Instructional Specialist - Information, Technology & Computer Science

Temple Hills, MD, US
Oct 17, 2019
Job Title:
Instructional Specialist - Information, Technology & Computer Science

Temple Hills, MD, US

Organization Name:
CTE - Information, Technology and Computer Science Programs

Department Description:

Under the Career and Technical Education Supervisor, the Instructional Specialist is responsible for assisting in the monitoring of department programs and initiatives and executing administrative responsibilities, as required. The Instructional Specialist assists the Career and Technical Education Supervisor in developing an aligned curriculum document for the Information, Technology and Computer Science Programs, and providing professional development for teachers. The Instructional Specialist will assist in coordinating all facets of curriculum and program evaluation for the Information, Technology and Computer Science Programs.

Brief Description:

This is an ASASP Unit II Table F Grade 2 Position

Salary Range: $94,645 - $134,943

CLOSING DATE: October 31, 2019

Detailed Description:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Aids in developing school-based instructional programs for students in grades 9-12;
  • Meets regularly with the advisory board for the Information, Technology and Computer Science Programs;
  • Aids in implementation of Perkins related activities with fidelity;
  • Ensures Information, Technology and Computer Science programs meet all industry standards;
  • Evaluates the design and delivery of research-based instructional programs with career and internship experiences for students at all levels;
  • Conducts assessments, data collection, and analysis of formal and informal data for use in targeting and monitoring the effectiveness of Information, Technology and Computer Science programs;
  • Assists in evaluating instructional materials, textbooks, software and media;
  • Plans, conducts, and/or coordinates professional development for Information, Technology and Computer Science staff;
  • Works with and supports teachers to ensure that the Information, Technology and Computer Science curriculum is followed and ascertains their instructional needs
  • Conducts formal observations of teachers using Framework for Teaching, Institute for Learning Look Fors, and industry tools, as appropriate;
  • Makes presentations within and outside the school system;
  • Maintains statistical data on system assessments, completions and certifications to inform project decisions;
  • Coordinates requests from schools for assistance in working with Information, Technology and Computer Science programs;
  • Oversees industry-based assessments and certification testing;
  • Collects and analyzes Information, Technology and Computer Science programming data and prepares an annual report on the programs;
  • Serves as a liaison to school staff to ensure that the Information, Technology and Computer Science programs are implemented with fidelity and that the programs of study are followed;
  • Assists with and manages curriculum writing for Information, Technology and Computer Science programs to align with MSDE, national standards, and PGCPS requirements;
  • Facilitates coaching and professional development sessions for teachers;
  • Attends and assists with the Information, Technology and Computer Science strategic planning, team meetings, professional development; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Job Requirements:

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
  • Knowledge of industry standards and MSDE, PGCPS, Information Technology and Computer Science Program curriculum and instruction;
  • Ability to monitor the implementation of the program curriculum and collect feedback to support the continuous improvements of program course instructional guides and academic instructions in schools;
  • Five years experience as a Classroom Teacher;
  • Experience in a career academy program setting or industry experience required;
  • Experience in general educational settings required;
  • Knowledge of current research and trends in careers with special emphasis in curriculum, instruction, career experiences and assessment;
  • Ability to work collaboratively to develop curricular documents and assessments;
  • Ability to work effectively with Classroom Teachers, other Instructional Specialists, and professional organizations in providing rigorous academic experiences for all students;
  • Ability to support recruitment for Information, Technology and Computer Science programs;
  • Experience developing curriculum and assessments aligned with local and Common Core State Standards;
  • Demonstrated expertise in a range of issues and programs relevant to the advancement of Information, Technology and Computer Science programs;
  • Certified in Framework for Teaching observations preferred;
  • Relates positively and interacts effectively with teachers, central office personnel, business partners, and general public;
  • Effective time management, documentation and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage teams; extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment;
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to present ideas in business friendly or user friendly language; strong instructional and facilitator skills;
  • Highly self-motivated, self-directed and attention to detail; ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks under pressure;
  • Experience in collaborative planning and providing professional development;
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and administrative competency; and
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point).


    Master's degree from an accredited college or university required with an emphasis in Information Technology and Computer Science and course work in curriculum development preferred. Five (5) years' experience as a Classroom Teacher required.


    Advanced Professional Certificate issued by the Maryland State Department of Education; Administrator I Certificate required

    Industry Certification in Microsoft Technology Associate, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CCENT, CCNA, and CCNA Security (a minimum of one certification required with eligibility to obtain more)


    No direct supervisory responsibilities.


    The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, talk, hear, walk, sit, and use fingers, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus, and depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 25 lbs.


    The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.



    *** Previous application need not re-apply.***

    Additional Details:

    Direct Deposit is expected as a condition of new hire employment.

    Based on the settlement agreement reached in Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor v. Prince George's County Board of Education, OALJ Case No. 2011-LCA-00026, PGCPS is ineligible to sponsor foreign nationals for U.S. employment under any temporary or permanent visa program. As a condition of employment, all applicants for employment must be qualified to work in the United States without sponsorship by PGCPS. If you are not work-authorized and would require PGCPS to sponsor you for a work visa you will not be considered for employment.

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