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Boston Public Schools UPK Program Developer (SY22-23) in Boston, Massachusetts

REPORTS TO: Executive Director, Boston Public Schools Department of Early Childhood ACADEMIC/NON-ACADEMIC: Non-academic POSITION OVERVIEW: The Program Developer (PD) will be primarily responsible for assisting teaching staff in the implementation of BPS early childhood curriculum for Boston’s K0 and K1 classrooms in the district and UPK community based programs. Currently the EC department uses Focus on Early Learning which is designed to engage children and empower them to develop language, math, critical thinking, and socioemotional skills that prepare them for long-term academic and life success. Read more below, and/or download a brief overview http://bit.ly/AboutFocus . The Program Developer will build upon the collaborative coaching model established in BPS that enhances the teacher’s ability to foster student’s ownership of their learning. The Program Developer will be an active staff participant in the development of the Universal Pre-K coaching model and the Department of Early Childhood. The Department’s mission is to develop system-wide policies for early childhood programs and to create professional development systems to improve the educational experiences of children in BPS and the early childhood community at-large. RESPONSIBILITIES: Conduct school and classroom-based coaching sessions to implement the BPS EC Department curriculum in KO/KI Classrooms. Components of the coaching sessions include a planning conference with the instructional team (teacher and administrator), demonstration-observation, and a debriefing with the participating instructional team. Provide individualized, classroom-based follow-up with the site team to support implementation and instructional practice. Systematically record coaching supports to inform policy and practice. Coordinate with EC Dept coaches and administrators to review data points and revise coaching support/model as needed. Conduct school and classroom-based coaching and professional development aligned with the Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Quality Rating and Improvement Scale (QRIS) requirements. Facilitate professional development for community based and district educators, in addition to state and national audiences. Includes peer observations, professional research and reading, and inquiry sessions. Reviewing materials to ensure consistency of approach and alignment with BPS curriculum, QRIS and NAEYC accreditation and linking with the professional development. Mentor and collaborate with UPK Organizations to meet UPK requirements and develop sustainable practice. Other duties as assigned by the Boston UPK Director & Executive Director of Early Childhood QUALIFICATIONS - REQUIRED: Bachelor’s Degree Strong background in early childhood A minimum of three years early childhood administrative experience Three years experience teaching & coaching teachers in the area of early childhood education DEEC licensing, QRIS, and NAEYC accreditation. Knowledge of adult learning theory, early childhood special and bi-lingual education Outstanding presentation and facilitation skills Interpersonal skills to share proven instructional approaches with teachers and administrators and provide advice and coaching Strong organizational skills and efficiency in meeting deadlines A self-motivated individual who can meet deadlines. Team Player A positive attitude and open mind that approaches problems from all angles QUALIFICATIONS - PREFERRED: Master’s Degree Background in knowledge of adult learning theory, early childhood special and bi-lingual education Three years experience working as an Early Childhood mentor, director, teacher, education specialist or coordinator. Over three years experience teaching/coaching teachers in the area of early childhood education DEEC licensing, QRIS, and NAEYC accreditation. Teacher license Special Application Procedure: TWO (2) recent letters of recommendation including one from your current supervisor A portfolio that represents your work with teachers and students Copies of your educational transcripts and licenses (if required) Terms: BASAS 9, 207 Days. The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, 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. Please refer to www.bostonpublicschools.org/ohc http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/ohc (under "Employee Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and compensation. " />

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UPK Program Developer (SY22-23)

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Primary Location Central Office - Early Learning Services

Salary Range 1.0 FTE

Shift Type Central Office

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