ECS attracts and inspires students, teachers, and administrators who are visionary and creative thinkers and doers. At the heart of our dynamic culture are the girls from Kindergarten to Grade 11 whose energy and love of learning make working at ECS an extraordinary experience.
As well as providing an excellent work environment, ECS offers a generous salary and benefits package.
If you are looking for an opportunity to help move an excellent school forward, please send us your application.
Founded in 1909 by two innovative educators, Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School (ECS) attracts and inspires students, teachers, and staff who are visionary and creative thinkers and doers. At the heart of our dynamic culture are the 320 girls from Kindergarten to Grade 11 whose energy and love of learning make working at ECS an extraordinary experience.
We are looking for qualified candidates to fill the following position:
Position: MS/SS Learning Strategy Specialist
Department: Learning to Learn Program
Position Group: Teaching Staff
Reports To: Learning to Learn Coordinator and SS Academic Lead
Status: 100% load, Contract position
Learning to Learn Mission
The overall mission of Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s Learning to Learn program is to support diverse teaching and learning practices throughout all three divisions; junior, middle and senior, of the school. Specifically, Learning to Learn’s mission is founded on the following five pillars: i) meeting the remedial needs of Tier 3 students ii) providing additional support for all students in order that they may reach their individual potentials iii) collaborate with and support all teachers understanding and implementation of differentiated instruction iv) support the practices of content tutors v) support parent awareness and understanding of issues related to differentiation. Thus the specific task responsibilities of all Learning to Learn Strategy Specialists stem from this mission.
Learning to Learn Learning Strategy Specialists have a solid understanding of and sensitivity to the way in which students learn as well as an expertise in the area of diverse teaching and learning strategies. They are expected to be and to remain up-to-date on research proven best practices, principles of explicit and scaffolded instruction, differentiation and current curricular trends. Specific job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Develop, plan and implement remedial literacy programs with individual and/or small groups of Tier 3 students
Meet with identified students to preview and review curricular material
Provide explicit, scaffolded on-going instruction to Tier 2 and 3 students to support the acquisition of grade appropriate skills
Develop, plan and implement executive functioning and study skills programs for Tier 2 and 3 students
Develop and maintain Individual Education Plans (IEPs) in collaboration with other Learning to Learn specialists and classroom teachers
Assess and report on student progress in relation to the IEP goals
Collaborate with classroom teachers to differentiate and/or modify instruction and accommodate assessments
Develop, plan and implement executive functioning, study skills and exam prep workshops for any student who may wish to avail herself of this support
Support the development and operation of all Learning to Learn protocols, procedures and initiatives
Be an active and collaborate member of the Learning to Learn team, participating in weekly Learning to Learn meetings to develop and enhance the program and support colleagues
Provide accommodations for students as per schedule and when necessary
Collaborate with content tutors facilitating transmission of salient and relevant information and/or materials
Provide professional development opportunities for teaching staff
Provide various information, in writing and/or workshops, aimed to develop parent’s awareness and understanding of issues related to differentiation
Supervise Learning to Learn after-school programs
Quebec Teaching Licence required
Bilingualism is an asset
Experience teaching adolescents is an asset
Comfort with technology and a demonstrated ability to teach students to use assistive technology
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop strong professional relationships with students, colleagues, administration and parents