Design Classroom Materials and Curriculums
A main duty of an Academic Coordinator is to help in the development and implementation of instructional materials and curriculum programs that will meet educational standards. They work with curriculum developers, principals, school boards and teachers to create effective curriculums to enhance student learning and achievement. This responsibility also includes assessing and implementing educational technology in the classroom.
Oversee Teacher Training
Academic Coordinators generally fulfill coaching and staff development duties to help teachers build strong instructional skills and a deeper understanding of educational tools and technologies available to them. They will manage conferences and workshops, monitor teachers’ classrooms and review new curriculums and classroom materials with teachers individually or in group settings. An Academic Coordinator will also assess teacher performance and make suggestions for improvement.
Analyze Student Performance
In order to create effective curriculums and provide teacher support and training, Academic Coordinators assess student performance to determine in what ways instructional approaches need to be changed or modified. Completing student assessments help Academic Coordinators to identify what aspects of the educational experience need to be addressed to ensure student success.
Understanding goals and standards for various content areas – to help Academic Coordinators realize in what ways to make changes to curriculums and instructional practices
Building teams – in many cases, Academic Coordinators will create materials and curriculums with the help of other academic staff members so it is important for them to be able to assemble and lead an effective team
Designing training programs – Academic Coordinators often conduct professional development seminars, workshops and classes to help teachers develop instructional strategies
Assessing educational materials – it is up to Academic Coordinators to evaluate and recommend textbooks, educational technologies and other educational tools to teachers and administrators