Director of Technology Integration and Engineering Thinking

Town School for Boys - San Francisco, CA - Full time

Town School for Boys - San Francisco, CA - Full time

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SUMMARY

Town School, one of San Francisco’s premier K-8 independent schools, wants each boy to be engaged in an environment that weaves together collaboration, critical thinking, integrity, empathy, and creativity. These broad skills, as well as a firm grounding in core academic competencies, offer boys an excellent preparation for their further education. Town promotes social and emotional learning as a foundation of academic excellence and self-discovery. Town School prepares students to meet challenges in the world by helping them develop an appreciation for a variety of perspectives from the local to the global. Town School celebrates diversity by fostering a community of learners built on mutual respect. Learning experiences are inclusive, relevant, flexible, innovative, and adapted to reflect the needs of all kinds of learners.

It is with this backdrop that Town School is excited to begin a new chapter in educational technology. Over the past four years under the successful stewardship of the outgoing director, the educational technology program has expanded, particularly in the areas of coding, robotics, computational thinking, and engineering. Town seeks an educational technology leader to go even further in these critical areas of STEM education. The next director should be well versed in project-based learning, inspiring to a diverse faculty body, and passionate about interdisciplinary STEM education. Two areas of focus will be developing a robust technology integration program in the lower school, and deepening the coding and robotics curriculum in the upper school. The director of technology integration and engineering thinking will report to the director of teaching, learning, and innovation, and will serve as part of the Director’s Team.

For more information please download the opportunity statement, which contains complete application instructions:

www.EdTechRecruiting.com/jobs/town

IMPORTANT DATES

Post Date: January 23, 2018

Application Deadline: February 23, 2018

Decision Announced: March 31, 2018

Start Date: July 1, 2018

SPECIFIC DUTIES

Technology Integration

  • Under the direction of the director of teaching, learning, and innovation, develop and implement a strategic vision for technology integration and instructional design to support the use of innovative tools and methods by faculty in both divisions
  • Design, deliver, and manage major professional development and growth experiences for faculty in areas of technology integration and curricular innovation
  • Inspire the technology team and the broader faculty community to model and support best practices in innovation, technology integration, and instructional design
  • Evaluate emerging technology and assessment tools, and guide senior academic leaders on strategic and operational decisions involving instructional technology hardware, software, and programs

Engineering Thinking

  • Develop and oversee the entire K-8 technology curriculum, which includes offerings in programming, robotics, maker, and engineering
  • Teach or co-teach classes and lessons as directed
  • Research, explore, and implement teaching methodologies and learning opportunities in engineering, in specific areas such as computational thinking, algorithmic design, maker, and computer science

General

  • Manage and/or co-manage the team of technology integrators and teachers
  • Serve on or lead committees related to technology and academics
  • Maintain an active presence in the local, regional, and national educational technology communities
  • Develop and maintain departmental budgets, policies, and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND PERSONAL QUALITIES

Town School for Boys is looking for candidates who can demonstrate:

  • Experience working in the areas of instructional technology, instructional design, innovation, or engineering at a school; a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is a minimum requirement, though a graduate degree in innovation, educational technology, instructional design, engineering, computer science, or related field is highly desirable
  • Experience leading workshops, trainings, and projects related to technology integration and instructional design, preferably to faculty in a K-8 school
  • Classroom teaching experience, preferably in areas such as computer science, programming, robotics, engineering, computational thinking, and engineering
  • A track record of establishing ongoing relationships with faculty and designing interdisciplinary units and lessons
  • Experience in project-based learning methodologies
  • An eye on the horizon of emerging educational technology systems and paradigms, with an understanding of how to thoughtfully explore and evaluate such opportunities at a school that values whole-boy education
  • Excellent relational and communication skills
  • A collaborative, cooperative, and patient mindset
  • A vision that is aligned with the needs of a dynamic and diverse faculty and staff
  • A love of learning and love of school, and is delighted by the unpredictable journeys of young students

TO APPLY

For more information please download the opportunity statement, which contains complete application instructions:

www.EdTechRecruiting.com/jobs/town

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Role

District / School Edtech Coordinator

Experience Level

Mid Level

Town School for Boys

Town School for Boys is an all-boys, K-8, independent school in San Francisco.

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