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Director, Department of Instructional Technology

OFFICIAL TITLE: Director II CODE: 0251 SQ/OQ: Not Applicable
WORKING TITLE: Director, Department of Instructional Technology GRADE: Q MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under the general direction of the chief technology officer, coordinates the work of the Department of Instructional Technology, which includes defining, leading, and supervising staff in implementing priorities and initiatives centered on the effective use of interactive instructional technologies that transform teaching and learning. Plans for, coordinates, and supervises staff who provide a wide variety of supports to meet the needs of individual schools. Collaborates with other offices and participates in the planning processes for districtwide professional development efforts. Leads the design of the office¿s professional development programs for school leadership teams and staff that fosters impactful integration of technology, content, and instructional practices and assessment. Keeps abreast of emerging technology trends and products and participates in assessing their applicability in the educational environment. Collaborates with key stakeholders including central services staff, school-based staff, parents, business and postsecondary partners, and community members.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of current research and best practices on national and state trends and research findings on the integration of technology with teaching, learning, and educational systems in fostering professional learning communities. Ability to manage multiple complex projects and achieve results within required time, functionality, performance, quality, and budget requirements. Thorough understanding of highly effective instruction; interactive, inquiry-based instruction; and effective collaboration with colleagues on the development and implementation of multi-modal, universally designed, community-centered classrooms. Thorough knowledge in the educational uses of data to improve student achievement; knowledge of how schools use data and information and change management strategies for professional development and staff support; strong experience in interpreting student achievement data using technology systems. Strong experience in using technology to improve instruction, to better meet the needs of all learners, and foster student participation and engagement. Knowledge and application of the six leadership standards that have been established for the Montgomery County Association of Administrative and Principals Administrative and Supervisory Professional Growth System (MCAAP A&S PGS). Excellent planning, organization, management, communications (oral and written), and human relations skills. Ability to prepare papers and presentations for the superintendent of schools and the Montgomery County Board of Education.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Masters or Masters Equivalent (MEQ) from an accredited college or university with emphasis on teaching, school leadership, curriculum, instruction, and/or instructional technology; minimum of five years outstanding teacher-level experience; demonstrated excellence in leading the design of professional development on the use of instructional technologies.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Holds a current Maryland state Administration and Supervision certificate.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) None
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Occasional overtime and attendance at evening meetings.


Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

Supervises and leads professional/instructional staff in building a repertoire of strategies that send messages of high expectations for all students through the use of innovative technologies.

Participates in and oversees the design and implementation of differentiated, job-embedded professional development and/or training to meet stakeholders¿ needs and MCPS goals on the integration of innovative technologies.

Supervises instructional technology supports and the development of innovative professional development resources.

Leads and supervises the organization and presentation of K¿12 data within myMCPS and professional development on the use of data to inform instructional decisions.

Facilitates the development of professional development products that utilize video, audio, interactive Web presentations, Web-based and video conferencing, online professional learning communities, and assessments of professional development.

Oversees the planning and implementation of technology modernization programs to redefine the use of technology across our schools and offices.

Supervises assigned staff, manages projects, and establishes processes and procedures that support the effective use of technology and the ongoing professional learning for staff using instructional and business technologies.

Provides and supervises customized training and skill-building opportunities for MCPS employees in offices and schools on using interactive technologies to facilitate school improvement, monitor instruction, and facilitate communication.

Oversees efforts that plan for students with special needs (i.e., gifted and talented, English language learners, special education) to ensure that the instructional program meets their needs, specifically through the integration of innovative technologies.

Stays abreast of the latest research, best practices and systemwide data in order to provide leadership in the development of high-quality curriculum, assessments, and instructional innovations and practices that incorporate the powerful uses of innovative technologies.

Coaches and mentors members of the educational community in the meaningful and productive uses of technology for instruction and monitoring student performance.

Applies knowledge of current research to practice.

Models a variety of research-based best practices.

Assists with grant writing opportunities that relate to innovative technologies transforming instructional programs.

Performs related duties as required by the position.

Class Established: 7/06
Date(s) Revised: 3/13
Last Reviewed:

This description may be changed at any time.

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