Barrie is a learning institution comprised of three distinct yet mutually supportive divisions: Barrie Montessori (serving students age 18 months through grade 5, and aspiring Montessori educators at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies); Barrie Prep (serving students in grades 6 through 12); and Barrie Camp (a summer day-camp program serving children ages 4 through 14). Barrie's mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.
Barrie serves approximately 330 students, and since our founding in 1932, has maintained a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Our extraordinary environment for learning is located on 45 wooded acres just outside Washington, D.C.
At Barrie, faculty appreciate students as individuals. Learning is a hands-on experience for all our students: they are fully engaged in their own education. Each division (Montessori, Prep, and Camp) plays a distinct and valuable role as an integral part of the overall institution; all serve to complement the others and advance the mission of the whole.
About the Position
Barrie's instructional technology infrastructure and resources include a fully networked campus with broad Wi-Fi access. Teachers and students use desktops and laptop PCs, and iPads. Additionally, Barrie is introducing a Chromebook 1:1 environment for middle school students. Commonly used software include Microsoft's Office Suite, Google Apps, Haiku, Kaymbu, and other cloud-based tools.
The position is responsible for incorporating technology into teaching and learning both as a tool and as a topic. He or she will accomplish this through direct instruction with students, professional development opportunities with teachers, and collaborative work with teachers in the classroom. While the position will involve support and collaboration with teachers in both our Montessori and Prep programs, the majority of scheduled class time with students and faculty will be in Barrie Prep (grades 6-12).
The person hired will be part of a team that works with the Future of Information Alliance, a collaborative initiative that includes partners such as the University of Maryland, National Geographic, Newseum, and the National Park Service.
The candidate for this position will be responsible for supporting student and teacher use of classroom technology and will have an important voice in the ongoing expansion of our technology resources and programs. This position will be part of defining the role of technology in Barrie’s Montessori program and attending or hosting relevant conferences in the area.
The qualified applicant should be an enthusiastic user of technology, excited to learn new tools and to share his or her passions with others. He or she should have a strong background with the application of technology in the classroom and school as well as the communication and organizational skills to help students and teachers creatively and effectively expand their use of technology. The ideal candidate will approach the use of technology in teaching and learning from the perspective of progressive pedagogy.
Teaching or equivalent experience with technology is preferred. Experience with the use of 3-D printers is a plus. Personal characteristics essential to this position include a strong work ethic and can-do attitude, a commitment to collaboration, and a dedication to empowering children and faculty with a variety of technical capabilities to grow in their skills and understanding.
How to Apply
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