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Language Arts and Literacy Instructional Specialist, Grades 6-12 - Lang Arts Office

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Teachers/Lang Arts and Literacy Inst Spst

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Instructional Support Center

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Job Code: Lang Arts and Literacy Inst Spst - 060162 Standard Hours: 40 Department: Lang Arts Office - 222212 Empl Class: T2A Minimum Salary: $55,146.00/Annually

Maximum Salary: $108,000.00/Annually

Scheduled Days: 190

Target Openings: 1

  License and Certification Qualifications: Eligible for Georgia teacher certification in one or more of the following teaching fields: 1) Secondary (6-12) English; 2) Middle Grades (4-8) Language Arts; and 3) Early Childhood Education (P-5). Reading Specialist endorsement and Coaching endorsement preferred.

Education Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in related field required. Master's degree in related field preferred.

Experience Qualifications: Three years of successful teaching experience with emphasis in language arts preferred. Experience delivering professional learning opportunities and experience leading professional learning teams preferred.

Skills Qualifications: Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks/projects concurrently; ability to create and deliver professional learning that supports the direction of the language arts program and that supports the vision, mission, and goals of the district; strong communication skills, both in oral and written format; strong technology skills, including the Microsoft Office Suite programs; knowledge and application of research-based instructional strategies in literacy instruction; knowledge of Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum with in-depth knowledge of literacy; knowledge of techniques for integrating curriculum, GCPS policies, and effective instructional practices; ability to work successfully with colleagues; ability to project and generate a positive attitude; and ability to effect change.

Primary Responsibilities: Support, develop, and coach language teachers on content knowledge and skills for effective teaching and learning in support of the district's vision, mission, and goals.

1. Design and deliver professional learning for the language arts program.
a. Provide professional learning opportunities by modeling and facilitating instruction with teachers.
b. Develop and facilitate staff development inclusive of the workshop model (K-5), Gradual Release of Responsibility (6-12), formative assessment practices, and evaluating student work .
c. Lead cluster literacy vertical team collaboration.
d. Demonstrate practical application of research based, learner-centered instructional strategies including the Quality-Plus Teaching Strategies .

2. Demonstrate content knowledge and professional growth.
a. Engage in continual learning to deepen content and pedagogical knowledge in language arts and literacy (current and emerging trends/needs).
b. Develop and improve knowledge through professional development, conferences, publications, and collegial networks .
c. Model effective literacy instruction for teachers.

3. Provide support for local school leadership and instructional teams.
a. Support school leadership and instructional teams in the development and sustainability of an effective local language arts program.
b. Effectively analyze and use local school data to lead driven by data talks to impact student achievement in language arts.
c. Plan and lead new teacher induction for schools/clusters in collaboration with the Offices of Language Arts and Staff Development.
d. Model protocols to lead course teams and grade level teams by analyzing student work, facilitating formative assessment practices, development teacher content knowledge, and/or pedagogical knowledge in collaboration with the Offices of Language Arts and Staff Development .

4. Perform Title IIA allowable duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time. The employee is also required to talk, hear, stand, and walk. The employee may be required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, and/or reach. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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