Job Posting - Instructional Technology Coordinator


This job posting comes from Del Valle ISD...the positions pays up to $65K annually. Get exact details online at the District site. Note that the link below will get you to the ballpark but give an error message (time out)...just wait a moment, then search under Professional Positions.


Posting ID: POS20110922000001
Posting Start Date: 09/22/2011
Name: Instructional Technology Coordinator (Teacher Certification Required) Posting End Date: Until Filled
Location: Edward A. Neal Administrative Complex
Overview:

Primary Purpose:
The primary focus of the Technology Integration Coordinator is to enrich and support teaching and learning while strengthening the technology skills of students, teachers, and staff. Ideal candidates should work well with others, be skilled in team management, have a background in instructional design, and have clear goals and strategies for integrating technology into instruction. Teaching experience is also required.
The position has some administrative responsibilities in coordinating teams, consulting on technology budgets, supervising training activities, establishing technology policies, and proposing learning objectives for staff as they relate to technology. Successful candidates will be involved in leveraging the power of new digital-age technologies towards the engagement of students in their processes of learning and discovery and with implementing progressive learning methods involving connected learning environments and digital-age learning skills.
The successful candidate should also be compatible with the district’s desire to embrace and recognize the ever-increasing importance of 21st-Century skills, among them information literacy, creativity, collaboration, communication; and look to provide opportunities for student and staff development in these areas.
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
            Instructional Strategies:
13.       Collaborate with teachers to support their use of technology in delivery of curricula through a variety of instructional methods. In partnership, the Technology Integration Specialist and the teacher will work toward integrating the use of hardware, software and Internet resources in support of student learning and assisting teachers in meeting state and national standards for subject-area and technology-learning objectives.
14.       Must create learning resources for teachers, staff, and students. These may include Web sites, tutorials, interactive programs and databases that support teachers in integrating technology. Ideally, teachers will be guided and encouraged to develop their own resources, while the Technology Integration Specialist will support these efforts by providing additional support as needed.
15.       Have the ability to structure the technology education of teachers. Through the Technology Integration Specialist may not directly conduct all training, lab work or classes regarding computer use, he/she will coordinate instruction to meet technology proficiency goals. Additional instruction of parents or community members may also strengthen students’ technology skills.
16.       Must have an understanding of key learning theories and methods of instruction, and their relation to technology integration.
17.       Be familiar with methods for integrating technology into the curriculum such as WebQuests, on-line resources, digital portfolios, and other forms of assessment.
18.       Have experience with effective technology teaching strategies in teaching software and hardware skills.
19.       Have technology skills in up-to-date computer software, including word processing, database, spreadsheet, Web page development, presentation, digital video and audio editing, image processing, and graphics applications.
20.       Must have experience with effective technology teaching strategies in teaching software and hardware skills.
21.       Perform any other duties as assigned by the administration.
Laboratory Management and Organization:
22.       Identify trends in software, curriculum, teaching strategies, and other educational areas.
23.       Assess technology skill levels of students, teachers, and staff.
24.       Create, maintain, and oversee integration of the school’s technology plan with a technology committee.
            Implement technology skills in up-to-date computer software, including word processing, database, spreadsheet, Web page development, presentation, digital video and audio editing, image processing, and graphics applications.
25.       Attend professional growth activities to keep abreast of innovations in instructional technologist methods and technologies.
Budget and Inventory:
26.       Consult with Director on the technology budget for computer resources, including hardware, software, learning resources and training needs.
27.       Recommend, and in some cases, purchase hardware, software, and related resources.
28.       Compile budgets and cost estimated based on documented program needs.
29.       Generate accurate inventory reports for grants and special programs.
Other:
30.       Correct unsafe conditions in work area that could cause an accident and inform supervisor of any conditions that are not correctable immediately.
31.       Shall comply with District policies, as well as state and federal laws and regulations.
32.       Shall comply with the standards of conduct set out in Board Policy DH (Legal) and (Local) and with any other policies, regulations, and guidelines that impose duties, requirements, or standards.
33.       Perform any other duties as assigned by the administration.
Policy, Reports, and Law:
            Comply with District policies as well as state and federal laws and regulations.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
May be required to supervise campus based Integration Specialists.
Equipment Used:
Computer, scanner, printers, video equipment, sound systems, projection system, digital equipment, handheld devices, wireless hubs, calculator, telephone, copier, fax machine, and shredder.
Working Conditions:
            Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Work with frequent interruptions and maintain emotional control under stress.   Repetitive hand motions; prolonged use of computer. Frequent district wide travel and occasional statewide travel. Requires occasional prolonged and irregular hours.

Qualification:
Minimum Education/Certification:   
            *Bachelor’s degree in education or technology related field; Masters Degree in instructional technology preferred
            *Certified teacher with at least 5 years teaching experience
            *Certified in a recognized “train the trainer” programs such as Intel Teach Program
Special Knowledge/Skills:     
1.         Have a practical knowledge of instructional technologies.
2.         Posses strong interpersonal and communication skills.
3.         Have the ability to work with minimum supervision and as a member of a self-directed team.
4.         Must be able to lift, move and connect computer and video related equipment.
5.         Must be willing to flex work schedule as needed to fulfill job responsibilities.
6.         Must be able to balance priorities at multiple sites.
7.         Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and a vehicle to provide own transportation.
Experience:    
8.         Must be a certified teacher with at least 5 years teaching experience delivering and integrating technology in instructional programs.
9.         Must have at least two years experience training teachers or other adults in the integration of technology for instruction and productivity using the following modes: modeling, one-on-one, small group, large group.
10.       Must have experience providing leadership in planning for and integrating technology in instruction, including working collaboratively and communicating effectively with teachers, principals, and parents about technology integration in instructional programs.
11.       Completed at least two years experience evaluating software and media based on curriculum, learning styles, and instructional methodologies.
12.       Must have experience in the use of Internet resources in the instructional process.



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