The Content Specialist is responsible to provide training to Laboxatory teachers, to be a brand evangelist, as well as a content and product expert. Serving as a subject matter expert in technical training and pedagogy, Teaching Specialists facilitate regular training events, Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings with teachers, and other teacher supports to ensure teacher and learner success. Teaching Specialists should also have experience creating teacher resources and be comfortable with presenting to an audience of students and parents. The Teaching Specialist may have to publicly present at events such as Laboxatory camps, afterschool activities as well as conferences. Success is measured by the level of confidence and preparation teachers feel they have to facilitate learning in the classroom and the degree to which these efforts affect learning and academic results by the students.
Job Specific Responsibilities
Foster a collaborative culture of open communication, shared ideas and problem solving to enhance teachers experience facilitating Laboxatory curriculum and students experience learning through it.
Responsibly follow and implement instructions given by Content Leads.
Build strong relationships with teachers and administrators, anticipating needs and providing ongoing support for Laboxatory.
Ensure Laboxatory teachers and administrators receive timely information and are working toward clear goals and action plans in order to proactively manage and improve their teaching experiences.
Support teacher training events such as Professional Learning Communities, teacher meetings, conferences, and other events.
Support the review, planning and delivery of uploaded content and experiential learning.
Facilitate and support the collection and analysis of student and teacher data using a variety of tools to collect and analyze information (i.e. diagnostic testing, surveys, etc).
Collect, analyze, and report on data, giving written and verbal context to the information, enabling opportunities to enhance educational strategy, content and product features.
Analyze and regularly report insights, observations and ideas to enable innovative strategic planning and decision making for future education needs related to the school, classroom, teacher and students.
Key Performance Indicators
Teacher confidence and competence to adopt Laboxatory mode of teaching effectively as a result of training, day to day support & PLC support
Quality of teachers ability to interpret and act on data and system analytics
Quality of overall customer service provided to school administrators, teachers, students, and parents as applicable to Laboxatory s goals
Education, Experience and Required Skills
Advanced degree related to Education in a core subject area (ex. Digital Education, English, Math, Science, or Arabic)
Processes & Practice
Strong knowledge and usage of educational technology tools in the classroom
Minimum 2 years teaching experience in K-12 environment
Previous experience leading PLCs is ideal
At least 1 year leading teachers in development/instruction of curriculum
Strong knowledge of instructional strategies, curriculum standards and assessments
Experience implementing, using, and training on ed tech tools
Advanced understanding of current emerging practices related to subject area (Arabic, English, Math, and Science)
Expertise in 21st Century Learning Concepts and emerging pedagogies
Change Agent; ability to work with senior staff to communicate a clear vision of goals and targeted achievements;
Relationship Builder; ability to quickly establish credibility, influence and trust with other team members in order to better drive results
Deadline oriented; ability to articulate priorities and revise plans to meet tight deadlines
Fluently bilingual (English / Arabic)