Job Title: Instructional Technology Specialist

Reports to:Site Administrator
Typical Schedule:196 days/7.5 Hours
Bargaining Unit:USEP INS

 

FLSA:Exempt
Job Code:TBD
Salary Schedule:INST

JOB GOAL

Responsible for coordinating, organizing, and facilitating the school library media/technology program with emphasis on the effective selection and utilization of instructional media/technology within the school setting while working in collaboration with the school media specialist(s), school media/technology committee, and administration.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.

Design

  1. Collaborate to define objectives of the media/technology program that best support the district and school vision, mission, and goals and to identify implementation strategies needed for achievement of those objectives.
  2. Plan media/technology program activities that are integrated with other programs of the school.
  3. Provide on-going evaluation of the media/technology program and make program modifications as needed.
  4. Participate in staff development training provided and/or promoted by the district.
  5. Provide in-service training for teachers which stimulates effective utilization of media/technology tools and the development of innovative instructional activities which provide students opportunities to develop the Information Communication Technology (ICT) literacy skills needed to meet state and national standards.
  6. Recommend budget allocation for an effective media/technology program and to meet the goals and objectives defined in the media/technology program plan.
  7. Contribute to the design of the total school curriculum and instructional program through participation on school leadership teams and committees.
  8. Serve as a member of district committees, when possible and appropriate, for the development of activities, training materials and programs to disseminate media/technology information and to promote integration of ICT literacy skills and cooperation among schools Implement appropriate server structure to meet the needs of the school and district standards.

Consultation

  1. Establish an environment which encourages creativity, communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through the independent use of instructional media/technology tools throughout the school.
  2. Contribute to students' development of ICT literacy skills through collaboration with teachers, curriculum leaders, and administrators for the use and integration of technology in the instructional program.
  3. Collaborate with classroom teachers, curriculum leaders, and administrators to provide an integrated developmental program of instruction for students in the effective use of ICT literacy tools for creative communication, critical thinking, and problem solving.
  4. Promote effective uses of appropriate instructional technology in the classroom and the school media center for teachers and students through modeling and coaching.
  5. Assist educators in the use of appropriate computer applications for integration into their curriculum, research of best practices, and records management.
  6. Provide professional development to teachers and administrators in the effective use of technology for data collection and analysis to determine student response to instruction to improve student gains.
  7. Assist classroom teachers with using technology to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners.
  8. Provide technical assistance for the use of instructional technology and ensure access to school networks by students, faculty, and staff.
  9. Assist teachers and students in developing skills in the effective use of creative communication tools, including presentation software, digital audio and video, and other emerging technologies.

Information

  1. Interpret the schools' instructional media/technology program for students, staff, parents, and members of the community.
  2. Provide educators with information about new technology developments in their specific area of responsibility.
  3. Actively pursue educator and student participation in selection and evaluation of technology materials and equipment to support instructional objectives.
  4. Ensure that the school website is operational, current and meets district standards.

Administration

  1. Manage the school wide computer network.
  2. Assist in the provision of a well-chosen and up to date collection of instructional technology materials and equipment to meet identified needs of the school media/technology program.
  3. Assist in the organization of technology resources for optimum accessibility by students and educators in order to support the school media/technology program.
  4. Maintain inventory and maintenance records for all media/technology resources in collaboration with the media specialist(s).
  5. Supervise school media/technology assistant(s) and student volunteers assigned to the media/technology center in collaboration with the School Media Specialist.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Communicate effectively in written and oral form using positive interpersonal skills with students, faculty, staff, administration, and parents
  • Employ effective coaching skills
  • Demonstrate leadership skills in both formal and informal settings
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage work assignments in an efficient manner
  • Ability to work effectively with co-workers
  • Advanced knowledge and skills in instructional media and technology

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Admission to the District School Board of Pasco County Instructional Technology Specialist pool
  • Successful experience in the utilization of technology in an instructional setting

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • Valid Florida Educator’s Certificate

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post-graduate degree in instructional technology or a related field from an accredited institution
  • Specialized training in instructional technology
  • Successful classroom teaching experience
  • Experience with staff development or training of adults

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Instructional Technology Specialist;   EST: n/a;   REV: August 18, 2009;   Board Approved: August 18, 2009