Atlanta Girls School Inc.

Education Technology Specialist

Atlanta, GA

The Atlanta Girls' School, an independent school, provides a challenging college preparatory program in a learning environment design to foster the full potential of each student and to enable her to become a vital contributor to our complex global society. 

AGS uses research-driven, girl-centered strategies both inside and outside of the classroom to ensure a learning environment that is right for girls. Students learn to take appropriate risks, be courageous leaders, and give back to their communities.

When AGS opened in 2000, Atlanta was the only city of its size in the U.S. without an all girls' school, and there had not been a single sex school for girls in more than 30 years. The founders of AGS saw the great value in what research proved then and still demonstrates today: the psychological, social, and academic benefits of a single sex education for adolescent girls. Across the country, all girls' schools show that young women thrive when they were placed in single sex educational environments during their middle and high school years, with more than 12% of girls from single sex schools go on to study in STEM fields, compared to 2% of girls from traditional schools. AGS now boasts 210 graduates who have matriculated at top ranking schools, including Harvard University, Yale University, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, and Columbia University.

EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST | ATLANTA, GA

The Education Technology Specialist will provide instruction, training, and resources in order to facilitate the use of technology in the classroom which will increase student use and knowledge about technology.

The professional in this full-time position must look holistically at IT’s role at AGS and recognizes that her/his work supports student education and enables faculty and administration to carry out their work. The Education Technology Specialist works in tandem with the STEAM Coordinator and cooperatively with others in the school community to accomplish the organization’s goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides input in the development of a system-wide and building level programs that enables students to use technology as learning tools. Investigates and disseminates information on best practices for technology integration, sources of information on trends, research and application related to technology use in the school program.
  • Teaches demonstration lessons with the teacher taking over class instruction after the demonstration. Is an effective model/leader of the ongoing program.
  • Gathers information documenting the effectiveness of the program, interprets this information, and provides constructive input in evaluation of the program.
  • Provides training to teachers in the use of current technology to meet curriculum goals.
  • Provides training to teachers in computer competencies.
  • Provides training to teachers to ensure integration of student computer competencies as outlined by the state.
  • Participates in the development of activities that help integrate technology into various curriculum areas at the local and state level.
  • Maintains current knowledge of technology and instructional practices that relate to the use of technology.
  • Provides resource information relating to new techniques and practices that relate to the use of technology and that enable students to use technology as a learning tool. 
  • Maintenance of primary vendor relationships with telecom, printers, Apple hardware and software, PC hardware and software, repair facilities
  • Oversight of Help Desk support operations and staff
  • On-call emergency support as needed

BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE 

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in computer science
  • Proven experience with Google Apps administration
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with a wide variety of individuals and groups – both tech-savvy and non-technical
  • Employee must have a valid Georgia driver’s license or the ability to obtain a valid Georgia driver's license
Atlanta Girls School Inc.

Ken Boyd

Director of Finance and Operations
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