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Learning Specialist Range 3, Vcal Program Development (Tfi 325) - The Lakes South Morang College

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Job Description

Job ID 1225053
Location The Lakes South Morang College [Multiple Location Campus]
Department The Lakes South Morang College
Role Type Secondary Teacher/Targeted Financial Incentive/Teacher Leadership - not Prin Class
Subjects/Duties View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term Fixed Term
Classification Learning Specialist Range 3
Apply By 05/30/2021

Other Information
Begin Date 07/12/2021
End Date 12/31/2024
Hours 38.00
Contact Name Bill Panas
Phone 9401 3919
School Website www.thelakes.edu.au

Location Profile

The Lakes South Morang College is a vibrant learning environment with an innovative approach to curriculum. Opening in January 2007 the school enjoys facilities purpose built for 21st century learning. The Learning Street is a focal point for curriculum delivery and educators work collectively in Learning Teams to deliver specific literacy and numeracy skills while promoting curiosity and inquiry learning.

Located in the City of Whittlesea the Secondary campus is situated on Jardier Terrace and Gordons Road this site currently caters for Years 7 to 11 students while the Primary Campus on the Lakes Boulevard and Gordons Road has Prep to Year 6 students. The two areas are separated by a nature reserve administered by the City of Whittlesea. The students may be able to use the reserve for learning activities. Our student population is 750. The school will be expanding to Year 12 in 2022.

Secondary - Jardier Terrace site. This site includes the main administration area and school business hub. Learning facilities include a resource centre, 20 general purpose classroom spaces opening onto a flexible, common learning area, an arts precinct, gymnasium, performing arts spaces, dance, music and drama, food technology, a canteen and a STEM centre.

Primary - The Lakes Boulevard site. This site has an administration, general purpose classrooms, art room, resource centre, multi purpose room and a canteen. Merriang SOS -The Lakes campus is co-located on this site.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated expert knowledge of the relevant curriculum. Demonstrated ability to model exemplary teaching practice, including the teaching of literacy and 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.

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

Who May Apply

Teachers currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and qualified to teach and/or have demonstrated experience in the curriculum area(s) specified for the position.

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