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Secondary Learning Specialist
Summary
Title:Secondary Learning Specialist
ID:1354
Department:Administration
Location:Central Administration
Description

Primary Purpose:

  • Work directly with assigned subject area teachers to plan lessons, create assessments, review data, and provide instructional coaching.
  • Provide curriculum leadership and support classroom teaching to ensure an aligned and articulated instructional program in the subject area assigned.
  • Develop and train instructional staff to effectively incorporate the use of technology into instructional programs and curriculum.
  • Positively impact student achievement through support, training, coaching, and mentoring.

Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

Bachelor’s degree

Master’s degree from accredited university (preferred)

Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements for subject assigned

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Knowledge of curriculum design and implementation

Ability to interpret data and evaluate instruction programs and teaching effectiveness

Ability to develop and deliver training to adult learners

Knowledge of instructional software applications

Knowledge of curriculum and technology used in instructional setting

Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Respected by peers

Contributes to a positive culture of high expectations and increased rigor

Desires to be part of a team and builds trusting relationships

Passionate about ongoing development and learning

Skilled in instructional planning

Communicates effectively

Experience:

5 years teaching experience in subject area/grade level assigned

3 years as a master or mentor teacher (preferred)

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Approximately 80% of the work week will be campus-based documented activities and support (facilitating curriculum strategies, supporting classroom instruction needs, sharing successful programs and practices, providing feedback to teachers and principals, and supporting PLCs). Approximately 20% of the work week will be attending central office coordinated professional development and curriculum/assessment coordination.

Training

  1. Design, develop, and present effective campus- and district-level staff development on the use of technology-based instructional strategies in the classroom. Assess participant acquisition of skills using a variety of evaluation procedures and conduct follow-up training based on results.
  2. Design individual instructional modules, instructional materials, and training aides that incorporate the use of technology into the existing curriculum.
  3. Work with principal(s) and campus committees in planning technology training, implementing technology plans, and selecting instructional equipment and software.
  4. Work with district technology staff and outside vendors to ensure that teachers and administrators have the support, equipment, and materials needed to implement technology-based instruction.
  5. Monitor and evaluate implementation of technology-based curriculum at the campus level.

Instructional and Program Management

  1. Work cooperatively with directors and campus principals in developing and supervising the instructional programs in assigned subject area.
  2. Coordinate the review, development, and revision of all subject area programs and related curriculum documents and materials, including curriculum guides, course outlines, and teaching plans.
  3. Oversee testing programs for the assigned subject area and make recommendations for improvement where appropriate.
  4. Coordinate the ordering and use of departmental instructional aids and materials for assigned subject area.
  5. Evaluate the curriculum and instruction program effectiveness for the assigned subject area based on evaluative findings (including student achievement data) and recommend changes as needed.
  6. Maintain a resource library of publications, supplementary materials, and supplies relevant to the assigned subject area.
  7. Participate in development, preparation, and administration of the budget for supplies, equipment, and facilities in area of assignment.

Staff Development

  1. Plan and provide staff development for teachers, administrators, and staff in designated subject area.
  2. Disseminate information regarding current research and significant developments on the state and national levels in area assigned.
  3. Observe classroom instruction and provide feedback and assistance to classroom teachers to facilitate improvement and innovation. Demonstrate teaching strategies with students in classroom.

Budget and Inventory

  1. Assist principal to administer campus budget for instructional technology expenditures.
  2. Monitor purchase and use of legal software at the campus level.

Other

  1. Convey information to parent and community members about school programs.
  2. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.
  3. Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy. Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

None.

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment

Posture: Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting

Motion: Repetitive hand motions, frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching

Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)

Environment: Frequent districtwide travel; occasional statewide travel

Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress

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