Dual Language Instructional Specialist
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Participate Learning - Chapel Hill, NC
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The Dual Language Instructional Specialist provides instructional guidance to Participate teachers, with an emphasis on the global dual language (DL)  classroom. The Instructional Specialist is responsible for supporting DL teachers’ adjustment, instructional performance, diagnosing problems and providing feedback in coordination with Participate Learning and onsite school administration. The Instructional Specialist will be responsible for day-to-day support for assigned teachers and as needed, providing timely 1:1 instructional performance feedback, coaching (virtual and on-site), targeted 1:1 and small group instructional and curriculum resource support with a focus on teacher success and retention. 

Essential Functions (include but are not limited to):

  • Provides instructional guidance and leadership to program educators regarding methodology and best practices related to global and dual language instruction, model, and programmatic expectations.

  • Visits teachers in school setting, as necessary, to assess instructional performance, identify issues and needed supports

  • Provides feedback to help teachers address any instructional issues; documents visits & provides information of progress as needed.

  • Provides instructional modeling, guidance for global and dual language teachers.

  • In collaboration with team and other departments, coordinates online community activity.

  • In collaboration with other Participate Learning staff, maintains consistency in program experience for teachers and administrators with regards to communications and support.

  • Uses active listening, reasoning and judgment skills in communicating with educators and applies Participate Learning policies, regulations, and guidelines as appropriate.

  • Facilitates professional development sessions to teachers as needed.

Key Knowledge, Skill, Ability and Education Requirements (General and Specialized)

  • Bachelor Degree required and 5+ years teaching experience in K-5/K-12 setting.

  • Dual Language or bilingual (Spanish) teaching experience required, U.S. public school system experience preferred.

  • Fluent in Spanish required.

  • Experience with mentoring/coaching teachers preferred.

  • Skill to identify classroom issues and provide appropriate advice, support or resources.

  • Knowledge of the U.S. education system relative to the experience of an international teacher (e.g., organizational structure, terminology, current practices in education etc.).

  • Demonstrated passion for cultural awareness and international education

  • Awareness of cultural adjustment theories and cross-cultural communications.

  • High-level interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as a team player.

  • Ability to work compassionately, discreetly and thoughtfully with teacher issues.

  • Work effectively within the company to achieve results and foster a healthy team atmosphere.

  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize, multitask, and follow through.

  • Superior oral and written communication skills.

  • Creative, constructive problem solving and issue resolution with analytical skills and independent judgement.

  • Excellent customer service experience

  • Comfortable with the use of technology for communication, documentation and community building

  • Skill to thoroughly review own work and the work of others in order to identify and correct errors.

  • Convey a professional and positive attitude during stressful and time pressured work activities by focusing on priorities, organizing work accordingly, and working persistently and diligently to achieve objectives.

  • Maintain flexibility and openness while facing daily interruptions and larger shifting priorities and additional tasks; and

  • Ability to work weekends and/or evenings as required.

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