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A pioneer in K–12 education, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and formative assessment.
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mCLASS Bilingual Professional Learning Specialist (contract) at Amplify (Remote)

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A pioneer in K-12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our captivating core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products turn data into practical instructional support to help students at every skill level build a strong foundation in early reading and math. Our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of all their students. Today, Amplify serves five million students in all 50 states.
Employment type: Contractor (Part-time; year-round)
Compensation: Professional Learning Specialists are paid by assignment. A standard hourly pay rate will be established per assignment.
Hours: Contractors are scheduled on an as-needed basis, but must be available during school hours. May 15 - September 11 availability highly-preferred.
Location: Remote or in-person. Travel may be required and is contingent on state & national health advisories, as well as company policy at the time of professional development delivery.
Covid-19: We are currently delivering both remotely and in-person, based on school or district preferences. Company policy requires proof of vaccination to deliver in-person training.
Equipment required: Laptop with working camera, strong internet connection (for remote trainings) speakers, & accessory cables, as needed.
Amplify is reimagining the way teachers teach and students learn. We believe high-quality instructional materials and technology can empower classroom teachers to offer more personalized instruction and accelerate the potential of individual students to become more active, engaged learners.
Our goal is to make education, and thereby the world, more equitable. We create education products that celebrate differences in life and thought as well as ideals we may hold in common. We help teachers craft rigorous learning experiences that reflect the diverse histories, cultures, and identities their students bring to the classroom. We also help teachers support their students in constructing, questioning, expanding, and strengthening knowledge of where they come from and who they are becoming. To do this, we hire and develop people with the broadest range of talents, life stories and experiences, and together we build a diverse and inclusive culture. If this resonates with you, we invite you to come and work with us!
mCLASS provides proven early literacy diagnostic and progress-monitoring assessments to comprehensively support each student's literacy development in grades K-6. Our suite of early literacy resources work together seamlessly to target skill gaps and provide the right instruction at the right time. Authored by researchers at the University of Oregon, DIBELS 8th Edition provides efficient, reliable early reading measures with advanced test design that prevents overtesting. DIBELS 8th Edition measures the five basic early literacy skills: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Amplify will also provide a new Spanish literacy assessment in the Spring of 2022, and we are looking for facilitators who can help launch this program nationwide.
If you are passionate about the development of basic early literacy skills in Spanish and English, the power of data to drive instruction, and maximizing teacher's instructional time to improve outcomes for all students, and you enjoy coaching and collaborating with educators, then consider applying to be one of Amplify's mCLASS Bilingual Professional Learning Specialists.
Your job will be to train and coach educators to help them understand how to use mCLASS's Lectura assessment, and then how to interpret the data to target instruction for all of their students. Your job may also entail providing onsite visits and coaching to support educators at their schools sites, and working with other professional development team members to tailor professional development experiences and materials.
We are looking for people who love early literacy; who can travel (contingent on state and national health advisories) and are flexible with their time; who are bilingual and comfortable delivery trainings in English or Spanish; who are proficient in leading training remotely; who can coach and manage engagements across multiple schools; who love teaching and learning; and who are team players.
Responsibilities of the mCLASS Bilingual Professional Learning Specialist :
  • Facilitate initial training workshops and follow up strengthening workshops, in-person and remote, for groups of up to 40 teachers in English and/or Spanish
  • Conduct coaching sessions, in-person and remote, with smaller groups of teachers
  • Provide support to individual classroom teachers and leaders by modeling, co-teaching, observing, and providing feedback
  • Complete post training reports to summarize session logistics, materials, and any additional school support with the PD team
  • Participate in mCLASS team meetings and internal trainings
  • Travel required, contingent on state and national health advisories

Basic Qualifications:
  • Fluent in Spanish (including speaking, reading, and writing) and able to deliver trainings in Spanish
  • 3+ years of K-5 ELA teaching experience
  • Proven knowledge of current early literacy instruction and intervention best practices
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret district, school and classroom-level data
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate professional development for teachers and/or instructional leaders, both remotely and in-person
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated proficiency with remote training facilitation tools (Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and engagement tools)
  • Demonstrated proficiency with technology-based productivity tools, including Microsoft Office, Google Applications, etc.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Able to travel, contingent on state and national health advisories

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Passionate about early literacy instruction in Spanish and English
  • 3+ years of bilingual teaching experience
  • Experience administering Amplify's mCLASS assessments (DIBELS 8th Edition, DIBELS 8th Edition with TRC, DIBELS Next, or DIBELS Next with Reading 3D, IDEL or Spanish TRC)
  • Understanding and compassion for the role of the teachers and leaders
  • Demonstrated ability to implement instructional strategies that enhance participant engagement and equity of learning, both remotely and in-person
  • Demonstrated client/partnership management experience
  • Instructional leadership experience as a coach or school leader
  • Master's or Advanced Degree in Education

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To that end, we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
Amplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.
Amplify Education, Inc. is an E-Verify participant.
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Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We have a variety of employee-led ERGs whose goal is to create a safe space for employees of all backgrounds and identities to find community and support in their personal and career development.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
We offer Pet Insurance options through Nationwide.
Wellness Programs
We offer a premier subscription to CALM, an award-winning mindfulness app as well as health club discounts through our Employee Assistance Program with Aetna.
Mental Health Benefits
Mental Health benefits, including access to therapists, is available through our Employee Assistance Program. We also offer employees the opporutunity to complete Mental Health First Aid training.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
All full time, part-time and temporary employees over the age of 21 are eligible to partiicpate in our Fidelity 401K and/or Roth 401K plan after 30 days of employment.
401(K) Matching
Amplify provides 100% match on first 1% of employee contributions and 50% match on the next 5%, with an annual maximum employer match of $3,000.
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Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Amplify does offer performance bonuses dependent upon the nature of your position .
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Amplify offers a backup childcare solution through Bright Horizons.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
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Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
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Casual Dress
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Occassional Happy Hours during company functions.
Relocation Assistance
If an eligilbe employee is asked to relocate as part of their job, Amplify may reimburse them for reasonalbe expenses.
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Fully remote employees, not assigned to an office, are eligible for internet reimbursement up to $40 per month.
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