McKinley – Instructional Coach – Middle School – Cedar Rapids Community School District – Cedar Rapids, IA

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Cedar Rapids Community School District

Position Type:
Teacher Leadership/Teacher Leadership

Date Posted:

6/4/2020

Location:

McKinley Middle School

Date Available:

2020-2021 School Year
The Instructional Coach – Middle School will work collaboratively with the Cedar Rapids Community School District Teacher Leadership Team, District Administrators, and teaching staff to support teachers and assure we deliver on the district vision of Every Learner:Future Ready.

Instructional Coach – Middle School


Position Funding Source: Teacher Leadership

Supervised by: Building Administrator

Position Summary: Instructional Coach will support building leaders to ensure effective teaching in every classroom.

# of Positions:

  • 1 (.2FTE)

Total Days of Service:

  • 191 contract days

Training required:
Summer @ $25.00/hour (if required)

  • up to 5 days of professional learning

Monthly

  • 1 day – District professional learning

Compensation:

  • Current salary – .8FTE
  • Current salary plus $400.00 per .1TE – .2FTE
  • Summer professional learning as listed above

Job Requirements:

  • Standard Iowa Teaching License with five years of teaching experience with at least three years of experience in the Cedar Rapids Community School District preferred.
  • Serve on Building Leadership Team(s).
  • Ability to train and coach New Art and Science of Teaching.
  • Ability to train and coach Intercultural Development Inventory.
  • Knowledge of or the willingness to become knowledgeable in the High Reliability Schools framework.
  • Knowledge and experience using district technology resources.
  • Knowledge and experience integrating technology with instruction.
  • Knowledge of curriculum and instruction.
  • Ability to design, present, and facilitate adult learning experiences preferred.
  • Experience in working with students with challenging behaviors (preferred).
  • Experience with conducting professional learning activities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Iowa Core.
  • Mentoring and coaching skills.
  • Knowledge of Professional Learning Community process and protocol

Essential Job Roles:
Instructional Coach will support building leaders to ensure effective teaching in every classroom. The following the indicators will be used to measure performance:

  • Instructional Coach communicates NASOT as school wide language and model of instruction.
  • Instructional Coach support teachers in establishment of growth goals based on the NASOT framework and support teachers regarding their individual progress and track their growth.
  • Instructional Coach monitor the predominant instructional strategies throughout the school.

    • Collaborating with teachers to analyze formative and summative student achievement data.
    • Assisting teachers with the use of data to improve student learning.
  • Instructional Coach provide clear, ongoing feedback to teachers regarding their pedagogical strengths and weakness related to NASOT.

    • Assessment of learning
    • Differentiation of instruction
    • Dissecting standards to guide identification of essential knowledge and skills.
    • Facilitating a better understanding of the structure of the written, taught, and tested curriculum.
  • Instructional Coach provide job-embedded professional development that is directly related to teachers’ instructional NASOT goals.

    • Collaborating
    • Co-Planning
    • Modeling
    • Co-Teaching
    • Provide descriptive feedback based on classroom observations.
  • Instructional Coach will ensure that teachers have opportunities to observe and discuss effective teaching.

Measures of Effectiveness and Professional Growth:

  • All Teacher Leader Positions will be evaluated annually in an effort to provide opportunities for the teacher to reflect upon his/her practice and peers and administration to provide feedback to enhance professional growth.
  • CRCSD evaluation procedure will be used, including peer review (rubrics below).
  • Survey of peers in relation to essential job elements.
  • Personal Reflection on professional growth in relation to essential job elements.
  • Meets or exceeds all performance targets.
  • Maintenance of required documentation.

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