Bastrop ISD - Science K-12 Curriculum Specialist

Job Details

Region: 13
School District/Employer: Bastrop ISD
District Category/Employer: Central Office
Position: Specialist
Assignment Level: Area
  • Curriculum & Instruction
Core Subjects
  • Science
Job Title: Science K-12 Curriculum Specialist
School: Service Center
Campus Description:
Date Posted: 10/26/2020
Deadline: Until Filled
Openings: 1
Commitment: Full Time
Description/Notes: JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title

Specialist, Curriculum

Evaluation Type

Professional

Department

Curriculum & Instruction

Pay Grade

A3



FLSA

Exempt

Date Revised

February 2019

Supervisor

Director of Accountability and Curriculum



BASIC FUNCTION & RESPONSIBILITY: Provide leadership through collaborative processes to support teachers, campus and district administrators in promoting positive change and commitment for engaged learning environments in order to impact student achievement.



CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.



Instructional Management:

Support the implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of assigned programs for elementary and secondary education, curriculum, and/or instructional support, and ensure that assigned programs are efficiently and effectively administered.
Support and participate in meeting the teaching and learning objectives of the campus/department improvement plans.
Management of Administrative, Fiscal and/or Facilities Functions:

Develop and maintain the District’s curriculum to ensure student learning of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
Facilitate development of curriculum-based assessments aligned to the depth and complexity of the TEKS.
Design, implement, measure, refine assigned programs and/or content areas, and assist with quality improvement efforts.
Create data reports from various data management systems as needed.
Analyze and respond to school data and educational trends.
Work collaboratively with instructional coaches, members of the department, and campuses to establish exemplary classroom learning environments.
Respond in a timely and positive manner to all requests for support from campus and district administrators.
Exhibit a high degree of initiative in response to requests for curricular/instructional support.
Model/demonstrate exemplary lesson delivery.
Assist teachers/teacher teams in developing instructional units that integrate content and implement meaningful use of technology as a learning tool.
Facilitate the development of collaborative cultures at the campus and district levels.
Share leadership responsibility with campus and district administrators for creating change-adept learning communities.
Network with out-of-district entities to ensure district practices stay current with state and national best practice trends.
Plan, deliver, facilitate, and implement quality professional development aligned with the district goals and initiatives.
Ensure continuous improvement in teacher and student performance through effective coaching cycle protocols. Assume a leadership role in the adoption and acquisition of aligned instructional resources.
Develop and maintain up-to-date curriculum scope and sequence documents and required and recommended resources in district designated management systems/websites.
Establish, monitor, and support the district’s viable and guaranteed curriculum.
Coordinate departmental activities with other District offices and administrators and provide assistance to requesting departments.
Organization Improvement:
Analyze critical needs in assigned areas and work collaboratively to implement and improve programs.
Professional Growth and Development:
Participate in and deliver professional development that increases effectiveness and improves district and campus performance.
Texas Academic Performance Indicators and Campus Performance Objectives:

Support the administration of state-mandated testing at campuses in compliance with state and federal guidelines.
Monitor and review campus test data and use findings to assist with planning to close achievement gaps between student groups and/or campuses.
School/Community Relations:

Interface with governmental agencies, business and civic organizations, and the community to provide needed information and to promote the District’s initiatives.
Organization Morale:

Foster positive morale by participating in team building activities and the decision-making process.
Communicate and collaborate with campus/department staff to enhance service delivery, program development, and customer satisfaction.
Maintain professional and timely communication.
Maintain confidentiality of student and teacher/campus performance.
Other Responsibilities:

Comply with policies established by federal and state law, including but not limited to State Board of Education and local Board policy.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Provide guidance and direction to assigned staff.



KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Knowledge of TEKS.
Knowledge of curriculum design, implementation, evaluation, and refinement.
Knowledge of effective curriculum design and evaluation methodologies.
Knowledge of the continuous improvement principles.
Knowledge and understanding of the complexities of building collaborative structures in the educational environment.
Skill in the use of technology as a learning tool in all content areas.
Skill in assisting with collection and interpretation of data to assist in adjustment of curriculum to support student learning.
Skill in operating standard computer and software applications, including but not limited to electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations.
Skill in communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to develop professional trust and rapport to effectively coach teachers to improvement.
Ability to collaboratively locate and obtain instructional materials to support the aligned curriculum.
Ability to collaboratively employ a systems-perspective to maximize attainment of learning goals.
Ability to assist in engaging others in collective inquiry and problem solving.
Ability to assist in design, delivery, and integration of curriculum.
Ability to collaboratively analyze trends and lead improvement initiatives.
Ability to collaboratively plan, organize, and deliver quality professional development.
Ability to organize and prioritize work responsibilities.


Special Education Instructional Specialists:

Knowledge and understanding of differentiation strategies, accommodations, and modifications that support learners with disabilities.
Knowledge of the PLAAFP development and IEP writing process.
Knowledge and understanding of effective co-teaching strategies to increase student engagement and achievement.
Knowledge of the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).


EL Instructional Specialists:



Knowledge of English Language Proficiencies Standards (ELPS).
Knowledge and understanding of differentiation strategies, accommodations, and modifications that support second language learners acquiring a second language.
Knowledge of state assessments and accommodations allowed for English learners.
Knowledge of LPAC requirements and compliance items related to English learners.
Ability to design and implement professional development for adult learners.


Digital Learning Instructional Specialists:



Knowledge of the National Education Technology Standards and Technology Application TEKS
Knowledge of digital learning systems and resources, and related systems of support.
Ability to troubleshoot problems with technology and applications.


ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, valid Texas Teacher Certification with an ESL supplement, and three years of classroom teaching experience.



PREFERRED QUALIFICATION: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.



PHYSICAL & MENTAL DEMANDS:

Maintain emotional control under stress.
Work with frequent interruptions.
Travel district-wide frequently.
Work extended and irregular hours.
Sit for extended periods of time.
Use computer for prolonged period resulting in repetitive hand motions.
Lift and/or move up to 20 lbs. occasionally.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

Work is normally performed in a typical interior office work environment with little or no exposure to physical risk.
Qualifications: ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, valid Texas Teacher Certification with an ESL supplement, and three years of classroom teaching experience.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATION: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Salary Range: $251.34 to $405.81 per day
Benefits: Please visit our Benefits page (under Departments) at www.bisdtx.org
How To Apply: www.bisdtx.org and go to the Career Opportunities page

Contact Person:

Name: Heather Christie
Email: hchristie@bisdtx.org
Address: 906 Farm Street
City: Bastrop
State: TX
Zip: 78602
Phone: (512) 590-5988
Fax: (512) 321-7469