May 11, 2020

Instructional Coach

  • TrulyHired
  • Thornton, CO, USA
Part-time Education

Job Description

This is a probationary position only for any external candidate. Internal Adams 12 candidates are encouraged to apply and the district will follow the transfer language as outlined in Article 12 of the Certified Master Agreement. Current Adams 12 educators, with questions about the transfer process or their status may contact Human Resources or your building administrator.

Overall Purpose: Instructional coaches are provided to schools to accelerate student growth across all core content areas. Instructional coaches provide professional development in standards-based planning and implementation, facilitate the analysis of student work, and engage in coaching cycles with teachers. The coach works side-by-side with teachers and principals through planning, modeling, co-teaching, reflecting and providing feedback.
Responsibilities: Each school allocation supports student achievement by supporting teachers in the classroom. These hours include attendance at district professional development. The largest portion of time must be allocated to coaching teachers for the purpose of accelerating student growth and performance. Coaches must have a deep understanding of the Teaching/Learning Cycle and be able to transfer the process throughout the school system.

Coaching: For the purposes of impacting teacher effectiveness
? Work collaboratively with building administration to improve student achievement
? Coach teachers through planning, implementation and analysis to improve teacher effectiveness
? Promote professional conversation and reflective thinking to impact teacher effectiveness
? Use the Teaching/Learning Cycle and the gradual release of responsibility
? Collaborate with teachers to assess students? learning needs and develop an instructional plan
? Lead the planning and delivery of a guaranteed and viable standards-based curriculum
? Share monthly coaching logs to monitor progress
? Provide strong, timely support to new teachers
Leadership and Professional Development
? Provide instructional leadership to promote integrated thinking and intentional decision-making
? Keep current with literacy and ESL research-based best practices; develop a thorough understanding of Colorado Academic and Common Core State Standards
? Apply facilitation skills, knowledge and experience to support adult learners? development
? Collaboratively develop/coordinate/facilitate school-based early release days and other professional development
? Collaboratively ensure a rigorous standards based education for all students through a guaranteed and viable curriculum for ALL students

Qualifications:
? At least 5 years of successful classroom teaching experience
? Effective communication and collaboration and interpersonal skills
? Ability to structure own time and manage multiple priorities
? Knowledge of effective instructional strategies in literacy and differentiation strategies for English Language Learners
? Experience in school leadership positions over the past three years
? Evidence of continued participation in professional development
? Knowledge of adult learning
? Facilitation skills
? Basic knowledge of computing skills, technology integration and supporting software programs
? Completion of in-district advanced ELD training or equivalent coursework
Preferred Qualification:
? Masters in Literacy
? ELD Certification/Endorsement
? Advantage Math training
? Experience coaching/supporting classroom teachers
? Cognitive Coaching

Necessary Skills and Background:
? Possess or ability to obtain valid/appropriate Colorado Educator License. Ability to fulfill responsibilities as stated above.
? Willingness to contribute to cultural diversity for educational enrichment.
? All candidates must possess the required license or the ability to fulfill the requirements for the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002.
  • Position Type: Part-time
Job Categories: Instructional Support > Teacher Mentor
Student Services > Teacher Mentor
Athletics & Activities > Coaching
Contact Information
  • Nicole Stone
  • 1500 E 128TH AVE
  • Thornton, Colorado 80241

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