The E-Learning Coordinator will assist the Superintendent and the Catholic Schools Office (CSO) in working with the Archdiocese of Omaha’s 70 Catholic schools. This position will be tasked to bring the 21st Century vision of learning to classrooms by transforming education through the effective and sustainable model of interactive classroom technologies. The E-Learning Coordinator will organize a clearly defined system to be used by all the schools.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Educate all teachers and administrators on e-learning theories and frameworks, e.g., ISTE (International Society of Technology in Education) standards.
Model multiple formats of instruction: face-to-face, live stream, self-paced video and/or hybrid model.
Design instruction exemplars to support teachers in effective e-learning instruction.
Coordinate training of software programs to enable effective use.
Provide continual coaching and modeling of e-learning programs for blended learning.
Provide training and support to school administrators regarding analysis of student growth within e-learning programs.
Collaborate with CSO staff to establish professional development sessions.
Develop data analysis to assess effectiveness of e-learning program implementation.
Create Digital Safety and Citizenship Standards for schools.
Research current e-learning programs that effectively support academic achievement growth.
Develop and maintain relationships with technology support staff.
Research and recommend distance learning best practices and programs.
Facilitate discussion to determine appropriate distance learning options and subsequent implementation planning.
Planning and Budgeting
Collaborate with CSO staff and Manager of Educational IT for budget planning of instructional technology initiatives.
Collaborate with Manager of Educational IT in negotiations to secure best pricing options for software licenses.
Manage bulk purchase licensing.
Partner with administrators and Manager of Educational IT regarding e-learning software decisions and purchasing recommendations.
Assist with evaluation of instructional technology initiatives.
Provide guidance in development of device management plans for Archdiocesan schools.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Working knowledge of multiple device platforms required.
Strong communication and leadership skills required.
Ability to develop and manage budgets required.
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with others in person, by phone and in writing required.
Knowledge of relevant laws and programs to include CIPA (Children’s Internet Protection Act), FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), and E-Rate.
Ability to collaborate and problem solve with others.
Commitment to high professional standards and ethics.
Familiarity with grant and E-Rate applications.
Capability to influence and motivate others.
Ability to serve as a liaison between schools and the IT department.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Background in and/or knowledge of the Catholic Church with a demonstrated commitment to the mission and teachings of the Church.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education required.
Master’s Degree in a related field preferred.
Formal education or training in computer science, computer information systems, instructional technology, or educational technology with an emphasis on the integration of educational technology into teaching and learning preferred.