The Lower Division Director of Innovation will serve as supervisor of our innovation initiative. He or she will work closely with our lower division technology integrator, our librarian, maker lab teacher and IB coordinator to help teachers integrate media, technology and coding into every classroom in the lower division. The innovation specialist will provide instruction in media literacy and technology as well as lead our enrichment program.
To empower students to collaborate and to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information
To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information
To collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction, and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness
To encourage the use of instructional technology to engage students and to improve learning
To specifically focus on training staff and students on coding to provide students with the skills they need for their future academic success
Innovation specialist will oversee:
Maker Lab/Science and ECC Innovation Teacher
Chair of all school innovation committee
Minimum of 5 years teaching experience
Master’s Degree in field preferred
Experience implementing technology and training staff
A leader in innovation
Competitive candidates should demonstrate leadership in innovation through experience in implementing technology, programs, and professional development with faculty. They should have an understanding of and affinity for students (grades PK-5) and show an ability to work with students who vary in ability and learning styles. They should be intuitive coaches, capable of meeting faculty at their current level of comfort and expertise and bringing them into the innovation process. They should understand innovation is a process not a product oftentimes individually defined.They should also demonstrate support of enrollment and retention by leading clubs or organizations and participating in extracurricular school activities.
CARROLLWOOD DAY SCHOOL
Founded in 1981 as an early childhood center, Carrollwood Day School has grown to include elementary, middle school and high school. CDS enjoys a reputation for excellence in academics with an emphasis on character development enriched by a wealth of extra-curricular programs and clubs.
As the only International Baccalaureate World School in the Tampa Bay area to offer ...the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, and Diploma Programme, CDS students flourish in a rich continuum of learner-centered education that begins in preschool, continues through high school graduation, and will last a lifetime. Students at all levels are also immersed in CDS's signature STEEM program which combines science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and entrepreneurship education to prepare CDS graduates to be the leaders they have the capacity to be.
The mission of Carrollwood Day School is to create entrepreneurial thinkers for a global society. We provide strong character-based education emphasizing problem-solving skills and philanthropic understanding. Our students are prepared to be world leaders using the International Baccalaureate Programmes, cutting-edge technology, creative arts, and competitive athletics. Most importantly, CDS fosters the development of the entire student not only in academics, but also ethically, emotionally, and through social experience. Our goal is to help students discover and develop their own talents and interests and use these to better the world and themselves.