Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Hyde Park Campus
Create professional development materials that provide background information about learning and teaching in language and literacy, and prepare educators to use the assessment system
Develop and revise language and literacy instructional materials
Conduct professional development workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions that support teachers and coaches in implementing the assessment, interpreting data, and planning instruction
Aid in conducting focus groups to gather feedback from teachers and coaches about the professional development and instructional materials
Solves complex problems relating to the administration of projects, including planning new procedures, adapting existing procedures to the needs of the project, and making significant contributions to methodology.
Guides data collection, evaluation and analysis. Designs and manages databases. Writes reports, articles and manuscripts.
Performs other related work as needed. Â
Bachelor's degree or higher in early childhood or elementary education or a related field
Advanced degree in education or related field
A minimum three years of relevant experience
Experience with using a variety of techniques for teacher professional learning, including case studies, professional readings, mentoring, coaching, lesson study, modeling lessons, teacher study groups
Specific training in literacy and/or oral language teaching and learning
Ability to develop professional development materials
Advanced knowledge of relevant content and pedagogy
Verbal and written communication skills
Interpersonal and presentation skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to manage stressful situations
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines
Strong organizational skills
Ability to conduct literature reviews
Ability to work as part of a team.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
Some travel may be required
Cover letter (required)
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