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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2877696
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : December 21, 2017
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Mountain Home School District No. 193
470 North Third East
Mountain Home, Idaho 83647

Position: District Technology Integration Specialist

1. Demonstrates the skills of instructional technology competencies evidenced by effective classroom implementation
2. Idaho Teaching Certificate (or ability to obtain one)
3. Minimum of three years of successful and verifiable elementary, middle, or high school teaching experience preferred
4. Demonstrates teaching and leadership skills, written and oral communication skills
5. Extensive knowledge of curriculum and instruction
6. Experience with teaching adult learners
7. Experience with the use of software and hardware technology as it relates to effective teaching practices

Reports To: Director of Technology, Director of Operations, Director of Curriculum, Superintendent

Job Goal: The Technology Integration Specialist’s role is to promote the use of technologies to support student engagement and achievement in the K-12 classroom. The Technology Integration Specialist provides leadership, staff development, and instructional support to all instructional and administrative staff. In addition, the Technology Integration Specialist serves as a liaison between school and district technology initiatives and school based implementation and support for administrators and teachers. The Technology Integration Specialist develops and offers district wide instructional technology education for teachers and administrative staff. The Technology Integration Specialist collaborates with appropriate instructional and technical staff to support, manage, optimize the use of instructional software, and network resources to support quality teaching and learning.

Performance Responsibilities:
• Coordinate with Human Resources to train all new hires on district Information Services;
• Coordinate training on our IMS/LMS/SIS solutions;
• Develop and implement K-12 typing, lab, and digital citizen curriculum while partnering with leadership and the district office staff;
• Create Reference Documentation in various forms such as text, images, video, or audio;
• Works collegially with the technological meetings to implement district goals relating to technology and its use;
• Ability to provide general district information and respond to questions from administrators, managers, employees, customers, and/or the general public in a professional and pleasant manner;
• Communicates essential operating needs to the technology user for the devices they use;
• Within a team, works on special nonrecurring and ongoing staff projects;
• Maximize the positive impact on the educational process of all children;
• Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by such efforts as attendance at training or in-services;
• Seek assistance should emergencies arise;
• Represent the school district in a positive manner;
• Know and follow school district policy and chain of command;
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Coaching Responsibilities
Aligned to ISTE Standards for Coaches (http://www.iste.org/standards/standards/standards-for-coaches)

Visionary Leadership Technology - Integration Specialists inspire and participate in the development and implementation of a shared vision for the comprehensive integration of technology to promote excellence and support transformational change throughout the instructional environment.
• Contribute to the development, communication and implementation of a shared vision for the comprehensive use of technology to support a digital age education for all students.
• Contribute to the planning, development, communication, implementation and evaluation of technology-infused strategic plans at the district and school levels.
• Advocate for policies, procedures, programs and funding strategies to support implementation of the shared vision represented in the school and district technology plans and guidelines.
• Implement strategies for initiating and sustaining technology innovations and manage the change process in schools and classrooms.

Teaching, Learning and Assessments - Technology Integration Specialists assist teachers in using technology effectively for assessing student learning, differentiating instruction, and providing rigorous, relevant and engaging learning experiences for all students.
• Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences addressing content standards and student technology standards.
• Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences using a variety of research-based, learner-centered instructional strategies and assessment tools to address the diverse needs and interests of all students.
• Coach teachers in and model engagement of students in local and global interdisciplinary units in which technology helps students assume professional roles, research real-world problems, collaborate with others, and produce products that are meaningful and useful to a wide audience.
• Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences emphasizing creativity, higher-order thinking skills and processes, and mental habits of mind (such as critical thinking, metacognition and self-regulation).
• Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences using differentiation, including adjusting content, process, product and learning environment based on student readiness levels, learning styles, interests and personal goals.
• Coach teachers in and model incorporation of research-based best practices in instructional design when planning technology-enhanced learning experiences.
• Coach teachers in and model effective use of technology tools and resources to continuously assess student learning and technology literacy by applying a rich variety of formative and summative assessments aligned with content and student technology standards.
• Coach teachers in and model effective use of technology tools and resources to systematically collect and analyze student achievement data, interpret results, and communicate findings to improve instructional practice and maximize student learning.

Digital Age Learning Environments - Technology Integration Specialists create and support effective digital age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students.
• Model effective classroom management and collaborative learning strategies to maximize teacher and student use of digital tools and resources and access to technology-rich learning environments.
• Maintain and manage a variety of digital tools and resources for teacher and student use in technology-rich learning environments.
• Coach teachers in and model use of online and blended learning, digital content, and collaborative learning networks to support and extend student learning as well as expand opportunities and choices for online professional development for teachers and administrators.
• Select, evaluate and facilitate the use of adaptive and assistive technologies to support student learning.
• Troubleshoot basic software, hardware and connectivity problems common in digital learning environments.
• Collaborate with teachers and administrators to select and evaluate digital tools and resources that enhance teaching and learning and are compatible with the school technology infrastructure.
• Use digital communication and collaboration tools to communicate locally and globally with students, parents, peers and the larger community.

Professional Development and Program Evaluation - Technology Integration Specialists conduct needs assessments, develop technology-related professional learning programs, and evaluate the impact on instructional practice and student learning.
• Conduct needs assessments to inform the content and delivery of technology-related professional learning programs that result in a positive impact on student learning.
• Design, develop and implement technology-rich professional learning programs that model principles of adult learning and promote digital age best practices in teaching, learning and assessment.
• Evaluate results of professional learning programs to determine the effectiveness on deepening teacher content knowledge, improving teacher pedagogical skills and/or increasing student learning.

Digital Citizenship - Technology Integration Specialists model and promote digital citizenship.
• Model and promote strategies for achieving equitable access to digital tools and resources and technology-related best practices for all students and teachers.
• Model and facilitate safe, healthy, legal and ethical uses of digital information and technologies.
• Model and promote diversity, cultural understanding and global awareness by using digital age communication and collaboration tools to interact locally and globally with students, peers, parents and the larger community

Content Knowledge and Professional Growth - Technology Integration Specialists demonstrate professional knowledge, skills and dispositions in content, pedagogical and technological areas as well as adult learning and leadership and are continuously deepening their knowledge and expertise.
• Engage in continual learning to deepen content and pedagogical knowledge in technology integration and current and emerging technologies necessary to effectively implement the ISTE Standards for Students (http://www.iste.org/standards/standards/for-students-2016) and ISTE Standards for Teachers (http://www.iste.org/standards/standards/standards-for-teachers).
• Engage in continuous learning to deepen professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions in organizational change and leadership, project management and adult learning to improve professional practice.
• Regularly evaluate and reflect on their professional practice and dispositions to improve and strengthen their ability to effectively model and facilitate technology-enhanced learning experiences.

Essential Physical Abilities:
• Clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to understand verbal instructions and to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person;
• Visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions; troubleshoot and install computer systems and equipment, and organize documents and materials;
• Manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate standard office and computer system equipment;
• Personal mobility, flexibility, and balance, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to work in various office/school locations with computer equipment, lifting or moving objects that weigh up to 35 lbs.
• Job tasks may require, with or without reasonable accommodation, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, grasping and repetitive motions.

Annually by supervisor
Terms of Employment:
To be determined by calendar year.
? 217 Day Contract
? Regular attendance is an essential function of this job.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Instructional Support > Educational Technology
    Student Services > Educational Technology
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Mountain Home School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Position: District Technology Integration Specialist
      ~ Applicants must hold a valid Idaho Education Credential and/or meet qualifications required by State law and the State Board of Education. Minimum of three years of successful and verifiable elementary, middle, or high school teaching experience preferred. Applicants must have extensive knowledge of curriculum and instruction and experience with the use of software and hardware technology as it relates to effective teaching practices. A job description for District Technology Integration Specialist is listed in the open position online.
    • At least 3 year s of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Contact Information

    • Kelly Gilbert , Human Resources
    • 470 North Third East
    • P.O. Box 1390
    • Mountain Home, Idaho 83647

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