PER SESSION VACANCY CIRCULAR (VC) NOTICE # 1598: Teacher (Facilitator) - Specialized Teacher Enhancement Program

  • Posted Date: May 13, 2019 Deadline: Sep 30, 2019

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Teacher, NYC Specialized Teacher Enhancement Pathway (STEP) Program Facilitator  (up to 50 positions available)



Schools participating in the NYC Specialized Teacher Enhancement Pathway Program



NYCDOE licensed, appointed, and tenured teacher

Possesses a bilingual extension or a Students with Disabilities Grades 7-12 Generalist certification

Intention to teach in a bilingual setting or a secondary special education setting in SY19-20

Received rating of Satisfactory, Effective, or Highly Effective in SY18-19

Currently teaching at a participating STEP school



Teaching Skills:

Demonstrates effective practice in planning, classroom environment and instruction, as evidenced by the Danielson Framework for Teaching

Demonstrates strong instructional practice, as evidenced by content knowledge and rigorous instruction that is appropriate for the specific student population (Bilingual or Secondary Students with Disabilities)

Demonstrates cultural competence and utilizes culturally sustaining teaching practices

Creates a safe, equitable, inclusive classroom environment; and demonstrates high expectations with his/her students 

Models awareness of issues of equity in the classroom through a variety of instructional strategies

Builds and maintains strong relationships with student families and communities

Is reliable, polished, professional and able to demonstrative self-reflection to improve practice


Leadership Skills:

Collaborates with high energy and drive to be a key player in launching a new program 

Holds high expectations for students and colleagues 

Is comfortable coaching a colleague within the school community

Is open to using a variety of strategies to facilitate teacher development including, but not limited to: facilitating feedback conversations, modeling in your own classroom or in the participant’s classroom, co-teaching, facilitating practice sessions, co-planning, facilitating student work analysis sessions, etc.

Models habits of continuous improvement by being open to peer observations and feedback and continually improving own practice as a teacher leader

Possesses strong organizational and time management skills 

Effectively communicates and is able to articulate beliefs and thoughts behind actions, decisions and ideas for both students and teacher participants 


Program Commitment:

Willing to invest in the success of the program and its teacher participants to teach in a new setting (Bilingual or Secondary Students with Disabilities) and ensuring that teacher participants reach ambitious goals with their students




Complete training prior to starting role and participate in ongoing monthly trainings 

Attend monthly facilitator development sessions throughout the school year


Communication and Implementation:

Communicate regularly, openly and collaboratively with the program staff in a timely way about NYC STEP teacher's program participation

Communicate with and accept feedback from program staff about ways in which you are supporting the teacher participant and your school in achieving program priorities and goals

Collect data and participate in data analysis to support program goals



Support participant success by leveraging a variety of strategies to facilitate teacher development including, but not limited to:

Regularly engaging in cycles that support participant development through:

Utilizing evidence to identify and prioritize highest leverage support to teacher participants that will lead to student growth

Facilitating regular feedback conversations that provide teacher participants with specific, actionable feedback on instructional practice and design

Utilizing program tools and program common language in facilitating feedback and ongoing development opportunities to teacher participants

Consistently reflecting on, and facilitating teacher participant reflection on, student learning and engagement to support teacher participant in identifying areas for growth in practice

Modeling in your own classroom or in the teacher participant’s classroom, e.g.:

Modeling strong content and student population specific (Bilingual or Secondary Students with Disabilities) instructional practice for rigorous instruction and safe, equitable, inclusive classroom cultures that demonstrate high expectations with own students and in teacher participant’s classroom

Co-teaching, facilitating practice sessions, co-planning, facilitating student work analysis sessions, etc., e.g.:

Supporting teacher participants in designing lessons that provide all students with access to rigorous curriculum aligned to the New York State Learning Standards and the student population specific vision for excellent instruction (knowledge, skills, and mindsets required as defined by the NYC DOE and the NYC STEP program) through co-planning, providing feedback on plans, and sharing of resources

Facilitating individual practice and planning support sessions to support teacher participant’s acquisition and improvement of key instructional skills 

Building trust and investment by:

Modeling habits of continuous improvement by being open to classroom visits and feedback and continually improving own practice 

Employing principles of adult learning appropriate for working with colleagues in school

Investing adult learners in ambitious goals for their own growth and development 



Staff Development (TN) Hours up to, but not limited to:

Approximately 12-24 hours of training prior to start of the role (August 2019)

Approximately 3 hours of ongoing training (each month, September 2019 – June 2020)


Per Session (TR) Hours up to, but not limited to:

Approximately 4-8 hours per month through the duration of the program (September 2019 – June 2020)




Per Session rates as per the UFT Collective Bargaining Agreement. Contingent Upon Funding Availability



To apply for this role, please create an account at to complete and submit your application.

Please note that you will need to upload a classroom video as part of your application.

Please include the above circular number on your application.

Final offers are contingent upon final enrolled number of participants and successful completion of training




If you have any questions about this activity, please e-mail


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An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D

It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.

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