• Posted Date: Oct 29, 2021 Deadline: Dec 1, 2021
  • 335 ADAMS STREET, Brooklyn, United States

Job Details



Borough Lead EDTECH Teachers

Teacher Assigned A - Division of Instructional & Information Technology (DIIT)

Position is a one-year assignment, commencing in November, 2021



Division of Instructional & Information Technology (DIIT)

335 Adams Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201


Tenured teachers with:

  1. A minimum of 5 years of teaching experience AND
  2. An overall APPR rating of Highly Effective or Effective (or Satisfactory rating where applicable) in the most recent school year; AND
  3. Current status of teacher, Teacher Assigned, and Assistant Principal with reversion rights to a tenured teacher position, or education administrator with reversion rights to a tenured teacher position.


The Division of Instructional and Information Technology (DIIT) plays a critical role in the design and implementation of a citywide EdTech program which is focused on the following goals:

  • ●Build a shared DOE ed tech vision to paint a picture of how ed tech looks on its best day;
  • ●Create a common vocabulary so colleagues learn together, share best practices, and solve problems;
  • ●Adopt the ISTE standards, pilot in 6-8 districts to help educators understand the why/when of ed tech;
  • ●Establish internal recommendation engines for products and streamline procurement policies;
  • ●Improve instructional and technical capacity in schools as educators navigate the tech landscape;
  • ●Upgrade our infrastructure and networks for superior and reliable bandwidth/connectivity;
  • ●Determine school and staff readiness levels for ed tech to better target supports and services; and
  • ●Define and refine quality digital communication guidelines so schools can better engage families.

As part of DIIT, trained BOROUGH LEAD EDTECH TEACHERS will work to build EdTech capacity for key leadership stakeholders, including:

  • ●Executive Superintendents / Superintendents and select borough/citywide office teams
  • ●A cohort of school EdTech teams, which include school-based teacher leaders (peer, master, model)
  • ●A cohort of borough-wide teacher leaders (peer, master, model, team leader)


Peer Independent Evaluators will report to the Senior Advisor of EdTech within DIIT. Will liaise closely with at the Division of Instructional and Information Technology colleagues, including other Ed Tech Program team members, other DIIT teams, superintendents, principals, teachers, SPOCs, school technology teams, Borough and CityWide Offices / Instructional Leads (ILs)

Minimum requirements for eligible candidates:

  • ●At least 5 years classroom experience, effective or highly effective APPR rating
  • ●Committed belief that when used well, technology can elevate teaching and learning
  • ●Deep experience and demonstrated success in one or more of the following areas:collaborative tools, digital resources, G Suite, Office 365, project based learning, blended learning, design thinking technology teams, adult learning, partnership development
  • ●Deep experience and demonstrated success in one or more of the following areas:collaborative tools, digital resources, G Suite, Office 365, project based learning, blended learning, technology teams, adult learning, partnership development
  • ●Demonstrated ability to:
    • Develop rigorous, differentiated and engaging adult learning opportunities
    • Manage multiple projects and deadlines while working remotely, online and in several different collaboration / video chat platforms
    • Incorporate technology into inquiry, to analyze data, to communicate and to collaborate
  • ●Experience in implementing ed tech practice and professional learning in classrooms, schools and districts
    • Strong pedagogical talent and knowledge
    • Demonstrated ability to develop technology-enhanced activities, working directly with educators to create technologically integrated curriculum
    • Demonstrated ability to plan, design, deliver, implement and evaluate large-scale professional development initiatives/programs.
    • Understand the importance of online environments in teaching and learning.
  • ●Willingness to travel to schools and meetings throughout the city
  • ●Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion in all job-related communications
  • ●Ability to document outreach, project status and all work efforts clearly, consistently and in a timely fashion, using a variety of online tools
  • ●Adaptability and comfort in navigating new situations with a high degree of ambiguity
  • Preferred qualities:

  • ●Demonstrated success inworking with SPED and/or ELL populations
  • ●At least one year experience as an instructional technology staff developer
  • ●Knowledge of the NYC DOE (schools, districts, FSCs, central offices, DIIT) and the unique opportunities and challenges around NYC
  • ●Experience in advising teachers on educational technology
    • Familiarity blended learning, SAMR model, ISTE standards, TPACK model
    • Appreciation for the complex responsibilities of teachers and SPOCs
    • Demonstrated effectiveness in influencing the decisions and approaches of colleagues
    • Repertoire of techniques for meaningfully integrating technology to practice
  • ●Broad knowledge of the educational technology landscape and emerging trends
    • Familiarity with instructional technology partners and the education technology marketplace, including software and devices.
    • Understanding of internet security and student data privacy policies, rules, and practice (e.g., CIPA, COPPA, FERPA).
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the use of technology to assist different types of learners and how to access services to support schools in the implementation of such efforts.
    • Understand the use of social media platforms, digital citizenship issues, online communication and collaboration tools.
  • ●Effective organizational and time management skill

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build EdTech capacity in teacher leaders[1] within one borough
    • convene a cohort of teacher leaders via professional learning offerings and online communities;
    • develop and share EdTech resources to support teacher leaders in their work;
    • help teacher leaders to understand their school’s technology resources and capacity;
    • provide access to data and reports on EdTech practice, resources, info from EdTech Program CRM
    • issue frameworks, rubrics and metrics for teacher leaders to help their schools self-assess EdTech practice and
    • coach teacher leaders on finding technology solutions to match their principal/SLT's CEP goals, capacity school personnel, and community needs
  • Work with teacher leaders to align DOE frameworkds to ISTE standards and EdTech best practice
    • understand all current instructional frameworks as defined by the DOE, including Danielsen, NY State standards, advanced literacy, instructional leadership framework
    • become ISTE certified and develop proficiency in using TPACK and SAMR models
    • create crosswalks, between DOE frameworks and EDTech frameworks that are practical and accessible for teacher leaders and
    • plan and oversee several professional learning institutes for teacher leaders during the year
  • Provide on-site coaching to a select cohort of schools with teacher leaders (w/Exec. Supt input)
    • help teacher leaders establish and chair school-based EdTech teams
    • provide asstance as EdTech teams/SLT's write and revise CEPs
    • coach schools as they navigate through grant applications to bring useful resources to schools
    • utilize other school affiliated with the EdTech Program to serve as models and resources for Teacher Leader schools and
    • develop job descriptions for DOE principals to create teacher leader positions with EdTech focus

Work Year:

As per UFT Collective Bargaining Agreement. (Position commences with 2021- 2 school year


As per UFT Collective Bargaining Agreement


Per collective bargaining agreement plus $14,000


  • Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible
  • Applicants are required tofirst complete and eligibility screen to initiate their applications and submit a resume to EdTechProgram@schools.nyc.gov

Office of Field & Information Services  Division of Human Resources

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D

It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender(sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction(except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above - noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. For more information, please refer to the DOE Non - Discrimination Policy.

New Requirement

As of August 2, 2021, all NYC Department of Education new hires (who are not currently employees of the City of New York) must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to beginning their employment unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Please visit the New Employees page for details regarding Executive Order 75.

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