The Educational Technology Specialist (ETS) will assist in the continued development and implementation of a comprehensive educational technology program across all Park Street School campuses; especially within the K-6 classrooms. The ETS collaborates with appropriate instructional and technical staff to manage and optimize the use of instructional software and network resources in the support of quality teaching and learning. They will work collaboratively with teachers, students, and parents and serve as an onsite technical resource and problem solver for staff and students in coordination with the Technology Manager.
The Educational Technology Specialist will be responsible to:
Promote the safety and well-being of all students, including digital citizenship
Plan and Implement learner-centered curriculum in technology and STEAM
Teach students technological strategies, skills, and perspectives in dedicated technology lessons
Assist in development and implementation of a balanced technology/STEAM education curriculum, including elements of digital content, cutting-edge learning theory, and educational devices
Cultivate in students a love and understanding of technology, and encourage students to become empowered learners through digital competency
Infuse digital culture throughout the school programs
Be a leader in integrating technology, new media tools, and media production into educational settings to further learning
Assess technology skill levels of students, teachers and staff.
The Educational Technology Specialist will:
Plan and implement technological experiences outside of the classroom; including clubs, electives and potential summer courses
Train and support teachers to develop technology-enriched learning activities and designs within their classrooms
Develop and teach integrated Science/Technology/Engineering/Arts/Mathematics classes
Partner with classroom and subject specialist teachers to incorporate technological platforms, tools, and media into their teaching
Identify and propose emerging technologies for use in curriculum, assessment and evaluation
Support utilization of existing education-based technologies (including library software)
Recommend purchase of hardware, software and related resources.
Manage technology resources while ensuring the continued reliable operation of devices, applications and systems
Coordinate with the Technology Manager the employee training in the use of Veracross, MS Office Suite, and other software as generally used by PSS
Able to stay late/come in early for all events at the school for technology setup and assist with running PowerPoints, Movies at the discretion of teachers/staff/admin
Work with Teachers/Administration at the Preschool to ensure an active presence 1-2x per month in different classrooms – introducing robotics, offline programming to students in all classrooms
The Educational Technology Specialist should have:
A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Education or Technology
Extensive knowledge of digital platforms, tools, media, methods, and design processes
Strong technical, communication, and problem-solving skills
Considerable knowledge of curriculum development and implementation
Considerable knowledge of effective and varied teaching strategies and assessment techniques
Considerable knowledge of current research trends in instructional technology
Considerable knowledge in the use of personal computers, iPads, Smartboards, digital cameras, document cameras, iPods, flip video cameras, as well as, a wide variety of digital resources, tools, and instructional software
Ability to work collaboratively with teachers, students, and parents
SALARY, BENEFITS, AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE
This is a full-time, 10-month position
Salary is commensurate with experience, with a very competitive benefit package.
Three (3) professional references that can speak to your qualifications with regards to this specific position
Brief answers to the following:
Describe your own personal faith and how you incorporate that into your professional career.
In your mind, what does a “Christian education” look like and what motivates you to work in that specific environment?
About Park Street School
Park Street School is a continuous, integrated education for children, toddler through sixth grade, located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. Exemplifying a Christian world view, Park Street School is an equal opportunity employer and is continuously striving to maintain a faculty with varying backgrounds and cultural experiences