Teacher Assigned A – Central Based (Various Office of Early Childhood Education Field Offices)

New York City Department of Education
Date Posted: 08/02/2017
Salary / Wage:
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Job Type: Teacher

Description:

Teacher Assigned A – Central Based (Various Office of Early Childhood Education Field Offices) INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CANDIDATES   Travel to Pre-K Programs Sites Citywide in District Schools and Early Education Centers. Early Childhood Instructional Coordinator

Responsibilities:

The following items apply to both district schools and early childhood education centers: 
 Work collaboratively with lead and assistant teachers to set goals for quality improvement and strategically plan to reach those goals 

Build and support relationships with administrators to set goals for quality improvement and strategically plan to reach those goals 

Support teachers and school leaders in achieving quality improvement goals.

This may include, but is not limited to: o Conducting team meetings with early childhood staff to plan for instruction based on Common Core standards o Providing on-going support for the implementation of the Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE) approved prekindergarten curricula  o

Supporting the ongoing assessment of prekindergarten students through the use of authentic assessment systems to inform instructional practice

o Assisting in the implementation of successful transition and continuity experiences for children, their families and staff as children move to subsequent grades o Providing ongoing professional development to support the implementation of the prekindergarten program and other early childhood assessments, including screening and progress monitoring  o Assisting teachers with embedding assessments into daily instructional activities focused on student outcomes and program quality o Facilitating workshops, courses, and study groups for early childhood education (birth to grade three) staff o Collaborating with teachers and school leaders to provide coaching and support to improve the quality of the Pre-K for All Program and other DECE initiatives  
 
TEACHER ASSIGNED VACANCY CIRCULAR NO. 17   (2017-2018)                                              PAGE 2 
 Use data to inform coaching strategies in collaboration with colleagues- collect, input, and analyze data using technology provided by DECE 
 Read, evaluate and conduct site visits associated with the Request for Proposals process related to Pre-K for All and other DECE initiatives; serve as advisors for others serving in this role  Review Pre-K for All program and related early childhood program budgets with the DECE Operations staff  Conduct site visits with partner organizations (e.g. Administration for Children’s Services, Regional Head Start Office) as necessary to ensure that all program components are implemented appropriately    Plan and facilitate professional development sessions in collaboration with other Early Childhood colleagues, including on-site, city-wide, and virtual sessions  Actively participate in a city-wide support team of field and central office specific structures and initiatives (e.g. team meetings, family engagement)

Qualifications:

Demonstrated understanding of developmentally appropriate standards-based curriculum and instruction, based on New York State Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core   

Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of how to create emotionally responsive classrooms    

Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in early childhood education (birth to grade three) curriculum and assessment models 

Demonstrated expertise in curriculum mapping and ability to vertically integrate and scaffold standards within early childhood grades (Prekindergarten to Grade 3) 

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally in a timely manner with diverse audiences- teachers, administrators, colleagues, and supervisors 

Demonstrated ability to have conversations about areas of strength and areas for growth; to be solutions-oriented, positive, reflective, and straightforward; with teachers, school leaders, colleagues, and supervisors  

Demonstrated ability to use rubrics as a means for measuring quality 

Demonstrated ability to use data to set goals and develop strategies to achieve those goals  

Proven ability to collaborate with, mentor, and coach classroom staff, principals, and directors 

Proven expertise in planning and delivering professional development- in-person and virtually 

Commitment to continuous professional development to reflect a disposition to lifelong learning 

Self-starter with strong interpersonal skills and a keen attention to detail 

Demonstrated orientation to achieving results and building collaborative relationships with colleagues  

Proven ability to be flexible in response to program needs

Hours:  8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday 
Work Year: As per UFT Collective Bargaining Agreement 
Salary:  As per UFT Collective Bargaining Agreement

Application Instructions:

Send cover letter, resume, and copy of license(s) by August 16, 2017, to: 
DECEHR@schools.nyc.gov 
 Please write Teacher Assigned A - Early Childhood Education Vacancy in the Subject line of your email.   

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER  
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