Educational Teaching Specialist
University of Delaware
Job Title Educational Teaching Specialist
Job ID 104716
Location Newark, DE
Educational Teaching Specialist; College of Education and Human Development
Pay Grade: 31E
Deadline: Open until Filled
Context of Job:
(Grant Funded Position)- 8 Positions Available
Working under the direction of the Director of the School of Education, the Educational Teaching Specialist has responsibility for working with schools and districts in Delaware to design and deliver content-rich evidence-based professional development and provide support to teachers in the form of coaching customized for schools, teachers, and administrators. Depending on qualifications, the Educational Teaching Specialist might also hold a secondary faculty appointment in the appropriate academic department or school.
- Design and provide professional development in middle school mathematics in consultation with school district officials with the identification of standards-aligned text/OER resources and the creation of high quality unit/curriculum development.
- Stay abreast of current and emerging research related to relevant content and pedagogy in mathematics instruction.
- Stay abreast of current state initiatives related to relevant policy, content and pedagogy in mathematics instruction such as Math Coalition, Statewide Math Coach's Training, Math Cadre, Math Common Ground, and Math Statewide MSP projects.
- Collaborate with the Department of Education on mathematics-related activities.
- Communicate CCSS content standards, outcomes and practice standards in mathematics to the school staff through leading job-embedded professional learning.
- Communicate strategies that support the implementation of the CCSS-Math Content Standards and the Standards for Mathematical Practices.
- Communicate strategies that support student's critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving acumen during mathematics instruction.
- Assist with the development of strategies to increase mathematics achievement for all student groups working with PLCs and building leaders to address issues of equity and access.
- Assist teachers with the analysis of student achievement data and help teachers adjust instruction based on the results.
- Work collaboratively with school-based administration to implement the elements from the School Improvement Plan applicable to increasing student mathematics performance.
- Design and provide professional development for teachers to accelerate students who are performing below grade level and provide resources for intervention and remediation.
- Mentor novice mathematics teachers, including strategies such as modeling and co-teaching
- Build and share high quality resources and professional learning.
- Receive professional learning and engage in reflection and data review with the Education Associate (one day per week).
- Gather and share evidence of impact of the above activities on teacher practice and student learning in their assigned school.
- Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
- Master's degree in curriculum, instruction, administration/leadership, mathematics education/leadership, and/or professional development; certification in secondary mathematics education. Minimum of five years successful mathematics teaching in a middle or high school classroom or similar experience.
- Eligible for Delaware Educator Licensure and Certification as a Middle Level Mathematics Teacher or Secondary Mathematics Teacher.
- Effective organization and communication skills, both oral and written.
- Credibility with teachers, school/district staff administration, DOE personnel, and national leaders.
- Ability to provide professional development and technical guidance in integrating new strategies and techniques into the classroom.
- Ability to problem solve, implement, and evaluate solutions.
- Ability to work with a wide variety of educational stakeholders internal and external to the University.
- Computer skills with ability to write reports and prepare professional presentations.
- Willingness to travel and facilitate coaching.
- Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
- Firm knowledge of national trends and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
- Knowledge of national and international models of successful mathematics curricula.
- Leadership experience with successful K-12 mathematics reform initiatives at the school, district, and/or statewide level.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html