TEACHING AND LEARNING SPECIALIST

Location
New Bedford, MA, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 11, 2019
Ref
3135682
Job Details
Job ID: 3135682
Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: July 10, 2019
Starting Date: August 12, 2019

Job Description
Hayden-McFadden School has been designated as a Level 4, turnaround school. This designation will allow for an extended day/extended year for both students and staff. Educators at Hayden-McFadden will participate in 18 professional development days throughout the school year. We are looking for motivated individuals to join our team.

This is a NBEA Unit A position. Compensation will be in accordance to the Hayden McFadden Career Ladder.

Job Goal(s):

1. The TLS will work with classroom teachers to support student learning and accelerate student achievement. The TLS will focus on individual and group professional development that will expand and refine the understanding about research-based effective instruction that supports rigorous strategy attainment in literacy and math. In order to meet these goals, the TLS will provide personalized support that is based on the goals and identified needs of individual teachers that are connected to the District's AIP and aligned to their student achievement and professional practice goals for educator evaluation.

General Responsibilities:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of researched-based instructional strategies that engage
2. all students.
3. Provide organized, individual and/or group learning opportunities for teachers as needed.
4. Demonstrate knowledge using a variety of assessment tools.
5. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of curriculum.
6. Provide support in analyzing student assessment data.
7. Assist teachers with designing instructional decisions based on assessment data.
8. Assist teachers with specific classroom activities.
9. Provide support for classroom motivation and management strategies.
10. Assist teachers in creating materials that are in alignment with curriculum.
11. Monitor intervention programs by observing and meeting with teachers.
12. Provide teachers technology resources related to instruction and curriculum.
13. Provide assistance in researching instructional and/or curriculum issues.
14. Model lessons.
15. Provide encouragement and support to teachers.
16. Encourage ongoing professional growth for all teachers.
17. Work positively toward meeting identified district and building improvement goals.
18. Assist with development of district curriculum, instruction and assessments.
19. Attend workshops/conferences to learn about innovative instructional strategies and coaching structures.
Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Equal Opportunity Employer
New Bedford Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
Qualifications:

1. Master's degree preferred from an accredited college/university
2. Current Massachusetts State Teaching License.
3. Minimum of five years of successful teaching experience.
4. Experience engaging adults as learners strongly preferred.
5. Deep knowledge and skill in research-based instructional practices Passion for teaching, learning, with a focus on results for all students
6. Emotional intelligence and skill in working with colleagues respectfully and in partnership
7. Commitment to the growth mindset and cultural proficiency
8. Essential Functions:
9. Support the philosophy and vision of NBPS as outlined in the District's Accelerated Improvement Plan (AIP).
10. Facilitate the intellectual and professional and skill development of all teachers to improve classroom practice.
11. Create and sustain positive, encouraging relationships with teachers and administrators that are mutually accountable to meet the needs of all students.
12. Communicate and demonstrate researched-based instructional practices that result in increased student performance.
13. Communicate effectively with all members of the school district and community.
14. Promote a collaborative professional school culture characterized by ongoing reflection on education's practice in the service of student achievement.
15. Work closely with the principal to support teacher development linked with school and district improvement goals and plans as well as individual educator goals and plans.

REPORTS TO: BUILDING PRINCIPAL
This is a Unit A position- TLS is not an administrator or supervisor

The New Bedford Public Schools do not discriminate on account of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, genetics, or disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions in employment for potential employees. New Bedford Public Schools encourages people with multilingual skills, particularly in Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese and/or Spanish, to apply. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.

  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required


  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Tammy Morgan, Principal
    361 Cedar Grove ST.
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 02746
    Phone: 508-997-4511 x 2329
    Fax: 508-994-0163
    Email: tmorgan@newbedfordschools.org

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