LIBRARY/TECHNOLOGY TEACHER


Arlington Public Schools
Arlington, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3074055 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: March 29, 2019 Starting Date: August 28, 2019

Job Description
Approved by the Arlington School Committee
March 28, 2019

ARLINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Arlington, MA 02476

JOB DESCRIPTION
Library/Technology Teacher
Overview:
Under the direction of the Director of Digital Learning and in collaboration with a district-wide team of library and digital learning personnel, the Library/Technology Teacher is responsible for delivering both library services and instructional technology support to the school community. At Arlington Public Schools, each elementary and middle school library has one full-time Library Paraprofessional who manages the daily operations of the library program, which includes meeting with students weekly. In this team-based approach, the Library/Technology Teachers will support and guide the Library Paraprofessionals, develop curriculum and professional learning opportunities, and work with students and staff in designated buildings.
Responsibilities:
Instructional Partner
? Participate in the development and delivery of a rigorous, standards-based curriculum that will provide students with a rich understanding of the Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science (DLCS) and National School Library Standards (AASL)
? Collaborate with teachers to design and teach engaging learning experiences and assessments that incorporate the full range of literacy skills (information, media, visual, digital, and technological literacy), foster critical thinking, and promote a love of reading and lifelong learning
? Design, teach, and support professional learning opportunities for all staff
? Evaluate, promote and use existing and emerging instructional technology to improve learning outcomes
Information Specialist
? Collaborate with Library Paraprofessionals in order to develop and maintain a collection of print and non-print resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the instructional strategies of the school community
? Ensure that students and staff are effective and ethical users of ideas and information, including principles of copyright and fair use
? Provide students and staff with flexible access to and assistance in using information and technology resources
Teacher
? Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users and producers of information
? Teach research skills required to locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
? Educate students and staff to be safe and responsible digital citizens and users of Arlington Public Schools information and communications technologies (ICT)
? Provide resources and programs that promote independent reading and writing in a variety of genres and reading levels
Program Administrator
? Train, collaborate with, and support the paraprofessional staff in running the day-to-day operations of the school library
? Foster and maintain welcoming, flexible, future ready school libraries that are an essential part of the learning community
? Strategize and make recommendations to ensure school technology and library planning meets the needs of the students and teachers
? Work with the Director of Digital Learning to create and maintain student, teacher, and staff accounts in a variety of software and online application
? Other duties as assigned
Qualifications
? In-depth knowledge of information literacy, children’s literature, and digital learning
? Demonstrated experience in implementation and integration of instructional technology into a variety of content areas and grade levels
? Familiarity with emerging trends in libraries and digital learning to provide for the development of future ready schools
? Strong leadership, interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills

Minimum Requirements

? Licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a Library Teacher
? Additional certification in Instructional Technology preferred
? Master’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 183 Days

REPORTS TO:

SALARY/BENEFITS: In accordance with Arlington Education Association, Unit A contract. Eligible for benefits including health insurance, dental insurance and life insurance.

Arlington values diversity. We strongly encourage candidates of varied backgrounds, including people of color, persons with disabilities and others to apply



Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
Arlington Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
All employees must have a criminal background check - CORI and Fingerprinting - prior to beginning work.

The first contractual work day in the 2019-2020 school year is August 28, 2019. New employees are required to attend several days of orientation and training during the last two weeks of August prior to the first contractual work day.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Robert Spiegel
    869 Massachusetts Avenue
    Arlington, Massachusetts 02476
    Phone: 781-316-3496
    Email: rspiegel@arlington.k12.ma.us