TITLE: Director of Professional Learning
QUALIFICATIONS: Classroom teacher for at least 5 years
Experience and training in mentoring and cognitive coaching
MA in curriculum or administration
Certification in either teacher or administration
CONTRACT: 12 months
REPORTS TO: Superintendent
SUPERVISES: Mentors, coaches, presenters, trainer
The Director of Professional Learning has roles in three areas: Instruction, Diagnosis and Assessment, and Leadership.
· Planning and coordinating with the mentors, coaches, and trainers.
· Specialized support for the mentors, coaches, and trainer to include training in those specific roles.
· Planning and coordinating with administration at each level.
· Supporting Alternative IV/V plans and instruction for those in pedagogy.
· Plan and instruct focus sessions with new staff.
· Coordinating and instructing on MyLearningPlan.
Diagnosis and Assessment
Administration and Interpretation
· Collecting and analyzing data relevant to professional learning needs (after orientation, walkthroughs, PD evaluations, etc.).
· Sharing data with leadership team and others as appropriate.
· Conducting formal and informal assessments (after orientation, walkthroughs, PD evaluations, etc.).
· Providing data analysis support for teachers and others in terms of student areas of strengths and needs.
Development and Coordination
· Development of a comprehensive professional learning system program district wide.
· Developing a procedure for student input that educators can use to assess their own effectiveness.
· Developing a system of frameworks for mentors, coaches, and presenters aligned with Frameworks for Teaching
· Development of the Professional Development Master Plan
Resources for Teachers, Para-educators, and Administrators
· Locate sources of funding, materials and other resources for professional learning sessions.
· Preparing and managing the budget lines for professional development.
· Preparing and managing the Title IIA grant.
· Knowing current strategies.
· Coordinate HQT requirements with the state.
· Serve as a community resource for those who want to go into teaching through an alternative program.
· Coordinate resources and PD needs with DINI and SINI plans.
· Providing staff development to educators, administration, and para-educators.
· Coordinating and developing staff development.
· Being aware of characteristics of adult learners.
· Aware of the standards for Professional Development.
· Having excellent interpersonal skills.
· Collaborating with technology, special education, and other departments
Professional Learning Program Development and Coordination
· Planning and coordinating with the state alternative certification program.
· Being an agent of change for school reforms.
· Serve as advocate for the professional learning programs.
· Evaluate the professional learning program to ensure that it is based on current research and being implemented properly.
· Evaluating the elements of the professional learning programs with a connection to student achievement.
· Chair and facilitate the Professional Development Committee.
· Develop and maintain a district PD calendar.
· Ensuring the coordination of all PD in the district.