Academic Technology Integration Specialist

Job Level
Entry-level position
Job Category
Integrator, Specialist / Associate
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Instructional Technology

Madison Country Day School, an IB World School, seeks an Academic Technology Integration Specialist, beginning July 1, 2016. An independent school with an IB Diploma Programme in place at the 11th and 12th grade levels, MCDS enrolls 435 students beginning with a 4-year old program through 12th grade. The Academic Technology Integration Specialist will report to the Head of School and work closely with the Lower, Middle, and High School division heads. The school has a wireless network and students and teachers have been using Google Apps for the past two years. The school has Chromebook and laptop carts in addition to a BYOD system in High School. The school is in the process of adding a 21,000 square-foot Academic Center featuring a STEAM wing including a Maker Space. The Academic Technology Integration specialist along with the Information Technology Coordinator is responsible for implementing Madison Country Day School’s educational technology vision that focuses on technology literacy, digital citizenship, and innovation/fabrication/computer science.

The major responsibilities of the job are as follows:

Collaborate with teachers and division heads to articulate an evolving vision for the integration of technology into learning across all domains. Collaborate with teachers in maintaining a curriculum map showing technology integration.

Collaborate with teachers in composing effective technology-infused, content-based lessons and assessments, and support the teachers as they implement curriculum and specific lessons in their classrooms.

Collaborate with the division heads and faculty to identify, assess, and provide appropriate professional growth opportunities for faculty and staff.

Research, evaluate, and recommend new hardware and software and web-based applications to support learning.

Provide leadership for the STEAM program at the school.

Develop curriculum and establish benchmarks

Record and maintain curriculum maps

Specific duties are as follows:

Enable teachers’ instructional use of technology

Serve as a mentor to teachers and staff for instructional technology use.

Train individual teachers to use software, hardware, and peripheral devices as needed.

Cross-curricular integration of technology; work collaboratively to define benchmarks for technology integration.

Encourage and support teacher innovation with current and emerging technology tools and services.

Identify and establish onboarding technology procedures to ensure faculty proficiency. Coordinate all activities surrounding the professional technological development of administrative staff members and faculty.

Conduct research about advancements in technology tools and resources to inform decision-making.

Create learning resources for teacher, staff, and students. These may include Web sites, tutorials, interactive programs, and databases that support teachers in integrating technology. Ideally, teachers will be guided and encouraged to develop their own resources, while the Technology Integration Specialist will support these efforts by providing additional support as needed.

In addition to the specific tasks outline above, it is the responsibility of this employee to:

Understand and support Madison Country Day School’s mission and philosophy and promote a positive image of the school.

Contribute to a harmonious school atmosphere by working cooperatively with all colleagues.

Respect the confidentiality of private information relating to students, colleagues, and the operations of the school.

Demonstrate responsibility and punctuality.

Display flexibility in responding to new situation and expectation, a positive attitude and a helpful, nonjudgmental demeanor.

Show willingness to consider and implement suggestions for improvement.

Model the good character traits that Madison Country Day School students are expected to embody.

To Apply:

Please email to Caitlin Stade, Assistant to the Head of School at a cover letter specific to the position, resume, and two letters of recommendation.

Madison Country Day School, is an independent, college preparatory school serving grades Pre-K through 12.

MCDS does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, hiring and employment practices, admission policies, scholarship and grant programs, or athletic and other school administered programs.