Area Specialist Job Description
content area specialist assists in curriculum design and
implementation, monitors content area programs, coaches researchers
(students) on project based learning, evaluates researcher projects
based on Common Core State Standards, and assists the Regional
Executive and Director of Programs and Instructional Services in the
implementation of the curriculum.
must be highly qualified under NCLB and have a current/valid state
must possess a working knowledge of Common Core State Standards,
Michigan High School Content Expectations, and content expectations
in their area/s of concentration.
must possess good online and face-to-face communication skills using
a range of multimedia.
must have the ability to develop standards based activities tailored
to students’ interest to encourage individual engagement and
must have ability to evaluate learning artifacts that express
multiple forms of learning.
must be computer literate with ability to build/seek web-based
report to the Regional Executive and Director of Programs and
Instructional Services as their direct supervisors, and ultimately to
the Executive Directors.
must have a working knowledge of project based learning or integrated
must have the ability to lead and manage a team of content area
will design and implement project based learning experiences.
will monitor and facilitate content area learning communities.
are expected to work collaboratively online and in person with
adults, researchers, and in teams.
must comply with any and all directives and inquiries pertaining to
job performance and other duties as assigned.
must attend required content meetings, trainings, coaching sessions
and team meetings.
work to encourage and support content area experts and researchers in
their learning by engaging in positive synchronous and asynchronous
facilitate learning opportunities that are focused in
cross-curricular content areas.
support the W-A-Y Ethos and model by supporting and sharing their
expertise with other adults in the community to help facilitate
evaluate researchers’ learning artifacts in order to award credit
and provide constructivist feedback to encourage growth and learning.
create engaging, multi-media, differentiated learning activities and
projects in order to assist students in learning.
must sign into the WAY Learning environment daily (7 Days) to be
responsive to researchers needs and the needs of the communities
must adhere to all safety, security, and reporting procedures
established by WAY Program.
will work on site at the W-A-Y offices five days per week.
is a salaried position compensated at $42,000 per calendar year.
is the policy of the W-A-Y (Widening Advancements for Youth) Program
that no person shall on the basis of age, sexual orientation, race,
color, martial status, national origin, religion, gender, veteran
status, or handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the
benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or
activity and in employment. As required by the Civil Rights Act of
1964 (as amended), the program is committed to the broad application
of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Age Discrimination
Act of 1975. Any questions should be directed to: Bethany Rayl,
Regional Executive, 369 Main Street, Belleville, MI 48111;