The Educational Consultant/Coach will be responsible for workingwith a team of professionals on a project in a local high school. Theconsultant will participate in the co-design, implementation and analyses of aResearcher-Practitioner Partnership (RPP). Specifically, this position willspend 25 hours/week in our partnering teachers' classrooms to provideinstructional support.
With a genealogy dating to a one-room Nashvilleschoolhouse in 1785, Peabody College today is a world-class college ofeducation and human development. Our mission is to enhance the human condition,with a particular focus on children's learning and development. We do this aswe always have, through the preparation of teachers and leaders; through cyclesof research, implementation, and refinement; through service to families,schools, and communities; and through external engagement with professionals,leaders, and policy-makers. Peabody's focus on learning differences has helpedto define the college, as has a reputation for empirical rigor in educationalneuroscience; child, family, and community development; special education; thelearning sciences; and educational leadership and policy. Peabody is devoted tocreating opportunity in an increasingly diverse society and to solving largesocietal problems.
Duties and Responsibilities
Supporting partnering ELA and Mathematics classroom teachers in tasks related but not limited to instructional design, culturally relevant pedagogies, behavioral management support, and professional development. Coaching and professional development support will include insights related to:
o Understanding the UrbanContext
o Teaching Practices in theContent Areas (English Language Arts and Mathematics)
o Mentoring and Social Support
o Participatory Action Research
o Arts and Technology
The position will engage in collecting and analyzing data through dissemination of surveys, organizing of focus groups and interviews, and classroom observations
The position will be responsible for helping to build partnerships with MNPS district and school-based administrative teams.
The position will also attend regular meetings with the project manager and director
Profile of an IdealCandidate
A Bachelor's degree is necessary.
A Bachelor's degree and a background in teaching high school Math and/or English Language Arts is preferred.
Interest in a future career as an instructional coach, or university teaching and learning faculty is preferred.
Experience and knowledge in teaching of mathematics and/or English language arts in secondary schools is necessary.
Strong interpersonal skills arenecessary.
Organizational skills and attention to detail are necessary.
Strong communication sill and writing acumen arenecessary.
An interest in issues of diversity and equity in education is preferred.
About Vanderbilt University
VanderbiltUniversity, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private researchuniversity offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professionaldegrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving citycenter, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 facultyand staff. The university's students, staff, and faculty frequently citeNashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part ofthe Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertisewill be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is aplace where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recentlynamed as one of ‘America's Best Large Employers’ and the top employer inTennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2018 (Forbes).
Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexiblebenefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death &dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirementplan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees,spouses, and dependent children.
Commitmentto Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving thegoal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, andstudents. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campusvalues.
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About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and the creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.