Heart of MO-RPDC K-12 Language & Literacy Improvement Consultant Location:
Columbia Full/Part Time:
Full-Time Job ID:
Heart of MO-Regional Professional Development Center
College of Education & Human Development
Provide educators with support to assist districts in the development and implementation of effective instructional methods, assessments and/or activities related to improving academic performance. Collaborate with other initiatives and interagency work of the RPDCs and DESE to provide support to identified districts and schools.
Assist in development of training and coaching materials regarding best practice for effective literacy acquistion (and skills related to spelling, writing, speaking and listening), instruction and intervention aligned with the science of reading for all students, but especially for students who are struggling readers.
Assist, as requested, in development of DESE training and coaching materials regarding best practice for effective assessment practices (universal screening, progress monitoring, and assessment to inform instruction and intervention) aligned with the current state of scientific research and evaluation of instruction and intervention effectiveness for all students, but especially for students who are struggling readers.
Organize and conduct DESE-vetted, high-quality training, coaching, and technical assistance in the area of the five components of literacy instruction; phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension, as they relate to reading, spelling, writing, speaking and listening.
Organize and conduct DESE-vetted, high-quality training, coaching, and technical assistance to school districts to promote awareness and implementation of best practice for effective literacy acquisition, instruction and intervention aligned with the science of reading.
Organize and conduct DESE-vetted, high-quality training, coaching, and technical assistance to school districts regarding best practice for effective assessment practices (universal screening, progress monitoring, and assessment to inform instruction and intervention) aligned with the current state of scientific research and evaluation of the effectiveness of these systems.
Participate in collaborative planning meetings within RPDC, other regional literacy consultants and DESE staff as requested.
Engage in activities to stay informed on current research related to best practice literacy acquisition, implementation, intervention, and assessment.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of the Heart of MO-RPDC.
Salary: $50,000 as allowed by grant funding
GGS Grade: 10
University Title: ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR PROGRAM/PROJECT OPERATIONS
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Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 4 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
All applicants will be interviewed and hired based on the preferred qualifications below:
A Bachelors's Degree in Education is required. Masters Degree is preferred.
Five years of classroom experience in literacy instruction is required. Experience in multiple levels of literacy instruction is preferred. Building or district administrative experience is also preferred.
Valid Missouri Teaching Certificate is required.
Each applicant must include a cover letter, current resume, and a list of references.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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