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Elementary Curriculum Coordinator

JOB GOAL / PURPOSE:

The ES Curriculum Coordinator provides curriculum and staff development leadership in the elementary school. The ES Curriculum Coordinator will also provide support in matters of all-school initiatives and special projects, under the oversight of the Director of Learning and in line with the school’s Strategic Plan.  He/she will be required to work in many capacities and with diverse stakeholder groups (students, parents, etc.) but will be mainly focused on work with teachers and departments. The ES Curriculum Coordinator position does not include evaluation of teachers nor direct instruction to students on an ongoing basis.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leads:

horizontal and vertical alignment of curriculum, in collaboration with Director of Curriculum and Assessment.
development of an Elementary vision related to Readers and Writers workshop, Inquiry, Integration, Personalized Learning, and Social Emotional Learning in collaboration with the Elementary Leadership
School-based SEL coordinators for the implementation, evaluation and reflection upon the SEL curriculum
Grade level-meetings related to the implementation of the ISB SEL and academic curriculum
professional learning to build capacity among elementary teachers in best practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment (for instance, during orientation week as well as ongoing throughout the year)
professional learning around Social-Emotional Learning, for example through new teacher or associate teacher training, small weekly working groups, or whole-school PD in-service days
Grade level data reflection and exemplar reflection meetings in order to improve instructional responsiveness in conjunction with the coaches and APs
Moderation meetings for common assessments (Writing pre and post on-demands, DRA, etc)
Elementary Curriculum Area Leader meetings

Supports:

teachers with the planning, development, and delivery of ISB's curriculum, through attending team meetings and vertical meetings to lead curricular planning and reflection
teachers in identifying instructional strategies and maximizing resources to support learning
new faculty to effect a smooth and successful transition
Collaborates with:
Director of Curriculum and Assessment to ensure research-based teaching and assessment practices are universally implemented though our curriculum review cycle
Office of Learning in reflecting on the key components of an exemplary curriculum, assessment, and instruction, and identifying needed areas of growth and action plans to address those areas.
Counselors to support the integration of SEL into the fabric of the school
Building-level leadership to support teachers and program implementation
Assessment Coordinator to identify relevant data, decide how best to visualize that data in the data portal, and decide processes for data analysis with administration and teachers
Coaches, Curriculum Area Leaders, Team Facilitators, Librarians, STEAM facilitators, and Dual Language Coordinator to ensure a common, consistent, and coordinated approach to the support of teaching and learning
CALs and TFs in identifying units and assessments that should be better documented improved to better meet our schoolwide goals.

Attends:

Vertical Curriculum and Professional Learning meetings led by the Director of Curriculum and Assessment
Learning Leadership Team meetings
Learning Connections Meeting
School-based leadership team meetings and coaching meetings
School-based teacher leader meetings
School-based faculty meetings

Engages:

In professional learning to support their own learning and the various initiatives of the school.
In positive relationships to continue the development, implementation, and assessment of the ISB literacy priorities.
In keeping a log of classroom visits and professional learning.
In regular audits of curriculum and assessment documentation across the Elementary school
In managing the Learning Resource Center, leading the process of acquiring appropriate resources to support learning, and weeding old resources that no longer match our philosophy
In managing the process of annual orders to build classroom libraries

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Knowledge of ISB curriculum, expectations, philosophy, and methodology and focus on implementation of our program
Strong knowledge of readers and writers workshop model
Passion for increased student learning and social emotional learning
Evidence of continued professional development
Evidence of data-driven decision making skills
Five years of successful classroom teaching experience
Experience in teacher leadership position
Effective communication skills
Ability to structure own time and management of multiple priorities
Evidence of planning and organization skills

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:

Teachers' College Reading and Writing Workshop Coaching Training
Adaptive Schools or Cognitive Coaching Training
Strong background in Inquiry-based learning
Experience and background working with EAL students
Previous experience as a literacy coordinator, instructional coach, or curriculum coordinator

Starting

1 Jul 2021

Apply By

31 Dec 2020

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor

Cover Letter

Required

Minimum Experience

5 years
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Job Structure

Curriculum Coordinator
Common Core
Elementary/Primary School
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