The Regional Instructional Specialist (RIS) serves three primary roles as a member of the Catapult Schools ACI Team* (Assessment, Curriculum, & Instruction). The goal of the Catapult Schools ACI Team is to create MODEL programs company-wide based on the latest research-based "best practices" for assessment, curriculum, and instruction. The Regional Instructional Specialist reports directly to the Senior Vice-President Academics. Regional Vice-Presidents and Regional Directors work in coordination with the RIS to determine ACI priorities for individual schools.
Responsibilities Evaluate use of specific programs, materials, and methodologies utilized by schools in the region according to a three-tiered system defined by student need and make recommendations for additional materials. Tier 1:
MOI appropriate to students on grade level and up to one year below. Tier 2: MOI tailored to the needs of specific students not responding sufficiently to Tier 1 program, materials, and methodologies.
These students are two or more years below grade level. Tier 3: MOI that are research-based interventions designed to address specific skill deficits in a highly systematic and intensive manner.
These students are three or more years below grade level. Support schools in the implementation of all ACI initiatives through consultation, collaboration, and delivery of professional development aligned with the "Model Manual for Data-based Individualization and Intensive Academic Interventions." Support schools in the development of the Individual School Plan (ISP); monitor progress towards stated goals; and obtain resources to assist schools in achieving the goals.
In addition to acting in this capacity, the Regional Instructional Specialist will conduct regular on-site school visits to provide guidance on a variety of resources and ensure quality control and implementation. Monitoring implementation of the ACI Compliance Tool; ABLE Lesson/Unit Plan; 4-Step Student Plans; Top 15 Classroom Essentials/Quality Standards; Daily Plans; Quarterly Performance Standards; Monthly IEP Progress Tracking; and Individual School Plans (ISPs) are examples of metrics utilized to ensure uniform quality programs across all schools.
Participate in the development and implementation of regional professional development, Attend the annual meeting for Regional Instructional Specialists. Assist schools in analyzing all assessment data and, subsequently, collaborate with school directors with to make instructional decisions based on data.
Collaborate with Senior Vice-President Academics, Director of Web Technology & School Support, and Director of Quality Assurance, as needed, to make data-based decisions and select appropriate materials. Utilize Educational Quality Index (EQI) data to identify ACI priorities for each school. Qualifications
Bachelor's in Education required, Master's and teaching credential's preferred.
Strong orientation for providing Training/Professional Development and Coaching
Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills
Ability to differentiate training/support for professionals with a wide variation of experience and skill set.