Instructional Coach - Secondary Science
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Round Rock Independent School District
Lead Teacher/Dept. Head
School / Org:
||Westwood Area of Academics
||Round Rock, Texas
No. of Positions:
||9 November 2017
||28 November 2017
Round Rock Independent School District is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):
Instructional Coach - Secondary Science
Location: Westwood Area of Academics
Job Title: Instructional Coach
Evaluation Type: Professional
Pay Grade: 504
Supervisor: Area Director, Academics
Basic Function & Responsibility: Provide support to teachers, campus and district staff members in implementing best instructional practices and use of technology; promote positive change and commitment for engaged learning environments leading to improved student performance.
Characteristic Duties & Responsibilities: The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.
- Develop relationships with adults that lead to positive change in instructional practices and student achievement.
- Support teachers with implementation of research-based, high-yield instructional strategies.
- Assist teachers with understanding state standards for proficiency at all grade levels and content areas.
- Assist individual teachers and teams with analyzing multiple sources of data, including student work, to reflect on student growth and determine appropriate instruction.
- Understand effective instructional practices and assist teachers in implementing these practices.
- Support teachersí implementation of differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all learners.
- Co-teach and model instructional strategies that ensure rigorous core instruction for all learners.
- Provide support to teachers and teams in using backward design to plan instructional units and classroom lessons.
- Observe classroom instruction and provide timely and specific feedback with a focus on studentsí learning behaviors.
- Conduct coaching conversations with teachers to promote reflection and instructional improvement.
- Support the implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of assigned programs for elementary and secondary education, curriculum, and/or instructional support, and ensure that assigned programs are efficiently and effectively administered.
Management of Administrative, Fiscal and/or Facilities Functions:
- Respond in a timely and positive manner to all requests for support from campus and district administrators.
- Coordinate departmental activities with other District offices and administrators and provide assistance to requesting departments.
- Follow District and department policies and procedures.
- Plan and facilitate high-quality district professional development sessions.
- Contribute to the development and refinement of district curriculum resources.
- Support and participate in meeting the objectives of the department and campus improvement plans.
- Meet regularly with campus administration to review campus data and determine priorities for coaching.
- Analyze critical needs in assigned areas and work collaboratively to implement and improve programs.
Professional Growth and Development:
- Actively engage in professional development training, reading and research to keep current on instructional best practices and regularly share new learning with teachers and administrators.
- Participate in professional development that increases effectiveness and improves District performance.
Academic Excellence Indicators and Campus Performance Objectives:
- Support the administration of state-mandated testing at campuses in compliance with state and federal guidelines.
- Monitor and review campus test data and use findings to assist with planning corrective action for the affected group of students and/or campuses.
- Interface with governmental agencies, business and civic organizations, and the community to provide needed information and to promote the Districtís initiatives.
- Communicate with district stakeholders in a positive and supportive manner.
- Foster positive morale by participating in team building activities and the decision-making process.
- Communicate and collaborate with campus/department staff to enhance service delivery, program development, and customer satisfaction.
- Comply with policies established by federal and state law, including but not limited to State Board of Education and local Board policy.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Supervision Exercised: None.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and state assessments.
- Knowledge of curriculum design, implementation, and evaluation.
- Knowledge of effective instruction and classroom management methodologies.
- Knowledge and understanding of the complexities of building collaborative structures in educational environments.
- Skill in using technology as a learning tool in all content areas.
- Skill in analyzing and reflecting on student data, including work samples, to improve instructional practices.
- Ability to locate and obtain instructional materials to support best practice instruction.
- Ability to engage others in collective inquiry and problem-solving.
- Ability to communicate effectively with various stakeholders in groups of various sizes.
Entry Qualifications: Bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university, valid Texas Teacher Certification, and four years of classroom teaching experience.
Physical & Mental Demands:
- Maintain emotional control under stress.
- Work with frequent interruptions.
- Travel district wide occasionally.
- Sit for extended periods of time.
- Use computer for prolonged period resulting in repetitive hand motions.
- Lift and/or carry up to 20 lbs.
- Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment.
- Work is normally performed in a typical interior office work environment with little or no exposure to physical risk.
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