WestEd -Professional Development Provider, English Learners & Language Arts
- IMMEDIATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Apply online at: http://www.wested.org/cs/we/view/hr_pos/2671
Position Title: Professional Development Provider, English Learners &
Language Arts (ELLA)
Reports to: Director, English Learners and the Language Arts (ELLA)
Program: Comprehensive School Assistance Program
Salary: Level H - $73,478 - $91,848
Location: Sacramento, CA
Time Base: 100%
Position No: 2671
WestEd, a nonprofit research, development, and service agency, works
with education and other communities to promote excellence, achieve
equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults. While
WestEd serves the states of Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah as one
of the nation's Regional Educational Laboratories, our agency's work
extends throughout the United States and abroad. WestEd has 16 offices
nationwide, from Washington and Boston to Arizona, Southern California,
and its headquarters in San Francisco.
The goal of the Comprehensive School Assistance Program (CSAP) at WestEd
is to make a significant contribution to closing the achievement gap in
American education between racial and ethnic groups, English learners and
native speakers of English, and students from low-income families and
their more economically advantaged peers. To accomplish this goal, CSAP
staff members work to build the capacity of schools, school districts, and
state departments of education to improve educational programs for
students on the wrong side of the achievement gap. In addition, program
staff are expected to contribute to the knowledge base on turning around
low performing schools and to use the knowledge they have gained in
their work to inform local, state and national policy makers.
English Learners and the Language Arts, a Project of CSAP: English
Learners and the Language Arts (ELLA) professional development program
provides K-8 teachers and administrators with tools to effectively
plan and deliver literacy instruction to English learners and other
diverse students. ELLA provides intensive training and on-site coaching
to teachers and literacy coaches in implementing research-based effective
instructional practices for English learners.
Provide training and coaching to teachers in implementing effective
instructional strategies for EL students. Provide support to principals
and instructional coaches to ensure that effective strategies are
strategically and consistently implemented school-wide.
Provide presentations and on-site technical assistance, including
teaching demonstrating lessons in classrooms, observing classroom
instruction and providing feedback to teachers, coaching principals and
instructional coaches, and assisting schools and districts in
instructional planning and long and short term goal-setting.
Help design and present professional development to meet the needs of
individual schools and districts.
Keep abreast of current research on effective practices in the area of
literacy instruction for English learners and English/second language
development and instruction.
Work with other WestEd programs and outside entities on projects that
promote high achievement for English learners, such as curriculum
development, language assessment, and school/district program improvement.
Extensive travel required, including frequent site visits to schools
across California and occasional visits to other states.
-A minimum of five years experience as a classroom teacher in K-8
classrooms with large populations of English Learners.
-Current valid California Teaching Credential required.
-Extensive knowledge of the 2007 California Reading/Language Arts
Framework, the California ELD Standards, and the California SBE-adopted
core instructional programs for reading/language arts.
-Working knowledge of AB 466/SB 472 Reading Professional Development.
-Experience conducting interactive presentations with large and small
groups of people and coaching teachers to use effective instructional
-Working knowledge of state and federal programs to support low
performing schools, including SAIT and PI.
-Extensive knowledge of research on effective instructional practices
for English Learners, English/second language development, and
professional development practices and design.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
-Evidence of skill and ability to work effectively with clients,
colleagues, and organizations.
We invite you to apply online at www.WestEd.org/jobs or you may send
your resume, a letter of interest (specify Job No. 2671) and a list of
three references to:
730 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
WestEd is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Positions
are open until filled.
All health benefits effective day one of employment
15% contribution toward retirement effective day one of employment
20 vacation days, 10 holidays, 2 personal days
12 sick days
Virginia Besser, PHR
730 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107