The Instructional Coach is part of a grant-funded project to support school staff instructing students with disabilities. The project provides coaching support to K-12 special educators and related service personnel throughout the state of Delaware. In addition, the Instructional Coach works with district and building leadership to support implementation and monitor outcomes.
This is a grant funded position.
Major Responsibilities: Designs and delivers professional development sessions both in person and virtually. Provides school-based coaching, and assess teachers fidelity to curriculum and project goals. Supports data collection and research and evaluation activities. Job duties include: Design in-service training based on best-practice research. Provide in-person and distance coaching (via conference call/webinar) to educators. Develop and use multiple data sources to assess participant needs and tailor professional development and coaching appropriately. Use on-line tools and webinars to deliver professional development and provide guidance to school staff statewide. Plan and implement district cadre meetings and regularly collaborate with district and school leaders. Oversee graduate and undergraduate assistants in preparation of teacher materials and reports. Utilize appropriate research methods and techniques; participate in the planning, organization, coordination, and control of research projects. Collaborate with Program Manager to design data input mechanisms for project database and recommend changes in data collection procedures. Prepare presentations for community and agency meetings and participate in related state Department of Education and stakeholder meetings. Interface with investigators of other institutions or agencies involved in similar or related projects ¿ Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
Qualifications: Bachelors degree in special education or other related field and four years job related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with students with disabilities. Competency in special education research, policies, and instructional strategies. Experience with Microsoft Office, educational technology (e.g., Smartboard, iPad), and assistive technology. Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Special Requirements: Ability to travel to school districts throughout Delaware.
Internal Number: 496062
About University of Delaware
The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from our roots extending back to a small private academy started in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. Our alumni tell our story of achievement, from our first class, which included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and one signer of the U.S. Constitution, to the more than 154,000 living Blue Hens who are making vital contributions to the world. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Jill, are both UD alumni. The University received its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, UD offers a broad range of degree programs: 3 associate programs, 147 bachelor’s p...rograms, 119 master's programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 15 dual graduate programs through our seven colleges and in collaboration with more than 70 research centers. Our student body encompasses more than 17,000 undergraduates, more than 3,600 graduate students and nearly 800 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe. Our distinguished faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists, among them a Nobel laureate, Guggenheim and Fulbright fellows, and members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. State-of-the-art facilities support UD's academic and public service activities. Our 146-foot coastal research vessel, Hugh R. Sharp—the most advanced in the U.S.—helps scientists across the region explore the sea. World-class figure skaters train at our High Performance Figure Skating Center. Partnerships with Nemours/A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children, Christiana Care and Thomas Jefferson University; the U.S. Army; Winterthur; Longwood Gardens and Hagley Museum offer unparalleled experiences in health sciences, defense research, art conservation, horticulture and history. The University is now transforming a 272-acre parcel, the site of a former auto assembly plant, into the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. Distinguished speaker series, symposia, 21 intercollegiate athletics programs and numerous intramural and club sports, more than 300 student organizations, concerts, exhibits and other arts and cultural activities enrich campus life.Thomas Jefferson once described Delaware as a "jewel" among states due to its strategic location on the East Coast, halfway between Washington, D.C., and New York City. Today, however, the location of Delaware's flagship university increasingly is invoked as "halfway between Los Angeles and London."In addition to our Georgian-inspired main campus in Newark, Del., UD has locations across the state--in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and Lewes. A thriving study-abroad program and expanding international partnerships further enhance our students' education as global citizens. We invite you to visit our campus or take our virtual tour today! http://video.realviewtv.com/education/udel/