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Teacher, DPF 6-12 ELA and Reading - Teaching & Learning (2021-2022)

Date: Apr 1, 2021

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Company: Minneapolis Public Schools

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Job Title: Teacher, DPF 6-12 ELA and Reading - Teaching & Learning (2021-2022)  and Requisition ID number: 73530

Close Date:  No established closing date;  open until filled

Organizational Unit:  Teaching & Learning (10000101) 

Site:  Davis Center (0001) 

FTE 1.0 FTE; 43 weeks; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union:  Teachers(04) 

Functional Area:  Teaching 

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.

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SUMMARY OF THE POSITION

The 6-12 ELA and Reading district program facilitator supports curriculum, instruction, assessment, content integration, and professional development for all secondary schools. 

 

This position will be responsible for:

  • Providing leadership to all aspects of the District's secondary English Language Arts, Reading, Literacy, and Multi Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS).  

  • Facilitating the implementation of secondary ELA, reading, and literacy standards and tiered instruction and ensuring equitable access to ELA/reading instructional materials and MTSS supports. 

  • Developing, coordinating and delivering professional development and related services to all grade 6-12 content teachers, principals, and other school and district staff. 

  • Developing and providing ongoing support of the MTSS model with all stakeholders. 

  • Building capacity with school leadership teams and teachers across content areas to incorporate proven instructional practices to promote high levels of literacy among all student groups. 

  • Supporting the implementation of a 6-12 literacy plan framework that outlines best practices for literacy across all content areas.

  • Collaborating with other members of the academic team around district priorities in SEL, Equity, Literacy, and MTSS. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Implement strategies that reduce/eliminate racial disparities in student outcome and course enrollments.

  • Support implementation of MPS core ELA instruction, including instructional models which ensure integration of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing and exchanging ideas.

  • Maintain secondary ELA and reading catalogue to ensure viable graduation pathways.

  • Ensure alignment of ELA and reading curricula, instructional practices, and assessments with the Minnesota Academic Standards.

  • Supporting  Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)  model of differentiated instruction and tiered intervention processes with a focus on 6-12 Literacy across sites.

  • Lead teams inclusive of all stakeholders in developing, vetting, and revising integrated units of study and interim, formative, and summative assessments.

  • Lead process of creating/adopting instructional materials which support standards-based teaching and learning and integration of literacy and content.

  • Design and lead professional development on ELA, reading, and literacy curriculum, instruction, and assessment for school leaders and teachers.

  • Build the capacity of school leadership teams to support continuous improvement in teaching and learning at the site.

  • Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned. There may be times when required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • A demonstrated commitment to student achievement, educational equity, racial equity, and culturally sustaining practices

  • A demonstrated conviction that all students can and will achieve at high levels

  • Capacity to develop, articulate, and carry through a vision for the secondary ELA and Reading programs that excels student achievement for historically underserved populations while accelerating the achievement for all students

  • Capacity to develop high quality core curriculum for secondary ELA and reading curriculum.

  • Knowledge of deep content and pedagogy proven to be effective for instruction and learning with culturally and linguistically diverse student populations

  • Knowledge of research and best instructional practices in secondary ELA and Reading

  • Knowledge of screeners, diagnostics, and progress monitoring as it relates to secondary reading intervention.

  • Effective data literacy skills.

  • Ability to successfully provide culturally sustaining professional development for teachers, principals and other staff members

  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Ability to work collaboratively and creatively with colleagues

  • Demonstrated effective coaching skills in working with teachers and building staff 

  • Knowledge of and an ability to utilize a variety of current technological tools for communication, planning, documentation, and professional development

  • Knowledge of the K-12 MN ELA Standards, including the 6-12 Literacy Standards in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects.

  • Ability to support disciplinary literacy integration and collaboration across content areas

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Valid Minnesota teaching license in secondary English Language Arts (5-8 or 7-12) or secondary Communication Arts/Literature 

  • Valid Minnesota reading license (required).

  • Advanced degree in education or educational leadership (preferred but not required).

  • A minimum of five years of teaching experience with evidence of culturally responsive pedagogy teaching culturally, linguistically, ethnically diverse students. 

  • Leadership experience working with teachers to support curriculum, instruction, and/or assessments

 

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.

 

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

 

 

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Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee.  Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.
 
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:
 
Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.

 

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | [No Established Closing Date]  | Teaching & Learning (10000101)  | Davis Center (0001)  | Teaching
 


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