1.0 Library Media Specialist Grades K-5

Foster-Glocester Regional Schools - Foster, RI

30+ days agoFull-time
Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School is currently accepting applications for a highly effective educator to work collaboratively as part of a team to provide high-quality instruction to the students in our high-performing elementary school. Our elementary school includes a new library, a mix of renovated and existing classrooms, and is actively investing in the purchase of technology. This summer our school was one of three schools in the State of Rhode Island selected to receive a $200,000 grant to bring personalized learning to scale schoolwide and serve as a Lighthouse School. Our school, and the other two Lighthouse Schools, will serve as models of how learning can be personalized within the walls of your typical school building.

Captain Isaac Paine Elementary is small K-5 school community that embraces creativity, collaboration, continual learning, educating the whole child, and integrating technology to enhance students education. Time and resources are allocated so that teachers can plan and learn together, create fun and engaging classroom environments, and students have the supplies needed for a top-notch education. We are a PBIS school with a focus on teaching students how to be contributing, positive members of our community. Parents and community members work hand-in-hand with our staff through volunteer opportunities, community service projects, after school enrichment programs, and community events held at our school.

Captain Isaac Paine sits on picturesque grounds that include a living campus that supports learning in and out of school. Our high-performing elementary school has strong academic, art, music, health and physical education programs. We have resourced and will continue implementing a multi-year plan to purchase mobile technology for our students and staff to cultivate a blended learning environment. Grades 3-5 have a 1:1 computer student ratio and grades K-2 have a 2-3:1 ratio.Our student-focused school has a strong mix of experienced and new to the profession educators who are dedicated to the academic, personal-social development of the whole child.

We are actively working to revise curricula to meet the learning needs of students. In short, Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School is one of the best kept secrets in Rhode Island. Hopefully youll be the next addition to our amazing school staff!Position: Full-time Library Media Specialist Report to: Building Principal Function: To work as part of an instructional team as the library media specialist to provide support, instruction, and digital and print media learning opportunities to our students, staff, families, and larger CIP community in a manner that is consistent with the mission of the district and goals of the school. Specifically, the library media specialist will focus on four main goals: - To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information; - To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information; - To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information; - To collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction, assess student learning, and create a positive family and community culture around literacy.

SALARY: As Per Certified Contract RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: In the role of a teacher, the library media specialist will help students: - Read for understanding, exposure to diversity of viewpoints and genres, and for pleasure; - Use information for defined and self-defined purposes; - Build on prior knowledge and construct new knowledge connected to student interests and needs; - Embrace the world of information and all its formats; - Work with peers in successful collaboration for learning; - Constructively assess their own learning and the work of their peers; - Learn how to access and analyze information (on and off-line); - Understand and practice positive digital citizenship and create a positive digital footprint. - Become proficient keyboarders and coders.In the role of a member of our Professional Learning Community, the library media specialist will: - - Serve on decision making teams in the school; - Take an active role in school improvement and grant specific activities; - Participate in the curriculum development and/or review process to ensure that the curricula includes the full range of literacy skills (information, media, visual, digital, and technological literacy) necessary to meet content standards and to develop lifelong learners; - Align the library media curriculum to school, state, and national program standards and advocate for library media programs aligned to the mission and vision of the district; - Share expertise by presenting at professional learning sessions, and possibly school committee meetings; - Create and foster an environment that is conducive to active and shared learning, resource-based instructional practices, and collaboration with staff and the community; - Support staff, students, and parents with the use of instructional technology and the design process to meaningfully enhance students learning experiences and staffs teaching experiences. - Collect and analyze data to improve instruction, make programmatic recommendations, and demonstrate correlations between the library media program and student achievement; - Maintain active memberships in professional associations; - Remain current in professional practices and developments, information technologies, the Maker Space movement, and educational research applicable to library media programs; - Collaborate with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking; - Participate in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities; - Develop, maintain, and organize a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community; - Create and maintain a library media center that is inviting, safe, flexible, and conducive to student and adult learning; - Cooperate and network with other libraries, librarians, and agencies to provide access to resources outside the school; - Participate as a collaborative team member including the attendance at meetings beyond the school day if needed; - Maintain confidentiality of students and support the teacher as the primary, but not only, contact for communication with families and others directly involved in that students education; - Exhibit attributes of reliable attendance, promptness, dependability, and professional ethics; - Use effective communication skills with students, colleagues, families and related agencies (spoken, written and non-verbal); - Perform the functions of the position in accordance with the RI Professional Code of Conduct; - Perform the functions of the position in accordance with the RI Professional Teaching Standards; - Perform the functions of the position in accordance with all laws, regulations, school district policies, mission of the district, school-based plans, and administrative priorities; - Other duties and responsibilities assigned by the classroom teacher, school and district administrators.The intent of the job description is to provide a representative sample of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required for this position and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of this or any particular position.