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Instructional Specialist-12M (STEM experience preferred)

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Date: Feb 10, 2018

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Houston Independent School District

Instructional Specialist-12M (STEM experience preferred)JobID: 47818
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Certified Professional/Instructional Specialist
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Deady Middle School
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Deady Middle SchoolSoutheastBusiness Professionals
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POSITION TITLE: Instructional Specialist


Job Code: AC0201, AC0203, AC0205



Job Family - Academics

JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision, develops instructional material, and coordinates educational content. Incorporates current technology in specialized fields that provide educational guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses. Keeps abreast of new and innovative techniques to facilitate learning.


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  1. Assists teachers in developing and implementing instructional goals to improve student achievement. Collaborates with teachers to develop various assessment tools for the evaluation of student achievement.
  2. Observes instructional strategies used in the classroom and recommends additional strategies and resources to meet the needs of varied student learning styles. Analyzes data and provides instructional plans of action to improve instruction.
  3. Recommends and coordinates professional development opportunities for teachers based on identified needs. Assists in keeping the entire school focused on student achievement.
  4. Assesses student needs and schedules services to students according to individual needs.
  5. Conducts on-line, telephone, and face-to-face conferences with parents and students. Counsels, mentors, and refocuses students.
  6. Collaborates and consults with the central office departments, external organizations, the district offices school administrators and teachers to coordinate the implementation of instructional activities.
  7. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree

WORK EXPERIENCE: 3 to 5 years

TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION: Microsoft Office 3 to 5 years of teaching experience Office equipment (e.g., computer, copier)

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: No supervisory or direct people management responsibilities. May provide occasional work guidance, technical advice and training to staff.

WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work is substantially complex, varied and regularly requires the selection and application of technical and detailed guidelines. Independent judgment is required to identify, select, and apply the most appropriate methods as well as interpret precedent. Position regularly makes recommendations to management on areas of significance to the department. Supervision received typically consists of providing direction on the more complex projects and new job duties and priorities.

BUDGET AUTHORITY: No budget development activity is required.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Decisions are made on both routine and non-routine matters with some latitude, but are still subject to approval. Job is occasionally expected to recommend new solutions to problems and improve existing methods or generate new ideas.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS: Decisions have minor, small and possibly incremental impact on the department or facility. Errors are usually discovered in succeeding operations where most of the work is verified or checked and is normally confined to a single department or phase of the organizational activities resulting in brief inconvenience.

COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS: Information sharing - gives and receives information such as options, technical direction, instructions and reporting results. Interactions are mostly with customers, own supervisor and coworkers in own and other departments.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: Takes routine or required customer actions to meet customer needs. Responds promptly and accurately to customer complaints, inquiries and requests for information and coordinates appropriate follow-up. May handle escalated issues passed on from coworkers or subordinates.

WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any hazardous or unpleasant elements. Ability to carry and/or lift less than 15 pounds.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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