We’re Hiring!

We’re hiring!

Link Education Project is hiring a part-time Literacy Coach to work with our team in schools in the Greater Cleveland area. This is a one-year, independent contractor position for the 2023-24 school year. 

The Literacy Coach will work on-site with teachers, principals, and students to develop and deliver a comprehensive professional development program that supports school and district goals. The coach will facilitate grade level meetings, model literacy instruction in classrooms, analyze student data, and collaborate with teams of teachers and coaches to provide high quality professional development. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Build effective working relationships with principals and teachers
  • Develop teacher knowledge and skill related to collaboration and effective teaching and learning through:
    • Facilitating team meetings
    • Modeling classroom literacy strategies
    • Consulting/coaching one-on-one with teachers
    • Using Link frameworks to develop and deliver support and professional development.
  • Participate in school-wide planning as requested
  • Remain current in instructional research and practices
  • Participate in monthly collaboration
  • Take on additional responsibilities as needed

The ideal candidate will possess most of the following:

  • 7 or more years of classroom experience 
  • 3 or more years of experience leading adult, school-based professional development
  • Strong content knowledge and experience in early literacy instruction, science of reading, and disciplinary literacy
  • Experience leading professional learning communities, peer collaboration, and developing positive school climate
  • Experience working with groups of adult learners to bring about meaningful change 
  • A growth mindset
  • Ability to analyze student data, clarify instructional implications, and develop learning plans in response to the data
  • Masters degree in Education
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Broad knowledge of child development and literacy instruction
  • Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders and personalities
  • Ability to work effectively with both adults and children
  • Values collaboration and understands what it means to be part of a team
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and follow through with commitments 

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and contact information for references to linkeducationproject@gmail.com [References will not be contacted until after the interview.]

Creating a Framework for Literacy Instruction

posted in: Education, Literacy, Reading, Uncategorized | 0

As educators, we are always learning more about teaching literacy. We know that right now, research from many disciplines is impacting our field and changing the way we all think about teaching reading. It’s huge. It’s exciting. And it’s challenging. This research offers us new possibilities for reflecting on our practices and for improving the ways we support growing readers. It invites us to rethink our frameworks for literacy instruction.

As a learning organization, Link Education Project’s Literacy Framework is always a work in progress. Our most recent version uses simple language to capture the work teachers do in classrooms every day to grow skilled, curious, and joyful readers. It brings together the elements of Scarborough’s Reading Rope, important aspects of writing instruction, and an emphasis on oral language as the foundation for reading. It can be used as a tool for teachers and administrators to guide their thinking around classroom practices, resources and supports. We’d love to hear your feedback about our framework. What works? What’s missing? How does it compare to the framework you currently use?

Welcome Erika!

posted in: Parent Engagement, Parents | 1

We believe that education is a partnership between families, schools, and communities. To strengthen the work we do in support of families, we are growing our parent engagement team. We are so excited to introduce our newest member of Link Education Project!  Erika Isaac is joining us as our Parent Engagement Assistant. She will work closely with Jane Harris, our Director of Parent Engagement to welcome families into our groups, and to plan and facilitate parent meetings in schools and local communities. She brings joyful energy, commitment and much experience working with parent leadership teams. As a Cleveland resident, she is excited to work with CMSD schools to help build strong communities among parents. Erika is fluent in American Sign Language.

Erika’s favorite children’s books are Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by  Mildred D. Taylor and
Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster.

Everyone’s Experimenting!

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Everyone is busy these days rethinking how they do what they do. We at Link Education Project are experimenting with creating some videos to support the hard work that parents and teachers are doing at home. Link@Home will be a series of tips, stories, and ideas about literacy learning at home. From our homes to your homes, here are some of our early efforts. Leave a comment if you have requests, ideas or suggestions for Link@Home.

Helping Your Kids with Reading Comprehension

Making Connections with Rebecca

Dragons Love Tacos – A Read Aloud for Young Children

Story Time with Halle