Instructional Coach

The Hyde Park Day School Chicago, IL
Position Summary:

The instructional coach will support the professional learning of classroom teachers using a coaching model to support effective implementation of best practices in instruction for bright students with learning disabilities.

Essential Functions and Duties:

* Support the implementation of the school's identified instructional programs, strategies, technology, and assessments through coaching and training (80%)

* Facilitates the growth of staff by, though not limited to,

* Maintaining ongoing meetings with staff

* Finding resources

* Building relationships

* Modeling design and steering implementation of various instructional and assistive technologies into staff practices

* Identifying the need, designing, and creating support materials for staff and students

* Collaborates with staff in the implementation of instructional programs, methodologies, and technology tools with individual students or as a class

* Designs, plans and provides ongoing professional development activities in a variety of different formats/times of day

* Conducts demonstration lessons

* Observes classroom lessons and provides feedback

* Participates in ongoing professional development in order to effectively support the instructional programs, methodologies and assistive technology aligned to our mission

* Maintains a variety of files, documents and/or records

* Communicates with staff, parents and students for a variety of purposes and in a variety of formats

* Technical Responsibilities (20%)

* Supports staff, students and parents with basic troubleshooting to maintain an efficient and functional working environment

* Creates materials

* Provides training

* Maintains the function of variety of devices (PC/Mac Platform, interactive whiteboards, tablets/iPads, printers/copiers, document cameras and emerging technologies)

* Works with outside technical companies under the supervision of the Director of Technology

* Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining a professional demeanor

* Performs other related duties as assigned

Position Salary & Benefits:

* Salary is commensurate with experience. The Hyde Park Day School offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Education/Experience:

* Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 5 years' experience and/or training

* Master's degree in Education preferred

* Professional Educator License

Competencies:

* Knowledge of best practices for teaching and learning

* Knowledge and experience with students with learning disabilities

* Knowledge and experience with instructional and assistive technology

* Knowledge and experience with coaching

* Ability to work with teachers and students to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process

* Ability to be a self-starter

* Outstanding oral and written communication skills

* Strong planning, organizational and presentation skills

* Strong human relation skills

* Wilson Level 1 Certification preferred

Working Environment:

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity.

The Leslie Shankman School Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital or veteran status, or disability.

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