Content Area Expert Job Description
An expert is a specialist in a specific content
area and is responsible for the facilitation of online learning communities, creating
and evaluating standards based learning artifacts and projects, and
collaborating with adults and researchers (students) to develop learning
opportunities in their area of expertise.
Experts must be highly qualified under NCLB and
have a current/valid state teacher certification.
Experts must posses a working knowledge of
state standards and content expectations in their area/s of concentration.
Experts must possess good online
communication skills using a range of multimedia.
Experts must have the ability to develop
standards based activities tailored to students’ interest to encourage
individual engagement and success.
Experts must have ability to evaluate
learning artifacts that express multiple forms of learning.
Experts must be computer literate with
ability to build/seek web-based resources.
Experts are expected to work collaboratively
online with adults, researchers and in teams where appropriate.
Experts must comply with any and all directives
pertaining to job performance and duties.
Experts must attend required monthly content
meetings, trainings, coaching sessions and periodic team meetings.
Experts work to encourage and support researchers
in their learning by engaging in positive, asynchronous communications.
Experts facilitate learning opportunities that are
focused in their own content areas while encouraging the researcher to work
independently and keeping researchers mentor informed of their activities and
Experts support the WAY Ethos and model by
supporting and sharing their expertise with mentors and other adults in the
community to help facilitate researchers’ learning.
Experts evaluate researchers’ learning artifacts
in order to award credit and provide constructivist feedback to encourage
growth and learning.
Experts create engaging, multi-media, differentiated
learning activities and projects in order to assist students in learning.
Experts must sign into the WAY Learning environment
daily (7 Days) to be responsive to researchers needs and the needs of the
Experts must adhere to all safety, security, and reporting
procedures established by WAY Program.
Experts are compensated
with a per diem rate. The per diem
rate varies by program location. The day’s work is measured by an expectation
of productivity and the needs of the researchers (students) being met.
An Expert may be employed
for 1 to 5 days per week, dependent upon certification and needs of the
learning community. Days may be scaled and appropriate
compensation will be provided.