District Instructional Coach (K-3)
LANSING SCHOOL DISTRICT
2019-20 School Year
Position Title: Instructional Coach
Department: Teaching and Learning
Reports To: Assistant Superintendent Teaching and Learning
The Instructional Coach is responsible for supporting educators with the use of research-based instructional practices designed to improve student achievement. This position will require the Instructional Coach to have the ability to model and support others in all areas of classroom instruction including effective lesson design, research-based instructional strategies, and authentic technology integration. The Instructional Coach reports to the Assistant Superintendent Teaching and Learning as part of the Teaching and Learning Team to ensure a well-developed, results-based educational program across all content areas with strong vertical and horizontal alignment to Kansas College and Career Ready Standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Other duties may be assigned. The Instructional Coach serves as a curriculum specialist, data analyst, learning facilitator, instructional specialist, and a catalyst for change. The Instructional Coach performs the following essential duties and responsibilities:
- Support development and implementation of local curriculum in all areas
- Assist teachers in the acquisition of appropriate, district-approved resources for students
- Understand key components of different programs, and how those look in the classroom
- Demonstrate the use of research-based instructional strategies and shares resources to improve student achievement
- Share research, best practices with school staff
- Work with staff to align instructional practices with the approved curriculum and resources
- Design, model and co-teach instruction aligned with district focus areas
- Assist staff with the creation/selection of appropriate instructional goals
- Observe school and district staff to support their instructional needs
- Provide feedback to staff
- Provide training for teachers to support differentiation of instruction for students
- Assist staff with the compilation and analysis of student achievement data
- Lead data dialogues with staff to ensure instruction is based on data
- Facilitate and support department/team meetings
- Collaborate and support teachers to achieve common goals
- Respond to inquiries of other school personnel for the purpose of providing information, assistance and/or direction related to the
grade level or special area activities.
- Collaborate with the Teaching and Learning Team and building principals to support the implementation of the district’s improvement/KESA goals
- Develop and deliver professional development to support district and school improvement/KESA goals
- Create a positive learning environment, with a continual emphasis on staff improving their professional abilities
- Model the integration of instructional technology into curriculum in all content areas
- Support teachers with the integration of instructional technology across all curricular areas
- Organize opportunities for teachers to observe, to be observed, and to participate in feedback and reflective coaching activities as a part of the teaching and learning process
- Mentor new or experienced teachers seeking to improve instructional skills in the areas of technology integration and instructional planning and delivery
- Support the integration of STEM based learning
- Support Teaching and Learning-related special events as needed
- Communicate clearly and accurately
- Use questioning and discussion techniques with staff to support professional learning
- Demonstrate flexibility, responsiveness, and knowledge of pedagogy
- Reflect on coaching practices
- Prepare a variety of manual and electronic documents, files and records (e.g. professional development materials, purchase
orders, teacher contact logs,etc.) for the purpose of providing information and/or complying with established requirements
- Grow and develop professionally
- Show professionalism
- Perform other tasks and responsibilities as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Must hold a current district or building level Kansas Teaching License or Administrator License
- Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction/Education Technology/Educational Leadership preferred
- Previous experience in PreK-12 teaching required
- 5 years of outstanding PreK-12 classroom teaching experience preferred
- Demonstrates ability to implement best practice and the motivation to set and achieve high performance levels
- Desire to continue career improvement by enhancing skills and job performance
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction/Education Technology/Educational Leadership preferred. Previous experience as PreK-12 teacher or instructional coach required. 5 years of outstanding PreK-12 classroom teaching experience preferred.
The Instructional Coach shall:
- Communicate well; both in written and verbal contexts with parents, patrons, staff and students
- Lead presentations and discussions in large and small group settings
- Read and interpret documents including policies, procedures, curriculum guides, instructional program guides, lesson and unit plans, and assessment data
- Write routine reports and correspondence
OTHER SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
The Instructional Coach shall:
- Operate a personal computer and related applications (MS Office and Google Apps for Education, FASTBridge, KITE, etc.)
- Collaborate with teachers, administrators and colleagues
- Perform duties with awareness and commitment to all district requirements and Board of Education policies
- Communicate positively with colleagues, parents and patrons as well as other members of the community
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; applying pertinent laws, codes, policies, and/or regulations; coordinating activities with other schools, districts and/or agencies; facilitating department goals; and organizing and communicating information and concepts.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: knowledge of curriculum, instruction, and subjects of teaching assignments; pertinent laws, codes, policies, and/or regulations; public relations protocols; and relevant professional standards and practices.
ABILITY is required to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with persons of varied educational and cultural backgrounds; meeting deadlines and schedules; providing leadership, direction, and team building; providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas; and setting priorities.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must have ability to travel in personal or school district vehicle. Must be flexible regarding scheduling, working conditions and location of work. May require some physical exertion. Must have ability to lift and carry twenty-five pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Must be able to occasionally work in noisy and crowded environments with numerous interruptions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
Lansing USD 469 Job Start Date:
August-5-2019Applications Due By:
Job Contact Information
Jan Zoellner - email@example.com - 913-727-1100
Lansing USD 469 www.usd469.net
The Lansing Unified School District is comprised of six buildings: Lansing Elementary (K-3), Lansing Intermediate School (4-5), Lansing Middle School (6-8), Lansing High School (9-12) and two Special Education facilities. The district employs a staff of 208 licensed staff, 220 classified staff, and 18 administrators.
In order to be considered for a teaching job in the Lansing School District, you must apply on the district website at www.usd469.net.
200 E. Mary St. Lansing, Kansas