Responsibilities of the Teaching and Learning Department
Chair and lead the work of the Curriculum Coordinating Council
Collaborate and work closely with the Technology Department to develop and implement a technology plan that encourages student learning, improved student achievement, and flexible scheduling
Establish and maintain a budget that takes into account the total cost of implementing technology and instructional solutions to support curricular efforts and needs.
Develop and oversee the comprehensive professional development program districtwide. This includes budgeting, planning and coordinating ongoing, purposeful, professional development for staff using new technologies, instructional strategies, and the alignment to all new laws and policies related to teacher development and evaluation. All of this is accomplished in conjunction with the other district departments.
Direct a program of recruitment, retention, supervision, development, and evaluation to ensure the effectiveness of all personnel within the Department of Teaching and Learning.
Encourage a collaborative process for school improvement through district and building discussions that promote data driven conversations highlighting student achievement, teacher needs, and a spirit of growth for all learners
Oversee local, standardized, and college admission testing
Oversee the establishment of integrating, gathering, analyzing, and reporting data in useful and meaningful ways to all stakeholders.
Oversee the creation, implementation, and enforcement of district policies and educational programs related to academic, social, legal, and ethical issues within the Department of Teaching and Learning.
Coordination of 504 student needs including the following
Guide all purchasing decisions and assist in determining the "return on investment" for all initiatives and programs implemented, and fosters good relationships with vendors, potential investors and other key groups.
Cultivate opportunities for students and staff through the supervision and development of grant opportunities. This includes actively pursuing and securing alternative sources of funding in order to maximize benefits within limited resources.