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Education Technology SpecialistJobID: 44615
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Technology Professionals/Technology Specialist
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IT Education Solutions
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  • Education Technology Specialist - IT0930
POSITION TITLE: Education Technology Specialist


Job Code: IT0930



Job Family – Information Technology

JOB SUMMARY: Provides technology expertise and innovative direction to HISD central office departments, to design and implement education technology systems that support 21st century education, including but not limited to new K12 technology issues related to data processes and reporting, privacy and safety, technology standards, accessibility and systems integration. Conducts application and systems research, tests and reviews to ensure the implementation of effective integrated solutions.


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  1. Conducts research and leads the implementation of K12 technology integration and accessibility standards
  2. Maintains communication with regional and national leaders in K-12 education and performs literature reviews to identify current effective education technology systems design, including the review and identification of software or application solutions, based on instructional systems design and 21st century principles in collaboration with the HSD Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
  3. Performs front-end analyses and reviews K-12 innovative practices to provide “master design” technology systems solutions via vendor selection processes, RFP, including selection and integration of platforms, applications and resources, in collaboration with other IT and Central Office departments.
  4. Organizes and designs professional development opportunities (train-the trainer) for the district’s Instructional Technology specialists and other teacher development professionals and coaches, through the Education Technology Professional Learning Community (ET PLC) to support the implementation of new and emerging technologies, guarantee ongoing professional updates, and develop new knowledge and skills.
  5. Works as part of a team that leads safety, privacy and security practices, Learning Objects Interoperability and accessibility standards in collaboration with national conferences and non-profit organizations, major regional K-12 educational institutions, the State of Texas, Education research journals, magazines/forums.
  6. Collaborates with other IT departments by testing and piloting applications or platforms, to ensure that new tools and methods are properly tested and high quality user experience.
  7. Collaborates with Data Governance department with the dissemination of data processes reporting.
  8. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree; Master’s preferred

WORK EXPERIENCE: 5 to 7 years 3 years of experience in the Education field Experience in Instruction Systems Design Experience in leadership roles amongst IT and education leaders, as expert consultant of education technology solutions Experience working with IT teams, K12 curriculum designers, teacher coaches, instructional designers, conference organizing teams, and other professional groups Experience designing, managing, and delivering content in an LMS/Digital Teaching Platform

TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION: Familiarity with one or more LMS, CMS, Digital Platform, Knowledge of K12 technology standards Microsoft Office, HTML, Google Apps, Office equipment (e.g., computer, copier) Adobe Suite (Captivate, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), Captivate and Camtasia or other video/screen recording applications Educational Web tools (wikis, blogs, vimeo, Prezi, Turnitin, VoiceThrea, NearPod, or others) Knowledge of applicable learning theories and concepts, such as personalization, adaptive learning, individualization, and differentiation

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: Work Leadership. Regularly provides project management or team leadership to a group of two or more employees, but does not have formal supervisory responsibility. Leading and directing is restricted to monitoring work and providing guidance on escalated issues. Most of work time is spent performing many of the same duties they are leading.

WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work is non-standardized and widely varied, involving many complex and significant variables including significant time spent planning, evaluating complex solutions and issues, and negotiating outcomes. Strong analytic ability and inductive thinking are frequently required to devise new approaches to situations where previously accepted solutions have proven inadequate. Position regularly makes recommendations to management on areas of significance to the division. Supervision received typically consists of providing periodic coaching, advice and feedback.

BUDGET AUTHORITY: Specifies requirements for a plan and/or budget.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Decisions are made on both routine and non-routine matters with some latitude, but are still subject to approval. Job is occasionally expected to recommend new solutions to problems and improve existing methods or generate new ideas.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS: Decisions have moderate impact to the facility/department or division, causing increased satisfaction or dissatisfaction; producing efficiencies or delays; promoting or inhibiting personal intellectual or professional development; and/or contributing to financial gain or expense. Errors may be serious, usually not subject to direct verification or check, causing losses such as improper cost calculations, overpayment or improper utilization of labor, materials or equipment. Effect usually confined to the organization itself and is short term.

COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS: Negotiate and influence – interprets department strategies and services, resolves conflicts, influences outcomes on matters of significance for the division, conducts final negotiations and coordinates approvals/decision making below the executive level. Interactions are typically with customers and Top Management.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: Leads others in the resolution of highly sensitive and confidential issues on behalf of the department. Acts as a trusted advisor, and becomes involved in the customer's decision making process including presenting alternatives and information and applying persuasion and negotiation skills in the resolution of problems. Monitors customer service standards.

WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any hazardous or unpleasant elements. Ability to carry and/or lift less than 15 pounds.

About Houston Independent School District

HISD provides bus service for eligible regular-education students who submit requests to their campus transportation coordinators and have them approved by the Transportation Services Department. Bus stops for most regular-education students will be located at HISD campuses that are within one mile of the student's residence, but no further than two miles. The parent or legal guardian of a student who qualifies for bus service is responsible for transportation, if needed, to the student's assigned bus stop. If a special-needs student's Individualized Education Plan requires transportation services for a free and appropriate public education, HISD provides district bus service to the closest available program that meets the student's needs. The parent or legal guardian of a student who does not qualify for bus service is responsible for the student's transportation, if needed, to the assigned campus. Discounted METRO passes are available to all HISD students. Details about these "Youth" and "Student" discounts, including schedules, are available online under "Fare Information" at www.ridemetro.org, or by calling the METROLine at 713-635-4000. For information about eligibility and bus stops, contact your campus transportation coordinator, or consult the Transportation Services Department Web site.

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