Instructional Coach - Fine Arts Office

Suwanee, GA, US
Jul 11, 2019
Position Type:
Teachers/ Instructional Coach

Date Posted:

Instructional Support Center

Job Code: Instructional Coach - 030204 Standard Hours: 40 Department: Fine Arts Office - 222210 Empl Class: NA Minimum Salary: $58,949.00/Annually

Maximum Salary: $87,760.00/Annually

Scheduled Days: 210

Target Openings: 1

   License and Certification Qualifications: Valid Georgia teaching certification required. Visual Arts certification and/or concentration 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 required. Experience delivering professional learning opportunities and experience working with best practices in visual arts 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 K-12 visual arts program and that supports the vision, mission, and goals of the district and Fine Arts office; strong communication skills, both in oral and written format; strong technology skills, including the Lotus Notes Database and Microsoft Office Suite programs; knowledge and application of research-based instructional strategies in the arts; knowledge of Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum with in-depth knowledge of the visual arts; 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: Responsible for professional learning development and delivery, data collection and evaluation, and various tasks that support the development, revision, implementation, and improvement of a cohesive K-12 visual arts program for instruction and assessment of the district's visual arts Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS).

1. Provide professional learning opportunities in support of teaching and learning.
a. Develop and facilitate professional learning consistent with philosophy, goals, objectives, and needs of the district and the visual arts program K-12.
b. Facilitate professional learning by modeling and coaching with teachers, inclusive of formative assessment lessons, exemplars, and STEAM and media arts instructional practices.
c. Demonstrate practical application of research based, learner-centered Quality-Plus Teaching Strategies.
d. Implement professional learning through principals, assistant principals, department chairs, course team leads, grade level chairs, cluster vertical teams, and other appropriate personnel.

2. Develop curriculum designed to support the visual and other fine arts programs.
a. Lead the selection, pilot, and implementation of core visual arts materials, K-12 to support instruction of the AKS in the visual arts.
b. Lead the development of instructional resources to include eCLASS course pages, lesson plans, interventions, extensions, and assessments for the visual arts program, K-12.
c. Collect data from a variety of sources including, but not limited to, local, state, national, and international programs to monitor student opportunity and achievement in the visual arts.
d. Effectively analyze and use local school data to lead data talks to impact student achievement in the visual arts.

3. Support local schools in the district.
a. Provide support for Local School Plans for Improvement (LSPI) as it relates to the visual arts.
b. Provide support and assistance to principals, assistant principals, department chairs, course team leads, cluster vertical teams, and other appropriate personnel in the concentration of the visual arts and related subjects.

4. Communicate to various internal and external audiences concerning program research and information.
a. Interpret program philosophy, goals, and objectives to various audiences.
b. Provide information to appropriate personnel regarding current research, knowledge, and trends in visual arts.

5. Provide student support.
a. Manage and promote student programs.
b. Model in classrooms as appropriate.

6. Perform other 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.