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The Center for Early Education Research and Evaluation (CEERE) at HighScope Educational Research Foundation announces a temporary PreK Coach position for a full-time contract from September 2019 to June 2020. This is an excellent opportunity to work on a high-profile research study, contributing to and gaining experience in the development of an innovative curriculum, training, and coaching system.The role will be on a grant awarded to HighScope from the US Department of Education Investing in Innovation (i3) fund: Supporting Preschool and Kindergarten Students’ Self-Regulation through HighScope Curriculum Enhancements: Plan-Do-Review and Conflict Resolution. The goal of this project is to improve the self-regulation skills of low-income preschool and kindergarten students by building off the historic HighScope Perry Preschool Study. This project is in partnership with area school districts, and coaching will take place in PreK classrooms within the districts.
This is a full-time temporary position, requiring commitment for the full length of the contract from September 2019 to June 2020. Must be available primarily during classroom hours (approximately 7:30am-4:00 pm Monday through Friday), in addition to time spent in coaching preparation and documentation, and meetings.
Contribute to refining the enhanced Plan-Do-Review and Conflict Resolution self-regulation curricula and coaching protocol.
Participate in the training for coaches.
Coach PreK teachers in the enhanced Plan-Do-Review and Conflict Resolution, following the coaching sequence protocol.
Assist in planning and attend trainings for teachers.
Lead trainings for teachers.
Coach 7-8 classrooms, visiting each classroom 2x per month.
Observe classrooms for fidelity of implementation of the enhanced Plan-Do-Review and Conflict Resolution, and adjust coaching to meet implementation goals.
Plan for and reflect on coaching visits, touching base with teachers in between coaching via email and phone.
Complete a research coaching log after each coaching visit.
Complete other data collection documents needed for this research study.
Participate in reflective supervision with the Coaching Mentor.
Attend research team meetings.
Opportunity to contribute to research briefs and blog posts, as well as presentations at professional meetings and conferences.
Build and maintain relationships in the school district and the community.
B.A. in early childhood education, education, developmental psychology, or related field.
In-depth experience with the HighScope curriculum.
Mastery of developmentally-appropriate instructional strategies, including adult-child interactions and individualizing instruction.
Experience with training, coaching, and mentoring teachers.
Ability to develop positive, supportive relationships with teachers.
Ability to adapt to the unique needs of each teacher, classroom, and school, including flexibility in availability, communication methods, and approaches.
Experience partnering with schools or programs located in under-served, urban communities.
Knowledge of the development of and interventions to support self-regulation in young children.
Expertise in adult learning and development techniques.
Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to schedule in-classroom coaching visits in accordance with the project timetable.
Outstanding creative and innovative thinking abilities.
Superb written and verbal communication skills.
Commitment to working collaboratively with team members and teachers.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, email, and online data entry.
Ability to complete a background check for childcare licensing and school regulations.
Access to reliable transportation to travel to schools.
Knowledge of fidelity of implementation and improvement science strategies.
Team player who seeks to advance the goals of the research study while maintaining flexibility and a sense of humor.
Self-starter able to work independently, along with the judgment to seek supervision and/or input from others when necessary.
How to Apply:
Application review begins immediately and continues until position is filled. Send a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and how your professional experience specifically aligns with the requirements of this position, along with your resume and contact information for three professional references. No calls please.
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