Blended Learning Specialist

PowerMyLearning - Los Angeles, CA - Full time


About PowerMyLearning

PowerMyLearning is a national non-profit that leverages technology to strengthen the learning relationships among students, teachers, and families so that all students can succeed. Our work fosters growth in teachers as instructional leaders, in parents as support partners, and in students as learners who can meet the challenge of high academic standards.

We partner with schools, districts, and after-school hubs to provide teachers with coaching and students and parents with devices and training. Underlying our work is our free web platform, PowerMyLearning Connect, already in use in more than 40% of school communities nationwide. We have demonstrated impact on student achievement and love of learning; teacher instructional practices; and parental confidence.

Position Description

The Blended Learning Specialist will play an integral role in implementing PowerMyLearning's programs in Los Angeles. These programs are aimed at supporting our partner schools in driving students' ownership of their learning and propelling student achievement, both inside and outside the classroom, to meet the challenges of the Common Core State Standards and ensure college readiness and success.

The Blended Learning Specialist will play a pivotal role in implementing the individualized teacher professional development component of our programs. The Blended Learning Specialist will collaborate directly with a small group of schools to deliver various combinations of PowerMyLearning-designed educator workshops and on-site consulting packages that leverage digital learning, data-driven instruction, and blended learning to increase student achievement and extend learning outside of the classroom.

The Blended Learning Specialist's place of work will be split between PowerMyLearning's partner schools in the Los Angeles area and PowerMyLearning's office in the Arts District of Downtown LA. This position reports to the Director of Programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead PowerMyLearning Programs to Yield Outstanding Results

  • Collaborate with administrators and teachers at partner schools to develop goals and plans to increase student achievement aligned with the school's goals and PowerMyLearning's program goals
  • Lead teacher professional development sessions on incorporating digital learning in classroom instruction and facilitate teacher team meetings to help refine the implementation of PowerMyLearning's online learning platform and other blended learning models that support the Common Core State Standards
  • Provide on-site guided support to teachers as they explore different ways they can leverage the classroom implementation of blended learning strategies (demonstration teaching, classroom observation, feedback discussions, etc.). This includes collecting data and evidence of progress toward implementation of blended learning
  • Support the implementation of the other PowerMyLearning service components at partner schools, including working closely with the Program Manager to implement family engagement programs and achieve family engagement goals
  • Provide feedback based on personal experience in the field to the PowerMyLearning National staff and PowerMyLearning Connect team as they develop new teacher tools and consistently improve PowerMyLearning programs and services

Support Sustainability

  • Cultivate school-based PowerMyLearning champions who are excited to help the organization further its mission
  • Gather and accurately report program data for local and national sustainability efforts
  • In conjunction with Senior Leadership, help prepare for and attend meetings with funders and potential funders as needed. This includes leveraging relationships with schools and school district staff for visits from potential partner organizations and funders
  • Support regional efforts to engage more teachers, schools, and partner organizations in our work each year by participating in annual school selection process and other events outside of program implementation
  • Understand and communicate the mission, strategic plan. and theory of change to staff, clients, funders, and other stakeholders
  • Other duties as necessary, including attendance at Saturday program events as needed during the school year (approximately 2-3 times) with comp time to be used the following week

Ensure a High-Performing Team

  • Actively solicit positive and constructive feedback from their supervisor and other team members. This includes managing up by being proactive and keeping their supervisor and PowerMyLearning leadership informed of changing priorities
  • Work collaboratively with other team members to achieve overall team goals and actively engage in cross-regional collaboration and share best practices
  • Proactively educate all regional staff members on lessons learned in the classroom and emerging trends in the field of Blended Learning

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Passion for PowerMyLearning's mission
  • At least two years of experience as a K-12 classroom teacher in a public school, ideally in middle-school
  • Experience working in low-income communities
  • Experience with blended learning and leveraging digital learning in instruction
  • Experience overseeing or leading professional development and/or training sessions
  • Proven organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with minimal oversight
  • Capacity to thrive under pressure while working on multiple tasks and projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional relationship-building skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility when priorities change
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Access to reliable transportation

Preferred:

  • Master's degree in education or related field
  • Teaching certification
  • Experience working with English Language Learners
  • Experience working with LAUSD public schools
  • Experience writing or developing lesson plans and curriculum
  • Experience teaching math, science, ELA and/or special education

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience. PowerMyLearning also offers medical and dental insurance with an employee contribution.

TO APPLY

Please send a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, your current/most recent salary, and how you heard about this opportunity by using the following conventions:

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PowerMyLearning is an equal opportunity employer.

PowerMyLearning strives to practice and champion inclusiveness in our communities, and we aim to honor the diverse strengths, needs, voices, and backgrounds of all members of our communities. Candidates from traditionally marginalized communities are especially encouraged to apply.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.https://www.applicantpro.com/j/522489-165602

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