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Top 25 Instructional Coordinator Interview Questions

Question 1 of 29
How do you usually determine which textbooks you will choose?
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Question 2 of 29
How have you helped teachers understand new technologies for the classroom?
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"I ask the principal if I can take up some time on professional development day for a seminar to teach the teachers about a new technology. I gather all the teachers on that day and I'll give them an overview of the technology. For instance, it might be a new eLearning platform. I'll show them a quick tour of the features and give examples of how they might use them in the class. Then I'll have the teachers interact with the platform for 5-10 minutes, and then we'll have a Q&A session. I take their feedback and then I make sure that they have easy access to me if they have any more concerns or questions."
Use concrete examples if you have any. The main point is to paint a clear picture for the interviewer about the way you engage with teachers. Walk them through what you might do, step by step, without getting into too much detail.

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Question 3 of 29
If a school is performing poorly in a certain subject, what are your immediate action steps?
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"I'll bring it to the attention of the teachers and ask them if there have been any particular pain points that they're facing. I'll then ask them if there's anything that they can immediately identify that we can be doing better, if there are resources that they needed but weren't given in a timely fashion. Things that we can do immediately to improve the situation. From there, we'll talk about deeper issues, such as problems with infrastructure, the administrative system, things like that. These are things that will give us better performance in the long run."
Give a brief step-by-step overview of your troubleshooting process. Make sure your answer spans the short term first. If appropriate or necessary, zoom out a little bit and talk about your strategies to improve on medium-to-long term timeline.

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Question 4 of 29
How do you keep up to date on new technologies to better enhance students education?
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"I'm always reading technology magazines like Wired and Popular Science. Whenever I see something new and interesting, I think about how I might be able to use that in a lesson. For example, when iPads first came out, I read about how the App Store would be open to any developers who wanted to make an App for it. So I kept an eye on the educational software section."
Describe any habits that you've developed to keep abreast technology matters. Provide an example.

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Question 5 of 29
How would you interact with faculty members in order for them to understand that integrating technology into their lessons could be beneficial?
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"I'd ask them what one of their biggest difficulties is when they're teaching a lesson. Then I'd connect that with a technology. For example, if they have a lot of kinesthetic learners, having iPads where they can touch the screen to interact with the lesson would be great. iPads can engage visual learners as well as listeners as well."
Demonstrate your interpersonal skills. Choose a specific technology that would aid them and draw out a scenario using specific equipment or software and show them how it aids in achieving a positive outcome.

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Question 6 of 29
How do you continue to educate yourself?
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Question 7 of 29
What is your favorite book for educators' self development?
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Question 8 of 29
Would you consider yourself to be highly accountable?
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Question 9 of 29
As an instructional coordinator you will often find yourself on the less popular side of opinion. How do you deal with that?
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Question 10 of 29
Would you consider yourself an influencer?
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Question 11 of 29
Are you a strong negotiator?
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Question 12 of 29
Do you want to be in Education for your entire career? Tell me about your long term career goals.
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Question 13 of 29
Why did you initially aspire to be an instructional coordinator?
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Question 14 of 29
What drives you do do your best every day?
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Question 15 of 29
As an instructional coordinator, how do you keep yourself motivated and enthusiastic even when you are met with resistance?
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Question 16 of 29
When you were a teacher, what was your favorite subject to teach? What grades?
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Question 17 of 29
Tell me about your post-secondary education. Have you completed your Masters' Degree?
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Question 18 of 29
How long were you a teacher before transitioning into an Instructional Coordinator?
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Question 19 of 29
When have you had to coach a teacher? What was the issue, and was it a success?
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Question 20 of 29
What was your biggest curriculum change you have implemented? Why did you feel a need to change it in the first place?
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Question 21 of 29
When have you taken a risk on a new teaching approach or suggestion? Was it successful?
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Question 22 of 29
How do you continuously strive to improve the teaching abilities of your team?
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Question 23 of 29
Tell me about a new teaching technique in which you recently learned.
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Question 24 of 29
Tell me about a time when you've had a difficult teacher to work with. What made them difficult and how did you create a breakthrough?
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Question 25 of 29
How closely do you adhere to National curriculum standards?
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Question 26 of 29
Do you agree or disagree with the majority of our State's curriculum standards? What would you change if you could?
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Question 27 of 29
What are your thoughts on an arts based education?
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Question 28 of 29
What is your favorite form of interactive learning?
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Question 29 of 29
Tell me about a time when you failed to meet an objective.
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About Instructional Coordinator

September 24th, 2017

Instructional coordinators are highly experienced educators. They focus on overseeing school curriculum, and teaching standards. As part of their job, instructional coordinators develop appropriate instructional material as well as proper procedures for teachers to implement the curriculum. They also coordinate the curriculum implementation with teaching staff and conduct regular appraisals to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. In some institutions, instruction coordinators may also train and mentor teachers.
It takes advanced education to become an instructional coordinator. Anyone wishing to pursue a career in this field must have at least a master's degree in education, instruction, school administration, or curriculum, as well as ample training in a relevant capacity. Strong analytical, leadership, critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills are essential attributes for this role.
At the interview, your interviewer will question your choice of career and your career goals. They will ask you if you know exactly what this job entails and if you have what it takes to work as an instructional coordinator. They will also ask you about your strengths and weaknesses as they relate to this role as well as your short and long-term career goals. Excellent communication and leadership skills are key requirements of this role and the interviewers will be watching closely to see if you have these two skills. Before going for the interview, it is important to practice your replies to commonly asked interview questions so you can answer confidently at the interview. You can find these questions listed at Mock Questions.

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