Instructional Technology Specialist - LaBelle Based
Job | Posted 2 months ago
TITLE: TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (Instructional Technologist)
- Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field, Valid Florida Teaching Certificate preferred
- Demonstrates ability to use appropriate technology resources in the classroom learning environment
- Knowledge of appropriate technology skills
- Interpersonal skills necessary for providing effective inservice that encourages the effective use of technology
- Knowledge of a variety of hardware and software applications
- Knowledge of current trends in technology that impact education
- Possess leadership skills in advancing technology in the K-12 school environment
- Ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical personnel
- Must have a reliable means of transportation
- Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable
JOB GOAL: To facilitate and support the effective use of technology in all district schools for teaching and learning based on the technology infrastructure and the integration of technology into the curriculum
- Establish an environment that encourages creative and independent use of instructional technology throughout the school.
- Contribute to students’ development of skills in the use of instructional technology resources.
- Assist educators in planning for the use and integration of technology in the instructional program.
- Model effective uses of appropriate instructional technology in the classroom for teachers and students.
- Assist teachers in the use of computers in their classrooms and computer labs.
- Assist staff in the use of computer software tools such as word processing, databases, and spreadsheets as part of their instruction and records management.
- Develop written instructions and procedures for the use of hardware and software.
- Provide technical assistance to facilitate the use of the local, wide area networks, and future technologies such as distance learning, video conferencing, interactive video, etc.
- Interpret the schools’ instructional technology program for staff, parents and members of the community.
- Provide staff with information about new technology developments in their specific area of responsibility through research and recommend specific hardware and software that will complement and support a diversity of instructional techniques.
- Seek educator and student participation in selection and evaluation of technology materials and equipment to support instructional objectives.
- Provide staff with district goals relating to technology.
- Provide technology assistance to grant writing teams.
- Locally manage access to school based, district based and worldwide resources.
- Assist in the provision of a well-chosen and up-to-date collection of technology.
- Assist in the organization of technology resources for easy accessibility by students and educators which support the school technology program and adhere to copyright and licensing requirements.
- Incorporate principles of the district technology plan into the development of the school technology plan.
- Develop and provide for on-going evaluation/modification and coordinate implementation of the district’s technology plan.
- Participate in staff development training to update skills and such other inservice that may be provided and/or promoted by the district, including technology seminars, conferences and workshops relevant to the school’s technology objectives.
- Design, coordinate and provide instructional technology inservice opportunities for school based personnel.
- Recommend budget requirements and provide purchase order information for an effective school technology plan.
- Contribute to the district’s digital instructional program.
- Provide input to the school improvement committee.
- Serve as liaison with district technology personnel.
- Oversee any support personnel assigned to work with school technology.
- Serve as a member of district committees for the development of activities, training materials, and programs to disseminate technology information and promote collaboration among schools.
- Must be able to travel and work at all district schools.
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs related work as required. (NOTE: The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to that position.)
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force as needed to move objects.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Eleven month position. Salary as established by the board. Employee must have a reliable means of transportation. Employee will be paid mileage at the rate set by the School Board.
EVALUATION: Performance of this position will be evaluated by the Administrator Instructional Technology