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FLSA STATUS: Exempt
The job of an Instructional Technology Teaching and Learning Coach is done for the purpose/s of working collaboratively with K-12 teachers to support and enhance effective instruction at the local school site. The coach provides ongoing site-based professional development and technical assistance. The focus of the coach is to develop a teacher-centered system of support that facilitates the improvement of student learning through the integration of technology into instruction. The goal of the coach is to build teacher capacity in the specified content area(s), technology and instruction, by providing ongoing coaching.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)
- Supports the District’s vision, mission, goals, and strategic plan.
- Designs, leads and participates in collaborative, job embedded professional development and coaching for the purpose of improving teacher quality and student achievement.
- Creates, researches, plans, organizes and facilitates and conducts professional development to teachers, administrators, and other district staff that aligns with the District’s Comprehensive Professional Development Plan regarding the curriculum, instruction, technology and assessment philosophies that are adopted and utilized in the district.
- Supports the SUSD New Teacher Orientation program
- Actively analyzes and reviews the alignment and articulation of the curriculum and technology standards for the purpose of providing professional development and support to SUSD. This is done through both grade level and cross content integration (especially focusing on informational literacy and technology) of content standards.
- Contributes, creates, and supports the development of the District’s curriculum map or calendar which may include integration of technology standards in order to provide professional development to teachers.
- Demonstrates knowledge of research based instruction to support identifying, training, monitoring and evaluating of strategies to support learning of the technology standards.
- Supports the District assessment plan for the purpose of aligning the curriculum, instruction and assessment to the State’s assessment.
- Designs, coordinates, implements, and coaches technology integration within content area as it relates to the instructional tools and strategies utilized in the Pyramid of Intervention using adopted technology by providing professional development and coaching that utilizes technology.
- Forms strong professional relationships with teachers, principals and district administration.
- Models best instructional practices through actual classroom demonstrations and/or side-by-side coaching to support teacher learning and implementation of proven teaching methods with an emphasis on technology integration.
- Creates and shares digital resources which are designed to support teachers’ and administrators’ implementation of instructional technology strategies that support the curriculum and assessment tools that are taught through professional development and coaching.
- Collaborate with schools by providing professional development opportunities as well as coaching on school improvement processes to support the District’s school improvement and technology initiatives.
- Serve on district and state committees for the purpose of collaborating and gaining knowledge to integrate in the professional development opportunities for teachers and staff.
- Manages time and schedule flexibly in order to work with teachers before and after school, as well as in summer and weekends.
- Working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others, and operating within a defined budget.
- Documenting time and effort to fulfill the requirements of the funding sources of this position
- Other duties as assigned
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (positions in this class typically require):
- Bachelors degree requires
- Masters degree preferred
- At a minimum, it is recommended that the successful candidate:
- Has 3 years of classroom teaching experience, 5 preferred
- Has continuing teacher status in Scottsdale Unified School District, preferred
- Has demonstrated competency in the use of, and training for, current models of classroom technologies, and their integration into the classroom environment.
- Has demonstrated success in:
- Leading large and small groups in developing consensus,
- teaching the targeted population in the content area,
- working with site-based teams,
- analyzing and using data to inform instruction,
- providing professional development at the local level,
- Collaborating on curriculum development.
- Has demonstrated competency in:
- Supporting management of user accounts, resolution of user challenges, installation and update processes, and integration with software and operating systems,
- Professional development activities including preparation of software support resources, including video, web-based, and written formats, as well as teaching and coaching activities.
- Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the coach’s role
- Has knowledge of adult learning theory and effective instructional practices
- Demonstrates strong oral and written communication, facilitation and presentation skills
- Demonstrates knowledge of State and International Technology Standards
- Ability to integrate literacy and technology standards to increase student learning of the academic standards
LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (positions in this class typically require):
- Valid Arizona Teaching Certificate
- Current with all State Mandates
SKILLS (position requirements at entry):
- Required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to routinely upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operate equipment, software, and applications used in this position.
ABILITY (position requirements at entry):
- Required to schedule meetings, activities, and/or events; routinely gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing a variety of complex processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of varied types and/or purposes; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. In working with others, problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires analysis based on organizational objectives, and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communication ability with diverse groups, meet deadlines and schedules, recordkeeping.
Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time.
Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of forces constantly to move objects.
Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, odors, chemicals, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, and intense noises.
The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.