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Friday, December 21, 2012

Several opportunities

 Biology Curriculum Designer
http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=20716cfa24395a4e&q=instructional+designer&l=New+York&tk=17eur1o7506b03qj&from=ja&alid=55d2417424164d23&utm_source=jobseeker_emails&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=job_alerts

Literature and Curriculum Advisor
http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=e8694f580d2b26ac&q=instructional+designer&l=New+York&tk=17eur1o7506b03qj&from=jarecjobs&alid=55d2417424164d23&utm_source=jobseeker_emails&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=job_alerts


Educational Associate/12 month (Curriculum Writer) - Job Baltimore, Maryland, United States
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/KjfNSNZHWxNp/

Debate Curriculum Writer - JobBronx, New York, United States
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/7J4xXPcc9sCp/






Thursday, December 13, 2012

Curriculum writer

This is such an interesting job...Michele
www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=1a1e360dc21b2527&q=K-12+curriculum+developer&l=new+York&tk=17e7esr67069g5er&from=ja&alid=b64cbf1fbf21a8d9&utm_source=jobseeker_emails&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=job_alerts

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Seeking Contract Curriculum Developer

SER Metro Detroit, Jobs for Progress, Inc.
Bridge Program Curriculum Development

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

I. WHO WE ARE
SER Metro Detroit, Jobs for Progress, Inc. is a not-for-profit employment and training organization. Its mission is to promote economic self-sufficiency and upward mobility among low-income community residents through employment and training services. SER is headquartered in the Southwest neighborhood of Detroit but operates some programs that serve residents from across the city of Detroit and Wayne County. SER operates multiple employment and training programs that seek to meet the needs of both job seekers and employers.
This includes the newly developed Career Bridge of Metro Detroit initiative that seeks to assist low-skilled, low-income community residents in improving their basic literacy and numeracy skills so they may access college-level occupational training program in demand fields such as Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Efficiency/Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC).
II. DESIRED SCOPE OF SERVICES
SER is in the process of developing a Bridge program in the Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Efficiency/HVAC sectors. Bridge programs are defined as those that include the following key elements: contextualized instruction (basic reading, math, and language skills and industry/occupation knowledge); career development (career exploration and planning; understanding the world of work); and transition services (case management, financial and personal supports, tutoring). These programs have been proven successful in breaking down the obstacles that have long kept low-literacy adults from getting ahead economically. They are more effective than traditional adult education programs in quickly improving the basic skill levels of adults and assisting learners in transitioning to occupational training and employment along a career pathway.
SER is seeking the services of one or more contractors to develop two contextualized basic skills curricula by February 15th, 2013. One curriculum will be taught in the context of careers in the manufacturing field and the other in the context of careers in the energy efficiency/HVAC field. Both should assist students in improving reading comprehension, writing and math skills while exposing them to concepts, practices and knowledge of the associated industry sector(s) in an integrated fashion. The ultimate goal of the curriculum is to prepare students to achieve the college entrance exam scores they need to place into occupational training programs; the contextualized basic skills training will “bridge” them into college.
Contextualized teaching and learning integrates several key instruction techniques; “according to contextualized learning theory, learning occurs only when students (learners) process new information or knowledge in such a way that it makes sense to them in their own frames of reference (their own inner worlds of memory, experience, and response).”[1] Contextualized instruction uses the following approaches:[2]
  • New concepts are presented in real-life situations;
  • Concepts are presented in the context of their use;
  • New concepts are presented in the context of what the student already knows;
  • Examples and exercises include many real, believable problem-solving situations that students can recognize as being important to their current or possible future lives;
  • Lessons and activities encourage the student to apply concepts and information in useful contexts, projecting the student into imagined futures (e.g., possible careers) and unfamiliar locations (e.g., workplaces);
  • Students are expected to participate regularly in interactive groups where sharing, communicating, and responding to the important concepts and decision-making occur;
  • Lessons, exercises, and labs improve students’ written and oral communication skills in addition to reading and mathematical achievement.
SER is seeking a contractor who can develop this curricula and is open to hiring a contractor to do both curricula or to hiring a contractor for each curriculum. Specifically, the Contractor will:
  • Create an Advanced Manufacturing contextualized basic skills curriculum that:
    • Integrates knowledge of the manufacturing field into lesson plans and also utilizes the teaching approaches summarized above.
    • Targets learners below the 9th grade level in reading and/or math and effectively prepares them to enroll into an occupational training program that requires a 10th grade level in reading and math (TABE Reading score of 10.0 and TABE Math score of 10.0)
    • Can be taught in an intensive, full-time schedule over the course of 8 to 10 weeks, not exceeding 275 hours of instruction.
  • Create an Energy Efficiency/HVAC contextualized basic skills curriculum that:
    • Integrates knowledge of the energy efficiency/HVAC field into lesson plans and also utilizes the teaching approaches summarized above.
    • Targets learners below the 12th grade level in math and effectively prepares them to enroll into an occupational training program that requires a 12th grade level in math (TABE Math score of 12.9) and an understanding of advanced algebra and geometry.
    • Can be taught in an intensive, full-time schedule over the course of 8 to 10 weeks or a part-time schedule over the course of 14 to 16 weeks, not exceeding 275 hours of instruction.
  • Work with instructors or professionals from the manufacturing or HVAC/energy efficiency fields to develop the industry content of the curriculum, or possess that knowledge themselves.
  • Prepare a curriculum that includes a syllabus, proposed class schedule, daily lesson plans, exercises and worksheets for students, and other learning materials.
Goals of SER’s Bridge programs:
  • To improve the employment prospects of lower-skilled, low-income job seekers
  • To equip individuals with the basic literacy and math skills they need to achieve college entrance exam scores that are required to access occupational training at the college level
  • To assist job seekers in completing an occupational training program that leads to a credential or certificate recognized by employers
  • To maintain high rates of retention and completion through the program, which is far likelier with a contextualized basic skills curriculum
  • To expand SER’s successful Nursing Bridge program to other occupations and sectors

Eligibility Requirements for Facilitator:

  • Ability to make the commitment to the timeframe identified above.
  • Ability to receive and respond to email and to access the Internet through a reliable means.

Required Qualifications for Facilitator:

1) In-depth knowledge of curriculum development
2) Familiarity with and experience in developing a contextualized curriculum
3) Experience developing curricula for low-skilled, low-income populations
4) Strong writing and communication skills
5) Strong time management skills; ability to meet deadlines
6) Master’s degree in Education or a related field, or bachelor’s degree combined with significant experience

Preferred Qualifications for Facilitator:

1) Knowledge of workforce development issues, trends, needs, etc.
2) Knowledge of the manufacturing and/or energy efficiency/HVAC sectors
3) Past experience developing curricula that have been used successfully by other organizations and ability to document this success.

Submission Requirements:

Applicants must submit the items listed below via email to Michelle Rafferty, Director of Research and Development, SER Metro Detroit at MRafferty@SERMetro.org by Friday, December 28th, 2012 at 5p EST.
1. Proposal addressing the following (three-page limit):
o Why are you interested in this project?
o What in your background makes you a strong candidate for this position?
o Summary of your experience as related to the list of qualifications for the position and the scope of services (please address all qualifications listed)
2. Current resume.
3. A budget for this work. Please specify whether the budget is for one curriculum or both curricula.
4. Three (3) references from individuals who can attest to your suitability for the tasks.
5. A sample curriculum outline developed by the applicant that is similar to that required for this project.
III. AWARD OF CONTRACT
This request for qualifications does not commit SER Metro Detroit, Jobs for Progress, Inc. to award a contract or to pay costs incurred in the preparation of a proposal in response to this request. SER reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals received as a result of this request, or to cancel any or all of this Request for Qualifications, if it is considered in the best interest of SER. SER may require the proposer selected for various projects to participate in negotiations, and to submit to such price, technical or other information as may be needed to finalize a particular engagement for services.
IV. CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information about this RFQ, contact Michelle Rafferty, Director of Research and Development, SER Metro Detroit, Jobs for Progress, Inc., at MRafferty@SERMetro.org

Seeking Contract Curriculum Developer

Central States SER, Jobs for Progress, Inc.
Dental Assistant Bridge Program Curriculum Development

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

I. WHO WE ARE
Central States SER, Jobs for Progress, Inc. is a not-for-profit employment and training organization. Its mission is to promote economic self-sufficiency and upward mobility among low-income community residents through employment and training services. SER is headquartered in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago, with two other locations in near-West Chicago and suburban Chicago. SER operates multiple healthcare programs that seek to meet the needs of both job seekers and employers.
This includes a newly developed Dental Assistant Bridge program that seeks to assist low-skilled, low-income community residents in improving their basic literacy and numeracy skills so they may access a college-level occupational training program to become employed as a Dental Assistant.
II. DESIRED SCOPE OF SERVICES
SER is in the process of developing a Bridge program in the dental sector. Bridge programs are defined as those that include the following key elements: contextualized instruction (basic reading, math, and language skills and industry/occupation knowledge); career development (career exploration and planning; understanding the world of work); and transition services (case management, financial and personal supports, tutoring). These programs have been proven successful in breaking down the obstacles that have long kept low-literacy adults from getting ahead economically. They are more effective than traditional adult education programs in quickly improving the basic skill levels of adults and assisting learners in transitioning to occupational training and employment along a career pathway.
SER is seeking the services of a contractor to develop a contextualized basic skills curriculum by February 15th, 2013. This curriculum will be taught in the context of careers in the dental field. It should assist students in improving reading comprehension, writing and math skills while exposing them to concepts, practices and knowledge of the dental field in an integrated fashion. The ultimate goal of the curriculum is to prepare students to achieve the college entrance exam scores they need to place into occupational training programs; the contextualized basic skills training will “bridge” them into college.
Contextualized teaching and learning integrates several key instruction techniques; “according to contextualized learning theory, learning occurs only when students (learners) process new information or knowledge in such a way that it makes sense to them in their own frames of reference (their own inner worlds of memory, experience, and response).”[1] Contextualized instruction uses the following approaches:[2]
  • New concepts are presented in real-life situations;
  • Concepts are presented in the context of their use;
  • New concepts are presented in the context of what the student already knows;
  • Examples and exercises include many real, believable problem-solving situations that students can recognize as being important to their current or possible future lives;
  • Lessons and activities encourage the student to apply concepts and information in useful contexts, projecting the student into imagined futures (e.g., possible careers) and unfamiliar locations (e.g., workplaces);
  • Students are expected to participate regularly in interactive groups where sharing, communicating, and responding to the important concepts and decision-making occur;
  • Lessons, exercises, and labs improve students’ written and oral communication skills in addition to reading and mathematical achievement.
SER is seeking a contractor who can develop this curriculum. Specifically, the Contractor will:
  • Create a contextualized basic skills curriculum that:
    • Integrates knowledge of the dental field into lesson plans and also utilizes the teaching approaches summarized above.
    • Targets learners below the 9th grade level in reading and/or math and effectively prepares them to enroll into an occupational training program that requires a 10th grade level in reading and/or math (TABE scores of 10.0)
    • Can be taught in an intensive, full-time schedule over the course of 8 to 10 weeks, not exceeding 275 hours of instruction.
  • Work with instructors or professionals from the dental field to develop the industry content of the curriculum, or possess that knowledge themselves.
  • Prepare a curriculum that includes a syllabus, proposed class schedule, daily lesson plans, exercises and worksheets for students, and other learning materials.
Goals of SER’s Dental Assistant Bridge program:
  • To improve the employment prospects of low-skilled, low-income job seekers
  • To equip individuals with the basic literacy and math skills they need to achieve college entrance exam scores that are required to access occupational training at the college level
  • To assist job seekers in completing an occupational training program that leads to a credential or certificate recognized by employers
  • To maintain high rates of retention and completion through the program, which is far likelier with a contextualized basic skills curriculum
  • To expand SER’s successful Nursing Bridge program to other occupations and sectors

Eligibility Requirements for Facilitator:

  • Ability to make the commitment to the timeframe identified above.
  • Ability to receive and respond to email and to access the Internet through a reliable means.

Required Qualifications for Facilitator:

1) In-depth knowledge of curriculum development
2) Familiarity with and experience in developing a contextualized curriculum
3) Experience developing curricula for low-skilled, low-income populations
4) Strong writing and communication skills
5) Strong time management skills; ability to meet deadlines
6) Master’s degree in Education or a related field, or bachelor’s degree combined with significant experience

Preferred Qualifications for Facilitator:

1) Knowledge of workforce development issues, trends, needs, etc.
2) Knowledge of the dental field
3) Past experience developing curricula that have been used successfully by other organizations and ability to document this success.

Submission Requirements:

Applicants must submit the items listed below via email to Elizabeth Masching, Coordinator of Healthcare Employment at Central States SER at EMasching@CentralStatesSER.org by Friday, December 28th, 2012 at 5p CST.
1. Proposal addressing the following (three-page limit):
o Why are you interested in this project?
o What in your background makes you a strong candidate for this position?
o Summary of your experience as related to the list of qualifications for the position and the scope of services (please address all qualifications listed)
2. Current resume.
3. A budget for this work.
4. Three (3) references from individuals who can attest to your suitability for the tasks.
5. A sample curriculum outline developed by the applicant that is similar to that required for this project.
III. AWARD OF CONTRACT
This request for qualifications does not commit Central States SER, Jobs for Progress, Inc. to award a contract or to pay costs incurred in the preparation of a proposal in response to this request. SER reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals received as a result of this request, or to cancel any or all of this Request for Qualifications, if it is considered in the best interest of SER. SER may require the proposer selected for various projects to participate in negotiations, and to submit to such price, technical or other information as may be needed to finalize a particular engagement for services.
IV. CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information about this RFQ, contact Michelle Rafferty, Director of Research and Development, Central States SER, Jobs for Progress, Inc., at MRafferty@CentralStatesSER.org

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Great gig for NYC folks

I would have done this myself if not for the specific request for deep knowledge of U.S. History....not a terrible rate either (but we all know this stuff takes longer)
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/f99SbxxCMZMD/

Michele

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Freelance Language Arts Writers and Editors

Q2A/ Bill Smith is actively recruiting freelance K-12 ELA writers and editors (especially those with digital experience) for several projects, both current and upcoming. We are also seeking freelance Gr. 3-6 Math writers and editors for a teachers manuals project. Please contact me at pedro.urbina@qbslearning.com if you're interested or would like to recommend someone else.

Their website lists the following information about Freelance work:

Freelance Opportunities
We welcome résumés and projects lists from freelance writers, editors, copyeditors, proofreaders, fact-checkers, designers, project managers, image researchers, and indexers with at least five years of experience in educational publishing for K–12 or higher education.

Editor for health textbook

Work Type: Lead Dev Editor,1e Health/Wellness text

Description:
Seeking a Lead Development Editor for a 1st edition intro-level college Health & Wellness textbook being developed for a major publisher in the higher education market. Responsible for vetting, training, and coaching authors and editors, creating and implementing editorial guidelines, managing authors and editors, evaluating input from SME reviews, and collaborating with Lead Author on revision plans. Must have extensive experience as supervising/managing editor and deep knowledge of higher ed textbook markets, preferably in related field.

Location: Remote
Rate: $ 20000 per project

Contact Name: Jesse LaBuff
Contact Company: Words & Numbers
Contact Website: www.wordsandnumbers.com
Contact Method: -by email
Email: jlabuff@wordsandnumbers.com

Monday, November 26, 2012

ELA teacher/tutor is needed to work remotely for teacher resource site

TestDesigner.com is a teacher resource site that offers a library of free printable tests, worksheets, and activities, as well as a library of public questions to be used by educators for creation of custom printables. We are looking for an ELA teacher with 5+ years of experience, ideally with multiple grade levels, to assist us with content creation and moderating user-generated content. If you aren't currently teaching, your teaching experience needs to be very recent, or your current role should be close in experience - tutoring, or content creation for an education company.

Submit your resume and cover to lori@testdesigner.com and please mention what online resources you have used to assist you with your teaching needs.

Work Type: Freelance, project-based or ongoing
Location: Remote
Hours: Flexible
Rate: Depends on experience

Subject Matter Expert Reviewer gig

Description:
Seeking freelance individuals (not vendors) to serve as a SME (Subject Matter Expert) and/or LD (Learning Designer) (ID, Instructional Designer) Lead/Reviewer for a K-5 math project. The project is a series of storyboards for age-appropriate digital learning objects (DLOs) for Grades K-5. The DLOs will serve to introduce the concept being addressed in each lesson in a manner that engages students.

Ideal candidates have experience with instructional design and teaching math. The rate is $30 per hour and ideally my client is looking for full-time resources until the middle of January. The client may have some flexibility on the rate depending on experience.

Include in your email 1) your resume, showing relevant experience; 2) a coverletter that states which position you are interested in; 3) your qualifications for that position; 4) your availability from now until mid-January.

Location: Remote
Rate: $ 30 per hour (neg.)

Contact Name: Jennifer Murtoff
Contact Company: Double O Publishing Services
Contact Website: http://doubleops.com/
Contact Method: -by email
Email: jmurtoff@doubleops.com

Training gigs

But there is a curriculum component in one of the openings...Michele


Education and Training Specialist I. National Food Service Management Institute. The University of Mississippi. Applications must be submitted online at: http://jobs.olemiss.edu and include application, resume and cover letter. This position will remain open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established. The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA Employer

Friday, November 23, 2012

Freelance Item Writers: Law, Criminology, Real Estate

 
Northeast Editing, Inc. is a leading provider of digital and print educational materials. We partner with some of the largest educational publishers in the country to produce engaging, innovative, and high-quality learning materials. We have an immediate need for item writers with a background in law, criminology, and real estate. Experience preferred. Please email resume to careers@ne-edit.com.

ELA Specialist/Editor Needed

IXL Learning is looking for an ELA Specialist/Editor for our upcoming Language Arts product.

The job description and link to apply can be found here: http://hire.jobvite.com/j/?cj=ojqUWfwj&s=educationwriting

Applicants can address their cover letters to Rebecca Sanchez, Senior Product Analyst

IXL Learning
777 Mariners Island Blvd., Suite 600
San Mateo, California 94404

http://www.ixl.com | http://www.quia.com

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Science writing gig

Work Type: Middle School Science Curriculum Writer

Description:
Looking for a middle-school science teacher/writer to find resources, create activities, and design assignments aligned to the new literacy standards in science that are part of the Common Core State Standards. This is a short-term writing assignment but may lead to other opportunities ranging from other writing projects to professional development presentations. Looking for someone to start immediately and work through December.

Location: Remote
Rate: $ 35 per hour

Contact Name: Andrew Ordover
Contact Company: Catapult Learning. LLC
Contact Website: www.catapultlearning.com
Contact Method: -by email
Email: andrew.ordover@catapultlearning.com

Monday, November 12, 2012

K-8 Math Writers and Editors Needed

Element is looking for K-8 Math writers and editors. We have an immediate need for four middle school writers and seven elementary school writers. They must have experience writing for the education market in mathematics. We also need K-8 math content editors. Candidates must be comfortable working with writing templates. Send a resume and cover letter highlighting your K-8 math experience to lpanka@elementllc.com if interested. Only those who fit our project needs will receive a response at this time.

Grades 7-12 ELA writers

Work Type: Freelance Author
Description:
We are seeking qualified educators for freelance/independent contractor opportunities in the ongoing development of our electronically delivered materials.

We currently have opportunities for content authors in English Language Arts (7-12), however we are always seeking candidates for future opportunities in Mathematics, History, and Science.

The opportunities available for immediate contract vary in length and scope - however, the over all project will run for 6-7 months.

Please contact for additional details!

Location: Remote
Rate: $ 250 per to $350 per Module (some negotiable)

Contact Name: Kira Krieger
Contact Company: Glynlyon, Inc.
Contact Website: www.odysseyware.com
Contact Method: -by email
Email: kkrieger@glynlyon.com

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Math assessment consultants

For you number-savvy educators. Michele
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/8Hn935fPmtBD/

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Science assessment editors

 Science Developmental Editor Educational Assessments

Description:
A Pass Educational Group, LLC, is looking for developmental editors who can editor science assessment questions. Selected individuals will have superior editorial skills, science expertise, understanding of Bloom's Taxonomy, and ability to meet tight schedules.

Location: Remote
Rate: $ 25.00 per hour (approximately)

Contact Name: Andrew Pass
Contact Company: A Pass Educational Group, LLC
Contact Website: www.apasseducation.com
Contact Method: -by email
Email: sourcing@apasseducation.com

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Brief to Write Numeracy Resources for Parents of Deaf Children


Background
The existing NDCS publication ‘Helping your deaf child to learn’ is a popular resource for parents of pre-school and primary aged children, covering literacy and maths at a general level.   Based on feedback NDCS is planning to create new resources for parents of deaf children, to provide them with specific information and support around helping their deaf children to develop numeracy skills. The booklets will build on the general information available in Helping your deaf child to learn.  The booklets will cover information for different age ranges:

·         Early years, age 3-4
·         Key stage 1, age 5-7
·         Key stage 2, age 8-11

Aim
To provide age appropriate information and practical advice to parents on how to help their deaf child develop numeracy skills

This sits within NDCS’ wider strategic objectives of empowering parents and closing the attainment gap between deaf children and other children.

Audience
Primarily parents/carers of deaf children, and the extended family.
Secondary audience is professionals such as Teaching Assistants.

Key topics
We think the resources will need to include:
·         Practical information (for example games and activities parents can do with their deaf child to help with their learning)
·         Information on the challenges their deaf child might be facing in their learning and why
·         Information on how and what deaf children are being taught at school
·         Advice from other parents
 
We think the following messages should be incorporated into the booklet:
·         Parents play a key role in their child’s education
·         Parents need to be aware of the difficulties their deaf children may experience in developing language and literacy and numeracy skills
·         There are very practical things parents can do to help their child develop these skills

Next steps
Please contact Sarah Handley, sarah.handley@ndcs.org.uk, 020 7549 0463, for more information and how to apply.

Children's Newspaper Opportunity

Work Type: Seeking Freelance Authors with Experience in Children’s Nonfiction

Description: Press4Kids is a producer of children’s news publications, and our initial product will deliver daily news articles to children at the elementary level (grades 2-5). We are looking for freelance writers to join our team of reporters, and we need enthusiastic authors who can engage reluctant readers and help teach them about the world. It’s our mission to inspire children to read while empowering them with the knowledge that they themselves have the ability to change their world.

Because this digital newspaper will be delivering content for very young readers (whereas “news” is often considered an adult concept), we are trying to revolutionize the news experience. We will cover important national and international news, but always with a positive approach. Our on-staff child psychologist vets every story for age-appropriateness, and we need to ensure the safety and security of our readers. We will also, of course, report on whimsical, silly, and kid-friendly current events as well. But every story is based on the latest news – events that occurred within the previous 24 hours.

Job requirements:

We are looking for experienced authors of children’s nonfiction and/or writers who may have been educators at the elementary school level. We need writers who understand how to explain potentially complicated concepts – hurricanes, al Qaeda, the New Hampshire primaries, etc. – with simple and straightforward terms. Our articles are relatively short, but the text must be gripping and clearly organized. It will be the quality of our content that will make us a success, and we will not have time during a day to make substantial edits on a story.

We need writers who understand what level of text is appropriate for our readership. The vocabulary and the complexity of the sentences cannot be too advanced, but we can’t talk down to our readers either. We will not infantilize the world news -- we will expect some level of sophistication – but of course readers at this age may not have much prior knowledge.

While the articles will be assigned by the Editor-in-Chief each morning, Press4Kids also looks to its team of writers to help discover the news each day that will inspire our readers: stories of courage and triumph, human and scientific achievement, kids in the news, even sports stories. The more proactive writers are more likely to get more frequent assignments.

Because we are delivering the news on a daily basis, we need writers who can work in the morning on a very quick deadline. However, we require no long-term commitment for any of our freelancers; because each day brings new assignments, authors can opt out of assignments for days or weeks at a time and then pick up assignments again when available. The project has no end date.

To apply: Please email a resume to info@press4kids.com with a description of why you are qualified to write nonfiction for students. Title your email, “Press4Kids Writer”

Location: Remote
Rate: $75 per short (150-word) article; $100 for the main story of the day; $20/hour copyediting
Contact name: Russell Kahn, Editor-in-Chief
Email: info@press4kids.com

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Another opportunity

Sorry...meant to include. Michele

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Work Type: Freelance Higher Education Writers and Editors Description:
- Freelance Higher Education Writers and Editors

Quarasan is currently in need of writers to create Lesson overviews, Lesson summaries, topic introductions, and topic reviews of college level courses.

Applicants must have experience in writing and/or editing college level material. Applicants must demonstrate a working knowledge of current educational pedagogy and professional experience in the following fields of study.

- Criminal Justice
- Medical Terminology/Infectious Diseases
- Nursing
- Medical Insurance
- LEED
- Six Sigma
- HVAC
- Project Management

Applicants must be skilled in use of technology, including Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, and Web-based document repositories/servers. Experience with InCopy is desirable.

Job Requirements
- Bachelor's or Master's degree
- Previous experience with educational writing
- Skilled in use of technology, including Microsoft Word,Adobe Acrobat,and Web-based document repositories/servers. Experience with InCopy is desirable
- Demonstrates superior writing and grammar skills, thinks creatively, and adheres to guidelines, specs, and deadlines

TO Apply:
http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=985EC284604D44D50C35DFDA57B7C4DA.NA10_primary_jvm?org=QUARASAN&cws=1&rid=117 <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001c_LizkyJNPABMFGNR-O50RxuII_kX953fH0YGhE3QftqY5LuquWdyJKOoqV_0zTfiEZfIp_pD2QAZJ2o0z1GyKrsNw3h3KaGTNO9AGD4Tal6wqotaKZAxpsj7GzQZeEcjrys3km6c7tFLJGRS_ZoiqkEOucDeCY3Ykp5_KCVsApr50rZvYk2YUtNZAezS0c3okh43kTNRRsKIX6GIoE-2wy6ch6kBQxrVvCl3YsOY6lKoOFIRUBuxDK35kO9hF-3sJkpR4lw57ugd39m6U92qykLlhJHNZaPgvF8IaSB5ps=> Location: Remote Rate: $ 78.00 per Lesson Summary  Contact Name: Dennis Light Contact Company: Quarasan Contact Website: www.quarasan.com Contact Method: -by email Email: dennis_light@quarasan.com
 

Several writing opportunities

Work Type: Currently seeking Assessment Writers in Higher Ed.

Description:
Currently seeking to hire Assessment Writers who can write multiple-choice questions and review Learning Objectives in various subject matter areas (STM, STEM, Humanities, Business, Law) for higher education projects at LearningMate.

If you have experience in the higher education publishing arena and are looking for freelance work, please email your resume (as an attachment in either Word or in PDF) to karen.livecchia@learningmate.com. Please note that higher education experience is required.

Additionally, only U.S.-based candidate can be considered for freelance work at LearningMate.

Location: Remote

Rate: $ 35 per hour

Contact Name: Karen A. Livecchia, Talent Sourcing Manager
Contact Company: LearningMate, Inc.
Contact Website: http://www.learningmate.com
Contact Method: -by email
Email: karen.livecchia@learningmate.com


Work Type: Mathematics G7-G8 Writers

Description:
TSI Graphics has opportunities for highly-qualified, integrous writers who have a high level of expectation for their own work. All applicants must have demonstrable experience writing instructional mathematics materials for Grades 7 and 8. There is a need for both SE and TE expertise. Please only respond to this posting if you are comfortable producing quality instructional materials that follow prescribed guidelines and meet client style requirements.

Location: Remote
Rate: $ 750 per lesson

Contact Name: Vicki Mac Keown
Contact Company: TSI Graphics
Contact Website: www.tsigraphics.com
Contact Method: -by email
Email: math@tsigraphics.com

Work Type: Business Assessment Writers

Description:
A Pass Educational Group, LLC, works with educational publishers and other organizations to develop content. We are currently working on a project developing assessment questions to enhance business textbooks. We are looking for a number of writers to work on these questions. Selected individuals will have experience developing assessment questions, understanding of Bloom's Taxonomy (no pun intended) and high quality writing skills. All work is contractual and virtual.

Please submit a copy of your resume and writing sample.

Location: Remote
Rate: $ 25.00 per hour (approximately)

Contact Name: Andrew Pass
Contact Company: A Pass Educational Group, LLC
Contact Website: www.apasseducation.com
Contact Method: -by email
Email: andrew.pass@apasseducation.com


Work Type: Development of assessment items for IT courses

Description:
Seeking writers and SMEs in Instructional Technology for assessment development and editing for IT courses. Subject areas include introductory courses in IT, programming, and network administration and courses in application and software development, digital media, IT service and support, and network design.

All work is completed virtually and candidates should be comfortable working with online document repositories.

Location: Remote
Rate: $ 25 per hour

Contact Name: Betsy Jagosz
Contact Company: A Pass Educational Group
Contact Website: apasseducation.com
Contact Method: -by email
Email: sourcing@apasseducation.com

Monday, October 29, 2012

Editing opportuntiy

Work Type: Copyediting and Substantive editing
Description:
We are looking for experienced copy and substantive editors in science and non-science disciplines with a core academic background.

We prefer editor profiles that reflect:

Master's/PhD/postdoctoral research experience (studies conducted, papers written/published, papers reviewed, etc.)
Certificate/experience in academic editing, publishing, scientific communication, journal article writing, etc.
Extensive experience in editing ESL (English as a second language) manuscripts
Knowledge of the style (such as APA, CMS, AMA, CSE, IEEE, etc.) and conventions followed in academic writing
Member of acclaimed editing and publishing associations like EFA, EASE, BELS, etc.

A glimpse at what you would edit:
You will be assigned papers of varying difficulty levels (in terms of English, subject matter expertise, and the extent of revision needed) written by non-native speakers in either English or their native language (translated papers). These papers are written by what we believe constitute an eclectic group of authors and writers, i.e., we receive work from not only scientists, researchers, and students but also corporates, linguists, and the common man trying to communicate in English--from the latest in cutting-edge technology to the timeless fascination with history and arts!

Our freelance editors should ensure:
immaculate grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and word choice
flow, transition, correct terminology, correctness of content, and coherence
appropriate manuscript format* that conforms to academic conventions in terms of citation style, layout, section headings, and tense usage
preservation of the author's intended meaning even in papers where the content requires extensive revision
*Freelance editors also thoroughly format the manuscript as per mentioned journal guidelines when clients opt for our journal formatting service.

We ensure a smooth performance-driven progression curve for our freelance editors with an effective feedback mechanism, which ensures that the expectation mismatch is nearly zero. In the past, the strong professional bonding with our freelance editors has also lead to mutual recommendations--a definite plus factor!

Do drop me a note if you are interested. At the same time, to facilitate the next step of the application, please upload your resume and cover letter at (https://www.enago.com/ssl/editing/recruitment/recruitmentform.htm).

Best Regards,
Amruta
Location: Remote
Rate: $ 18 and above per 1000 words edited
Contact Name: Amruta Kadam
Contact Company: Crimson Interactive Pvt Ltd
Contact Website: www.enago.com
Contact Method: -by email
Email: freelance@enago.com

Friday, October 26, 2012

Education-Related Opportunities

Here are some leads for today:

  • Learning in Motion seeks freelance Math and ELA editors to edit curriculum in a digital format that aligns with CCSS for grades K-12. Flexible hours, work from home. Project duration is 6 months.
    Previous experience editing educational materials in either discipline (Math, ELA); for Math, must have in-depth knowledge of mathematics. If interested, submit resume and desired pay rate to jobs@learn.motion.com.

    Good luck!

    -Beth



Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Assessment Writer/Electrical Engineering

Work Type: Seeking Assessment Writer - Electrical Engineering

Description:
Currently seeking a talented assessment writer with a strong technical background in electrical engineering and previous experience writing/revising multiple choice questions (MCQs).

This freelancer is needed (n a 1099/Contractor basis) for a pilot project for a large, prestigious client of Learning Mate.

If you are experienced in this particular subject area and have higher ed experience, please email your resume to karen.livecchia@learningmate.com.

Please note that only U.S.-based applicants will be considered for work at LearningMate.

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE...

Location: Remote
Rate: $ 40 per hour

Contact Name: Karen A. Livecchia, Talent Sourcing Manager
Contact Company: LearningMate, Inc.
Contact Website: www.learningmate.com
Contact Method: -by email
Email: karen.livecchia@learningmate.com

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Magazine asks for submissions

I am not sure it's paid work, but, even if not, great exposure...and great for the portfolio. Michele

We are seeking narratives for a new book by Rethinking Schools. The working title is Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality.

We invite you to submit a story that relates to teaching and learning about sexism, gender, and sexuality in K-12 schools. We are particularly interested in articles about classroom teaching, curriculum, and youth activism-in and out of school. Students' voices are important; make sure we can hear them!

In order to include diverse voices, we particularly encourage students and educators of color and folks who work in places that are not often associated with LGBTQ activism such as rural schools and schools in the "heartland," although other submissions will be cheerfully considered.

We hope to address gender and sexuality across the curriculum so teachers and students of all disciplines are encouraged to contribute. Other topics may include education organizing/activism, policy matters, and stories that offer historical perspectives with a connection to the present.

Please remember that Rethinking Schools is not an academic journal. We want the writing to be lively, conversational, and to avoid the kind of needless jargon that infects so much education writing. Please approach it as a narrative with a beginning, middle, and end, filled with anecdotes and the voices of teachers, parents, and/or students. Traditional academic/scholarly articles will not be considered for this book.

The best way to understand what works for Rethinking Schools is to read through several issues of the magazine with an eye to how the authors show specifically what they do in the classroom and how they integrate information about the topic into the article. Specific examples you might want to look at include "It's OK to Be Neither" by Melissa Bollow Tempel and "When the Gender Boxes Don't Fit," by Ericka Sokolower-Shain. As a model of writing for the magazine, see anything by Linda Christensen.

Before you begin writing, check out the writers guidelines.

Please send submissions electronically (Word.doc) to jody@rethinkingschools.org. We are unable to read submissions of more than 4,000 words, and are generally interested in articles that are substantially shorter.

Many of the articles in the book will also appear in Rethinking Schools magazine. The initial submission deadline is January 31, 2013.

If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact Jody Sokolower, managing editor of Rethinking Schools.



Monday, October 22, 2012

Higher ed gig

Work Type: Seeking Freelancers with Experience in Higher Ed.

Description:
As the Talent Sourcing Manager for LearningMate, I'm currently seeking U.S.-based freelance professionals to staff textbook/e-learning projects.

I work within the Editorial Services division of LearningMate, a company that prepares ancillary support materials for university textbooks on behalf of every Higher Ed publisher in the U.S.

I source and hire for a number of roles with higher education: subject matter experts, assessment writers (who can write multiple choice questions), curriculum writers, course writers, instructional designers, copyeditors/proofreaders, developmental editors, project managers, and more.

If you are interested and experienced with freelance work for projects within the higher education sector, please email your resume as an attachment in either Word or as a PDF to karen.livecchia@learningmate.com.

Please note that only U.S.-based candidates can be considered for freelance work through LearningMate.

Location: Remote
Rate: $ 50 per hour

Contact Name: Karen A. Livecchia, Talent Sourcing Manager
Contact Company: LearningMate, Inc.
Contact Website: http://www.learningmate.com
Contact Method: -by email
Email: karen.livecchia@learningmate.com

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Teaching Tolerance gig

I love this organization (and am actually writing an article for them as we speak)
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/5x6BShcnt3cp/

Michele

Monday, October 15, 2012

Various gigs

Science Curriculum Developer
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/sHj5pn9TGFsP/?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed


Work Type: Onsite Editor

Description:
Term of project editor needed for various writing/editing projects of educational materials. Must have background in educational publishing and related materials. Experience in reading, language arts, or social studies preferred. Assignment to start immediately and run through January 2013. Should be familiar with InCopy. Onsite position at: Symmetry Creative Production, 1300 S. Grove Ave., Barrington, IL.

Location: Barrington, IL
Rate: $ 25.00 per hour

Contact Name: Mary Beth Gasiorowski
Contact Company: Symmetry Creative Production
Contact Website: www.symmetrycp.com
Contact Method: -by email
Email: marybethg@symmetrycp.com

Work Type: Writer for a teen audience

Description:
I am looking for a writer (or writers) with research skills who can produce an article or articles (1800 to 3500 words) to be included in a non-fiction book for middle and high school students. The articles will not be technical or clinical, but medical writing experience is a plus. This is a freelance, work-for-hire situation, and the publisher will hold the copyright. The pay rate is based on the assignment length and is not negotiable. Expected turn-around time is four weeks.

Location: Remote
Rate: $ 0.20 per word

Contact Name: Karen Bellenir
Contact Company: Wordwright, LLC
Contact Website: wordwrightllc.com
Contact Method: -by email
Email: kbellenir@wordwrightllc.com

Work Type: Physics Lab Writer

Description:
Urgent need for experienced science writers with expertise in high school level Physics, including laboratory activities. Teaching experience a plus. Candidate should have experience writing for an educational publisher and working with standards (TEKS).

Assignment: 9 new labs, 5 major revised labs, 17 minor revised labs
Writers will be responsible for writing any brand new labs and revising any labs that need major or minor revisions. New labs will be written with Word templates. Revisions will be done with PDF mark-up in Adobe Acrobat Standard or Pro (required). Writers will be responsible for supplying all necessary metadata.

New Writing: $65 per page, Major Revised: $30 per page, Minor Revised: $15 per page

Turnaround will be extremely quick. Must be willing to start immediately.

Serious inquiries pertaining to this ad only please. Send a representative listing of past writing projects and resume to: jennette_mcclain@tighepub.com

Location: Remote
Rate: $ 15 to $ 65

Contact Name: Jennette McClain
Contact Company: Tighe Publishing Services
Contact Website: none
Contact Method: -by email
Email: jennette_mcclain@tighepub.com

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Curriculum and Assessment Developers Wanted - Algebra, English/Language Arts, Social Studies

A Pass Educational Group, LLC is currently looking for people to develop curriculum and assessment questions in the following subject areas: Algebra I, English/Language Arts, and Social Studies. If you are interested in learning more about this work please send your resume and cover letter to sourcing@apasseducation.com

Note: updated email address 10/15/12.

Education Related Leads

Here are some new job leads:
(Note on Oct. 11th, I fixed the link for the last item below, hope it works now!  -Beth)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Freelance Education Copywriters Wanted


Corwin, the premier publisher of professional books for K-12 educators, is looking for freelance copywriters who specialize in active sell copy, marketing copy, catalog copy, and back cover copy. Our books are written for busy K-12 teachers, principals, and district administrators who are looking for solutions to their long-term and everyday challenges. We’re looking for concise, engaging copy that sells books.

Experience in K-12 education, marketing, and/or sales strongly preferred. Knowledge of literacy, math, or science content a plus.

Projects assigned on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Please send resume and relevant writing samples to promotions@corwin.com.

Training job

It's full time but involves writing materials...sounds neat...NYC based.
http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=ccff0fde58eaf597&q=instructional+designer&l=New+York&tk=178b70jum06ag5rf&from=ja&alid=55d2417424164d23&utm_source=jobseeker_emails&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=job_alerts

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Freelance K-8 Math Writers and Editors Needed

Element is looking for K-8 Math writers and editors. We prefer candidates with both middle school and elementary experience. They must have experience writing and editing for the education market. Candidates must be comfortable working in a publisher's content management system. Send a resume and cover letter to lpanka@elementllc.com if interested. Only those who fit our project needs will receive a response at this time.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Opportunity for Social Studies Content Specialists

The GED® Testing Service is seeking content experts in the academic area of Social Studies to participate in extended response rangefinding.

We are inviting experts in Social Studies Education to participate in the second of four rangefinding meetings. Reviewers may participate in up to four rangefinding meetings per year, and most meetings will last 3-5 days.
Rangefinding is a process through which content-area experts examine test-takers’ work to determine how well the responses fulfill the criteria of the scoring rubric. In this way, we are able to establish a range of responses that can be used to train the scorers of our extended response (essay-type) items.
Qualifications
• Content experts will be secondary-level teachers of Science or Social Studies, and/or graduate students in Secondary Education programs with a focus on one of these two content areas
• Qualified reviewers will have a bachelor’s degree or higher in their content area or related educational field.
• Recent classroom teaching experience and familiarity with Common Core State Standards or other career- and college-readiness content standards is strongly preferred.

Qualified individuals may apply to participate by submitting a resume and letter of interest to Bridget Olson, Social Studies Content Specialist. Email address: bridget.olson@GEDtestingservice.com
Second GED Rangefinding Dates: Monday, November 12 – Friday, November 16, 2012
Travel Day: Sunday, November 11
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Reviewers will be paid at a rate of $400 per day. In addition, airfare, lodging, meals, and travel expenses will be covered. Upon confirmation of participation, we will provide meeting logistics and instructions for booking travel.
Important Background Information:
The movement toward more rigorous national standards for high school education and the changing national conversation on what is needed to be career-and college-ready has a direct impact on the GED® test. The GED® testing program is being reinvented in order to align with this new direction.
While national career- and college-readiness standards serve as the benchmarks for the GED® content frameworks, we have specifically identified assessment targets that are most relevant to and predictive of success in a variety of career and post-secondary pathways, especially considering the wide range of adult learners who comprise the GED® test-taking population. The Social Studies assessment must focus on core competencies that strongly predict career- and college- readiness. Additionally, the items aligned with the new GED® assessment targets must represent a full breadth of social studies content. They will be designed to measure a continuum of ability levels commensurate with those demonstrated by students exiting a traditional high school course of study as well as those entering post-secondary coursework or job training programs.

GED® Testing Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D, and a member of E-Verify.