English Curriculum and Instruction Specialist
City University of New York
About the organization
The City University of New York’s Office K-16 Initiatives supports the partnership between CUNY and the New York City Department of Education—the two largest education systems of their kind in the country. CUNY K-16 Initiatives creates innovative pathways for young New Yorkers to envision and achieve success by engaging strategic partners in confronting systemic educational inequities. We are home to a group of innovative programs that share a common goal: helping NYC public school students make a successful transition to college, careers, and life beyond.
• Perform on-site and virtual (in-person and online) instructional modeling and consultations for teachers and teacher teams on current and best practices for implementing standards-aligned literacy curricula for reading and writing.
• Conduct regular high school visits and perform classroom observations of teachers and teacher teams to ensure program effectiveness.
• Prepare and analyze school, student, and teacher performance data to identify gaps in student learning and teacher performance.
• Work with the LINCT instructional team to plan and conduct nearly 50 days of intensive, cohort-based professional development institutes/offerings for participating high school teachers.
• Build and facilitate Communities of Practice for LINCT teachers based on theory and practice to improve instruction.
• Create and implement strategies to address common areas of concern for LINCT teachers, including revising the LINCT curriculum based on formative assessment data and teacher needs.
• Use level-based formative assessment tools that enable teachers to better understand students’ English language and literacy proficiency and progression.
• Guide teachers in compiling and analyzing data to strengthen their instructional practice in English language and literacy.
• Participate in creating and facilitating the LINCT Teacher Innovation Fellowship for experienced LINCT teachers.
• Six years of teaching or instructional experience (curriculum specialist; instructional leader/coach/support specialist; or teacher leader).
• An advanced degree in English, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, ESL, education, special education, or a directly related discipline required (may count for up to two years of the required work experience) preferred.
• Experience developing curriculum and differentiating it to meet diverse student needs, including students with disabilities or special needs.
• Experience with high school or college academic standards (e.g. NYS P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for Literacy, CUNY Assessment Tests, or other college placement exams, etc.).
• Knowledge of the NY City Public School System and NY State Education standards a plus.
• Strong interpersonal communication skills with ability to work and interact effectively, collaboratively, and cooperatively with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff and external constituents in a large, centralized and public university system.
• Excellent teaching and coaching skills plus strong presentation, group facilitation and writing skills.
• Detail oriented and accurate with sound research, analysis, and data management skills
• Strong organizational and follow-through skills to create and execute work plans, prioritize work, coordinate multiple assignments, and meet deadlines.
• Computer proficiency
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