Science Content Coach (High School Science)
Acceleration Academies is an innovative education partner helping young adults overcome real-life challenges to earn their high school diploma tuition-free with state or local school districts.
Position Title: Content Coach (High School Science)
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Education: Bachelor's degree or higher
Years of Experience: 1-3 years of relevant experience
Certification: Science endorsement valid in the state of Florida, Secondary Education (9-12)endorsement valid in the state of Florida
Background Check: Appropriate state and federal criminal history clearance
Content Coaches serve as the primary learning resource for our Graduation Candidates (GC), collaborating within a team environment to (1) teach a competency-based blended curriculum in which GCs demonstrate proficiency through summative assessments, (2) develop supplemental lessons and provide interventions in which GCs demonstrate proficiency through formative assessments, and (3) ensure that every GC masters the content on the path to high school graduation and post-secondary success.
Support new GC enrollment through recruitment and engagement efforts
Assist with the development of Personalized Learning Plans for GCs
Serve as an advisor for assigned GCsby facilitating communication between the learner and the GC support team, as well as monitoring attendance, academic progress, and overall wellness
Plan and deliver content area instruction in individual and group settings and monitor GCprogress toward course completion and content mastery
Conduct formative and summative assessments to gauge GC academic progress
Demonstrates skills in analyzing and using data for instructional decision-making
Basic knowledge of IEP, ESE and ELL accommodations, document assistance with annual goals, short-term objectives, benchmarks, and participate in the appropriate meetings
Provide remediation and enrichment opportunities for individual and groups of GCs
Participate in the development and success of GC data meetings,s, Professional Development workshops, and other school/ community events
Work closely with the GC) support team to develop a learning pathway, behavior, and transition plans (including incentives) to improve GC academic achievement.
Participate in academy meetings and other community events
Perform other related duties as assigned
Bilingual (Spanish or Haitian/Creole preferred).
Basic understanding of ESE (Exceptional Student Education), ELL (English Language Learner), and behavior intervention strategiesExperience working in a non-traditional school setting and/or with youth who may be considered at-risk
Demonstrates a commitment and passion for supporting youth, who have disengaged from a traditional school setting, by creating opportunities for academic and personal breakthroughs
Strong understanding of and comfort with the use of technology in an educational setting.
Experience with any of the following: project-based learning, instructional coaching, portfolio assessment, a competency-based education model, collaborative learning, integration of technology and cross-disciplinary learning, alternative assessments and integrating school to career experiences into the curriculum
Demonstrates the ability to work well independently and as part of a team
Adapts to changing conditions in a fast-paced setting
Displays ability to diplomatically diffuse tension and deal with intense situations
Communicates and builds relationships with internal and external constituencies
Identifies and implements strategies to improve individual and group productivity and content mastery
Uses excellent listening, observation, reading, verbal, nonverbal and writing skills
Demonstrates superior time-management, organizational skills, and accurate record keeping
Accepts personal responsibility and seeks feedback from colleagues and administration
Respects personal privacy and maintains the confidentiality of privileged information
Thorough knowledge of the following:
Microsoft Office Suite of applications
Google Suite of applications, e.g., Google mail; Google drive, etc.
Mobile technologies, e.g., smart phones, tablets, etc.
Learning Management Systems (LMS)
Upholds Acceleration Academies’ policies and follows guidelines and procedures
Develops positive rapport with staff, GCs, and the AA community
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
Work Environment and Work Demands
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is consistent with that of a collaborative school environment.
Acceleration Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. It is understood that other related duties may be assigned. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all aspects of the position, described below satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.