Mar 25, 2020

Educational Specialist II - Gifted & Advanced Learning

  • Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
Executive Leadership

Job Description

Related positions are contingent on board approval.

Provides professional support and direct assistance exclusively to Title I Schoolwide schools as a part of City Schools' expansion of gifted and advanced learning programming in order to increase access in high poverty schools. Directly assists Title I schools in the creation and implementation of Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs). Assists with coordinating systemic activities related to gifted and advanced learning and assists in monitoring the objectives, goals and outcomes established by the office of Differentiated Learning and the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning. Provides support to Title I schools by coaching and conducting demonstration lessons for teachers. Plans and assists in administering the implementation of instructional strategies to support a successful academic program. Keeps abreast of current research and exemplary program practices related to Gifted and Talented education.

Essential Functions
  • Provides gifted and advanced learning supports directly to Title I schools.
  • Advocates for use of specific programs and curricula designed for gifted learners aligned to NAGC standards.
  • Plans and delivers content-based professional development activities for teachers and administrators in Title I Schoolwide programs.
  • Develops, designs, and implements staff development programs at select Title I Schoolwide schools.
  • Participates in the formal identification process of gifted and advanced learners in alignment with COMAR and district guidelines for Title I schools.
  • Participates in the evaluation and selection of supplemental instructional materials.
  • Researches and recommends gifted and advanced learning instructional techniques and best practices.
  • Collaborates with educators in multiple disciplines to identify and develop differentiation and intervention strategies.
  • Keeps abreast of current research and exemplary program practices related to gifted and talented education.
  • Remains current of City Schools? standards for quality instruction and student performance and assists teachers and administrators of Title I Schoolwide schools in developing goals and strategies to meet those standards.
  • Assist Title I schools on the creation, implementation, and monitoring of ILPs.
  • Participates in special projects conducted by City Schools for the improvement of gifted and advanced learning education within Title I Schoolwide schools.
  • Performs and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and nondiscrimination policies; follows federal laws, state laws, school board policies and the professional standards.
COMPETENCIES
  • Customer Focus ? Commits to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external stakeholders; acts with stakeholders in mind; values importance of providing high-quality customer service.
  • Interpersonal Skills ? Builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact to diffuse tense situations; can put others at ease and disarm hostility.
  • Managing Relationships ? Responds and relates well to people in all positions; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; looks for common ground and solves problems for the good of all.
  • Functional/Technical Skills ? Possesses required functional and technical knowledge and skill to accomplish job tasks at a high level; demonstrates active interest and ability to enhance and apply new functional skills.

Maximum Salary 100999.00

Minimum Salary 77059.00

Desired Qualifications
  • Master?s degree in Education or related field, or Model Teacher pathway. Degree must be from an accredited college or institution.
  • Valid Maryland State Department of Education Advanced Professional Certificate (APC) with applicable endorsement.
  • Valid Maryland State Department of Education Gifted and Talented Education Specialist certification ? or an equivalent endorsement in Gifted from another state ? preferred.
  • Three years teaching experience including experiences with gifted students.
  • Three years teaching experience at the Primary or Elementary level preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver professional development.
  • Knowledge of the full spectrum of differentiated instruction related to Gifted and Talented education.
  • Knowledge of standards and current curriculum framework and of current ?best practices? in curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
  • A commitment to educational equity.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to make persuasive presentations.
  • Interpersonal skills that ensure effective teambuilding and understanding for the team process.
  • Skilled in interpreting, understanding, and applying data.
  • Ability to provide training and instruction to teachers, staff, and administrators.
  • Proficient in the knowledge and use of technical computer applications.

Full time or Part time Full time

Additional Details

Qualified candidates for the above position must submit the following:
  • Completed online application
  • Resume that clearly demonstrates the above minimum qualifications. It is important that you include all experiences and education related to the position to which you are applying.
  • Upload copies of all transcripts -undergraduate, graduate and all MSDE Certifications
  • Must provide three (3) professional references to include: name, title, business address, e-mail address and phone number
  • All documentation/certification necessary (scanned copies accepted) to substantiate minimum qualifications; must be uploaded into application
  • All documentation must be scanned and uploaded to application
Benefits -- This position is eligible for benefits. To review the available options please see the information relevant to the union for this position by viewing the following link: http://www.baltimorecityschools.org

Baltimore City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age in its employment, programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, please contact Equal Opportunity Manager, Title IX Coordinator Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX Compliance Office 200 E. North Avenue, Room 208 Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-396-8542 (phone); 410-396-2955 (fax).

This position is affiliated with the Public School Administrators and Supervisors (PSASA) bargaining union.

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