Coordinator - World and Classical Languages

Central Office
Sep 29, 2017
Oct 30, 2017
Full Time

Position Summary

Is this position exempt from overtime pay?


Serves as an enthusiastic, dedicated, and passionate member of the division of Curriculum and Instruction leadership team. Well-versed in the integration of technology, statistics, and data analysis who understands and appreciates Pre-K-12 grade student growth. Masterful curriculum and assessment developer capable of infusing rigorous content and instruction standards into every grade. Coordinates, supervises and plans the implementation and evaluation of the countywide grades Pre-K-12 world language programs to improve teaching and learning. Aligns Academics and Strategic Initiatives to all AACPS systemic goals and collaborates with multiple curriculum offices to integrate a balanced approach to world language instruction. Performs related duties as required

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?


Instructional Support

1. Conducts strategic planning and the development of all innovative world language programs and curriculum materials intended for grades (grades Pre-K-12); serves on or chairs committees to review, modify, develop and/or evaluate instructional programs and resources.

2. Demonstrates effective teaching pedagogy and techniques; demonstrates multicultural diversity practices.

3. Maintains a deep understanding of the Maryland College and Career Readiness Standards and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in order to infuse them into all components of the world classical language office's work.

4. Visits schools to observe and evaluate teaching methods, counsels and assists in curricular related issues, program planning and implementation.

5. Partners with colleagues to provide leadership and professional development for the division's resource staff to assist them with innovative approaches for world language instruction support.

6. Plans and conducts professional development focusing on increasing the instructional capacity for world language programs; counsels new personnel or student interns as needed.

7. Conducts World Language program observations, evaluates instructional delivery and develops improvement plans to improve academic achievement.

8. Interprets current research in the area of world language study, and makes it available to the professional staff.

Assessment Development

9. Develops formative and summative assessments for the World Language program that are aligned with Maryland College and Career Ready Standards.

10. Analyzes district data to make informed decisions to ensure alignment between what is being taught and assessed.

11. Understands the progression of standards to ensure assessment coherence in the Pre-K-12 world language office.

Curriculum Development

12. Develops curricula that is aligned with the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards and AP and American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Curriculum is research based, culturally relevant, and infused with Universal Design for Learning. Curricula incorporates higher order thinking, productive struggle, and reflects best practices for effective rigorous and engaging instruction.

13. Develops course descriptions for new and existing course offerings. Collaborates with the Office of Specialized Instruction and ELL Office to assist in developing summer course materials for extended school year initiatives.

14. Coordinates the articulation of curriculum between grades and school levels. Ensures curriculum is aligned with the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards.


15. Supervises and rates the performance of resource and teacher specialists in relation to providing support to schools, curriculum and assessment writing, professional development, selecting materials of instruction and other duties as assigned.

16. Keeps current in effective instructional pedagogy; reviews best practices and recent research, maintains contact with and participates in the activities of appropriate professional organizations and educational agencies.

17. Coordinates the World Language program with ELL, Specialized Instruction and the Advanced Studies and Programs; supports construction of curriculum overlays, student projects and assessments for ELL and Advanced Learner programs.

18. Develops or updates program and course materials; evaluates texts and materials offered by suppliers through the facilitation of a review team; selects materials of instruction and instructional technology.

19. Coordinates activities of related county, state or federal entities with other program or subject areas.

20. Interprets world language programs, curriculum policy, and instructional methods to stakeholders, including parents, school system personnel, and civic associations.

21. Serves as liaison with Maryland State Department of Education and other educational agencies, employers' associations, unions, community groups, post-secondary education and other organizations.

22. Provides parents with strategies to assist students with enhancing language competencies. Participates in and/or directs student participation in co-curricular programs such as World Language Day and Summer Camps.

23. Collaborates with the division teams and central office staff to support targeted school needs with integrated strategies.

24. Assists in developing plans for new or modified facilities.

25. Responsible for area specific budget; prepares required reports, analyzes budget requests; researches, prepares grant applications and recommends allocation of grant funds according to need; prepares requests for state and federal program approval and funding; maintains files, records, and/or expenditure controls.

26. Knowledgeable and skillful in the use of various technology applications and devices.

27. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made on request to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


· Hold a professional certificate as a teacher of World Language or related field or equivalent teaching experience.

· Hold or be eligible for a certificate as an administrator, as required by Maryland State Board of Education Bylaws.


· Four (4) years of successful teaching experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

· Strong leadership and management skills.

· Excellent organization and planning skills.

· Excellent writing and oral communication skills.

· Knowledge of materials in the field of specialization.

· Knowledge of current trends and research in World Languages.

· Ability to develop curriculum documents and assessments.

· Ability to provide leadership and to supervise the work of others.

· Ability to deal effectively with students, staff, and the public.

· Knowledge of elementary, middle school, high school and college world language programs.

· Knowledge of research based strategies to eliminate the achievement gap.

· Demonstrates ability to effectively work and communicate with diverse populations.

· Ability to create a positive environment that values, respects and leverages all employee talents while providing fair advancement for all employees.

· Knowledge of school organization and administration, with special emphasis on teaching techniques and supervision in the field of World Languages.

· Familiarity or experience with electronic leave reporting/substitute requesting systems (e.g. SmartFind Express), electronic grade reporting (e.g. SMS, Power Teacher GradeBook) and electronic teacher/parent communication tool (e.g. ParentConnect) and ability to use instructional technology hardware such as document cameras, presenters, SmartBoards etc.

· Ability to employ business technology tools (e.g. E-mail, AACPS Intranet, electronic benefits enrolment tool, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).


· See Education

· Hold or eligible for a Maryland Advanced Professional Certificate.

· Hold or be eligible for certificate as an Administrator in accordance with MSDE.

· Possess a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license and have daily access to a car.

Career Ladder Requirements

· N/A

Physical Requirements

· As required by the duties and responsibilities of the job.


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