Professional Development Facilitator
Days Per Year: 197
JOB TITLE: Professional Development Facilitator
REPORTS TO: Workforce Development
WAGE/HOUR STATUS: Exempt
The Professional Development Facilitator position is designed for an educator who strives to positively impact the professional development of teachers. The primary role of the Professional Development Facilitator is to design, coordinate and/or deliver professional development modules for district personnel. The Professional Development Facilitator, under the direction of district leadership, will provide content knowledge development, lesson planning, instructional delivery, classroom environment and data action planning professional development modules designed to support teachers in the implementation of curriculum standards and delivery of instructional strategies in order to increase student learning, progress and achievement. The work of the Professional Development Facilitator will be guided by the state curricular standards and instructional delivery data gathered by campus administrators, instructional coaches, literacy coaches and development specialists.
All employees of SISD are expected to act with integrity, support organizational goals, communicate in a clear and respectful manner, championing the needs of our students and drive continuous improvement.
- Bachelor’s degree from accredited university
- Five years’ job related experience in PK-12 education
- Valid Texas teaching certificate
- Bilingual and/or ESL Certification
- Successfully demonstrated track record of success with providing professional development for adult learners
- Successful experience in providing training to PK-12 classroom teachers
- Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
- Excellent skills in the use of Microsoft Office applications
- In-depth knowledge of state curricular standards as written, taught and assessed
- In-depth knowledge of federal, state and local laws, policies, procedures and processes related to the education of students who receive services through bilingual/ESL, career and technical, gifted and talented and/or special education programs
- Ability to train personnel in the critical attributes of instruction and student engagement with diverse populations
- Excellent data analysis skills
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- Safeguards the confidentiality of all documentation provided or generated.
- Prepares for and conducts district professional development sessions throughout the school year, on weekends and during the summer.
- Engages personnel in adult learning experiences designed to develop a district culture that fosters a growth mind set and promotes all employees as learners.
- Develops, designs, facilitates and delivers professional development modules for District staff that includes, but is not limited to, curriculum and assessment; evidence of student learning; instructional and environmental planning; data analysis; instructional best practices for engagement, rigor and relevance; collaborative professional learning communities; reflective practices; effective technology integration and the coaching cycle.
- Models best practices and differentiation of instruction by creating resources in various formats to meet the needs of all learners.
- Promotes and models the integration of technology throughout the design and delivery of coaching and professional development modules.
- Uses research-based adult learning and engagement strategies to support campus-based personnel in the transfer of learning experiences into practice.
- Prepares for and conducts coaching and professional development sessions for any campus-based or campus-support personnel throughout the school year, on weekends and during the summer, as needed.
- Participates in all district trainings throughout the school year and during the summer.
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: physical mobility, standing, prolonged sitting, some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling. This position will require traveling within the district.
Mental demands: ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of situations; ability to interpret a variety of data; ability to interpret TEC and policy; ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory, ability to be effective in both oral and written communication; ability to maintain emotional control under stress.
The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.
This position is funded by Federal/and or State grants, you understand that your employment is expressly conditioned on the availability of full funding for the position. If full funding becomes unavailable, your employment is subject to termination or nonrenewal, or reassignment as applicable.