Virtual Learning Specialist

Spring Independent School District
Houston, TX, US
Closing date
Dec 26, 2021

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Administrator, Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & PD, Curriculum Specialist / Coordinator, Teaching, Online Teaching
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  • Days: 187
    Min: 58,692
    Mid: 70,712


    JOB TITLE: Learning Specialist

    REPORTS TO: Virtual School Administrator




    The Learning Specialist is responsible for supporting administrators and teachers in the identification, intervention and management of at-risk students and prepare these students for academic success.

    All employees of SISD are expected to act with integrity, support organizational goals, communicate in a clear and respectful manner, championing the needs of our students and drive continuous improvement.



    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
    • Valid Texas teaching certificate
    • At least two years of successful teaching


    • Master's degree from an accredited college or university

    Special Knowledge/Skills:

    • Good motivational skills with students and teachers
    • Experience in teaching other teachers
    • Ability to work well with others
    • Flexible and patient
    • Excellent technology skills

    • Providing Staff Development
    • Model effective instructional strategies for teachers in an online environment as well as face to face.
    • Coach teachers to develop their capacity to reflect upon practice, generate ideas and increase professional self-awareness.
    • Provide staff development and resources on effective tutorials and assist in developing a tutorial schedule.
    • Promote an understanding of the grade level TEKS to administrators and teachers and how they are integrated within the curriculum.
    • Request Directors assistance in staff development, as needed.
    • Provide staff development and promote program.
    • Monitoring
    • Monitor the academic progress of identified students following State Assessment interventions.
    • Monitor the implementation of the SISD Student Success/State Assessment Plan.
    • Monitor the academic progress of identified students following interventions based on District and Program formatives.
    • Assisting with Effective Interventions
    • Assist administrators and teachers with the planning and implementation of effective instructional interventions.
    • Serve as lead interventionist with specific support for teachers and students
    • Plan and monitor tutorials with home campuses
    • Testing and Data Assistance
    • Use the ADM software to disaggregate testing data.
    • Assist administrators and teachers to use the data to identify students who need additional assistance.
    • Facilitate Program and District Assessment (CBA) testing.
    • Communicating
    • Maintain on-going communication with administrators, classroom teachers, and program directors.
    • Technology
    • Assist in technology support for teachers and content departments
    • Support teachers in grade book implementation
    • Support and monitor online assessments
    • Monitor teacher and student pace and progress online


    The usual and customary methods of performing this job require the following:
    Job may require prolonged periods of time standing, moderated sitting, stooping, bending, reaching and repetitive hand motions; prolonged use of computer. Ability to maintain emotional control under stress. May require some lifting no more than 10lbs. This position will also require both traveling within the district and state wide. Mental demands: Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of situations; ability to interpret a variety of data; ability to interpret TEC and policy; ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory, ability to be effective in both oral and written communication; ability to maintain emotional control under stress.

    The foregoing statements describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

    Special Funding:
    This position is funded by Federal/and or State grants. You understand that your employment is expressly conditioned on the availability of full funding for the position. If full funding becomes unavailable, your employment is subject to termination or nonrenewal, as applicable.


    The Spring Independent School District serves over 35,000 prekindergarten through 12th-grade students in a diverse district located 20 miles north of central Houston.

    Guided by its strategic plan, Every Child 2020, the district is preparing students for success in college, career and life. With literacy as the foundation for learning across all grade levels, the district offers academic programs that meet the needs of all learners. From high-quality early childhood programs to college preparation courses and career pathway exploration, there are programs and services designed to meet the needs of every Spring ISD student.

    The district takes pride in always improving and evolving, including strengthening and expanding its special education and gifted and talented services as well as its award-winning performing and visual arts program to serve even more students.

    • In addition to bilingual instruction and English as a Second Language programs, which have been well-established for many years, the district has added a dual language program at three elementary schools.
    • An array of extracurricular opportunities, including UIL 16-6-A athletics and nationally recognized JROTC programs encourage students to explore and pursue their interests.

    The district currently has 38 campuses that include 26 prekindergarten through 5th-grade elementary schools, seven 6th- through 8th-grade middle schools and five 9th- through 12th-grade high schools. That number will change soon with the construction of several new facilities – including two middle schools, three ninth-grade centers and a state-of-the-art stadium that will serve the entire district – all funded by a bond referendum approved by voters in 2016.

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