[XTK628] | Learning Specialist Numeracy (Learning Specialist Range 3)

[XTK628] | Learning Specialist Numeracy (Learning Specialist Range 3)

15 Sep
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Schools (Government)
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Fitzroy

15 Sep

Schools (Government)

Fitzroy

Location Profile





Featherbrook P – 9 College is located at 281 Boardwalk Boulevard, Point Cook, adjacent to the Featherbrook Community Centre. The school will exceed 1000 Prep – Year 9 students in 2021. Featherbrook College has a designated neighbourhood boundary in place ensuring enrolments are drawn only from this specified area.



  The facilities have been designed to:



•Provide contemporary learning neighbourhoods that facilitate learning and learner-centred opportunities for all students through flexible and responsive programs and learning settings;



•Support contemporary collaborative learning and teaching for teacher practitioners;



•Promote inclusion, access and choice for all learners





•Promote environmental sustainability principles;



•Support ICT enriched learning



•Support a sense of community and belonging within the school and wider community.



  A Contemporary Education



The school offers a progressive approach to educating students for a dynamic and changing world. The school leadership team and teachers are purposeful in providing optimal learning experiences for every student and as such, provides all students with learning that is personalised, evidence-based and technologically rich. Our students enjoy and are engaged in a broad and differentiated curriculum promoting creativity, resilience and a growth mindset drawing on their sense of curiosity. STEM, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Camps, Sports and Physical Education provide students with diverse learning opportunities. Digital Technologies enhance and enrich learning opportunities and engagement for students. A Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program is offered to students in Year 3 – 9.



  Curriculum



Featherbrook College delivers the mandated Victorian Curriculum and learning takes place in an environment that is conducive to preparing children for a rapidly changing world that demands technological (ICT) capacity and knowledge, heightened interpersonal skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills, plus strong literacy and numeracy skills. Our students learn and excel in flexible, purposely built learning spaces that support and inform responsive and innovative learning and teaching. Our programs are enriched through our partnership with the YMCA camping programs and Outside of School Hours program, while CERES informs our learning programs as the school seeks to become a 5- star sustainability school, supporting our students to become socially and environmentally literate, aware and responsible. We have attained 3 stars presently. The learning spaces facilitate students’ engagement through collaborative structures and groupings.



Professionalism, instructional capacity and accountability of our teachers is foundational to the education our students receive. Teacher quality is crucial for optimal student achievement and so our energies are strategically directed towards coaching, mentoring, peer feedback processes and capacity building of our teaching staff. High expectations of our students underpin the rich learning tasks and challenges provided for all students as they are supported to achieve and thrive. The following are the values and enablers of Featherbrook College’s education provision:



•Collaboration and knowledge sharing



•High expectations for self and others



•Respect, inclusiveness and trust



•Safe and secure learning environment





Selection Criteria





SC1 Demonstrated expert knowledge of the relevant curriculum. Demonstrated ability to model exemplary teaching practice, including the teaching of numeracy skills across the curriculum, and implement school priorities.



SC2 Demonstrated expertise in the implementation and modelling of high impact teaching strategies that respond to student learning needs. Demonstrated ability to support teachers to evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth



SC3 Demonstrated exemplary ability to model the monitoring and assessment of student learning. Demonstrated ability to support others in using data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.



SC4 Demonstrated exemplary interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative relationships with students, colleagues, parents and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.



SC5 Demonstrated ability to model behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated ability to support others to reflect on their practice and facilitate school-based professional learning.



Important Information



Applications MUST address the specified selection criteria. A limit of one page of standard 12 point text per Selection Criteria is preferred



Position Description



In recognition of the importance of exemplary practice for improved student learning outcomes, the key roles of the Learning Specialists may include but are not limited to:



- Demonstrating high-level expertise in teaching and learning practice

- Modelling exemplary classroom practice including through teaching demonstration lessons

- Working with the school leadership team to develop a shared view of highly effective teacher practice

- Leading and modelling the implementation of whole-school improvement strategies related to curriculum planning and delivery

- Playing a key role in the provision of professional learning, including through developing processes and protocols for observation and feedback of teacher practice and peer collaboration

- Modelling effective learning practice and supporting teachers to seek, analyse and act on feedback and on their practice

- Providing evidence-based feedback to teaching staff to inform their effectiveness and development

- Providing expert advice about the context, processes and strategies that will shape individual and school professional learning

- Supervising and training one or more student teachers and mentoring and/or coaching teachers

- Modelling exemplary use of student data to inform teaching approaches

- Developing and promoting school-wide professional learning structures, processes and protocols through Professional Learning Communities

- Modelling exemplary professional learning practice included through seeking feedback from other teachers and leaders on their own classroom practice as part of critical reflection and inquiry to improve practice



Role





Learning Specialists will be highly skilled classroom practitioners who continue to spend the majority of their time in the classroom delivering high-quality teaching and learning and have a range of responsibilities related to their expertise, including teaching demonstration lessons, observing and providing feedback to other teachers and facilitating school-based professional learning. Learning Specialists are expected to have deep knowledge and expertise in high quality teaching and learning in delivering improved achievement, engagement and wellbeing for students. The role of the Learning Specialist will be to model excellence in teaching and learning through demonstration lessons and, mentoring and coaching teachers in improving the skill, knowledge and effectiveness of the teaching workforce.



The Learning Specialist role is aimed at building excellence in teaching and learning within the Teaching Service.





Responsibilities





In recognition of the importance of exemplary practice for improved student learning outcomes, the key roles of the Learning Specialists may include but are not limited to:



- Demonstrating high-level expertise in teaching and learning practice

- Modelling exemplary classroom practice including through teaching demonstration lessons

- Working with the school leadership team to develop a shared view of highly effective teacher practice

- Leading and modelling the implementation of whole-school improvement strategies related to curriculum planning and delivery

- Playing a key role in the provision of professional learning, including through developing processes and protocols for observation and feedback of teacher practice and peer collaboration

- Modelling effective learning practice and supporting teachers to seek, analyse and act on feedback and on their practice

- Providing evidence-based feedback to teaching staff to inform their effectiveness and development

- Providing expert advice about the context, processes and strategies that will shape individual and school professional learning

- Supervising and training one or more student teachers and mentoring and/or coaching teachers

- Modelling exemplary use of student data to inform teaching approaches

- Developing and promoting school-wide professional learning structures, processes and protocols through Professional Learning Communities

- Modelling exemplary professional learning practice included through seeking feedback from other teachers and leaders on their own classroom practice as part of critical reflection and inquiry to improve practice

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https://www.kitjobau.com/job/7727035/xtk628-learning-specialist-numeracy-learning-specialist-range-3-fitzroy/?utm_source=html

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