POSITION SUMMARY

UTS is looking for a dynamic innovative educator to join the school’s leadership team and head technology integration initiatives as well as learning, innovation and research.

 

The  Head of Learning, Innovation & Research will report directly to the Principal of UTS and, as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, and will take a proactive leadership role in addressing the school’s technology, research and innovation strategy, specifically as pertaining to technology integration in the classroom, to support digital leveraging, including transformative teaching.

 

Duties will include

  • Overseeing UTS’ commitment to 21st century learning, deep learning and the school’s role as part of the  New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) network.
  • Collaborating with the Principal, and members of the academic administration to ensure that all staff are engaged in professional learning related to instruction, teaching 21st-century competencies and integration of educational technology into the teaching and learning process;
  • Working closely  with the Head of Academics to develop, monitor and update a cohesive school plan for the use of educational technology in the school that best aligns with UTS Strategic Plan;
  • Collaborating with the Director of the UTS MT Cohort,  University partners and the Director of the Eureka Research Institute@UTS to support learning and research related to 21st-century global education and problem-solving,
  • Working with teaching staff and leading efforts to effect implementation and integration of the most appropriate educational technologies and related pedagogical strategies into the curriculum, both discipline-based and cross-discipline.
  • Ensuring that staff and students acquire and leverage technological tools that support deep learning.  

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

     Education:     B.Ed, Masters Degree in Educational Technology, or a combination of education and experience in Educational Technology;  Principal’s Qualifications, preferred.

 

   Experience:   7 to 10 years of teaching experience with at least 5 years of progressive academic leadership experience with a proven record in design thinking, curriculum development, implementation and review, as well as the integration of technologyacross grades 7 to 12.  Proven experience in the initiation and implementation of new technologies and the ability to lead professional development, oversee curriculum development. Experience in implementation and integration of technology to deepen and enhance teaching and learning, is central to this position, as is experience advising/supporting students and teachers and researching/overseeing and supporting global learning initiatives.  

 

Skills:    Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with ability to build consensus.  Strong organizational and time management skills as well as strong computer skills with a solid understanding of software systems and integration of technology platforms into the classroom.  Excellent research and writing skills. Excellent knowledge of education/curriculum data.

 

Start Date:          August 19, 2019

 

Applications for this position should include a current CV and a cover letter and be addressed to:

Rosemary Evans,

Principal, University of Toronto Schools

 

Application Deadline:    March 26, 2019

 

Resumes should be submitted to:

Human Resources Office

University of Toronto Schools

Email:    employment@utschools.ca 

 

WORKING @ UTS

A career at UTS means being be part of a dynamic team working together in uniquely innovative environment.

 

For teachers and members of the academic administration, UTS’ Affiliation with the University of Toronto and partnership in the initial and continuing education of teachers at OISE, offers exciting opportunities for collaborations with OISE’s Master of Teaching Program, as well as other U of T academic divisions and initiatives.  

 

All of our employees enjoy access to U of T campus facilities, including eligibility in the University’s Joint Membership Club. In addition we offer:  

  • Highly attractive compensation and benefits packages.
  • Full participation in the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan for eligible teachers and staff,
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities.

If you are ready to work in a school environment fully committed to equity and inclusiveness, and share a passion for lifelong learning, we invite you to explore a career opportunity here at UTS.

 

University of Toronto Schools is strongly committed to diversity and especially welcomes applications from persons who are marginalized based on race, colour, place of origin, ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, newcomer or  Indigenous status and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and experiences within our community.

University of Toronto Schools thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those applicants considered for a job posting will be contacted. No phone calls please. If selected for an interview please inform us if you require any accommodations.

 

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