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Our staff is filled with people who are highly skilled, inquisitive, self-motivated, and risk-takers. Teamwork and collaborative thinking are essential to the way we work and the way we think. Most importantly, our mission—to improve learning experiences and opportunities for all individuals—motivates not only what we do but how we do it.
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Professional Learning SpecialistReports To: Sr. Director, Professional Learning and Outreach Services
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to PL-Specialist@cast.org.
No calls, please.
Job DescriptionCAST's Professional Learning Specialist is a full-time on-site position at CAST, located in Wakefield MA. The Professional Learning Specialist is responsible for developing, leading, and presenting professional development programs and sessions in collaboration with CAST's Professional Learning (PL) team who support the dissemination and implementation of Universal Design for Learning. In addition, the PL Specialist will collaborate in the design of PL experiences that align with the UDL principles and work closely with the PL team to ensure high quality professional experiences for educators. The PL Specialist will have direct contact with educators, service providers, educational leaders, state organizations, and scholars. It is expected that the PL Specialist will represent CAST at a national level, and therefore, travel is required as part of PL responsibilities.
- Designing high quality, relevant professional development experiences/sessions that align to principles of UDL.
- Leading and presenting at a local and national level to educators interested in implementation of UDL.
- Collaborating with the CAST PL team in the dissemination of the UDL message.
- Developing materials, such as handouts, agenda, etc. that are effective in UDL professional learning experiences.
- Working with others at CAST to help determine state and district needs and generating ideas for customized solutions.
- Participating in CAST's regularly scheduled PL team meetings.
- Coordinating the work of other contracted PD providers.
- Master's degree in education or related fields
- Demonstration of excellent interpersonal and presentational skills
- A minimum of five years of teaching experience at the k – grade 12 level
- Ability to work with diverse audiences
- Prior experience with UDL preferable
CAST is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to employing a highly qualified staff that reflects the diversity of our nation.Posted: