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Technology in Motion Instructional Specialist

Employer
Athens State University
Location
Alabama, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 6, 2023


Technology in Motion Instructional Specialist

Athens State University

Closing Date:

Job Duties:
The Alabama Technology in Motion(ATiM) Specialist will provide training/modeling for (K-12) teachers on integrating technology into the curriculum for all subjects including digital literacy and computer science. They provide professional development that enables educators to become and remain proficient in the use of technology so they can better facilitate learning.The ATiM Program is conducted onsite and online and is planned with participating schools/LEAs to meet their needs and goals. The overriding principle is to ensure that the skills are not just learned but implemented as a routine part of each teacher or administrator's job. The ATiM Specialist is a technology consultant who is familiar with Alabama K-12 curriculum and has expertise in using technology in the classroom. That expertise is strengthened by working as a member of the statewide team.

Characteristic duties: This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position.

Technology Professional Development for Educators, Alabama Technology in Motion Instructional Technology Specialist (ATiM) Responsibilities:
  • Plan and conduct professional learning with an emphasis on digital literacy, cyber-safety, digital citizenship, and computer science.
  • Maintain and submit an up-to-date calendar/schedule to ATiM Project Director and RIC Director.
  • Collaborate with the District Curriculum, Technology, and other Administrators to plan meaningful professional learning and support to schools within the service center region.
  • Recruit participants and schedule workshops within the in-service center region.
  • Support statewide technology initiatives and conferences as directed by the ATiM Project Director.
  • Maintain an inventory of software and hardware.
  • Contribute to the development of project reports, procedures, and policies.
  • Prepare and disseminate project information as appropriate.
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports, and an interim and final report representing activity for the school year and following summer.
  • Keep current on emerging technology practices in education through professional learning groups and by attending conferences/workshops/classes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the ATiM Project Director, the Regional Inservice Center Director, or the Educational Technology Coordinator.



Schedule: The weekly schedule will vary depending on training commitments, travel requirements, state meetings and school district calendars.

TRAVEL: The use of the Instructional Technology Specialist's personal vehicle may be required for transporting equipment to and from training sessions. Extensive travel is required within the Inservice Center region along with some statewide travel and overnight stays. A valid driver's license is required. Travel expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with state guidelines.

Required Qualifications:
  • Valid Alabama Teaching Certificate with a minimum of five years of experience in K-12 teaching or administration is required.
  • Master’s Degree in Education required.
  • Experience with:


  1. Integrating digital literacy in K-12 and computer science curricula.
  2. Creating and delivering professional learning programs for adults (teachers and administrators) at the local, state, or national level.
  3. Creating content for online learning.
  4. Using PowerSchool Professional Learning and Schoology is preferred but not required.
  • Awareness and knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum training and design.
  • Current on new instructional technologies and their use in the classroom and a willingness to continue to learn additional technologies.
  • Proficient in a variety of software applications, including website design, social media, PowerSchool, Google, and Microsoft.
  • Familiar with the Alabama Education system and local education administrators.
  • Ability to set up and troubleshoot hardware, and software, and model the appropriate use of technology.
  • Team oriented, flexible, and works well with others.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • FBI/ABI fingerprinting background clear status required


Salary Schedule:
Salary matrix is based on the FY 23 Teacher Salary Matrix adjusted to 240 days plus 5%. The range is $$67,189.67- $102,937.28.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://jobs.athens.edu/postings/search

About Athens State University
Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by OnlineU.org for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.
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