Elementary School Teaching/Instructional CoachDate Posted:
John F. Kennedy Elementary SchoolDate Available:
August 24, 2021
Elementary STEM Instructional Coach
The Elementary STEM Instructional Coach is a teacher who has both content and instructional expertise particularly in math and science. The Instructional Coach focuses on enhancing teacher ability to provide instruction that (1) builds student understanding and skills, (2) is academically rigorous, (3) addresses the curriculum standards and instructional framework, and (4) enhances student engagement in and ownership of learning. The STEM Instructional Coach, together with administrators and classroom teachers, works collaboratively to assist in the design and delivery of professional development and the development of curriculum as directed. As a member of a professional coaching community, the STEM Instructional Coach participates in professional development and inquiry into his or her own instructional leadership practice. QUALIFICATIONS:
Connecticut teaching certification in math or science, Masters degree and science background strongly preferred
Minimum 5 years successful teaching experience
Demonstrated knowledge of science and math, i.e., NGSS and CCSS
Deep knowledge of inquiry and gradual release instructional models
Deep knowledge of and experience in content, instructional strategies, conditions of learning and data driven instruction
Effective communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills for building an environment with a common instructional focus, promoting initiatives, and conveying expectations
Ability to support teachers in development of differentiated lessons
Ability to model lessons demonstrating best instructional practice
Experience in analyzing data to plan for instruction and professional development
Demonstrated strength in organization, communication skills and efficiency in meeting deadlines
Strong communication, organizational and leadership skills
Ability to support science and math curriculum writingREPORTS TO: Instructional Services (STEM Director) PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Instructional Coaches will facilitate change in instructional practices of teachers that will enable teachers to diagnose student needs more analytically; plan more productively; and teach more effectively.
Provide leadership for teachers by planning, collaborating, organizing, mentoring and facilitating change to improve the instructional program.
Observe* teachers in their classrooms and offers recommendations to improve teaching and learning.
Facilitate the use of research-based teaching strategies and best practices to address the needs/goals of teachers and students, e.g., MTSS.
Provide staff development needed to implement the school's strategic improvement plan.SUPPORTING DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
Disaggregate and analyze data for intervention and assist principals and teachers in its interpretation to measure and improve student achievement and/or program effectiveness.
Review, write and revise curriculum and assessments.
Participate in walkthroughs (e.g., instructional rounds and learning walks) with Building Principals, Instructional Coaches and/or Central Office Administrators.
Work with principals and teachers in organizing grade level/department meetings and professional development in order to affect horizontal and vertical continuity and articulation of instructional programming throughout the school.
Provide direct support to classroom teachers to build stronger subject area content knowledge, e.g., knowledge of appropriate standards, instructional frameworks, materials, and resources. Demonstrate appropriate use of instructional technology and other educational tools to enhance and extend instruction.
Develop and implement elementary safety/chemical hygiene plan.
Establish, maintain and enhance effective communication with administrators, teachers, parents and other stakeholders.
Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth and ethical standards to advance the mission, goals and policies of Windsor Public Schools.
Serves as a member of the district and building leadership teams working to align district and building goals and to evaluate student data in support of effective school/department improvement planning.
Perform other duties related to the improvement of student achievement as determined by the STEM Director and/or Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services.Apply Online
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