Instructional Curriculum Coach, Marsico Institute for Early Learning
Job no: 493108
Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Teacher (Early Childhood), Research
The Marsico Institute for Early Learning is housed in the Morgridge College of Education (MCE) at the University of Denver. We have dedicated ourselves to improving learning environments and outcomes for children, birth to age 8. We identify the best in early learning research, practice, and policy, and we deliver that information at just the point it will be useful to academics, practitioners, policymakers, and parents — the people who can create and implement changes to improve the lives of young children. The quality of relationships and learning opportunities that young children experience can set the stage for what they will be able to accomplish throughout the rest of their lifetimes.
The Marsico Institute is accepting applications for Instructional Curriculum Coaches who will work as part of a team for an efficacy research study implementing and evaluating an early math intervention under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigators and Project Director. They will support preschool and kindergarten teachers in the incorporation of critical mathematical knowledge and practices of the Learning and Teaching with Learning Trajectories ([LT]2) website. Teachers will receive professional development from the Principal Investigators on how to incorporate [LT]2, which is a professional development tool that grounds teachers in how children learn mathematics, into educators’ instructional techniques.
Coaches are expected to: master curricular content; work collaboratively with curriculum development, training, and teaching teams; attend all professional development training sessions; model ways instructional techniques can benefit from the [LT]2 website features and information; and support the teachers’ development and facility with integrating these enhanced instructional techniques into their existing curriculum.
This is a temporary, grant-funded position. Incumbents must be available to travel and provide coaching and support services to teachers at multiple school sites between 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at least 4 days a week.
This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.
- Regularly interface with instructional staff from childcare centers and preschools in Boulder, Colorado.
- Provide technical assistance to teachers as they implement the math program, including modeling high-quality mathematics activities and practices.
- Monitor teacher implementation of the program.
- Complete coaching logs and teacher debrief forms regularly as part of coaching tasks.
- Conduct in-person and virtual classroom observations assessing program implementation and content-specific teaching.
- Utilize video equipment and virtual collaboration software to record program implementation.
- Meet regularly with project Principal Investigators and the Project Director to discuss teachers’ progress and ways to support implementation of the math program (meetings will be a combination of virtual and in-person in Denver, Colorado).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Must be able to develop a good rapport with young children and school personnel.
- Facility with MS Office Suite/O365 programs, videotaping equipment, and basic features of virtual collaboration software.
- Close attention to detail.
- Excellent time management skills.
- Capable of successfully working independently and as part of a team.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Experience working with young children.
- Experience as an instructor, instructional coach, and/or classroom teacher.
- Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Research, Social Science or related field.
- Spanish language proficiency.
- Master’s or Doctoral degree.
Part-Time, Varies. Evenings and weekends as required. Regular local travel to Boulder and occasional travel to Denver is required.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on June 22, 2020.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
The hourly range for this position is $28.00/hr - $32.00/hr.
Please include the following documents with your application:
2. Cover Letter
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.