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13 Mar 2018

Instructional Support Indiana Standards Bootcamps Content Coach

Instruction Partners
 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Job Description

This is a part-time, contract position located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The application deadline is March 30. Applicants will be notified regarding whether or not they have been selected by April 13.


Who We Are:

At Instruction Partners, we are a team of educators obsessed with instructional excellence. We dig deep into the often overlooked practical actions that power progress to learn what works, and translate it into support for schools and educators. We believe we can get better faster, together, and make every classroom a place of great learning that prepares students for successful, rewarding lives.


What We Do:

We work shoulder to shoulder with schools and educators to improve the quality of instruction in core academics. We don’t offer one-size-fits-all solutions or push particular programs. Instead, we get into classrooms together and work through a collaborative process, with a singular focus of improving student outcomes. We work in two ways: we partner with schools and districts to support academic growth, and we provide deep-dive professional development for educators.


Position Description:

This summer, Instruction Partners is offering Standards Bootcamps, three-day intensive trainings offered in both math and ELA for K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 grade bands, focused on the most challenging domains for each content area. The goal of Standards Bootcamps is to provide cross-system, grade- and content-specific support to educators in various roles, especially teachers.

Content Coaches are current educators, ideally classroom teachers or instructional coaches, in the grade band and content area they coach. We are seeking educators who know their content deeply, have a strong command and understanding of the rigor and expectations of the standards, and are passionate about helping other teachers. Ideally, Content Coaches will have taught for several years in the content area and grade band and have experience in leading professional development or other learning experiences for adults.

As a Content Coach, you can expect:

  • Deep, personal learning around the focus domains
  • To have your thinking and understanding of the content and standards challenged
  • Training to strengthen knowledge and skill in facilitating adult learning
  • To work directly with teachers to build their understanding of the standards and the underlying content
  • To build your network of passionate, committed educators from across Indiana

We are seeking a cohort of Content Coaches in the following grade bands and content area:

  • K-2 ELA (June only)
  • K-2 Math (July only)
  • 3-5 ELA
  • 3-5 Math
  • 6-8 ELA
  • 6-8 Math
  • 9-12 ELA
  • 9-12 Math


Key Qualifications

  • Deep belief in the ability of all students to meet high expectations
  • Passion for supporting teachers through building their knowledge of the standards and skills for teaching
  • 3+ years of experience as a teacher or instructional coach in ELA or math, with a record of success improving student learning
  • Deep understanding of the math or ELA standards, assessments, and instructional strategies and implications
  • Experience leading adult learning experiences
  • Detail orientation, organization, and follow-through
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to attend one in-person training on May 11-12, and Bootcamps on June 26-28 and/or July 17-19


Estimated Time Commitment

Content Coaches are part-time contractors. All work for this position can be done outside of regular school hours, in the evenings, weekends, or over the summer. Facilitation opportunities may vary depending on enrollment. Please see below for expected Content Coach activities and time estimates.



To prepare to serve as a Content Coach during Bootcamps this summer, you will engage in virtual meetings throughout the spring, as well as a two-day, in-person training. During the virtual training, you will first engage with the content deeply as a learner to challenge your own understanding and practice. During the in-person training, you will turn your attention to preparing to lead the training experience for your peers. These trainings will also provide an opportunity for you to network with other great educators.


  • Attend Virtual Content Coach Orientation (1.5 Hours)
  • May 11-12: In-person facilitator training in Indianapolis (4:00-8:00 EST on Friday, 9:00-4:00 EST on Saturday)


  • Attend Virtual Content Coach Training (1.5 Hours)
  • Complete Virtual Bridge-to-Practice Assignment (1.5 Hours)
  • June 26: Facilitate Standards Bootcamps (8 Hours)
  • June 27: Facilitate Standards Bootcamps (8 Hours)
  • June 28: Facilitate Standards Bootcamps (8 Hours)


  • Attend Virtual Content Coach Meetings (1.5 Hours)
  • Complete Virtual Bridge-to-Practice Assignment (1.5 Hours)
  • July 17: Facilitate Standards Bootcamps (8 Hours)
  • June 18: Facilitate Standards Bootcamps (8 Hours)
  • June 19: Facilitate Standards Bootcamps (8 Hours)



Travel expenses to in-person training and facilitation for Content Coaches will be covered. Selected Content Coaches will earn $500 per day for in-person facilitation and $50 per hour for virtual work, such as reviewing and providing feedback on participant learning checkpoints.

How to Apply

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Bureaus: Indiana. Job Categories: Part-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support. Salaries: Less than 20,000.