Teaching and Reading Assistant

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date Posted: 11-13-2012

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Job Description

This position will collaborate with the principal to facilitate the instructional program. This position will work directly with teachers modeling classroom-based strategies, providing collaborative and one-on-one support, and facilitating teacher inquiry and related professional development.

Essential Functions:

1. Curriculum Specialist

Assist teachers in the acquisition of appropriate, district approved resources for students
Understand key components of different program, and how those look in the classroom
Share research, best practices with school staff
Work with staff to align resources and practices with the approved curriculum
Align the written, taught and tested curriculum
Adjust pacing and curriculum guides to ensure alignment with guaranteed curriculum
Assist with the selection and evaluation of resources district-wide

2. Data Analyst

Ensure that student achievement data is driving instructional decisions
Assist staff with the compilation and analysis of student achievement data
Lead data dialogues with staff to ensure instruction is based on data
Organize assessment processes used to determine student performance; assist with flexible grouping appropriate to the instructional process; communicate the analysis of data to administration and staff.

3. Learning Facilitator

Align site and district professional development with district foci
Collaborate with school and district leadership to align change initiatives to school and district vision
Collaborate and support teachers to achieve common goals
Plan and facilitate professional development at school and district-wide that aligns with the principles of effective adult learning
Increase instructional skills of novice staff
Provide on-going job-embedded professional development to school and district staff
Create a positive learning environment, with a continual emphasis on staff improving their professional abilities
Facilitate and support department/team meetings.

4. Instructional Specialist

Communicate clearly and accurately
Use questioning and discussion techniques with staff to support professional learning
Provide feedback to staff
Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness
Demonstrate knowledge of pedagogy
Assist staff with the designing coherent instruction
Assist staff with the selection of appropriate instructional goals
Model, co-teach instruction aligned with district foci
Observe school and district staff to support their instructional needs

5. Catalyst for Change

Meet with building administration on a regular (weekly) basis to monitor the implementation of instructional strategies appropriate to support Reading and/or Math within the content areas.
Display behaviors and attitudes that align with building and district vision
Understand the change process and align professional practices

6. Professional Responsibilities:

Adhere to contractual responsibilities
Reflect on coaching practices
Maintain accurate records related to interactions as a coach within building and district
Grow and develop professionally
Show professionalism

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