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UT Health Instructional Specialist - Children's Learning Institute in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Instructional Specialist - Children's Learning Institute

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Education / Child Care

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 210003FC

Position Summary:

The Instructional Specialists will support the overall curriculum development and implementation plan for various projects at CLI while supporting teachers through on-going professional development and coaching.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Collaborates with campus leadership teams and teachers to implement curriculum elements from CLI and state mandated guidelines and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.

  2. Coaches and models instruction for teachers based on each project.

  3. Develops and deliver professional development and individualized coaching designed to accelerate and improve instructional practices as measured by such things as significantly higher levels of student engagement and academic achievement per each project’s requirements.

  4. Collaborates with teachers to support appropriate levels of cognitive instruction.

  5. Facilitates curriculum planning and student data analysis meetings with teachers, administrators, and CLI staff.

  6. Manages selection, acquisition, and tracking of instructional materials as needed per project.

  7. Serves as a liaison between CLI and campus teachers, administrators, and coaches to help develop instructional strategic plans.

  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

Working knowledge of utilization of classroom observational tools and working knowledge of technology (e.g.

computer, video editing, phone conferencing, adobe connect calls, etc.) required.

Understanding of pre-school literacy screening and progress monitoring and how each impacts classroom

instruction, understanding of Texas State Standards & Guidelines and Child Care Licensing Standards, ability

to demonstrate effectiveness as an early childhood teacher and/or early childhood staff trainer/mentor/coach

and understanding of training and mentoring adults preferred. Bilingual preferred.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in education required; Master’s preferred.

Minimum Experience:

Five (5) years of early childhood experience required.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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