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Media Specialist, Part-time (.5) - Rochester STEM Academy

Posted on 2020-06-22 10:39:57 AM

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POSITION: Part-Time Library Media Specialist (.5) LOCATION: ROCHESTER STEM ACADEMY TO APPLY: Send cover Letter, Resume and three references (one reference should have direct knowledge of our work history or be a past supervisor) to: Dr. Charlene Ellingson, Executive Director stemdirector@rochesterstemacademy.org<mailto:stemdirector@rochesterstemacademy.org> SUMMARY Ensure students and staff are effective users of information. Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. Instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information. Provide quality instruction aligned to the INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATORS OF MINNESOTA (ITEM) standards. Use a variety of assessment strategies - diagnostic, formative, and summative- to inform instructional decisions and increase student self-management of learning. Rigorous inquiry-based learning tasks engage students in deep content of the discipline as well as the habits of scholarship. Stay abreast of changing trends in the field in order to ensure student and staff are 21st Century Skills proficient. Provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library media program (SLMP) is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school, and is an integral component of the learning/instructional program. May be required to work as a member of the campus STEM team to ensure quality integrated instruction across disciplines. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS &#8226; Acquire knowledge of the goals of the District Improvement Agenda and site/school goals. Work to support and achieve those goals. &#8226; Assess own instructional effectiveness through the Professional Development Process (PDP). Participate in ongoing and regular staff, team and individual professional development. Information Specialist As information specialist, the library media specialist provides leadership and expertise in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in all formats, as well as expertise in the ethical use of information. The library media specialist ensures equitable access and responsible use of information by: &#8226; developing and maintaining a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community, in accordance with district policy &#8226; cooperating and networking with other libraries, library media specialists, and agencies to provide access to resources outside the school &#8226; modeling effective strategies for developing multiple literacies &#8226; evaluating, promoting, and using existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning, supplement school resources, connect the school with the global learning community, communicate with students and teachers, and provide 24/7 access to library media services &#8226; providing guidance in software and hardware evaluation &#8226; understanding copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property, and assisting users with their understanding and observance of the same Instructional Partner As an instructional partner, the library media specialist works with teachers and other educators to build and strengthen connections between student information and research needs, curricular content, learning outcomes, and information resources. The library media specialist demonstrates his or her role as an essential and equal partner in the instructional process by: &#8226; participating in the curriculum development process at both the building and district level to ensure that the curricula include the full range of literacy skills (information, media, visual, digital, and technological literacy) necessary to meet content standards and to develop lifelong learners &#8226; collaborating with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking &#8226; participating in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities &#8226; joining with teachers and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning &#8226; planning and providing professional development opportunities within the school and district for and with all staff, including other library media specialists Teacher As a teacher, the library media specialist empowers students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. The library media specialist has a working knowledge of and implement the Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota (ITEM) Standards and the District Graduation Requirements; knowledge of the subject matter, classroom management techniques, current researched best practices and strategies, as well as students' learning styles and needs, both academic and affective. He or she creates lessons, safe learning environments, and a library collection that are respectful and interesting as well as multicultural, linguistically, gender and ability fair, and developmentally appropriate. Assesses students' developmental, cognitive and social needs and provide developmentally appropriate instruction to meet those needs. The library media specialist supports students&#8217; success by guiding them in: &#8226; reading for understanding, for exposure to diversity of viewpoints and genres and for pleasure &#8226; using information for defined and self-defined purposes &#8226; building on prior knowledge and constructing new knowledge &#8226; embracing the world of information and all its formats &#8226; working with peers in successful collaboration for learning &#8226; constructively assessing their own learning and the work of their peers &#8226; becoming their own best critics &#8226; fostering thinking, reasoning, and problem solving. Program Administrator As program administrator, the library media specialist works collaboratively with members of the learning community to define the policies of the school library program, and to guide and direct all activities related to it. The library media specialist maximizes the efficiency and effectiveness of the school library program by: &#8226; using strategic planning for the continuous improvement of the program &#8226; using evidence of practice, particularly in terms of learning outcomes, to support program goals and planning &#8226; establishing processes and procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing, etc. that assure appropriate resources are available when needed &#8226; selecting and using effective technological applications for management purposes Education and Experience Guidelines &#8226; Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university. &#8226; A Valid MN Teaching license in Library Media Specialist (K-12) &#8226; Prior successful experience student teaching or teaching in an urban, multicultural education setting. &#8226; Demonstrated continued professional development through coursework, research, peer collaboration and/or job-embedded staff development. COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: Diversity is one of Rochester STEM Academy&#8217;s core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body.

POSITION:  Part-Time Library Media Specialist (.5)

LOCATION: ROCHESTER STEM ACADEMY

 

TO APPLY: Send cover Letter, Resume and three references (one reference should have direct knowledge of our work history or be a past supervisor) to:          

 

Dr. Charlene Ellingson, Executive Director

stemdirector@rochesterstemacademy.org

                                                 

SUMMARY

Ensure students and staff are effective users of information. Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. Instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information. Provide quality instruction aligned to the INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATORS OF MINNESOTA (ITEM) standards. Use a variety of assessment strategies - diagnostic, formative, and summative- to inform instructional decisions and increase student self-management of learning. Rigorous inquiry-based learning tasks engage students in deep content of the discipline as well as the habits of scholarship. Stay abreast of changing trends in the field in order to ensure student and staff are 21st Century Skills proficient. Provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library media program (SLMP) is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school, and is an integral component of the learning/instructional program. May be required to work as a member of the campus STEM team to ensure quality integrated instruction across disciplines.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

·         Acquire knowledge of the goals of the District Improvement Agenda and site/school goals. Work to support and achieve those goals.

·         Assess own instructional effectiveness through the Professional Development Process (PDP). Participate in ongoing and regular staff, team and individual professional development.

Information Specialist

As information specialist, the library media specialist provides leadership and expertise in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in all formats, as well as expertise in the ethical use of information. The library media specialist ensures equitable access and responsible use of information by:

·         developing and maintaining a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community, in accordance with district policy

·         cooperating and networking with other libraries, library media specialists, and agencies to provide access to resources outside the school

·         modeling effective strategies for developing multiple literacies

·         evaluating, promoting, and using existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning, supplement school resources, connect the school with the global learning community, communicate with students and teachers, and provide 24/7 access to library media services

·         providing guidance in software and hardware evaluation

·         understanding copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property, and assisting users with their understanding and observance of the same

Instructional Partner

As an instructional partner, the library media specialist works with teachers and other educators to build and strengthen connections between student information and research needs, curricular content, learning outcomes, and information resources. The library media specialist demonstrates his or her role as an essential and equal partner in the instructional process by:

·         participating in the curriculum development process at both the building and district level to ensure that the curricula include the full range of literacy skills (information, media, visual, digital, and technological literacy) necessary to meet content standards and to develop lifelong learners

·         collaborating with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking

·         participating in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities

·         joining with teachers and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning

·         planning and providing professional development opportunities within the school and district for and with all staff, including other library media specialists  

Teacher

As a teacher, the library media specialist empowers students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. The library media specialist has a working knowledge of and implement the Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota (ITEM) Standards and the District Graduation Requirements; knowledge of the subject matter, classroom management techniques, current researched best practices and strategies, as well as students' learning styles and needs, both academic and affective. He or she creates lessons, safe learning environments, and a library collection that are respectful and interesting as well as multicultural, linguistically, gender and ability fair, and developmentally appropriate. Assesses students' developmental, cognitive and social needs and provide developmentally appropriate instruction to meet those needs. The library media specialist supports students’ success by guiding them in:

·         reading for understanding, for exposure to diversity of viewpoints and genres and for pleasure

·         using information for defined and self-defined purposes

·         building on prior knowledge and constructing new knowledge

·         embracing the world of information and all its formats

·         working with peers in successful collaboration for learning

·         constructively assessing their own learning and the work of their peers

·         becoming their own best critics

·         fostering thinking, reasoning, and problem solving.

Program Administrator

As program administrator, the library media specialist works collaboratively with members of the learning community to define the policies of the school library program, and to guide and direct all activities related to it. The library media specialist maximizes the efficiency and effectiveness of the school library program by:

·         using strategic planning for the continuous improvement of the program

·         using evidence of practice, particularly in terms of learning outcomes, to support program goals and planning

·         establishing processes and procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing, etc. that assure appropriate resources are available when needed

·         selecting and using effective technological applications for management purposes

Education and Experience Guidelines

·         Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university.

·         A Valid MN Teaching license in Library Media Specialist (K-12)

·         Prior successful experience student teaching or teaching in an urban, multicultural education setting.

·         Demonstrated continued professional development through coursework, research, peer collaboration and/or job-embedded staff development.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:

Diversity is one of Rochester STEM Academy’s core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body.