Primary Purpose/Job Summary
The EdTech Coordinator’s primary purpose is to promote innovative teaching practices that enhance student learning. This individual provides professional development opportunities to assist faculty in creating, implementing, and evaluating their use of educational technology. In addition, the EdTech Coordinator collaborates with faculty and staff on the effective use of instructional strategies with the aim of inspiring curiosity and passion in the classroom. Further, the EdTech Coordinator assists in formulating broader institutional policies regarding technology and works closely with the school administration, professional development team, the CIO, and the IT department.
This position works with all teachers, with a special emphasis on new teachers, and provides small workshops as well as one-on-one support for teachers. The EdTech Coordinator oversees the Spectrum Committee and teaches 1-2 sections of academic classes.
Essential Functions/Role and Responsibilities:
- Research, pilot, and share new and emerging technologies and/or educational trends that improve student learning
- Provide leadership in promoting a culture of innovative institutional practices
- Work collaboratively and effectively with faculty, engaging the academic community in exploring, discussing, sharing, and evaluating educational technology practices
- Conduct workshops and 1:1 tutorials for faculty and staff
- Support faculty, administration, and staff’s use of the school’s Learning Management System (Moodle)
- Maintain and create high quality technology guides and digital learning materials that address popular/relevant topics.
- Promote and encourage faculty participation and presentations at educational conferences
- Work with students, faculty, counselors, and deans regarding social media opportunities and challenges
- Collaborate with academic departments to promote best practices with regard to technology, innovation, research, and creative design thinking
- Run Spectrum team
- Teach academic class(es)
- Knowledge of and experience with the school’s current learning management systems (Moodle), and other instructional technologies
- Organizational skills
- Oral and written communication skills, especially in instructional design
- Interpersonal and leadership skills; ability to work independently with little direction
- Leadership in innovative pedagogical design
- Ability to work well in a multicultural and collaborative environment
- Analytical, evaluation and problem solving abilities
Minimum Qualifications/Education Requirements:
- Three years’ experience in a position performing duties that demonstrate a high level of the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above.
- Master’s degree in Education, Instructional or Educational Technology, or a related field with emphasis on teacher education and development or educational technology.