The Technology Integration Coach is responsible for working collaboratively with the administration and staff in assigned school(s) to support the implementation of innovative instructional practices that promote student-centered deeper learning such as project-based learning through the use of technology integration. The Technology Integration Coach provides job-embedded and ongoing professional learning experiences for teachers and staff through effective, non-evaluative coaching practices which include assessing student and teacher needs, co-planning, modeling, co-teaching, assisting, observing, and providing feedback. Additionally, this individual develops model lessons and instructional products for use in the classroom.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Works collaboratively with building administrators to determine instructional technology training needs of staff and to integrate these needs into the schools’ professional development plans.
- Meets regularly with instructional staff to plan, develop, model, and co-teach lessons that include effective technology integration, authentic learning experiences, and expectations as outlined in the Profile of the Virginia Graduate.
- Develops and conducts appropriate professional development sessions related to the use of instructional software, applications, hardware, and related peripherals.
- Provides assistance with the appropriate integration of various technologies into daily instruction.
- Researches, investigates and learns to use site-specific instructional hardware and software to support teaching and learning.
- Researches best practices and resources in instructional technology and STEM integration and disseminates to instructional staff through regular and ongoing communication such as a newsletter, blog, webpage, podcast or other social media.
- Maintains and disseminates information on Internet sites appropriate for use in daily instruction with consideration of COPPA.
- Models the WJCC Strategic Plan Values: Individualism, Integrity, Innovation, Accountability and Collaboration.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)
- Bachelor’s degree and Virginia teacher license required. Masters in Instructional Technology or related field preferred.
- Minimum three years classroom experience; five years preferred.
- Demonstrated understanding of instructional strategies for the adult learner and demonstrated experience leading professional development. Mentorship or leadership experience a plus.
- Demonstrated ability to implement appropriate instructional technology to support content curriculum, the WJCC Strategic Plan and the VDOE Profile of a Virginia Graduate.
- Experience using Microsoft Office with a high level of familiarity with collaborative instructional tools.
- Knowledge and understanding of the curriculum, subject content, and student developmental needs.
- Ability to create relevant learning experiences for teachers and students by integrating appropriate technologies to enrich the instructional program.
- Demonstrated ability to research, locate and deploy web resources to support instruction.
- Ability to plan, develop and deliver training and ancillary materials related to the integration of software applications, hardware and peripherals into classroom instruction based upon sound, current educational research.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with building administrators as well as instructional and technical staff.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to develop complex instructional materials, documentation and technical reports.
- Must have considerable knowledge of Internet Safety, digital citizenship and cybersecurity.
- Should have basic knowledge of coding, robotics, game creation and other logic-based programming.
- Must have a strong foundation of pedagogy and teaching methodologies including an understanding of SAMR (technology integration model).
Performs duties under the supervision of the Supervisor of Instructional Technology and Innovation.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Highly complex duties with changing priorities. Constant collaborative work with colleagues. Demanding schedule often includes meetings before and after school. Significant standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, handling, pushing, and pulling.