Part-time Literacy Coach (Chicago Early Education)

Location: Chicago, IL
Date Posted: 09-17-2018
Professional Developer Consultants –  Chicago 
Part-Time Flexible Daytime Hours 

Are you an elementary educator that believes all students deserve a great foundation in literacy regardless of their socio-economic background? Do you have experience implementing balanced literacy best practices in K-3 classrooms? Are you committed to sharing knowledge and collaborating with fellow teachers?
Are you looking for a part-time opportunity where you can remain in the field of education but have the freedom to support other passions and responsibilities?

Yes! Then join Children’s Literacy Initiative’s team of Literacy Coaches in Chicago!

This is a great part-time opportunity to participate in the professional staff development of elementary school teachers in the use of Comprehensive Balanced Literacy concepts.  CLI Professional Developers work in the classroom along side of teachers to guide the teachers in setting up child centered, literacy rich classroom environments; and observe, model, co-teach and plan with teachers on effective lessons utilizing “Best Practice” comprehensive literacy strategies and methodologies.   
As a member of our collegial team of educational professionals, you share ideas on enriching children’s learning experiences and creating enthusiasm for literacy as the building block for learning throughout their lifetime.  CLI provides you with excellent professional development including orientations followed up throughout the school year with workshops, seminars and regional meetings.    

~ Master's Degree in Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Literacy, or Reading 
~ At least 5 years teaching experience in K to 3rd grade classrooms 
~ Application of core/advanced Comprehensive Balanced Literacy concepts in K to 3rd grade classrooms 
~ Training and Experience in Reading Workshop and Writing Workshop 
~ Ability to conduct and deliver effective, professional development workshops and presentations 
Strong interpersonal skills 
~ Reliable transportation 
~ Desire to make a difference    

Part-time, flexible, DAYTIME SCHOOL HOURS.  
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