I received this via email. Does anyone have any information on Thesys International or advice for our reader? -Laura
I appreciate all the leads you post in your blog. I have had a few leads from there turn into work. I have a question for you. Have you heard anything about Thesys International? They were created by Fairmont Prep in Anaheim CA. The company is developing hybrid middle and high school courses. They sent a call for contractors through some type of university grad school network. My friend forwarded the lead to me and I was hired to develop 2 courses. They took forever to give me the executed contract. They did not pay me for the first three months. They finally sent one month of pay and the check was returned to me stating they had stopped payment. I have pulled all my files from the dropbox and told them I will not send them anything else until we are current. Have you heard any other people who have had trouble like this? I've been doing instructional design and education writing freelance work for two years. I have worked with a number of different states and companies. Some are slow to pay but I have never encountered this nonsense. At the very least, I'd like to let others know to be very careful if they are thinking about working for them.
A Pass Educational Group is currently looking for a number of educational writers to work on the development of a variety of courses. We are looking for both course writers and subject matter experts. Here is a list of courses for which we are looking for writers and the necessary qualifications for the writers:
Project Management: Must have work experience in Project Management, have taught Project Management courses in a University setting, and must be PMP certified.
Accounting: Must have work experience as an Accountant, must have taught Business courses in a University setting, must have an MBA and CPA.
Management Information Systems: Must have work experience in the IS field, must have taught Business courses in a University setting, must have an MBA and at least one IS certification.
Operations Management: Must have work experience in a managerial role, preferably having run manufacturing or service operation in a business, must have taught Business courses in a University setting, and must have an MBA.
Managing Business Information Systems: Must have work experience in a managerial role, preferably in an IS capacity, must have taught graduate level courses in Business and IS in a University setting, must have an MBA and preferably has a PhD in a Business field.
Quantitative Analysis: Must have work experience in a technical or analyst role solving business problems.Must have academic knowledge of quantitative tools as well as practical experience.Must have taught Business courses in a University setting, and must have an MBA.
Quantitative Decision Making: Must have work experience in a managerial role, with a mathematical or technical background, must have taught graduate level courses in math or quantitative methodsin a University setting, must have an MBA and preferably has a PhD in a Business field.
Fundamentals of Management: Must have work experience in a managerial role, preferably having run a business, must have taught Business courses in a University setting, and must have an MBA.
If you are interested in one or more of these positions please contact Andrew Pass at email@example.com. Be sure to send a copy of your resume and a writing sample.
This looks great... Position: Part-Time Curriculum Developer for a G&T Certificate
The Office of Continuing Professional Studies at Bank Street College of Education seeks an experienced educator in the Gifted and Talented field to help develop a 12-credit online certificate. This is a part-time, consulting position, which includes the option of teaching at least one course in the certificate program.
The curriculum to be developed must fulfill NYS requirements for awarding the Gifted and Talented Extension, and include options for teachers from a variety of backgrounds. The proposed certificate will be presented to the College's Curriculum Committee for approval. Qualifications and Experience
* Thorough familiarity with current issues and concerns in G&T education and the requirements for State licensing * Valid certification with the Gifted Education Extension * Demonstrated experience with designing curriculum * Experience developing online courses desirable * Master's in Education degree preferred * Experience teaching in a progressive education environment and familiarity with Bank Street's pedagogy * Ability to communicate ideas clearly - both written and orally
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications
Start Date: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until a qualified candidate is identified.
Posted: 03/28/2011 Send cover letter and résumé to:
Joy Lundeen Ellebbane Continuing Professional Studies Bank Street College of Education 610 West 112 Street New York, NY 10025