Middle School Curriculum Specialist

Employer
KIPP Texas Public Schools
Location
San Antonio, Texas
Posted
Jun 21, 2021
Closes
Jun 22, 2021
Ref
2212721907
Job Role
Other
Job Description



The Math Curriculum Specialist role is an exciting opportunity for an individual who has deep content knowledge of middle school Math, has a passion for curriculum and instruction, is committed to advancing social justice and culturally relevant pedagogy, and is eager to influence the future of social studies instruction across KIPP Texas and beyond.



The Math Curriculum Specialist will play a critical role at the state-level in an effort to drive improved student results, including growth and achievement, college and career readiness, and closing the achievement gap, at KIPP schools in our Houston, Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio regions.



GENERAL ROLE DESCRIPTION



* Curriculum Writing | Using Eureka Math as a base curriculum, design strong instructional notes for teachers to facilitate strong implementation and internalization of curriculum

* Assessments| Create high quality, aligned, standards based formative and end of cycle assessments

* Data Analysis | Regularly analyze a variety of qualitative and quantitative data at the school-, region- and state-levels to identify strengths and gaps in the curriculum itself and/or its implementation.

* Professional Development | Plan and facilitate virtual and in-person professional development on curriculum and instruction to ensure all regions are on a path to implement the curriculum with fidelity and achieve academic goals.

* Instructional Coaching | Coach and support school administrators, teachers, and regional academic teams to set, make progress towards, and achieve math goals. This may include occasional travel to each KIPP Texas region (Houston, Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio).



KEY RESPONSIBILITIES



The Math Curriculum Specialist responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:



* Develop and/or adapt Math curriculum based on feedback from the Director of STEM, including course overviews, pacing calendars, unit plans, lesson plans and assessments aligned to the KIPP Texas Math Vision.

* Ensure all Math curriculum & assessments are top-quality and aligned to a college-ready bar and Texas state standards before students engage with them.

* Conduct ongoing data analysis (state-wide and region-specific) to support regions with focused, data-driven responses to instruction.

* Plan and lead virtual & in-person Math professional development for instructional coaches and teachers, including unit and lesson internalization, instructional best practices, and responding to data.

* Coach, build relationships, and support principals, assistant principals, teachers, and regional academics teams across the state to ensure strong implementation of and solicit feedback on the Math curriculum.

* Collaborate with other KIPP Texas academics teams (student support services, assessment & achievement) to ensure curriculum and supporting materials are accessible for ALL students, including special education and ESL/ELL students.

* Stay up-to-date on best practices in social studies instruction and literacy instruction more broadly; model best practices for instructional coaches as needed.

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