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MDE Seeks Digital Learning Instructional Coaches to Support Educators Statewide

NEWS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release:  March 25, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has partnered with the North Mississippi Education Consortium (NMEC) to hire a team of digital learning instructional coaches and coordinators to help teachers, schools and districts effectively use educational technology and improve student outcomes statewide.

Current and former educators and educational technology specialists with K-12 classroom experience are encouraged to apply. Available positions:

  • State Digital Learning Instructional Coordinator (1 full-time position)
  • Regional Digital Learning Instructional Coordinator (4-6 full-time positions)
  • Digital Learning Instructional Coach (20-25 full-time or part-time positions)

All positions are available through three full- and part-time hiring options:

  1. Educator-in-Residence grant program for current teachers (full-time or part-time positions): Teachers are hired as a digital learning instructional coach or coordinator while remaining on the payroll of their current district or state educational institution for administrative purposes. Applicants who choose this option must secure advance approval from their district superintendent or human resources representative.
  2. North Mississippi Education Consortium (NMEC) employee (full-time positions only)
  3. Contract worker with NMEC (part-time positions only)

The digital learning instructional team will help teachers, schools and districts statewide to:

  • Effectively use and implement technology, including devices, learning management systems, software and other web-based tools;
  • Plan, develop, and deliver high-quality digital instruction aligned to the Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards;
  • Implement best practices in digital learning and instructional practices; and
  • Evaluate digital learning and instructional practices;
  • Collaborate with other coaches and MDE staff to develop professional development resources that support the continued improvement of digital learning.

The coaching positions are part of MDE’s Mississippi Connects initiative, which is a comprehensive digital learning program providing computers and teaching and learning support to every public-school student in the state.

For complete job descriptions and instructions to apply, visit https://www.northmsec.com/dli/.  Applications are due April 4, 2021.

For questions, contact Melissa Banks, MDE Director of Digital Learning, at mebanks@mdek12.org.

 

Media Contact: 

Patrice Guilfoyle, APR
Director of Communications
601-359-3515
pguilfoyle@mdek12.org

Jean Cook, APR
Director of Public Relations
601-359-3515
jcook@mdek12.org