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Literacy Coach - Faribault Public Schools

Posted on 2020-03-25 2:41:38 PM

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Job Title: Literacy Coach - Teacher on Special Assignment Job Description: Full-time (1.0 FTE) Elementary Literacy Coach. A literacy coach builds the capacity of Tier 1 (core) classroom teachers to close the literacy achievement gap by supporting teachers&#8217; capacity to implement best practice instruction, increasing student engagement and improving student academic achievement. This support will take place through: * Professional Development - The coach works one-on-one and in small groups with teachers, providing guidance, training, and other resources as needed on a daily or weekly basis for the implementation for grade level, content area, or program development supported by evidence-based practices. * Literacy instructional leadership - A Striving Reading Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) Coach supports the classroom teacher, support staff, and building principal in addressing literacy academic issues teachers face daily in their classrooms. The coach may model lessons, participate in PLC conversations, or help teachers create lesson plans designed to ensure all learners, especially marginalized students in core instruction, meet or exceed grade level expectations. * Collaboration - The SRCL instructional coach teams with administrators, other coaches, and classroom teachers in a collaborative, reflective relationship to enhance literacy instructional capacity and maximize student learning. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: * Provide comprehensive instructional coaching in literacy evidence-based practices consistent with local literacy plan and Striving Reading Comprehensive Literacy Grant requirements * Collaborate with all designated SRCL teachers by providing regular coach feedback on literacy instructional practices, implementation of plan requirements, alignment of practices to the Academic Standards, data analysis, differentiation for students below or above grade level, and other related practices * Serve as resource for identifying support for teachers, especially with regard to differentiating professional learning needs * Know and use current evidence-based practices with a proven track record of success * Advocate for equity by collaborating with district coaches and addressing literacy evidence-based practices that help teachers meet the needs of all learners, especially marginalized students * Communicate regularly with building principals and district administrators to address implementation issues, develop common understanding of outcomes, support teachers, identify challenges, and celebrate successes Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: * Have knowledge of the foundations of reading processes and instruction. * Are able to use a wide range of literacy evidence-based practices, approaches, methods, and curriculum materials to support literacy instruction. * Can use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective literacy instruction. * Know how to create a literate environment that fosters independent reading and writing * View professional development as an essential effort to increasing capacity and meeting the needs of learners. * Has a track record of working with classroom and content area teachers in core instruction. * Demonstrate understanding of MN K-12 Academic Standards in English Language Arts. * Proven practices of modeling and assisting teachers with evidence-based literacy practices and aligning curriculum to academic standards * Can analyze student literacy data to identify student needs and system root causes to design appropriate staff development * Experience working in an elementary K-5 setting within the past 5 years. Licensure: Current MN License with a reading endorsement strongly preferred. Application Procedure: Apply online at: www.faribault.k12.mn.us<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.faribault.k12.mn.us%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C5ab88513ae514220115708d7d0f48792%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637207620976945472&sdata=dagaKvXlt2joGF6Po6fdU4eLKru4woqE2G6Im2xg1HY%3D&reserved=0> Application Deadline: April 8, 2020 or until filled ________________________________ E-MAIL CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The contents of this e-mail message and any attachments are intended solely for the addressee(s) and may contain confidential and/or legally privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient of this message or if this message has been addressed to you in error, please immediately alert the sender by reply e-mail and then delete this message and any attachments. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any use, dissemination, distribution, copying, or storage of this message or any attachment is strictly prohibited.
Job Title:   Literacy Coach - Teacher on Special Assignment

Job Description:  
Full-time (1.0 FTE)  Elementary Literacy Coach.  A literacy coach builds the capacity of Tier 1 (core) classroom teachers to close the literacy achievement gap by supporting teachers’ capacity to implement best practice instruction, increasing student engagement and improving student academic achievement. This support will take place through:
  • Professional Development - The coach works one-on-one and in small groups with teachers, providing guidance, training, and other resources as needed on a daily or weekly basis for the implementation for grade level, content area, or program development supported by evidence-based practices.
  • Literacy instructional leadership - A Striving Reading Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) Coach supports the classroom teacher, support staff, and building principal in addressing literacy academic issues teachers face daily in their classrooms. The coach may model lessons, participate in PLC conversations, or help teachers create lesson plans designed to ensure all learners, especially marginalized students in core instruction, meet or exceed grade level expectations.
  • Collaboration - The SRCL instructional coach teams with administrators, other coaches, and classroom teachers in a collaborative, reflective relationship to enhance literacy instructional capacity and maximize student learning.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide comprehensive instructional coaching in literacy evidence-based practices consistent with local literacy plan and Striving Reading Comprehensive Literacy Grant requirements
  • Collaborate with all designated SRCL teachers by providing regular coach feedback on literacy instructional practices, implementation of plan requirements, alignment of practices to the Academic Standards, data analysis, differentiation for students below or above grade level, and other related practices
  • Serve as resource for identifying support for teachers, especially with regard to differentiating professional learning needs
  • Know and use current evidence-based practices with a proven track record of success
  • Advocate for equity by collaborating with district coaches and addressing literacy evidence-based practices that help teachers meet the needs of all learners, especially marginalized students
  • Communicate regularly with building principals and district administrators to address implementation issues, develop common understanding of outcomes, support teachers, identify challenges, and celebrate successes

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Have knowledge of the foundations of reading processes and instruction.
  • Are able to use a wide range of literacy evidence-based practices, approaches, methods, and curriculum materials to support literacy instruction.
  • Can use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective literacy instruction. 
  • Know how to create a literate environment that fosters independent reading and writing
  • View professional development as an essential effort to increasing capacity and meeting the needs of learners.
  • Has a track record of working with classroom and content area teachers in core instruction.
  • Demonstrate understanding of MN K-12 Academic Standards in English Language Arts.
  • Proven practices of modeling and assisting teachers with evidence-based literacy practices and aligning curriculum to academic standards
  • Can analyze student literacy data to identify student needs and system root causes to design appropriate staff development
  • Experience working in an elementary K-5 setting within the past 5 years. 

Licensure: Current MN License with a reading endorsement strongly preferred.

Application Procedure:  Apply online at: www.faribault.k12.mn.us

Application Deadline: April 8, 2020 or until filled
  




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