Instructional Technology Coordinator
Decatur Public Schools - Decatur, IL

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District

Instructional Technology Coordinator

QUALIFICATIONS:
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Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in Technology preferred.

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Illinois State teaching certificate

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Type 75 Certification Preferred

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Five years of successful teaching with positive evaluations in areas associated with this position and/or recommendations from professional associates, employers, and/or supervisors

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Advanced instructional technology skills that include integrations of curriculum with sound researched-based teaching strategies

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Experience in or demonstrated ability to lead others in technology and other related areas

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Experience in or demonstrated ability to train teachers in the use of technology for instructional purposes

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Experience using computers, networks, gateways, e-mail, multi-media materials and ITV with demonstrated DPS61 effective presentation skills

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Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills

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Ability to work with administrators, teachers and community agencies in a collaborative manner

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Applies knowledge about adult learning theory and systemic change

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Uses disaggregated data to determine priorities, monitor progress and help sustain continuous improvement in technology integration

REPORTS TO:
Director of Special Programs or designee

MAINTAINS LIAISON WITH:
Central and Building Administration

Instructional Technology Coaches

School staff

Parents

Community

Professional Development Institute personnel

JOB GOAL:
This administrative support position

provides leadership for faculty and staff in the effective use of new and current technologies for instructional purposes. Consults and develops collaborations with external organizations. Implements, coordinates and evaluates instructional technologies throughout the District

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
(The following are the essential fundamentals to include but not limited to the following job

duties).

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Develops, communicates, implements, and monitors the technology program, including computer education in alignment with the District Technology Integration Plan

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Leads and facilitates Technology PLC meetings and monitors tasks as assigned

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Co-chairs and /or serves on appropriate building, district and state level committees

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Coordinates, educates and monitors the implementation of digital classrooms to build capacity in technology integration

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Interacts and builds the capacity of school based staff members to fully integrate technology. (digital classroom teacher leaders and other staff as appropriate)

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Participates in professional growth opportunities to stay current with technology trends, research and practices

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Researches, articulates and recommends 21

st

century technologies to enhance academic achievement Pre K-12

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Provides information and resources to support the embedding of technology into instruction

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Reviews and evaluates new curriculum software as it is developed and communicates such evaluation to the instructional leaders of the District

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Plans, coordinates, and provides quality professional development in the use of technology as a instructional tool

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Other duties as assigned

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This is a salaried year round position for 260 days.

At times, this position may require more than the work day to perform the essential duties of the position; therefore, this position allows for flexibility due to meetings and duties that may extend beyond the professional work day. The time will be coordinated with the Director of Special Programs or designee.

EVALUATION:
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on the evaluation of administrative support services.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. This position will daily be required to read, write, type, handle and manipulate fingers in performing the essential duties of the job. The position must have a valid driver’s license and could daily drive to school sites.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

The employee may be required to work at multiple agency locations as necessary

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