Tuesday, March 29, 2011

E-Learning Job: Online Learning Coordinator, Wisconsin eSchool Network

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Online Learning Coordinator, Wisconsin eSchool Network

The Wisconsin eSchool Network is a rapidly expanding statewide network of school districts that share resources to support high quality online teaching and learning initiatives to best prepare students for success in the 21st Century. Local districts autonomously determine how the online resources will be used within and by their districts. Students from throughout the state are eligible to enroll in online courses, whether for a single course or as a full-time online student. The Network anticipates reaching 5,000 enrollments for 2010-11. The Wisconsin eSchool Network’s unique, highly sustainable model provides opportunities for a knowledgeable and experienced leader to facilitate the Network’s vision.

General Description:

This is a full-time, 12 month position with salary and benefits negotiated commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Online Learning Coordinator (OLC) reports to the Governance Board and/or Advisory Board or their designee.

The OLC will execute the Wisconsin eSchool Network vision and mission for online learning; he/she will have full responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Network. He/she will be responsible for the timely support of the Network.

Responsibilities:

• Lead the development, distribution and promotion of operational policies and procedures
• Serve as the Network level contact for technology issues
• Become an expert in the Student Information Systems (SIS), Learning Management Systems (LMS) and online content to support districts in their use of the Network SIS, LMS and online content
• Communicate regularly with vendors to handle “trouble tickets” and request/coordinate customizations needed to better serve the Network
• Lead the development of training courses for District Liaisons, Registrars, Coaches and Teachers
• Coordinate the development of training opportunities for District Liaisons, Registrars, Coaches and Teachers
• Maintain the Wisconsin eSchool Network (WEN) website
• Maintain and expand the eHandbook, which includes operational policies and procedures
• Collaborate with the Director to plan the agenda and facilitate the Network Partner meetings
• Oversee and coordinate Network Professional Development offerings
• Lead instructional design tasks for WEN orientations, help teachers with curricula, and lead other projects as they arise

Qualifications:
• Bachelors required, Masters preferred
• Eligibility for Wisconsin teacher certification preferred
• 5 years experience with teaching and online learning
• Demonstrated success as a teacher leader
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to facilitate high quality professional development
• Solid understanding of best/promising practices of online and blended/hybrid learning
• Strong problem solving and trouble-shooting skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Working knowledge of current technologies
• Experience with instructional design
• Working knowledge of SIS, LMS and online content

Application:

Qualified candidates can apply by sending their resume` and copies of transcripts to admin@wisconsineschool.org.

Deadline for Applicants:

- Qualified candidates need to submit their resume` and transcripts by April 30, 2011.
- Selected candidates will be asked to supply references prior to interview in early May 2011.
- Contract start date to be negotiated, potentially June 1, 2011