Teaching and Learning Facilitator – Instructional Technology
The Instructional Technology (IT) Teaching and Learning Facilitator (“TLF” or “Facilitator”) provides leadership in the development, implementation, and support of the K-12 Instructional Technology program for Stafford County Public Schools (“School Division” or “SCPS”). Under the direction of the Executive Director of Learning and Organizational Development (LOD), the IT Facilitator designs and delivers communication and professional learning opportunities for all educators, with emphasis on school level educator coaching and support in multiple delivery modalities. The IT Facilitator collaborates regularly with colleagues within LOD, within Technology Services, and school level leadership to improve service and resources to all leadership, educators, and students, and assists in the identification and evaluation of appropriate resources that complement and advance the School Division’s instructional programs. This leadership position is part of a multidisciplinary team of educators who work together to support all SCPS schools and programs.
MAIN JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead staff development for integration of instructional technology into curriculum and instruction. Provide assistance to teachers, administrators, and other department staff in areas related to effective use of educational technologies, online resources, and delivery models. Cooperate with other instructional leaders to determine appropriate use of instructional technology for instruction at the various levels and subject areas. Actively participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of the division's Integrated Technology Plan and the SCPS Strategic Plan. Facilitate the implementation, as required, of individual school technology plans. Develop and coordinate the school division's Instructional Technology Professional Development Plan. Assist with the evaluation of digital resources, budget, and facilitate the procurement of selected items. Represent the division's instructional technology program to the public at professional conferences, workshops and other presentations. Review and evaluate new commercial instructional software, hardware, and ancillary materials as available, and communicate such evaluations to SCPS instructional leaders. Demonstrate enthusiasm for learning various educational delivery systems and appropriate use of educational resources; digital and face-to-face Provide leadership to the acquisition of appropriate grants. Actively pursue professional growth activities. Adhere to guidelines of confidentiality as outlined in federal and state laws, and in SCPS Policies and Procedures. Maintain a record of appropriate attendance and punctuality. Must work in close harmony with colleagues, supervisors, and co-workers Serve as an optimal role model for students, colleagues, and the general public. Comply with all district and school policies and regulations. Perform other duties as assigned.
WORKING CONDITIONS and PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Work environment is primarily that of an office and the noise and temperature levels are moderate. The work is medium work which requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Must possess the physical ability to work primarily with fingers, perceive the nature of sounds, make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes, express or exchange ideas by the spoken word, substantial movements (motions) with the hands, wrists, and/or fingers, and discern letters or numbers at a given distance. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: feeling, grasping, handling, lifting, mental acuity, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, talking, visual acuity and walking. Reasonable accommodations shall be made as required by law to enable individuals with disabilities perform the primary job functions described.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily, with accommodations if required by law. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties, just as though they were actually written out in this job description.