Location: Northeastern Regional Information Center - Franklin-Essex-Hamilton Region
The work involves responsibility for supervising and coordinating training and workshops for teachers in areas of instructional technology skills, software programs, creation of multi-media projects and the use of on line resources, as well as the incorporation of this technology into lesson plans supported by a BOCES Regional Information Center (RIC). The incumbent may supervises a unit of personnel involved in installing and maintaining instructional software applications as well as training and instructing the component school district personnel who use them. This class differs from that of Program Coordinator II (Instructional Services) by virtue of the fact that a Managing Program Coordinator I (Instructional Services) may exercise supervision over others, conducts a special project or is engaged in servicing advanced software systems for a large component school district. The incumbent may exercise supervision over Program Coordinators I and II (Instructional Services), Program Coordinator Trainees and other support staff. The incumbent also assists RIC management in developing the annual budget and costs for services.
The Program Coordinator (Instructional Services) series differs from the Program Coordinator (Network Services) series by virtue of the fact that incumbents do not generally perform Local Area Network (LAN) or Wide Area Network (WAN) support services.
The Program Coordinator (Instructional Services) series differs from other Program Coordinator series by virtue of the fact that incumbents in the Program Coordinator (Instructional Services) series are required to possess knowledge pertaining to teaching and curriculum software applications and do not generally maintain administrative or financial software applications.
The work is performed under the general supervision of a Managing Program Coordinator II or another RIC administrator. Does related work as required.
1. Supervises and trains personnel involved in designing, coordinating and/or delivering instructional technology training on software, hardware and internet use ensuring relatedness to the New York State School Learning Standards.
2. Designs, coordinates and/or delivers instructional technology training on software, hardware and internet use ensuring relatedness to the New York State Learning Standards, school district curriculum, instruction and assessment.
3. Schedules instructional sites and coordinates requests from schools regarding planning for training of teachers, proctors and administrators.
4. Writes instructional course descriptions and publishes and distributes catalogs of teacher training courses.
5. Solicits training program evaluation from school districts to improve training services.
6. Evaluates software and multimedia to insures instructional congruence with district curriculum and the learning standards.
7. Advises and makes recommendations to school personnel regarding curriculum software purchases.
8. Maintains an up-to-date knowledge on emerging theories and best practices in learning and teaching technology integration.
9. Maintains detailed written records on training and services provided.
10. Attends, participates or hosts professional conferences and meetings and serve as liaison with the New York State Education Department, school districts officials, computer and instructional coordinators and other program-related agencies.
11. Prepares and submits written and statistical reports related to program activities for the BOCES and New York State Education Department.
12. Good knowledge of instructional software applications supported by a BOCES Regional Information Center.
13. Good knowledge of New York State curriculum and learning standards.
14. Good knowledge of assigned local school districts needs for technology training services.
15. Good knowledge of computer software and hardware industry.
16. Good knowledge of modern management and supervisory principles and practices.
17. Good knowledge of standard office practices and equipment.
18. Ability to develop, design, coordinate and/or deliver instructional technology training.
19. Ability to work in both PC and Macintosh platforms.
20. Ability to utilize various software and computer database programs.
21. Ability to incorporate commercially available software into classroom curriculum.
22. Ability to problem-solve computer user hardware and software problems.
23. Ability to preview and evaluate software and multimedia programs.
24. Ability to establish rapport and maintain cooperative working relationships with teachers.
25. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
26. Ability to maintain records and prepare written and statistical reports clearly and concisely.
27. Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.