The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania seeks a Math Instructional Coaches with secondary/high school experience to join the Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program (UTAP). These individuals will be key developers of UTAP’s new school-based Instructional Coaching curriculum/model. In this role, the Instructional Coach will work with UTAP faculty, and K-12 school and district leaders to encourage and nurture partnerships between the schools that include learning experiences that mutually benefit Masters level students in the UTAP program as well as K-12 teaching and learning. This is a 12 month, 100% FTE position at the non-tenure rank of Instructional Coach. Position is contingent upon continued funding.
Primary responsibilities of the Instructional Coach include: 1. Coach (in-person) a small cohort of teacher candidates (apprentices) 2. Lead Mentor Labs – Develop, facilitate and evaluate professional learning opportunities for Classroom mentors (teachers of record that host apprentices) that equip them with coaching skills/practices 3. UTAP Program Field & School Development – Support the development of the UTAP Instructional Coaching curriculum/model through working with UTAP faculty AND with school and district leaders to nurture partnerships 4. Teaching Assistance – Support UTAP faculty as teaching assistants in UTAP methods courses and develop ‘studio days’ school-based learning experiences that mutually benefit pre-service teachers in UTAP program as well as in-service teacher in partner schools
Senior Instructional Coach positions may be available depending on level of experience and education. All responsibilities listed above under 1, 2, 3 apply. Instead of #4, senior positions will have independent teaching loads, (2-3 courses, one each summer, fall, spring) and support program research/evaluation.
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