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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Freelance K-5 curriculum developers

Looks really interesting. Michele
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/dcsmSC25jFCp

Monday, July 14, 2014

Request for bids on curriculum development project

 Hi all...this came to me...I am unable to take it on at this time, but maybe someone here would be interested. Michele

Dear Michele:

My name is Jennie Steinhagen. I am assisting Susan Tatiner of the IEEE Standards Association on a university-level curriculum development project for a book of case studies about technical standards scheduled for publication by Wiley/IEEE Press this December. We found your name on the EFA Web site. Below are some details about the project. If you are interested, could you please share your thoughts and qualifications with us?

Project: Curriculum Development for Modern Standardization: Case Studies at the Crossroads of Technology, Economics, and Politics by Ron Schneiderman.
Project Timeframe: Goal is for material to be ready for editing and formatting in October 2014.
Project Scope: Develop university-level curricula support materials for each of the 9 case studies detailed in the book. The book (estimated to be 240 pages) is geared to undergraduate and graduate students in engineering and business. Materials to be developed include the following for each of the 9 case studies:
  1. "How to Use This Case Study in Your Classroom"
  2. Assessment
  3. Assessment Guide
Case Studies:
  • Smart Grid
  • Bluetooth/ZigBee
  • Electrical Trace Heating
  • TV White Space
  • mHealth
  • Wireless Charging
  • Automotive Event Data Recorders
  • Electronic Design Automation (EDA)
  • Internet of Things/M2M
Expectations:
  • This is a freelance/consultant, one-time, work-for-hire project. The material would be copyright IEEE.
  • All work can be performed remotely and information exchange will take place via email. Occasional phone calls may be required.  
Next steps:
  • We are currently accepting bids from consultants. Please let us know if you would like to submit a bid. If you are interested in the project, we will send you the original book proposal, a complete MS of the case studies book, and a SOW to help you prepare your bid.
  • If you are not interested in submitting a bid, is there someone you would recommend?
I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thank you and best regards,
Jennie

Jennie Steinhagen
jennie.steinhagen@ieee.org <http://jennie.steinhagen@ieee.org>
Coordinator, Standards Education Projects




Monday, July 7, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Copyeditor

Looks interesting. Michele

Work Type: Copyeditor with education experience

Description:

My organization's editor just retired, and, while we are looking to hire a new editor/head of publishing, I have a report coming out that requires an editor sooner than that. The start date on the project would be approximately July 1st, and we would like to complete the editing process by the end of July. Compensation would be negotiated based on experience and time commitment. We are an education policy/membership organization. The publication is on student data privacy. It will be approximately 60-80 pages including endnotes. We would like an editor with extensive experience editing these types of reports (similar to those put out by CAP or another think tank-type organization). Experience editing educational reports is a plus. We would actually prefer that the editor have no experience in data privacy or law since this publication is an introductory resource. The editing required is an initial heavy copyedit with drafts sent back and forth between our team and the editor (we will be checking and verifying sources and footnotes in-house, so that will not be part of the job), and then final proofreading. Please contact me with any questions at ameliav@nasbe.org, and feel free to share this posting widely.
Location: Could be remote - Crystal City, VA
Rate: $ 30-50 per hour (no more than 2K total)
Contact Name: Amelia Vance
Contact Company: NASBE
Contact Website: www.nasbe.org
Contact Method: -by email
Email: ameliav@nasbe.org

Freelance Worksheet Developers - Reading

Progressive Education Group is developing a member based website to support today’s elementary school teachers.  Our goal is to offer worksheets that are progressive in both design and content.  We are looking for freelance content developers to write original, age appropriate content that current students will find engaging.  Reimbursement for this project is $1,500 and is based on completion of 300 approved sheets.
Application:
  • At least 2 examples that best demonstrate capabilities
  • Contact Dan Reagan - dreagan@progressiveeducationgroup.com
Requirements:
  • Original material
  • Modern content
  • Common Core aligned (covering minimum of 25% of standards)
  • Includes answer sheet (if appropriate)
  • Files tagged with grade, topic and Common Core cluster code
  • Submitted in Microsoft Word
  • Art is allowed but not required
  • Timeline negotiable
Content Type:
  • Reading Comprehension (100 sheets)
  • Other topics (200 sheets total, even distribution for each grade as appropriate)
    • Alphabetical Order
    • Analogies
    • Capitalization
    • Compound Words
    • Conjunction Worksheets
    • Contraction Worksheets
    • Grammar Worksheets
    • Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Pronouns
    • Punctuation
    • Sentences, Run-Ons and Fragments
    • Similes and Metaphors
    • Subject and Predicate
Grade distribution:

Reading Comprehension
Other Topics
Total
Grade 1
20
25
45
Grade 2
20
25
45
Grade 3
20
40
60
Grade 4
20
55
75
Grade 5
20
55
75
 
100
200
300

 

Freelance SAT Writers Needed

nSight is a content development and communications services firm that specializes in learning and information products. nSight has an immediate need for math and ELA writers to create practice items for the redesigned SAT. We are also seeking a lead writer for math.

Requirements:
  • At least 3-5 years of experience writing SAT or Common Core items at an advanced high school level. For math, experience writing items at the advanced algebra and trig level required. This will be a fast-paced project with no ramp-up time, so only very experienced writers will be considered.
  • Experience writing cross-curricular items. Examples: engineering-based math problems and science-based reading passages.
  • Familiarity with the redesigned SAT strongly preferred (especially for candidates for lead math writer).
If you're interested and meet these qualifications, please send your resume to staffing@nsightworks.com. Thank you!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Freelance Item Writers Needed

Progress Testing is a publisher of state-specific test item banks. We are currently seeking freelance item writers to help construct new and innovative content for ELA (grades 3-11), mathematics (grades 3-HS), social studies (grades 3-8), and science (grades 3-8). Writers will be responsible for creating complex, original items for specific standards for Texas, Florida, Georgia, and/or Common Core. We pay a competitive per-item rate for all accepted items.

We have immediate needs in all subject areas and grade levels listed above. If you have experience working in education, publishing, or educational testing, we highly encourage you to submit your resume, cover letter, and any item or content samples you may have to  Laura Bresko at lbresko@progresstesting.com. We will promptly contact all qualified applicants.

About us:
Progress Testing offers powerful, affordable assessment tools to help districts, schools, and teachers monitor student progress. Started in 1999, Progress Testing has been developing exceptional educational tools and content for 15 years.

Our products provide educators with accurate, comprehensive data to monitor student performance. Districts can better understand school trends; schools can better compare classes, subjects, and teachers; teachers can better evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their students.


http://www.progresstesting.com
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