Start date: April 4, 2022 – through next school year
We are looking for a full-time instructional coach to work on the Bridges to Academic Success team, a small team of coaches, professional developers, curriculum developers and researchers grant-funded by the New York Education Department (NYSED). We train teachers and administrators to support Students with Interrupted and Limited Schooling (SIFE) and Newcomers to implement curricular materials and resources. The students who use our materials are new to the US, new to English, and have in many cases experienced an interruption in their schooling.
We are looking for an individual with a language, literacy and, preferably, bilingual Spanish background who also has experience teaching Newcomer English learners. The candidate will have some experience coaching teachers and/or leading professional learning seminars, and developing curricula.
The Bridges Coach will develop and facilitate professional learning and coaching for our ELA/ENL curriculum and more broadly for secondary content-area teachers, including an emphasis on language development and scaffolds required to meet the needs of all ELLs. In addition to design and facilitation of these trainings, the coach will collect relevant student inquiry data and engage in remote or eventual on-site coaching of administrators and teachers in our literacy and content-area resources.
The coaching component is composed of a caseload of teachers both remotely and in person in New York State. Most of the in person coaching will be focused in Hudson Valley, Westchester, NYC and Long Island.
The position requires both individual and collaborative work, both on site with teachers and in professional development workshops with the goal of supporting teachers to accelerate SIFE in language and literacy. The coach will be responsible for designing and creating content as well as short videos to support teacher professional learning.
Finally, the position requires participation in collaborative meetings to review and discuss work plans and professional development materials. All coaches and professional developers are expected to keep logs of their work and debrief on a weekly or biweekly basis with their direct supervisor, who will also offer training and support. Other tasks will be discussed and designed as needed.
- 3+ years experience teaching literacy and/or ENL/ELA
- 3+ years experience working with and teaching English Language Learners and preferably SIFE;
- Experience coaching teachers;
- Interest in and willingness to become familiar with our instructional methods to both coach and participate in the design of professional development sessions;
- Knowledge and experience with curriculum development and design, including backwards design;
- Ability to work collaboratively and independently to plan and facilitate professional development in both face to face and online sessions. Willingness to give and receive feedback on work and to revise in response to feedback;
- Ability to adapt to different school contexts;
- Experience facilitating adult learning;
- Experience working in online platforms or technology
- Experience working with teacher teams;
- Experience designing and facilitating professional development sessions for teachers;
- Experience in reading interventions for ELLs at the elementary and/or secondary level.
- Bilingual in Spanish (not necessarily home language)
Salary commensurate with experience; Please reach out to Camille at email@example.com with resume and cover letter to apply.