Dual Language Instructional Coach

Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Jun 09, 2022
Closes
Jul 14, 2022
Ref
2701
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

The Dual Language Instructional Coach will teach one section of Spanish Language Arts or Social Studies for SY22-23. Under the supervision of the Dual Language Coordinator, the Dual Language Instructional Coach will provide site-based, technical assistance to administrators, faculty, and staff to support the effective implementation of the ACPS Dual Language Program. Tasks include, but are not limited to:
  • Coaching of dual language teachers to support the implementation of adopted instructional approaches and best practices (i.e., Project GLAD, biliteracy model), including the modeling, co-planning, and co-teaching of instruction, as well as the mentoring of new dual language
  • Development and facilitation of cross-campus Professional Learning Community (PLC) for middle school dual language teachers.
  • Development and delivery of professional learning to support program priorities and site-based needs.
  • Planning and support of the administration of site-based dual-language assessments (i.e., the STAMP).
  • Participation in site-based master scheduling to optimize dual language student outcomes.
  • Participation in committee work and decision-making related to dual language implementation at the middle schools.
  • Development of collegial relationships that support the implementation of the vision, priorities, and goals of the Dual Language Program.
  • Engagement in the planning and supervision of dual language curriculum writing and revision.

This job reports to the Dual Language Coordinator.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree; Master's degree preferred.

Certificates & Licenses: Valid Virginia Department of Education license required, or eligibility to obtain one.

Experience: Minimum of 3 years experience teaching and/or coaching with a record of successfully impacting student achievement.

Preferred Experience: Working successfully with linguistically and culturally diverse students.

Key Competencies:
  • Language proficiency in Spanish and English.
  • Extensive knowledge of second language acquisition and content-based language instruction.
  • Extensive experience effectively working with culturally and linguistically diverse students.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with teachers to foster a professional learning community.
  • Evidence of continuous learning and a commitment to participation in professional growth opportunities and self-reflection.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize responsibilities, projects, and tasks.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Previous coaching and/or teacher leadership experience in a dual language/immersion program is preferred, but not required.

Essential Functions:

Plan
  • Co-plans instructional units and lessons, and develops resources aligned to the dual-language curriculum framework and division goals.
  • Co-creates and co-adapts assessments to evaluate student learning and support academic excellence in the dual-language program.
  • Plans ongoing professional learning that aligns with school, dual language program, and division goals.
  • Prepares structures and resources needed for ongoing professional learning.
  • Gathers, analyzes, and interprets dual-language data and collaborates with teachers to guide instruction.
  • Co-plans monthly communications to dual language families in the middle school.

Teach
  • Provides embedded professional learning opportunities through various coaching models; co-teaches with a gradual release of responsibility; and provides effective feedback and follow-up.
  • Builds dual-language teachers' capacity to utilize research-based instructional strategies that meet the needs of diverse dual language students (i.e., students with IEPs, language learners, gifted students, etc.).
  • Supports implementation of professional learning for dual language teachers and administrators in understanding the dual-language curriculum framework, program, assessments, data analysis, and other areas of focus.
  • Guides dual language staff in selecting, analyzing, and interpreting multiple sources of data to improve instructional planning and delivery.

Assess
  • Conducts non-evaluative walk-throughs and provides data-based, descriptive, and constructive feedback that facilitates teacher reflection and growth.
  • Collects, analyze, and uses data to support the improvement of teacher practice and to evaluate its impact on student achievement.

Adjust
  • Participates in ongoing professional learning with division initiatives and foundational coaching essentials, including, but not limited to: division procedures protocols, division curriculum and assessments, pedagogy, professional learning communities, equity, and data literacy.
  • Engages in self-reflection on the impact of coaching activities on teacher practices and student achievement data.

Clearances:
  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.

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Primary Location:
FC Hammond Middle School
Salary Range:
Teachers and Other Licensed Staff Salary Scale (http://www.acps.k12.va.us/hr/compensation/)
Shift Type:
Full-Time

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