Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
21330 08 ST C4 C 667-21 04/04/2006
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04/04/2006 21330


DEFINITION: This is responsible professional educational work in providing statewide advisory services in curriculum development, education standards, instructional strategies and classroom assessment in technology education.

An employee in this job provides advisory and consultative services to local education agencies, intermediate units, institutions of higher education and other organizations regarding technology education and develops curriculum materials and education standards designed to develop students' general understanding of technology education. Technology education prepares students to work in such technology-related areas as computer-aided design, robotics, lasers, electronics and hydroponics. Work involves diagnosing educational problems at the local level, recommending solutions and providing assistance in improving educational programs. An employee in this job interprets curriculum regulations and academic standards in technology education. Work includes providing technical assistance with instructional strategies, classroom performance assessment and the development of assessment items for technology education and providing information on education resources to teachers, school administrators and professional educational organizations. Employees disseminate materials through the media of conferences, workshops, correspondence, publications and computer networks. Work also involves providing advisory and consultative services in other curriculum or subject areas to improve educational programs. Work is performed with considerable independence, but is subject to review through staff conferences and an analysis of written reports by a professional supervisor.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Develops or participates in developing new curricula, standards, instructional strategies and approaches in technology education and in pilot testing these approaches to evaluate their effectiveness.

Provides advisory services to local school professionals to determine local problems with the technology education programs and recommend improvements.

Develops and presents in-service workshops to school staff to familiarize them with current, new or improved practices, standards, techniques, and resources.

Assists school district staff to develop curricula and curriculum materials or modify existing planned instruction to better meet their needs and objectives.

Participates in the review of technology education programs to introduce new concepts, methods, and practices into school technology education programs.

Assists school staff in developing innovative and pilot programs in technology education and in evaluating the effectiveness of the methods, approaches or materials used.

Disseminates information on current and new practices, standards, developments, methods and materials through articles in professional journals, departmental publications, computer networks, workshops or presentations.

Provides advice and information to teacher preparation institutions, certification personnel and others involved in teacher education on unmet needs at the local school level.

Provides advice to local school staff on the criteria and procedures for obtaining federal or special funds for improving their technology education programs or financing innovative projects.

Performs related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the current methods and trends in technology education at both the elementary and secondary levels.

Knowledge of the role and objectives of technology education in a student's educational development.

Knowledge of different teaching methods, standards and techniques in technology education program areas including their relative strengths and weaknesses with reference to children of different ages and social and cultural backgrounds.

Knowledge of curriculum planning and development as applied to technology education areas at the elementary and secondary school levels.

Knowledge of current literature, materials, equipment, research and new developments in technology education.

Knowledge of the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of students at the elementary and secondary level related to technology education programs.

Ability to promote the use of different teaching methods, standards, curriculum materials and developments and techniques in technology education in local school and teacher preparation programs.

Ability to organize, develop and conduct in-service training for teachers, school administrators and others to familiarize them with technology education practices, methods, materials, goals and objectives.

Ability to select significant facts in diagnosing educational problems and in developing solutions suited to the appropriate school setting and implementation capabilities.

Ability to develop curriculum materials to implement new developments and practices in technology education appropriate for use statewide and in individual school districts.

Ability to communicate effectively orally.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Four years of professional experience in technology education, including two years of experience in public schools and one year of experience in the development and implementation of technology education curricula or programs;


An equivalent combination of experience and training which includes two years of experience in public schools and one year of experience in the development and implementation of technology education curricula or programs.