Jan 13, 2024

Specialist, Secondary Literacy & Professional Development

  • TrulyHired
  • Charlotte, NC, USA
Full-time Teaching

Job Description

Summary: The Secondary Literacy Professional Development Facilitator is a Literacy Specialist who helps foster the development and growth of professional learning communities and facilitates job-embedded professional learning around Secondary Literacy with colleagues. This position provides vision and leadership for teacher growth by working in close collaboration with the school leadership, central services, and school based staff. Supports the building of staff capacity to meet the goals outlined in the district's strategic plan and school improvement plans, to inspire 21st century learning tools and methods.

Essential Duties: (These duties represent a sample and may vary by position.)
  • Assumes a variety of roles in the Secondary Literacy program including:
Change Manager: guides central office and school staff in assessing effectiveness of Secondary Literacy instructional practices and moves staff to implement necessary systemic changes

Coach: helps teachers transfer learning experiences into practice

Consultant: supports individuals or groups in determining the best course of action to carry out specific tasks and meet specific objectives

Facilitator: designs and implements processes to create productive interactions for teachers to improve practice

Program Manager: manages the implementation of a professional development plan to support Secondary Literacy across the district

Resource Provider: provides resources to help staff reach desired goals

Professional Developer: helps staff acquire new skills and knowledge through custom-designed, job-embedded learning activities
  • Engages teachers to develop a culture that fosters professional learning communities and promotes all staff as learners acquiring and building a repertoire of skills to meet the needs of every student.
  • Develops, designs, implements, refines and evaluates professional development for teachers related to: evidence of student learning, data analysis, instructional best practices, collaborative team planning, individual professional growth, reflective practices, and effective technology integration.
  • Leads the modification and improvement of teaching methods in a culturally responsive school.
  • Promotes integration of technology in teaching strategies for inspired teaching and learning.
  • Collaborates with professional development professionals to foster growth opportunities for self and colleagues.
  • Conducts professional development sessions for teachers on rigorous content area instruction and technology tools.
  • Assists classroom teachers in selecting, locating and securing instructional materials, developing skills and techniques of Literacy education, accessing current Literacy education curriculum, and evaluating instructional effectiveness and program success
  • Develop programming for individual instructional groups by adapting materials and instruction needs to meet the needs of individuals
  • Conducts classroom observations in order to appraise program and instructional effectiveness of Literacy professional learning for teachers
  • Participate in the evaluation and selection of materials and equipment appropriate to teaching of Literacy curriculum in the Secondary schools
  • Coordinates the planning and staging of district wide professional learning in Literacy
  • Participate in training programs offered to increase individual skills and proficiency related to assignments
  • Serves as a coach to teachers learning new strategies and instructional methods.
  • Demonstrates high expectations and models effective strategies for continuous school improvement.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
Licensing / Certification Requirements: SPII License, K-6 Elementary Education License, NC Middle Grades or High School License in a core content area (Literacy, language arts, science, or social studies), ESL, or World Languages.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
  • Knowledge of effective teaching methods and commitment to continuous learning.
  • Knowledge of the North Carolina teacher evaluation process.
  • Knowledge of Common Core Standards for all subject areas and grade levels within the schools and knowledge of North Carolina Essential Standards.
  • Knowledge of effective teaching, assessment and best practices for inspired learning
  • Knowledge of the challenges facing large, diverse, urban school districts.
  • Knowledge of professional development techniques and adult learning theory.
  • Ability to remain current in teaching methodologies and best practices.
  • Ability to use collaborative skills in diverse groups within the school district to realize CMS' student learning goals.
  • Ability to effectively discern the professional development needs of the school and model strategies needed.
  • A clear sense of integrity and professionalism.
  • Ability to work as a team player.
  • Ability to lead projects using time management skills, meeting deadlines, prioritizing projects, planning starting and ending deadlines, and successfully bringing closure to projects.
  • Flexibility to adjust priorities and assume new responsibilities based on school needs.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details.
  • Proficient in 21st century technology teaching tools.

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