Atlanta Speech School: Technology Integration Specialist
Start Date: August 2017
The mission of the Atlanta Speech School is to help each person develop his or her full potential through language and literacy. The School is now the nation’s most comprehensive center for language and literacy, with four schools, five clinics, summer programs and a professional development center. Each day extraordinarily dedicated and talented individuals make profound differences in the lives of the children and adults we serve here and across our state in partnership with other organizations. Please visit our website for a closer look at our work: www.atlantaspeechschool.org
The Atlanta Speech School is currently seeking applicants for the position of Technology Integration Specialist for the 2017-18 school year. The candidate will embrace our goal of becoming leaders in integrating technology into our classrooms and equipping students with the adaptive tools needed to support their learning when they transition to new schools. Continual professional growth and reflection are important characteristics to lead our instructional technology program.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties of the Position:
Demonstrate familiarity with methods for integrating technology into the school curriculum as well as methods for measuring student outcomes;
Display familiarity with assistive technology methods, software, and interactive learning approaches for students with learning disabilities;
Establish an instructional technology curriculum based on and aligned with content standards and consistent with national technology standards;
Ensure that instructional practices related to technology instruction are consistent with the unique needs of children with hearing loss, dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities, and speech-language disorders; as well as with preschool children
Develop professional learning activities that include in-class demonstrations, web-based tutorials, didactic lessons, web-based resource center, and other accessible methods of instruction for teachers;
Stay abreast of key learning theories and research trends as well as methods of integrating technology into classroom instruction, and adaptive technology methods;
Provide technical assistance and collaborate with coordinators and teachers to determine effective digital tools and resources for all learners;
Develop a long-range strategic plan to guide technology integration program development;
Serve as chairperson of the School’s Technology Committees;
Maintain budget for software, curriculum, and other technology-related resources, and consultation with the Technology Director recommend hardware; and
Model and facilitate the safe, legal, and ethical uses of technology and digital information.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Master’s Degree in Education with experience in technology integration in schools, curriculum design, and instructional technology preferred, or a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology
Consideration will also be given to other candidates who have five or more years of experience in curriculum design, technology integration in schools, and instructional technology
A current Georgia teaching certification, professional licensure or comparable credential in specialty field is preferred
Computer knowledge of Windows (XP to Current) and Macintosh (8 to current), HTML, and Basic Networking. Strong background in Microsoft Office, Crystal Reports, Graphics Editing Software
Experience creating, managing and editing video media, podcasting, and video capture software (e.g., Camtasia)
Understanding of social networking and the integration of social networking in the classroom and parent communication technology
Familiarity with assistive technology software packages such as Dragon Naturally Speaking and Read Write Gold
Experience working with and developing material for Learning Management Systems
Strong verbal and written communication skills
An appreciation for working in a collaborative environment
Salary is commensurate with experience. This full-time position offers a generous benefit package including health/dental/life/vision and long term disability insurance; the School subsidizes health insurance premiums of staff and families. Other benefits include Flexible Spending Account; 403(b) Plan; cost reduction of some Atlanta Speech School services; complimentary meals during working hours; and accrued personal and sick leave.
Please submit all of the following documents by July 21, 2017 to ensure that your information is considered: cover letter, resume, college transcript, and written submission describing how your particular skills, talents, and/or expertise could be beneficial to the Atlanta Speech School (please limit to 500 words).
Director of Human Resources
Subject line: Technology Integration Specialist
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The Atlanta Speech School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
The Atlanta Speech School’s mission is to help each person develop his or her full potential through language and literacy. We seek to fulfill this mission through our four school programs, five clinics, and Rollins Center professional development program impacting the lives of over 7,000 children and adults annually. The School has a highly trained and experienced staff with all our teachers, spe...cialists and therapists working with children with learning challenges holding masters degrees or higher.