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OER are openly licensed, which makes it easy to personalize materials and infuse them with fresh, relevant content. (OER Commons)
The OER Professional Development Coordinator facilitates the planning, implementation and monitoring of professional learning opportunities for teachers, administrators for the implementation of an OER website in the State of Colorado. In addition to understanding effective, research-based professional development standards and delivery models, the Professional Development coordinator will demonstrate knowledge of the skill necessary to meet the needs of diverse learners. The goal of this position is to make significant contributions to improving student achievement by designing, delivering and promoting high quality professional learning in support of the implementation of a new State-Wide OER program.
REPORTS TO: Executive Director of the Colorado River BOCES
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Professional Development Coordinator will be responsible for accomplishing the following:
- Key Focus for the 2021-2022 School Year
Analyzes and uses data to identify professional development needs and to evaluate, improve and report on program effectiveness.
- Training and Support for OER site access and use
Training and Support for the development of quality digital curriculum
Training and Support for Best Practices in remote/online learning
Develops, coordinates and oversees State-wide professional learning programs in alignment with OER goals and initiatives.
Communicates the goals, plans and progress of the OER professional learning program.
Participates in the development of the OER Professional Development calendar to ensure adequate professional learning time, in coordination with CDE and CEL Leadership..
Establishes strong working relationships with CEL, CDE and State-wide district staff.
Communicates available professional learning activities to school and district staff.
Implements professional learning opportunities through multiple delivery models including, formal structured workshops and digital platforms.
Organizes, maintains and supports professional learning communities.
Keeps abreast of innovative professional development techniques to provide districts with the highest quality of professional development activities.
Engage with external providers, including the Department of Education and other profit and non-profit entities to provide high quality training/learning opportunities for staff.
Collaborates and maintains the recording and reporting of Professional Development hours and participation.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of staff development as it applies to both teaching and learning, and leading professional learning communities.
Knowledge of current trends in digital curriculum, OER, teaching methods and strategies; best practices in school improvement, leadership development; adult learning theory and professional development; planning and project management; and collaboration, coordination, and facilitation of work groups.
Ability to analyze data and skills to format data into effective programs.
Ability to read and interpret journals, articles, and research studies.
Knowledge of group dynamics.
Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences orally and in writing, including electronic media.
Ability to travel to a variety of district locations and city locations.
Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people.
Ability to manage multiple projects in a dynamic, time-sensitive work environment.
This is a nine (9) month position that requires some evening and Saturday sessions.
- Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in education, administration or related field and preference is given to those who have a good understanding of OER and curriculum development..
Requires accessibility to attend meetings, activities and events outside normal working hours.
Superior interpersonal, oral communication and written skills.
Excellent organizational, and facilitation skills.
Training and/or 3-5 years of experience in staff development, leadership development, instructional design, and school improvement.
Performs and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and nondiscrimination policies; follows federal laws, state laws, school boards policies and the professional standards.
- Prior demonstration of exemplary attendance is expected of any candidate for hire.
Training and/or experience with Culturally Relevant Education (preferred)
$75,000 - $90,000 Plus Benefits (Depending on education and experience)
- Position Type: Full-time (Nine Month Contract)