Instructional Coach - #291724

Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union

Date: 06/11/2021 11:00 AM

City: Stratton Mountain, Vermont

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Work will take place at Currier Memorial School and Mettawee Community School.The coach serves as part of their schools leadership team, providing job-embedded and ongoing professional development for teachers, staff, and administration. He/she provides support to the principal in data analysis and professional development decision-making. He/she provides professional development and guidance for teachers to improve their content knowledge and instructional strategies. Overall, the job of the coach is to build the capacity of the school and its teachers to meet the learning needs of all students

The effective coach spends the majority of time working in classrooms in partnership with teachers. The coach plays a very strong role in the analysis and utilization of student achievement data to impact instructional decision-making. The focus of the coachs work is to help teachers learn to use data for instructional planning that will have a positive impact on student achievement. In that role, the coach helps the teacher learn how to administer and interpret various assessment tools

The coach may facilitate study groups in which they analyze student work and lesson plans and plan for the enhancement of instructional strategies. The coach and teacher will work together to analyze student work and teaching and learning data to determine next steps in a coaching cycle.Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Participating in all required coach professional development. The coach is charged with acquiring the knowledge, skills, technology skills, and instructional strategies necessary to effectively impact the instructional practices of the teachers that are coached. He/she must remain knowledgeable about current and past research in the specific content area and other pedagogies relevant to the coaching role;Identifying school teaching and learning needs, barriers and weaknesses by analyzing student data, and organizing and implementing problem-solving actions with teachers;Support the instructional development of all teachers in understanding the curriculum and varied assessments, Teachers as Designers Model, and data analysis.;Assist teachers with resources, materials, tools, information, etc

to support classroom instruction and planning, including new resources and methods such as Universal Design for Learning & Proficiency-Based Learning.Facilitating school-based high-quality professional development, working with teachers (in teams or individually) to refine their knowledge and skills. Professional development could include, but not be limited to, in-class coaching, observing, modeling of instructional strategies, guiding teachers in looking at student work, developing lesson plans with teachers based on student needs, supporting data analysis, supporting the integration of technology, co-planning with teachers, etc.;Monitoring instructional effectiveness and student progress using tools and strategies gained through professional development;Building and maintaining confidential relationships with teachers. The conversations and interactions that the coach has with teachers must always remain confidential so that a high level of trust is created and maintained between the teacher and the coach.BRSU is a Professional Learning Community which demonstrates best practice in teaching and is committed to high levels of achievement and success for all students. We offer a cohesive and collaborative work environment

We have excellent benefits and take pride in our inviting work culture filled with dedicated professionals.Located in Southern Vermont, the area offers: ski resorts, shopping, beautiful village greens, cozy inns, fall foliage, and many historic sites and covered bridges. Ski areas include: Stratton, Bromley, Magic Mountain, and Mount Snow offering winter activities with warm-weather fun for kids and families. Shopping venues run from intimate settings, in Bennington, to the high-end outlets of Manchester.

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