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Professional Development Specialist (Remote New Jersey or Pennsylvania)

Company: DreamBox Learning
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

About Us:

Right now, even though STEM skills are increasingly important, over 60% of students in Kindergarten through 8th grade are not proficient in math at their own grade-level. The pandemic has increased the opportunity gap for our most vulnerable students. As a society, we need to bring together our best, most creative minds to tackle this critical problem and ensure all kids are successful in math and school and have the tools they need to reach their potential. This includes developing the most innovative learning technology using advanced data science in a way that inspires students and empowers teachers. Come help us make a difference at DreamBox Learning.

We're passionate about our mission to radically transform the way the world learns. Today, our Intelligent Adaptive Learning platform - with its rigorous math curriculum and game-based environment - is helping 5 million kids and over 150,000 educators improve math achievement and build a love of math at the same time. In the wake of COVID-19, and the broad range of learning experiences: in-person, all virtual and hybrid models, we are uniquely positioned to bring our best-in-class adaptive learning platform to more students and provide Educators and Parents with insights into their student's learning.

About the Role:

As a Professional Development Specialist, you will deliver highly engaging learning experiences for K-8 classroom educators, specialists, and administrators through virtual and in-person experiences (in-person currently suspended during Covid pandemic). Professional Development Specialists present competent, expert information that ensures client participants achieve the outcomes outlined for each session. As a member of the Professional Development team of DreamBox teachers, you will also contribute to team education experiences, collaborate with other internal teams to develop content, and follow all processes for recording essential information using internal systems.

As a PD Specialist, you bring classroom experience and education expertise that will contribute to evolving our professional learning services and content. Experience with presenting to adult audiences and a proven understanding of adult learning theory is required. A specialty in mathematics related experience is a plus. This role will report to the Manager of Professional Development, Team East.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Delivering highly engaging, world-class professional development experiences to educators
  • Collaborating with internal teams to create an excellent client experience for customers

In the first month, you will:

Attend team meetings to get familiar with PD Team practices and informationEngage in synchronous and asynchronous onboarding materials in the form of live observations, 1:1 meetings with team members, video training, and textReceive a mentor colleaguePlay DreamBox lessons through the student experience to understand the DreamBox differenceBegin practicing the first PD session

In the second month, you will:

Continue engaging in synchronous and asynchronous onboarding materials to expand your PD content repertoirePractice and deliver first PD session to your manager for certificationAfter certification, co-deliver PD sessions with a PD SpecialistBegin practicing the second PD sessionLearn internal systems and team processes and use the CRM tools associated with daily tasks

In the third month, you will:

Continue engaging in synchronous and asynchronous onboarding materials to expand your PD content repertoireBegin receiving and maintaining a client case loadIndependently deliver first PD session to clientsPractice and deliver second PD session to your manager for certificationAfter certification, co-deliver second PD sessions with a PD Specialist

About You:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Education. Masters a plus.
  • A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience in K-12 classroom
  • At least 3 years of experience delivering professional development sessions & knowledge of adult learning
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills
  • Previous experience training adults with technology products
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent intrapersonal skills and the ability to build strong relationships with teachers and administrators
  • Ability to be flexible and able to adapt to immediate or unforeseen challenges
  • Ability to travel up to 60%. Peak months are July - November. (Travel currently suspended during Covid pandemic)

At DreamBox, we are hooked on celebrating diversity & providing an inclusive workplace and it shows throughout our product, brand, and teams. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Thanks for considering DreamBox Learning!

Keywords: DreamBox Learning, Newark , Professional Development Specialist (Remote New Jersey or Pennsylvania), Other , Newark, New Jersey

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