Learning Technology Specialist (Starting from August 2023) - Beacon Hill School

Beacon Hill School

Kowloon, Hong Kong 

Primary Teacher

Teaching Subject: Design , Information Processes and Technology , Technology

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 24 February 2023

Beacon Hill School is looking for a Learning Technology Specialist to join the community. The successful candidate collaborates with educators and leads learning for computational thinking, innovative design, and makers centred learning.

<p><b>Job Description </b></p><p>Beacon Hill School (BHS) is a three- form entry school with approximately 540 students. BHS is an accredited IB World School utilising the Primary Years Programme (PYP) curriculum framework. Teaching and learning at BHS is underpinned by a rigorous and student-centred approach to curriculum pedagogy and practice. </p><p>Beacon Hill School has supportive, dedicated and committed staff who collaborate with each other and the parent community to ensure every student is supported and challenged to be the best they can be. </p><p>The successful candidate will work and teach in an inclusive way, recognising and valuing every students’ identity. They will use a strength based approach to enable all students to flourish. The teacher will align with the inclusive philosophy of the school, forging strong and collaborative connections with students, teachers, educational assistants and parents. </p><p><b><u>Key Responsibilities </u></b></p><p><b>The ideal candidate will have the skills/ experience to: </b></p><ul><li>Lead learning for computational thinking, innovative design and makers centred learning. This includes construction skills, design thinking, tool safety, coding with microcontrollers, components and robotics </li><li>Establish trusting and respectful coaching relationships that encourage educators to explore new instructional strategies </li><li>Partner with educators to evaluate the efficacy of digital learning content and tools to inform procurement decisions and adoption </li><li>Personalise support for educators by planning and modelling the effective use of technology to improve student learning </li><li>Pursue professional learning that deepens expertise in the ISTE Standards in order to serve as a model for educators and leaders </li><li>Build the capacity of educators, leaders and instructional teams to put the ISTE Standards into practice by facilitating active learning and providing meaningful feedback </li><li>Use modern manufacturing tools such as laser cutters and 3D printers and teach their usage to others </li><li>Engage in online communities around edtech </li><li>Lead a team of two IT technicians to maintain schoolwide IT systems and enhance the learning of students </li></ul><p><b>The ideal candidate will have some classroom experience and knowledge of and a drive to keep updated on: </b></p><ul><li>Managing online systems and databases </li><li>Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 administrator experience </li><li>Knowledge and understanding of networking and terminology </li><li>iOS and Mac MDM experience </li></ul><p><b>Personal Skills and Abilities </b></p><ul><li>Excellent interpersonal skills with staff, students and parents </li><li>Excellent communication skills </li><li>Professional competence and self-confidence </li><li>High level of motivation </li><li>Ability to take initiative, work independently, and exercise judgement </li><li>Administrative, analytical and problem-solving skills </li><li>Ability to work well in a team </li><li>Identifying and evaluating new technological developments and evaluating their appropriateness in education. </li><li>Fostering a collaborative and collegial working environment among IT personnel, faculty, staff, suppliers, consultants, and partners. </li><li>Communicating with and understanding the needs of all stakeholders. </li><li>Interacting with all levels of education and management. </li></ul><p><b><u>Requirements </u></b></p><ul><li>Bachelor&#39;s Degree in Education, or </li><li>Bachelor&#39;s Degree in any subjects with PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education), or equivalent </li><li>Relevant teaching experience within a recognised educational organisation </li></ul><p><b>Teaching in Hong Kong </b></p><p>Hong Kong is a premier destination for expatriate and local teachers! ESF Teachers enjoy an extremely lucrative salary package and a very high standard of living overall in an exciting and vibrant world city. The teaching profession is highly respected, student motivation and outcomes are excellent, and all teachers receive considerable support from ESF with settling into Hong Kong, as well as with their professional development. Please feel free to contact us in advance about life in Hong Kong if you feel a conversation on this topic would be helpful. </p><p><b>Closing Date: </b>24 Feb 2023</p><p><b>To apply, please click <a href="https://eoix.fa.ap1.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/2119/?utm_medium&#61;jobshare" rel="nofollow">here</a>.</b></p><p> </p><p>Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and offers may be extended prior to the job closing date. </p><p>By applying for this position, your application may be considered for other opportunities within ESF. </p><p>ESF is an Equal Opportunities EmployerThe English Schools Foundation (ESF) is fully committed to providing equal employment opportunity. ESF will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, colour, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, religion, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, creed, citizenship or any other status protected by local laws or regulations. </p><p>Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the ESF&#39;s Personal Data Policy, a copy of which will be provided upon request. </p><p>Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.</p><p><b>About Us </b></p><p>The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is the largest English-medium international school organisation in Hong Kong. Our 22 schools and comprehensive programme of extra-curricular activities bring out the best in every student through a personalised approach to learning and by inspiring curious minds. </p><p>There are over 18,000 students from 75 different nationalities in ESF kindergartens, primary, secondary and all-through schools. About 70% of our students have parents who are permanent residents of Hong Kong. </p><p>ESF is proud of the high academic and wider achievements of our students. In 2020, 22 ESF students achieved the perfect score of 45 points in the IB Diploma examinations; more than 95% go on to leading universities worldwide. </p><p><a href="http://www.esf.edu.hk" rel="nofollow">www.esf.edu.hk</a> </p><p><b>About the Team </b></p><p>At ESF Beacon Hill School, we have a team of professional staff providing an all-round education of the very highest quality academically, creatively and socially, ensuring that each child has the opportunity to reach their potential. Students come to us from many countries and this international mix adds a great deal to the atmosphere and the richness of the school experience. An active Parent Teacher Association and School Council support our school ensuring the school achieves its aims. </p><p>We are an inclusive school home to 21 students with more moderate individual needs. These students are catered for within our mainstream classes with additional learning support teachers and educational assistants. We offer a range of programmes depending on the needs of the students, such as a Perceptual Motor Programme, Social Thinking, Friends for Life, B2 - Social/Emotional tracking system, Fine Motor and individualised sensory programmes. Our SEN provision is world leading. </p><p><a href="http://www.beaconhill.edu.hk/" rel="nofollow">http://www.beaconhill.edu.hk/</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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