Detail of : Early Literacy Curriculum Manager (Immediate Opening) Job Opening in Weslaco
About : At , we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all our students graduate from college. has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years – that’s 8 times the national rate for students in our communities! IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA’s co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve nearly 53,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. By 2022, IDEA will serve 100,000 students. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you—with continued growth in our current regions and new launches in Houston (2020), Permian Basin (2020), and Tampa Bay (2021)! When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality. To learn more about IDEA, check out this video. Role Mission: The mission of the Early Literacy Curriculum Manager is to manage the ELA curriculum for Kindergarten through grade 2 at . Working in a high-performing, rapidly expanding, and geographically dispersed charter network, the Early Literacy Curriculum Manager will create and manage the implementation of a comprehensive, user-friendly, research-based and aligned curriculum across multiple states. Additionally, the Early Literacy Curriculum Manager will implement a teacher support system to drive teacher effectiveness and student results.
1. Create a suite of curriculum products, including a year-long plan, unit plans and instructional resources for Kindergarten through grade 2 using the Wit & Wisdom program so that the district achieves established student achievement goals.
Design and post curriculum materials so that 95% of materials are posted according to curriculum “drop” dates (typically 5 weeks ahead of tier one classroom instruction)
Align the Wit & Wisdom curriculum to Texas standards, providing clear articulation between the program and required Texas ELA course content
2. Design, develop and deliver reliable and aligned assessments by posted bundle drop deadlines.
Create, refine, and edit mid-module, end-of-module, semester, and mock assessments so that they are completed and administered with less than 3 errors.
Design, create, and deliver high-quality and aligned assessments that are posted and visible by the bundle drop deadlines
Deliver assessment documents and support materials so they are reviewed with Student Performance & Advocacy Team before posted deadlines
Review assessment data with national and regional teams to inform instruction
Conduct weekly assessment data analyses to provide curricular and instructional direction for all teachers, campus leaders, and district leaders
3. Manage, support, and coach Course Leaders to design and deliver district trainings to improve all teachers’ instructional practices so that 90% of participants rate trainings a 4 or higher out of 5 on the training survey.
Recruit and develop Course Leaders for managed grade levels across all IDEA regions
Coach Course Leaders on effective professional development planning and facilitation
Evaluate Course Leader effectiveness using established criteria in order to make informed decisions regarding placement and role tenure
4. Design and facilitate the delivery of New Teacher Institute Sessions to increase student achievement in novice teacher classrooms in 2020-2021. Work with cross-functional teams to create a robust teacher onboarding program during New Teacher Institute to increase new teacher effectiveness in the implementation of the district curriculum so that student achievement on Semester 1 Exam in new teachers’ classrooms trends 5% higher than in previous years
Design an effective training sequence so that 90% of participants rate New Teacher Institute a 4 or higher out of 5 on the training survey
5. Design ongoing quality professional development sessions aimed at improving instructional practices and coach facilitators to deliver sessions so that 90% of participants rate sessions 4 or higher out of 5 on exit surveys.
Design district-wide program trainings to build awareness of ELA initiatives, state requirements, or other pertinent updates and best practices
Recruit and train campus instructional staff to facilitate trainings through the ELA Ambassadors program
Lead quarterly Course Collaboration preparation sessions during Course Leader Institutes
Facilitate Course Collaboration and other teacher/leader sessions when necessary.
6. Work on a distributed team where much of the work is completed remotely.
Attend and actively participate in weekly team meetings and monthly strategy meetings
Provide feedback to colleagues and work collaboratively with other members of the ELA team, members of the larger Program Team, and across multi-functioning HQ teams
Travel approximately once a month for site visits and collaborative team workshops
Conduct weekly campus observations within the region of residence
7. Live values of IDEA Believes in and is committed to our mission: All students are capable of going to and through college
Is driven by outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly
Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization
Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes
Embodies IDEA’s core values
Mission Focus – Focuses on IDEA’s core purpose of getting all students into college, with a particular focus on designing an academic program that achieves that goal
Record of Results – Holds high expectations for self and others to achieve and surpass intended goals
Problem Solving – Able to synthesize, analyze, and prioritize data and opportunities to develop strategies for achieving quantifiable goals, with a particular focus on student achievement data
Communication – Effectively conveys information using a variety of channels and techniques
Continuous Improvement – Proactively identifies opportunities to improve and consistently reflects on past actions to guide future decisions
Education: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree or advanced degree preferred; Educator Certification
A minimum of three years teaching experience in early literacy (Kindergarten through grade 2)
A strong record of student achievement results as a teacher and, if applicable, administrator
Experience designing assessments and curriculum products in English Language Arts; system-wide experience preferred
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Only qualified, short-listed applicants will be invited for furthers process.
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