PER SESSION VACANCY NOTICE # 1246: Teacher - NYC Specialized Teacher Enhancement Pathway (STEP) Program Instructor (Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality)

  • Posted Date: Oct 7, 2020 Deadline: Oct 31, 2020

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(CONTINGENT UPON FUNDING AVAILABILITY; this position is subject to budget approval and availability and may be withdrawn at any time)

                                                                                                                               

POSITION:                 

Teacher: NYC Specialized Teacher Enhancement Pathway (STEP) Program Instructor (Up to 4 positions available)

 

LOCATION:                

Various Locations.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:          

  • NYCDOE licensed and appointed, tenured teacher with a minimum of three (3) years of teaching experience;
  • Certification and tenure in either Bilingual Education or Secondary Students with Disabilities;
  • Received rating of Satisfactory, Effective, or Highly Effective in SY 18-19; and
  • Classroom teacher in a Bilingual or Secondary Students with Disabilities classroom within the last 3 years.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA: 

Professionalism:

  • Evidence of strong critical thinking skills
  • Evidence of effective use of organizational skills and time management
  • Evidence of working successfully in teams or cooperative settings
  • Consistent and reliable access to email, phone, and the Internet
  • Is a reliable, polished, professional and able to demonstrative self-reflection to improve practice
  • Demonstrated satisfactory experience in current Department of Education position and other per session activities

 

Teaching skills:  

  • Knowledge of effective practice in planning, classroom environment, instruction, and professionalism, as evidenced by the Danielson Framework for Teaching  
  • Knowledge of strong instructional practice, as evidenced by content knowledge and rigorous instruction that is appropriate for the specific student population (bilingual students or secondary students with disabilities)  
  • Demonstrates cultural competence and utilizes culturally sustaining teaching practices  
  • Ability to create 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  
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong relationships with student families and communities   

 

Facilitation/Leadership Skills:  

  • Desire to work with and develop teachers aspiring to build new content expertise by holding high expectations for teachers and colleagues
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, inspire, and connect with adult learners (cohort of 15-40 participants) to develop strong working and mentoring relationships  
  • Highly engaging presenter that creates a positive, productive cohort culture for adult learners through strategies that maintain learners engage in blended learning (virtual and in-person)
  • Ability to model a variety of high-quality instructional strategies, internalize program content, and adapt program materials to meet the needs of adult learners without compromising the program’s ambitious outcomes
  • Models habits of continuous improvement by being open to feedback and continually improving own practice as an instructor
  • Effectively communicates and can articulate beliefs and thoughts behind actions, decisions and ideas for both students and teaching candidates   
  • Proficiency with teaching technologies and ability to learn program software applications and meeting platforms, including Blackboard, Microsoft Office (I.e. PowerPoint and Teams), SmartBoard, Zoom, Torsh Talent, and other cloud-based interfaces

  

Program Commitment:  

  • Willing to invest in the success of the NYC STEP program and its teacher participants in mastering teaching skills for a new student population (bilingual students or secondary students with disabilities) and ensuring that teacher participants reach rigorous goals with their students  

 

Grading:

  • Interest and ability to utilize a prescribed set of rubrics to evaluate and score teacher participant coursework
  • Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to evaluate others’ proficiency
  • Demonstrated ability to assess teacher practice via evidence from lesson plans and student work samples and video submission, using program rubrics
  • Exhibit ability to reflect on feedback and adjust professional practice

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Training

  • Complete approximately 5-7 hours of staff training (August 2020)  
  • Approximately 2 hours of ongoing training up to 5 times during the 2020-2021 school year  
  • Regularly scheduled monthly/bi-monthly 1-hour check-ins with NYC STEP Program Staff  

 

Communication and Implementation

  • Communicate regularly, openly and collaboratively with the program staff in a timely way about teacher participant performance and professionalism  
  • Communicate with and accept feedback from program staff about ways in which you are supporting teacher participants in achieving program priorities and goals
  • Collect teacher participant data and participate in data analysis related to teacher participant performance and program evaluation

 

Facilitation

  • Facilitate teacher participant learning within a series of integrated courses on key topics aligned to program requirements   
  • Facilitation of in-person/virtual content throughout the school year beginning August 2020
  • Deeply internalize course curricula, including discipline specific visions for instruction and aligned content in order to support teacher participants in translating content to classroom practice   
  • Establish and reinforce a culture of high expectations teaching for all teacher participants to ensure participants provide effective teaching practices and access to rigorous instruction for all students

 

Grading

  • Collaborate and manage the NYC STEP grader (if applicable) to grade teacher participant Program Assessments and Module Assignments in an efficient and timely manner to meet grading timelines
  • Evaluate teacher participant Program Assessments and Module Assignments using program rubrics 
  • Review and maintain accurate and timely documentation per program calendar on teacher participant scores using program grading rubrics and trackers to document grading decisions
  • Evaluate mastery of skills based on candidate submissions and provide timely written feedback per program calendar to teacher participants on areas of strength and areas of growth based on program rubrics

 

WORK SCHEDULE:   

  • TRAINING HOURS UP TO, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:  
    • Approximately 2 hours of ongoing training at 4-5 points during the 2020-21 school year (quarterly through May 2021)

 

  • PER SESSION HOURS UP TO, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:  
    • Approximately 6-10 hours per month through the duration of the program (through June 2021) 

 

HOURS UP TO, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF HOURS LISTED. ADDITIONAL HOURS GRANTED UPON THE APPROVAL OF THE HIRING MANAGER.

 

SALARY:                     

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

To apply for this role, please email your cover letter and resume to nycstep@schools.nyc.gov with the subject line, “NYC STEP Instructor Application.”  

 

PLEASE INCLUDE THE ABOVE CIRCULAR NUMBER ON YOUR APPLICATION

 

If you have any questions about this activity, please e-mail nycstep@schools.nyc.gov

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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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