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Literacy Specialist, NorthWest(Full-time)

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THE OPPORTUNITY

The primary role of the Literacy Specialist is to deliver literacy based professional learning to district partners across the region.

 


Essential Job Responsibilities / Primary Activities:

 

• Facilitate professional learning using adult learning methodologies to support best practices in Balanced Literacy instruction

• Deliver professional learning and coach classroom teachers and coaches on balanced literacy practices and instructional strategies

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

• Provide reflection questions and suggestions as part of the coaching cycle

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

• Collaborate with AEs and PLS RDs to help expand professional learning opportunities

• Maintain streamlined communication with the sales team to alert them of all activities related to the district (s) they are serving

• Resolve and provide solutions on issues that arise during the engagement period

• Communicate regularly with PLS Regional Directors and the AE about the ongoing professional learning needs of the district

• Attend meetings with AEs and sales team to have more expansive conversations for PL

• Partner with Regional Director of Professional Learning to tailor PPTs and handouts specific to the district’s goals and needs

• Prior to district sessions kicking off, prepare and train the team of specialists via web-ex on all presentations, handouts, and products/materials needed

• Communicate regularly with the aligned Regional Directors about the ongoing professional learning needs of districts

• Maintain professional relationships with districts

• Cultivate and maintain relationships with team and partners

• Literacy specialist reports to the Regional Director of Professional Learning


HOW YOU CAN FIT

• Experience in balanced literacy

• Master's Degree in education or reading related field preferred

• Experience facilitating face-to-face professional learning in literacy and/or reading preferred

• Minimum of 3 to 5 years teaching/coaching experience

• Ability to maintain a travel schedule of 85%

• Excellent 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


 

 

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