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Instructional Coach - Mathematics

Apply now Job no: 492380
Work type: Full-time exempt
Location: Widener Partnership Charter School
Categories: Administrative (Exempt)

WIDENER PARTNERSHIP CHARTER SCHOOL

Instructional Coach - Mathematics

Reports to: Principal/CEO

The position of Instructional Coach – Mathematics requires a certified teacher who works with classroom teachers in assisting with the full implementation and monitoring of the WPCS adopted math program in response to intervention needs for student achievement. This position requires a solid understanding of the developmental nature of mathematics and the interconnections among concepts. They also need to know and understand the content contained in state standards as well as assessment concepts and requirements. They should understand the purposes and rationales under-girding the adoption of instructional materials and their organization and use in teaching.

Duties & Responsibilities: (include but not limited to)

  • Research and provide staff support that will improve teaching and learning – including: teaching strategies, assessment of math skills, interpretation, and use of assessment results, etc.
  • Research, prepare materials, and identify resources for use by the grade-level teams, school, and teachers – including: teaching strategies, assessment of math skills, and interpretation and use of assessment results, etc.
  • Research and provide information and guidance regarding a range of effective and innovative math practices through various activities such as: individual discussions (informal and formal), coaching sessions, demonstration lessons with pre- and post- discussion/analysis, study groups, staff meetings, and professional development programs.
  • Provide support and assistance to all classroom teachers in the full implementation of the WPCS adopted math program through PSSA and local assessment performance analysis/interpretation.
  • Conduct demonstration lessons to ensure that all teachers have been trained to an advanced level of delivery and are using the instructional materials as designed.
  • Provide on-site staff development to ensure that teachers are knowledgeable about program components and understand the instructional design of how the program meets the standards (alignment).
  • Assist teachers in building an interactive, student-centered classroom and assure that recommendations for improvements are implemented.
  • Work with instructional coach and building administration to design and provide professional development focused on improving alignment and delivery of the written, taught and tested curriculum to increase student success and close performance gaps.
  • Work with teachers and building administration to analyze student data, diagnose instructional needs and identify research-based instructional strategies to close achievement gaps.
  • Assist teachers in diagnosing individual student mathematics weaknesses and match these areas of need with appropriate instructional strategies and resources based on the Pennsylvania State Standards of Mathematics
  • Monitor and report the effectiveness and progress of improved mathematics instruction and student performance to building principals and PLC teams
  • Identify required expenditures to meet instructional needs (e.g. equipment, instructional materials, external learning opportunities, etc.) for the purpose of providing input to school administration in the area of instructional materials.
  • Monitor inventory of instructional materials, equipment and supplies for the purpose of identifying required items to support curriculum in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Support school administration in variety of administrative activities (e.g. curriculum modifications as required by established guidelines, screening, interviewing, and/or orienting staff, development of master schedules, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring a positive learning environment and the efficient use of resources.
  • Serve as a resource in identifying appropriate instructional strategies and interventions to improve student achievement for all students.
  • Assists teachers in preparation, pacing, scope and sequence for instruction.
  • Participate in collaborative grade level meetings to assist in the analysis and utilization of assessment data to improve the focus of instructional planning and student achievement.
  • Assist grade level teams in setting goals for improved instruction and RTII implementation.
  • Meet regularly (weekly) with the Principal/CEO and administrative team to review benchmarks and established data points to assess student progress towards established instructional goals.
  • Prepare forms, records and reports as directed.
  • Attends meetings and trainings as directed.
  • Maintain paperwork consistently, appropriately and in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate/facilitates the use of instructional material in math.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of school, teachers, and classrooms.
  • Coordinate PSSA Testing protocols and procedures
  • Obtain prior approval from the Building Administrator before distributing written communication and other media.
  • Meet weekly with other coaches and instructional support personnel members as determined.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Minimum of 5 year’s teaching experience
  • Master’s Degree in related field
  • PA Certification
  • Current PA background checks (Criminal Background and Child Abuse) as well as FBI clearance.
  • Deep knowledge of instruction, classroom management, and culture-building strategies for urban education.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Charter school experience
  • Teaching experience in range of core subjects
  • Experience using data to inform instruction
Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive University, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience.  Located in Chester, PA, Widener’s main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with satellite campuses in Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the University, please visit our website at www.widener.edu.
 
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