Local School Technology Coord - Technology Support
License and Certification Qualifications: Valid T-4 Georgia teaching certification or S-5 Instructional Technology certification or S-5 Media certification required.
Education Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in related field required. Master's degree in related field preferred.
Experience Qualifications: Three years experience integrating technology in instruction in a K-12 environment required.
Skills Qualifications: Strong background in the use of technology to support teaching and learning; excellent technology skills in instructional and productivity software; strong communication skills and the ability to work well with others; ability to problem solve, lead, and multitask; and ability to teach/deliver complex technology systems to end users with varied computer competencies.
Primary Responsibilities: Provide leadership and support in the use of technology in teaching and learning.
1. Provide technology leadership and oversee the planning of technology initiatives.
a. Collaborate with leadership and technology team to develop and implement a shared vision for the comprehensive integration of technology in support of the Local School Plan for Improvement (LSPI).
b. Contribute to the planning, development, communication, implementation, and evaluation of technology infused strategic plans that support the shared vision.
c. Facilitate the implementation of technology standards at the local school level.
d. Implement strategies for initiating and sustaining technology innovations and manage the change process in the school.
e. Collaborate with other local school technology team members to ensure comprehensive support of technology initiatives.
2. Provide technology integration in teaching and learning.
a. Coach and model the design and implementation of technology–enhanced learning experiences for teachers that addresses the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS).
b. Demonstrate an understanding of research based, learner centered instructional strategies including Quality-Plus Teaching Strategies.
c. Differentiate instruction including adjusting content, product, process, and learning environment based on student readiness, learning styles, interests, and goals.
d. Work with students to assume professional roles, research real world problems, collaborate with others, and produce meaningful, useful products.
e. Coach and model the design and implementation of technology–enhanced learning experiences for teachers that emphasizes creativity and higher order thinking skills and processes.
3. Support digital age learning environments.
a. Work with school leadership to ensure equitable access and full utilization of technology for teaching and learning.
b. Support the use of online and blended learning, digital content, and collaborative learning networks.
c. Maintain and manage a variety of digital tools and resources.
d. Collaborate with teachers and administrators to select and evaluate digital tools and resources.
e. Troubleshoot software problems.
4. Provide professional development.
a. Conduct needs assessments to inform the content and delivery of technology related professional learning.
b. Design, develop, and implement technology rich professional learning programs that promote digital-age best practices in teaching, learning, and assessment.
c. Provide learning opportunities in a variety of formats including formal classes, informal hands-on sessions, and job embedded staff development.
d. Deliver training on district technology initiatives to appropriate staff.
5. Demonstrate content knowledge and professional growth.
a. Engage in continual learning to deepen content and pedagogical knowledge in technology integration and current and emerging technologies.
b. Develop and improve knowledge through professional development, conferences, workshops, publications, and networking of colleagues.
c. Evaluate and reflect on professional practice to improve and strengthen the ability to effectively model and facilitate technology–enhanced learning experiences.
6. Promote digital citizenship.
a. Model and promote strategies for achieving equitable access to digital tools and resources and technology related best practices for all students and teachers.
b. Model and facilitate safe, healthy, legal, and ethical uses of digital information and technologies.
c. Model and promote the use of digital-age communication and collaboration tools to interact locally and globally with students, peers, parents, and the larger community.
7. Perform other duties as assigned.