Temp PT (0.2) ELL Teacher (2019-20)

School District #60 (Peace River North) - Fort St. John, BC (27 days ago)

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Position Description

A temporary part time (0.2) ELL teacher is required by School District No. 60 (Peace River North) effective September 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. The assignment will be at Margaret Ma Murray Community School.

Qualifications and Experience

Valid BC Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate (or eligible for)
Experience with adapting and modifying curriculum to meet the needs of students
Committed to a co-planning model within a learning "pod" of three to four divisions
Willingness to share space and resources in a learning "pod" of three to fur divisions within a flexible learning space environment
Experience in and commitment to offering a personalized learning education program as outlined in the attached information sheet
Certification and experience at the primary level
Experience teaching in a multi-aged classroom
Ability to work with K-3 students, behaviour students and a strong background in ELL strategies
Computer related skills and the ability to incorporate ibooks into regular classroom instruction
Committed to individualized and group instruction utilizing a variety of effective strategies and techniques
Strong classroom management skills which maintain student dignity
Cognizant of the outcomes and evaluation processes outlined in the new curriculum
Strong communication skills with students, parents and staff
Training in teaching ELL students
Ability to work as part of a team to develop and implement individualized learning plans for students with academic, social, emotional and learning difficulties
Willingness to work in a collaborative model with staff regarding curriculum, assessment, instruction and planning
Working knowledge of Criterion Based Referencing Assessment and Performance Based Assessment, Balanced Literacy, and blended/structured writing process
Experience working with children will special needs
Experience/training/knowledge of Positive Behavior Support (PBS)

The Distinct Nature of Teaching and Learning at Margaret Ma Murray Community School

Margaret Ma Murray Community School was designed and built to facilitate a distinct learning environment. This process involved visitations to schools around the country, community consultation meetings and several design meetings with a cross-section of staff from around the district. These conversations on learning and learning spaces helped shape the architecture of the school.

Teaching/Learning Approach

Design Features


Co-creative approach to planning and teaching
Co-planning of lessons/units that incorporate the shared use of each of the spaces in the learning pod and around the school
Teacher Inquiry-based approach
Incorporates assessment for learning principles and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Staff collaboration rooms in each learning pods

A diverse grouping of learning spaces in each learning pod with overhead doors that open to a common learning area
A variety of multi-use spaces around the school
Flexible spaces


Voice and Choice in learning

Project-based/hands-on learning connected to the community
Creating expert learners (UDL)
Leveraging technology for learning
Integration of indigenous learning principal
skills/competency based learning
Creativity and Critical Thinking

Importance of arts integration
Inquiry-based learning
Intergenerational learning


Multiple access and challenge points within the classroom setting
Connected to the community

Davinci studios in each learning pod with additional sinks and power outlets
Learning Lab design in main area of school with access to technology
Large multi-use music room and general use space in main area of school
Enhanced school gymnasium - with community use
Small and large presentation areas around the school with flexible spaces
Attached daycare

Interested applicants are required to supply

Three (3) references
Verification of qualifications (BC Teacher Certificate)


$1400 relocation allowance for teachers from BC, AB and Yukon and up to $2000 for teachers from other areas
$2,520.09 recruitment allowance (paid over 10 months of the school year, based on the FTE)
Salary as per collective agreement. Current salary grid is $48,657 - $91,278
Benefits as per collective agreement with option to enroll in medical, dental, extended health, and group life insurance. Benefits are employer paid based on FTE

For more information, please contact:
Kathy Scheck, Principal, Margaret Ma Murray 250.794.8418 or kscheck@prn.bc.ca

Please note:
All applications with relevant documentation must be made through
Make A Future for consideration for the position

About School District 60

School District 60 is noted for innovative educational practices and excellent cooperative relationships between all educational partners. Our district is made up of dedicated, energetic professionals for whom the achievement and well-being of their students is a first priority. Together we challenge, encourage and support all learners to be responsible for developing their abilities with respect for self, others and the environment.

School District 60 is progressive and growing. There are 22 schools, with a 23rd forward-looking and innovative school currently under construction. The district’s schools provide education services to approximately 6000 ethnically and demographically diverse students.

School District 60 is located on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains in the northern tip of the Canadian Prairies in beautiful Fort St. John, BC. Fort St John is 478 km northeast of Prince George and 1,237 km north of Vancouver, situated near the border with neighbouring Alberta, 214 km west of Grande Prairie, Alberta. The region’s economy is prosperous and expanding. Fort St John is a city for all seasons and year-round playground for those who like pristine wilderness, an active lifestyle, cosmopolitan city life and the enthusiasm of an energetic community.

Why School District 60

Professional development opportunities
Supportive culture of teacher collaboration
Curriculum and teacher supports
French Immersion, music, & outdoor education programs
Advanced technology facilities and resources
Progressive and growing district
Innovative educational practices

School District No. 60 (Fort St John)

10112 105 Avenue, Fort St John, BC V1J 4S4