Mary McDowell Friends School (MMFS), a K-12 College Prep Quaker School for students with learning disabilities, invites applications for the position of Educational Technology Integrator in our middle school beginning June 2018.
MMFS strives to support students, faculty, and the educational community in the use of technology to aid in the learning process. This goes well beyond facilitating mandated or recommended assistive technology - an Educational Technology Integrator works to match students and faculty with the best technologies to not just enable the learning process, but enrich it. Whenever possible, the goal is to provide detailed and targeted instruction to assist someone learning the tools/process for creating their own content, rather than simply gathering needs, and creating the content for the student or teacher. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for education, for working with Middle School teachers, and for working with a team of IT professionals dedicated to the mission of educating LD Students.
Responsibilities and Priorities
In order to facilitate daily work and project-based planning, the primary role is defined in three parts:
Assist in managing student technology issues as promptly as possible, as they arise. If this involves coordination with IT due to software/hardware needs, communication and follow-through should be detailed and prompt.
Work with faculty to ensure that source texts (novels for English, textbooks for other departments) are as accessible as possible (through Audible.com,Learning Ally, or Kurzweil). In the case where source documents are not accessible, work with assigning faculty to facilitate accessible versions.
Facilitate installation, support and training for students in speech to text/text to speech needs through Read and Write for Google, as well as Google Apps STT engine.
Facilitate installation, support, and training for students to effectively utilize Google Apps for Education, particularly Google Drive and Google Classroom
Working knowledge of Chromebooks, and a broad-based knowledge of apps/platforms for learning engagement a plus
Push into classrooms in order to observe and support students and faculty technology use.
Facilitate installation, support, and training for faculty to effectively utilize available technology solutions
Facilitate and manage peripheral technology (interactive whiteboards, scanners, cameras, and projection appliances) which can be used in a classroom setting to create subject matter, or enrich the learning experience
Facilitate installation, support, and training for faculty to effectively utilize content creation tools integratable with the interactive whiteboards in every classroom. The goal is that every teacher can deliver a multisensory, accessible curriculum.
Help with general technology literacy, vet and provide documentation and self-help resources
Maintain documentation and resources on ms.marymcdowell.net
Help facilitate documentation of student/classroom work for school publications
Collaborate with IT and other division Ed-Tech coordinators on larger school-wide technology initiatives
Engage in professional development opportunities to bring new technology and methods back to MMFS
We offer a rewarding work experience at our middle school location in Brooklyn. The School has an ongoing commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusiveness throughout the community and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the School's administration and faculty.
To apply for this position, please upload a copy of your résumé and a cover letter that describes your interest in the position here. Inquiries about the positions can be directed to Bernard McCormick, Director of Technology.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Please visit http://www.marymcdowell.org for more information on the school, its population, and its programs.
A BA/BS in a technology education-based field, or a BA/BS with a certification in some form of education or technology.
A passion for technology, education, and emerging trends which blend the two.