Description: Provide enrichment for individual identified students, small groups, and whole school at Pollard School.
An enrichment specialist has roles in three areas: Instruction, Diagnosis and Assessment, and Leadership.
· Planning and collaborating with teachers on differentiation in terms of enrichment and linking instruction to assessment.
· Supporting classroom instruction by team teaching, modeling lessons, and observations to provide feedback to the teacher as part of the Strategic level of Response to Instruction.
· Specialized support given to individual or small group as part of the Intensive level of Response to Instruction.
Diagnosis and Assessment
Administration and Interpretation
· Collecting and analyzing data.
· Sharing data with other educators and parents.
· Conducting formal and informal assessments.
· Providing data analysis support for teachers and others in terms of student areas of strengths and needs.
Development and Coordination
· Educating teachers to administer, analyze, and use data.
· Development of a comprehensive enrichment assessment program district wide.
· Coordinating with other educators to plan individual enrichment programs.
Resources for Teachers, Administrators, and Parents
· Locate sources of funding or other resources.
· Locate materials.
· Knowing current strategies.
· Being a resource to teachers, para-educators, parents, and community.
· Providing staff development to educators, administration, and para-educators.
· Coordinating and developing staff development.
· Being aware of characteristics of adult learners.
· Having excellent interpersonal skills.
Literacy Program Development and Coordination
· Being an agent of change for school reforms.
· Serve as advocate for the enrichment program.
· Evaluate the enrichment program to ensure that it is based on current research.
· Assist in the development of the enrichment program.
Qualifications: Certification as elementary teacher. Enrichment training beyond that is recommended.