Elem Instructional Specialist

Ector County ISD in Houston, TX

  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Primary Purpose:

The campus instructional coach will work with teachers to strengthen curriculum; utilize instructional strategies with a focus on literacy (guided reading, writing, and guided math); provide instructional coaching in best practice; interpret and analyze data; and deliver professional learning to adult learners.

Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Valid Texas teaching certificate
  • Special Knowledge/Skills:
  • Knowledge of balanced literacy design and implementation
  • Knowledge of curriculum design and implementation
  • Knowledge of district curriculum
  • Knowledge of TEKS Standards and state assessments
  • Ability to develop and provide professional learning to adult learners
  • Ability to interpret data and use it to impact student learning
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.
  • Experience:

    Minimum three years teaching experience

    Major Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Create and deliver differentiated levels of professional learning, including job-embedded support, for teacher professional development using the district’s curriculum and initiatives
  • Works with and positively impacts disadvantaged children from impoverished backgrounds through assisting the teacher’s in modeling effective, research based teaching strategies
  • Coach teachers to examine student work to check for understanding and compare relationships of the material with the TEKS standards, formative assessments and summative assessments
  • Demonstrate effective coaching and guidance skills to inspire both respect and trust of the principals, teachers and other colleagues
  • Provide extensive focus on balanced literacy (guided reading and writing) and guided math using the guidelines set forth by the district and the adopted curriculum
  • Facilitate, model and co-teach effective instructional strategies that foster active student engagement and learning
  • Lead teacher meetings and study groups to coach teachers on how to effectively use the district curriculum documents and emphasize the TEKS standards and assessment issues
  • Provide resources and curriculum materials as needed including the organization and inventory of campus reading instructional libraries and guided math materials
  • Facilitate the preparation of curriculum alignment materials, assessment materials, inventories and budget requests for professional learning and materials
  • Use data to inform and direct instructionally supported professional development including performance on the state’s accountability system and district performance data
  • Provide feedback to C & I Division staff and campus principal regarding curriculum use to monitor efforts and report progress towards goals
  • Work with district coordinators of core subject areas to meet campus needs and facilitate communication of those needs with the campus and C & I team.
  • Improve knowledge and leadership skills through self-initiated professional development activities and participate in professional development activities as directed
  • Perform duties in a professional, ethical, and responsible manner as defined in the TEA Code of Ethics for Educators
  • All other duties as assigned
  • Working Conditions:

    Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

    Maintain emotional control under stress. Occasional prolonged or irregular hours.

    The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required. I have read, understand and attest to the

    to the above description and funding relating to my daily activities.


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