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Director of Education Technology

Director of Education Technology (Full Time)

Town School for Boys seeks a full time Director of Education Technology beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. Located in San Francisco, Town School for Boys is a K-8 independent day school. Since its founding in 1939, Town School is committed to providing a dynamic and engaging environment that suits the developmental learning needs of boys. An intensive academic program is supplemented by fine arts offerings and outdoor education trips that take advantage of the school's Bay Area coastal location. Our teaching balances traditional methods with key student-centered approaches including inquiry and project-based learning. Town School values academic excellence, respect for self and others, diversity and inclusivity, service learning, and character development. Town places a high value on maintaining a creative, collegial atmosphere among faculty members. There is an expectation of continuous growth and improvement for all faculty and strong support for a wide range of professional development opportunities.

 

Specific Responsibilities of the Director of Education Technology:

  • Inspire and stimulate an innovative learning environment

  • Connect curriculum, instruction, and technology

  • Empower students and faculty to use technology tools

  • Promote digital citizenship and media literacy

  • Manage Academic Tech team (Tech Integration Specialist, Technology Elective Instructors)

  • Coach and mentor faculty on technology integration; evaluate and assess teachers’ use of technology

  • Develop knowledge of each grade level curriculum and support teacher’s use of appropriate technology, software, and other resources that support the goals of classroom projects; provide direct short-term support for classroom projects

  • Attend division and grade level meetings regularly to understand ongoing projects, curriculum, and issues throughout the school

  • Facilitate training in new hardware and software

  • Facilitate training of new faculty, interns, and staff on existing hardware and software including the WhippleHill student information system

  • Collaborate with Director of Information Systems, educational faculty and administration to oversee all facets of technology planning and integration; connect classroom learning with information systems; develop the vision, goals, program objectives/strategies/activities, infrastructure, staffing, training, evaluation, budgeting, and collaboration for such projects

  • In conjunction with the CFO, Director of Information Systems, and educational administration develop an annual technology budget for current needs, with an emphasis on using technology to enhance the academic program and classroom instruction and to improve the efficiency and quality of business operations, marketing and communications (due in November each year)

  • Work with Board of Trustees Technology and Finance Committees

  • Collaborate with Director of Information Systems on hardware and software implementation

  • Manage technology budget in conjunction with Director of Information Systems

  • Collaborate with faculty and administration to develop and support an acceptable use policy for the school

  • Collaborate with librarians on media literacy and curriculum support

  • Collaborate with Director of New Teacher Institute on training customized to new teachers

  • Determine device lease cycles and device deployment in conjunction with technology and educational staff/admin

  • Research and identify new and emerging educational technologies

  • Act as a clearinghouse of information on trends, research, applications, and effective practices related to the use of technology at the school

  • Offer and coordinate technology sharing professional development (“Learning Exchange”) for faculty, staff and administrators

  • Research and promote outside educational software and hardware and professional development opportunities for faculty in various disciplines

  • Communicate and promote all relevant aspects of technology to internal and external community, in conjunction with Director of Communications

  • Serve on the Director Level Administrative Team

  • Teach at least one class

  • Collect, evaluate, and share data and feedback from faculty and students about integration, devices, and software

 

Desired Experience: classroom teaching, curriculum and technology integration coaching, experience leading and managing groups in an education setting; coding, robotics, and/or engineering experience; advanced degree



Current Technology Initiatives at Town: integration of technology in the classroom; developing framework for improved approach to teaching the STEM curriculum; designing and developing innovation/tinkering/maker lab; integrating of curriculum with innovation/tinkering/maker’s lab; researching and developing plan for teaching programming, robotics, engineering, app development and game development; working with students, faculty, and administrators to increase interest in computer science and engineering both within and outside the curriculum; increasing collaboration between technology and library.

 

Non-Discrimination Policy: Town School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit.  School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including genetic characteristics), sexual orientation, sexual identity, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

 

Salary and benefits are commensurate with our peer schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and with like NAIS schools.

 

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to:

 

Sherise Saavedra

employment@townschool.com

2750 Jackson St.

San Francisco CA 94115

 

Town School for Boys

 

Mission

At Town School learning is prized, love of school is essential, and boyhood is celebrated.

 

Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Our goal is for each boy to be engaged in an environment that weaves together collaboration, critical thinking, integrity, empathy, and creativity. These broad skills, as well as a firm grounding in core academic competencies, offer boys an excellent preparation for their further education. We promote social and emotional learning as a foundation of academic excellence and self-discovery. We prepare students to meet challenges in the world by helping them develop an appreciation for a variety of perspectives from the local to the global. We celebrate diversity by fostering a community of learners built on mutual respect. Learning experiences are inclusive, relevant, flexible, innovative, and adapted to reflect the needs of all kinds of learners. In our joyful, active, and collaborative school, boys flourish.

 

We achieve these goals through an authentic curriculum that originates in the classroom, travels through the halls, and extends into the world. Our teaching balances traditional methods with key student-centered approaches including inquiry, project-based learning, and teaching for understanding. We stay relevant and current through our testing of innovative, research-based approaches. We model a commitment to lifelong learning, and we hone our craft by pursuing professional development and sharing knowledge with one another.

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Town School
Contact Phone Number
415-746-1129
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