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Digital Learning Facilitator

Nature of Work

This individual provides training and support at the district level on the North Carolina K-12 Student Standards for Digital Learning and the North Carolina Digital Learning Competencies for Teachers and School Administrators. The employee assists with the implementation and use of district supported learning management systems and district and state provided technology resources. This individual also assists in the implementation of the system's digital learning plans and initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

1) MAJOR FUNCTION:  Provide Leadership in Digital Learning
Promote the district's vision of technology-embedded digital teaching and learning that includes the best use of instructional practices and district-supported technology resources.
Align digital learning goals of the district with the state and national guidelines and research-based best practices.
Facilitate the implementation of a comprehensive digital learning program.
Analyze and evaluate data to inform digital learning plans at the district level.
Promote the effective use of digital resources using creative instructional practices, inquiry-based strategies, and expertise in digital learning.
Support learners to become discerning and effective users of digital resources to meet the instructional goals of the district.
Seek current best practices and adapt and improve professional practices based on research-based data to support the district's instructional goals.
Establish relationships at the school, district, and state levels to support the instructional needs of the district.
Support the learning of all members of the district in the North Carolina Digital Learning Standards.
Model and promote best practices in copyright, ethical access, and use of resources, intellectual property, and digital citizenship.
2) MAJOR FUNCTION:  Provide Professional Development in Digital Learning
Understand and apply the principles of adult learning and research-based instructional strategies and best practices to design and deliver relevant and engaging professional development for digital learning at the district level.
Provide face-to-face, virtual, and online asynchronous professional development opportunities for the integration of content, pedagogy, and technology at the district level.
Design and facilitate professional learning activities that promote collaboration across grade levels and content areas, participatory learning, and global awareness, while accommodating multiple adult learning styles and abilities within the district.
Promote and model effective instructional design principles and assessment methods at the district level.
Model the use of digital resources that seamlessly embed technology tools into all content areas K through 12.
Model and promote instructional methods and strategies that cultivate critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication.
Ensure teacher comprehension through follow-up activities, reflections, and proof of practice assignments as a result of professional development.
Review and evaluate district data to inform planning, designing, and adapting professional development in digital learning.
3) MAJOR FUNCTION:  Provide Support for Digital Learning Resources
Identify, evaluate, recommend, and demonstrate the use of digital resources that meet the needs of a diverse population of learners to support instruction.
Leverage support at the state level to assist staff and student use of state-supported digital resources including learning management systems, grading software, assessment tools, productivity software, etc.
Promote digital citizenship and positive digital communications.
Model digital literacy, safety, and ethical use of technology resources.
Model and promote the integration of digital resources into all content areas to encourage meaningful and authentic learning experiences.
Identify, research, and model the effective use of new and emerging technologies.
Facilitate equitable access to digital resources for all learners.
Participate in professional learning opportunities to remain skilled in current and emerging digital resources.
Adapt to rapidly changing information in the technology environment.
Perform other related work as required.

Minimum Training and Experience

Bachelor's degree and North Carolina Teacher certification + 18079 Special Endorsement in Computer Education.

Essential Job Functions

Requires interpersonal skills, effective communication and writing skills, and teaching expertise needed to train adult learners.
Requires the ability to effectively create and design professional learning opportunities and training resources.
Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, technical manuals, newsletters, trade journals, terms of use, privacy agreements, etc. Requires the ability to prepare reports, forms, training materials, system documentation, etc. using prescribed formats. 
Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form.
Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment and tools including computers, scanners, computer software, computer hardware, printers, sharing devices, etc.  Must be able to exert up to 60 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 35 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Considerable knowledge in the design and facilitation of face-to-face, virtual, and online asynchronous professional development in the North Carolina Digital Learning Standards.
Considerable knowledge of effective teaching strategies, research-based instructional practices, and assessment methods.
Considerable knowledge of instructional software including learning management systems and North Carolina supported software programs.
Considerable knowledge of the school system's instructional plan.
Considerable knowledge of fair use and copyright as well as other laws and guidelines pertaining to technology.
Considerable knowledge of CIPA, COPPA, data privacy, personally identifiable information, and state and federal laws that govern the use of digital resources with minors.
Considerable knowledge of Pre-K-12 curricula.
Considerable knowledge of common operating systems and computer hardware.
General knowledge of the techniques used in systems analysis and design.
General knowledge of the current literature, trends, and developments in the field of educational technology.
Ability to effectively work with a team to support district goals and initiatives.
Ability to develop clear, effective instructions for users.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to train users on the use of various programs and equipment.
Ability to create and record screencasts to provide clear and explicit instructions through video.
Ability to evaluate software applications and make recommendations.
Ability to schedule and monitor projects.
Ability to maintain complete and accurate records.
Ability to work with support staff with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and software vendors to resolve teacher and student software issues.
Reports to:  Chief Technology Officer
FSLA Status:  Exempt
Disclaimer:  The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this job.
Updated:  May 11, 2023