Director Of Education Technology & Computer Science

State Of Oklahoma Oklahoma City , OK 73113

Posted 7 months ago

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY & COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION

Office of Curriculum & Instruction, Oliver Hodge Building, Oklahoma City

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Provide leadership to improve the use of education technology in Oklahoma districts and schools for administration, instruction, school/classroom management and assessment and lead Oklahoma educators in highly effective implementation of the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Computer Science.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree, master's degree preferred. [Official Transcript (s) required] (master's degree in Education, Computer Science, or Education Technology preferred)

  • Broad experience in supporting schools with the enhancement of instruction through education technology.

  • Broad experience with teaching PreK-12 computer science.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Considerable knowledge of cooperative learning activities, interdisciplinary and modern teaching techniques, methods and practices; of current trends and sources of information in the field of education, curriculum development in particular; of educational psychology; general knowledge of federal and state school laws; of budgeting methods and procedures; of the principles of public relations;

  • Considerable knowledge of current practices in classroom use of instructional technology by teachers and by students and special education technology policies and uses;

  • Expertise knowledge in Oklahoma's computer science standards and their relationship to research- and national-recommendations (e.g., K-12 Computer Science Framework);

  • Collaboration with school leadership and teachers to inspire innovation in the classroom through the use of technology.

  • Objective analysis of new digital learning processes and technologies as they are developed to determine their effectiveness in education.

  • Ability to provide professional growth opportunities via workshops, web-based training, and personal interactions.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school officials and teachers; to express clearly and concisely the philosophies, practices, and policies of the OSDE, as well as ideas, strategies, and programs relating to education technology;

  • Applicants must be willing and able to perform necessary job-related travel;

  • Conscientious commitment and willingness to provide courteous, consistent, efficient service through the performance of the prescribed job duties.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the ISTE standards for students, teachers and administrators.

  • Knowledge of Open Education Resources and effective use.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

  • Direct the development of long-range plans, goals, and objectives related to education technology.

  • Provide leadership statewide through sharing of best practices and encouraging new approaches to the use of technology for learning and administration.

  • Provide Oklahoma Annual District Technology Survey.

  • Assist with the implementation of the Oklahoma Computer Science Standards; recommend methods, materials, teaching media and curricula to educators;

  • Maintain up to date knowledge of all SDE initiatives and goals, i.e. TLE, state report card dashborad, STEM, 3rd grade reading (RSA);

  • Collaborating/planning and implementing large conferences and events as well as evaluating the effectiveness of said conferences;

  • Continuously work on STEM initiatives with Executive Director and STEM team;

  • Provide professional development opportunities in centralized, regional, and school-based locations, as well as through distance learning approaches.

  • Provide ongoing technical assistance to administrators and teachers in implementing education technology tools and practices.

  • Provide ongoing professional development for teachers and administrators in computer science;

  • Represent the agency as a presenter/speaker/leader for educators, business and community organizations, etc.;

  • Collaborate with other curriculum directors and other agencies on joint projects including but not limited to Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, student assessment, STEM, school improvement, and federal projects;

  • Administer grants to schools that pertain to education technology or computer science;

  • Administer Tech Director, Assessment Technology and Education Technology listservs used by districts to share education technology questions and ideas across the state.

  • Work with the Special Education Department to make sure that all student technology is accessible by all students.

  • Work with existing state and national groups, such as Oklahoma Technology Association (OTA), SETDA, ISTE and The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) to identify current trends and issues in regards to digital learning and education technology.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

N/A

WORK ENVIRONMENT

General office setting.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

N (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable to this position

O (Occasionally) - Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently) - Position requires this activity from 33%-66% of the time (2.5 5.5 hrs/day)

C (Constantly) - Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Lift/Carry
10 lbs or less F
11-20 lbs F
21-50 lbs O
51-100 lbs N

Over 100 lbs N

Physical Demands

Stand F

Walk F

Sit F

Listen F

Grasp O

Reach Outward O

Reach Over Shoulder O

Speak F

Climb O

Crawl O

Squat or Kneel O

Bend O

TRAVEL

Frequent travel required with occasional overnight stays.

ANNUAL SALARY: $55,000

BENEFITS: https://www.ebd.ok.gov

RETIREMENT: https://www.ok.gov/TRS

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Conclusion

Veteran's Preference Points apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.


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Director Of Education Technology & Computer Science

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