General Purpose of Job: To inspire and prepare all students with the confidence, courage, and competence to achieve their dreams; contribute to community; and engage in a lifetime of learning.
Description: The Staff Development/Assessment Specialist fosters development and growth of professional learning communities and facilitating job-embedded staff development. In collaboration with administrators, teachers and other stakeholders, the SDAS supports the goal of building staff capacity to meet system-wide and local school initiatives to ensure equitable student achievement gains. The SDAS supports the Coordinator of CIES to implement the Continuous Program Improvement Process for program area(s) within their grade band of responsibility.
Collaborates in the development and facilitation of site professional development aligned with system-wide and site goals based on school needs.
Provides differentiated job embedded professional development for individuals, departments and/or grade level teams.
Leads and supports assessment development with grade level or department teams. Facilitates the collaboration for system wide common assessments.
Supports the Continuous Program Improvement Process.
Engages in on-going collaboration with other SDAS and DLTL colleagues to improve student learning.
Performs other comparable duties of a like or similar nature as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree and valid Minnesota teaching license. Master's Degree preferred.
Committed to the ISD 279 Mission, Core Values and Priority Results.
Demonstrates an understanding of Professional Development Standards and best practice PD strategies.
Understands Assessment Design and the 5 Keys to Quality Assessment.
Solid background in formative feedback and the use of formative/summative assessments.
Demonstrates characteristics of an effective leader such as the ability to listen for understanding, synthesize information and seek solutions.
Able to present information with confidence, credibility and competence.
Able to develop and maintain positive relationships.
Demonstrates an accurate understanding of pedagogy.
Comfortable working in a rapidly changing environment.
Benefits: Per Teacher Contract
Application Procedure: Apply Online
Osseo Area Schools