This position is the literacy coach at the elementary school level. Position is at an hourly rate, for part-time hours for 8-9 weeks during the summer plus additional planning and meeting times in the spring and early fall.
1.Work as a team with the assigned program site to plan for the summer and implement curriculum and literacystrategies.
2.Model best practices for experiential thematic curriculum and literacy strategies including (reading aloud, reading
with children, independent reading, literacy stations and thematic curriculum).
3.Coach program staff to build their capacity to implement these same strategies.
4.Identify resources and literacy materials that link to thematic curriculum and materials that appeal to the age andinterests of youth in the program.
5.Organize schedule and space for embedding literacy activities and literacy stations in the daily plan.
6.Conduct a pre- and post- literacy test using DIBELS Oral Fluency to be used for program evaluation, as well as to
identify individuals that need individual or small group skill-building.
* Someone presently employed as a certified elementary teacher with background in reading instruction, Prefrred.
* Commitment to working with urban, at risk children, including English language learners, SEI endorsed.
*Willingness to utilize research-based intervention strategies.
* Work late June to mid-August for up to 15 hours per week per site, and another 15-20 hours in the spring to attend training and to plan with the program site. Required training to be scheduled prior to beginning of summer program.