The elementary science curriculum writer will rewrite the 29 K-5 Next Generation Science Standard units to make them ready for national distribution. They will work closely with the school district currently using the curriculum to ensure the changes will work in their classrooms.
Note: This position is a temporary position that is funded for one year. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
This position will work between home, Board of Education (North Avenue) and the CEO office (Homewood campus).
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Conducting initial review of SABES K-5 curriculum 29 units for broad understanding of content, format and pedagogy.
Read each unit guide, assessments, handouts, science experiments, engineering activities and scan the purchased books.
Conduct review for a K-2 unit and a 3-5 grade unit and estimate time to complete remaining units.
Complete checklist for each of the 29 units within estimated time.
Contact copyright owners requesting permissions, when needed. Maintain records of responses as well as required signed documentation, if use is approved.
Rewrite, staying true to intent of original, with multiple sources (up to 29 units, if needed)
Incorporate field input
Incorporate K-2 EQUIP Rubric review
Ensure literacy integration, math integration, EL and Special Ed differentiation and engineering design for each unit.
Incorporate results of reviews of rewritten units (up to 29 units, if needed)
by City Schools Teaching & Learning Science Dept.
by City Schools Teaching & Learning Math Dept. to ensure common core math appropriate for that grade band or earlier grade band
Special Ed review
Copyright issue software review
Update Materials in kits - if any changes to activities, update materials lists and work with vendor to repackage
Project Management of above tasks. Provide bi-weekly status reports
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in Education, Science, curriculum writing or course-related field
Two years of experience in teaching, education, or curriculum writing
In-depth knowledge of science courses K-12 pre-college
Master's degree is strongly preferred Education, particularly curriculum writing, assessment or science in a related field is strongly preferred
3–5 years of experience in curriculum writing K-12 pre-college education is strongly preferred
MSDE Teacher Certification
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Expertise in K-5 Next Generation Science Standards
Working knowledge of K-5 literacy and math standards (Common Core)
Working knowledge of copyright law as it applies to nationally distributed curriculum
Elementary Science curriculum writing experience
Project management experience
Familiarity with Equip rubric
Knowledge of urban school districts
Proficient with the Microsoft Office 365 Suite, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Proficient with team collaboration platforms (One Drive, MS Teams, Sharepoint, Google Drive)
Proficient with operating virtual meetings (Zoom, Teams, Google Classroom, etc.)
Level of Independent Decision Making:
Since this is a collaboration with City Schools, needs to be able to make their case. Ability to determine how long the project will take. Ability to identify issues before they arise. Ability to determine when to escalate to management.
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:
Next Generation Science Standards
MSDE Teacher certification (preferred)
Classified Title: Curriculum Writer Working Title: Elementary Science Curriculum Writer Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience. Employee group: Limited Schedule: M-F 8:30am to 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001500-Center for Educational Outreach Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
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