Math Instructional Specialist - Mathematics Office

Gwinnett County Public Schools, Gwinnett County, Georgia

Date PostedDecember 03, 2018
IndustryK-12: Public Schools
FocusMath
Job StatusNot Specified
SalaryNot Specified
Description:
License and Certification Qualifications: Eligible for Georgia teacher certification in one or more of the following teaching fields: 1) Secondary (6-12) Mathematics; 2) Middle Grades (4-8) Mathematics; 3) Early Childhood Education (P-5) with Coaching Endorsement and K-5 Mathematics endorsement preferred.

Education Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in related field required. Master's degree in related field preferred.

Experience Qualifications: Three years of successful teaching experience with emphasis in mathematics preferred. Experience delivering professional learning opportunities and experience leading professional learning teams preferred.

Skills Qualifications: Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks/projects concurrently; ability to create and deliver professional learning that supports the direction of the mathematics program and that supports the vision, mission, and goals of the district; strong communication skills, both in oral and written format; strong technology skills, including the Lotus Notes Database and Microsoft Office Suite programs; knowledge and application of research-based instructional strategies in mathematics; knowledge of Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum with in-depth knowledge of mathematics; knowledge of techniques for integrating curriculum, GCPS policies, and effective instructional practices; ability to work successfully with colleagues; ability to project and generate a positive attitude; and ability to effect change.

Primary Responsibilities: Support, develop, and coach mathematics teachers on content knowledge and skills for effective teaching and learning.

1. Design and deliver professional learning for the mathematics program.
a. Provide professional learning opportunities by modeling and facilitating instruction with teachers.
b. Develop and facilitate staff development inclusive of the workshop model, formative assessmentlessons, concept attainment lessons, exemplars, and STEM instructional practices.
c. Develop and facilitate problem-based learning utilizing the engineering design process.
d. Lead cluster math vertical team collaboration.
e. Demonstrate practical application of research based, learner-centered instructional strategiesincluding the Quality-Plus Instructional Strategies.

2. Demonstrate content knowledge and professional growth.
a. Engage in continual learning to deepen content and pedagogical knowledge in mathematics(current and emerging trends/needs).
b. Develop and improve knowledge through professional development, conferences, publications,and collegial networks.

3. Provide support for local school leadership and instructional teams.
a. Support school leadership and instructional teams in the development and sustainability of aneffective local mathematics program.
b. Effectively analyze and use local school data to lead driven by data talks to impact student achievement in mathematics.
c. Plan and lead new teacher induction for schools/clusters in collaboration with the Mathematicsprogram and the Staff Development Department.
d. Model protocols to lead course teams and grade level teams by analyzing student work,facilitating formative assessment practices, development teacher content knowledge, and/orpedagogical knowledge in collaboration with the Mathematics program and the StaffDevelopment Department.

4. Perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time. The employee is also required to talk, hear, stand, and walk. The employee may be required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, and/or reach. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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