Instructional Resource Specialist
Position: Instructional Resource Specialist (IRS)
Supervisor: School Site Principal
Work Site: Assigned School
General Job Description:
Under the direction of the School Site Administrator, the essential function of the Instructional Resource Specialist is to support the school with analyzing data and identifying students of concern in need of academic intervention in relationship to MLSS – Layer 1 and 2 with the implementation of student interventions and resources available in academic and behavioral interventions plans with K-12 students. The IRS also provides ongoing support with professional development for teachers, staff, and administration on student data analysis, intervention plan development in Powerschool Special Programs, in the core curriculum areas, models effective instructional strategies using instructional materials and technology, and leads discussions with teachers at PLC’s on the latest research closing academic gaps. IRS assist teachers in using technology for assessing student learning, materials for differentiating instruction, and data analysis to provide progress monitoring documentation that is relevant, specific and measured for student success.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Facilitating school professional development, working with teachers (in groups or individually) to refine their knowledge and skills, before/after school and during the school day.
- Expert understanding and knowledge of programs to provide training and technical assistance to teachers in the use of instructional and district assessment software products for the purpose of data analysis.
- Support teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences using a variety of research-based, learner-centered instructional strategies, resources, and assessment tools to address the diverse needs and interests of all students through the use of instructional strategies that have proven to increase student achievement emphasizing creativity, and higher-order thinking skills including Webb’s Depth of Knowledge, Maslows hierarchy of needs in social emotional learning.
- Keep abreast and knowledgeable of digital age learning environment models including the flipped classroom, face to face, online, collaborative classroom and blended learning forms of instructional delivery, technology skills, and instructional strategies necessary to effectively impact the instructional practices of the teachers that are coached and model in a variety of classroom and professional development situations.
- Serve as a knowledgeable resource/curriculum leader in faculty and PLC
assigned school site.
- Support and model effective use of technology tools and resources to continuously assess student learning and technology literacy by using a variety of and summative assessments aligned with Common Core and ISTE student technology standards.
- Support and model effective use of technology tools and resources to
- Support student technology skills in coordination with district coaches and the classroom teacher to records their proficiency in preparation for closing academic gaps.
- Communication with teachers to collaborate requirements of SAT meetings through conversations at PLC, staff meetings and in one-on-one support situations through monthly and quarterly reports to building administrator and school staff, for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written documentation of student of concern progress monitoring and/or conveying information to district office of student needs.
- Model and promote diversity, cultural understanding, and global awareness by using Cultural Linguistic and Relevant Intervention strategies, and collaboration tools to interact locally and globally with SAT teams and school staff.
- Oversees assigned projects and/or program components for the purpose of ensuring availability of information and/or materials and delivering services in compliance with established guidelines and mandated requirements.
- Manage and monitor the school's SAT students.
- Site Testing Coordinator, ensure test keys, logs-ins, equipment, etc. as needed for online testing are readied at time of testing.
Professional Growth and Development
- Develop professional skills appropriate to job assignments
- Participate in professional development and training programs
- Actively seek and use evaluative feedback from peers and other district support programs regarding performance.
- Perform duties in a professional, ethical and responsible manner as defined in Board of Education, Administrative and Public Education department guidelines/regulations
- Current NM License Level II (Level III preferred), Certified New Mexico Teaching Certificate in K-8.
- Must have classroom experience with a minimum of five years teaching experience in core curriculum K-12 area and experience with interventions, data analysis, and behavioral intervention strategies.
- Demonstrates knowledge and use of a rich array of instructional approaches,
- Demonstrates skills in analyzing and using data for instructional decision-making.
- Interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills required to effectively
- Ability to solve problems quickly and effectively with limited amounts of
- Self-starter, task oriented, showing initiative in areas that impact the learning goals of the school/district.
- Team player that gets along well with others. Open-minded and willing to give
team/school/district goals and vision and willingness to share knowledge and
expertise in these areas.
- Possess basic knowledge of computer, printer, and other instructional tools operations with the ability to troubleshoot and make minor repairs.
- Knowledge of: use of decision-making rules, time-management skills, powersharing techniques, organizational skills, big picture awareness, systemic planning skills, and focus on effective, challenging, and engaging learning for all.
- Possesses listening, relationship-building, communication, and marketing skills that will effectively gain input from and disseminate information to all stakeholders.
Standing, sitting, walking, lifting, carrying up to 50 pounds, climbing, bending, reaching, kneeling, driving a vehicle, traveling long distances, writing, typing, word processing, reading, researching information, and effective communication skills.
Safety and Health:
- Knowledge of universal hygiene precautions
- Background check
- Multimedia equipment, including current technology
- Equipment/Materials relevant to job responsibilities
- Motor vehicle, if necessary – valid driver’s license
- Must be able to work within various degrees of noise, temperature and air quality
- Work interruptions
- Must be self-motivated and able to complete job assignment without direct supervision
- Must complete applications and assignments within the timeframes allowed (complete responsibilities in a timely manner)
- Extended work hours, on occasion during Count Day Submissions
Terms of Employment:
- Prompt and consistent attendance is an essential requirement of this position
- 195 days or per yearly calendar
- Exempt position
- One year contract
My signature signifies that if selected for the position:
- I have reviewed the contents of the job description and I am aware of the expectations of the position.
- The job description is meant as a guideline and, in the absence of specific direction, I understand that I must make reasonable decisions and must at on those decisions to ensure that the District, school and department goals are met.
- I understand that I will be evaluated in accordance with the District’s evaluation guidelines and the job description will be included in the evaluation process.
- I am able to perform all the essential functions of the job
¨ without accommodations.
¨ with accommodations (please specify below)
Applicant’s Signature Date