2022-2023 School Year - Instructional Technology Coach- TOSA - RB #21-674

Buffalo Public Schools

Buffalo, NY 14211

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description

Title:2022-2023 School Year - Instructional Technology Coach- TOSA - RB #21-674


ID:6797


Department:Other


Location:School Location


Division:Instructional


Description


BOARD OF EDUCATION


DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES


BUFFALO, NEW YORK 14202


RECRUITMENT BULLETIN #21-674 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY COACH – TOSA VARIOUS LOCATIONS 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR MAY 27, 2022


NOTICE OF POSITIONS


POSITION: The Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Tonja Williams, is interested in receiving applications from qualified candidates for the following teaching positions:


INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY COACH- TOSA VARIOUS LOCATIONS


APPLICATION: Candidates must complete an application form available on the district website, www.buffaloschools.org (http://www.buffaloschools.org/jobs) . Click the " APPLY " button at the bottom of this page to start your application. Once the form is completed, click the “Submit” button.


Applications successfully received will generate a confirmation email to the account listed on the application. (Be sure to check your junk and spam mail.) If you do not receive a confirmation email, we cannot guarantee that your application was received. You must submit an application until you receive a confirmation email. QUALIFICATIONS : The candidate must be a NYS certified teacher currently employed in the Buffalo Public Schools with contract status on or before 9/1/2022. Candidates must have a minimum of five years of successful classroom and/or coaching experience in an urban school district. Preference will be given to candidates with proven coaching experience. The candidate must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, and demonstrate leadership and interpersonal communication skills with all district stakeholders. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong collaborative, team-oriented, and flexible approach to partnered work.


EXPERIENCE:


In evaluating each candidate’s qualifications, consideration will be given to the candidate’s coursework and experiences in instructional technology, curriculum design, digital environments and creation of content for online learning. Knowledge of the New York State Common Core Standards and curricula, assessments, data driven instruction, Special Education, English Language Learners (ELL), ISTE Standards, and 21st Century Skills will also be considered in evaluating each candidate’s qualifications.


The candidate should also possess:


+ Knowledge of current educational technology initiatives including 1:1 computing, distance learning, flipped classrooms, digital citizenship, digital literacy, and coding


+ Thorough knowledge of various technology integration frameworks including SAMR and TPACK


+ Facility in the use of BPS Instructional Technology resources including software, hardware, web resources, and peripheral devices


+ Understanding of the appropriate uses of learning management systems and social media in K-12 education


+ Deep understanding of ways instructional technology can support information literacy skills and student learning, especially in relation to the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS)


+ Thorough knowledge of BPS curriculum and instructional models


+ Knowledge and facility in the use of multiple pedagogical techniques for addressing the needs of various learners including Special Education Students and ELLs


+ Proven ability to create units of study to foster differentiation, critical thinking, collaboration, and problem solving


+ Demonstrable history of designing and executing meaningful technology integration experiences that align ISTE Standards with CCLS and BPS curriculum at various grade levels


+ Commitment to following and enforcing BPS, Federal and State policies, procedures and regulations as they relate to Instructional Technology


+ Knowledge and experience in the use of multiple staff development models and approaches


+ Experience in planning, leading and facilitating staff development opportunities with a variety of stakeholders


+ Working knowledge of DTSDE, NYSUT Rubric and the APPR Process and how the use of technology factors into each


+ Working knowledge of Professional Growth System (PGS), Infinite Campus, eDoctrina, and other technology-based systems used by the Buffalo Public Schools


DUTIES:


The Instructional Technology Coach may be responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:


+ Co-teaching to provide support and modeling of various technology integration strategies


+ Providing coaching for staff on various pedagogical methods for using technology to support instructional goals and academic achievement


+ Assisting staff in selecting the best technologies to use in meeting instructional needs of students


+ Provide support to district personnel utilizing technology for remote instruction


+ Providing feedback to individual teachers on their efforts to implement curriculum aligned to Common Core Learning Standards, RTI, data-driven instruction using a process that includes modeling, observing, and reflection


+ Providing instruction to students in the area(s) of digital literacy, digital citizenship, and coding


+ Providing professional development on all facets of district instructional technology during the school day, curricular/common planning time meetings, when available after school, and on Saturdays


+ Collaboration with district administrators, building administrators, district, and building coaches in the planning for and facilitation of district and school-based meetings


+ Management of various e-learning platforms including district learning management system resources, groups, and accounts as necessary


+ Assisting district personnel in preparing BPS staff and students for computer-based testing


+ Continuously developing and improving own capacity, and the capacity of others, to integrate technology effectively into teaching and learning


+ Maintaining a professional portfolio


+ Maintaining calendar and/or activity log to document activities as required by grant based funding sources and others


+ Attending all district PLOs for Instructional Technology Coaches


+ Performing other duties as assigned


APPOINTMENT :


Appointment will be made by the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent following assessment of training, experience, certification, credentials and evaluation of service. Candidates will be asked to provide a digital portfolio including samples of work in alignment with ISTE Standards. Template will be provided to qualified applicants. This posting is being offered in anticipation of a possible reduction in force. Special consideration will be given to those with experience in the position. Personal interviews shall be scheduled where appropriate.


SALARY: Teacher Salary Schedule


FUND #: Positions will be funded through various sources based on 2022-2023 district budget


FINAL DATE


FOR FILING : Until filled


DR. TONJA WILLIAMS, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS



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