Sep 19, 2019
The Kirkland Group is currently looking for math academic coaches that specialize in elementary, middle, and high school. The coaches, having both content and instructional expertise, will work as a colleague with classroom teachers and administrators to support student learning in the following areas: Data Teams Coordinate data team meetings through scheduling and creation of necessary documents such as agendas, minutes, and essential data. Promote the utilization of action research, common formative assessments, and summative assessments to adjust classroom instruction. Facilitate and adjust individual student achievement based on progress monitoring of data. Assist teachers with maintaining a school "data wall." Data Analysis The coach will gather and provide staff with the school data (TN-Ready, MAAP, STAR, formative assessment, etc.) and assist them with its analysis and interpretation. Teacher Coaching Coaching is non-evaluative, learning relationship between a coach and a teacher with the goal of learning together, thereby improving instruction and student achievement. Work with individual teachers in developing "Research-based Instructional Strategies." Teach lessons side by side with teachers. Conduct collaborative conversations with teachers. (conferences) Facilitate mutual problem solving to assist teachers in implementing and mastering new teaching practices. Implement other approved coaching strategies. Work with the new teacher induction program mentoring the new teachers at assigned school and presenting instructional strategies to them. Instructional Program Support Meet regularly with principals to coordinate instructional activities related to the district and school improvement plans. Meet regularly with the Teaching and Learning Support Team to align activities and plan according to improvement goals. School-Wide Professional Development Assist the principal in creating a calendar for school-wide professional development (PD) that is directly related to school and district improvement plans. Facilitate PD activities by presenting directly to staff or schedule individuals to present activities to staff, other schools or individuals as needed. Coordinate activities and scheduling of school and district trained staff in targeted PD such as (but not limited to) the integration of technology and differentiated instruction. Coordinate school-wide efforts in creating a common system of classroom walkthroughs.
The Kirkland Group Memphis, TN, USA Full-time