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Instructional Coach - Social Studies Office

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License and Certification Qualifications: Valid Georgia teaching certification required. Social studies certification and/or concentration preferred.

Education Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in related field required. Master's degree in related field preferred

Experience Qualifications: Three years of successful teaching experience required. Experience delivering professional learning opportunities, digital content delivery in eCLASS, and experience working with best practices in social studies preferred.

Skills Qualifications: Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks/projects concurrently; ability to create and deliver professional learning that supports the direction of the social studies program; strong communication skills, both in oral and written format; strong instructional technology skills, knowledge and application of research-based instructional strategies in social studies; ability to work successfully with colleagues; ability to project and generate a positive attitude; and ability to effect change.

Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for professional learning development and delivery, data collection and evaluation, and various tasks that support the development, revision, implementation, and improvement of a cohesive K-12 social studies program for instruction and assessment of the district's social studies Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS).

1. Provide professional learning opportunities in support of teaching and learning.
a. Develop professional learning plans consistent with philosophy, goals, objectives, and needs of the district and the social studies program K-12.
b. Implement professional learning through principals, assistant principals, department chairs, and other appropriate personnel.
c. Model effective social studies instruction focused on civic responsibility for teachers and leaders.


2. Develop curriculum designed to support the social studies program.
a. Select, pilot, and implement core social studies materials, K-12 to support instruction of the AKS in social studies.
b. Develop lesson plans, intervention, extensions, and assessments for the social studies program, K-12.
c. Collect data from a variety of sources including, but not limited to, local, state, national, international, and standardized testing programs to monitor student achievement in social studies.
d. Utilize data to identify strengths and areas of need of student learning in social studies.


3. Support local schools in the district.
a. Provide support for Local School Plans for Improvement (LSPI) as it relates to social studies achievement.
b. Provide support and assistance to principals, assistant principals, department chairs, and other appropriate personnel who are creating and implementing interventions and extensions for social studies AKS.
c. Collaborate with English Language Learners (ELL), Special Education, and Gifted Departments to support the needs of social studies AKS with all students and personnel.


4. Communicate to various internal and external audiences concerning program research and information.
a. Interpret district and program philosophy, goals, and objectives to various audiences.
b. Provide information to appropriate personnel regarding current research, knowledge, and trends in social studies education


5. Provide student support.
a. Manage and promote student programs, such as the Governor's Honors Program, Mock Trial, Model UN, History Day, Geography Bee
b. Model Quality Plus Teaching Strategies in classrooms as appropriate.
c. Develop student targeted digital resources in social studies
d. Promote use of literacy in social studies content


6. Provide leadership and support in the promotion, development, and facilitation of transformational instructional practices.
a. Develop and deliver digital content and staff development to improve classroom instruction.
b. Coordinate district-wide projects centered around innovative and research-based instructional practices, such as project-based learning, digital learning, and non-traditional classroom environments.
c. Provide social studies instructional support for district-provided digital resources.
d. Provide social studies instructional support for cross-curricular programs and projects


7. Perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time. The employee is also required to talk, hear, stand, and walk. The employee may be required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, and/or reach. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Aug 02, 2021. Gwinnett County Public Schools Jobs from Gwinnett Daily Post

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