Instructional Technology and Innovation Specialist - STEM
Title: Instructional Technology and Innovation Specialist - STEM
Reports to: Coordinator of Teaching and Learning
FLSA Status: Exempt
Summary: Provides effective support of innovative STEM curriculum integration into classrooms following the latest research and educational trends.
Essential duties and responsibilities: (Other duties may be assigned.) change
1. Works collaboratively with individual teachers or groups of teachers on the integration of STEM education into classroom instruction.
2. Disseminates information regarding STEM resources and professional development opportunities as aligned to the Virginia Department of Education
Standards of Learning and Curriculum Framework and the Career and Technical Education competencies.
3. Researches and makes recommendations for STEM related instructional supports and maintains inventory of supports for each school.
4. Models effective instructional strategies to teach STEM concepts.
5. Maintains a database of STEM lessons/online resources for teachers.
6. Collaborates with Instructional Technology and Innovation Specialists to provide classroom support of technology integration.
7. Serves as a team lead for each school’s STEM Team.
8. Serves as a member of the school and division technology committees and supports the implementation of the division’s technology plan.
9. Provides support to school staff and administration on how to integrate STEM concepts into the classroom and across the division, including in Career and
Technical Education classes.
10. Ensures a continuum of STEM programming through elementary, middle and high school.
11. Collaborates with other instructional specialists and coordinators to further build the division STEM program.
12. Maintains the STEM handbook/program guide.
13. Works in collaboration with community groups and organizations to further promote STEM in the classroom (i.e. 4-H, Longwood ITTIP, Go Virginia).
14. Provides regular professional development opportunities in STEM for teachers and staff.
15. Promotes collaborative student STEM projects K-12 with cross-curricular connections.
16. Coordinates STEM career awareness activities in the elementary, middle, and high schools.
17. Assists the Coordinator of Teaching and Learning with tracking the implementation of the Computer Science Standards of Learning.
18. Develops STEM kits for take-home, in-person, and summer learning opportunities in collaboration with classroom teachers to support the taught curriculum.
19. Works with the Parent Engagement Liaison to highlight STEM activities/projects and to promote STEM awareness.
20. 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 and instruction 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 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; skills in integrating technology with curriculum; experience with learning management systems; 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
1. Valid Virginia renewable teaching license
2. 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.