Director of Instructional Technology

Stratford Preparatory - San Jose, California - Full time

Reporting to the Vice President of Curriculum and Innovation, this role provides consultation expertise and the execution necessary to ensure our technology best serves learning outcomes for our students, teachers, and growing campuses.

Working closely with the Curriculum and Innovation team and the Director of Digital Learning, Spring Education Group, this role contributes to the overall vision and leadership of education technology for Stratford School. In lockstep with IT, they provide the technical backbone that supports our robust learning strategies, including implementing and maintaining hardware infrastructure, communication, and training to the campuses, parents, and community as appropriate.

Key Responsibilities

Digital Learning Vision and Goals

In partnership with the Director of Digital Learning, Spring Education Group:

  • Inspire and lead the development, communication, and implementation of a shared vision for the comprehensive use of technology to support a digital-age education that includes information literacy, programming, design thinking, and innovative learning environments.
  • Support the Vice President of Curriculum and Innovation in planning, development, communication, implementation, and evaluation of a technology-infused strategic plan across the network and at the school level—Set KPIs (key performance indicators) for both long and short-term goals.
  • Seek user feedback and measure the impact and effectiveness of the strategies implemented
  • Capture and share best practices/lessons learned to ensure continuous improvement; support the development of a learning technology dashboard (e.g., technology up-time, performance impact, campus NPS)
  • Model and nurture Stratford’s values and culture every day; lead with a spirit of continuous improvement and collaboration. Exude curiosity and joyful learning
  • Ensure that the joy of learning is evident in our classrooms and that each of us is doing our part to shape the next generation of responsible, compassionate, global citizens

Executing Excellence in Support of Student Learning

  • Stay abreast of emerging education technology trends and methods and the data research that informs their efficacy in instruction and student learning
  • In partnership with the Curriculum and Innovation team, IT and the system administrator, develop and maintain processes and programs that support the technology roadmap.
  • Partner closely with the IT team to understand the current state of technology and capability throughout Stratford, and ensure alignment with our technology roadmap and the day-to-day support of our campuses. Identify and prepare for peak demand times to ensure the strong performance of our technology infrastructure (network, security, systems, processes, and staff)
  • Manage the implementation and safety-related processes and programs of the Stratford School device program.
  • Work in partnership with the education and system admin team to make recommendations on the selection and management of educational software.

Professional Learning and Coaching

  • Inspire educators and leaders to use technology to create ongoing access to high-quality learning
  • Conduct needs assessments, develop technology-related professional learning programs, and evaluate the impact on instructional practice and student learning.
  • Contribute to the design, develop and implement a technology-rich professional learning program that models adult learning principles and promotes digital-age best practices in teaching, learning, and assessment.
  • Provide recommendations for teacher/staff development relative to technology integration and the use of technology tools and applications in the classroom.
  • Coach teachers in and model the design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences.
  • Evaluate results of professional learning programs to determine effectiveness in deepening teacher content knowledge, improving teacher pedagogical skills, and increasing student learning.

Education & Professional Experience

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience in leading technology integration in education at the district/network level and three years of classroom experience with an emphasis in digital learning.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Advanced Degree in Education, Instructional Technology, with an administrative endorsement.
  • Multi school and district/school network experience preferred.

Professional Experience

Demonstrated ability to manage diverse stakeholders, align on strategic plans for technical learning – and experience successfully delivering on those plans. Desired knowledge and experiences to include:

  • Experience designing, creating, planning, and managing a professional development and training program for teachers that supports learning.
  • Working knowledge of technology and instructional design standards.
  • Use of technology for data collection, analysis and reporting to promote academic achievement.
  • Implementing and managing various educational technology and platforms.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders (teachers, students, administration, contractors, and parents).
  • Ability to relate to teachers with diverse experiences and technical capabilities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong technical background.

Other Requirements: The majority of the responsibilities occur in the field, requiring the clearance of all background checks, a valid driver's license, and a reliable car. Some out-of-town travel will be required with longer-term visits for new campus start-ups. Moving and setting up equipment will require physical activity that includes the ability to bend, stoop, lift (up to 50-pounds) and walk extensively.

This is not a remote position.

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Role

Higher Ed Faculty

Experience Level

Mid Level

Stratford Preparatory

Stratford School’s purpose, “Connecting students to their unique futures,” reflects our commitment to show young people how they can successfully and independently develop the knowledge, skills, and depth of character they need to thrive in a transforming world.
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