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Job Posting: High School Technology Teacher 2012-2013

Please DM at @socratech if you are interested in this position in Downtown San Diego.

High School Technology Teacher 2012-2013 School Year

King-Chavez Community High School is seeking a high level technology teacher to come work with us in downtown San Diego. Our mission statement is “We are a local school with a global vision that empowers people through education and love.” Moving into our fourth year of operation, we are a charter high school seeking dedicated and passionate educators who are committed to providing our students with an innovative and outstanding education. We seek a technology teacher who can deliver a dynamic curriculum in an effective, innovative way. Teacher must have a current, valid California Single Subject teaching credential in Computer Science. Computer programming skills necessary include: Java, C++, scripting, SQL, multimedia skills including Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator and Final Cut Pro. Teachers at King-Chavez must have strong communication and interpersonal skills, classroom management skills, and the firm belief in the potential of all students to succeed and go to college.
Please send applications to vaquerojobs@kingchavez.org.

New Position Open: Director of Technology

Are you looking for a new job? New position open for Director of Technology for a charter school organization in the Bay Area http://bit.ly/Hk9MGU

KIPP Bay Area Schools is looking for a Director of Technology to provide leadership in driving the technology mission for our region of seven high-performing public charter schools. Directly manage the operations of the IT department so that its activities align with KIPP Bay Area Schools’ achievement and operational goals. Work closely with our School Leaders, Regional Support Office leadership team, and the Innovation Manager to understand their needs and identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of our growing region. More information here.

Yahoo Group – Edupreneur Jobs + PLN Jobs Google Doc

March 31, 2012 Leave a comment

Yahoo Group – Edupreneur Jobs

Yes, I know I have been on this helping get people jobs kick for a couple weeks now, but I just want to share all the wonderful opportunities that are available in education. This Yahoo Group called Edupreneur Jobs is a unique forum where innovative schools and organizations are posting jobs in education. If you are looking to work in education in more than just a teaching capacity, I suggest you subscribe to this group and check out the job postings. From the header, New Schools Venture Fund is administering the group.

Education PLN Jobs Google Doc

Looking for a new job? Well, why not leverage the power of our PLN and spread the news about openings occurring in your area. I have created a Google Doc called PLN: Education Job Opportunities and it is open to post a job for others to check out. You may not be the hiring manager, but you might have some connection to the position. Even if you have no influence on the hiring process, it doesn’t hurt to share the positions you know about. The best positions are often the ones that come from your professional and personal network. Please help grow this list and let’s get our PLN connected to new opportunities! Thanks.

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The Alternative EdTech Job…Rapidly Growing Industry!

While districts and school continue to hand out pink slips due to budget cuts, a rapidly growing industry is providing an alternative path for education technologists. It is well established that 21st century learning is ubiquitously tied to digital and information communication technologies. And the specialists that are leading the next generation of learning are the education specialists with focus on technology integration. This niche of experts are coaching, facilitating, and modeling what it means to use technology in a 21st century learning environment. Although this specialty has been around for decades, the industry that is supporting this methodology is exploding in areas of professional development, product development, and systems integration.

According to Christensen’s book Disrupting Class, “about 80 percent of courses taken in 2024 will have been taught online in a student-centric way.” This is in reference to secondary schools in the United States. Moreover, schools are moving in directions of 1:1 and teachers are exponentially moving towards technology solutions to support their curriculum. Some schools are investing heavily in hardware and personnel, while other schools are figuring their budget to support these critical initiatives. For educational technologists, the jobs are burgeoning in many avenues and teaching is not just the ONLY option anymore.

I have always said that the next big industry will be education. With the growing need of more tools to support the new paradigm in learning, companies are scrambling to produce solutions for the next generation educational program. Companies are looking in many curriculum and infrastructure needs to capture dominance in this evolving sector. Here are few sectors that are quickly developing products for schools and examples of solutions:

  • Online Curriculum – Aleks, Adaptive Curriculum, Achieve 3000
  • Web-based Learning tied to Traditional Curriculum – Pearson, McGraw-Hill
  • Single-Sign Solutions – EduTone, MyOneLogin
  • Data Assessment Management Systems – Illuminate, Data Director
  • Student Information Systems – Genesis, PowerSchool
  • Learning Management Systems – BrainHoney, Angel, Desire2Learn
  • Content Management Systems – Moodle, Drupal
  • Web 2.0 Tools – Edmodo, VoiceThread
  • Human Resources Information Systems – Helios
  • Game-based Learning Tools – Gamestar Mechanic
  • Interactive Technologies – SMARTBoards, Promethean
  • Mobile Technologies – iPads, Xoom
  • Security and Cybersafety – LightSpeed Systems
  • Audio Visual Systems – Calypso, Cisco Unified Messaging
  • Communication, Collaboration & Document Management – Google Apps, Microsoft Live 365

In all these various technology sectors, there is a growing need for technical specialists with background in education. Ideally, it would be edtech specialists who have taught in the classroom before, and have facilitated professional development for teachers. Yes, it will require a new skill set of business marketing, salesmanship, and technical support, but it is a viable option for our teachers looking for an alternate path from working in schools. If these companies were strategic, I would hire edtech specialists as the field people representing the products. Time to get your resumes in order…

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High School Technology Teacher Opening 2011-2012

April 14, 2011 Leave a comment

High School Technology Teacher position now open for applications 2011-2012

Desired Skills:

  • Experienced teaching multimedia graphic design software in a project-based learning environment.
  • Successfully integrated various technologies to engage students in 21st century learning.
  • Uses social media and web 2.0 tools to collaborate, share and practice in professional development with other educators.
  • Demonstrated the use of technology to differentiate, personalize, and accelerate instruction.
  • Experienced delivering instruction using a wide variety of multimedia. (i.e. podcasts, videos, screencasts)
  • Demonstrated classroom management skills blending computer-based technologies with traditional classroom teaching strategies.
  • Has a basic knowledge of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) and has the ability to troubleshoot basic computer operations.
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite, Maya 3D modeling software, AutoCad, Google Sketchup and Open Source Multimedia Software a plus.
  • Knowledge of programming languages and modeling software such Scratch, Alice, Kodu Labs and Blender a plus.
  • Shows interest in personal technologies.

Information Technology Specialist

September 14, 2010 1 comment

We are hiring an Information Technology Specialist for our public charter school system. Use the EdJoin process to apply for the position. Email applications will not be be considered. Thank you.

Position: Information Technology Specialist

We deliver 21st century technology learning opportunities that foster academic excellence leading to global collaboration, digital citizenship, and a love for learning.

Duties:
–Provide customer service that supports the culture of learning, collaboration, and love.
–Responsible for the tech support system and administration of the technology network.
–Design, maintenance and installation of computer and networking systems.
–Troubleshoot software and hardware and all related components and peripherals.
–Conduct training for end users on the use of computer equipment and present technology strategy to various stake holders in the organization.
–Document and produce data reports on technology usage and support.
–Provide information technology expertise and collaborate with leadership on technology solutions.
–Research and implement best-practices on communication information systems, policies and procedures.

Qualifications:
–Knowledge of operating systems: Windows XP, Vista, 7, Linux and Mac OSX.
–Knowledge of networking systems: LAN, WAN, TCP/IP, content filtering, servers, firewalls, wireless, thin clients, desktop virtualization, SSO, DNS, cloud computing, and routing.
–Knowledge of open source software
–Knowledge of data-driven systems a plus: Data Director, LMS, CMS
–Knowledge of edtech tools and 21st century learning a plus: Google Apps, wikis, IWB, videoconferencing, social media, blogs.
–Knowledge of scripting and programming a plus.
–Knowledge of SIS systems a plus: Zangle, PowerSchool, Genesis.
–Knowledge of ERate and school technology plans a plus.
–Bachelors degree in information technology or computer science related fields preferred.
–3-5 years industry experience with technical certifications preferred.

Demonstrated Skills/Abilities:
Ability to analyze and troubleshoot computer and networking systems and related equipment; ability to keep inventory; ability to perform skilled work according to plans, specifications and instruction; ability to establish and maintain effective personal working relationships; ability to lift and/or move related equipment; ability to work independently; innovative and patient; ability to provide effective quality end user service.

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