World Language Specialist
Education Program Specialist I
|Department||MSDE - Deputy for Teaching and Learning|
|Date Opened||10/11/2023 11:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||12/22/2023 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$78,749.00 - $126,912.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Christopher King|
The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.
State Salary Grade 21
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
- Engages with State and national colleagues and collaborates with local school system supervisors and teachers in the revision and evaluation of standards and policies related to World Language Programs.
- Builds strong relationships with LEAs and identifies and creates resources for world language supervisors, teachers, and other stakeholders to fulfill unique needs across the State.
- Attends and presents at world language collaborative meetings to demonstrate the effective selection and integration of world language resources into content.
- Collaborates with LEA world language liaisons and MSDE colleagues on the effective integration of world language programs to support and accelerate student learning, especially with historically underserved student groups.
- Supports the Maryland Seal of Biliteracy program in collaboration with LEAs and Institutions of Higher Education to encourage students to pursue biliteracy and to recognize students attaining proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.
- Provides technical assistance and program support, internal to external stakeholders on initiatives related to World Language Programs including early childhood education providers to integrate lessons with developmentally appropriate world language education.
- Develops and coordinates professional learning and coaching to ensure the operationalization of world language instructional best practices within LEAs and responds to requests for information related to world language programs.
- Encourages knowledge-sharing, idea exchange, and peer support to build a culture of continuous learning and improvement in world language education and assists in designing, implementing, and evaluating high-quality professional learning activities regarding existing and emerging world language programs.
- Supports MSDE divisions and offices with the implementation of MSDE’s multiyear strategic plan and the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.
- Candidates may substitute a Bachelor's Degree with 6 years of the specified content experience to satisfy the Minimum Qualifications noted above.
- Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to the position option for one year of the required experience.
- The required field of education and experience are unique for each option and are established by MSDE in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The specific education and experience qualifications for each position are on record in the Human Resource Management Branch of the Division of Business Services.
- Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Education Program classifications or Education Program specialty codes in the Education field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Knowledge of prekindergarten through grade World Language or Foreign Language Education programs and curriculum.
- Knowledge of standards, trends, regulations, policies, and effective instruction and assessment in World Languages or Foreign Language Education.
- Knowledge of Biliteracy Programs, Maryland College and Career Readiness Pathway Standards and/or State and national standards, trends, regulations, policies, and issues affecting World Language or Foreign Language Education.
- Skill in implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and providing high-quality and service-level-based support and technical assistance for education programs.
- Skill collaborating with diverse communities and organizations for the purpose of implementing programs and strategies.
- Skill in developing and delivering research-based and best-in-class professional development programs.
- Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
- Ability to interpret and apply learning standards, policies, and regulations.
- Ability to work as a team member and establish and maintain effective working relationships.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
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