Educational Technology and Instructional Innovation Coordinator

Madison Country Day School - Madison, Wisconsin - Full time


Head just two hours northwest from Chicago and you'll arrive in Madison, the capital of Wisconsin. Madison is home to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin system, as well as a vast network of parks and bike trails. In fact, Madison has the highest number of playgrounds and parks per capita of the 100 largest US cities and is one of a handful of cities to receive a "platinum bicycle friendly community" rating.It also consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the U.S.

Madison Country Day School (MCDS), an independent day school serving pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, is a reflection of the community that it serves: dynamic, diverse, and innovative. Set on 40 nature-rich acres with access to fields, prairies, and rivers, MCDS recently adopted the IB curriculum for its high school and is in the process of expanding its IB curriculum to the middle and lower school. MCDS now seeks an educational technology and instructional innovation coordinator to expand faculty partnerships with technology, provide some direct student instruction, lead a growing program, and serve as a key school administrator. The educational technology and instructional innovation coordinator reports to the head of middle school and starts July 1, 2022, or earlier by mutual agreement.

For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement and complete application instructions.


Applications Accepted Starting: October 6, 2021

Application Deadline: November 7, 2021 at 5pm CST

On-site Final Round: Week of November 29

Decision Announced: December 17, 2021

Start Date: July 1, 2022, or earlier by mutual agreement


Faculty partnerships and professional development

Design, implement, and deliver professional development and growth experiences for faculty in the areas of instructional technology and innovation design.

Work with faculty to support them in an instructional design capacity, inspiring and helping them implement engaging curricular units around instructional technology and innovation.

Develop training and instructional materials for faculty to help them become more fluent with available technologies and software.

Enhance the use of technology in the current curriculum.

Student instruction

Design and implement STEAM learning opportunities that integrate with or align to existing curriculum and instruction across the three divisions.

Inspire and support students to pursue their passions in design, innovation and technology.

Deliver direct student instruction approximately 20-25% of the time.

Programmatic coordination and leadership

Work with the division heads to evaluate technology curriculum and pedagogy, and assist in developing a scope and sequence for Design Technology classes within the MYP framework.

Oversee the Design Makerspace Lab, an approximately 500-square-foot space that includes a 3D printer, woodworking machines, prototyping tools, and robotics equipment.

Research and evaluate emerging tools, technologies, and pedagogies, and guide senior academic leaders on strategic planning to improve the overall student learning experience.

Maintain an active presence in the local, regional, and national communities of design, engineering, and instructional technology.

General administration

Work collaboratively with the IS manager, a peer to this role, to plan major rollouts.

Provide occasional back-up technology support assistance to teachers and students.

Serve on or lead academic committees related to technology and STEAM education.

Serve in an advisory capacity to the Summer Discovery camp on matters of curriculum.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Professional Qualifications:

Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, though a graduate degree or advanced coursework would be desirable

Demonstrated teaching excellence within a K-12 classroom

A successful history of creating and leading experiential, project-based, interdisciplinary, and hands-on projects in the areas of instructional technology and innovation design

Experience with UBD framework as well as concept- and inquiry-based learning

Experience teaching or working in one or more of the following areas: shop, maker, programming, or robotics

Proven commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice

Experience with the IB curriculum (specifically MYP Design) desired but not required

Leadership and Personal Qualities:

Excellent communication skills: written, verbal, presentation, and training

Ability to develop new programs and curriculum, and an authentic passion for helping others do the same

Empathy, warmth, and authentic collegiality to faculty members across the innovation spectrum

An eagerness for effecting institutional change, balanced with a judicious understanding that successful innovation at a K-12 school requires establishing lasting peer-to-peer relationships

A passion for education in and out of the classroom

Commitment to and facility with faculty support, professional growth, and training

Excellent communication, organizational, and project management skills, along with a collaborative, cooperative, and patient mindset

A willingness to execute a shared model of technology governance in collaboration with an IS manager and other key members of the faculty and administration

Confidence and humility, together with a sense of humor and warm personality


For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement and complete application instructions.

Madison Country Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the School will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. MCDS embraces and celebrates diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or sexual identity in its educational policies, hiring and employment practices, admission policies, scholarship and grant programs, or athletic and other school administered programs.

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District / School Edtech Coordinator

Experience Level

Mid Level

Madison Country Day School

Madison Country Day School is Dane County’s only independent, private, pre-K to grade 12 school, offering a challenging and comprehensive college-preparatory education, including the Madison area’s only International Baccalaureate program.
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