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Literacy Specialist, Per Diem - St. Louis, MO

  • Scholastic
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Jul 20, 2020
Education - Excluding Post Secondary

Job Description

WHO WE AREScholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning materials and programs, classroom magazines and other products that, in combination, offer schools customized and comprehensive solutions to support children's learning both at school and at home. The Company also makes quality, affordable books available to all children through school-based book clubs and book fairs. With a 100 years history of service to schools and families, Scholastic continues to carry out its commitment to "Open a World of Possible" for all children.THE OPPORTUNITYOur Education Division is seeking to hire an energetic part-time Literacy Specialist (per diem) with deep knowledge and experience with balanced literacy, guided reading, literacy stations, and the 6+1 traits of writing. The primary role of the Literacy Specialist is to deliver literacy based professional learning to district partners across the regionRESPONSIBILITIESEssential Job Responsibilities/Primary Activities:* Facilitate professional learning using adult learning methodologies to support best practices in Guided Reading and writing instruction* Deliver professional learning and coach classroom teachers and coaches on balanced literacy practices and instructional strategies, guided reading in particular* Support classroom teachers in building content knowledge and understanding their role in the implementation process* Provide feedback as part of the coaching cycle to pinpoint areas of progress as well as development opportunities* Maintain highest degree of expertise in literacy instruction and Scholastic product knowledge* Maintain professional relationships with districts* Cultivate and maintain relationships with team and partnersHOW YOU CAN FIT* Master's Degree (or progress toward a Degree) in education or reading related field* At least 3-5 years' experience facilitating face-to-face professional learning in literacy and/or reading* Minimum of 3-5 years teaching experience* Ability to maintain a travel schedule* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Power Point* Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills* Facilitation skills, professionalism and creativity* Criminal Background Checks* Valid driver's license and clean driving record* Current knowledge of college and career readiness standards* Knowledge of the human change process and adult learning theories* Strong interpersonal skills