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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Infant and Toddler Curriculum

Hi, all. I received an email from one of our community asking me to post this opportunity.


Looking for someone to develop three months of Infant and Toddler Curriculum. For more information please contact:

Early Education Writers and Experts

Publisher seeks child development and or early education writers and experts

The ideal candidate will have classroom experience, a degree in education or child development and previously published books on any of the listed subject areas. Please check out our website at

The ideal candidate will have classroom experience, a degree in education or child development and previously published books on any of these subject areas:

-Social Science

If you would like to be considered for one of our future projects, please submit your cover letter, resume, publication list and three or four relevant writing samples to Please be sure to include EDUCATION WRITER in the subject line.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Education Related Leads for Friday Jan. 28, 2011

Here are some leads for today:

Good luck!
-Beth L.

Wireless Generation Gig

Writing definitely a part of it...but built into something a bit more. Michele

Wireless Generation creates innovative tools, systems, and professional learning services that help educators teach smarter. With its professional development, coaching and mobile assessment software, the company has supported efficient use of data to make effective data-based instructional decisions. Wireless Generation also builds large-scale data systems that centralize student data and give educators and parents unprecedented visibility into learning. Wireless Generation currently serves more than 200,000 educators and 3 million students. More information is available at

Wireless Generation seeks dedicated and experienced educators ready to transform Delaware’s schools from “data rich” to “data driven” and to implement a flagship Race to the Top program. Successful candidates will be part of a corps of Data Coaches who will bring Wireless Generation’s Taking Action with Data methodology to every school in the state through a two-year program of intensive on site support. Successful candidates will begin employment in mid-February. An additional cohort of coaches will begin during the summer.

Travel to schools to deliver services and build strong relationships with several schools and hundreds of teachers throughout the state.
Provide written status reports to project management team regularly.
Participate in Wireless Generation's consultant certification process before becoming eligible to support her/his schools.

5+ years of K-12 classroom teaching experience required,
10+ years of diverse experience preferred.
Cognitive coaching and meeting facilitation experience preferred.
Instructional leadership experience preferred.
Adult training experience preferred.
Mastery level knowledge of effective instructional strategies and practices, including methods of differentiating instruction and fostering student engagement.
Ability to model effective instruction for whole class and small groups.
Demonstrated data analysis skills.
Passion for education and ongoing personal learning.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Vladimir Acevedo (

Wireless Generation is an Equal Opportunity Employer,

Education-Related Leads for Thursday, January 27, 2011

Here are some leads for today:

Best of luck!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Baird Group Feedback

Hi all:

Anne Cherney, a Baird Group principal, managed a portion of a large curriculum development project jointly sponsored by a major publishing company and a large educational institution. I was one of the writers under her leadership. And boy, was I lucky!

She was (and remains) an amazing supervisor and expert editor. And, she's a lovely person period (she and I have since become good friends...but I write to you from the perspective of someone who worked for her first).

If she is managing writers under the umbrella of a larger company, she will troubleshoot on your behalf. She is honest, super smart, a kindly constructive supervisor/editor...pretty darn wonderful.

And there you have it.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Feedback Wanted on the Baird Group

Hi, all.

I've received a request for any feedback on the Baird Group.  If you've had any dealings with them, good or bad, could you please comment on this post?


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Associate Editor

I saw this posting on the AEP job board and wanted to pass it along to the readers here:

Associate Editor
Teacher Created Resources

Teacher Created Resources is seeking a full-time Associate Editor. Teaching credential and classroom experience required. Math and/or science background and upper-grade teaching experience a plus. Candidate should be detail-oriented and possess excellent verbal and written communications skills. Must be proficient in MS Word, Mac preferred.

Send applications to:

Posted: Jan. 11, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Acquisitions Editor: ASCD

Hi all...interesting gig from ASCD. Contact David Hargis:

Position Title: Acquisitions Editor
Reports To: Director, Content Development
Work Group: Program Development / Content Acquisitions & Development
Unit: Content Development
FLSA Status: Exempt
Date Updated: 10/4/10
Position Number: 402003

Under the supervision of the Director of Content Development, the Acquisitions Editor manages
the development of complex virtual products from inception through final delivery. The position
is responsible for ensuring that ASCD’s virtual products meet the needs of ASCD members and
contribute meaningfully to the larger education community. The Acquisitions Editor develops,
evaluates, and implements best practices, templates, and protocols for virtual products.
Additionally, successful incumbents can—with limited supervision—make nuanced, timesensitive content and editorial decisions that take the needs and perspectives of multiple
audiences into account.

• Ensures that virtual products are relevant and engaging, capitalize on the virtual
environment’s unique benefits, are developed to high quality standards, and contribute
to ASCD’s growth, overall success, and members.
• Identifies potential subject matter experts for ASCD’s consideration and functions as a
point of contact for new and potential authors and subject matter experts; identifies and
helps develop potential new products and ideas originating from existing ASCD subject
matter experts and authors.
• Helps subject matter experts shape and organize key ideas, reviews and comments on
their output, and negotiates changes to content to ensure the final product is original,
research-based, practical, specific, and conversational in tone.
• Collaborates with other unit members to create templates and quality criteria to expedite
and streamline efforts across projects.
• Participates in virtual products’ long-range strategic planning and content and
researches topics and trends in the marketplace and presents them for consideration.
• Evaluates completed products for quality, reviews permissions, and makes
recommendations for copyediting and production.
• Collaborates with colleagues in other units. Contributes to developing concepts and
reviews content for other ASCD programs, products, and services.
• Other duties as assigned. Descriptions/AE-402003.doc
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• Knowledge of online product lifecycles, processes, and procedures, including long-range
planning; product conceptualization and development; template and protocol
development; and quality assurance standards.
• Understanding of trends, issues, and customer needs in preK–16 education.
• Understanding of effective lesson development, including objective and assessment
• Successful candidates typically hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in education,
English, journalism, or a related field.

Skills and Abilities/Critical Success Factors
• Ability to make nuanced content and editorial decisions that successfully balance the
perspectives of multiple audiences.
• Ability to set and meet project milestones and work under aggressive deadlines.
• Strong interpersonal skills to negotiate complex editorial issues with subject matter
experts and internal team members.
• Must be a self-starter able to manage and organize one’s own time and others’ time with
limited supervision.
• Outstanding oral and written communication skills, excellent command of the English
language, and proficient use of technology.

• Five years in the education or nonprofit field, with two–five years in online education or
educational technology.
• Project leadership and complex task management.
• Experience in a preK–16 education setting is preferred.
• Experience in professional development strategies and delivery is a plus.

• Normal demands associated with an office environment.
• Fast-paced environment; work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Ability to communicate and collaborate on teams.
• Daily contact with internal and external customers, vendors, colleagues, associates,
supervisors, and managers at all levels of the organization.
• Deadline-driven environment requiring initiative.

• Ability to operate a computer and other office equipment.
• Other normal demands associated with an office environment, such as the ability to sit
for prolonged periods of time and communicate with individuals by telephone, e-mail,
and in person. Descriptions/AE-402003.doc
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• Travel to external sites (up to 10 percent).
This position description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor
restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should
not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the
right to review and revise this document at any time.