Bright Star Schools, Technology Integration Coach (2017-18) (Los Angeles, CA)
Los Angeles, CA
Date published: 3-Feb-2017
The Technology Integration Coach will work closely with teachers and administrators to enhance student learning and engagement through improved integration of technology. The primary focus of the Technology Integration Coach is to enrich and support teaching and learning while strengthening the technology skills of students, teachers and staff. The Technology Integration Coach will assist classroom teachers in the incorporation of technological hardware and software into the lesson plan. They will work under the direction of the Vice President of Curriculum and Instruction and work collaboratively with the instructional technology support team (IT) as they support the school improvement efforts and build the technology instructional capacity of the principal and teachers.
- At least five years of successful teaching experience preferred.
- An understanding of key learning theories and methods of instruction, and their relation to technology integration.
- Extensive knowledge, experience and successful implementation of instructional technology is required.
- Experience in development, preparation, and presentation of professional development preferred.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- The ability to work effectively with adult learners.
- The ability to skillfully offer constructive feedback to facilitate change.
- The ability to organize and prioritize projects and tasks.
- The ability to seek resources and solutions to effectively solve problems.
- Holds a growth-mindset for self, colleagues and students.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, as well as, other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned.
- Collaborate with Bright Star Support Staff Instructional team to plan and execute pre-service summer professional development for new and returning staff members.
- Collaborate with Cadre Content Leaders and Bright Star Support Staff Academic team to design and facilitate all org-wide professional development sessions and curriculum development for technology integration.
- Collaborate with school-level instructional staff for instructional planning, co-teaching, and modeling strategies for effectively integrating technology into teaching and learning.
- Act as a mentor teacher through the New Teacher Development program (induction) for 2-3 science educators, which includes meeting and/or observing/conferencing weekly with mentees to facilitate growth towards professional goals and promote strong skills in reflection, curiosity, and persistence
- Attend mentor teacher/instructional coach trainings
- Identify technology integration competencies among instructional staff, in collaboration with school administrators, and delivers appropriate coaching, training, and resources to support professional growth of adult learners.
- Researches new technology integration techniques and resources and disseminates to instructional staff.
- Maintains a current knowledge of effective instructional and coaching pedagogies.
- Assist instructional teams to develop both school wide and classroom technology intervention plans.
- Maintain the confidentiality of schools, teachers, and classrooms.
INTERACTION WITH TEACHERS:
- Establish and maintain a trusting, confidential and non-evaluative relationship with teachers to help develop their autonomy as professionals.
- Incorporate technology and analysis of data to advance both teacher learning and classroom practice
- Help teachers develop and practice effective technology-based instructional strategies.
- Provide feedback to teachers through classroom visits and professional coaching.
- Conduct technology-rich classroom demonstrations and model lessons with differentiated instruction.
PROFESSIONALISM IN THE WORKPLACE:
- Maintain documentation (including but not limited to):
- Coaching logs to record all interactions with teachers
- Coaching data analysis/records to drive decision making for teacher development and student achievement
- Current and accurate coaching calendar reflecting scheduled meetings
- Demonstrate the highest standards of honesty, integrity, flexibility, and responsiveness
- Establish a flexible work schedule that may extend beyond traditional school hours
- Handle information in a confidential manner in accordance with established policies and legal requirements (FERPA, HIPAA, etc)
- Ability to travel between seven school sites
- Normal, routine levels of activity related to bending, carrying, climbing, hearing, lifting, reaching, sitting, standing, vision and walking, and may also involve above-average levels of activity at times that can’t always be anticipated
- Status: Full Time, position will be on a teacher calendar, but will resume work 3 weeks before Summer PD begins (July 2017)
- Location: Los Angeles, CA (Traveling between seven schools)
- Benefits: Health, dental, vision, STRS retirement matching, life insurance, short-term disability, optional 403b plan, sick and vacation paid time off, and holidays.
Reports to: Vice President of Curriculum and Instruction
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