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Instructional Coach - World Languages - District-Wide (C120-2324)

companyHartford schools
locationWethersfield, CT 06109, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023

POSTING NUMBER: C120-2324

Posting Date: August 9, 2023

Closing Date: August 22, 2023

POSITION:Instructional Coach – World Languages (District-Wide)

REPORTS TO: Director English Language Services, dual and World Languages Programs

POSITION SUMMARY: The Instructional Coach provides support and leadership in the delivery of effective, standards- based and research-based curriculum, instruction and assessment to improve student achievement in world language instruction.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·      Implement the instructional coaching cycle to provide systematic, individual learning opportunities for a portfolio of identified world language teachers

·        Collaborate with school and district leadership teams to plan and facilitate school, district, community of practice, and network based professional learning

·        Assist with the implementation of a world language district curriculum, instruction, and assessments

·        Participate fully in professional learning for coaches

·        Remain current in the research that supports adult learning, coaching, curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the assigned content areas

·        Manage the tasks specific to the assignment as provided by immediate supervisors

·        Engage teachers in continuous improvement with focus on evidence-informed learning and analytical reflection of instructional practices

·        Facilitate conversations using data to drive instructional decisions

·        Lead and support district implementation of the seal of biliteracy

·        Support and monitor the implementation of effective strategies and practices for world language instruction

·        Other duties as assigned by Director English Learner Services, Dual and World Language Programs

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS/ABILITIES OF IDEAL CANDIDATE:

·        Master’s degree in education and a minimum of five (5) years of successful teaching experience

·        Effective implementation of coaching cycles

·        Understanding of adult learning and effective professional learning facilitation

·        Knowledge of world-readiness standards for learning languages

·        Understanding of student-centered learning and research-based practices for improving teaching and learning

·        Demonstrated knowledge and experience with instructional methods and best practices for world language instruction

·        Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of global literacy and cultural proficiency

·        Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in an educational setting

·        Demonstrated knowledge of best practices related to the integration of technology, curriculum implementation, and creating optimal environments for language learning

·        Experience gathering data and monitoring progress toward learning goals

·        Experience working with culturally, socially, and economically diverse student and family populations

·        Bilingual (Spanish/English)

·        Elementary and Secondary World Language experience

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

·       Certification in one of the following World Languages: 018, 021, 023, 101, 024

·        Connecticut Certification for all grades K-12 Reading (102), TESOL (111)

·        Or Elementary (305) and Secondary English (015) certifications, or either certification and an Intermediate Administration (092)

·        Connecticut Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certification. Preferred at hire or required to receive within 2 years of employment. * Successful applicants without TESOL certification will be required to participate in a district funded ARCTELL program and receive TESOL certification within two years of hire.

SALARY AND TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary Grid: In accordance with the Hartford Federation of Teachers (HFT) contract. ($47,464 - $104,837)

UNION AFFILIATION:  Hartford Federation of Teachers (HFT)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To be considered, all internal and external applicants must fully complete a Hartford Public Schools’ online application, which can be accessed on the Careers page of the district website, https://www.hartfordschools.org/careers/careers/ or through our Applicant Tracking System, Nimble, at https://app.hirenimble.com/jobs/hartford.   Candidates’ application and supporting documents will be reviewed. Candidates who advance through the initial review will be notified and placed in the pool for consideration by hiring managers. Candidates will be contacted directly by hiring managers for interviews.

Hartford Public Schools (Hartford, Connecticut) isa diverse community of educators and approximately 16,000 students attending 39 distinctive magnet, community, and neighborhood schools, located in the capital city of Connecticut. We are committed to being a leader in innovative urban education, cultivating equity and excellence for all of our students, closing the opportunity gap, and preparing students for college and life. 

Hartford Public Schools acknowledges that systems of injustice exist in our nation and our community. Our district is committed to addressing systemic barriers to create a culture of equity that benefits all students. We are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse team of culturally competent educators. We strive to have our team reflect the different perspectives of our families and community so that we can work together to overcome obstacles, close the opportunity gaps, and prepare our students for continuous success.

HPS recruits and selects diverse educators, who are committed to our instructional vision to develop students’ individual, academic, social, and emotional capacities and growth within the classroom and beyond. Highly talented and qualified candidates with a passion for urban education, a commitment to our Hartford students, families, and community are strongly encouraged to apply immediately!

Why Should You Choose Hartford Public Schools?

Hartford Public Schools is seeking excellent candidates and wants to provide the best experience for you. We have put together a comprehensive package of benefits and incentives, including:

·       Competitive salary

·       Sign-On incentives

·       Career growth opportunities

·       Opportunity to participate in school governance councils

·       Loan forgiveness

·       Tuition reimbursement

·       Rich health care plan (including dental & vision)

·       Life insurance

·       Residency differential for teachers who reside in Hartford (3% of base salary)

·       New teacher induction

·       In-school teacher mentor

DIVERSITY AMONG US: Hartford Public Schools is a diverse community of scholars and staff; racially, socioeconomically, culturally, and more. Among our approximately 16,000 students, there are 88 languages spoken; 22% of our student population are English Learners. Over 85% of the population are students of color. At Hartford Public Schools, we work deliberately to recruit and hire staff of various backgrounds. Currently, our staff identify as:

●      American Indian: 0.09%

●      Asian: 2.02%

●      Black: 24.07%

●      White: 46.26%

●      Hispanic: 24.24%

●      Other: 1.11%

●      Not Reported/Unknown: 2.22%

REPRESENT HARTFORD: The state of Connecticut is seated on the northeastern seaboard. Hartford is within an hour’s drive of the coastline and is centrally located between New York City and Boston. Hartford is one of America’s oldest and most historic cities, made up of 17 unique neighborhoods rich in history and diversity. It is commonly known as the “insurance capital” due to its prominence beginning in the 19th century as home to many of the most prestigious insurance companies in the U.S., many of which still call Hartford home today. The city features world-class museums, entertainment, and sports venues and is home to several major companies. An array of restaurants reflecting cuisines from all over the world attract people from far and wide, and more than 200 arts, heritage, and cultural organizations in the Hartford region provide hundreds of events year-round. In addition, several universities and colleges are in Hartford and the surrounding towns, allowing easy access to advanced degree programs.

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