In this position, staff developers support teachers as they establish reading and writing workshops, Grades K-2. In reading workshops, children become avid and competent readers: they learn to live richly literate lives and read texts purposefully, rigorously, and joyfully. In writing workshops, children become powerful writers: they learn to observe the world within and around them, write drafts, revise, edit and present polished and well-crafted pieces of writing.
Staff developers each lead literacy professional development in a dozen schools. This work includes whole-school planning, demonstration teaching, coaching teachers, leading workshops and teaching courses.
•Bachelors degree, Masters preferred
•Demonstrated success as a Grades K-2 classroom teacher/district leader
•Must demonstrate an excellent grasp of methods of teaching reading and writing, including reading and writing conferences and mini-lessons, guided reading, shared reading, etc.
•Ability to travel to schools within the metropolitan area as needed.
•Must be able to work a flexible weekly schedule.
•Deep knowledge of the Teachers College Reading & Writing Project's work
•5 years of K-2 teaching experience. More experience preferred
Interested applicants should submit resumes to:
Laurie Pessah, Senior Deputy Director
Apply online at: https://careers.tc.columbia.edu