Instructional Technology and Innovation Specialist
PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA 23901
Title: Instructional Technology and Innovation Specialist
Reports to: Coordinator of Technology and Assessments
FLSA Status: Exempt
Provides effective support of innovative curriculum and technology integration into classrooms following the latest research and technology trends. Provides support to maintain school technology software and hardware.
Essential duties and responsibilities: (Other duties may be assigned.)
- Works collaboratively with individual teachers or groups of teachers on the integration of technology into classroom instruction.
- Disseminates information regarding technology resources, emerging technologies, best practices using technology and professional development opportunities as aligned to the Virginia Department of Education Standards of Learning and Curriculum Framework.
- Conducts technology-related professional development for school staff.
- Models effective instructional strategies utilizing technology.
- Serves as a member of the school and division technology committees and supports the implementation of the division’s technology plan.
- Provides support to school staff and administration on the application and evolution of various hardware and software packages, analyzes program data, and makes recommendations about their effectiveness.
- Researches the use of newer technologies in instruction, including learning management platforms, software, hardware, and assistive technology.
- Assists teachers in developing and maintaining their learning management system.
- Identifies trends in software, curriculum, teaching strategies, and other educational areas.
- Meets with other division technology and instructional support personnel to plan division-wide professional development to serve all schools.
- Creates learning resources for teachers, staff, and students.
- Supports continuous improvement by assisting with data analytics of computer-based instructional and assessment programs.
- Participates in the evaluation and selection of software and assists with the implementation of new software.
- Supports the IT department in troubleshooting technology issues in the schools.
- Creates and monitors an online schedule for the use and availability technology devices, equipment, and labs with specific attention to availability for school-wide assessment needs.
- Creates and monitors a distribution and collection inventory of student, staff, and teacher user agreements and devices including, but not limited to, laptops, Chromebooks, document cameras, tablets, hotspots, and other peripheral equipment or accessories.
- Assists School Testing Coordinators and Division Director of Testing with SOL administration and other school-wide assessments, including online assessment training for teachers and staff.
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, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
1. Must possess a valid Virginia renewable license, advanced degree in curriculum andinstruction or equivalent (preferred) with specific endorsement in the areas assigned.
2. Minimum of three years’ successful experience in education
3. Thorough knowledge of commonly used classroom, office, and workflow technologies
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must demonstrate the ability and professional/personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with school personnel and members of the community. Must possess knowledge of curriculum and instructional design; a strong foundation in pedagogy and teaching methodologies; skills in integrating technology with curriculum; experience with learning management systems; an ability to articulate and adapt communication and presentation style for various audiences. Must be able to communicate effectively with teachers, administration and parents.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
- Valid Virginia renewable teaching license
- Valid Virginia driver’s license
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.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone. Seeing to read, prepare and review various materials. Sitting for extended periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, and crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
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.
Terms of Employment
Twelve-month employment (244 days). 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.