Learning Technology Integrationist (Upper School: Grades 6-12)

Learning Technology Integrationist (Upper School: Grades 6-12)

Full-time, Permanent

Mulgrave is one of Canada’s leading independent co-educational pre-K – 12 day schools, serving the North Shore of Vancouver. We are an established IB Continuum World School with a reputation for excellence and innovation. We are now seeking applicants for the role of Learning Technology Integrationist to start in August 2023. 

Mulgrave,  the International School of Vancouver, offers students a stimulating, forward-looking educational environment where technology is an enhancer and accelerator of learning. Reporting to the Director of Information & Learning Technology, the Learning Technology Integrationist plays a key role in enhancing learning with and about technology for students and teachers across our International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programmes (Grades 6-12). As a member of Mulgrave’s Learning & Technology Services team (LTS), they work closely with faculty and students to enhance our curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular technology-related offerings, as well as serve as a support to teachers in effectively integrating technology into lesson plans to enhance student learning.

Opportunities:

In this role you will: 

  • Inspire students to achieve their personal best by providing a rich and engaging programme that develops students’ skills, promotes curiosity and love of learning, and prioritises well-being.
  • Work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative professional environment, where innovation is encouraged and student learning and well-being drive everything we do.
  • Benefit from a low student-teacher ratio and a stimulating, well-resourced, technology-rich classroom environment.
    Provide the best possible learning environment for our highly diverse, multicultural student population
  • Work with Mulgrave’s forward-looking educators, students, and parents to determine updated digital literacy and citizenship skills that students will learn to thrive in a diverse, ever-changing, and increasingly digital world. 
  • Grow our technology and design offerings through our Learning Enrichment and Personalization (LEAP) elective programme, after school clubs, and co-curricular opportunities.
  • Develop teachers in their effective use of technology and its integration into learning
  • Inspire teachers and students to explore their passions related to technology.
  • Benefit from Mulgrave’s innovative spirit by having access to world-class
  • Maker Spaces that are continuously outfitted with the latest technologies as they become available including robotics, virtual reality headsets, 3D printers, laser printers, and more.

Position Responsibilities:

Enhance student learning in technology by:

  • Teaching one course (most likely MYP Design in G6-10) 
  • Developing and delivering technology-focused electives as part of our
  • Learning Enrichment and Personalization (LEAP) Elective programme 
  • Leading at least two co-curricular activities per term related to technology (coding, game design, artificial intelligence, 3d printing, robotics, etc.)
  • Supporting student involvement in external technology-related activities, competitions and challenges (i.e. hackathons, robotics competitions, entrepreneurial ventures, etc).
  • Support deep integration of Digital Literacy and Citizenship (DLC) programming in the school community by:
    • Developing age-appropriate resources and materials to support digital citizenship and literacy skill development for G6-12 students
    • Working closely with the Junior School Learning Technology Integrationist to enhance the DLC scope and sequence, and ensure alignment of DLC skills across the PK-12 continuum
    • Working with classroom teachers and learning leaders to identify opportunities to authentically link DLC learning to the written and taught curriculum
    • Sharing tips and strategies for home use of technology for learning and recreation with parents/guardians, including through live and virtual information sessions and workshops
    • Working with the Learning Strategies team to identify, procure and evaluate assistive technologies to further support students with learning differences
  • Build faculty capacity in the effective teaching of creative and design technologies by:
    • Working closely with the Visual Arts and Design teams to ensure optimal use of our state-of-the-art Maker Spaces
    • Encouraging, supporting, and training faculty in the integration of design technologies (i.e. coding, robotics, 3D printing, 3D design, drones, electronics, virtual reality, etc.) into existing curriculum
    • Teaching coding, robotics, and other creative and design technologies as integration opportunities are identified
    • Supporting students in utilising creative and design technologies as options for completing projects and assessments
  • Support teachers in integrating technology to enhance student learning by:
    • Identifying, coordinating and supporting the learning technology training needs of all staff through workshops, sharing of good practice, and in-class modelling and demonstration
    • Ensuring effective use of our existing learning systems including our Learning Management System, wireless presentation tools, and Google Workspace for Education
    • Training and upskilling teachers in best practices for use of devices and classroom technology to enhance learning
    • Working with teachers in all divisions to support the use of age-appropriate learning technology
    • Piloting, evaluating, and growing innovative technologies that support effective pedagogy

All Mulgrave teachers are expected to:

  • Develop a classroom environment that builds positive relationships and fosters an ethic of care
  • Engage actively and thoughtfully with the school’s work in Diversity, Equity & inclusion 
  • Enthusiastically collaborate in curriculum planning and development as a member of a grade level and/or subject area teaching team
  • Design, prepare and deliver learning activities that facilitate authentic engagement
  • Identify and select instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying needs 
  • Use relevant technology to enhance instruction and learning
  • Design and implement a range of authentic formative and summative assessments, providing appropriate and timely feedback to students
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress for the purposes of teaching, learning and reporting
  • Participate in outdoor education experiences and other experiential learning opportunities
  • Participate in faculty and parent meetings and special events
  • Model respectful and timely communication with students, colleagues and parents
  • Attend professional development workshops as required by the school
  • Endorse the school’s mission and values   

Required Qualifications:

  • Canadian resident and legally entitled to work in Canada (Citizen, PR, or valid work permit)
  • Hold or be willing to obtain an age-appropriate First Aid Certificate
  • Undergraduate degree, ideally in Educational Technology, Computer Science, or related field
  • Have demonstrated successful experience with:  
    leading STEM-based workshops or training for young people ages 12-18
    using a wide range of platforms, hardware and software (Apple, PC, Android, iOS, Google Workspace, LMS, emerging technologies, etc.)
    collaborating with teachers to integrate technology in the classroom 

While not a requirement of this position, candidates with current BC teacher certification (or who meet all requirements to obtain certification) are strongly preferred

Preferred Experience and Qualities:

  • Experience with VEX robotics, Lego Mindstorms, TinkerCAD, 3D printing, virtual reality, electronics such as Micro:Bit and other STEM-based technologies
  • Experience teaching IB MYP Design and/or Diploma Programme (DP) Design Technology
  • Graduate degree or diploma in Educational Technology, Computer Science, or closely related field
  • Strong understanding of coding and computer programming fundamentals
  • Experience teaching Computer Science or a related subject
  • Knowledge and understanding of International Baccalaureate programmes, especially the MYP and/or DP 
  • Involvement with the IB Educator Network as a Workshop Leader, Examiner, etc. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Strong organisational, communication, administrative and interpersonal skills
  • Experience teaching an additional DP/MYP subject

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commitment 

In order to provide the best possible learning environment for our highly diverse, multicultural student population, Mulgrave actively seeks to recruit teachers from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in independent and international school faculties. BIPoC and 2SLGBTQ+ educators and those with disabilities are warmly encouraged to apply, and invited to reach out for more information about our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

We offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package that is very competitive, as well as opportunities for professional growth. Our benefits include:

  • An RRSP-matching program
  • Professional and career development/training opportunities
  • Extended health and dental coverage
  • Short and long term disability insurance
  • Personal day 
  • Employee assistance program
  • Plenty of opportunities to get to know your colleagues during our various
  • social events throughout the year
  • Complimentary coffee & tea
  • Fitness / weight room & trainer 
  • Chair massages

Please visit our website at www.mulgrave.com for further information about our School.

Resumes should be submitted through https://mulgrave.bamboohr.com/jobs/ by February 5, 2023. Given the location of the school, applicants must provide their own transportation.

We thank all interested parties. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job please visit mulgrave.bamboohr.com.

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