Instructional Coach - Joplin Schools
Position: Instructional Coach
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Instructional Support and Technology Integration Specialist
Job Location: Joplin Schools
Beginning: Aug 07, 2019
Deadline: Jul 13, 2019**
District: Joplin Schools
Joplin, MO 64802
Telephone: 417-625-5200
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Job Description:
*Apply online: https://joplin.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

Position:                      Instructional Support and Technology Integration Specialist
 
Term:                         9 Months, plus 10 additional days
 
Location:                     Joplin High School
 
Classification:             Certified/Exempt
  
Reports To:                 High School Principal/Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services
 
 The Instructional Support and Technology Integration Specialist will coach and assist teachers in the district to enhance learning through improved instructional practices and the integration of technology in the classroom. The primary focus of the Instructional Support and Technology Integration Specialist is to enrich and support teaching and learning while strengthening the technology skills of teachers and staff for a 21st century school environment.  The Instructional Support and Technology Integration Specialist will train and assist classroom teachers in the incorporation of technological software into the lesson plan.They will work under the direction of the Building Principal and Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services and work collaboratively with the instructional technology support team as they support the school improvement efforts and build the technology instructional capacity of the teachers and administration.
 
Qualifications:
Education:
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree and certification in elementary education or certification as a secondary teacher.  A master’s degree in Education Technology, or related experience is preferred.
  • Valid, appropriate Missouri Teacher’s Certification.
Experience as a classroom teacher:
  • Minimum of five years of verifiable elementary, middle, or high school teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated teaching and leadership skills, written and oral communication skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of teaching techniques, curriculum and staff development.
  • An understanding of key learning theories and methods of instruction, and their relation to technology integration.
  • Experience with learning management systems with the ability to integrate instruction and technology to assist teachers.
  • Experience with assessment programs.
Ideal candidates should work well with others, be skilled in team management.
  • Have a background in instructional design.
  • Have clear goals and strategies for integrating technology into instruction.
  • Familiarity with methods for integrating technology into the curriculum, online resources, digital portfolios and other forms of assessment.
  • Experience with effective technology teaching strategies in teaching software skills.
 General Expectations:
  • Supports the mission of Joplin Schools.
  • Supports the value of education.
  • Complies with the privacy rights of students.
  • Safeguards confidential and/or sensitive information.
  • Communicates effectively with all the members of the school district and community.
  • Provides excellence in customer service both internally and externally.
  • Reacts to change productively.
  • Keeps abreast of new information, innovative ideas and techniques.
  • Maintains accurate records and filing systems for accountability and audit purposes.
  • Ensure that all activities conform to district and state guidelines.
Essential Functions:
An individual who holds this position is required to:
  • Work closely with classroom teacher in the development of lesson plans that encompass the use of technology
  • Coordinates all activities surrounding the professional technological development of administrative staff members and faculty related to technology integration and the use of learning management systems.
  • Utilizing computer software, including word processing, database, spreadsheet, web page development, presentation, digital video and other applications
  • Staying up to date on new instructional technologies and their use in the classroom and a willingness to continue to learn additional instructional technologies
  • Provide direct support to teachers, and observe, coaching and mentoring
  • Assist K-12 teachers with questions concerning the district learning management system and the student information system

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.

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