Ability and willingness to integrate civics education and community engagement opportunities into ES(O)L instructional plans;
• Ability to integrate workforce development skills into ES(O)L instructional plans;
• Familiarity with Latino/a immigrant population;
• Experience or familiarity with liberation pedagogies of concientización, participatory education and social analysis;
• Ability to adapt and respond to changing program and adult learners’ needs;
• Ability to work with other instructors, facilitators and local organization partners as needed for effective programmatic integration;
• Ability and willingness to keep accurate electronic records as needed for effective goal-setting and evaluation with adult students as well as for reporting to funders;
• Willingness to participate in occasional virtual trainings, workshops and meetings;
• Comfortable communicating in Spanish.
• Ability to use video conferencing platforms and communication systems such as Google Meet, Zoom and WhatsApp.
• Ability to use Google Apps such as: google classroom, google sheets, google slides, google docs.
• Access to reliable internet, lap top or desktop and smart phone.
• Formal education in teaching (BA/BS/MA/MEd);
• Flexible schedule;
• Passionate about social justice and willingness to engage in Encuentro-sponsored community events;
• Excited by the challenges and opportunities of a grassroots organization integrating adult learning with community organizing.
• Excited by the opportunities of virtual and hybrid teaching models in adult education.
Class description, teaching schedule and pay:
ENCUENTRO classes are currently online and meet for 1 hour and 15 minutes on Google Meet, twice-weekly. In addition, teachers are expected to plan for 2 hours of student’s asynchronous work using Google Classroom, email and/or WhatsApp. We plan to transition to a hybrid model in the Spring semester.
This post is for one ESL/ESOL class and two CITIZENSHIP classes, with the following ESL levels and schedule:
1. ESL BEGGINER LEVEL: Monday & Wednesday 9:00-10:15 am
2. CITIZENSHIP BEGGINER ESL LEVEL: Monday & Wednesday 6:00-7:15 pm
3. CITIZENSHIP INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED ESL LEVEL: Wednesday 6:00-7:15 pm & Saturday 9:00-10:15 am
The employment contract runs from July 18, 2021- May 28th, 2022 (except holidays & break 12/17/2021- 01/10/2022), with the possibility of extending beyond 2022. The academic year comprises 40 weeks of instruction with 21 weeks in the fall and 19 in the spring. This post requires 29-hour commitment per week for the three classes (for 1 class it’s 12-hour weekly commitment). ENCUENTRO offers a competitive hourly rate of $21.50/ hour. Teacher weekly activities include facilitation of the synchronous classes; curriculum development and planning; asynchronous student communication and feedback; occasional meetings and professional development activities.
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS: 5:00 PM, FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021***
INTERESTED PERSONS SHOULD SEND ELECTRONICALLY:
• Brief cover letter highlighting relevant experience and education
• Resume, and
• 1 Sample lesson plan appropriate for an online ESL beginner level class for adults
• 1 sample lesson plan appropriate for an online Citizenship class for adults
to: Teresa Guevara, Director of Educational Programs
*** Candidates will be contacted on the week of July 12 to set up an interview; interviews will be scheduled from July 12-16. Candidates MUST submit sample lesson plan to be considered for an interview. Contact Teresa Guevara via email (above) with any questions about sample lesson plan, interview scheduling, or other concerns.
Online Fall Conference – September 18, 2020
Our theme this year is “New Decade, New Ideas”. The workshop will be held at CNM’s Montoya Campus in Albuquerque on March 6th from 8-12.
Register here by March 3rd
Here is a preview of our program:
8:00-8:30: Sign in and breakfast in H 128.
8:30-9:30 (60 min sessions)
- Nathan Farmer: Communicative Language Teaching: Using Tasks to Teach Grammar with the Focus on Form Approach
- Amy Christensen, Laura McIndoo, David Williams: Best Practices in ESL Orientations
8:30-10:00 (90 min sessions)
- Linda Koran: Hands-on Grammar with English on a Roll: Fun and Effective!
- Miriam Corneli, Maxine Swiza: Learning and Lesson Planning with the Brain in Mind: From Synapses and Serotonin to Safety, Satisfaction, and Success
9:45-10:45 (60 min sessions)
- Amy Zhupikov: Interactive Activities to Facilitate in Context Vocabulary Learning
- Rebecca Sherry: Using Blackboard (or your LMS) to Organize Your ESL Classroom.
10:30-12:00 (90 min sessions)
- David Williams: Reflect it Back: Using Mentor Observations to Examine Pedagogical Practices
11:00-12:00 (60 min sessions)
- Christina Trujillo: Effective Reading Comprehension Strategies for English Learners
- Radi Abouelhassan: Project-Based Learning: Insights to Build ESL Students’ Cognition
9:30-11: Networking session
8:30-12: Open PERC (Professional ESL Resource Center) time
SAVE THE DATE!
Our theme this year is “New Decade, New Ideas”. The workshop will be held at CNM’s Montoya Campus in Albuquerque, and will be a half-day workshop. We are looking for presentations that are either 60 minutes or 90 minutes and that highlight fresh ways or strategies to teach English as a second language.
Call for presenters!
Click here to download the submission form. Please complete and email it to us by February 7th. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to serve?
The PERC will be open by appointment only for the month of December.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you want to schedule an appointment, and we will try our best to accommodate you. Thanks!
Can you join us for our PERC Opening Reception on October 18th from 4-6? Come see all the professional ESL resources that will be available for you! RSVP here
Heraclitus wrote “there is nothing permanent except change” which helps explain why NM TESOL is experiencing a refresh. NM TESOL was reestablished in 2008, and ten years later here we are again hitting the refresh button to update our website and social media presence, our membership list, and our professional development opportunities.
Since this is a non-profit organization managed by volunteers, we are counting upon your input to help make NM TESOL a more vibrant useful resource in the educational community in New Mexico. Laura McIndoo and Amy Christensen are acting as Co-Presidents until the official election in December. They hope to be joined by three other interested New Mexican educators to fill the remaining board member roles of Secretary, Newsletter Editor, and Web Coordinator.
Please consider being someone who helps us make these changes. The board meetings are held online once a month and the job descriptions are below.
If you don’t have the time to serve as a board member, we would still value your input on how to make NM TESOL a more user-friendly organization. We will be creating a Survey Monkey poll after the New Year to solicit your ideas.
In the meantime, look for an email announcing our social media updates as well as information about our first workshop in the spring. To conclude, Andy Warhol states “they always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” We look forward to getting your help to change and improve NM TESOL!
If you are interested in one of the following positions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Vice President: performs all of the duties and responsibilities of the President in the absence of, or as directed by, the President. In addition, this person takes responsibility for professional development activities and chairs the annual conference. May be assigned special projects by the President.
- Secretary: records minutes of board meetings and other special meetings needed for organizational activities; submits a copy of minutes for approval at each board meeting
- Newsletter Editor (known also as Director B ): Director B has responsibility for creating the association’s newsletter as well as soliciting content.
NMTESOL in its present-day iteration has been around since 2008. In these 10 years, we have held numerous state-wide conferences as well as local workshops, produced a regular newsletter, greeted foreign visitors, and even have begun a professional journal.
Currently, the organization is suffering from a decline in membership and as a result, participation and leadership. We were unable to enlist anyone to fill several open Board positions. There will be added vacancies by the end of the year. We seek to restructure the organization to better reflect and meet the needs of the membership, but we will be unable to move forward without leadership on the Board and member ownership. This ownership will allow the professionals of New Mexico to have an International TESOL affiliate organization. In order to do so, we are opening up our board meetings to members, starting in May.
Our first open board meeting will be on May 19th, 2018 at 2 PM. Click this link to join: https://hangouts.google.com/group/Q8LIgRH6hRvqCGrs2
The New Mexican immigrant, refugee, and indigenous second language learner communities continue to have a profound need for various services including English language instruction. While the number of certified ESL teachers in New Mexico has been reduced due to declining state funding, the number of instructors and tutors who serve ESL students in our state remains high.
We would like to continue to support the state with professional development opportunities and want to engage those in the classroom to help us define what those opportunities look like.
By opening up the meeting to members, we hope to meet some specific goals. Goals of the first meeting include:
- defining and promoting leadership opportunities
- soliciting service and participation to keep the organization alive and moving forward
If you cannot attend on the 19th, please send your comment and ideas by Friday, May 18th to nmtesol at gmail dot com.
We look forward to your attendance and contributions.
Amy Zhupikov, Vice-President
Dean Sundberg, Treasurer
Penny Mortier, Secretary
Ruth Cisneros, Newsletter Editor
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