June 22, 2022

Pedagogical facilitator

job description

OVERVIEW

Operating under the general direction of the Director of Studies, Educational Facilitators are district representatives who champion the district-wide vision for a commitment to high expectations and the achievement of all students and who advocate and support students. , teachers, programs and objectives. . District Instructional Facilitators work on behalf of all employees, but each specializes in a different subset of staff. This position directly supports early literacy.

As such, this position develops and facilitates professional development in early literacy for all certified staff to improve educator effectiveness; manages and facilitates programming directly related to Title I, Read Act, TSGold, and early literacy interventions; and mentor, mentor and train new and existing staff in early literacy. Working to increase the quality and effectiveness of the Roaring Fork Schools Early Literacy Program, this position provides educators with the skills necessary to implement effective teaching practices for the READ Act.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives direct supervision from the Director of Studies. Exercises non-supervisory responsibilities over school leaders and educators.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Educational materials and deliveries:

  • The instructional coach operates from a solution-focused position to ensure teacher success at the individual educator and building levels.

  • Serve as a change leader/catalyst to support system alignments and specifically READ requirements as teachers enforce READ rules and Colorado Department of Education (CDE) regulations.

  • Serve as a resource for the 2019 READ Act, student learning, and related educational trends and opportunities.

  • Primary goals include improving the quality and effectiveness of reading instruction aligned with the science of reading and the Roaring Fork Schools instructional model, as well as providing curriculum-aligned instruction literacy and meeting the needs of all students.

STAFF SUPERVISION AND DEVELOPMENT:

This position currently has no direct staff supervision duties, however, is still viewed as an instructional leader who promotes district efforts to ensure:

● Student success as the main objective;

● And weaves together applied principles of collaborative adult learning;

Note: Although not a direct supervisor, the instructional coach has considerable influence over the professional development needs of teachers.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

● Bachelor of Education plus additional coursework certifying endorsement or licensing*

● Minimum of five years of experience in the role of classroom teacher;

● Attend and successfully complete all staff development training required by state law or as directed by their supervisor.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS or CERTIFICATIONS:

● Criminal background check required for employment;

● Valid Colorado teacher’s license with applicable endorsement*;

● Valid Colorado driver’s license or valid Colorado ID required.

MAIN TASKS for all educational facilitators

  1. Models teaching best practices, designs and delivers professional development that develops educator effectiveness.

  2. Provides constructive feedback and ongoing assistance to new and existing teachers during informal observations and visits.

  3. Works collaboratively with teachers, administrators, and other instructional facilitators to identify areas of instruction requiring improvement/intervention; attends team meetings as required and management team meetings.

  4. Develops, coordinates and facilitates new teacher orientation, new teacher mentorship program and induction program.

  5. Helps determine the effectiveness of the district’s curriculum and instructional practices; assists the CAO in the initiatives or the adoption of curricula.

  6. Supports the development, implementation and evaluation of common assessments in collaboration with the CAO.

  7. Helps teachers and administrators establish results teams and data cycles, analyze data, and use it to inform decisions at the classroom and school level.

  8. Partners with principals to support teachers and hold them accountable for program implementation and student success and growth.

  9. Assists in the coordination and implementation of Colorado Academic Standards.

  10. Supervises, coaches and offers professional development to teachers on a remediation plan.

  11. Keeps abreast of developments in curriculum, teaching and assessment and provides leadership and training to all staff.

  12. Provides responsible staff assistance to the Director of Studies and Superintendent; performs other assigned duties.

Specific tasks for an emphasis on early literacy:

  1. Coordinate math and literacy intervention for Read Act and Title I (and Spanish Literacy, SIPPS & OG Yoshimoto), including coaching, implementation and progress monitoring

  2. Coordinate, plan, document and consult on professional development, including for: READ Act, LETRS, Northwest Regional Amplify

  3. Write and manage budgets for READ Act and Title I, with support from the CFO

  4. Place purchase orders, including for ELAT K-4 and Kindergarten Teaching Strategies Gold assessments

  5. Additional obligations related to the READ law

    1. Write reading plans, set key annual dates, monitor progress, and support and consult with building leaders and teachers in their implementation

    2. Conduct READ Act Insurance

    3. Collaborate with the Department of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education on processes to identify emerging bilinguals as SRDs in accordance with the READ Act and to determine appropriate literacy instruction and intervention for bilingual students emerging, regardless of the program model

  6. Additional obligations related to Title I

    1. Support and consult with building leaders and independent (non-RFSD) schools

    2. Organize family literacy and math engagement nights

    3. Meet with Title I points of contact on an ongoing basis for assistance and feedback opportunities

    4. Complete the Consolidated Grant Application, focusing on Title I and Title II, with input from the Director of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

  7. Additional Tasks Related to Kindergarten Gold (TS Gold) Teaching Strategies

    1. Serve as system administrator, including enrolling students and providing system support

    2. Set dates and issue reminders

    3. Complete Colorado Success Plan for Kids and Kindergarten Readiness CAP4K

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

  • Advanced knowledge of standards-based education

  • Best Practices for Delivering Effective Teaching

  • Extensive knowledge of district and state assessment

  • Advanced knowledge of using data to support student success

  • Best practices in teacher coaching and professional development

  • Advanced knowledge of educator professional development strategies, processes, implementation and facilitation

  • Concepts, methods and techniques for developing and implementing goals, objectives and programs

  • Effective public speaking and presentation techniques

  • Relevant federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations (SB 191, Read Act, etc.)

  • Effective Classroom Management Practices

  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation

  • Modern office procedures and methods

  • Effective Aspects of Teacher Coaching, Mentoring and Evaluation

  • Knowledge of google docs, sheets and forms

  • Business principles and basic letter writing and report preparation

  • The philosophy of standards-based education, including the processes for implementing the program and its effectiveness in the school.

  • The 2019 READ Act details, student learning and related educational trends and opportunities.

Ability to:

  • Make presentations to all staff and administrators

  • Develop, recommend and implement district programs

  • Analyze data to improve success

  • Visit all educational facilities as required to fulfill job responsibilities

  • Occasional work during the summer months, evenings and weekends

  • Participate in the development and administration of goals, objectives and procedures

  • Prepare clear and concise administrative and statistical reports

  • Operate and use modern office equipment including a computer and various software packages

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES

Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree required in a content area associated with the area of ​​responsibility or related area recommended.

Experience: Seven years of teaching experience recommended.

License or Certificate: Possession of a professional teacher’s license from the Colorado Department of Education. Possession of the ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate valid Colorado driver’s license.

LOCATION AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Location: The position will be primarily located in the Carbondale District Office, but will require occasional travel to and between Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt.

Working conditions: Office environment with exposure to computer screens and use of a keyboard. The employee often has to sit, walk and stand. Travel from site to site and occasionally out of town.

Physical Conditions: Primary duties may require maintaining the physical condition necessary to sit for long periods of time; use of a computer keyboard; light lifting and carrying.

SALARY SCALE AND WORKED DAYS

Salary range: $79,000 to $90,000/year, depending on experience required.

Days Worked: 209 days/year (including paid personal time, paid sick time, and paid time off for public holidays and district nonworking days, such as during winter break and spring break)

Benefits: The Roaring Fork School District provides comprehensive health benefits to district-paid employees as well as voluntary coverage for vision, dental and dependent care. Other benefits include: paid personal and sick leave, paid parental leave for mothers and fathers, a strong retirement plan under Colorado’s PERA with a district contribution of more than 20% of salary. one employee each month, employee assistance programs, a district wellness program, and access to discounted ski passes and other community benefits.

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Offices: Colorado. Job Categories: Contract. Types of employment: teaching support. Salaries: 80,000 – 100,000.

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