Math Instructional Specialist
Pay Grade: 3590
Department: Academic Services
Accountable To: Director of Curriculum & Instruction
FLSA Status: Exempt
Creation/Revision Date: February 26, 2019
Under general direction, incumbent(s) supports the mathematics curriculum and assessment implementation. The incumbent also supports classroom teachers in the implementation of quality core practices in the classroom.
- Coordinates the implementation of mathematics curriculum development at the district, school and classroom.
- Provides leadership to assessment development and review, including district and classroom benchmark and formative assessments.
- Promotes and coordinates researched based mathematics instructional strategies focusing on inquiry, problem solving and procedural fluency for all students, as well as targeted students (i.e. students with disabilities, EL students, off level students, etc).
- Works with schools to develop and/or compile resources for mathematics intervention.
- Provides leadership in technology integration in mathematics curriculum and instruction.
- Monitors and analyzes all instructional assessment data and assists schools, administrators, and teachers with utilizing disaggregated student achievement data to plan and deliver instruction.
- Provides large- and small-group and individual training (or professional development) to help schools and individual teachers make data-driven instructional decisions. Ensures that targeted students (i.e. students with disabilities, EL students, off level students, etc) are making adequate academic progress.
- Coaches administrators and teachers pertaining to mathematics instructional delivery, focusing on inquiry, problem solving and procedural fluency.
- Coaches administrators and individual teachers who request or require assistance pertaining to evidenced –based quality core instructional strategies, classroom management, and lesson design related to curricular, instructional, and assessment programs.
- Models lessons, whisper coaches, conducts observations, video tapes, and implements other researched based coaching strategies to provide a rounded coaching model.
- Supports the teacher induction program through facilitating, coaching, training and program planning and evaluation.
- Prepares and provides job-embedded professional development that supports school 90-Day plans, District curricula, quality core instruction, and assessments/data driven decisions.
- Evaluates professional development and reviews the evaluations with the Director to develop future plans that align with the standards set forth by Learning Forward and the regulations established by federal and other grants.
- Actively participates in professional development that is provided by the District and/or by mathematics and professional development organizations.
To be eligible for this position, an applicant must meet the following required qualifications. Verification of these required qualifications is necessary.
- Master’s degree
- Bachelor’s degree in Education;
- Passing score on the AEPA math assessment;
- Five years of teaching experience;
- Experience with designing mathematics curriculum/standards documents and mathematics test items to standards level of rigor;
- Valid Arizona Department of Education Teacher Certificate.
It is preferred that applicant possesses the following preferred qualifications; however, the following qualifications are not required to be eligible for this position.
- One year of program specialist experience;
- One year of curriculum instruction and assessment program experience.
Knowledge and Skills Required:
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications for this job description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Skills required, but not limited to, for this position include:
- Using computer software related programs;
- Demonstrating coaching skills
- Demonstrating effective instructional skills;
- Applying facilitation skills;
- Designing mathematics curriculum/standards documents and test items;
- Demonstrating knowledge of District curricula, assessment, and instructional programs;
- Demonstrating skills with computer applications;
- Engaging and encouraging communication skills while interacting with supervisors, staff, students, etc. to exchange information.
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Job Contact Information
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)