Instructional Support Math Instructional Coach
Global Preparatory Academy (GPA) is a mission driven school, dedicated to developing compassionate global leaders through a bilingual/bi-literate education program that focuses on hands-on and cultural learning opportunities.
GPA uses both English and Spanish to instruct students in all core content areas. As a dual language school, we connect students from diverse linguistic backgrounds and educate them together in a highly rigorous, engaging and nurturing environment. Students will develop high levels of bilingualism and bi-literacy. Through two-way immersion (TWI) in English and Spanish, students will affirm the values of their own cultures while acquiring an understanding and appreciation of other cultures. We are committed to providing relevant instruction, pushing our students to be critical thinkers and change makers in an ever-changing world.
The Math Instructional Coach is a critical lever in improving student achievement. The role of the math coach is to build teacher capacity and their understanding of instructional practices as related to Indiana State Standards, Common Core and Data Driven Instruction.
A math coach is a learner who models continuous improvement, lifelong learning, and goes above and beyond to ensure student success. All instructional coaches work collaboratively as a team. Instructional coaches will promote reflection, provide guidance and structure where needed, and focus on strengths, collaboration and common issues of concern. They are responsible for ensuring high-quality instruction in classrooms through modeling, co-planning, co-teaching and providing feedback to teachers. The math coach will demonstrate and model a passion for urban education reform and leadership. This is a supervisory position and includes evaluations of colleagues.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Ensure K-8 alignment for curriculum implementation, interim assessments and teacher practice.
- Support the instructional development of all teachers in understanding the State Standards and Mathematical Process standards, as well as data analysis to inform instruction.
- Build strong relationships with teachers, administrators, and other coaches.
- Provide direction and coordination for how the curriculum is taught consistently and recognized best instructional practices.
- Provide technical support to collaborative teams within buildings.
- Support teachers and administrators in using data to improve instruction on all levels.
- Assist teachers with planning and pacing of lessons, the development of differentiated lessons, and the selection of best practices to meet the needs of their students Support teachers by helping with the ―strategic how of teaching — share multiple instructional strategies/processes with teachers during planning times.
- Informally observe lessons and provide feedback for a teacher’s professional growth and students’ success.
- Develop staff members’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors through a variety of professional development targeted topics and designs.
- Develop coaching plans for teachers to ensure student improvement.
- Contribute to the development systems and structures to improve teacher practice.
- Provide job-embedded informal professional learning beyond coaching.
- Certified in any specific teaching area (teaching license required)
- Minimum 5 years’ experience teaching, with a record of successfully impacting student achievement and working successfully with students who have the greatest needs.
- Proven ability to work cooperatively and effectively with colleagues, including the ability to create and nurture a professional community of adult learners.
- Demonstrated leadership qualities and strong interpersonal skills, including giving and receiving constructive feedback.
- Proven ability in using student-level data to guide instructional decisions.
- Results driven leadership beyond the classroom.
- Strong pedagogical knowledge and content expertise.
- Demonstrated expertise in oral and written communication.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Models continual improvement, demonstrates lifelong learning, and applies new learning to help all students achieve.
- Demonstrated evidence of professional growth, including leadership and participation in a wide range of significant professional development activities.
INTENDED OUTCOMES AND SUCCESS MEASURES
- Improve student proficiency and teacher performance in targeted areas as identified
- Increase in Professional Learning opportunities and participation of staff