BB&N is seeking a Middle School Academic Technology Specialist. This position is responsible for supporting the Middle School faculty with innovative integration of technology into their classroom and curriculum. Additionally, this role was created to encourage, facilitate and support faculty and staff in their professional growth goals around educational technology. All teachers and students are equipped with Mac laptops. This position is based out of our Middle School (grades 7-8), but also supports certain Upper School needs. We seek an experienced educator with contagious enthusiasm for using technology in creative, collaborative, and inquiry-based learning. This is a one year full-time 11-month position (with the possibility of being re-hired) reporting to the director of information technology. This position also has indirect reporting to the middle school campus director.
Oversee and manage all aspects of student and faculty software usage on the Middle School campus
Examples include but are not exclusive to:
Teach a technology elective and support student technology clubs and student helpers.
Develop, promote, and supervise fun and innovative makerspace design projects during free blocks.
Teach a coding/robotic activities/club.
Seek out and sustain connections to local organizations and schools to leverage the growth of our academic program and to provide real-world learning opportunities for students.
Promote the MS social media presence.
Coordinate technology programs on the MS campus and with the larger school community (US/LS)
Examples include but are not exclusive to:
Orient and support new teachers in using our digital systems, software, and the maker space.
Collaborate with the B-12 academic technology team to develop and execute goals.
Attend Department Head meetings to support and suggest classroom projects throughout the year.
Manage student technology orientation for the opening of the school year
Support the AS tech department in the management of technology tools schoolwide.
Nurture relationships with teachers to support their use of educational technology.
Collaborate with librarians to teach software, systems, policies, and research to students.
Support teachers in developing and improving LMS class websites for instructional purposes.
Assist with audio-visual support and technology community presentations, including some evening events.
Drop into classes, as needed, to support students’ working on technology or maker projects.
The ideal candidate should demonstrate:
Classroom teaching experience at the Middle School level.
Bachelor’s degree in education or equivalent experience.
Passion for working with middle school aged students.
Commitment to promoting a growth mindset.
Commitment to fostering an inclusive community.
Significant experience using technology resources in an educational setting.
Background or interest in design thinking protocols and interdisciplinary learning.
Experience collaborating with teachers to integrate technology resources.
Collaborative working style, responsible team member, flexible and willing to pitch in to do whatever needs to be done.
Ability to articulate a compelling, energetic, and compassionate vision for academic technology.
Excellent communication & organization skills: written, oral, listening, managing, executing.
Experience with Mac OS, Google Apps for Education, Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, teacher websites, and various software, hardware and peripherals for classroom use.
Good sense of humor!
About Buckingham Browne & Nichols
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Buckingham Browne & Nichols is a day school that educates children in grades pre-K through 12 in a rich and invigorating educational experience of the highest quality. The school excels at helping students discover their unique talents and passions and develop those strengths to the fullest. The curriculum is challenging, forward-thinking, innovative, and flexible, designed to help qualified students, from a range of backgrounds and with a wide spectrum of talents and interests, reach new levels of accomplishment. Co-curricular opportunities in athletics, the arts, community service, and other areas add important dimensions to students’ learning. Students learn on three age and developmentally appropriate campuses. At every grade, BB&N takes full advantage of the range of opportunities its locations afford.
BB&N’s mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. At BB&N, we value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all.
BB&N’s c...ommitment to diversity is integral to the mission and vision of the School. The different perspectives and experiences of our students define the fabric of our community. These many perspectives and experiences contribute to the growth of the individuals who call BB&N their alma mater and shape the classroom and extracurricular experiences. To have as classmates and friends people who are different from oneself, to come to truly know the background, experiences, and beliefs of a new friend, is to learn more deeply about oneself and our world. There is no more important attribute in the preparation for global citizenship.
The vibrancy and vitality we feel in the classrooms, hallways, stages and playing fields of BB&N derive from the people who are here. At its root are the varied interests and experiences, the different backgrounds, cultures, religions, views, and perspectives that our students and faculty bring to their classes and families bring to myriad activities. Each of us adds to the richness of another’s experience. Working and playing together teaches us lifelong lessons about appreciating each other, knowing and understanding each other, and learning from each other.