HISTORY INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST

Houston Area School (learn more)

Responsive Education Solutions

Hosuton, Texas (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3170273
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: September 6, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Position Summary:

The primary role of the History Instructional Specialist is to work directly with teachers, campus coaches, directors and the Program Director for Leadership Development, to improve teaching and learning to ensure all students are successful. Assist in the effective and efficient operations of the Thrive instructional initiatives which include curriculum, professional development, and assessment. Under the general supervision of the Program Director for Leadership Development, the History Instructional Specialist will utilize data to support developing and improving learning opportunities for students, as well as provide coaching to support reading programs. The Reading Instructional Specialist will support, coach, and mentor campus history teachers.


Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from an accredited institution
Valid Texas teaching certificate
Master’s degree in educational administration or curriculum and instruction (preferred)
Experience
4+ years of successful classroom secondary math teaching experience
Experience in teacher mentoring/coaching or willingness to research, understand and implement effective practices
Experience using student and campus level data to select, implement, and differentiate instructional methods designed to meet each student’s individual needs.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
Strong core content knowledge in math
Knowledge and experience with classroom implementation of a rigorous curriculum and instructional strategies in math
Knowledge of effective instructional strategies and research-based best practices including ( but not limited to) project-based learning, differentiated instruction, lesson planning, and student assessment
Evidence of skill in lesson/unit/year planning, organization, and collaboration
Knowledge and experience in coaching and training effective professional development practices, ELL strategies, adult learning methodology, and RTI strategies facilitation, training, and presentation skills
Willingness to participate in professional development for coaching duties, that will teach strategies and best practices for mentoring, facilitating, and training
Passion for increasing student learning and teacher knowledge and effectiveness
Ability to extensively travel to school sites with an overnight stay


Responsibilities and Duties:

Apply knowledge of content and course standards, effective research-based instructional practices and assessment methods to curriculum development and program initiatives
Design and present professional development using effective professional development standards
Conduct needs analysis to identify teaching and learning needs at each campus
Assist math coaches and teachers (in teams or individually) to refine their knowledge and skills. Methods of instruction will include modeling effective instruction using a gradual release structure, co-teaching, peer observation, and in-class coaching.
Work with math coaches and teachers to assist with the structure of common planning time and determine accountability measures to ensure common planning time is used effectively.
Assist the Program Director for Leadership Development in: § designing, developing, implementing and evaluating new programs and initiatives § planning, development, field-testing, implementation and evaluation of curriculum; § coordinating curriculum planning and development within and across departments § ensuring curricular alignment with the comprehensive curriculum management plan
Research innovative programs and strategies
Stay current with curricular trends and standards changes
Complete a coaching report for each session of coaching or technical assistance provided to a campus Math Instructional Coach/campus
Respond promptly to telephone and email inquiries from teachers, coaches, and administrators.
Attend district level training and provide campus-level professional development
Provide ongoing feedback to campus administration to be used in the teacher evaluation process.
Assist with the campus strategic plan and formulation of the CIP.
Assist in the development, monitoring, and implementation of teacher intervention plans.
Attend campus and district meetings/training as assigned.
Serve as a member of the district leadership team.
Perform all other duties as assigned.


Equipment Used:

All equipment required to perform jobs duties and task previously described.


Physical / Environmental Factors:

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Responsive Education Solutions considers applicants for all positions without regards to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital status, veteran or military status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. ResponsiveEd is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories: Classroom Teacher > Social Studies: General
    Instructional Support > Teacher Mentor
    Student Services > Teacher Mentor
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Contact Information

    • Joseph Holland, Recruiter
    • HQ
    • 1301 Waters Ridge Drive
    • Lewisville, Texas 75057

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