Literacy Instructional Design Lead

Learning 9–12
Full-Time Probationary

Our Approach

At the heart of everything we do is the child. For almost 40 years Calgary Academy’s Teachers have been providing an unparalleled environment that embraces students’ unique learning profiles, customizing individual pathways to student success!

At Calgary Academy, Teachers design engaging, student-centered experiences that nurture a love of learning. Our approach to teaching and learning is supported by our four pillars, beliefs, and the CA Way which empower diverse learners to pursue lives of passion and purpose. We are Calgary Academy. Are you?

About the Role

The primary responsibility of the Literary Instructional Design Lead Gr. 9-12 role is to work collaboratively with colleagues in providing leadership, coaching cycles, and support in learning to instructional staff in grades 9-12. In addition to advancing the Calgary Academy learning model and outcomes in the Calgary Academy strategic plan, the role also includes taking the findings from the Research Team and translating them into instructional design to build teacher capacity within the school.

At Calgary Academy Teachers are guided by the Teacher Quality Standard, embrace wholeheartedly the meaningfulness and challenges of the profession, and are resilient in the strive to achieve success every day, for every student. This position requires a valid Alberta Teaching Certificate or Interim Alberta Teaching Certificate and a positive outcome on a current Criminal Record Check, inclusive of Vulnerable Sector.

Highlights of Key Responsibilities

  • Coach new and emerging teacher’s skill sets, collaborating with school administration on desired outcomes.
  • Support the Orientation and Onboarding processes for new teachers.
  • Support the mentorship program by engaging in the network approach.
  • Collaborate with Agile Team Leads, Numeracy and Literacy Leads to support instructional practice and coherence within each grade level.
  • Collaborate with educators to support evidence informed practice with instructional design, assessment, interventions, and supports for foundational literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Collaboratively design the expansion of integrative and interdisciplinary projects.
  • Assume responsibilities for providing leadership and visible processes that support specific teacher needs to advance their growth with the Teacher’s Quality Standard, Learning Model and CA Way.


  • A Bachelor of Education Degree with 5+ years of Teaching experience, specific experience in high school considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated Knowledge of a solid understanding of learning theory, strategies, principles and techniques as well as instructional design models.
  • Knowledge of best practice research and literature.
  • Application of theory into classroom practice.
  • Proven ability to provide leadership and mentorship to adults.
  • Valid Alberta Teaching Certificate.

Our Assets

Our culture is defined by REACH and that is visible in everything we do, including continuous efforts to be the employer of choice and to provide the best workplace for all employees. We offer a collaborative work environment and professional learning opportunities, all driven by our strategic plan. We also offer competitive salary, flexible benefits package, wellness allowance, matching RRSP program. This position is paid on the teacher grid and adheres to the School Calendar which means paid winter break, spring break and summer break!

All positions with the Headwater Learning Group require a positive outcome of a current Criminal Record Check, inclusive of Vulnerable Sector.

Our Application Process

Calgary Academy is always recruiting teachers who feel connected to the work we do!

To apply through ADP Workforce Now, click the apply now button below. Please apply by May 25, 2022 to be considered for the role, we will continue to accept applications until the role is filled however it is not guaranteed your resume will be reviewed after the apply by date closes.

Cover Letter

Demonstrating your passion for our school philosophy, mission, four pillars, and beliefs. After exploring our website, share what makes you feel particularly connected to the work we do and identify what your teaching looks like in action! Ensure to put the division you are applying for in the subject line of your Cover Letter.


Demonstrating your skills and experience (both in and outside the classroom!)

We wish to thank all candidates for their interest in Calgary Academy but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.