The Teacher Resources Instructional Specialist (TRIS) is laser focused on providing instructional support, coaching, and ongoing programmatic inputs for Participate Learning’s cultural exchange teachers. The TRIS contributes to the successful arrival and orientation of all new educators; s/he facilitates a smooth transition to their new local environment and provides ongoing logistical support throughout the teacher's tenure with Participate Learning.
As a Participate Learning’s Instructional Specialist, you support the instructional wellbeing of Participate Learning’s international educators. You work closely with the Manager of Teacher Resources to provide support and instructional guidance to Participate Learning teachers in the K-12 setting. You diligently coordinate activities in support of the arrival and initial adjustment of teachers in addition to diagnosing problems and providing feedback in coordination with Participate Learning and onsite school administration. You work collaboratively with other team members to support the assigned cohort of teachers as well as other teachers as needed, providing timely 1:1 coaching (virtual and on-site), targeted 1:1 and small group instructional and curriculum planning and resource support with a focus on instructional quality, teacher success, and retention. Furthermore, you proactively collaborate with the Teacher Resources team to handle issues resolution in a compassionate and professional manner.
As a member of the Teacher Resources team, you actively participate in the development of projects related to the programmatic support of international teachers and share accountability for the successful arrival and orientation of all new educators, facilitating a smooth transition to their new communities, and on-going communications and support. The primary goal for the team you are a member of is teacher success and retention, focusing proactively on providing information and resources, as well as responding to issues or concerns.
As a member of the TS team, you attend Participate Learning–sponsored teacher functions such as social events and you take an active role in delivering professional development sessions in support of the successful teaching experience and retention of teachers.