Facilitator Elementary ELAR

Job category: Professional
Exemption Status/Test: Exempt
Reports to: Director
Date Revised: January 10, 2019
Dept./School: Teaching and Learning Development

Primary purpose

Organize, facilitate, and conduct ongoing professional development to support the district’s comprehensive literacy plan. Collaborate with ELAR coordinators to develop a vertically aligned, research-based, and effective curriculum. Provide teacher modeling, coaching, and staff development for ELAR teachers.

Qualifications

Education/Certification

Master’s degree in education or subject-related field preferred

Valid Texas Teacher Certification or Valid Texas elementary teacher certification

ESL Certification preferred

Reading Endorsement preferred

Experience

Minimum 5+ years’ experience as an elementary ELAR teacher

Curriculum development experience preferred

Coaching experience preferred

Special knowledge/skills

Knowledge of curriculum and instruction

Knowledge of best practice strategies

Knowledge of instructional technology

Ability to interpret data

Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders

Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Major responsibilities and duties

  • Work with ELAR curriculum coordinators to ensure effective implementation of Balanced Literacy strategies across the district.
  • Collaborate with staff and other district personnel to formulate, develop, promote, implement, and evaluate the Balanced Literacy initiative.
  • Consult with teachers to develop appropriate strategies for addressing the needs of students.
  • Observe classroom instruction and provide feedback and assistance to classroom teachers to facilitate improvement.
  • Demonstrate and model research based instructional strategies.
  • Promote the use of instructional technology to engage students and to improve learning.
  • Monitor effectiveness of instructional programs through observations, analysis of campus and district test data and use of assessment instruments.
  • Work with administrative staff to develop, coordinate, and deliver teacher professional growth activities in content and program areas.
  • Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.
  • Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and the local board policy.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • None.

Mental demands/physical demands/environmental factors

Tools/Equipment Used: 
Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals
Posture: 
Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: 
Continual sitting and reaching; repetitive hand and arm motions and use of mouse
Lifting: 
Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
Environment: 
Frequent districtwide travel
Mental Demands: 
Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsible and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.