Literacy Specialist, Per Diem - Seattle

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Product Development
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G0800600 Requisition #

WHO WE ARE

Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 97 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at www.scholastic.com.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

 

Our Education Division is seeking to hire an energetic part-time Literacy Specialist (per diem) with deep knowledge and experience with balanced literacy, guided reading, literacy stations, and the 6+1 traits of writing. The primary role of the Literacy Specialist is to deliver literacy based professional learning to district partners across the region.

 

 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

The Literacy Specialist will also:

  • Facilitate professional learning using adult learning methodologies to support best practices in Guided Reading and writing instruction

  • Deliver professional learning and coach classroom teachers and coaches on balanced literacy practices and instructional strategies, guided reading in particular

  • Support classroom teachers in building content knowledge and understanding their role in the implementation process

  • Provide feedback as part of the coaching cycle to pinpoint areas of progress as well as development opportunities

  • Maintain highest degree of expertise in literacy instruction and Scholastic product knowledge

  • Maintain professional relationships with districts

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with team and partners

 

HOW YOU CAN FIT

 

  • Master's Degree (or progress toward a Degree) in education or reading related field

  • At least 3-5 years’ experience facilitating face-to-face professional learning in literacy and/or reading

  • Minimum of 3-5 years teaching experience

  • Ability to maintain a travel schedule

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Power Point

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

  • Facilitation skills, professionalism and creativity

  • Criminal Background Checks

  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

  • Current knowledge of college and career readiness standards

  • Knowledge of the human change process and adult learning theories

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Scholastic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam veteran.


Those factors shall not influence the determination of qualifications for a job or other opportunity within the company. Further, all personnel actions (such as compensation, tuition aid, benefits, transfers, promotions, and dismissals, company-sponsored training, social and recreational programs) shall be administered without discrimination.


To view the full EOE policy, click here.


To view the Scholastic Inc. EEO Policy statement, click here.


To view the Pay Transparency provision, click here.​

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