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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

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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