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13 Nov 2017

Teacher PreK-5 Technology Teacher and Technology Integration Specialist

Boulder Country Day School
 Boulder, Colorado, United States

Job Description

 

PreK-5 Technology Teacher and Technology Integration Specialist

 

Reports to: Interim Head of the Elementary School Status: Long-term Substitute

Start Date: November 27 End Date: February 7th

 

For nearly 25 years Boulder Country Day School has been at the forefront of education in the Boulder Valley. The hallmarks of our school – Community, Character, Academic Excellence, and Small Class Sizes – are the keys to our success and allow us to create an educational experience where children innovate, create, grow and thrive. We believe our children are our future, and, to that end, we offer a broad-based liberal arts education that focuses on developing lifelong learners and responsible global citizens. The Boulder Country Day challenge, Discover Your Excellence, recognizes that excellence is teachable, personal, and can be achieved in a variety of different disciplines – academic, athletic, community service, leadership, and more. We seek to provide just the right amount of nurture, structure, and latitude to live up to this challenge.

 

Technology Department Overview:

Within our Technology Department at Boulder Country Day, we have a full-time director who supervises the Network Administrator, Integration Specialists and Teaching Faculty that constitute our “Technology Team.”

 

PreK-5 Technology Teacher and Technology Integration Specialist Summary:

This position is comprised of a part-time teaching role and a part-time integration specialist role.  As a teacher, this position develops curricula for and teaches various PreK-5th grade technology classes (including instruction in beginning computer programming).  As an integration specialist, this position works with the Technology Director to support PreK-MS teaching faculty in their implementation and use of educational technologies, ultimately furthering the vision of technology’s vital role at Boulder Country Day.

 

Teaching and Curriculum Responsibilities Include (but not limited to):

  • Teach PreK-5th grade technology classes
  • Develop and regularly update an engaging, innovative, forward-thinking PreK-5th grade technology curriculum including instruction in the following areas:
    • Digital Literacy
    • Internet Safety
    • Keyboarding
    • Using Technology for Learning
    • 21st Century Skills
    • Physical Computing
    • Computer Programming Concepts (K-2)
    • Beginning Computer Programming (3rd-5th, multiple languages)
  • Work with the librarian and classroom teachers to develop and coordinate media literacy instruction
  • Foster and support cross-curricular integration of technology at all grade levels

 

Training, Coaching, Leadership and Support Responsibilities Include (but not limited to):

  • Coach faculty to creatively and effectively harness various, ever-changing educational technologies
  • Build teachers’ capacity to integrate and utilize such technology in the classroom
  • Provide feedback to faculty as they implement technology-rich lessons
  • Identify technology proficiencies of faculty; develop and implement both online and face-to-face professional learning opportunities to address identified needs
  • Provide individualized support, coaching, and training as requested
  • Facilitate regular dialogue with division heads and faculty to ensure coordinated integration of technology within and across divisions
  • Evaluate and disseminate research related to the effective use of technology in education
  • Train and support faculty in use of content management software, grading software, and other administrative IT tools
  • Record and maintain curriculum maps and guides for technology integration
  • Work with the librarian, ITC teachers, and classroom teachers to develop and coordinate media literacy instruction
  • Model lifelong learning and innovation via participation in PLNs and engagement with EdTech publications; allow active learning to inform curricula development and evolution
  • Support the technology Help Desk for faculty and students
  • Help update and maintain computer lab and other campus tech equipment as needed
  • Assist the technology team with data documentation, record-keeping, and other administrative tasks as needed
  • Coordinate and support online standardized testing

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; focus in educational technology or similar field preferred
  • 2+ years’ experience working in elementary or middle schools preferred, experience in independent school settings a plus
  • Experience mentoring and supporting teachers in their use of educational technologies
  • Proven collaborator with a history of working closely with a variety of colleagues
  • Forward-thinking vision and a demonstrated interest in exploring ways technology can enhance learning
  • Strong organization and communication skills coupled with the ability to work and learn independently
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and troubleshoot technologies
  • Technical experience with computer hardware and peripherals and/or network and systems administration a plus
  • Technical and/or teaching certifications a plus

 

 

How to Apply

  All interested candidates should send a letter expressing their interest along with a current resume and at least three appropriate references to John Suitor, Headmaster, at jobs@bouldercountryday.org.

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Temporary. Job Types: Teacher.

Job expires in 23 days.

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