Literacy Consultant

Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
District/Organization: 
Kalamazoo RESA
Position Details: 

To be considered for this position, you must apply online at www.kresa.org/jobs 

Uses high-level of expertise to instruct literacy groups consisting of Title I students who are identified as strategic and intensive in the areas of reading and writing; and collaborates with classroom teachers to provide instructional continuity for Title I students. Leads professional development in the areas of literacy - including best practices, assessment, interventions, and/or other areas as requested by the school program. Uses skills in gathering and analyzing data to inform the literacy program at the school. Specifically:
1) Provides scaffolding and interventions in phonological awareness, phonics/decoding skills, vocabulary/word work, fluency and comprehension strategies to an assigned caseload of Title I students.
2) Communicates the progress and intervention strategies used with Title I students to classroom teachers, support staff, and principal.
3) Participates on the school building team to communicate and support Title I students’ progress.
4) Maintains data on reading levels and reading behaviors Title I students' individual intervention plans.
5) Provides text-level information to ensure the appropriate Title I instructional level of reading materials.
6) Provides writing instruction related to reading support for identified Title I students.
7) Performs other duties as assigned, allowable by Title I legislation, including teaching in Summer School program at the Youth Center school.

Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Education; Reading Specialist Endorsement or Reading Recovery Certification. Current Michigan Teaching Certificate. Three to five years of successful teaching experience and working with high risk populations. Experience with data analysis and literacy interventions. Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with instructional staff and students. Embraces and supports KRESA philosophies related to diversity, inclusiveness and anti-racism. Ability to interact effectively with individuals from a wide range of cultures. Ability to discuss cultural differences with colleagues and clients. Ability to assess one’s own strengths and limitations or challenges and integrate this understanding into interpersonal interactions.

Preferred Skills:

More than five years of successful teaching experience and demonstrated success in the use of data to monitor instructional practices and learning. Experience in instructional coaching. Familiarity with AIMSWeb, NWEA, and other benchmarking/progress-monitoring tools. Ability to select and develop appropriate methods, skills and techniques attuned to people's cultural, multicultural or marginal experiences in their environments. Ability to effectively employ multicultural approaches in resolving problems.

Email: 
tara.kane@kresa.org
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