Professional Learning Specialist

Argument-Driven Inquiry - Austin, Texas or Remote - Full time

Who we are 

Argument-Driven Inquiry is a rapidly growing company focused on promoting rigorous and equitable instruction for all students. Our mission is to help teachers learn how to teach subjects such as science, math, and engineering in new ways. We offer face-to-face and virtual professional learning experiences for educators all across the nation. We publish books of investigations that can be used in classrooms and sell innovative instructional materials in our online store. Our latest innovation is a browser-based application that allows students to complete ADI investigations in a single platform regardless of whether they are learning from home, in class, or with a hybrid model.

What we’re looking for

As our company continues to grow, we are looking to add additional team members who share our core values and are interested in being a part of something that has never been done before in education. Our goal is to hire a new Professional Learning Specialist who wants to help teachers learn how to use our instructional materials for science, mathematics, or engineering with availability to start in May or June of 2021.

Time Commitment

Full-time; some long days and weekends are expected during busy seasons

Location: Austin, Texas (remote may be available)

Travel: This position includes a lot of travel (1-2 trips per week during the busy season) because our Professional Learning Specialists facilitate workshops at schools all across the United States. The position is about 35 - 40% travel per year on average. All travel will be paid for/reimbursed by ADI.

Benefits

  • Health Insurance Reimbursement Plan
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays

Responsibilities

The Professional Learning (PL) Specialist is responsible for preparing, facilitating, and following up on face-to-face and virtual professional learning experiences about Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) at schools throughout the United States. The professional learning experiences we offer focus on science, mathematics, or engineering in grades 3-12. The PL Specialist is also responsible for developing new (and refining existing) professional learning experiences based on current trends, research, and policy, and supporting teachers and district leaders as they learn how to use our instructional materials. If you have a passion for science, math, or STEM education, enjoy working with teachers, and want to transform the teaching and learning of science, math, or STEM in schools, this is a great opportunity.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, mathematics, engineering, or education.
  • Experience teaching science, math, or engineering in grades 3-12.
  • Ability to work as part of a collaborative team and complete projects independently.
  • Highly Proficient with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Professional appearance and attitude at all times.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds (because materials for workshops need to be moved into and out of schools)
  • Valid Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using the Argument-Driven Inquiry model or supporting others as they learn to use the model.
  • Experience facilitating professional learning experiences (or providing professional development) for teachers.
  • Experience writing curriculum for other educators.
  • Experience as an instructional coach supporting individual teachers and teams of teachers.
  • Large group (50+) presentation or speaking experience (beyond classroom teaching).
  • Knowledge of current trends, research, and policy in science, mathematics, and engineering education.

Other Information about the Position

  • Materials for workshops need to be transported from the ADI office to workshop locations and back. Some locations do not have elevators.
  • Workshops are about eight hours per day. Professional learning specialists need to be able to stand and move around a room during the entire workshop.

To apply

Send the following to:  jobs@argumentdriveninquiry.com

  • Cover letter that outlines how you meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position.
  • Resume or CV

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Customer Implementation / Customer Success

Experience Level

Mid Level

Argument-Driven Inquiry

Argument-Driven Inquiry is a rapidly growing company focused on promoting rigorous and equitable instruction for all students. Our mission is to help teachers learn how to teach in new ways by creating instructional materials and learning experiences based on our research-based instructional model.
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