Math Instructional Coach

BetterLesson - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Full time

About BetterLesson:

BetterLesson empowers K-12 teachers to build a modern classroom: learner-centered, culturally responsive, and personalized. Instead of the conventional (and ineffective) format of professional development for educators—filling an auditorium for a day of sleep-inducing lectures—BetterLesson supports teachers for the entire school year with regular, 1:1, virtual coaching. We match each teacher with a world-class coach and then leverage our technology to study actual classroom performance, to suggest customized teaching strategies, to qualitatively and quantitatively measure impact on student learning, and to continuously improve teaching practice through rapid iteration. This process leads to off-the-charts teacher love (our data shows teachers love BetterLesson more than Apple users love their iPhones), high administrator engagement, and, most importantly, dramatic teacher and student growth.

We design and tightly control every aspect of the system in-house: our coaching methodology, the content behind our pedagogical viewpoint, the delivery of our services to all teachers and district leaders, and the software powering our web and mobile apps. BetterLesson has raised over $30M of venture capital and grant funding, serves over 70 school districts, sees 850K+ monthly active users accessing our online lessons and strategies, and is expanding quickly.

We are a small and growing team of teaching practice gurus, educational opportunity devotees, and product development specialists. We place tremendous value on our company’s roots and culture: a shared passion to transform professional learning for educators at scale and a sense of urgency to achieve this vision. All candidates should have the experience, competence, and enthusiasm to dive in headfirst and rapidly solve complex, exciting, and interconnected problems. We feel we offer a unique opportunity to join a small team, have flexible hours, and make a massive impact on our education system.

About the Job:

We are seeking a full-time math instructional coach and professional development expert to design, develop, and implement in-person professional development products. We’re looking for current or former teachers/coaches who have experience delivering high quality and personalized middle school math professional development.

You will support teachers and instructional leaders to implement the middle school Open Up Resources Math Curriculum and make shifts towards student-centered math instruction. BetterLesson brings lean startup principles to professional learning by engaging educators in structured experimentation (Try-Measure-Learn) to address rich problems of practice. It’s awesome and if you’re awesome you should apply.

You will focus on 3 main functional areas:

  1. Applying your knowledge of adult learning and leveraging your 6-8 math expertise to design professional development to support educators to implement Open Up Resources 6-8 Math Curriculum
  2. Supporting educators in-person and virtually by modeling active pedagogy and thoughtfully implementing personalized professional development experiences
  3. Supporting educators to apply instructional strategies, measure progress, and discuss key learnings as they shift practice to support student-centered math instruction.

You will:

  • Utilize your knowledge of active pedagogy and math content to design, deliver, and iterate on professional development experiences for educators
  • Travel to deliver Open Up Resources Math professional development experiences. The amount of travel will vary. In peak months it could be up to 65% of your time.
  • Report to and work directly with the Customer Experience Team to design and iterate on math professional development experiences for educators
  • Collaborate with the Service Team to deliver math professional learning experiences for educators
  • Collect and share your learnings and feedback to support piloting and refinement of new products to support educator learning and development

You are:

  • Reflective about your coaching practice and actively seek feedback for improvement
  • Able to be compelling with your verbal, written, and oral communication
  • Self-directed, diligent teammate with a positive, outgoing, and flexible attitude
  • Excited to support educators to improve their math practice
  • Able and available to travel to and facilitate professional learning engagements
  • Collaborative with others and work calmly in a fast-paced startup environment

You have:

  • 3+ years teaching and/or coaching 6-8 mathematics content
  • Deep understanding of 6-8 math content, the Math Common Core State Standards and student centered teaching and learning practices
  • Experience skillfully facilitating (virtually and in-person) adult learning
  • Deep understanding the purpose of, and familiarity with, common Instructional Routines, such as Number Talks or Notice and Wonder
  • Familiarity with the goals and design of the IM Mathematics Curriculum

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