Coaching is a non evaluative, learning relationship between a coach and a teacher. The goal is learning together, thereby improving instructional pedagogy and student learning as a result. The ISB coaching model is based on a “Student-Centered Model” where the priorities are set around what students need, identified by analyzing a body of student learning evidence while supporting teacher related learning. Coaches may also provide direct instruction to students while team-teaching with classroom teachers.
ISB is working to develop a true culture of innovation that brings together mindsets, design thinking, computational thinking, and the creation of meaningful solutions to solve real problems. We also know that the use of technology can transform learning, and develop our learner attributes. This coaching role would focus on building teacher capacity to bring even more opportunities for innovation, technology, and deep thinking throughout the curriculum. This coach understands the ever changing demands of complex digital literacy and technology skills that students need to succeed, while also being sensitive to concerns around distraction, cybersafety, balance, and privacy.
The MS Technology Coach / Teacher collaborates with MS faculty and administration in the development of technology and information literacy skills for students. The MS Technology Coach / Teacher embraces and understands the changing landscape of research methodologies, electronic references, information literacy processes and technology skills for 21st Century learners. The MS Technology Coach / Teacher supports innovation and technology use in the middle school and teaches 2 technology class sections each semester (currently Coding or Video Production).
In addition to working with the MS Administration and Faculty, the MS Technology Coach / Teacher collaborates closely with the MS Librarian, ES and HS Tech Coordinators, and the I.T. Director.
The Middle School Technology Coach / Teacher will be expected to undertake the following responsibilities in collaboration with the Middle School Principal and the Technology team.