J837 | Learning Specialist - Learning Technology

J837 | Learning Specialist - Learning Technology

14 Sep
Victorian Government

14 Sep

Victorian Government


Melbourne VIC

Reference: 1165374

Location Profile

McClelland College is a 7-12 college with a current enrolment of 950 students. The college is well recognized as a leader in the implementation of Personalised Learning. Often described by visitors as 'a hidden gem', when you first walk into McClelland College you will immediately notice the well-kept grounds and modern, spacious teaching & learning facilities.

Of course looks aren't everything. It's the innovative approach to teaching that sets our school apart. The passion that drives the award-winning teaching team is a dedication to Personalised Learning - delivering education that builds professional and vocational capabilities by building on students' individual strengths.

At McClelland we support students in the exploration and development of their individual passions and talents. Key sets of relevant life-long learning skills taught throughout the McClelland Academy Program (MAP) will enable our students to be skilled in IT development, Science, Media, Business, Performing Arts and Sport. The Victorian Government has recently allocated capital works funding to the College for a major facilities upgrade, with construction due to commence early next year.

The Elite Performance Program (EPP) is a select entry program aimed at extending junior year students in their area of passion. We design our curriculum so these students are spending more time using higher-order thinking skills and developing leadership capacity. This enables students to further increase their personal learning and continue to maintain learning above the expected level for their year group.

McClelland is also well-connected through collaboration and active partnerships with external organisations. To support the quality, reach and impact of our education, we constantly seek to improve teaching and learning outcomes through engagement with business and industry links.

The school has 91.5 full time equivalent staff, comprising 3.6 principals, 64.8 teachers and 29.7 support staff and we continue our commitment to ongoing improvement for the benefit of our students.

College Values

McClelland’s College Values were derived from what students, teachers and parents thought underpinned success in life. We believe that COMMUNITY, OWNERSHIP and GROWTH, build together to support Success.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated expert knowledge of the relevant curriculum. Demonstrated ability to model exemplary teaching practice, including the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum, and implement school priorities.

SC2 Demonstrated expertise in the implementation and modelling of high impact teaching strategies that respond to student learning needs. Demonstrated ability to support teachers to evaluate the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth

SC3 Demonstrated exemplary ability to model the monitoring and assessment of student learning. Demonstrated ability to support others in using data to inform teaching practice and to provide feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4 Demonstrated exemplary interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative relationships with students, colleagues, parents and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5 Demonstrated ability to model behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated ability to support others to reflect on their practice and facilitate school-based professional learning.

SC6 Demonstrated ability to lead staff in the use of learning technologies to support the delivery of engaging and rigorous curriculum.



Learning Specialists will be highly skilled classroom practitioners who continue to spend the majority of their time in the classroom delivering high-quality teaching and learning and have a range of responsibilities related to their expertise, including teaching demonstration lessons, observing and providing feedback to other teachers and facilitating school-based professional learning.

Learning Specialists are expected to have deep knowledge and expertise in high quality teaching and learning in delivering improved achievement, engagement and wellbeing for students.

The role of the “Learning Specialist- Learning Technology” will be to model excellence in teaching and learning, and to mentor and coach teachers to improve their skill, knowledge and effectiveness. The particular emphasis of this Learning Specialist role will be to support teaching staff to incorporate digital technologies into their classroom to deepen and accelerate learning.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a high-level knowledge of how to utilise digital technologies as part of a lesson structure to enhance learning, and a proven ability to influence teachers to improve their classroom practice.

The Learning Specialist role is aimed at building excellence in teaching and learning within the teaching service.


Specifically, at McClelland College, the Learning Specialist- Learning Technology will:

- Demonstrate a high-level expertise in teaching and learning practice
- Demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement in one’s own practice as both a teacher and an educational leader and assist others in their professional growth.
- Be a member of the College’s Leadership Team.

- As a member of the Teaching and Learning subcommittee of the college’s Leadership team, collectively oversee the whole school Professional Learning program and the alignment of professional learning with Professional Development Plans (PDP), the College Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) and School Strategic Plan (SSP).
- Play a key role in the provision of professional learning.
- Develop processes and protocols for observation and feedback of teacher practice and peer collaboration.
- Develop and promote school-wide professional learning structures, processes and protocols through Professional Learning Teams (PLTs).
- Mentor and coach teachers to build their capacity in the use of learning technologies to improve their teaching skills.
- Grow the capacity of teachers to deliver excellence through the use of the 1-3 GROWTH coaching model.
- Provide evidence-based feedback to teaching staff to inform their effectiveness and development.
- Run open classrooms (allowing for the observation of best practices), team teach, work closely with PLTs, and facilitate Professional Development in order to foster a culture of continuous improvement.
- Model exemplary use of student data to inform teaching approaches.
- Leading and modelling the implementation of whole-school improvement strategies related to curriculum planning and delivery.
- Review the use of ICT across the curriculum.
- Develop and introduce an eLearning plan for the college.
- Liaise with regional division, DET and IT Department on eLearning.
- Lead and engage eLearning across the college to promote creative and innovative thinking.
- Lead eLearning programs to differentiate learning for all ability levels.
- Monitor and evaluate the implementation of eLearning teaching strategies across the school.
- Oversee the college’s BYOD program.
- Liaise with BYOD supplier to provide a coordinated approach to devices for students.
- Identify, initiate and implement programs that build parent engagement e.g. information nights for BYOD and ICT.
- Work with the IT Team to ensure that provision of ICT infrastructure meets college requirements.
- Advocate, participate and lead strategies that support college and DET policies across the whole school.
- Chair Technology Management Committee meetings and provide agenda and minutes.
- Liaise with Compass and college staff to implement the use of all Compass features.

- To liaise with Leadership regarding the specific skilling of staff including provision for staff with identified difficulties.
- Lead eSmart or other cyber safety initiatives.
- Represent the College at Information Evenings, and other College events.
- Other duties as allocated by the Principal.

Who May Apply

Teachers currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and qualified to teach and/or have demonstrated experience in the curriculum area(s) specified for the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

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Conditions of Employment

- All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
- Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
- A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.

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