Instructional Coach - Literacy

Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
May 22, 2019
Closes
Jun 04, 2019
Ref
1280
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

The Literacy Instructional Coach provides leadership, professional learning, and coaching support to teachers on the development of literacy practices (reading, writing, speaking, listening, and metacognitive skill development) that increase opportunities for all students to succeed in general education settings. This job reports to the Principal.

Qualifications:
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, Master's degree preferred.
  • Certificates & Licenses: Valid Virginia Department of Education license required, or eligibility to obtain one. Reading Specialist certification required.
  • Experience:
    • A minimum of three to five years of successful teaching experience.
    • Knowledge of current research in instructional coaching, curriculum trends in instruction, teacher effectiveness, differentiated instruction, student learning, and best practices in instruction.
    • Knowledge of a variety of literacy assessments and familiarity with state assessments.

Essential Functions:
  • Organizes and facilitates, in a collaborative manner, program specific professional learning and implementation to support the inclusion of all students.
  • Coordinates services and communicate program goals with appropriate personnel.
  • Facilitates the development and implementation of ACPS literacy frameworks and subcomponents such as the Elementary Reading Guidelines.
  • Strengthens teachers' instructional knowledge and their repertoire of pedagogical strategies for teaching rigorous content to all students.
  • Facilitates the consistent use of effective literacy strategies by supporting teachers through co-planning, co-teaching, modeling, demonstration sessions, reflecting, and focused classroom observations.
  • Supports teachers in creating classroom environments in which literacy is consistently and effectively integrated and where all learners are actively engaged and supported in challenging and rigorous studies as they make meaning of academic content through daily reading, writing, oral communication experiences, and hands-on activities.
  • Collaborates with teachers (general education, special education, and English Language Learning teachers) and administrators to develop and provide differentiated support in which teachers set student achievement related to growth in reading and professional development goals that are pedagogically-based and data-driven.
  • Facilitates the analysis and interpretation of formative and summative literacy data and continuous improvement process school-wide.
  • Assists administrative and instructional staff in analyzing and interpreting data and designing, implementing, and evaluating interventions to improve student achievement.
  • Collaborates with teachers, both individually and in small groups, to analyze student work, reflect on instructional delivery, evaluate lessons and differentiate instruction accordingly.
  • Documents work and keep progress logs with teacher input.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.


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Primary Location:
Patrick Henry K-8 Program School
Salary Range:
Licensed Salary Scale (http://www.acps.k12.va.us/hr/compensation/)
Shift Type:
Full-Time

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