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.5 FTE Elementary Digital Learning Specialist - Rahn

Company: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Schools
Location: Burnsville
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

In District One91, we are committed to removing barriers and forging unique pathways to create a future ready community. We believe that when each individual contributor is free to be their whole self and bring their whole self, we are collectively more radiant.

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 is a dynamic and innovative suburban public school district serving approximately 8,000 students. The District includes 8 elementary schools with kindergarten through grade 5 (some with voluntary pre-kindergarten programs), two middle schools with grades 6-8, one high school with grades 9-12 and one alternative high school. The District also includes one of the most extensive Community Education programs in the state, serving newborns up through senior citizens.

Position Overview:

Digital Learning Specialist

Days: 92 days

Hours: .50 FTE

Compensation/benefits: Per Unit Agreement

Primary Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Director of Technology, the Digital Learning Specialist will support, promote and advance the integration of technology into instructional delivery, leading to enhanced student utilization and improved student achievement. The Digital Learning Specialist supports research-based best practices regarding classroom instructional technology. The DLS must model good instructional practice and work well with other individuals to be effective in facilitating change. They must also assume a leadership role as coach/mentor for all staff. They will actively support, champion, advocate, and participate in digital learning at the district, school, and team levels.

Qualifications:

License / Education Requirements: Experience in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or a closely related field. K-6 MN Teaching License in good standing. Librarian, Library Media Specialist, or Computer Tech. Preferred. Two (2) years of experience to include designing, developing, and implementing educational technology in the classroom. Demonstrated ability to specify learning objectives and develop and deliver training materials and assessments that are aligned to those objectives. Demonstrated experience of current effective pedagogies for learner-centered teaching. Experience facilitating formal and informal professional development.

Essential Functions:

Student Instruction. Primary instructor of technology skills grade K-5 through face-to-face and hybrid instruction of elementary classes. Teach, assess and report articulated ISD 191 K-5 Digital Literacy curriculum that includes technology skills and ELA media literacy standards. Promote voluntary free reading and independent research. Promote digital citizenship, ethical use, and on-line safety.

Additional Duties

Performs other related tasks as assigned.

FLSA Status: Exempt

The successful Digital Learning Specialist will be an individual who

firmly believes:

  • All students can learn and that their learning can be directly influenced by focusing on factors over which we have control.
  • That student learning guides practice and decision-making throughout the school and system.
  • In shared accountability and responsibility through working interdependently.
  • In fostering a commitment among staff and parent communities to create the conditions for equity and excellence resulting in elimination of the achievement gap.
  • In a model that promotes professional reflection and continuous improvement.

has demonstrated:

  • Ability to provide timely, collaborative learning experiences that build instructional capacity and efficacy resulting in sustained change in practice.
  • Ability to provide foundational professional learning for instructional technology priorities and provide differentiated support based on each school's context.
  • Successful experience in facilitating high-quality professional learning and remarkable outcomes through application.
  • The ability to effectively manage and lead change, including changing practices and structures in our school system that may perpetuate inequities based on race and class.
  • Outstanding skills in written and oral communication.
  • Effective facilitation and personal use of technology as a communication tool to improve student achievement and manage work.
  • Personal professional learning and development through a strong understanding of literature related to education, student learning, and leadership.
  • The ability to manage dialog effectively, valuing alternative points of view in planning and decision-making.
  • That he or she is a visible instructional leader.
  • Passion for digital learning
  • Courage to do what is best for students.

Application Process:

  • Our online application system offers the opportunity to upload additional information such as a cover letter, resume, references and transcripts. Paper or e-mail copies of these materials will not be accepted.
  • Interviews will be conducted with candidates that best meet the current needs of the District.
  • Review of materials will start immediately.
  • The position will be filled on an undesignated time-frame when, and not until, the right candidate emerges.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described.

Equity is one of District One91's core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first to ensure college and career readiness. A diverse workforce fuels innovation and allows us to better understand, communicate with, and educate our students. District One91 will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability, or status with regard to public assistance.

Keywords: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Schools, Burnsville , .5 FTE Elementary Digital Learning Specialist - Rahn, Other , Burnsville, Minnesota

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