Instructional Technology Resource Teacher (2021-2022 School Year) - I.W. Taylor Virtual Academy
The Instructional Technology Resource Teacher (ITRT) provides on-site, job-embedded support for teachers to improve student learning through the use of technology tools and practices. The ITRT assists teachers with the integration of technology in the classroom, trains teachers to use technology in an effective and productive manner, and assists with curriculum development as it relates to educational technology and academic standards. The ITRT is responsible for modeling instructional and technology integration with students, teachers, and administrators while providing training and professional development to teachers, developing curriculum related to technology initiatives with their instructional colleagues, or performing similar kinds of duties and responsibilities as the school division may deem appropriate.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provides direct support to the classroom teacher for the utilization of technology tools and resources to support instruction in the classroom
Consults and collaborates directly with teachers and school personnel, and works with students for the purpose of modeling or demonstrating a lesson for a teacher
Collaborates and assists teachers in integrating appropriate technology tools in the curriculum to enhance teaching and learning
Designs and implements high quality technology professional development opportunities throughout the school year for teachers and staff to use technology in an effective manner
Develops a rich library of curriculum-driven support materials and technology-enhanced resources for grade levels and subject areas for teachers
Researches and develops methods of academic standards and curriculum with effective technology-based teaching and learning strategies to improve student achievement
Assists schools in developing and implementing short-term and long-term learning goals into school improvement plans to support student achievement objectives and proficiencies
Facilitates the school and divisionwide technology integration effort in promoting; critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration, communication and citizenship
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders in the Virtual Academy Program in written and oral form, including electronic media, using positive interpersonal skills. Highly skilled at implementing exemplary educational practices resulting in demonstrated student achievement gains. Ability to organize, prioritize, manage and carry out duties efficiently and within established time frame. Ability to use effective strategies in differentiating instruction. Knowledge of curriculum and instructional best practices for online learning. Exhibit knowledge of standards-based curriculum and instructional programs and practices for elementary, middle and high school levels. Demonstrate operational knowledge of Internet and Web-related technologies. Ability to establish and maintains cooperative working relationships with students, parents, and schools. Demonstrate effective data-based problem solving skills.