Knowing Technologies provides Managed IT Services, Instructional Technology Coaching, and Help Desk support to K-12 schools in California.
Position: Instructional Technology Coach
We provide the highest quality professional development experience for educators and are considered game changers in the K-12 environment. Our innovative programming helps educators become masters of the digital space, able to seamlessly integrate technology with learning.
We are looking for instructional leaders who understand the importance of technology in 21st century classrooms and will thrive in the school environments that we work in.
What describes you?
You are a leader that has taught in a K-12 classroom for at least five years; understands what it means to be an educator in 2017; can clearly articulate your personal philosophy on teaching and learning; and has a proven track record of successful technology integration.
You have a talent for identifying the best instructional tools for all types of classroom applications and can provide guidance and expertise to educators of all age ranges and comfort levels with technology.
You are a collaborator and innovator, who is eager and interested in working with teachers to develop student centered learning environments; are able to inspire teachers to find different ways to use technology; and are capable of building working relationships that are both collaborative and trusting.
You are described as a strong communicator, both in-person and through online media; someone who is not afraid to try new approaches; and is intrinsically motivated to find creative solutions to problems.
You regularly engage in professional learning communities, social media, and have a highly professional digital footprint.
What will this position require of you?
You will collaborate regularly with teachers and school leaders; effectively implement professional development programs focused on targeted learning objectives; and provide a learning experience that ensures accountability for achieving these objectives.
You will work with multiple teachers and multiple personalities (even the reluctant ones) within a single day, a semester, and/or an entire academic year; be able to transition your thinking from one grade level to another, from one subject area to another; anticipate challenges that teachers or students may face when using specific technologies; and clearly communicate and prepare your teachers to deal with these challenges successfully.
You will scaffold your techniques so that your teachers can work towards a level of independence with instructional technology; build in reflective time to ensure their growth is monitored and achieved; inspire them to think differently about their pedagogy; support them in enhancing their curriculum to fully engage their students; and further ignite (or reignite) their passion for teaching.
Looking to crush it on day one?
We will make sure that you are ready to provide excellent service before you start at our customer sites, but you’ll have to show up on Day One with some strong skills. Exemplary candidates will possess the following:
Successful use of instructional technology in the K12 environment -- we need you to have street cred!
Led technology workshops or training sessions for teachers -- this is what we do.
Google Apps for Education Certification(s) -- having one or many would be awesome.
Strong, working knowledge of Mac OSX and iOS operating systems -- most of our schools work with Apple products.
Personal toolkit of digital tools -- you should have an arsenal of your go-to tools.
Strong communication skills -- you should feel comfortable speaking in either a one-to-one, small group, or full-faculty meeting.
Why would you want to work with us?
We are small group of techies, and we are growing quickly.
We offer a full range of benefits and a great sense of humor.
You don’t want to get swallowed up by a large technology company. You want to work someplace fun, but fast-paced. Your employee badge won’t have a barcode on it. It will have two digits.
You want to learn more from people that have the same passion about technology that you do.