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Digital Learning Coach (TOSA) - Shakopee School District

Posted on 2018-08-09 1:55:49 PM

Listing expires 2018-09-06 12:00:00 AM

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Start Your Online Application Now<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.applitrack.com%2Fshakopee%2FOnlineApp%2FJobPostings%2FView.asp%3FAppliTrackJobId%3D3955&data=01%7C01%7C%7C4c9c054e4fbc4838408308d5fe29b811%7C5e40e2ed600b4eeaa9851d0c9dcca629%7C0&sdata=GhwOKo67CaomMvAtdnI68UWdwaVoj6cpzylKTgBcX7g%3D&reserved=0> Date of Availability: 08/20/2018 * Digital Learning Coach Job Description 2018.pdf<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.applitrack.com%2Fshakopee%2Fonlineapp%2F1BrowseFile.aspx%3Fid%3D181999&data=01%7C01%7C%7C4c9c054e4fbc4838408308d5fe29b811%7C5e40e2ed600b4eeaa9851d0c9dcca629%7C0&sdata=bkajvY6Ar8ul0Vrj4o5CJqmdrVv4P3pO1mTrPkovMVo%3D&reserved=0> Job Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Instructional Technology and with input from Building Administration, the Digital Learning Coach supports educators within their building(s) and across the district as they integrate technology to develop student-centered learning experiences based on active engagement, inquiry, collaboration, and creation with the goal of impacting continual growth and improvement of instructional/professional practices Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: -Teacher Classroom/Lesson Support * Support teachers across the district as they change the way that students learn through the use of technology best practices in the classroom, focusing on such elements as active engagement, inquiry, information mining, collaboration, creation and other 21st Century Skills * Plan with teachers to develop lessons, projects, or other ways to infuse technology into classrooms. * Observe use of technology in the district to gain insight on how technology is being used in classroom. * Plan and work with grade level/department PLC meetings to check in, advise, and collaborate with teachers on the use of instructional technology -Professional Development & Learning * Plan and facilitate professional development for infusing technology into the classroom * District and building levels * Inservice days, summer training, new teacher week * Targeted trainings to support district implementation * Collaborate with Technology Department to provide documentation for teachers, students, and parents learning how to use instructional/classroom technologies * Collaborate with Teaching & Learning to provide support for professional development -District Technology Planning and Advising * Meet regularly with the Director of Instructional Technology to assist with the implementation of District strategic direction goals related to current and future technology implementation * Collaborate with Teaching & Learning to advise teams in the articulation cycle regarding technology initiatives and opportunities * Assist and support implementation of the District instructional model * Advocate for student leadership opportunities with technology -Professional Expertise * Stay up-to-date on emerging educational technologies in order to stay on the forefront of using technology for increasing student learning * Attend workshops and conferences such as TIES and ISTE depending on need as identified by the Director of Instructional Technology and the DLC team * Develop proposals to facilitate sessions at regional and national conferences * Collaborate, learn, and plan with Instructional Coaches -Communication * Monitor and post to district-affilitated social media and websites * Respond to teacher requests relating to integrating technology and help move questions to the helpdesk system when technical solutions are required * Maintain the Technology Tools website to ensure that content is up-to-date Qualifications Must possess a current Teacher license Demonstrated knowledge or certification in technology integration Preferred Experience 3 or more years of teaching experience Prior experience in coaching, professional development, teacher leadership Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Ability to coach, mentor and motivate individual and/or groups of teachers towards continuous improvement of practice Possess high quality instructional practices in all aspects of teaching and learning Excellent human relations skills including the ability to work effectively with others Demonstrates an understanding of &#8220;best practices&#8221; and latest literature in the field Application Procedure: You must be a permanent employee of the district to use the internal application. Substitutes are not considered internal applicants and must complete the external application. Apply Online at http://www.shakopee.k12.mn.us/<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.shakopee.k12.mn.us%2F&data=01%7C01%7C%7C4c9c054e4fbc4838408308d5fe29b811%7C5e40e2ed600b4eeaa9851d0c9dcca629%7C0&sdata=HU54uhRcVjtLxktA0cccKJGQbFbZGDgvXufDwRiz3Po%3D&reserved=0> under posting 3955. Selection Procedure: Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. Those selected for interview will be contacted. Shakopee School District uses the applicant tracking<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.frontlineeducation.com%2Fsolutions%2Frecruiting-hiring%2F&data=01%7C01%7C%7C4c9c054e4fbc4838408308d5fe29b811%7C5e40e2ed600b4eeaa9851d0c9dcca629%7C0&sdata=EjQ3grEt2zUCG8QZ8moQjusymT53cspmRKJ1zB7SiJY%3D&reserved=0> system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online
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Date of Availability: 08/20/2018
Job Summary:  
Under the direction of the Director of Instructional Technology and with input from Building Administration, the Digital Learning Coach supports educators within their building(s) and across the district as they integrate technology to develop student-centered learning experiences based on active engagement, inquiry, collaboration, and creation with the goal of impacting continual growth and improvement of instructional/professional practices

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
-Teacher Classroom/Lesson Support
  • Support teachers across the district as they change the way that students learn through the use of technology best practices in the classroom, focusing on such elements as active engagement, inquiry, information mining, collaboration, creation and other 21st Century Skills
  • Plan with teachers to develop lessons, projects, or other ways to infuse technology into classrooms.
  • Observe use of technology in the district to gain insight on how technology is being used in classroom.
  • Plan and work with grade level/department PLC meetings to check in, advise, and collaborate with teachers on the use of instructional technology
 -Professional Development & Learning
  • Plan and facilitate professional development for infusing technology into the classroom
    • District and building levels
    • Inservice days, summer training, new teacher week
    • Targeted trainings to support district implementation
  • Collaborate with Technology Department to provide documentation for teachers, students, and parents learning how to use instructional/classroom technologies
  • Collaborate with Teaching & Learning to provide support for professional development
 -District Technology Planning and Advising
  • Meet regularly with the Director of Instructional Technology to assist with the implementation of District strategic direction goals related to current and future technology implementation
  • Collaborate with Teaching & Learning to advise teams in the articulation cycle regarding technology initiatives and opportunities
  • Assist and support implementation of the District instructional model
  • Advocate for student leadership opportunities with technology
 -Professional Expertise
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging educational technologies in order to stay on the forefront of using technology for increasing student learning
  • Attend workshops and conferences such as TIES and ISTE depending on need as identified by the Director of Instructional Technology and the DLC team
  • Develop proposals to facilitate sessions at regional and national conferences
  • Collaborate, learn, and plan with Instructional Coaches
 -Communication
  • Monitor and post to district-affilitated social media and websites
  • Respond to teacher requests relating to integrating technology and help move questions to the helpdesk system when technical solutions are required
  • Maintain the Technology Tools website to ensure that content is up-to-date
 
Qualifications
Must possess a current Teacher license
Demonstrated knowledge or certification in technology integration

Preferred Experience
3 or more years of teaching experience
Prior experience in coaching, professional development, teacher leadership

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to coach, mentor and motivate individual and/or groups of teachers towards continuous improvement of practice
Possess high quality instructional practices in all aspects of teaching and learning
Excellent human relations skills including the ability to work effectively with others
Demonstrates an understanding of “best practices” and latest literature in the field

Application Procedure:
You must be a permanent employee of the district to use the internal application. Substitutes are not considered internal applicants and must complete the external application.
Apply Online at http://www.shakopee.k12.mn.us/ under posting 3955.

Selection Procedure:
Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.  Those selected for interview will be contacted.
 

Shakopee School District uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online