Reading Academies Cohort Leader...



Job Description: To lead House Bill 3 Reading Academies Cohorts for districts within Region 6 under the guidance of the Texas Education Agency and Region 6 ESC. Potential range for work is 13-40 hours per week. Hours are dependent on Region 6 Reading Academies enrollment and needs for both Bilingual and non Bilingual cohort leaders.

Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or related field (required)
  • Master's Degree in Education or related field (preferred)
Certifications:
  • Valid Texas teaching certificate
  • Ability to successfully complete all House Bill 3 Reading Academies Cohort Leader screening and training requirements as determined by the Texas Education Agency
Experience: 
  • Minimum five years teaching experience (required)
  • Experience in instructional coaching (preferred)
  • Experience in facilitating professional learning (preferred)
Special Knowledge or Skills:
  • Knowledge of the Science of Teaching Reading and the ability to learn all House Bill 3 Reading Academies content
  • High degree of professionalism including strong public relations skills
  • Ability to establish rapport and work in collaboration with school and ESC personnel
  • Presentation skills; ability to facilitate House Bill 3 Reading Academies modules to educators
  • Training and/or experience in K-3 reading 
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to travel
  • Ability to access and utilize technology for remote facilitation of House Bill 3 Reading Academies
Major Responsibilities or Duties:
  • Communicate information regarding the Texas Reading Academies with ESC clients and ESC staff
  • Facilitate intensive, sustained professional development in instructional strategies and content with appropriate follow-up for the House Bill 3 Reading Academies
  • Provide technical assistance to districts regarding the House Bill 3 Reading Academies
  • Provide instructional coaching and support in accordance with the Texas Education Agency House Bill 3 Reading Academies model
  • Stay abreast of and adhere to all changes, updates, and requirements regarding House Bill 3 Reading Academies
  • Support districts in all aspects of the House Bill 3 Reading Academies
  • Assist with dissemination of materials and information regarding House Bill 3 Reading Academies
  • With the assistance of Region 6 ESC, maintain records of participant attendance and successful completion of all House Bill 3 Reading Academies requirements and artifact submission
  • Adhere to all requirements and duties of a Cohort Leader as determined by the Texas Education Agency and Region 6 ESC
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Supervisory Duties: None

Equipment Used: Technology Equipment as appropriate

Working Conditions: Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors including the following: 
  • Work flexible and/or non traditional hours
  • Work offsite/remotely
  • Work on multiple tasks with frequent interruptions
  • Maintain emotional control under stress
  • Occasional prolonged and irregular hours
  • Frequent region-wide and occasional statewide travel
  • Occasional lifting including transporting materials 





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