Education Service Center Region 11

  • Instructional Coach – K-12 Social Studies 19260-2 & 19261 Two Positions JobID: 4672
  • Position Type:

Professional Support: Campus/Instructional Coach

  • Category/Recruitment Type:

Other

  • Date Posted:

4/23/2021

  • Location:

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Closing Date:

05/07/2021

District:
Fort Worth ISD

Instructional Coach – K-12 Social Studies
Reports to: Executive Director – K-12 Social Studies Pay Grade: 604
PC 19260-2 & 19261 Two positions
Duty Days: 210
Salary Range: 65,192 – $79,611
This is a grant-funded position

Position Purpose

Collaborates with other Coordinators in Dual Language & ESL Programs to develop a clearly defined and expressed plan for implementation of biliteracy instruction and sheltered instruction methods. Creates systems for providing ongoing support for and monitoring linguistic growth and content performance of English Learners (ELs) and English Proficient students (EPs) in dual language programs. Plans, coordinates, and delivers professional learning opportunities for central and campus staff that reflect needs of ELs in dual language programs. Provides leadership in developing and expanding the District’s dual language program PK-12.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Supports and provides guidance of dual language program implementation to District administrators, educators, and staff.
  • Creates relevant dual language resources and department collateral for campuses and families including printed / written materials such as a program guide, handouts, presentation content, facilitation guides, activities, and social media posts, to support accomplishing program goals.
  • Plans and provides professional learning to campus-based leadership on practical tools for monitoring, coaching, and supporting teachers in biliteracy instruction and linguistically accommodated content instruction that is differentiated by language proficiency levels.
  • Observes dual language classroom instruction and provides feedback and assistance to campus leaders/classroom teachers to facilitate improvement in assigned quadrants.
  • Conducts classroom snapshots, instructional rounds and/or walk-throughs for the purpose of identifying patterns in instructional practice across grade-levels and/or campuses and allocates supplemental resources for teachers to provide linguistic accommodations and facilitate instructional interventions.
  • Provides resources and training opportunities for teachers working toward bilingual certification.
  • Consults with parents, administrators, counselors, teachers, community agencies, and other relevant individuals to meet the needs of bilingual students.
  • Establishes clear indicators of success to evaluate effectiveness of the dual language program based on findings (including student achievement and language proficiency data) and recommends changes as needed.
  • Collaborates with talent management in the allocation of bilingual teachers during staffing and leveling.
  • Supports all Federal, State, and Local compliance of the mandated dual language program, including annual submission of the Waiver report; and maintains organized, detailed records to verify and track all submissions in the Title III Compliance Report.
  • Organizes and coordinates with campus administration to provide the required summer school program (for ELs entering K or grade 1).
  • Supports the Division of Academics in all instructional improvement efforts for all students including the Instructional Framework, the Literacy Framework, and the Dual Language Framework.
  • Stays abreast of current research in dual language education and educational issues in general by reading/viewing appropriate information, attending appropriate professional learning events, and engaging in personal and/or collaborative reflection on learnings.

Safety

  • Performs preventive maintenance on tools and equipment and ensures equipment is in safe operating condition.
  • Follows established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties including lifting and climbing; operates tools and equipment according to established safety procedures.
  • Corrects unsafe conditions in work area and promptly reports any conditions that are not immediately correctable to supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None.

Personal Work Relationships

  • All Fort Worth ISD employees must maintain a commitment to the District’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.
  • Exhibits high professionalism, standards of conduct and work ethic.
  • Demonstrates high quality customer service; builds rapport/relationship with the consumer.
  • Demonstrates cultural competence in interactions with others; is respectful of co-workers; communicates and acts as a team player; promotes teamwork; responds and acts appropriately in confrontational situations.

Other Duties as Assigned

  • Performs all job-related duties as assigned and in accordance to the Board rules, policies and regulations. All employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of Dual Language Education, curriculum and instruction, and strategies and materials for the education of bilingual students.
  • Knowledge of the English Language Proficiency Standards and Linguistic Accommodations.
  • Knowledge of the Proficiency Level Descriptors (PLDS).
  • Knowledge of Spanish language arts and biliteracy.
  • Knowledge of the adult-learning process.
  • Skill in written and oral communication, including ability to interact with and influence all levels of central office, campus staff, and parents.
  • Skill in organizing and coordinating work, as well as public and interpersonal relations.
  • Ability to interpret District policies, and (local, state and federal) regulations for dual language programs, procedures, and data.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written forms, with bilingual parents and students.
  • Ability to plan and facilitate professional development related to dual language programs across content areas.
  • Ability to conduct deep data analyses and create plans for instructional targets based on identified needs.
  • Ability to articulate program goals to District and community stakeholders.
  • Ability to use software to access databases, email, create spreadsheets, and do word processing.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

Travel Requirements

  • Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Physical & Mental Demands, Work Hazards

  • Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment, including computer and peripherals.
  • Posture: Prolonged sitting and standing; occasional stooping, squatting, kneeling, bending, pushing/pulling, and twisting.
  • Motion: Frequent repetitive hand motions, including keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching.
  • Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds).
  • Environment: Works in an office setting; may require occasional irregular and/or prolonged hours.
  • Attendance: Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is required for this position.
  • Mental Demands: Maintains emotional control under stress; works with frequent interruptions.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university required;
  • Master’s degree from accredited college or university preferred;
  • Major in Bilingual Education, a related field, or significant coursework and/or professional learning related to second language acquisition preferred.
  • Certification/License:
  • Valid Texas Teaching Certification with Bilingual endorsements required;
  • Valid Texas Mid-Management certification preferred;
  • Experience:
  • 6 years’ experience required including;
  • 3 years’ as a Bilingual/Dual Language teacher;
  • 3 years’ experience in developing/implementing staff development and/or serving in a campus leadership role.
  • Experience with diverse student population, especially in a large multicultural urban district preferred.
  • Language: Bilingual (English/Spanish) working proficiency required.

This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

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