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FACULTY MSD - Instructional Technology Resource Specialist

Recruitment #18-009009-0021

Introduction

The Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community who in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.  As such, we are looking for dedicated individuals who can join us in the education of the children at MSD.

LOCATION OF POSITION

MSD, Columbia Campus, 8169 Old Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Main Purpose of Job

Provide ongoing support to the faculty and students in integrating appropriate and innovative technology to enhance and extend learning in grades K-12.

POSITION DUTIES

Provide educational technology guidance and expertise for Faculty of grades K-12, especially in the area of tablets and learning management system (LMS), including assisting with design of lessons, incorporating technology, and modeling effective strategies utilizing technology in classrooms.

Provide educational technology support to students in utilizing technology equipment appropriately.

Utilize technology to support ASL-English bilingual instruction and strategies.

Work collaboratively with colleagues to design, develop, and deliver educational technology initiatives that align with the mission of the School and the needs of the classroom, including but not limited, to College- and Career-Ready Standards and local curriculum.

Support educational technology use through daily advising, collaborating, and training of teachers both in and out of the classrooms including training teachers and staff in utilization of hardwares and softwares.

Assist in administering and fully utilizing the school’s learning management system.

Evaluate the efficacy and sustainability of current and future uses of educational technology in grades K-12.

Research and propose new ways to enhance teaching and learning, promote innovation and cross-curricular collaboration, and foster purposeful, meaningful, and creative integration of technology.

In coordination with library media specialist, promote continued development and use of the digital citizenship program and current technology standards.

In coordination with American Sign Language and Literacy specialists, promote collaboration of language acquisition and language usage through technology.

Monitor and maintain curriculums as well as do inventories.

Research best curriculums and make recommendations of appropriate electronic curriculums to the curriculum committee.

Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor’s Degree and teaching experience required; Experience with educational technology required. Show the ability to use American Sign Language.

Experience: Experience in instructional design or computer science preferred; Effective interpersonal and signing/written communication skills; Experience in collaborative learning with web-based tools.  Knowledge of web streaming (audio and video) tools.  Knowledge in how different media can be combined, including how educational technology can be integrated with different teaching and presentation methods.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Excellent organizational skills. Capacity to be enterprising and proactive at solving problems.  Experience in conducting staff development, including providing guidance to teachers in developing curriculum materials and lesson plans utilizing technology.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense.  (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568)

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation with their application.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applications will be prescreened before candidates are invited to an interview.  As an equal opportunity employer, MSD is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time.  Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.  Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time.  A copy of your college transcripts must accompany your application.  The preferred method to receive transcripts and additional information is for them to be uploaded.  Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044

E-mail: emily.hicks@msd.edu

Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 410-696-3084

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.  We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.