Reporting to the Director of Academic Technology, the Middle/Upper School Learning and Technology Coordinator is responsible for supporting technology integration across the Grade 6-12 curriculum. A member of the Academic Technology team, the MS/US Learning & Technology Coordinator is a close partner of IT and is focused on support for the effective and ethical use of digital tools and resources for teaching and learning.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Middle and Upper School Learning and Technology Coordinator will:
Provide ongoing training and best practices on using the school’s technology assets including interactive boards, iPads and laptop computers.
Collaborate with PS STEAM and Instructional Technology Coordinator and Director of Academic Technology to develop and maintain documentation on technology programming and written curriculum, including the Technology Fluency Throughline Articulation.
Attend conferences and professional meetings in order to remain current with relevant trends.
Collaborate with the Director of Teaching and Learning and MS/US Administration to plan instructional technology integration across the academic year.
Promote ethical use of information and technology through respect for intellectual property, the AUP and adhering to appropriate laws.
Provide embedded in-person and online professional support for teachers.
Develop training and support materials for use of technology resources; take a lead role in coordinating, disseminating, and using these resources in professional development with faculty members.
Complete helpdesk tasks in collaboration with the Director of IT and his team as assigned.
In collaboration with IT, maintain and add Tregaron technology items to the inventory database.
Act as a curricular leader and participate in instructional planning, including attending faculty meetings and other meetings as requested.
In collaboration with the STEAM Community Coordinator and the Media and Research Specialist, develop and support Frameworks for ethical engagement with Information and Technology, including the Framework for Agency in Digital Community.
Participate in active communication with team members and stakeholders to identify issues of concern among faculty, staff, students and parents and collaborate in the development and implementation of technology and system solutions.
Collaborate with teachers of technology-oriented electives and support coding in the classroom initiatives.
Execute work online when directed and needed to include deliverables: meeting and collaborating online with team members and supervisor(s), fulfilling duties and responsibilities via approved online platforms, meeting assignment goals in a timely fashion, and maintaining a positive online presence in representing the School.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in a related content area required, Master's degree in Education Technology or related field preferred.
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a school preferred with strong classroom management skills and exposure
Knowledge of and experience with current best-practice in inquiry and technology integration
Experience coaching teachers and/or leading professional development workshops.
Varied professional experience, both in classroom settings and outside of schools;
Ability to inspire learners and encourage creative thinking.
Advanced G Suite expertise, Google Certified Trainer a plus.
Aptitude for coding and computational thinking, developer experience a plus.
About Washington International School
Founded in 1966, Washington International School is a private, non-profit, Preschool-12 school profoundly committed to its mission: to be an exemplary learning community—enriched by differences, informed through inquiry, global in reach. Serving its full community of 900 plus students on two campuses, the school is multinational, multicultural, and multilingual.
The school’s challenging international program draws on classroom-based research on pedagogical practices and curriculum design from renowned organizations such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Project Zero, based in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. From Preschool through Grade 5 students follow the inquiry-based IB Primary Years Program; in Grades 6-10 they continue with a multidisciplinary and inquiry-based approach designed to enhance understanding and develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the prestigious IB Diploma Program (DP). All students in Grades 11 and 12 are enrolled in the DP, which prepares them to take exams to receive the International Baccalaureate Diploma in addition to a WIS diploma. IB Diploma results are well above the worldwide pass rate, and WIS gra...duates attend highly selective colleges and universities in both the United States (about two-thirds in a typical year) and abroad.
Commitment to the intensive study of a second language is a core principle, with Pre-School, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes taught entirely in French or Spanish. All instruction in Grades 1-5 is “dual language” in English and either French or Spanish. Chinese is an option beginning in Grade 6. Typically, one half to three-quarters of WIS graduates earn the Bilingual IB Diploma, demonstrating fluency in two languages.
The entire school community – alumni, parents, students, teachers, administrators and staff – are ardent advocates for international education. WIS has played a prominent role in setting a standard for a global perspective that many schools now emulate.
The school culture is highly egalitarian, with a strong emphasis on collaboration and understanding differing points of view. There is no typical WIS family: some households consist only of U.S. passport holders, others are all non-U.S. passport holders and many are a mix of nationalities. In addition to this global diversity, WIS also strives to achieve economic diversity: 14% of the students receive financial assistance.