Edtech Instruction and Information Specialist
About Gulliver Preparatory School
Established in 1926 by Arthur Gulliver in Coconut Grove, Gulliver was likened to the prestigious academies of the northeast and initially attracted families who wintered in Florida. In late 1953, Marian Krutulis purchased the school. A pioneer in education, Mrs. Krutulis envisioned Gulliver as grand home where both students and teachers would feel part of a caring, inspiring family of learners. Over the course of 25 years, she relocated the school to Coral Gables, built an upper school for high school students in Pinecrest and achieved ‘Blue Ribbon School of Excellence’ designation by the US Department of Education. In 2000 Gulliver became a non-profit. Today, Gulliver Preparatory School serves approximately 2,200 students in Grades PreK3 – 12 on four campuses. Despite its significant growth over the last 60 years, Gulliver still upholds Marian Krutulis’ vision to maintain the physical and social-emotional health of its students and trains them to become people of integrity in everything they say and do.
The Instruction & Information Specialist, a member of the ETIS Department, will be responsible for reimagining the role, function, and value-add of the library facility and the library program offering at Gulliver Prep at the middle and upper school. This position will also be responsible for leveraging existing and emerging technologies to foster innovation, creativity, and curiosity at Gulliver Prep. The Instruction and Information Specialist must have a positive rapport with students, have a friendly outgoing disposition, a passion for reading all formats and genres, and must be able to demonstrate proficiency in applications of technology skills that encompass ISTE & AASL Crosswalk Standards.
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Partners with teachers and uses the curriculum map to schedule instructional opportunities on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis as outlined on the curriculum map
- Supports the authentic integration of technology into classroom curriculum and enhances teaching and learning practices while embedding the new literacies (global, media, and digital) as relevant and appropriate (i.e. lesson planning, co-teaching, lesson modeling, flipped instruction, etc.).
- Works closely with teachers and students to design and implement PK-12 research policy using Guided Inquiry Design process across multiple projects and content areas.
- Works closely with teachers and students to deliver a developmentally appropriate Digital Citizenship program in all grades
- Actively seeks opportunities to collaborate with teachers and students to embed information literacy, digital literacy, media literacy, and global literacy skills within curricular units, projects, competitions, performances, etc.
- Acts as a program ambassador and seeks opportunities to speak about the mission of the library program to all available stakeholder whenever possible
- Curates digital resources and leads in the selection, integration, organization and sharing of digital resources and tools to support transformational teaching and learning
- Develops the digital curation skills of others, ie - teachers, admins, students, and staff
- Designs and deliver professional development for administrators, faculty members, and students via workshops and one-on-one training, and flipped classroom/video instruction
- Creates an inviting, welcoming, and inclusive environment to promote the use of resources, inquiry, and collaborative ideation
- Provides research support to students through group sessions and one-on-one appointments as requested
- Attend workshops, conferences, and courses to update professional skills and actively participates in professional organizations, and in-field PLN’s (ISTE Connect’s PLN) or continuous development
- Maintains and updates the library’s web page and media presence with special attention to increasing engagement with students and families
- Ability to provide solutions by connecting IT, faculty, and Edtech to approach challenges with holistic solutions.
- Bachelor's degree or Higher in Education or Educational Technology
- Classroom teaching experience is a must!
- Knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate approaches based on age and ability levels.
- An MLS/MLIS degree or certification and/or formal experience supporting a library space is highly recommended.
- Must have excellent leadership, communication, and computer skills; and should be inquisitive, personable, flexible, energetic, and collegial
- Must possess analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
- Must have strong verbal and written communication skills are necessary
- Organizational and interpersonal skills
Criminal Background Check, Level II Fingerprint Screening(s), and Drug screen.
Gulliver is deeply committed to the principles of equity and diversity and seeks to create an inclusive community for all faculty and staff. Gulliver is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and a Drug Free Workplace.