Director II - Professional Learning

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Full-time
Start Date
Immediately
Position Areas
School District/Cooperative

Description

Under the direction of the Chief Academic Officer, the Director II - Professional Learning is responsible for planning and implementing a sound, systemic program of professional learning that will strengthen employees’ knowledge and skills relative to increasing student learning and achievement.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Leads the development, delivery, and implementation of a comprehensive division-wide professional learning program for all employee groups that is aligned to district goals and initiatives, to include the following:

conducting periodic professional learning needs assessments

updating and enhancing the division’s comprehensive professional learning plan

developing for each semester a program of professional learning offerings and conducting and/or facilitating professional learning workshops and seminars

conducting site visits to observe employee transfer of training into practice

recommending professional learning programs and activities to the Chief Academic Officer for approval

assuring that all professional learning practices are in accordance with state and federal law and board policy

administering an efficient system of professional learning record keeping, to include creating and maintaining computerized records regarding all training activities conducted and/or provided by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction

managing the information systems related to professional learning, to include working with the Information Technology Department, in collaboration with the Chief Academic Officer, to recommend changes or improvements to current systems

developing and continually updating professional learning communications, and diversifying these communications to appeal to targeted audiences

distributing professional learning communications in a timely and appropriately-targeted fashion

counseling the Chief Academic Officer on professional learning-related issues

initiating studies on issues related to professional learning and making recommendations in these areas to the Chief Academic Officer and/or carrying out studies directed by the Chief Academic Officer

working with principals, faculties, and staffs in individual schools and departments to ensure that professional learning goals and needs are met through carefully planned and implemented continuous improvement stratagem

serving as resource for site-based professional learning

Ensures that all professional learning opportunities and resources are aligned to professional learning pathways and criteria set by the school division

Analyzes and uses data to identify professional learning needs and evaluate, improve and report on program effectiveness

Collaborates with the Director II - Leader Quality to support principals in developing their own professional learning plans through regular consultation

Develops and/or coordinates leadership development for groups, including aspiring leaders, team/department leaders, and administration

Works with the Multimedia Communications Specialist to create, grow, and maintain an online library of tutorial videos

Communicates the goals, plans, and progress of the division professional learning program to all key stakeholders

Organizes, maintains, and supports professional learning communities throughout the division

Ensures all staff has learning opportunities that are aligned to their goals and role

Stays abreast of innovative professional learning techniques to provide the division with the highest quality of professional learning activities

Selects consultants to provide training services to meet areas of need for all groups

Develops scopes of work with consultants and monitors implementation of services according to those agreements

Develops and coordinates the professional learning budget

Performs other duties as required by the Chief Academic Officer

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Proven record as a master teacher. Demonstrated knowledge of theories of effective teaching. Thorough knowledge of the Virginia SOL. Content area knowledge and integration of SOL. Current in content, scientific/research-based instructional theories, practices, and strategies. Demonstrated ability to observe and evaluate teaching practices. Ability to relate easily to teachers and administrators and to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and with a variety of groups. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent presentation skills. Knowledge of theories related to the adult learner. Ability to observe and assess the transfer of training and learning into practice. Above average organizational skills. Ability to problem-solve independently. Proficient in the use of technology.

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Danville Public Schools

341 Main Street, Suite 100 P.O. Box 9600, Danville, VA 24543
 

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Danville Public Schools

341 Main Street, Suite 100 P.O. Box 9600, Danville, VA 24543



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Compare with State

Amount per Student

$10,979

State Average: $11,724

% ELL Students

3%

State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio

14.14

State Average: 14.22

% IEP Students

15%

State Average: 13%

FTE

950

State Average: 801