Instructional Technology Specialist Title I

Job category: Professional
Exemption Status/Test: Exempt
Reports to: Digital Learning Coordinator
Date Revised: July 15, 2021
Dept./School: Teaching & Learning Development

Primary purpose

Provide technology integration training and support to Title I schools, Teacher support includes, but is not limited to, modeling lessons, mentoring, and assisting with technology applications; as well as working with the Organizational Learning Department Team to Meet Strategic Plan goals.

Qualifications

Education/Certification

Master’s degree in education or subject-related field

Valid Texas Teacher Certification

Experience

Minimum of five (5) years demonstrated successful teaching experience in the classroom

Experience effectively applying the skills of collaboration, communication, and critical thing to perform at the highest level of professional practice, preferred

Experience designing and facilitating blended and face-to-face learning experiences, preferred

Experience with LMS systems and developing online learning courses, preferred

Experience coaching teachers on digital learning practices for instructional success in the classroom, preferred

Experience managing digital environments including hardware/software configurations on multiple platforms, preferred

Special knowledge/skills

Demonstrated in-depth understanding of the Technology Applications TEKS and ISTE Standards, with a focus on designing effective classroom resources and instructional strategies for teachers

Demonstrated expertise in the design and facilitation of integrated technology in a student-centered curriculum

Demonstrated ability to integrate twenty-first century skills and technology into student learning experiences

Ability to successfully provide teacher support in the area of technology applications

Strong, master-level instructional technology skills including, but not limited to, MacBook’s, iPads, district online learning programs, blogging, and other technology integration tools

Highly proficient in verbal and written language

Major responsibilities and duties

Program Management

  • Collaborates with Title I administrators and teachers to determine current and future digital learning needs.
  • Stay abreast of research in the fields of ed-tech, instructional practices, and organizational development.
  • Collaborates to design and implement engaging inquiry-based digital learning experiences on a multitude of platforms, including but not limited to Google, Canvas, Seesaw, Apple, SMART, and web-based applications.
  • Establishes learning objectives and protocols for digital learning sessions and develops plans and timelines.
  • Determines the most appropriate instructional method for learning opportunities.
  • Curates and develops appropriate materials including handouts, quick start guides, demonstration devices, multimedia and visual aids.
  • Schedules learning sessions for Title I campuses, including all inherent logistical elements for success.
  • Designs ad facilitates digital learning sessions to all levels of Title I employees.
  • Serves as a resource to teachers, administrators, and other staff to identify and access professional literature, training materials, and learning opportunities.
  • Assists the Digital Learning Coordinator to implement digital learning programs.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.

Mental demands/physical demands/environmental factors

Tools/Equipment Used: 
Standard office equipment such as personal computers and peripherals wit peripherals, technologies for the adult and student classroom
Posture: 
Prolonged sitting, occasional bending/stooping, pushing, pulling, and twisting
Motion: 
Repetitive hand motions, frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching
Lifting: 
Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
Environment: 
Working irregular hours; occasional prolonged hours
Mental Demands: 
Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsible and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.