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Regional Instructional Specialist in New York, NY at Catapult Learning

Date Posted: 6/21/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Overview

We are an organization of dedicated people who know how exciting and rewarding it is to help children achieve. We are eager to have people join us whose training, skills and experience add to our ability to provide successful, research based instructional systems, great teaching, excellent support services, and strong partnerships with the schools we serve across the US. We emphasize flexible work schedules, small group teaching environments and high professional standards and will provide you the opportunity to grow with us and help students achieve beyond expectations.

The instructional specialist will provide ongoing development of the instructional programs within the assigned school region and their schools to improve teachers’ instructional practices that increase student learning. The instructional specialist also works collaboratively with the principal.

Locations: NY, Westchester, Duchess Rockland and Hudson Valley Region


Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • works collaboratively with other instructional specialists and the Associate Superintendent for curriculum/staff development to ensure consistency throughout the region
  • consults with the regional superintendent and principals to assess instructional needs
  • works with principals and teachers to improve the instructional program at the assigned schools
  • determines a base line of current practice and continuous improvement
  • communicates the core belief that all students can learn and sets high expectations
  • is knowledgeable of research based best practices and the successful implementation of these practices
  • develops and implements new and promising practices and/or programs.
  • disaggregates, analyzes, and interprets test data, and then assists in its interpretation to determine instructional needs and school improvement
  • differentiates support to school staff based on student data and knowledge of research and best practices; offers and uses a repertoire of strategies that address the goal that all students can achieve at high levels, regardless of race/ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, or other factors of diversity
  • helps to plan, conduct and/or facilitate meetings or workshops
  • organizes and disseminates quality instructional methods and materials and duties such as demonstration teaching, and team teaching that would encourage or allow collaboration among staff members. 
  • Effectively teaches adults, in both a group and individual setting, understands and communicates the implications of the changes needed in today's Catholic education system.
  • keeps abreast of and interprets to the staff, current research, curriculum development, and instructional strategies.
  • models the integration of technology in all curriculum areas.
  • performs other duties as assigned which relate to the instructional area of expertise.

Job Requirements



EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Valid teaching certificate
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience working with the EngageNY curriculum preferred
  • Experience teaching in a technology-enriched environment
  • Evidence of professional growth
  • Strong references from current administrator
  • Minimum of 5 years successful teaching experience
  • Experienced successful classroom management
  • Successful use of instructional strategies with diverse student populations
  • Experience delivering professional development


OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must understand that all children can learn.
  • Must demonstrate positive and enthusiastic attitude towards internal and external customers.
  • Must be flexible.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and computer skills are highly preferred.
  • Gains cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
  • Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing.
  •  Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of work.

  

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT/WORKING CONDITIONS:

Light lifting, walking, climbing stairs. Most programs are in school settings.