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Roles and Responsibilities of the Technology Team

  • Collaboratively plans with the Technology Team and other key people at the local school

  • Collaborates with the learning community to plan, implement, and continually refine an effective, student-centered technology plan to support the QCC

  • Promotes technology efforts throughout the system and the local school

  • Coordinates as a team the purchasing, installation and access of innovative technology at the local school

  • Insures equitable access and full utilization of technology

  • Disseminates knowledge, information and skills to students, staff administration and community

  • Expands current knowledge through professional development, conferences, workshops, publications and networking of colleagues

  • Serves on local school technology committees to help develop short term and long-range technology plans

  • Coordinates efforts with the central office technology department to ensure standard system wide operations

  • Communicates with school personnel to facilitate implementation of the instructional technology initiative and related school instructional goals

  • Receives direct supervision from the principal or his/her appointed administrator

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT TECHNICIAN (TST)

  INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (ITS)

 

MEDIA SPECIALIST (MS)

The TSTís responsibilities are divided into 4 categories: (1) orientation to service and support; (2) microcomputer repair; (3) network management; and (4) desktop software support.  The following bullets provide further clarification:

  • Supports networking technology, software, media center networks, video technology and audiovisual repairs

  • Provides basic technology repair

  • Installs software onto network server

  • Provides technical support for school technology staff development program

  • Retrieves data to enable decision makers to plan for technology support of education

  • Evaluates and recommends purchases of hardware, peripherals and instructional management, and communication systems

  • Generate backup for data stored on server

  • Installs hardware where necessary

  • Integrates networking systems to provide maximum, secure access to information

  • Performs daily general tasks such as maintenance, backups, report generation

  • Maintains school inventory of hardware

  • Prepares technical specifications for selection of technology hardware and software

  • Manages LAN/WAN connections

  • Installs software updates as necessary

  • Models use of technology for problem solving

  • Supports system wide technology initiatives

  • Makes recommendations for technology locally and system wide

  • Supports administrative software and use of technology

  • Functions as technical support for instructional hardware and software

  • Tracks status of technology support problem and communicates problem resolution in non-technical terms

The ITSís responsibilities are divided into 3 categories: (1) application software support; (2) technology staff development; and (3) integrate the use of technology into the curriculum.  The following bullets provide further clarification:

  • Surveys faculty and staff to evaluate technological needs of the school
  • Plans cooperatively with teachers to enhance instruction and to empower students with technology
  • Facilitates the use of technology as a tool in the process of instruction
  • Collaborates with teachers to design student experiences that focus on authentic learning, information literacy, and curricular mastery
  • Previews appropriate software and recommends purchases to the local school technology committee
  • Evaluates and recommends purchases of hardware, peripherals and instructional management, and communication systems
  • Facilitates faculty training and provides staff development in instructional technology and professional productivity
  • Promotes the use of technology as a tool for continuous learning
  • Provides demonstrations of cutting edge educational applications
  • Acts as a backup for the TST with technical support to insure efficient system operations
  • Demonstrates knowledge of various hardware and software applications available for use in classroom instruction and administrative operations
  • Demonstrates knowledge of instructional strategies that integrates QCC with educational technology standards
  • Provides leadership in the use of distance learning technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Makes recommendations to support teaching and learning with technology using available resources
  • Facilitates the implementation of technology standards at elementary, middle and high school students and teachers
  • Complete survey documents to evaluate the technological needs of the school
  • Collects data to make decisions about technology impact on teaching and learning
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of technology in classroom instruction
  • Demonstrates knowledge of learner development and cognitive levels to organize teaching and learning with various technologies
  • Guides teachers and students to determine the appropriate technological tools for student learning
  • Manages technology assessment

The MSís responsibilities are divided into 3 categories: (1) support and leadership of authentic learning; (2) information literacy; and (3) AKS mastery.  These are accomplished through the use of a variety of resources and technology.  The following bullets provide further clarification:

  • Teaches the process of evaluating information
  • Leads the use of technology as a tool for information retrieval
  • Facilitates the use of technology as a tool in the process of instruction
  • Collaborates with teachers to design student experiences that focus on authentic learning, information literacy, and curricular mastery
  • Strengthens the connection between students and information resources beyond the school
  • Analyzes, chooses and uses the appropriate technology to support the process and application of information literacy
  • Provides online access and a variety of technological opportunities for learners to explore the world and its resources
  • Promotes the use of technology as a tool for continuous learn
  • Facilitates faculty training and provides staff development in instructional technology and professional productivity
  • Involves school media/curriculum committee(s) in selection and evaluation of media materials and equipment including technology
  • Provides leadership for the integration of video technology into the curriculum
  • Demonstrates knowledge of instructional strategies that integrates QCC with educational technology standards 
  • Provides leadership in the use of distance learning technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Assists teachers in planning activities and assignments based on user needs and available resources
  • Organizes media resources and arranges media facilities for optimum accessibility
  • Works with teachers to integrate media skills instruction with classroom content
  • Assists students and staff in use of equipment and production of materials as needed
  • Instructs students and staff in use of equipment and production of materials as needed
  • Promotes media center resources and services
  • Guides teachers and students to determine the appropriate technological tools for student learning

 

 

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