Educational Technology and Innovation Specialist (MS)

Turning Point School - Culver City, California - Full time

SUMMARY:

The Educational Technology and Innovation Specialist (MS) develops, supports, and maintains the effective implementation of digital tools for faculty, staff, and students. This position does not manage any faculty or staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:*

●Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with faculty, staff, students, and parents.

●Communicate regularly with teachers and collaborate to integrate technology across the curriculum.

●Establish, maintain, and evaluate programs that will enhance the appropriate use of technology for learning, collaboration, and productivity for students and faculty/staff.

●Maintain and coordinate the use of multimedia and innovation labs.

●Provide tech support to teachers and troubleshoot IT issues when necessary.

●Develop and support digital citizenship and computer science curriculum.

●Work with teachers to integrate the use of Smart Boards and other technology tools in the classroom.

●Teach SmartLab courses and elective courses for middle school students.

●Train and support staff and students in technology platforms essential to teaching and learning (Google Apps for Education, Veracross, etc.).

●Monitor the School's acceptable use policy to effectively ensure responsible digital behavior and proper care of school-issued devices.

●Objectively evaluate current and new technologies to find and share the best tools to enhance student learning and augment faculty resources.

●Monitor the School’s Educational Technology software usage across grade levels.

●Support the production and technical aspects of school wide events and assist administration with the development of multimedia presentations for these events.

●Work with the Director of Teaching and Learning to develop faculty training programs and lead professional development.

●Work with the Director of Strategic Operations and Communications and the IT Manager to support the school's online presence.

* The aforementioned essential duties and responsibilities have been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for this position.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

●Thorough knowledge of media and computer software systems.

●Collaborative, team oriented problem solving style to address technology problems.

●Proactive approach; ability to anticipate needs before they arise.

●Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

●Strong interpersonal and presentation skills.

●Ability to make effective judgments, decisions, and take necessary action in various situations.

●Excellent organizational, time management and follow-through skills.

●Ability to follow through with colleagues to achieve school’s educational technology goals.

Education and/or Experience

●A Bachelor's degree is required; a Teaching Credential is preferred.

●An education-related postgraduate degree, with coursework in computer science, media, or technology is preferred.

●Prior teaching experience in an educational technology capacity is strongly preferred, as is experience working with K-8 students.

Turning Point employees contribute to and are committed to diversity and inclusive educational practices, demonstrate skills in teaching and leadership practices that represent multiple perspectives, and are dedicated to working in a diverse community. The school seeks candidates who:

●Communicate effectively with diverse populations

●Create an inclusive classroom/work environment

●Use teaching/leadership methods, materials, and resources that reflect multiple perspectives

●Engage in professional development opportunities to develop inclusive teaching and leadership practices

Normal hours for the position are Monday through Friday, 7:45 am - 3:45 pm. An additional two weeks of fall in-service is required for this position.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Heidi Kaminsky at hkaminsky@turningpointschool.org.

Turning Point School is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and seeking a diverse and broad spectrum of qualified candidates. Turning Point School does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age or sexual orientation.

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Role

Teaching

Experience Level

Mid Level

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