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Primary Years Program Coordinator

Washington, DC, United States

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Nov 30, 2021

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Company : Campus SpecificsnWhy Woodridge International?n nCollege success begins with a great foundation. Thatu2019s why Woodridge International Elementary and Middle develops inquisitive, knowledgeable, and caring students who are motivated to discover more about their community and world.Woodridge Elementary pre-K3-4th grade students follow an International Baccalaureate program that uses observation, questioning, and creative scenarios to build the skills and character traits necessary for lifelong learning. With an emphasis on Spanish language study, students explore core subject areas such as reading and mathematics with an emphasis on expression and relating to others.Woodridge Middle students in grades 6-8 develop a deeper understanding of core content with a focus on critical analysis and college exposure. All students follow a rigorous and culturally diverse curriculum in eight areas: English and language arts, foreign language (Spanish), mathematics, science, social studies, humanities, art, and technology. Advanced Placement skills are embedded in prerequisite courses to ensure readiness for Friendshipu2019s college-preparatory high schools.One of the few D.C. campuses with an in-house library, Woodridge incorporates classic and contemporary books, art, and music as part of the daily school experience. A Blue Ribbon Schools nominee, Woodridgeu2019s exceptional student outcomes have earned special visits from 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, and former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings.nOverviewn**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. operates a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Headquartered in Washington, DC, Friendship serves over 4,000 students in preschool to grade 12 and guides a growing network of alumni to college completion annually. 80% of students come from low-income households. 98% are African American or Latino. The mission of **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is to prepare students to become ethical, literate, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens by providing a world-class education that motivates students to reach high academic standards, to enjoy learning, to achieve success, and to contribute actively to their communities.n nThe Primary Year Program (PYP) Coordinator is responsible for partnering with school administration and International Baccalaureate (IB) as an instructional specialist, data coach, learning facilitator, school leader, and catalyst for change. The PYP Coordinator will play a key role in enhancing student learning by supporting instructional effectiveness through facilitation of teacher collaboration; individual coaching; professional development planning, facilitation, and assessment of programs. nA commitment to collaborative planning is central to the philosophy of the PYP. The PYP coordinator has a pivotal role in this process, taking responsibility for ensuring that pedagogical aspects are discussed, information is disseminated and the program is planned, taught and assessed collaboratively.n nTogether with other members of the school's leadership team, the PYP coordinator is involved in the whole-school implementation and organization of the program. Besides maintaining contact with school administrators, the PYP coordinator should communicate directly with all members of the teaching team and be involved in whole-school planning, as well as in-school and out-of-school professional development.n nResponsibilitiesnDocumentationnn Ensure that copies of IBO publications pertaining to the PYP section of the school are available to all staff members.n Establish and maintain a record of completed IB PYP Program planners.n Publish the school's program of inquiry.n Lead the school's process of developing and reviewing scope and sequence documents in alignment with national and state standards and district and IB guidelines.n Ensure that agreements are formulated for assessment and for teaching and learning language.n Participate in the formation of the district's strategic development plan and the school's action plans.n Ensure that the school IB PYP Implementation plans and documents are developed and maintained.n Ensure that Rules for authorized schools: Primary Years Program is shared with relevant staff (available on the IBO public web site, IBIS, IB HeadNet and the OCC).n Ensure that the amended document entitled Guidelines to Authorization is supplied to parents pre-authorization (available on the IBO public web site, IBIS, IB HeadNet and the OCC).n Ensure that the document entitled Guidelines to Authorization is supplied to parents post authorization (available on the IBO public web site, IBIS, IB HeadNet and the OCC).n Ensure that Rules for authorized schools: Primary Years Program is shared with relevant staff (available on the IBO public web site, IBIS, IB HeadNet and the OCC).nnProfessional developmentnn Ensure that staff members are made aware of professional development opportunities.n Make recommendations regarding professional development opportunities.n Keep a record of workshop attendance and school visits to ensure equality of opportunity and identify ongoing needs.n Assist teams or individuals in developing and documenting student inquiries.n Support the teachers responsible for, and the students involved in, the PYP exhibition in the final year of the program post authorization (see PYP exhibition guidelines (2004) for further information).n Lead professional development opportunities as needed.nnResource managementnn Make recommendations for the purchase of suitable resources to support the implementation of the program.n Be responsible for the establishment of an inventory of resources to facilitate efficient management.n Establish and manage training, resource, and planner writing budgets for site.nnCommunicationnn Set up systems for communication and collaboration among all staff members involved in implementing the program.n Conduct parent information sessions.n Publish articles pertaining to the program.n Circulate all relevant information received from The IB.n Prepare and submit any documentation required for authorization and evaluation.n Ensure the school adheres to The IB's Standards and Practices.n Respond to requests for information from The IB.n Provide a liaison between the school and The IB.n Participate in the wider PYP community through OCC discussion forums, e-mail, IB Mid-Atlantic and school visits.n Promote the use of the OCC within the school community.n Work collaboratively with IB coordinators from across the district to ensure successful district-wide implementation.n Alert The IB of any staffing changes.nnOthernn Complete additional IB duties as needed or assigned by the school leadership team.nnQualificationsnn Bacheloru2019s degree from an accredited universityn Two years of teaching experience and results demonstrating high student achievement and significant growth preferredn Excellent verbal and written communication skillsn Successful completion of the Praxis II Exam or possess degree in education or subject area taughtn Effective November 1, 2021, all adult employees, contractors, interns, and volunteers working in person in a public, public charter, independent, private, or parochial school in the District of Columbia, and all adult employees, contractors, interns, and volunteers working in person in a child care facility regulated by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, shall have received a full course of a vaccination against COVID-19 unless they have been granted an exemption from such vaccination pursuant to, and are compliant with the requirements of, Section IV of this Order.u201dnnPreferred Qualifications:nn Masteru2019s degreen Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and abovennn Evidence of ongoing professional development and/or continuing educationnnPraxis Information:nn For upcoming Praxis test date please visit the website at ****For HQ requirements visit ****policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, status as a special disabled veteran, or any other protected criteria as established by federal, state, or local laws.  This policy applies to recruitment and hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.  Employment decisions at FPCS are based solely upon relevant criteria, including an individualu2019s capabilities, qualifications, training, experience and suitability.

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