Reporting to the Director of Innovative Teaching & Learning, the K-12 Technology Integrationist partners with the Director of Innovative Teaching & Learning to provide direction and vision for the successful design and integration of a K-12 Educational Technology plan aligned with the school’s mission, commitment to DEIJ, and Portrait of a Graduate. Utilizing evolving research in neuroscience, education, and global futurism, the K-12 Technology Integrationist monitors trends, developments, and best practices in educational technology across disciplines and age groups, collaborates with academic leaders to set strategic goals, supports faculty in the evaluation, selection, and implementation of various instructional technology tools, leads technology-centric professional development, and nurtures departmental projects. This position is exempt from overtime.
Lead the school in developing, implementing, and evaluating a K-12 educational technology vision and plan that is aligned with the school’s mission, commitment to DEIJ, the Buckley Commitment, and the Portrait of a Graduate.
Leverage emerging technologies, educational research, and current needs to develop key long and short-term strategic goals. Guide senior academic leaders on strategic and operational decisions involving educational technology.
Partner with the Director of Innovative Teaching & Learning to evaluate and implement emerging technologies, tools, and strategies that enhance learning experiences.
Design professional development experiences for faculty grounded in the school’s mission and Ed. Tech vision; introduce teachers to new methods, materials, and mindsets, including the SAMR framework, that make technology integration even more dynamic, purposeful and impactful.
Provide training and resources to support the professional growth of teachers, for instance, weekly drop-in sessions and one-on-one coaching.
Build, over time, and maintain professional contacts in industries focusing on emerging technology, such as AI, VR/AR, and gaming. In collaboration with the Director of Innovative Teaching & Learning, establish and supervise a system for community-based internships, mentorships, and independent studies.
Develop and deliver summer programs such as a Summer Institute for Buckley and non-Buckley faculty; a summer school class; a summer camp class.
In partnership with the Director of Innovative Teaching & Learning, develop and implement a process for the systematic review of the school’s efforts in educational technology. Collect and analyze data from faculty and students, interpret results, and communicate findings.
Design, in partnership with school counselors and division heads, student and parent education events focused on digital citizenship, responsible use of technology, and reputation-management.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Develop and maintain an online repository of resources for faculty (tutorials, websites, etc.)
Send regularly scheduled emails to faculty and staff to share upcoming professional development opportunities and provide helpful tips and tricks.
Attend Curriculum Committee/Guild meetings. Meet regularly with division leadership to establish, monitor, and evaluate shared objectives and key results.
Assist Department Chairs, Associate Department Chairs and LS task force leaders in setting short and long-term goals for technology integration in their departments.
Partner with the Director of Technology and school administration to annually update relevant school policies (e.g. the Acceptable Use Policy) and effectively communicate them to the school community.
Coordinate with the Technology Department on timely reporting of equipment needing repair and other troubleshooting issues that arise with software, connectivity, etc.
Maintain an inventory of instructional software and licenses to ensure the school’s compliance with licensing agreements and statutory regulations.
Maintain awareness of best practices, emerging technologies, and new potentials in educational technology through continuous learning. Attend professional development activities as necessary to deepen skills and extend pedagogical knowledge.
Various duties, including teaching a class, serving as an advisor, supporting admission efforts, and taking on other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Director of Innovative Teaching and Learning or Head of School.
Participate in the life of the school by attending assemblies, games, concerts, galas, and other school events.
Additional Salary Information: This is a year-round position. Benefits include a choice of 3 medical plans, 2 dental plans and a vision plan plus 100% match on contributions to the retirement savings plan up to 5% of earnings; and 4 weeks of paid time off in addition to breaks and holidays.
About The Buckley School
The Buckley School, a K-12 college preparatory school with 830 students, is one of the most respected independent schools in the Los Angeles. Buckley is known for its unique educational philosophy, the 4-Fold Plan of Education, which melds a whole-child approach with elements of structure, as well as for its warm, intimate educational environment.
The school’s curriculum balances academics, the arts, physical development and moral education. Its creative, personalized approach to education emphasizes high academic standards for all students, and includes traditional touches that develop the character and discipline that unlock students’ full potential.