Education Service Center Region 11
Builds capacity of teachers across the District in core content areas through professional learning, coaching, and in classroom support for English Learners (ELs) with curriculum, instruction, assessment, and student-centered, equity driven instructional practices. Supports teachers in campus differentiation of curriculum and content planning for ELs. Engages in data-driven conversations to support student and teacher growth. Provides guidance/support for campus personnel related to the state and federal assessment of ELs. Collaborates with campus administrators in the alignment of campus instructional practices to increase student achievement and campus outcomes/goals for EL students. Creates, presents, and supports presentations for professional development offerings in support of EL students in collaboration with the content area Executive Director and Content Coordinators. Supports curriculum development as well as other instructional initiatives. Builds capacity for the support of language acquisition at campuses in order to improve outcomes and student achievement through specific content instructional support. Focuses on supporting the highest needs campuses as an equity strategy designed to improve outcomes of our most marginalized students and communities.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Demonstrates a growth mindset in working with and building strong relationships with teachers.
- Facilitates the differentiation of core content curriculum in support of EL students.
- Collaborates with teachers on planning and preparing standards-aligned, linguistically accommodating lessons.
- Collaborates with campus instructional coaches and campus leadership team to support teachers with instructional strategies to best benefit EL students.
- Support teachers with instructional needs for EL students specific to the content area through observation/feedback, modeling, co-teaching, coaching and professional learning.
- Debriefs and conducts professional conversations with teachers regarding instructional delivery.
- Collaborates with other Content Area Coaches and Content Coordinators across the Teaching and Learning organization.
- Maintains accurate and timely records to document support.
- Attends department meetings, trainings, and professional learning as assigned.
- Responds promptly to telephone and email inquiries from campus staff and central administration.
- Maintains cooperative and professional working relationships with peers, students, administration, and other school/district employees.
- Supports curriculum and assessment development as assigned.
- 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.
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 with 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 federal and state guidelines and District policies and procedures regarding education and students.
- Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiation of instruction necessary to create effective and productive student-centered learning environments.
- Knowledge of assigned content facts, concepts, theories, and principles that are being taught.
- Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis, and the formulation of action plans.
- Knowledge of multicultural diversity issues in the workplace.
- Skill at the intermediate level, working with Microsoft Office 365, especially Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
- Skill in demonstrating multicultural experiences and experience with second language learners.
- Skill in planning and providing professional learning, technical assistance, and consultation; lesson planning with multiple core-area teachers; leading and developing professional learning.
- Skill in researching and interpreting relevant data.
- Skill at the college level, in writing, speaking, and interpersonal communication skills, including principles of English and grammar usage.
- Ability to be flexible with personal time, to work after school and /or on Saturdays to provide professional learning activities and/or facilitate/accomplish other needed activities.
- Ability to conduct classroom observations and decide what professional learning to provide.
- Ability to consider academic, social, and emotional needs of students in making decisions about academic settings and accommodations for individual students.
- Ability to facilitate and conduct group meetings.
- Ability to handle office files and records of a confidential nature.
- Ability to schedule dual language participants into appropriate learning activities.
- Ability to aggregate and analyze student outcome data, gain insights, and communicate those insights to teachers.
- Ability to work effectively in collaborative teams and to lead and direct PLCs.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with staff and the community in a multi-ethnic educational environment.
- 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.
- Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
Physical & Mental Demands, Work Hazards
- Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office and instructional equipment, including computer, peripherals, and Promethean Board.
- 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 or classroom 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
- Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university required;
- Major in Education, a Content Area, or a related field to subject being taught required;
- Master’s degree from accredited college or university preferred.
- Valid Texas Teaching Certification required;
- ESL or Bilingual Certification required.
- 4 years’ teaching Social Studies required;
- Experience with diverse student population, especially in a large multicultural urban district preferred;
- Experience facilitating or presenting professional learning preferred;
- Experience as an instructional coach, department head, team lead, grade level-lead, or Lead Content Teacher preferred.
- Language: Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
This is a grant-funded position
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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