Technology Integration Specialist & Makerspace Teacher

Job Type: Teaching
Job Category: Education Technology
Job Location: Greater San Francisco Bay Area

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s client school in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area is seeking a Technology Integration Specialist & Makerspace Teacher beginning in the 2021-2022 school year.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Relevant, recent experience
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s in Education or Educational Technology preferred)
  • Valid teaching credential
  • Experience with and understanding of children in grades 2-8
  • Teaching experience at the elementary and middle school level working with children with dyslexia and related learning differences
  • High level of proficiency with educational technology
  • Knowledge of current pedagogical strategies and technology trends

More about this role…

Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic leadership, vision, and direction around technology integration within the academic program.
  • Be an inspirational leader of educational technology best practices to the faculty, students, and staff by serving as a role model for creativity, innovation, and experimentation.
  • Support teachers in developing basic technological competencies such as navigating Google Drive and Outlook, and utilizing iPads, laptops, and SMART Boards.
  • Support, model, and encourage effective use of technology for teaching and learning with an emphasis on project-based learning and innovation in the classroom.
  • Create learning resources for students, teachers, and staff, such as instructional videos and tutorials.
  • Develop, coordinate, and/or teach workshops for instructional technology applications and assist faculty in group and one-on-one settings as needed.
  • Identify and implement new trends in educational technology, curriculum, and teaching strategies into work with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Collaborate with the Technology Coordinator and program team to provide family education on topics such as the iPad, Blackbaud (learning management system), and other educational programs and apps.
  • Manage Makerspace scheduling, materials, and equipment.
  • Teach Makerspace elective classes for middle school students.
  • Take the lead in designing academically rigorous Makerspace projects independently and in collaboration with subject-area teachers.