STEM Instructional Coach

Geary County USD 475 Job Description

Classification:                        Certified

Division/Department             Elementary 

Job Category:                         STEM Instructional Coach

Title:                                       STEM Instructional Coach

Qualifications:                        *Current Kansas Teaching Certificate with endorsement appropriate to the assignment on file in the Devin Center

                                                Health certificate on file in Devin Center

Reports to:                              Director of Innovations and Technology

Basic Function/Purpose

           Support classroom teacher in the implementation of best practices in teaching and learning for STEM initiatives.

Performance Responsibilities 

1.  Support Classroom Instruction:  to support teachers in order to help increase the quality and effectiveness of STEM classroom instruction.    

a. Model/team teach effective research-based instruction             

b.  Provide opportunities for small group and individual discussions related to problems teachers face regarding teaching/instruction through the use of coaching strategies             

c.  Provide assistance and resources to teachers and school leaders in a timely manner             

d.  Observe instruction and provide feedback regularly             

e.  Help build teacher self-efficacy and empower them to build their own craftsmanship

 

2.  Support Staff Development:  to support implementation of STEM staff development and to support the design of collaborative, job-embedded, STEM standards-based staff development.             

a. Provide on-going support for new professional development and learning with a focus on STEM, research-based, best practices.             

b. Facilitate implementation of professional development through job-embedded coaching.             

c. Respond to teacher’s needs through differentiated STEM professional opportunities 

d.  Provide professional development specific to classroom expectations for Braiding STEM early         

 

3.  Support/Facilitate Data Collection:  to help ensure that student data drives STEM instructional decisions at the classroom and school level    

a.  Help teachers gather and evaluate data that will be used to guide their STEM instruction             

b.  Assist as needed with maintaining student data on appropriate databases    

c.  Support STEM differentiated instruction through the use of multiple measures of student data

 

4.  Support Building and District Leadership:  to help align expectations of building leadership             

a.  Be a role model for a positive teaching and learning environment             

b.  Support building and district leadership while being a catalyst for change

c. Lead and support the K-5 District STEM Task Force to develop STEM unit projects and rubrics

d. Lead and support STEM professional development activities

e. Create and support STEM based field experiences and Summer Camps           

5.  Support Life-long Learning:  to act in a manner that demonstrates openness to new learning and new ideas             

a.  Meet regularly with other coaches to build professional skills and a sense of community             

b.  Attend STEM professional seminars, conventions and other trainings in order to receive on-going learning in all applicable content areas             

c.  Stay current with STEM professional literature and latest research on best practices for teaching/learning

6.  Professional responsibilities

            a. Follow contractual responsibilities

            b. Engage in reflective practice

            c. Maintain appropriate licensure

            d. Collaborate with others to achieve a common goal

e. Strive to communicate the positive aspects of our school program to the public in word and deed.

f. Uphold and enforce Board policies, administrative procedures, school rules, and federal and state    regulations including but not limited to

1)     Consolidated Plan for Federal Programs

2)     Acceptable use of technology

3)     Sexual and racial harassment

4)     Child abuse reporting

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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.    

            The employee performing the duties of this position is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, hear, bend, stoop, and reach.  The employee may be occasionally required to manually lift, move, or carry up to 50 pounds.  The employee is required to interact with staff and meet the demands of several different people.  The employee is responsible for the work output of others.  The employee occasionally works extended hours.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.           

CRITICAL SKILLS:

  1. Ability to maintain regular and good work attendance and come to work on time.
  2. Ability to work constructively and cooperatively with others.
  3. Ability to respond to information requests in a courteous, timely and helpful manner.
  4. Ability to manage job responsibilities while meeting established deadlines.
  5. Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.
  6. Ability to maintain confidentiality of student and staff information.

 

Term of Employment:            Teacher Contract

Salary Range:                         Determined by placement on teacher salary schedule.

Evaluation Frequency:           Job performance will be evaluated a minimum of 1 time per year.

Updated 7-9-18

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Director of Human Resources, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Director of Exceptional Student Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000

Geary County USD 475

Geary County USD 475
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of KS, Delta Dental, Group Employee Term Life Insurance, Supplemental Employee & Dependent Term Life Insurance, Group Short Term Disability, Group Vision Health Insurance, Individual Cancer Plan, Dependent Care Flex Spending Account, Tax Sheltered Annuities, KPERS Retirement, 10 days leave, Professional Development moves you up on pay schedule. per negotiated agreement
Job Start Date: September-4-2018
Applications Due By: September-14-2018

Job Contact Information

Mona Manley - monamanley@usd475.org -

Employer Information

Geary County USD 475 www.usd475.org

Nestled in the heart of the Flint Hills, USD 475 Geary County Schools serves the communities of Junction City, Fort Riley, Milford, and Grandview Plaza with 14 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 6-A academy-structured Talent Development High School, as well as a center for Innovative Studies and early childhood programs.   We offer outstanding professional development opportunities, access to state-of-the-art technology in every classroom, and a competitive salary package in a community with a variety of outdoor activities as well as theatre, art exhibits, and hometown family-oriented events. 

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Director of Human Resources, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Director of Exceptional Student Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000

 


Employer Address: 123 North Eisenhower Junction City, Kansas


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