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Instructional Coach - English Lang Learners Program

at Gwinnett County Public Schools

Posted: 9/25/2019
Job Reference #: 62312

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Openings as of 10/19/2019

  • Instructional Coach - English Lang Learners Program (Internal Only) JobID: 62312
  • Position Type:
    Teachers/Instructional Coach

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Instructional Support Center

  • Job Code: Instructional Coach - 030204 Standard Hours: 40 Department: English Lang Learners Program - 221113 Empl Class: T3L
    Minimum Salary: $58,949.00/Annually

    Maximum Salary: $87,760.00/Annually

    Scheduled Days: 210

    Target Openings: 1

      License and Certification Qualifications: Valid Georgia teaching certification required.

    Education Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in ESOL or related field required. Master's degree in ESOL or related field preferred.

    Experience Qualifications: Three years of successful teaching experience required. Experience delivering professional learning opportunities and experience working with best practices in English Learners Program including intervention needs with instructional leadership experience preferred.

    Skills Qualifications: Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks/projects concurrently; ability to create and deliver professional learning that supports the direction of the English Learners Program; strong communication skills, both in oral and written format; knowledge and application of research-based instructional strategies in ESOL and federal and state requirements for districts serving English Learner students; ability to work successfully with colleagues; ability to project and generate a positive attitude; and ability to effect change. Proficiency in a language other than English preferred.

    Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for professional learning development and delivery, data collection and evaluation, technical assistance regarding federal requirements, and various tasks that support the development, revision, implementation, and improvement of a cohesive K-12 English Learners program for instruction and assessment of the district's English Learners' progress towards and attainment of proficiency in English for Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS).

    1. Assess needs of English Learner students in each school and community context.
    a. Collect and analyze data from a variety of sources including, but not limited to, formative and standardized test data.
    b. Utilize data to identify strengths and areas of need and to help build school and district capacity to support the academic achievement of English Learners.

    2. Support local schools in developing research based local school language assistance program plans designed to meet the needs of the English Learner population in each individual school.
    a. Provide information and guidance on research based delivery models and instructional practices.
    b. Provide support for local school plans for improvement as they relate to English Learner achievement.

    c. Provide support and assistance to principals, assistant principals, department chairs, and other appropriate personnel in creating extensions and interventions to support English Learner students in accessing and mastering AKS standards.

    3. Design, implement, evaluate, and continually improve professional learning experiences that build the capacity of ESOL and content teachers and school leaders to support academic achievement for English Learners.
    a. Develop professional learning plans consistent with identified student needs, the philosophy, goals, objectives, and needs of the district, and the goals and priorities of the English Learners Program K-12.

    b. Support principals, assistant principals, department chairs, and other appropriate personnel in providing effective, job-embedded professional learning to teachers and staff in their individual schools.
    c. Provide leadership for professional learning courses and programs focuses on continuous quality improvement.

    4. Lead and facilitate development of curriculum designed to support English language acquisition and academic achievement for English Learners.
    a. Support teachers in development of course pages.

    b. Identify, coordinate teacher review, and pilot supplementary English Learner instructional resources to support progress toward proficiency in English and K-12 instruction of the AKS.
    c. Develop lesson plans, interventions, extensions, and assessments for the English Learners Program, K-12.

    d. Provide leadership for implementation of resources as needed.

    5. Communicate effectively with internal and external audiences concerning research and best practices related to English Learners.
    a. Accurately convey district and program philosophy, goals, and objectives to various audiences.

    b. Provide information to appropriate personnel regarding current research, knowledge, and trends in providing effective instruction to and improving the academic achievement of English Learners.

    6. Provide coaching support to ESOL and content teachers in accordance with district and program priorities.
    a. Model effective instruction in classrooms as appropriate.

    b. Support ESOL and K-12 content teachers in becoming reflective practitioners who are able to engage English Learners in learning English and content.

    7. Work collaboratively with the English Learner Programs team to develop and refine guidance on processes and procedures for administering local school language support programs and provide training on databases and other tools to support school and teacher leaders in effectively administering local school language support programs.
    a. Maintain current knowledge of legal requirements.

    b. Work collaboratively to update the ESOL Handbook and other guidance provided to schools.
    c. Assist schools in entering data in the district Student Information System, maintaining accurate records, and utilizing databases and other digital tools to manage English Learner data.

    8. Perform other duties as assigned.

    Physical Demands:
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time. The employee is also required to talk, hear, stand, and walk. The employee may be required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, and/or reach. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.