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Scholastic Literacy Specialist, Per Diem - Northeast in Remote, New York

Job Description:

THE OPPORTUNITY

The primary role of the literacy specialist is to deliver literacy based professional learning to teachers and leaders across the region.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential Job Responsibilities/Primary Activities:

  • Facilitate professional learning using adult learning methodologies to support best practices in Balanced Literacy instruction

  • Deliver in-person and virtual professional learning and coach classroom teachers and coaches on balanced literacy practices and instructional strategies

  • Support classroom teachers in building content knowledge and understanding their role in the implementation process

  • Provide reflection questions and suggestions as part of the coaching cycle

  • Maintain highest degree of expertise in literacy instruction and Scholastic product knowledge

  • Collaborate with AEs and PLS RDs to help expand professional learning opportunities

  • Maintain streamlined communication with the sales team to alert them of all activities related to the district (s) they are serving

  • Resolve and provide solutions on issues that arise during the engagement period

  • Communicate regularly with PLS Regional Directors and the AE about the ongoing professional learning needs of the district

  • Communicate regularly with the aligned Regional Directors about the ongoing professional learning needs of districts

  • Maintain professional relationships with districts

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with team and partners

  • Literacy specialist reports to the Regional Director of Professional Learning

WHO WE ARE

Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning materials and programs, classroom magazines and other products that, in combination, offer schools customized and comprehensive solutions to support children’s learning both at school and at home. The Company also makes quality, affordable books available to all children through school-based book clubs and book fairs. With a 100+ years history of service to schools and families, Scholastic continues to carry out its commitment to "Open a World of Possible" for all children

Qualifications

HOW YOU CAN FIT

Requirements

  • Experience in balanced literacy

  • Master's Degree in education or reading related field preferred

  • Experience facilitating professional learning in literacy and/or reading preferred

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years teaching/coaching experience

  • Ability to maintain a travel schedule

  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Power Point

  • Experience using Zoom and/or Google Meets

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

  • Facilitation skills, professionalism and creativity

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Current knowledge of college and career readiness standards

  • Knowledge of the human change process and adult learning theories

Time Type:

Part time

Job Type:

Regular

Job Family Group:

Education Sales

Location Region/State:

New York

EEO Statement:

Scholastic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam veteran. Those factors shall not influence the determination of qualifications for a job or other opportunity within the company. Further, all personnel actions (such as compensation, tuition aid, benefits, transfers, promotions, and dismissals, company-sponsored training, social and recreational programs) shall be administered without discrimination.

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Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 100+ years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at: www.scholastic.com

We're always looking for talented people to join Scholastic in instilling a love of reading and lifelong learning in children. At Scholastic, our benefit plans have been designed to be in line with market conditions and employee needs. Our plans provide flexibility and allow individuals a broad range of choices that can be tailored to meet each employee's needs. Scholastic is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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