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Training & Support Coordinator - K-12 Computer Science

Date Posted: Apr 15, 2024

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: K-12 Training and Support Coordinator - Computer Science

Location: Office of Strategy & Academics, Curriculum & Instruction

Salary: DFT Salary Schedule

Reports to: Senior Director of STEM and Computer Science

Bargaining Unit: DFT

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Telecommuting Eligibility: Site based. Not eligible for telecommuting.

In accordance with the Agreement between the Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, the following vacancy is announced.

Position Summary:

The Training and Support Coordinator will be responsible for providing Computer Science curriculum guidance and training for teachers on implementing the curriculum in alignment with the Vision of Excellent Instruction and the Computer Science course strategy. They will also be responsible for designing and delivering district-wide professional development and support teachers and school-based staff with analyzing and acting upon student data from formative and summative standards-aligned assessments.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree, preferred
  • A valid Michigan teaching certificate in Elementary or Secondary Education
  • A minimum of 5 years teaching Computer Science or working in comparable area
  • Experience with principles of adult learning and how to apply them to professional development
  • Experience providing Computer Science curriculum and program application support to teachers
  • Strong working knowledge of the Michigan Computer Science Standards

Core Competencies:

  • Project management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately
  • Ability to work independently
  • Proven organizational skills, high attention to detail, and superior time management
  • Fluency with using digital tools including Microsoft Office, SharePoint, and Computer Science program applications
  • Ability to work effectively with district and school leaders
  • Ability to manage, monitor, evaluate, and ensure integrity of program and core instructional materials implementation
  • Growth mindset, with commitment to ongoing learning and willingness to be flexible to meet evolving educator needs
  • Ability to work with all educational staff

Essential Functions:

Under the direction of the Senior Director of STEM and Computer Science, the Training and Support Coordinator will have the following key responsibilities:

  1. Draft curriculum guidance that is standards-aligned, easy to understand, and provides intentional sequencing of activities to support excellent teaching and learning.
  2. Provide teachers with mentoring and training on the implementation of curriculum, guidance documents, and pacing guidelines that are in alignment with state standards and the vision for excellent instruction to positively impact student achievement.
  3. Assist teachers in the implementation of adopted or developed curriculum aligned to state standards.
  4. Draft communication as it pertains to ongoing professional development and curriculum initiatives.
  5. Ensure compliance with district policies and protocols related to professional development and curriculum initiatives.
  6. Monitor and review existing and potential professional development programs to ensure they are aligned with the district mission and vision.
  7. Support school-based staff with executing the Vision for Excellent Instruction through observing teachers, modeling lessons, and providing targeted professional development.
  8. Develop and execute professional development, in alignment with the Vision for Excellent Instruction.
  9. Develop and execute professional development designed to assist teachers with analyzing and acting upon student data from formative and summative standards-aligned assessments.
  10. Maintain thorough records and documentation of professional development and training sessions for teachers.
  11. Develop a strategic plan for the enhancement and expansion of computer science opportunities.
  12. Identify potential partnerships with local businesses, universities, and other organizations to support curricular and enrichment activities.
  13. Coordinate the rollout of new computer science initiatives across schools in the district.
  14. Monitor program execution to ensure quality and consistency.
  15. Provide guidance and resources to schools for successful implementation of computer science curricular and enrichment programming.
  16. Support computer science events through attendance (some evenings and weekends) with the opportunity to flex time.

Security Clearance:

Internal Applicants

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check.

External Applicants

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.

Method of Application:

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897.

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or detroitk12.org/compliance.

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