TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION COACH

Framingham Public Schools ( learn more )

Framingham, MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3425572
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 22, 2021

Job Description

FRAMINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS

STAPLETON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

 

TITLE:

Technology Education Coach

2020-2021 School Year 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The essential function of the Instructional Technology Coach is to facilitate the implementation and integration of technology into classrooms. The Instructional Technology Coach also provides ongoing professional development for teachers, staff, and administration on infusing technology into the core curriculum areas, models the tenets of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), implements effective instructional strategies using technology, and leads discussions with teachers on the latest research on technology integration. The technology coach will assist teachers in using technology for assessing student learning, personalize learning, and providing rigorous, relevant, and engaging learning experiences for all students.

 

OUR MISSION:

Framingham Public Schools is committed to excellence for all students. A core value, embedded in the district’s philosophy and goals, is that “all children will learn”. Offering equitable access to education to all of our students hinges largely on providing the highest quality teachers in every school and classroom.  

 

Diversity among teachers and staff undoubtedly advances the academic achievement of students. Compliance obligations establish the baseline; as a district, Framingham Public Schools are committed to achieving, developing, and maintaining a workforce reflective of the rich racial, linguistic, and cultural diversity of our students. Framingham Public Schools aims to teach our children, and ourselves, to be culturally proficient and inclusive in order to live, learn, and work together in a vibrant and diverse world.  

 

Indeed, Framingham Public Schools is committed to inspiring our school community to be accepting and willing to learn from individuals with differing backgrounds. Our goal is to reflect the diverse community we serve and create a great place to work for everyone by embracing the individual skills, perspectives, and experiences our people bring to the workplace and harnessing these for high performance and improved service delivery. We want our employees to feel included, valued, and respected and have access to equal opportunity, which supports full participation at work. Framingham Public Schools seeks to retain the diverse talent in our workforce and support our people to maintain a long and productive working career.

 

Framingham Public Schools is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

A valid Massachusetts Technology Integration Specialist License

 

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

At least a Bachelor’s Degree in the area of major study. Teaching experience. Preferably instructional technology specialist or DLCS certification. In-depth knowledge of computer instructional applications and curriculum development.  

 

SKILLS AND ABILITY:

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, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in the educational field; to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form; to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups including staff, parents and the general public; to read, analyze and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations; to write reports and correspondence, as needed; to use reasoning ability to evaluate information and determine/recommend an appropriate course of action; to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to use professional literature, evidence-based research, and continuing education content to make practice decision; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff and the community; to work independently, prioritize tasks and manage several projects simultaneously; to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements, state and federal laws, and Framingham Public Schools policies (as long as the policies do not conflict with the Framingham Teachers Association (Unit A) Contract); to work with students of diverse backgrounds with diverse needs in an equitable and inclusive manner that bears to witness to cultural proficiency; to maintain appropriate confidential records; to react professionally and objectively to unpredictable situations (e.g. environmental changes, behavior/aggression, seizure activity, etc.);  to operate and/or acquire skills to operate a computer and related software including but not limited to Google; and ability/willingness to plan, coordinate, conduct and participate in ongoing professional and staff development.

 

Experience evaluating student skills and writing reports to interpret/summarize findings. Strong collaborative, teaching, coaching, and leadership skills to support student programming and work in a team setting. Strong problem-solving skills to support student success. Strong data-collection skills to help to inform decisions for students. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills to balance the demands of a multi-tasking position. A proactive and solution-focused approach to meeting student needs. Knowledge of specialized content area as well as any related laws and procedures.

 

Ability to plan and implement lessons based on district and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned;  and to use instructional technology appropriately and work with students to facilitate their use of instructional technology.

 

Ability to consistently collaborate with colleagues through shared planning and/or informal conversation to analyze student performance and development, and to plan appropriate interventions at the classroom or school level; and to regularly provide advice and expertise to general education teachers and the school community to support the creation of appropriate and effective academic, behavioral, and social/emotional learning experiences for students.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

  • Conduct technology-focused classroom demonstration lessons, observations, and provide specific feedback to teachers using a student-centered coaching approach. 
  • Coach educators to address the diverse needs and interests of all students through the use of instructional strategies that have proven to increase student achievement emphasizing innovation and higher-order thinking. 
  • Coach educators in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences using a variety of evidence-based, learner-centered instructional strategies, resources, and assessment tools.
  • Plan with teachers to integrate technology authentically and appropriately in the classroom. 
  • Provide support and training for technology tools and resources on-site in classrooms and through targeted professional development sessions.
  • Work with the staff to define their specific technology training needs and professional development. 
  • Work individually with teachers and with  to develop standards-based lessons that utilize instructional technology 
  • Be an available resource to teachers that seek to utilize technology to increase student engagement. 
  • Develop a tiered recognition system for teachers based on their levels of mastery. 
  • Meet regularly with the FPS Office of Technology and curriculum teams to discuss ideas and develop technology courses and projects system-wide. 
  • Design and facilitate workshops for families related to digital literacy and technology learning tools
  • Engage in continuous learning to deepen professional knowledge and skills
  • Model, promote, and teach digital citizenship by facilitating safe, healthy, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technologies.
  • Models non-discriminatory practices in all activities.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned

PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move about and may be required to traverse occasionally throughout the school building. The employee must also often remain in a stationary position for considerable periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is expected to lift at least 20 lbs (i.e. books, school supplies, etc.). The employee must frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and use hand strength to grasp tools. Occasionally s/he operates a computer and other office productivity machinery (i.e., a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer). The employee must be able to input information into a computer and as well as read material from a computer monitor as well as handwritten or printed matter with or without visual aids. The employee must be able to communicate effectively with students, parents, and other staff members in person and on the telephone. In the classroom, the employee must be able to see and hear on a continuous basis in order to ensure the safety of students as well as speak frequently to provide instruction. On rare occasions, it may be necessary to move quickly across even or uneven surfaces. The employee will be working in a normal school environment with an acceptable level of noise. The employee interacts with students, parents, and other staff members. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being, and work output of students.

 

REPORTS TO:  

Building Principal. The performance of this job will be evaluated as per the Framingham Teachers Association (Unit A) Contract.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None.

 

FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) CLASSIFICATION:

This position is classified as Exempt (Professional).

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Covered under Framingham Teachers Association (Unit A) Contract. Please note that the District reserves the right to transfer all personnel among buildings on an as-needed basis to serve the best interests of all students as long as this does not conflict with the Framingham Teachers Association (Unit A) Contract.

 

HELPFUL LINKS: 

 

Framingham Teachers Association Contract

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Framingham Public Schools provides equal employment. opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Framingham Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the District has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Framingham Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Technology/Industrial Arts
    Athletics & Activities > Coaching
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    • Tiago Gadens , Staffing Manager
    • 73 Mt Wayte Ave
    • Framingham, Massachusetts 01702

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