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Boston Public Schools Instructional Coach (SY23-24) in Boston, Massachusetts

The Instructional Coach resides in the Department of Adult Education. The mission of BPS Adult Ed is to provide a variety of flexible programs to ensure that Boston residents have access to quality instruction, job training, and college and career advising. We honor the diversity of our students by promoting equity and inclusion. BPS Adult Ed annually serves about 800 adult students who want to learn English, participate in vocational training, improve their academic level, and/or graduate from high school. Day and evening, as well as in-person, online, and virtual programs, are offered. The Department of Adult Education seeks an exceptional Instructional Coach who is highly qualified and knowledgeable to join our community of teachers, learners, and leaders. This is an exciting opportunity for teachers who desire to serve where their efforts matter. In the Department of Adult Education, the teachers and leaders are committed to the vision of high expectations for achievement, equal access to high levels of instruction, the achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and the closing of the achievement gap among subgroups within the schools. The Department of Adult Education is a great place for those who seek to work in an environment that supports their creativity and innovation, and respects their skills and abilities as a teacher. Reports to: Senior Director of Adult Education Responsibilities The Instructional Coach will provide teachers with professional support and technical assistance and monitor them to ensure the full implementation of the instructional focus and expectations. Set up effective classroom environments, assist in planning effective lessons, conduct and debrief demonstration classes, co-teach occasional classes, provide in-class coaching, including videotaping and debriefing lessons, assist in planning school-based professional development during and after school, including workshops, study groups, looking-at-student-work-and-data sessions, and peer observations. Provide instructional support and coaching to ensure all instruction meets the needs of ELLs across all content areas. Supervise the analysis and response to DESE and BPS test results to improve student outcomes. Maintain an up-to-date log of all activities in and out of classrooms, including activities, objectives, teachers worked with, outcomes, next steps, and timelines. Monitor individual teacher progress. Monitor teacher participation in professional development activities and the consequent implementation of curriculum and instructional strategies by meeting with principals and other school supervisors. Participate in all professional development activities, including weekly meetings focused on implementation coordination, problem-solving, and coaches' professional development, and additional training opportunities provided during the school year and, if possible, during the summer. Share lead responsibility for selected elements of the instructional focus (e.g., assessment development, data gathering and analysis, professional development regarding selected instructional strategies). Assist and Support Support planning and implementation of student orientations. Support coordination of MAPT, TABE, Best Plus, MCAS, and other school-wide testing. Support with morning and evening coverage plans when teachers are absent. Assist with the creation of the master schedule. Assist with summer programming and classes. Assist with implementing policies and programs to recruit, retain and promote students. Assist in establishing and maintaining the goals, philosophy, and policies of BPS Adult Education. Perform other miscellaneous and BPS Adult Education duties as deemed appropriate by the Senior Director. General Responsibilities Participate in department meetings and appropriate professional development activities. Establish a structured, positive, and inspiring school culture. Collaborate with colleagues to ensure a rigorous, joyful, and safe environment for students and staff. Work collaboratively with school leaders to communicate effectively with teachers, staff, and students. Assist in establishing and maintaining the goals, philosophy, and policies of BPS Adult Education. Communicate effectively with other counselors, teachers, and program administrator(s) on student and program issues. QUALIFICATIONS - REQUIRED: Hold a valid Massachusetts Teaching License ESL or Special Education Experience and demonstrated expertise as a teacher of relevant content and/or subjects. Demonstrated success working with teachers and administrators as a professional development provider, team leader, and/or facilitator. Strong organizational skills. Experience with SIS and G-Suite. Strong commitment to the Department of Adult Education's mission, values, and educational model. Experience working with the adult learner population as well as the 16 - 21-year-old adult population. Knowledge of local and state graduation requirements. Ability to read transcripts and determine transfer credits. Possess a flexible and growth mindset that allows them to adjust to the changing demands of teaching in an adult education setting. Excellent computer skills, including MS Office suite, Google Apps, and video conferencing, and ability to learn new technology. Ability to create meaningful relationships with a diverse student population. Ability to manage and prioritize tasks across multiple projects. Ability to interpret and present data for internal and external audiences. Attention to detail to ensure that accurate records are maintained and shared. Ability to create meaningful relationships with a diverse student population. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to effectively collaborate with students, teachers, and administrators. Excellent organizational, time management, and oral and written communication skills in English. A deeply held and unyielding belief in the overarching mission of public education and opportunities for adult learners. Two years of relevant successful experience in a leadership position. Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment. An understanding of and commitment to gain a greater understanding of what is necessary for an urban school system to enjoy a continuous improvement in an increasingly complex and competitive environment. QUALIFICATIONS - PREFERRED: Hold an SEI endorsement or a dual certification in ESL. Experience working in an urban setting. Special education license, experience, and/or expertise. BPS values linguistic diversity and believes candidates who speak another language add value to the classroom, school, and district culture and diversity. BPS is particularly interested in candidates who are fluent in one of BPS' official languages: Spanish, Creole (Cape Verdean), Creole (Haitian), Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, & Somali. In order to best serve all students, BPS prefers all core content teachers to be certified in their subject area and one or both of the following: Moderate Disabilities, English as a Second Language (at the appropriate grade level(s). Terms: BTU, Group I, plus additional compensation equal to 5% of the individual's annual base salary. Please refer to (under "Employee Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and compensation. Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step. The start and end times of BPS schools vary, as do the lengths of the school day. Some BPS schools have a longer school day through the "Schedule A" Expanded Learning Time (ELT) agreement. The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work. " />

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Instructional Coach (SY23-24)

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Primary Location Central Office - Adult Education

Salary Range 1.0 FTE

Shift Type Traditional

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