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    Enriching Teaching and Learning Through the Use of Technology

    The Education Tech leader (ET) is a building leadership position that seeks to improve teaching and learning through education technology and digital learning to support Seattle Public Schools districtwide initiatives. The building ET’s are certificated, non-supervisory staff who work closely with building leadership and the district Digital Learning Specialists (DLS’s). The ET will present at building meetings and PLC’s working to help staff implement education technology and digital learning. ET’s will convene as a group at least 4 times per year for training and collaboration, engage in self-directed training, and provide input for system wide improvements. ET work supports the foundational beliefs of fostering learning communities that address racial equity. This is not a hardware/software troubleshooting position, but rather a teacher leadership position.

    Expected Time Commitment:

    • 25 hours per school year including training, presenting at staff meetings, and meeting with PLC’s or individual teachers
    • 4 district meetings (2 hours each) is an expectation of all Education Technology leaders and a requirement of being an ET.
    • 7 hours personal development and planning


    • Attend all 4 district meetings
    • Actively engage building staff by presenting at staff meetings, PLC’s and 1-1 to promote improved instructional practices
    • Purposefully share district trainings with staff on key initiatives (eg. New grade book and report card systems, new districtwide software deployments, etc.)
    • Act as a point of contact for district to share Education Technology and Digital Learning updates
    • Pursue professional development and training opportunities to meet needs of school

    All ET Meeting dates for 2019-2020 school year:

    • Thursday, September 26, 2019 4-6 p.m.
    • Thursday, November 7, 2019 4-6 p.m.
    • Thursday January 23, 2020 4-6 p.m.
    • Optional meetings TBD
    • All meetings at John Stanford Center

    ET trains their staff dates for 2019-2020 school year:

    Principal and ET decide where/when/how. Choose between direct instruction during building TRI days, independent instruction using contracted Tech Time, or any method school want to handle training staff TRI days. On demand videos will be provided. Training options will be fulling explained during the June meetings.

    Secondary: PowerSchool Pro Gradebook

    • August

    Elementary: Elementary

    • October

    Contact Us

    Rafael Gallardo
    Digital Learning Manager

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