The Head of Educational Technology advances whole-school teaching and learning with technology. In partnership with the Head of Technology and Innovation and the IT Manager, this person is responsible for developing and leading the strategic vision for the innovative use of educational technology at AIS in support of the school mission. This critical school role supports the development of AIS’s short-term and long term strategic planning, in order to ensure that the school’s educational program drives technology at the school and not the reverse. The Head of Educational Technology leads programs and planning of Computer Science as a discrete subject. The position leads, coaches and appraises Digital Coaches and Computer Science faculty in routine operations and on their annual goals related to strategic initiative implementation.
Directly Reports to: Head of Technology and Innovation
Direct reports: Primary and Secondary Digital Innovation Coaches, Secondary School Computer Science Teachers
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
3K-12 Curriculum Leadership
Collaborates with senior leaders and community stakeholders to develop and implement a strategic plan for educational technology
Leads the development and implementation of a scope and sequence for Educational Technology and integration into all areas of learning
Collaborates with the Primary School and Secondary School leadership to support and advance whole-school curricular goals
Partners with the Head of Research and Learning Design to advance STEAM learning and initiatives 3K-12
Leads through peer coaching, co-teaching and building relationships with adult learners to advance instructional design and classroom practice
Identifies and communicates best practices and research in educational technology to assist teachers in supporting and advancing student learning.
Is philosophically aligned with an inquiry based approach to learning with expertise in using digital technology for learning.
Coordinates and develops professional development opportunities and parent workshops on technology-related topics
Coordinates 3k-12 co-curricular and curricular opportunities in computer science and Robotics
Evaluates and pilots emerging advancements in educational technology
Develops technology-related policies with key stakeholders (Responsible Use, Social Media, etc.)
Technology Planning and Management
Develops and manages the annual budget for Educational Technology
Is the Google Apps for Education administrator
Leads change management for all stakeholders in the implementation of new initiatives and academic information systems
Mentors and coaches the digital innovation coaches and Computer Science faculty to transform classroom learning and teaching
Monitors the progress (both qualitative & quantitative) of educational technology at AIS
Essential Experience and Skills:
Minimum of 3 years of technology leadership experience in 3K-12 environments
Collaborative leader who works across stakeholders, promotes teamwork and effectively leads and facilitates multiple complex projects
Degree in Education or Educational Technology or a related field, or comparable experience
Experience working in an Apple environment and a variety of operating systems, devices, and software applications
Experience administering digital learning platforms (LMS, Google Suite for Education)
The ability to independently manage multiple tasks and projects in a timely and systemic fashion
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong demonstrated knowledge in Educational Technology
Maintains an active role in the local, national, and international educational technology community to ensure the school maintains an innovative and effective approach to Educational technology
Experience in benchmarking and performance metrics for all aspects of Technology (ISTE Lead and Transform Analysis and Apple Educational Technology Profile, for example)
Atlanta International School, nestled in the historic campus designed by Philip Shutze in the heart of Buckhead, is an educational blend of Atlanta's old tradition and the pioneering international strength of present-day Atlanta.
As the innovator of a global curriculum for future leaders, AIS offers a program of academic excellence to American and international students, beginning with three-ye...ar-old kindergarten and culminating in grade 12 with the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma.International Baccalaureate (IB) followed from three-year-old Kindergarten through grade 12 from Primary Years Programme (PYP) through Middle Years Programme (MYP) to Diploma Programme (DP). Accredited by Council of International Schools (CIS), AdvancED and Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) as well as authorized by International Baccalaureate (IBO) to offer IB programs.