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Instructional Coach, Literacy (Bilingual) - San Francisco, CA (Hybrid)

Company: Amplify
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

A pioneer in K-12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products help teachers identify the targeted instruction students need to build a strong foundation in early reading and math. All of our programs provide educators with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of every student. Today, Amplify serves more than 10 million students in all 50 states. For more information, visitamplify.com.Amplify builds innovative and compelling digital educational products that empower teachers and students across the country. We have a long history as the leading innovator in K 12 education - and have been described as the best tech company in education and the best education company in tech. While others try to shrink the learning experience into technology, we use technology to expand what is possible in real classrooms with real students and teachers.Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) is a unique PreK-5 ELA core curriculum program, built on the keys to early literacy and long-term success: background knowledge and foundational skills. Amplify CKLA combines a coherent sequence of rich, diverse content knowledge across social studies, science, literature, and the arts with an explicit, systematic approach to foundational skills instruction. Our intentional program design allows students to build a robust knowledge base for accessing and unpacking complex texts, so real comprehension can happen. Amplify also provides Caminos, the Spanish version of the curriculum.mCLASS provides proven early literacy diagnostic and progress-monitoring assessments to comprehensively support each student's literacy development in grades K-6. Our suite of early literacy resources work together seamlessly to target skill gaps and provide the right instruction at the right time. Authored by researchers at the University of Oregon, DIBELS 8th Edition provides efficient, reliable early reading measures with advanced test design that prevents over testing. DIBELS 8th Edition measures the five basic early literacy skills: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Amplify also provides Lectura, the Spanish version of this assessment.Amplify is seeking an experienced education leader who has deep knowledge of the science of reading and aligned, high quality instructional materials/assessment and has coached teachers and leaders in support of bringing more effective literacy instruction to life in classrooms. The Instructional Coach will provide both mentoring and training support to teachers and leaders in San Francisco who will be piloting a range of Amplify literacy products (CKLA/Caminos, mCLASS/Lectura, and Amplify Reading). The ultimate goal of this role is to support high-quality literacy instruction in classrooms and the successful expansion of Amplify's literacy suite by delivering rich and meticulous coaching and professional learning experiences that result in significant student learning.The Instructional Coach will commute to and work with educators in San Francisco up to five days a week. **This is a contract position**Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Amplify Literacy Professional Development Strategist to determine strategy and focus for coaching approach at different times of year and adjust course, as needed, based on what is leading to improved student outcomes.
  • The Instructional Coach's responsibilities will be based on the needs of the pilot. Specific areas of focus may include: Facilitating professional development sessions (in person and remote), as needed, for leaders and teachers. This will include both initial training and continued training on prioritized topics which align to successes and needs in classrooms Leading classroom observations and providing feedback to teachers and leaders Conducting model lessons and co-teaching alongside classroom teachers Supporting teachers and leaders to interpret data, set goals, and plan literacy instruction based on assessment data; at times, directly administering mCLASS/Lectura assessments to students to support teachers Supporting unit/lesson planning with grade-level teams and/or individual teachers Providing office hours for leaders and teachers Crafting or customizing professional development experiences, as needed Providing recommendations to educators crafted to support diverse student populations (eg, English Learners)
    • Travel to schools regularly (up to 5 days per week) to deliver services and build strong academic relationships
    • Proactively seek out feedback and adapt practice based upon the feedback and what is leading to improved student outcomes.Basic Qualifications of the Instructional Coach:
      • Passionate about literacy and deep knowledge of the science of reading and aligned, high quality instructional materials and assessments. Experience supporting teachers to leverage a science of reading approach within a guided reading context.
      • Experience leading sustained coaching engagements and professional development for educators in K-5
      • 5+ years of K-5 classroom literacy teaching experience, leading to demonstrable results for students
      • Proven ability to analyze and interpret school and classroom-level data and determine next steps for instruction
      • Experience working on collaborative projects with leaders and teachers
      • Proven efficacy in time management while managing multiple engagements and competing priorities
      • Strong oral and written communication skills
      • Fluent in Spanish (including speaking, reading, and writing) and able to deliver trainings in Spanish
      • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology based productivity tools including Microsoft and Google Applications
      • Able to travel locally (up to 5 days per week) across San Francisco to support educators
      • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required as this role requires in-person and on-site activitiesPreferred Qualifications of the Instructional Coach:
        • Experience teaching or supporting CKLA/Caminos, administering mCLASS assessments (DIBELS 8th Edition, DIBELS 8th Edition with TRC, DIBELS Next, or DIBELS Next with Reading 3D, IDEL or Spanish TRC), and/or leveraging Amplify Reading
        • Ability to support teachers in a remote learning environment, if needed
        • Able to navigate instruction with different Learning Management Systems (Schoology, Clever, Google Classroom, etc.)
        • Master's or Advanced Degree in EducationCompensation: The hourly rate range for this role is $45-$48We celebratediversityand are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To that end, we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from adiversecandidate pool.Amplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.Amplify Education, Inc. is an E-Verify participant.

Keywords: Amplify, Berkeley , Instructional Coach, Literacy (Bilingual) - San Francisco, CA (Hybrid), Education / Teaching , Berkeley, California

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