Informational Technology Resource Teacher (ITRT)
Reports To: Coordinator of Technology and Assessment
FLSA Status: Exempt
Summary: Works closely with the principal and division ITRT’s to provide effective support of curriculum and technology integration
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES are based on the recommended guidelines from the Virginia Department of Education and include the following:
1. Works collaboratively with individual teachers or groups of teachers on the integration of technology into classroom instruction
2. Disseminates information regarding technology resources, emerging technologies, best practices using technology, and professional development opportunities
3. Conducts technology-related professional development to school staff
4. Models effective instructional strategies utilizing technology
5. Serves as a member of the school and division technology committees and supports the implementation of the division’s technology plan
6. Provides support to school staff and administration on the application and evaluation of various hardware and software packages and makes recommendations
about their effectiveness
7. Researches use of newer technologies in instruction
8. Assists teachers in developing and maintaining their webpage
9. Identifies trends in software, curriculum, teaching strategies, and other educational areas
10. Meets with other division ITRT’s to plan division-wide professional development to serve all three schools
11. Creates learning resources for teachers, staff, and students
12. Participates in the evaluation and selection of software and assists with the implementation of new software
13. Supports the IT department in troubleshooting technology issues in the school
14. Creates and monitors an online log for all school computer labs to ensure equitable teacher use and to protect the assessment administration calendar
15. Assists school testing coordinator with SOL administration and other school-wide assessments
16. Trains teachers and students to prepare for online testing
17. Performs all other duties assigned by the building administrators
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
1. Holds a valid five-year renewable Virginia teaching license, advanced degree in curriculum and instruction (preferred) with specific endorsement in area to which assigned
2. Has a minimum of three years successful experience in education
3. Possesses the professional and interpersonal skills and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with students, school and central office
personnel, parents, community-based agencies, organizations and businesses and members of the community
4. Has thorough knowledge of commonly used office and workflow technologies
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The ITRT must demonstrate the ability and professional and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with school personnel and members of the community. Must possess knowledge of curriculum and instructional design; strong foundation in pedagogy and teaching methodologies; skill in integrating technology with curriculum; experience using technology for productivity; ability to articulate and adapt communication and presentation style for various audiences. The ITRT must be able to communicate effectively.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Candidate must be a graduate of an accredited college or university and hold a valid certification to meet State requirements with specific endorsement in the area to which assigned.
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.
Duties performed typically in school settings include work in offices, computer labs, and classrooms. Frequent walking, standing, stooping, sitting, lifting, up to approximately 30 pounds and occasional lifting of equipment such as technology equipment weighing up to approximately 75 pounds may be required. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word level; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data; determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities. Regular contact with staff members and administrators is required by phone, e-mail, or in person.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Ten-month employment. Salary to be determined by the School Board.
Performance of the position will be evaluated annually in accordance with the provisions of the Prince Edward County School Board’s policy on evaluation of professional personnel.