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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Education-Related Leads for Thursday, December 30, 2010

It has been a busy holiday season! I apologize for the absence from this blog.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Education Lead for Friday December 24, 2010

I don't have time to do a full search on this holiday week, but wanted to post one lead I did come across:

Happy Holidays,

-Beth

Friday, December 3, 2010

Wireless Generation Copywriter

Hi all...this came to me via a Wireless recruiter. Best of luck, Michele


Wireless Generation creates innovative tools, systems, and services that help educators teach smarter. With its mobile assessment software, the company invented a better way to give classroom assessments and make data-based instructional decisions. Now Wireless Generation has broken new ground with technology that analyzes student data and customizes curriculum to individual learning needs. Wireless Generation also builds large-scale data systems that centralize student data and give educators and parents unprecedented visibility into learning. A Web 2.0 collaboration and knowledge network for educators propagates proven approaches across schools. Wireless Generation currently serves more than 200,000 educators and 3 million students. More information is available at www.WirelessGeneration.com.

Copywriter

At Wireless Generation, people who are among the most talented at what they do focus on one of our generation’s greatest challenge: America’s future depends on the ability of our educators to continuously deliver stronger results from their effort. We help them do that. The company pioneers technology and tools that make it easy to personalize teaching for the varied needs of students in the classroom. Wireless Generation data systems make it possible for educators to connect the dots between challenges and opportunities, and easily collaborate with colleagues and parents. Our consulting practice partners with education leaders to tackle some of PK-12 education’s most intractable challenges. The people here – Genners, as we call ourselves – find it easy to get up in the morning because we’re doing innovative, important work that challenges and excites every one of us.

Position Summary

The copywriter will be responsible for helping to reinforce the company’s leadership position through development of compelling professional (Business-to-Institution) content. As part of a meaningfully expanded and enhanced content development, curation and distribution strategy, this represents a new position, with joint responsibility to Marketing and Corporate Communications.

We’re looking for the kind of person who:

Is looking for the opportunity to work at a disruptive, purpose-driven company that’s making a real difference in the world of PK-12 education;
Is interested in playing a pivotal role in reinforcing its leadership perception;
Can develop narrative that reflects the company’s point of view, substantive subject matter credibility, and an understanding of the policy and sector dynamics;
Understands how to represent a voice that is both authoritative but conversational while remaining professionally relevant;
Can help frame new, innovative concepts concisely and compellingly;
Enjoys an environment in which people are willing to take intelligent risks and are not comfortable with the status quo.

Major Responsibilities of Copywriter:

Collaborate with internal/external subject matter experts to develop white papers, case studies, guides, position papers and other long-form content that helps reinforce the company’s innovation leadership in PK-12 education.
Work with Marketing team to adapt this content for multiple/media and channels, including but not limited to web copy, presentations/webinars, and social media.
Represent the company POV as part of a strategic push into the use of social media.
Contribute to development of related press releases and corporate communications messaging.
Contribute as needed to the development of marketing communications content such as brochures, web content, etc.
Creative consultation on marketing and communications initiatives.
May require infrequent travel.

Required Skills/Competencies of Copywriter:

Our ideal writer has:

Experience with writing compelling position papers/points of view, white papers, case studies, editorial or similar content for B2B or Business-to-Institution audiences;
Sector experience in technology, education, and/or policy-related editorial experience;
The capacity to provide thoughtful support and rationale for a recommendation, and take on constructive feedback;
Experience developing interview guides/conducting interviews with the ability to elicit authentic feedback that fulfills the objectives of the assignment;
Attention to detail, comfort managing multiple projects in a fast-paced creative environment that can require tight deadlines;
Experience in adapting content/points of view for social media (a plus).

Experience of Copywriter:

BA/BS degree or equivalent experience, followed by a minimum of 7 years’ experience writing the type of material for which the position calls; writing samples required.
To apply, please visit: https://www.cytiva.com/wgen/details.asp?wgen1404


Wireless Generation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Educational leads

Here are a couple of educational leads I found while searching today. Good luck.

http://austin.craigslist.org/wri/2053459914.html- college level testing, math,




http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/wri/2050084106.html  Educational publisher looking for writers for several areas of expertise

Saturday, October 23, 2010

More Feedback from Readers Requested

Some new comments are popping up on a very old post: http://educationwriting.blogspot.com/2008/02/opportunities-for-educators-from-mchugh.html

Some readers are looking for more information on working for McHugh and Associates. If you have any information that would be helpful, please comment.

Thanks,
Laura

NOTE: Even if you don't have information on McHugh, the conversation in the comments is enlightening for those interested in correlating. I recommend you check it out. - Laura, Oct. 24

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Is Editorial Freelancers Association a Good Deal?

One of our readers wants to ask you all if joining the Editorial Freelancers Association is worth the cost. "It costs $105 to join (because I'm outside the NYC area) plus a $35 processing fee plus $40 a year to access their online job board.  I'd like to know if any of your readers get projects off the EFA job board."

I've considered joining EFA in the past, but ended up back in the classroom, so I have no experience with it. Please comment with your own experiences or even rumors... :)

Thanks,
Laura

Education-Related Leads for Fri. Oct. 22, 2010

Here are some leads for today:

Good luck!
-Beth

Education-Related Leads for Thursday, October 21, 2010

Here are the leads for today:

-Karen

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Science Editor Job Description (Telecommute ok)

Progress Testing, a leading K-12 assessment publisher with a growing customer base, seeks individual with outstanding science, editorial, and organizational skills to join editorial team in maintaining and expanding our test item banks for individual states.

Responsibilities include:
  • Working with editorial director and team to develop test questions and item banks in company’s proprietary format
  • Developing stable of freelancers, illustrators, and content reviewers with subject matter expertise.
  • Negotiating terms and executing agreements with freelance contributors
  • Staying current on state standards requirements and curriculum as well as the research in pedagogical best practices for subject area
  • Editing and fact-checking freelancer submissions
Qualifications:
  • BA or BS required; strong English language and grammar skills required
  • A minimum of 5 years’ editorial experience in textbook or test prep/assessment publishing
  • Practical knowledge of the editorial process: copyediting, proofreading, and file editing.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strict adherence to budgets, schedules and deadlines
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to multitask; able to juggle several projects at once
  • Extremely detail-oriented with a strong work ethic
  • Teaching experience is a BIG plus
  • Up-to-date computer skills, including word processing and graphics packages a must
Salary commensurate with experience

Benefits:

Full-time employees enjoy these outstanding benefits:
  • - SEP-IRA plan
  • - Comprehensive health plans
  • - Business casual dress code
  • - Sick/personal days, holidays, and vacation days
  • - A friendly, team oriented environment
Progress Testing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Location: Gainesville, FL; telecommuting and/or contract work may be arranged

Company URL: http://www.progresstesting.com/

Contact Laura Bresko at lbresko@progresstesting.com

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Freelance Test Item Writers

Publishing services company seeks experienced testbank item writers, for college-level business textbooks. Questions are for use by professors in exams, such as midterms and finals. About 70 percent of the questions are multiple choice application questions, tied to chapter learning objectives, and the rest are critical thinking and synthesis questions. Payment is per item: $12 per question for multiple choice, and $20 per question for the critical thinking and synthesis items. Project is underway and expected to run for approximately two months. College testbank writing experience preferred. Please submit a resume and cover letter to mmayell@premediaglobal.com.

Education Related Leads for Fri. Oct. 15, 2010

Here are some leads for today:

Good luck!
-Beth

Education-Related Leads for Thursday, October 14, 2010

Here are the leads for today:
-Karen

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Education-Related Leads for Friday Oct. 1, 2010

Here are some leads for today:


Good luck!
-Beth

New Posting

Assistant Editor (ESL/EFL)

Job Description:

This position involves developing, editing, and proofreading materials that are offered online and in printed form to children learning English as a second language. The assistant editor will also check sound and animation files for quality and consistency with text. Original writing of children's stories at a variety of levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) is also required. The editor must work on-site in our Princeton, New Jersey, office (no telecommuting) and have a strong interest in children's literature. Approximately 30-40 hours weekly.

Qualifications:

-- minimum bachelor’s degree in English or related field

--experience in children's publishing

--attention to detail

--strong organizational skills to juggle multiple projects and meet deadlines

--strong computer proficiency (MS Word, Internet searching)

--experience in education field, is highly desirable

--knowledge of ESL/EFL is a plus.

Location: Princeton, New Jersey

Benefits: Medical, dental, paid holidays and vacation time available to full-time employees.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter, with salary requirements, to

littlefoxeditor@gmail.com.

About the company:

Little Fox, established in February 2000, is an award-winning, rapidly expanding online publishing company. We specialize in the production of multimedia stories, folk songs, and games for children around the world to learn English in a friendly and interesting environment. Little Fox’s subscription-based Internet site has become a leading provider of English education in Korea, and an American version of the site is in progress. The Web site continues to expand, with new materials added daily. As of September 2010, the company’s production has published nearly 2,000 stories, 260 folk songs, and 200 games.

www.littlefox.co.kr


Education-Related Leads for Thursday, September 30, 2010

Here are the leads for Thursday:

-Karen

The Writing Mama: Don’t Miss the Exciting Changes at the SFC: Families Matter Blog

The Writing Mama: Don’t Miss the Exciting Changes at the SFC: Families Matter Blog

Monday, September 27, 2010

Language Arts K-12 test item writers needed for national testing project

Lidget Green, Inc., an educational assessment consulting firm, is currently seeking writers.

Here are the details of the job:
  • Language Arts K-12 test item writers needed for national testing project.
  • High-stakes test: professional item writing experience required.
  • We need a minimum of two testing specialists for each grade level: K-1; 2-3; 4-5; 6-8; and 9-12, to cover all 4 skills and a range of item types.
  • This is a 12-week project starting mid-Oct.
  • Remuneration by the item, est. income $2,500 to $5,000.
Please submit your resume, a list of test projects you have worked on, and a summary of which grade level you feel most qualified to write for and why to the contact below.

Also if you know of anyone who may be qualified and interested please pass this on, or let me know.

Thank you,
Pacia Platzek
Managing Director
Lidget Green, Inc.
PO Box 3643
North Fork, CA 93643
559-877-3329
pacia@lidgetgreen.org

Friday, September 24, 2010

What's the Climate at Laurel Tech?

One of our readers wrote to me to ask if I knew whether other freelancers had been happy doing work for Laurel Tech. I haven't had any dealings with this company before, but I bet a few of you have. I told her I'd post here to see what our community has to say about working with Laurel Tech.

Thanks for your help!
Laura

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Part-time Bilingual Curriculum Writer – Training and Certification (The New Teacher Project)

Flexible location The New Teacher Project (TNTP) helps school districts and states fulfill the promise of public education by ensuring that all students—especially those from high-need communities—get excellent teachers. A national nonprofit organization founded by teachers, TNTP is driven by the knowledge that although great teachers are the best solution to educational inequality, the nation’s education systems do not sufficiently prioritize the goal of effective teachers for all. In response, TNTP develops customized programs and policy interventions that enable education leaders to find, develop and keep great teachers and achieve reforms that promote effective teaching in every classroom. Since its inception in 1997, TNTP has recruited or trained approximately 37,000 teachers—mainly through its highly selective Teaching Fellows™ programs—benefiting an estimated 5.9 million students. TNTP has also released a series of acclaimed studies of the policies and practices that affect the quality of the nation’s teacher workforce, most recently including The Widget Effect: Our National Failure to Acknowledge and Act on Differences in Teacher Effectiveness (2009). Today TNTP is active in more than 40 cities, including Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, New York, and Oakland, among others. For more information, please visit http://www.tntp.org/.


We are currently seeking a part-time Bilingual Curriculum Writer for our Training and Certification business line. The Bilingual Curriculum Writer will be a TNTP employee and may work from a home office anywhere in the U.S. for 20 hours a week. The Bilingual Curriculum Writer will be expected to be available for conference calls during regular business hours, but the hours are flexible and the majority of the work may be completed outside of regular business hours. This position is available immediately and will conclude upon completion of the project.

The Teaching for Results Content Seminar Series Curriculum
In California, the District of Columbia, Louisiana, Maryland, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Texas, TNTP has partnered with school districts to create and administer programs that not only provide new teacher training, but also recommend new teachers for state certification. Participants in these programs, the District of Columbia Practitioner Teacher Program, the Louisiana Practitioner Teacher Program, the Maryland Practitioner Teacher Program, the Oakland Practitioner Teacher Program, Rhode Island Teaching Fellows, Tennessee Practitioner Teacher Program and the Texas Teaching Fellows, earn full state certification by completing TNTP's Teaching for Results Seminar Series, successfully completing a year of full-time teaching, and participating in district mentorship programs.


Our programs are distinguished by both their emphasis on alternate route teachers and their explicit focus on teaching in high-need schools and subject areas. Upon completion of the program, all candidates meet federal "highly qualified" requirements. To date, TNTP has certified more than 1,450 teachers in four states (the DC and RI programs were just launched in 2009). In Texas, 92 percent of new program participants in 2008 reported feeling effective in raising student achievement.

 
The Teaching for Results Seminar Series curriculum is the foundation of our Practitioner Teacher Programs, and we are currently in the process of writing the manuals for the content area of Bilingual Education.


The approach that the Training and Certification business line uses in developing curricular products is grounded in the belief that teachers’ efficacy in closing the achievement gap is facilitated by the production and implementation of high-quality, research-based pre-service and in-service curricular materials. This approach entails developing an initial product, implementing it, and revising it until it reaches a threshold of stability and excellence approved by key stakeholders: the developers and the users.

Role and Responsibilities
The Bilingual Curriculum Writer will be responsible for the research and development of the new bilingual education training manuals for the Content Seminar series.


Specifically, the Bilingual Curriculum Writer will be responsible for:
  • Researching and reviewing state and professional standards for Bilingual education
  • Outlining an entire course for Bilingual education that spans 16 sessions (each session is 3 hours long)
  • Developing session objectives and corresponding curricular activities that integrate research-based best practices in instructional planning and delivery, content pedagogy, and assessment into each session
  • Producing a facilitator manual and participant manual at the end of the project period for Bilingual education
  • Documenting references and obtaining copyright permissions for materials used
  • Participating in an iterative curriculum design process with TNTP staff members
    • Responding to staff feedback and incorporating feedback into course revisions as part of a collaborative design process with TNTP staff members
  • Collaborating with other members of the curriculum design team including the graphic designers, proofers, and TNTP design staff
This position offers the successful candidate the opportunity to have a profound impact on how new teachers are trained to teach in high-need schools.

Qualifications
We are seeking candidates who believe deeply in our organization's mission, thrive in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment, and who display a record of achievement. Successful candidates will also demonstrate:
  • Interest in and support of alternative routes to teacher certification
  • Teaching Licensure/Certification and at least two years teaching experience in high-need schools in Bilingual education
  • Track record of raising student achievement in high-need schools
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing a backward design planning approach, including experience with analyzing state standards, setting measurable goals, designing assessments, and selecting appropriate instructional strategies
  • Previous experience researching and developing curriculum for teacher training or professional development (preferred)
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills
  • Strong writing ability
  • Extraordinary attention to detail
  • Strong research skills
  • The ability to work well independently
  • The ability to work effectively with others at all levels of an organization
  • Comfort working with computers and strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Microsoft Word (with the ability to create tables and charts within Word documents) preferred
Compensation
The salary for this position is $13,000 for approximately 20 hours of work a week for approximately 5-6 months, or upon completion of the project. The salary will be paid out in three equal installments; $6000 after the mid-point deliverable of approximately 6-7 sessions; $6000 after the remaining sessions have been completed, and then a final $1000 installment after copyright permissions and production queries have been resolved. This job is based at the central office in Brooklyn, NY or from a home office anywhere in the U.S. We offer a motivated team of colleagues as well as the opportunity to impact the direction of a growing, mission-driven company that is committed to the success of our nation’s children.
 

To Apply
Please submit your tailored cover letter and resume online at http://tbe.taleo.net/NA5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=THENEWTEACHERPROJECT&cws=4&rid=610

We review applications on a rolling basis – so it is to your advantage to apply as soon as possible. We will not consider applications without a cover letter tailored to this position, which can be addressed to the Human Capital Team. The New Teacher Project is committed to fostering and capitalizing on the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply to this position. If you would like to learn more about our mission, please visit our web site at http://www.tntp.org/.

Educational leads

Here is one for today that may sound promising.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/wrg/1964449502.html- writing litary summaries and lessons. Teachers and educators preferred.

Not much else noted for the educational field. Happy Hunting.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Educational leads

These are the best leads for today. Hope you are enjoying the great fall weather. Blessings to all in their writing success.



http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/wrg/1941844994.html- low pay but quick work, writing about education and trade schools in cities across America

http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/wrg/1941058666.html - writing book reviews on historical figures

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/wri/1940191227.html -puzzle writers

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Educational leads

I have been absent from posting here but am back in the saddle so to speak and will be posting Education / writing gigs on Wednesdays again. Thanks for being patient and have a great Holiday weekend.

Blessings,
Terri

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Education-Related Leads for Friday Sept. 3, 2010

Hi,
I did not have time to do a full search today, but I did come across a few leads to pass on, see below. Both of these are in NYC but fine for telecommuters:

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

-Beth

Education-Related Leads for Thursday, September 2, 2010

Here are the leads for today. Sorry they are a little late today, I wasn't feeling well last night.

Best of luck,
Karen

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The New Teacher Project Seeks Curriculum Writer (Remote)

Curriculum Writer - Training and Certification
Flexible location
 
The New Teacher Project (TNTP) helps school districts and states fulfill the promise of public education by ensuring that all students—especially those from high-need communities—get excellent teachers. A national nonprofit organization founded by teachers, TNTP is driven by the knowledge that although great teachers are the best solution to educational inequality, the nation’s education systems do not sufficiently prioritize the goal of effective teachers for all. In response, TNTP develops customized programs and policy interventions that enable education leaders to find, develop and keep great teachers and achieve reforms that promote effective teaching in every classroom. Since its inception in 1997, TNTP has recruited or trained approximately 37,000 teachers—mainly through its highly selective Teaching Fellows™ programs—benefiting an estimated 5.9 million students. TNTP has also released a series of acclaimed studies of the policies and practices that affect the quality of the nation’s teacher workforce, most recently including The Widget Effect: Our National Failure to Acknowledge and Act on Differences in Teacher Effectiveness (2009). Today TNTP is active in more than 40 cities, including Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, New York, and Oakland, among others. For more information, please visit http://www.tntp.org/.


We are currently seeking a full-time Teaching for Student Achievement (TfSA) Curriculum Writer to join our Training and Certification central team. The TfSA Curriculum Writer will work from a home office based anywhere in the U.S. This position is available immediately and will end in September, 2011. Once the project concludes, the Curriculum Writer may apply to other available opportunities at TNTP at that time.

Background
The New Teacher Project delivers services through several core lines of business: Teaching Fellows Programs, Training and Certification, Staffing Initiatives, and Policy. In the Teaching Fellows Programs business line, TNTP brings expertise in the recruitment, selection, cultivation, preparation and placement of alternate route and traditionally certified teachers. We specialize in recruiting candidates for shortage-area subjects and staffing high-need schools.

In most of our Teaching Fellows programs the new teachers TNTP recruits prepare to begin teaching through rigorous, local pre-service training institutes, which are usually about six weeks long. In addition, local TNTP staff connect the new teachers in their first or second years of teaching to resources throughout the school year to further ensure their success in the classroom.

The New Teacher Project’s pre-service training program, Teaching for Student Achievement (TfSA), is currently in its fifth edition. The training, which is designed specifically with the needs of novice teachers in mind, is based on the essential knowledge and skills that new teachers need in order to be immediately successful in the classroom. The conceptual framework is informed by the latest pedagogical research as well as TNTP’s own field-based research of program participants. Over the last several years of development, TNTP has integrated the best practices of its most successful candidates with those of other successful teachers in high-need schools to create a training program with two central goals for participants: (1) To make immediate academic progress with all students; and (2) To close the achievement gap. Teachers who participate in the Teaching for Student Achievement curriculum receive a Guidebook, our central text for the training experience. The Guidebook serves as a resource to teachers during the training experience and beyond.

Role and Responsibilities
The TfSA Curriculum Writer will report directly to the Partner, National Curriculum Development to revise the national pre-service foundational text, the Guidebook. Through a comprehensive research and literature review, as well as analysis of current curricular implementation data and trends from our existing Teaching Fellows Programs, the TfSA Curriculum Writer will drive and manage a collaborative process with multiple stakeholders to ensure development of a high-quality product that consistently meets expectations and deadlines. Specific responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
  • Internalize existing key theoretical and philosophical program underpinnings and translate into narrative text to support beginning teacher development
  • Research and summarize complex educational theories as part of literature review
  • Conduct review of national and professional organizations’ standards to inform manuscript
  • Outline manuscript chapters and corresponding figures and charts that integrate research-based best practices in instructional planning and delivery, content pedagogy, and assessment into each chapter
  • Documenting references and obtaining copyright permissions for materials used
  • Participating in an iterative curriculum design process with TNTP staff members
  • Responding to staff feedback and incorporating feedback into course revisions as part of a collaborative design process with TNTP staff members
  • Collaborating with other members of the curriculum design team including the graphic designers, proofers, and TNTP design staff
  • Provide general writing, editing and other communications support as necessary

Qualifications 
We are seeking candidates who believe deeply in our organization's mission, who thrive in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment, and who demonstrate a record of achievement. Successful candidates will also demonstrate:

  • Interest in and support of alternative routes to teacher certification
  • Successful prior experience developing and writing research-based curriculum for a range of audiences required
  • Exceptional writing, research and editing ability and attention to detail
  • Previous experience researching and developing curriculum for teacher training or professional development (preferred)
  • Successful prior experience writing formal documents such as teacher preparation materials, and graduate-level coursework syllabus writing and preparation
  • Prior experience with education standards (preferred)
  • Familiarity with a backward design planning approach, including experience with analyzing state standards, setting measurable goals, designing assessments, and selecting appropriate instructional strategies, and current educational research in classroom management and culture theories and practices
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously and independently and produce a quality work product
  • A commitment to producing consistently high quality, detailed work
  • Strategic and critical thinking in order to proactively identify challenges and thoughtful solutions
  • The ability to learn quickly, adhere to tight deadlines, work in a fast paced environment and multi-task effectively
  • The ability to synthesize feedback from multiple stakeholders and generate actionable next steps and apply lessons learned
  • The ability to work well independently while collaborating with others on meeting common goals
  • Flexibility in a context of rapidly changing priorities; ability to move a project forward through ambiguous circumstances
  • Professional demeanor, discretion, and good judgment
  • Strong word processing, page layout and graphics design skills (proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Acrobat) and familiarity with online tools such as wikis required
  • A willingness to work non-standard hours and/or occasional weekends
Compensation
The annual salary for this position is $73,000 or commensurate with experience in a similar position. We also offer a motivated team of colleagues, a collegial atmosphere that values professional development, a comprehensive benefits plan effective on the first day of employment – including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, and a 403(b) plan with matching – as well as the opportunity to impact the direction of a growing, mission-driven company that is committed to the success of our nation’s children.

To Apply
Please submit your resume and tailored cover letter online at http://tbe.taleo.net/NA5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=THENEWTEACHERPROJECT&cws=1&rid=637
 
We review applications on a rolling basis – so it is to your advantage to apply as soon as possible. We will not consider applications without a cover letter tailored to this position, which can be addressed to the Human Capital Team. The New Teacher Project is committed to fostering and capitalizing on the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply to this position. If you would like to learn more about our mission, please visit our web site at http://www.tntp.org/.


 

 

 

Friday, August 20, 2010

Found some more

Virtual Freelance History Writer

Publishing services company has an immediate need for a professional freelance writer. This is a project-based telecommute position. Project begins immediately and runs through the end of October 2010. Writer must be able to create lesson plans that meet specific learning standards.

Requirements:

  • Experience teaching U.S. or World history at a junior high or high school level
  • Comfortable working virutally
  • Clear, concise writing style
  • Experience creating learning activities
  • Ability to include learning standards into lesson plans
  • Quick turn-around time on revision

Location: Work from Home

Compensation: $500 per lesson plan

Anaxos Inc. (www.anaxosinc.com) is an Austin-based publishing services company with immediate freelance assignments for professional writers with experience teaching history (U.S. and/or World), preferably at junior high or high school level. Project: writing creative, 15-page lesson plans focused tightly on specific state learning standards. Must be able to write clear, precise, grade-appropriate prose; develop creative but easy-to-follow learning activities; interpret learning standards precisely; follow models closely; accomplish revisions quickly and cheerfully. Work starts immediately, runs through October. Fee is $500 per lesson. Please email a resume and a note detailing your teaching and writing experience to cjohnson@anaxosinc.com. Please do not call.

* Location: work from home

* Compensation: $500 per lesson plan
* Telecommuting is ok.
* This is a part-time job.
* This is a contract job.
* Please, no phone calls about this job!

Home Based Language Arts Curriculum Writer/Content Editor

An innovative virtual education program serving students in grades K through 12 seeks a Secondary Language Arts Curriculum Writer/Content Editor. This is a home-based position for the writer. This can be a full- or part-time position.

Requirements include:

  • experience teaching and delivering instructional material
  • content development experience
  • experience in teaching and content development in Secondary Language Arts or curriculum editing in education publishing
  • degree in education - post-secondary degree preferred
  • must have strong keyboarding skills
  • strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

Location: Home based

Compensation: TBD

Requisition Number 10-0316
Post Date 8/18/2010
Title Secondary Language Arts Curriculum Writer and Content Editor
City Baltimore
State MD
Description Company Summary
Connections Academy, a school without walls, is an innovative virtual educational program serving K-12 students throughout various states in a non-classroom-based environment. A learning team, consisting of Parent/Learning Coach, a Certified Teacher and educational specialists, work collaboratively with students using a standards-based hybrid curriculum that includes both online and offline options. This is a unique opportunity to be part of an exciting new public schooling model that creates alternative teaching and learning options for students, parents and teachers by leveraging the latest technologies, capitalizing on recent policy initiatives and embracing a cutting edge approach to education. Connections Academy schools are achieving the best academic results of any multi-state virtual school company. 92% of all CA employees rated the company an A or B on the annual employee satisfaction survey.

Position Summary

Working as contractors from home, the Curriculum Writer and Content Editor will be part of curriculum development projects to be implemented in the 20112012 school year. The Secondary Language Arts Curriculum Writer is responsible for developing course outlines, writing lesson plans, and creating scripts for online interactive tutorials. The Secondary Language Arts Content Editor will work with the curriculum and editorial teams to ensure quality and accuracy of content and to become familiar with and apply Connections Academys general editorial style guidelines. Effective communication with the Project Specialists and other curriculum and instruction team members is essential. Candidates with experience in teaching and content development in the area of Secondary Language Arts or curriculum editing in educational publishing are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities (including, but not limited to)

Develop course outlines to meet state and/or national standards;
Develop lessons, which will be delivered online, to meet state and/or national standards;
Develop scripts for online interactive tutorials;
Design and develop innovative instructional strategies to teach concepts and skills;
Work with the curriculum development team to develop a comprehensive and consistent academic program;
Work with editorial and curriculum teams to implement a comprehensive and consistent academic program;
Review interactive/online courses according to predetermined criteria in an online/Web-based format; and
Other duties as assigned.

These contractual positions are temporary and are usually paid per piece. These positions will be home-based and may be part-time or full-time.

Requirements Requirements
Experience teaching and delivering instructional material
Content development experience
Degree in education (post-secondary degree a plus) or equivalent content area expertise in one of the disciplines listed above
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Detail oriented
Excellent time management skills
Ability to positively receive constructive feedback in order to improve the quality of work
Must have excellent keyboarding skills
Must work well in an environment that requires flexibility and creativity
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to follow through
Ability to follow explicit instructions consistently, but also able to exercise good judgment when making work-related decisions
Ability to effectively meet deadlines
Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office software suite


Remote Possible High School Science Curriculum Writer

An educational foundation seeks an environmental science/green buildings course writer. This writer will review, write, and edit content for a high school level environmental science course. This can be a remote position. A full time candidate is preferred, but a part time schedule may be arranged.

Qualifications include:

  • provide 2 or 3 writing samples
  • strong writing and editing skills
  • experience writing curriculum
  • familiarity with state and/or national standards
  • experience teaching high school science
  • prefer prior experience with online course instruction and/or development

Location: Remote possible

Compensation: TBD

Environmental Science/Green Buildings Course Writer- Green Educational Foundation (GEF) is currently seeking curriculum consultants for the summer and/or fall of 2010 to review, write, and edit content and lessons for a high school level environmental science course. Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and 2-3 writing samples.

Excellent writing and editing ability

A strong familiarity with Microsoft Word

Excellent communications skills

Experience writing curriculum

Familiarity with state and/or national standards

High school science teaching experience

Preferred: Previous online course instruction and/or development experience

Full-time availability preferred. Willing to work with part-time schedule for the right candidate

Freelance Content Writer - American Government

A company producing a learning product revolutionizing how students learn seeks a content writer. A writer who is a subject matter expert in American government will write and review homework materials online for undergraduate courses. This is a freelance position.

Qualifications include:

  • have at least a masters degree in American government/political science with PhD degree preferred
  • broad, current knowledge in American government
  • at least 2 years teaching experience in undergraduate courses in American government/political science
  • be computer-savvy
  • have excellent writing skills and command of English language
  • available at least 20 hours a week
  • have an IBM-compatible PC or ability to run a dual boot Windows/OSX operating environment

Location: Freelance

Compensation: TBD

Aplia, a Cengage Learning product, is revolutionizing how students learn. We create online, interactive learning solutions that increase student effort and engagement in their high school and college courses. We have helped 1,500,000 students at more than 1,800 institutions since product inception in 2002.

The freelance American Government subject matter expert will write and review online homework materials for undergraduate American Government courses. The ideal candidate will have:

- At least a Masters degree in American Government/Political Science, ideally PhD

- Broad and current knowledge in American Government

- At least 2 years experience teaching undergraduate courses in American Government/Political Science

- Computer savvy with the ability to quickly pick up technical skills

- Excellent writing skills and command of English language

- Ability to write creative and engaging homework questions and answers

- At least 20 hours of availability per week

- IBM compatible PC, or the ability to run a dual boot Windows/OSX operating environment

Please submit a cover letter with resume. In your cover letter, please outline details of your availability and home office set-up



New gigs

Partial Offsite Possible Instructional Designer

A company seeks an instructional designer to develop a leadership development program. This position will be a short-term project laster 3 to 4 months. The candidate must be in the Chicago, Illinois, area. A candidate in this area may be able to work offsite part of the time.
Qualifications include:
  • experience developing formal instructor-led training materials, e-learning project management
  • strong proficiency with Office suite applications, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access
  • e-learning experience with Articulate - a plus
  • experience with different delivery methods
Location: Offsite possible, must live in Chicago, Illinois area
Compensation: TBD
We are working with our client in locating an Instructional Designer to develop a Leadership Development program. An initial Needs Analysis will need to be done. The consultant will complete a Needs Analysis and provide information and feedback to Program Managers. The consultant will lead the team moving forward and while this position is a leadership development role, it will be a project-lead position and the consultant will be responsible to complete the tasks. The program might consist of the following but the consultant should have experience developing & delivering: coaching, feedback, motivation, analysis of data.

Project Responsibilities:

* Develops, approves, and manages training project management activities around scope, project timelines, resource requirements, issue logs, status, communication, escalation and risk management for organizational initiatives that have a frontline associate training impact.
* Defines overall training framework for new training programs including learning development project team structure (instructional design, media development, editing, and training delivery, high level training approach, and organization of work.)
* Leads learning development project team through implementation of new training programs
* Manages all training development activities and resources as it relates to assigned projects and insures training component of the project is completed on time and within budget.
* Defines instructional goals and objectives, instructional and media strategies and evaluation methods for new projects and existing programs in partnership with instructional design team.
* Creates training communications for new programs.
* Manages Leadership course revisions and updates, as needed.
* Manages course pilots and certification sessions where applicable.

Required Skills:

* Experience developing formal Instructor-led training materials, e-learning Project Management experience; team lead/ability to work independently
* Strong skill set of Office suite products including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access
* E-learning experience with Articulate a plus
* Experience with different delivery methods
Start Date: September
Duration: 3-4 months
Location: North Chicago, IL - Local candidates only, some virtual work permitted

To be considered for this project, please reply to bbeigel@clarityconsultants.com

with the following:
1. Word version of your resume
2. In the body of the email respond to each bullet points listed under *Requirements* with your relevant skills and experience.
Please include the Job#CAK3526 in the subject line.

About Us:

Clarity Consultants represents top tier talent in corporate Training and Development. When Fortune 500 firms have Training & Development needs, they call us first! We get new opportunities daily. If the above opportunity is not for you and you are a Learning and Development professional, please send us your resume by going to our website! We're Clarity Consultants and we represent a world of opportunities to the best and the brightest Training and Development consultants in the United States. For more info and to register with us please visit our website at www.clarityconsultants.com.


Partial Remote Instructional Designer for New Hires

A company has an immediate need for an instructional designer for ILT and eLearning curricula for new hires. This partial telecommute contract project will require 300 - 600 hours in the Seattle, WA area. Skills required will include:

  • Expertise in curriculum and instructional design
  • Understanding of blended learning and the travel industry, with corporate travel experience preferred
  • Adult learning experience
  • Samples of facilitator/participant guides

Helpful skills include:

  • At least five years of instructional design experience
  • Sabre background
  • Call center training experience

Location: Seattle, WA area

Compensation: TBD

Instructional Designer Opportunity - New Hire Onboarding (Partial Telecommute)
We are working with our client in locating an Instructional Designer to Designer to create user exercises and assist in cleaning up the clients new hire on boarding curriculum. The material will be ILT and later eLearning.

The selected consultant will create a high level bid including milestones, deliverables, timeline, number of hours, etc. The consultant will sign an NDA for the quote.

In this role, you will design Facilitator guides and participant guides. Many of the screenshots are outdated. For the participant guides the content already exists and the consultant would revamp that material. For the facilitator guides you will need to start from scratch.

The clients curriculum is currently three to eight weeks. The audience is travel consultants, travel agents and corporate travel arena need to learn their tools.

Requirements:

* Strong instructional designer and curriculum developer experience
* Experience with the blended learning approach
* Knowledge of the travel industry. Highly prefers experience with Corporate Travel.
* Adult learning principles
* Experience with adult learning Center preferably in a call center.
* Work samples of facilitator guides and or participant guides
* If selected, will need to provide a bid

Nice to have:

* 5+ years of Instructional Design experience
* Experience with new hire and on boarding training
* Experience using travel industry system like Sabre
* Has worked on training for a call center environment
* Worker bee but able to see the big picture too

Start Date: ASAP

Duration: 300 - 600 hours to be shared with an internal person

Location: Bellevue and Seattle, WA area preferred. Can work virtually most of the time with necessary onsite meeting requirements.

To be considered for this project, please reply with the following to BrendaM@clarityconsultants.com and include the Job #3456 in the subject line:
1) Word version of your resume
2) Bullet points of your relevant skills and experience per the Required Skills list above.

Offsite Secondary Social Studies Curriculum Writer/Editor

An innovative virtual educational program serving K-12 students seeks a Social Studies Curriculum Writer/Content Editor. This is an offsite position. The candidate will develop course outlines, lesson plans, scripts for tutorials, and ensure the quality and accuracy of content.

Requirements include:

  • experience teaching and delivering instructional material
  • content development experience
  • degree in education - post-secondary degree preferred
  • or equivalent content area expertise in US history, civics, or curriculum editing in educational publishing
  • strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

Location: Offsite

Compensation: TBD

Requisition Number 10-0317
Post Date 8/18/2010
Title Secondary Social Studies Curriculum Writer and Content Editor
City Baltimore
State MD
Description Company Summary
Connections Academy, a school without walls, is an innovative virtual educational program serving K-12 students throughout various states in a non-classroom-based environment. A learning team, consisting of Parent/Learning Coach, a Certified Teacher and educational specialists, work collaboratively with students using a standards-based hybrid curriculum that includes both online and offline options. This is a unique opportunity to be part of an exciting new public schooling model that creates alternative teaching and learning options for students, parents and teachers by leveraging the latest technologies, capitalizing on recent policy initiatives and embracing a cutting edge approach to education. Connections Academy schools are achieving the best academic results of any multi-state virtual school company. 92% of all CA employees rated the company an A or B on the annual employee satisfaction survey.

Position Summary
Working as a contractor from home, the Curriculum Writer and Content Editor will be part of curriculum development projects to be implemented in the 20112012 school year. The Secondary Social Studies Curriculum Writer is responsible for developing course outlines, writing lesson plans, and creating scripts for online interactive tutorials. The Secondary Social Studies Content Editor will work with the curriculum and editorial teams to ensure quality and accuracy of content and to become familiar with and apply Connections Academys general editorial style guidelines. Effective communication with the Project Specialists and other curriculum and instruction team members is essential. Candidates with experience in teaching and content development in the areas of U.S. History and Civics or curriculum editing in educational publishing are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities (including, but not limited to)
Develop course outlines to meet state and/or national standards;
Develop lessons, which will be delivered online, to meet state and/or national standards;
Develop scripts for online interactive tutorials;
Design and develop innovative instructional strategies to teach concepts and skills;
Work with the curriculum development team to develop a comprehensive and consistent academic program;
Review interactive/online courses according to predetermined criteria in an online/Web-based format;
Work with editorial and curriculum teams to implement a comprehensive and consistent academic program; and
Other duties as assigned.

These contractual positions are temporary and are usually paid per piece. These positions will be home-based and may be part-time or full-time.
Requirements Requirements
Experience teaching and delivering instructional material
Content development experience
Degree in education (post-secondary degree a plus) or equivalent content area expertise in one of the disciplines listed above
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Detail oriented
Excellent time management skills
Ability to positively receive constructive feedback in order to improve the quality of work
Must have excellent keyboarding skills
Must work well in an environment that requires flexibility and creativity
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to follow through
Ability to follow explicit instructions consistently, but also able to exercise good judgment when making work-related decisions
Ability to effectively meet deadlines
Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office software suite