The Instructional Support Specialist assists in meeting the needs of the school by building positive relationships amongst staff to help implement varying school-wide initiatives by addressing diverse instructor needs and by performing routine duties that include a split between hard deadline tasks and low urgency tasks.
· Provide onsite assistance to staff in planning and integrating instructional technology – to include learning management systems, online curriculum, instructional equipment, software, and student accountability systems.
· Collaborates with instructional personnel to identify changes that impact student learning, classroom content and student needs.
· Advocates for instructors as they help to analyze concerns in the areas of instruction, testing, record keeping, classroom management, and professional development.
· Assists with professional development activities and seeks forms of motivation for staff and faculty.
· Assists Instructors with specific projects such as multimedia, binding, lamination, poster creation, labeling and copying while protecting copyrights.
· Champions the creative and independent use of instructional technology throughout the school and works with teachers to create project-based learning opportunities.
· Collaborates with Student Support Services and Marketing and Communications departments on limited projects.
· Collaborates with Performance and Planning Coordinator to assist with proofing and collecting data.
· Maintains, assembles, and reports records for program management and professional development.
· Maintains, assembles, and reports state and local records for instructional support.
· Promotes a positive, caring climate for learning.
· Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
· Organizational skills
· Personal accountability
· Disposition of service and cooperation
Instructional Support Specialists typically works in an office environment, but the mission of the school may require work in other workplaces. A standard workweek is required, but additionally may often require evening and weekend hours to accommodate activities such as Board meetings and representation of Great Plains at public events.
Occasional travel within the school’s district is required, to provide training. Occasional out-of-district travel is required to attend professional development, conferences and other events.
Employment Benefits Include: 100% paid health insurance; paid vacation; paid sick leave; paid school holidays off; tuition reimbursement; 100% paid contribution to teacher’s retirement.
Great Plains Technology Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Required education and experience
Minimum of five years of successful, full-time teaching in a secondary academic or vocational training environment
· Master’s degree
· Knowledge of Instructional software, multimedia, learning management systems and student accountability systems
· Knowledge of curriculum development and instructional strategies
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