The Baldwinsville Central School District is currently accepting applications from dedicated educators for an instructional support, Learning Coach assignment for the 2020/2021 school year. Certification in Literacy or a Humanities related field is required. The following information is provided as additional information / job description of the Learning Coach assignment that supports Grades 7-12 teaching staff:
The Learning Coach provides leadership to collaborative work in Building and District settings with the primary mission to increase and support academic achievement. Learning Coaches will facilitate change in instructional practices of teachers to help them diagnose student needs more analytically; plan more productively; and teach more effectively.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES (Including other duties as determined by the Superintendent and/or his/her designee):
The Learning Coach will assist classroom teachers and building administrators with:
Gathering, analyzing, and interpretation of data.
School improvement and instructional program support:
Facilitate and promote a system of standards-based instruction.
Facilitate identification of subject area/grade level standards.
Coordinate the development and application of common assessments.
Assist with planning school improvement and professional development
Promote the utilization of action research, common formative and summative assessments to adjust classroom instruction.
Data analysis around literacy, math and science instruction. The Learning Coach will gather classroom data and assist teachers with its analysis and interpretation.
Coaching is a non-evaluative, learning relationship between a Learning Coach and a teacher with the goal of learning together, thereby improving instruction and student achievement.
Work with individual and teams of teachers in developing research-based instructional strategies
Teach model lessons where appropriate
Observe classroom teaching and provide coaching feedback
Teach lessons side by side with teachers
Conduct collaborative conversations with teachers
Facilitate mutual problem solving to assist teachers in implementing and mastering new teaching practices.
Train and support the collaborative work of educators in grade-level, department, school-wide and District-wide teams. Co-plan and co-facilitate PLCs at the school, department and grade-level as needed.
Work with the district’s teacher mentoring program, mentoring the new teachers and presenting instructional strategies to them.
Assist the Directors of Curriculum & Instruction in creating a calendar for district-wide professional development (PD) that relates to school and district strategic plans.
Facilitate PD activities by presenting directly to staff or scheduling individuals to present activities to staff, a needed.
1. Valid NYS Teacher certification
2. Strong commitment to children
3. Minimum of five years of successful Grades 7-12 teaching experience; preferably in the Humanities, but Math/Sciences will be considered
4. Knowledge and experience with Professional Learning Communities and other collaborative work focused on building the professional capital and capacity of educators.
5. Demonstrated leadership skills in the areas of curriculum, assessment, program evaluation, staff
6. Knowledge of NYS Learning Standards and understanding of effective classroom instruction
7. Excellent written & oral communication and organizational skills and the ability to work positively and cooperatively with others
8. Principal or other Administrator recommendation
9. Such alternatives to the above as may be found to be appropriate and acceptable to the Superintendent or his/her designee