St Stithians Girls’ Preparatory – Digital Learning Coach

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St Stithians Girls' Preparatory - Digital Learning Coach

  • Post Date:31st Mar 2021
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St Stithians College is a proudly South African school, embracing diversity and offering a distinctive educational experience. Founded as a Methodist Church School, our Christian spirituality is central to our identity. Our College consists of primary and secondary boys’ and girls’ schools, together with a co-educational junior primary school. We are an independent, non-profit institution located on an expansive green campus in Sandton, Johannesburg. In addition, St Stithians incorporates Kamoka Bush School near Modimolle, and the Thandulwazi Maths & Science Academy on our Campus. As a College, we are intent on Inspiring Excellence and Making a World of Difference.


Our primary intention is to educate and empower girls, raising them in ways that are responsive to the challenges unique to women. We aim to be the leaders in girls’ education, with the focus on nurturing individual skills and dispositions, equipping girls to engage confidently and with a sense of purpose. Our girls work within a values-based framework in order to make decisions with good intent. The South African context is diverse and dynamic. We raise girls to embrace their heritage and collaborate locally to make a significant contribution nationally and internationally.

Digital Learning Coach

Due to relocation of the current incumbent, the Girls’ Preparatory invites applications for the abovementioned full-time position which will be available from 1 September 2021 (negotiable). Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced individuals who believe they have the required skills, disposition, and competencies to take on this position.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Spearheading and leading the Mobile E-learning and Teaching (MeLT) initiative within the Girls’ Prep
• Enhancing teacher development and support the learning and teaching systems by engaging with teachers in the effective use and integration of ICT for learning and teaching
• Improving professional competencies in the use of ICT for teaching, sport, cultural and other school related areas
• Providing technical support for software related issues for intranet and other ICT systems used within the school, including latest iOS and Windows platforms
• Collaborating with teachers to integrate information literacy in the implementation of the curriculum
• Consulting with teachers as they plan instruction to ensure the incorporation of appropriate media and technology materials into daily teaching
• Liaising with the school media centre – ensuring the media centre becomes the hub of enquiry-based learning within the school
• Exploring and creating innovative models of ICT-integrated instruction and ICT-supported management
• Developing training programmes and engaging with each academic staff member to determine where they are in terms of their personal use of ICT and particularly their use of ICT in their lessons
• Inform and manage the Online and Distance Learning programme using Microsoft Teams
• Manage, facilitate and run parent and student workshops on online safety and any other IT related programmes
• Providing progress to the Head and Deputy Heads of Girls’ Prep and to the Campus ICT Director fortnightly to report on progress, identify obstacles and assist in helping to ensure success of engagement with staff

The ideal candidate will have:

• A suitable professional qualification and appropriate educational experience together with a sound and progressive understanding of the South African curriculum and international trends in education
• Apple Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Professional Learning Specialist and Microsoft Innovative Educator certifications
• Proof of being a recognised leader in the Educational Technology field through keynoting and speaking at EdTech events
• A passion for combining education and technology and accelerating the use of technology to enhance learning and teaching application in an innovative and creative way
• Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills with strong presentation skills, attention to detail and sound administrative ability
• A willingness to work within the values, Christian ethos and mission of the College as well as to participate in the broader life of the school, including extra murals
• Proof of registration with SACE supported by a sexual offender’s clearance certificate

To apply please click on the following link before the closing date of 23 April 2021 https://stithian.jb.skillsmapafrica.com/ Applications received via email will not be considered. Applications must be done via the link above only Please note that due to technical issues applicants should use a PC and not a phone, notepad, etc. to create an account

St Stithians College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes appointments within the context of its transformation imperatives