Instructional Coordinators

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Instructional Coordinators

Instructional Coordinators - Overview

Instructional coordinators help teachers and others plan and carry out educational programs.

Instructional coordinators help educators manage and improve their instructional methods. They prepare:

  • Budgets
  • Grant proposals
  • Program goals
  • Program policies

Coordinators discuss learning methods and materials. They plan and develop educational courses with staff. They set guidelines for learning programs. They also evaluate and recommend materials and methods used for teaching and learning. Instructional coordinators advise staff on assessment, curriculum development, and the use of additional materials and equipment. Coordinators may help order instructional materials and equipment and approve the repair of equipment. Some coordinators manage people who work in educational libraries.

Coordinators plan, conduct, and evaluate training programs for teachers. They develop tests to measure how well the curriculum is working. They also review and suggest improvements in teaching methods. Some coordinators advise staff how to manage student behavior. They also give presentations to the public.

At the district or school level, instructional coordinators review student files. They consult parents, teachers, and other staff about students. They decide where to place students and what services to provide.

Some coordinators work at state education agencies. They prepare or approve materials on state policies for school districts. They also advise school officials about state and federal programs. In addition, coordinators interpret and enforce state rules and regulations.

Instructional coordinators usually specialize in an area of education. This may include:

  • Administration
  • Assessment
  • Evaluation
  • Research
  • Special Education

Instructional coordinators take part in workshops, committees, and conferences.

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