Education Coach

Amplify - Los Angeles, California - Full time

mCLASS provides proven early literacy diagnostic and progress-monitoring assessments to comprehensively support each student’s literacy development in grades K–6. Our suite of early literacy resources work together seamlessly to target skill gaps and provide the right instruction at the right time. Authored by researchers at the University of Oregon, DIBELS 8th Edition provides efficient, reliable early reading measures with advanced test design that prevents overtesting. DIBELS 8th Edition measures the five basic early literacy skills: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Amplify also provides IDEL, the Spanish version of this assessment.

The Education Coach will design and lead professional development for school district teachers, administrators and/or instructional leaders at each local district utilizing mCLASS assessments. The Education Coach’s primary responsibilities will be supporting educator learning related to assessment, data use, and early literacy skills in order to increase student achievement. The Education Coach’s time will be structured based on LAUSD’s goals and priorities, and some potential models include:

Responsibilities of Education Coach:

  • Lead professional learning around mCLASS assessments, which includes data analysis and action planning sessions
  • Work with groups of educators in schools to interpret data, set goals, and plan literacy instruction based on assessment data
  • Facilitate mCLASS product trainings for groups of up to 40 teachers
  • Support school and local district leaders in interpreting aggregated data, supervising assessments, and planning for classroom and tiered supports
  • Observe teacher practice and provide feedback to individual teachers
  • Collaborate with Amplify team working in the district
  • Communicate thoughtfully and proactively with school and district contacts
  • Consult and provide school and district contacts with recommendations on how to best support educators using mCLASS and mCLASS Intervention
  • Design and communicate strategic supports to educators at key times of the year
  • Participate in Amplify Professional Development meetings and internal trainings

Basic Qualifications of Education Coach

  • 3+ years of K-5 ELA teaching experience
  • Experience in coaching and facilitating professional development in early literacy and foundational skills for adult learners
  • Proven ability to analyze and interpret district-, school-, and classroom-level data and determine next steps for instruction
  • Demonstrated proficiency with technology-based productivity tools, including Microsoft Office, Google Applications, etc.
  • Able to travel locally across Los Angeles each day when delivering sessions or providing coaching support
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage multiple projects simultaneously

Preferred Qualifications of the Education Coach

  • Experience administering Amplify’s mCLASS assessments (DIBELS 8th Edition, DIBELS 8th Edition with TRC, DIBELS Next, or DIBELS Next with Reading 3D, IDEL or Spanish TRC)
  • 3+ years of K-5 ELA teaching experience in Los Angeles
  • Proven knowledge of current early literacy instruction best practices in Spanish
  • Fluent in Spanish (including speaking, reading, and writing) and able to deliver trainings in Spanish
  • Understanding and compassion for the role of the teachers and leaders
  • Demonstrated client/partnership management experience
  • Instructional leadership experience as a coach or school leader
  • Master’s or Advanced Degree in Education

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Role

Ela Teacher

Experience Level

Mid Level

Amplify

Amplify builds innovative and compelling digital educational products that empower teachers and students across the country. While others try to shrink the learning experience into the technology, we use technology to expand what is possible in real classrooms with real students and teachers.

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