The Howard School educates students with language-based learning disabilities and learning differences through instruction designed to complement and address each student’s individual needs, and to help each student understand and advocate for his or her own learning process. The curriculum focuses on depth of understanding to make learning meaningful and therefore, maximize educational success
The STEAM and Instructional Technology Coordinator (the Coordinator) plans and facilitates the implementation of instructional technology and STEAM throughout the school, including supporting professional development for faculty, direct instruction of students to model technology integration, consultation on STEAM projects, and technical support for faculty and students as needed. The Coordinator is responsible for purchasing and planned use of tools and resources related to instructional technology and STEAM. The Coordinator will plan and work with the faculty and staff to move to a cross-curricular level of teaching that changes their practice as educators, with the goal being seamless integration of technology, science, engineering, the arts and mathematics into daily instruction.
Committed to designing and adapting instruction to meet a range of student learning needs and interests
Committed to multidisciplinary instruction, encouraging students' creative expression, incorporating student interest and passions, and developing critical thinking
Curious about the world of ideas across multiple disciplines, and excited to teach across different disciplines.
Committed to and skilled in differentiation
Highly collaborative and excited about generating curriculum and assessment ideas in a team setting
Curious, creative, self-reflective, and willing to take initiative and run with new ideas
Clear and engaging communicator with children and adults.
Coordinate and support classroom teachers to design and implement technology projects in the classroom in divisions of the school, as determined by supervisor
Design and model technology lessons with or for teachers, with the intent of training and fostering of teacher independence with the technology
Research and recommend the purchase of appropriate technology software and hardware for classroom use; ensure faculty is properly trained
Maintain licensure for software and inventory of hardware
Collaborate with the Network Administrator to maintain the following;
Google Apps for Education – teacher and student domain
Support student-owned laptops according to school technology policy
Coordinate and/or advise on technical support for hardware and software for faculty and students
Research and suggest attendees for the top STEAM and/or instructional technology conferences
Coordinate and/or deliver parent education for technology topics
Create and manage a student technology committee
Coordinate and/or deliver professional learning for faculty
Consult with teachers on design and implementation of STEAM projects
Research, recommend the purchase of, manage, and train faculty on safe use of appropriate tools and resources for STEAM activities
Plan and facilitate meetings of STEAM Advisory Committee comprised of faculty/staff from all four divisions six times per year, to dig deeply into curriculum and give guidance as to which opportunities should be created for STEAM
Seek out, implement, and participate in projects and collaboration with community partners and programs (e.g., Atlanta Science Faire; Maker Faire; MODA; Eye-to-Eye; Create your Dreams; local universities)
Present at local, regional, and national conferences relevant to technology and STEAM
Design, manage, and/or implement after school clubs related to technology and STEAM
Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the job
The Howard School does not discriminate against any qualified employee or qualified applicant for employment because of sex, race, religion, color, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or family status.
Bachelor’s degree required
Advanced degree and 3-5 years of classroom experience preferred
Displays proficiency in all related computer applications, including; Mac OS, Apple iOS, Microsoft Office programs, email and Internet, and Google Apps for Education Suite
Desire to plan and work collaboratively on a team is essential
Ability to differentiate instruction, including working with students with learning differences, and the skill and willingness to adjust to student understanding and misunderstanding
Flexible teaching background and interest in teaching electives, coaching and/or advising clubs is a plus
The Howard School educates students with language-based learning disabilities and learning differences through instruction designed to complement and address each student’s individual needs, and to help each student understand and advocate for his or her own learning process. The curriculum focuses on depth of understanding to make learning meaningful and therefore, maximize educational success.