PENDERGAST SCHOOL DISTRICT
JOB TITLE: Technology Integration Specialist
SALARY LEVEL: Exempt Support Salary Schedule
REPORTS TO: Director of Curriculum & Innovation
LOCATION: Pendergast Learning Center
DEPARTMENT: Educational Services
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: 12 Months
SUMMARY: The Technology Integration Specialist facilitates the safe and effective use of technology into instructional programs district wide. This position assists the development and implementation of short and long term plans for meaningful integration of technology into instructional programs including online and hybrid learning opportunities. The Technology Integration Specialist also partners with the Professional Development Coordinator to build capacity in staff to implement current technologies using best practices in STEAM, PBL, and other pedagogical models that require technology integration to maximize student learning.
SUPPORTS: Supports teachers in the implementation of instructional technology. Serves as district resource in instructional technology by providing expertise, support, and training.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education in Instructional Technology
- Knowledge of current theories and practices in instructional technology, STEAM, and adult learning
- Experience providing professional development to educators or other adults in the area of technology integration
- Experience implementing/directing educational/community education programs
- Successful experience implementing technology in a STEAM or Project Based Learning environment that resulted in extraordinary student outcomes.
- Understanding of the overall technical requirements of the school and support the use of technology in teaching and learning
- Effective communication skills with faculty, staff, and students
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Track record of successful site based leadership experience
- Information Systems or related field with 2-3 years relevant experience required
Such alternatives to the above required & preferred qualifications as the Superintendent/Designee may find appropriate and acceptable.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provides leadership in the development of strategic approaches for the integration of technology into the educational environments of the school district.
- Provides leadership and innovation for enhancing teaching and learning through the identification, evaluation, adoption, and integration of effective educational innovations into the curriculum.
- Plans and delivers professional learning in the area of instructional technology; creates training materials to increase the use of instructional technologies.
- Coaches and mentors teachers to increase the use of instructional technologies to enhance student achievement.
- Assesses the purpose, effort, and effect of using technology from the pedagogical perspective.
- Works collaboratively and effectively with staff throughout the school district to provide pedagogical and technical consulting to design, develop, and implement instructional content, and projects that enrich teaching and learning through the use of technology integration.
- Leads the district instructional technology committee to develop, evaluate, and implement technology plans; assist in the creation and management of the District Technology Plan.
- Provides administrative and technical support for all instructional technology to improve learning outcomes, facilitate technology-rich teaching, and advance curricular innovation.
- Partners with the Professional Development Coordinator and site leaders to formulate and provide a professional development program designed to support staff in the design, development and delivery of curriculum and instruction using computer-mediated communications, cognitive and interactive media tools, and sound research-based course design for both local and distance learning opportunities.
- Engages the academic community in the exploration, discussion, and assessment of educational technology and works collaboratively across the district to leverage and expand existing efforts into an intentional program of faculty support.
- Maintains awareness of best practices, emerging technologies and new potentials in educational technology that may be adopted as new and emerging instructional media, technologies, pedagogies and practices.
- Works collaboratively with school administrators and staff to coordinate programs and facility use for community education purposes.
- Communicates with District and school personnel and community members about all facets and programs of technology, Project Based Learning, and STEAM education.
- Functions as an internally motivated, organized, collaborative leader that brings together colleagues, students, community members, and business partners to achieve the district mission and strategic plan goals.
- Act as an advocate and ally for marginalized groups and helps dismantle institutional actions that limit equity.
- Performs such other duties and assumes such other responsibilities as may be assigned by the superintendent.
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provision of the Board policy or evaluation of professional personnel.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret education materials and programs. Ability to write reports, procedure manuals, and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of teachers, students, administration, and the community.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference; ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to talk and hear. Work involves sitting for extended periods of time, requires moving from one location to another, reaching, stooping, kneeling, crouching, bending and holding and grasping objects, climbing and balancing. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
To apply: Please visit www.pesd92.org.