The Integrated Teaching Specialist (ITS) will live in an assigned region of Georgia and work with local teachers to further the mission of the Civic Education Through English Language (CTEL) program; a program implemented by PH International in partnership with Georgetown University’s Center for Language Education and Development (CLED). The CTEL program aims to improve the English language skills of information communication technology (ICT) and civics teachers in order to allow them to work with English language teachers to learn and apply integrative, team-teaching methods in their schools.
Two Integrated Teaching Specialists will be hired to provide training and coaching to English, Civics, and ICT teacher teams to introduce a new integrated teaching curriculum and approaches. The curriculum focuses on civic and cultural themes that use internet skills, to strengthen the civic engagement of youth and democratic structures in Georgia. Georgetown University’s CLED, the creator of the integrated teaching and learning curriculum, will provide technical assistance and general academic oversight to ITSs to ensure effective project implementation.
• Attend a 4-day Training of Trainers and pre-departure orientation at Georgetown University in Washington, DC in late September/early October 2017 prior to traveling to Georgia.
• Work with three Georgian master teachers (alumni from PH’s English Language training programs) and introduce them to the curriculum, integrated learning methodologies, and formative observations and feedback techniques.
• Facilitate a series of five workshops in English on weekends (both Saturday and Sunday) over a 30 week period (between October 2017 and May 2018) using the curriculum developed by Georgetown/CLED, focused on integrated teaching and learning training for teams of ICT, civic education, and English teachers.
• Working with Georgian Master Trainers conduct classroom visits in twelve schools following each training module to observe the teachers in action and give individual feedback and suggestions to help the teachers improve their performance, technique and approach to integrated learning.
• Along with Master Trainers, coordinate and provide additional teacher support via the use of Facebook, Skype and other forms of distance learning.
• Maintain journals and assessment sheets on classroom visits as a means of ongoing documentation of the development of teacher skills.
• Submit short, quarterly reports to the CTEL Program Manager on activities and lessons learned and participate in Skype conferences with members of the Georgetown/CLED and PH team.