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Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy new year and opportunities

Hi everyone...it's been a while...wishing you a happy new year...and a year of great gigs! Some opportunities in that direction...some of them a bit off the beaten path and perhaps slightly divergent. Michele

 Curriculum Developer (Brooklyn)

 Educational Advisor (Brooklyn)

 Program Curriculum Developer, Rhinebeck

Education Consultant (very quick turnaround on this one!!!! Connecticut)

Los Angeles New Administrator Leadership Program


Science Item Writers Needed

Symmetry Creative Production is looking for Science Writers who can develop test items for a high school equivalency test prep product.  
 
·         Needed Immediately: experienced educational  science  test item writers .
·         The assignment consists of writing and repurposing test items for a high school equivalency test project.  The item types to be developed are multiple choice.
·         The freelancer shall develop, revise and quality check items and write and submit art specs (if applicable) following all of the client’s guidelines and acceptability criteria.
·         Rate per item: $20 
 
If interested, please forward response to hr@symmetrycp.com

Friday, December 27, 2013

Content Writer - ELA

Description
IXL's new language arts component helps students master grammar and vocabulary like never before. Students' abilities soar as they interact with engaging texts, correct grammatical errors, and decode new words in a variety of contexts.

Engaging language arts questions require engaging language--and that's where you come in.

We are looking for creative, motivated Content Writers to join our content development team. In this role, you will work closely with Product Analysts and Content Editors to write fun, elegantly-crafted language arts items for grades 2-6. This is a part-time contract position with the opportunity to work remotely.

Responsibilities
  • Write sentences and paragraphs for use in a wide variety of problem types, including fill-in-the-blank, proofreading, and matching.
  • Create dictionary definitions for spelling and vocabulary words.
  • Brainstorm topics for imaginative, age-appropriate sentences and paragraphs.
  • Format content according to guidelines.
  • Accept and implement feedback from editors and revise items accordingly.
Qualifications
  • BA/BS degree.
  • Demonstrated expertise in ELA content development for grades K-12.
  • Extremely strong writing ability and grammar knowledge.
  • Clear, engaging writing style.
  • Strong understanding of elementary students’ reading and knowledge levels.
  • Strong critical-thinking, research, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to be efficient and organized while working on multiple projects simultaneously.
About IXL

IXL Learning is an educational technology company like no other. We develop dramatically innovative, first-of-their-kind products used by millions of learners, from children to adults. Our IXL product (located at IXL.com) is the world's most popular subscription-based learning site for K-12. Our other products include Quia Web, the original 'create-your-own' website for teachers, and Quia Books, the leading online platform for world-languages courses.

*Salary*
$25-30/hour

*Position Type*

This is a part-time, contract position.

*Location*

We are accepting applications from both freelancers who can work on-site
(San Mateo, CA) AND freelancers who will need to work remotely.

*To Apply*

Please apply here: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?cj=oJy9Wfw6&s=educationwritingblog

Friday, December 20, 2013

freelance opportunity

Hi,
I saw this announcement and wanted to share with educational writers:

Immediate need for writers and editors for high school math. If you are interested, please send your resume to Diane.Motz@qbslearning.com. 

Good luck,

-Beth

 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

High School Social Studies Writers Needed

Received via email. Passing it on. :)

Hi Folks,
 
A few weeks ago I sent out a mass email discussing a high school social studies project. The project is now in full swing and I'm now looking to hire between 2-4 freelance social studies writers to construct online lesson plans.
Duration: Now through April 2014.
 
Pay: $800-$1000 per chapter.
 
Quantity: 57 chapters total.
Details: Pickup and revise lesson plan components from old online product and print editions into new digital template. Revise/rewrite OLP elements to align with Texas standards. Write new differentiated instruction for in-class activities. Write and correlate chapter wrap-up assessments questions. Conceptualize and spec new interactive assets.
 
Revision rounds: 1-2 
 
Qualifications: Degree in history along with classroom experience preferred. Lesson plan and assessment writing experience preferred. Must have some knowledge of TEKS and ELPS. 
 
If you're interested please let me know. If you know someone who may be interested please don't hesitate to forward this email.

Best,

Krystian Dawes
Editorial Director
Media Solutions

Quad/Graphics
Innovative People Redefining Print
 
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Monday, November 4, 2013

Science Content Committee Recruitment

The GED Testing Service is looking to increase the pool of qualified individuals interested in sitting on the committees that review our test items. At this time, we are looking to seat a committee which will review potential social studies test items for rigor, the accuracy of the content, and alignment to the skills the items are meant to assess.  The committee will convene via webinar for between five to seven days in the early part of 2014, likely January or February. No travel is required for this committee and committee members are compensated at the rate of $400 per day.

Our ideal candidate has at least a bachelor’s degree and substantial experience in at least one of the tested science domains (Biology, Chemistry, or Earth and Space Science), is interested in exploring the intersection of the intersection of science and the Common Literacy and Mathematics Standards, and is excited about helping shape a high profile assessment in a way that will benefit test-takers nationwide.

The new GED® Test is on track to be the first large-scale national assessment specifically tied to the Common Core State Standards. Participation in its development provides the opportunity to be part of the cutting edge of an important 21st –century movement to reform education and assessment.

Individual interested in serving on Science content review committees should submit their letters of interest and resumes as soon as possible to  bridget.olson@GEDTestingService.com

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Correct e-mail address

Hi all...the e-mail for the announcement below was not correct (the member just sent me a note with the correct one). So, here it is again with the right address. Michele

I am managing a great project for Trillium and need writers for G11 and G12 literary analysis units for a digital ELA site. Please contact Larissa at larissa_shmailo@yahoo.com with resume and samples.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

HS English Teachers Needed

Avery Enterprises needs 1-3 HS English teachers to select public-domain passages from which state HS English assessment tests will be developed.

No editing or item writing needed (or allowed). $20 per hour. You must have 40-80 hours available between Oct 25 and the deadline on Nov 14.

Send resumes to bda@averyenterprises.net  Also include a link to one public-domain sample you would consider appropriate for such a test; if the sample is extremely long, indicate what part of the sample you would use.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Financial education consultant

Another interesting one. Michele
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/33Cj5xwmXZwmD

Writers needed

Hi all...a blog member sent this to me for posting. Michele

I am managing a great project for Trillium and need writers for G11 and G12 literary analysis units for a digital ELA site. Please contact Larissa at larissashmailo@yahoo.com with resume and samples.
Larissa Shmailo
 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Various opportunities

Senior Curriculum Developer
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/JmWp483hb2Jd

Curriculum Developer
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/FMn2TFdd49MD

Monday, October 21, 2013

Freelance Digital Content Writer

 Might interest some of you...long-term hourly freelance. Michele

  
Work Type: Freelance Digital Content Writer  Description:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education's Humanities, Social Sciences, and Languages (HSSL) Group has an exciting opportunity for a Freelance Digital Content Writer to work on new digital products for English and Communication.

The Freelance Digital Content Writer will author new, digital-based teaching and assessment content for Connect, McGraw-Hill's digital teaching and learning environment (connect.mcgraw-hill.com), for Developmental English, Freshman Composition, and/or Communication courses. This position requires a commitment of approximately 20 hours per week and will extend through June of 2014, with the possibility of ongoing work beyond June 2014.

Essential Accountabilities

Author teaching and assessment content (test items; learning resources) for a Developmental English, Freshman Composition, or Communication digital project in accordance with detailed project guidelines.
Closely collaborate with McGraw-Hill editorial team members, including the Development Editor, the Lead Digital Content Editor, and Digital Product Analyst.
Receive feedback on and revise digital manuscript for editorial quality.
As appropriate, aid in the refinement of detailed project guidelines, such as content style sheets, to ensure the project meets the required specifications.

Required Experience

Bachelor's degree, preferably in English, communication, or related subject. Master's degree a plus.
A minimum of 2 years' experience writing effective assessment content and/or instructional material for college-level courses, with a focus in digital content development.
Teaching experience at the college level, particularly in Developmental English, Freshman Composition, or Communication, a plus.
Must be digitally-inclined and comfortable learning and adapting to new technologies, including authoring tools.
Deadline-driven, self-directed, motivated, and willing to take the initiative to complete tasks and projects.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
Ability to receive feedback well and implement as directed.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office product suite.

About the Company

McGraw-Hill Education is a leading innovator in the development of teaching and learning solutions for the 21st century. Through a comprehensive range of traditional and digital education content and tools, McGraw-Hill Education empowers and prepares professionals and students of all ages to connect, learn and succeed in the global economy. McGraw-Hill Education has offices in 33 countries and publishes in more than 65 languages.  Location: Remote Rate: $ 35 to 40 per hour

 Contact Name: Scott Harris Contact Company: McGraw-Hill Education Contact Website: none Contact Method: -by email Email: scott.harris@mheducation.com

  

Monday, October 14, 2013

Content Writer - ELA

IXL's upcoming language arts product will help students master spelling, grammar, and vocabulary like never before. Students' abilities will soar as they interact with engaging texts, correct grammatical errors, and decode new words in a variety of contexts.

An engaging language arts product requires engaging language--and that's where you come in.

We are looking for creative, motivated Content Writers to join our Content Development team. In this role, you will work closely with Product Analysts and Content Editors to write fun, elegantly-crafted language arts items for grades 2-6. This is a part-time contract position (20-30 hours per week) with the opportunity to work remotely.

Responsibilities
  • Write sentences and paragraphs for use in a wide variety of problem types, including fill-in-the-blank, proofreading, and matching.
  • Create dictionary definitions for spelling and vocabulary words.
  • Brainstorm topics for imaginative, age-appropriate sentences and paragraphs.
  • Format content according to guidelines.
  • Accept and implement feedback from editors and revise items accordingly.
Qualifications
  • BA/BS degree.
  • Demonstrated expertise in ELA content development for grades K-12.
  • Extremely strong writing ability and grammar knowledge.
  • Clear, engaging writing style.
  • Strong understanding of elementary students’ reading and knowledge levels.
  • Strong critical-thinking, research, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to be efficient and organized while working on multiple projects simultaneously.
About IXL

IXL Learning is an educational technology company like no other. We develop dramatically innovative, first-of-their-kind products used by millions of learners, from children to adults. Our IXL product (located at IXL.com) is the world's most popular subscription-based learning site for K-12. Our other products include Quia Web, the original 'create-your-own' website for teachers, and Quia Books, the leading online platform for world-languages courses.

Salary


$25 - $30/hour

Position Type

This is a part-time, contract position.

Location

We are accepting applications from both freelancers who can work on-site (San Mateo, CA) AND freelancers who will need to work remotely.

To Apply

Please apply here: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?cj=oJy9Wfw6&s=educationwritingblog

Content Editor/Proofreader - ELA

IXL's upcoming language arts product will help students master grammar, vocabulary, and spelling like never before. Students' abilities will soar as they interact with engaging texts, correct grammatical errors, and decode new words in a variety of contexts.

We are looking for a thorough, motivated Content Editor/Proofreader with demonstrated expertise in English Language Arts. In this role, you will work closely with Content Writers and Product Analysts to ensure our language arts items are grammatically correct and appropriate for students in grades 2-6. This is a part-time contract position (20-30 hours per week) with the option to work remotely.
 
Responsibilities
  • Ensure the overall quality and consistency of language arts content.
  • Review content for completeness, accuracy, and adherence to specifications.
  • Review content for grade-level appropriateness.
  • Copy edit to improve formatting and style.
  • Correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors.
  • Provide both general and specific feedback to Content Writers.
  • Maintain internal documentation, including style and content guidelines.
Qualifications
  • BA/BS degree.
  • Demonstrated expertise in ELA content development with an editorial focus.
  • Impeccable grammar knowledge.
  • Superior writing and editing skills.
  • Understanding of elementary students’ reading and knowledge levels.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to be efficient and organized while working on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to influence and improve the work of others.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and web applications.
About IXL
 
IXL Learning is an educational technology company like no other. We develop dramatically innovative, first-of-their-kind products used by millions of learners, from children to adults. Our IXL product (located at IXL.com) is the world's most popular subscription-based learning site for K-12. Our other products include Quia Web, the original 'create-your-own' website for teachers, and Quia Books, the leading online platform for world-languages courses.

Salary


$35 - $45/hour

Position Type

This is a part-time, contract position.

Location

We are accepting applications from both freelancers who can work on-site (San Mateo, CA) AND freelancers who will need to work remotely.

To Apply

Please apply here: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?cj=oTVpXfwU&s=educationwritingblog

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Science writers grant

Maybe could be applied to education, but looks interesting nonetheless:

National Science Writers Association: IDEA grant
https://www.nasw.org/idea-grant-applications-due-nov-15

Editing gig with school

Editor (Strategic Planning & Implementation) # 013965 (Kawaiahaʻo Plaza, Oʻahu)


Kamehameha Schools (KS) has an Editor position available with the Strategic Planning & Implementation (SPI) Division at Kawaiahaʻo Plaza on Oʻahu.  The deadline to apply is:  10/13/2013.


Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Publishing, Hawaiian Studies, Hawaiian language, English, Journalism, Education, or related field

OR

In lieu of Bachelor's Degree, HS Diploma or GED equivalent and at least 5 years experience in editing or publishing will be accepted.

Summary of Minimum Requirements:

 * 3 - 5 years of related work experience.
 * At least 5 years experience in editing or publishing with HS Diploma or GED equivalent.
 * Experience editing and producing books, multimedia products, and educational materials.
 * Knowledge of editorial style, writing techniques, and editorial processes.
 * Working knowledge of graphic design and book layout.
 * Working knowledge of Hawaiian culture, history, and language.
 

Summary of Duties:

 * Assists the Strategic Planning and Implementation Division in acquiring, evaluating, editing, and producing books and multimedia products to disseminate research, evaluation, and KS reports to a wide variety of internal and external  audiences.
 * Works closely with authors, contributors, designers, and other editors to prepare manuscripts for print and multimedia publication.
 * Assists in maintaining production schedules and project status reports.
 * Facilitates the copyediting process and maintains the “master set” during proofreading. Establishes working relationship with authors and facilitates author communications and meeting schedules.
 * Serves as a resource on approved styles for SPI publications (modifications of APA and  Chicago).

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested applicants must apply online. Visit our website at http://www.ksbe.edu/careers  & search Requisition Number 013965 for full job description, & to apply for this position.  *Sorry, no resumes accepted via email,
mail or fax.



Sunday, September 29, 2013

Opportunities

Officer, TeachUNICEF Website and Social Media (Part-Time – 15 hours per week)
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/Z6D58T4mM7SP

CONTENT DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT (HOME BASED) For E-learning course on the Evaluation of Thermal Water in Water Resources Assessmen
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/HgppwNKjNm3p

CONTENT DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT (HOME BASED) For Postgraduate Level E-learning course on Sustainable Solid Waste Management Options for Developing Nations
 http://www.idealist.org/view/job/sgSCmk58ndw4

CONTENT DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT (HOME BASED) For Postgraduate Level E-learning course on Sustainable Waste Water Treatment/Management Options for Developing Nations (
 http://www.idealist.org/view/job/Dxtn52fHKmfP

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Premier Agendas looking for all sorts of freelancers


 Interesting work...I worked for them a while back...Ruth is nice...Michele

Premier Agendas is looking to replenish its stable of writers, copyeditors and proofreaders before starting the 2015-16 planner season. We need: experienced K-12 writers, preferably those with experience using our products in the classroom; creative writers who know how to write engaging, kid-friendly content following a tight editorial scope; knowledgeable writers who are familiar with CCSS, STEM and other educational standards/trends who can easily incorporate those standards into a very tight writing space. We need editors who are extremely detail oriented (repeatedly checking dates, holidays, liturgical colors, etc., can become monotonous to the wrong person). Editors with common sense, who aren't afraid to question details or make suggestions to improve content for our customers. Premier is the market leader in classroom planning. We help children learn time-management and organizational skills through a variety of themed planners and other supplemental materials. We're also always looking specifically for Catholic editors who could review our Faith & Life planner line accurately and to ensure they are in line with the Catholic doctrine. If you think you're the right fit to be a writer or editor, send your resume to ruth.richardson@schoolspecialty.com along with a cover letter outlining your writing interests and educational specialties (science, math, curriculum, language arts, character education, health, etc.). Tell us how you've used planners in the classroom or even at home with your child. Familiarity with our copyrighted onTRAC system is a definite bonus! Candidates must be hired as professional on-call contractors through our payroll system (you'll get paid every two weeks!). This also requires passing a drug-test before an offer is extended.

Monday, September 16, 2013

possible freelance opportunity

I noticed at the website for educational publisher Six Red Marbles that you can submit your resume for freelance curriculum writing or editing jobs in various curriculum areas and grade levels. Go to:

http://db00643.worldcloud.com/fmi/iwp/cgi?-db=SRM%20Star%20Search&-loadframes

Good luck!
-Beth

Note: See comment for corrected link.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Freelance press release writer

Corwin, a SAGE company, is a leading publisher of professional books for K-12 educators and a provider of professional development consulting services and digital products. We are looking for a freelance press release writer to assist us with press releases for product launches, new books, and special events publicity. Experience in book publicity, public relations, or journalism strongly preferred. Knowledge of the K-12 education field and professional development market a plus.
 
Rate: $135 per press release
Company website: www.corwin.com
Contact: Charline Maher, Marketing Communications Manager
How to apply: Please email resume and sample press release to promotions@corwin.com.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Mathematics K-12 assessment and lesson plan writers needed

Our educational content development company is looking for talented writers with a strong background in math instruction. The ideal candidate will
 
- have a degree in an area of mathematics
- have math classroom teaching experience
- have assessment and/or lesson plan writing experience
- have experience with Depth of Knowledge, Common Core, and Bloom's Taxonomy
- be available to telecommute on a freelance basis
 
All work is completed virtually using the Google Drive platform and other content management systems. Please respond with a current resume and two or three professional references. You will be asked to complete a writing sample that will be reviewed by a content area director.
 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Gigs

Jouve North America is going to be staffing major projects in social studies for grades 5-8 this month and would like to see resumes for writers, editors, digital storyboarders, assessment writers, map editors, correlators, copyeditors (NOT proofreaders), indexers.

The majority of the work will be on digital platforms. MUST be technology-friendly.

MUST have grades 5-8 and/or high school social studies experience.

Location: Remote
Rate: $ 20-$40 per hour

Contact Name: Amit Shah
Contact Company: Jouve North America
Contact Website: www.jouve.com
Contact Method: -by email
Email: ashah@jouve.us

Common Sense Media is looking for freelance writers and editors to work on reviews of mobile apps for both CommonSense.org and Graphite.org. The strongest candidates will have K-12 classroom experience. Subject-matter expertise, particularly in STEM subjects, is also highly desired. Deep knowledge of mobile apps and access to an up-to-date iPad or Android tablet required. Range is from $30/review for editing to $175/review for writing (depending on type of review).

In your resume submission, please indicate which devices you have and include links to your work samples.

Location: San Francisco
Rate: $ 30 to 175 per review

Contact Name: Ingrid Simone
Contact Company: Common Sense Media
Contact Website: www.commonsense.org
Contact Method: -by email
Email: isimone@commonsense.org
 

A bit off topic: Call for conference proposals

Could be not only a great learning opportunity, but networking opp as well.

One Nation Indivisible invites those who share our commitment to educational equity and quality, integrated education to submit a workshop proposal for our upcoming conference, "Where Integration Meets Innovation: Creating, Sustaining and Improving Dynamic & Diverse Public Schools for the 21st Century."

This conference, which will take place in Hartford, CT on November 8-9, 2013, will bring together about 200 parents, educators and activists (primarily from NY, CT and MA) who aspire to build innovative, diverse public schools that prepare children for learning, work and life in the 21st century. Hartford is home to a nationally-heralded system of magnet schools that draw racially, economically and culturally diverse student bodies from dozens of cities and towns throughout the region. The region's Open Choice program also enables students from Hartford to attend suburban schools.

We’re seeking sessions that:
* Are practical and interactive
* Engage youth, families, community leaders and educators as well as researchers, policymakers and advocates
* Promote youth participation and/or leadership
* Incorporate the arts
* Highlight practices and policies that advance equity, build 21st century skills and harness the potential of diversity within racially, culturally and economically integrated schools (and classrooms)
* Respond constructively to specific challenges faced by integration supporters/practitioners

Proposals are due September 30th and can be submitted by email to gchirichigno@prrac.org   or faxed to 617-496-1406 .

Download the proposal form and find out more info at: http://www.onenationindivisible.org/event/conference-hartford-ct

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Freelance Education Writers

Hi,
Passing along this post for freelance education writers and editors:

Freelance Early Elementary Education Writers and Editors

Q2A/Bill Smith is a growing firm that is constantly seeking to expand its resource base! We are looking for excellent, experienced primary-age educational publishing writers and editors in both reading/language arts (especially phonics) and math. If you would like to be considered for one of our project teams, please email Krystal Tompkins your resume and project list to krystal.tompkins@qbslearning.com.

-Beth

Director of Curriculum

For ADL in NYC
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/nGSF44M5Nzh4/

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Content Producer WNET

www.bright.com/jobs/job/4821287_wnet-742445/?bfid=43&job_title=Content+Producer+-+Freelance&ref=simplyhired&utm_source=simplyhired&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=arts_design_entertainment_sports_media

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Gigs and resource

Hi all...a blog viewer sent this to me...she thought it would be of interest...I concur

10 Education Hashtags on Twitter

And, some gigs (a mix of writing and other...not necessarily freelance)

Curriculum and Training Specialist
Close Up Foundation
Alexandria, Virginia
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/DbcH6S9c2gW4/


Curriculum Developers (2 positions), Community Learning Center (hourly rate is not great, but...)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/BN2cK96xwDFP/


Associate Director
The City University of New York
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/tdpN6Xwg6bfP/




Sunday, August 11, 2013

Children’s Newspaper Opportunity (Remote and On-Site)

Work Type: Seeking Freelance and On-Site (Midtown Manhattan) Staff

Description: Press4Kids (P4K) is looking to expand is team of freelance reporters and grow its full-time staff as it heads into the 2013–14 school year. P4K is a producer of children’s news publications, including News-O-Matic, a daily iPad-based newspaper for students at the elementary level.
 
The corporate mission is to inspire children to read on a daily basis while empowering them with the knowledge that they have the ability to change their world. News-O-Matic covers important national and international news, as well as kid-friendly features and current events. P4K’s on-staff child psychologist vets every story to ensure the safety and security of its readers. The job opportunities are as follows:
 

Freelance Nonfiction Reporters/Writers

P4K needs enthusiastic authors who can engage reluctant readers and help teach them about the world. Experienced authors of children’s nonfiction must be able to explain complicated concepts to early readers via short articles that are gripping, clearly organized, and age-appropriate for the audience.
 
As a reporter on the freelance team, you should be able to not only translate world news for children but come up with original features. While the majority of its articles will be assigned from the mainstream news, Press4Kids also looks to its writing team to discover events that will inspire readers with stories of courage and triumph, human and scientific achievement, and kids who make a positive difference.
 
Because News-O-Matic is a daily newspaper, writers must be able to work on very quick deadlines. Location: Remote.
 

Full-Time Editor (On-Site)

As Press4Kids continues to grow, it needs an in-house editor who can not only research and write news and feature articles but help manage new products and propose improvements. This includes content for students, as well as materials for parents and educators.  
 
Experience with elementary school students and/or familiarity with the CCSS is a huge plus. Former teachers, curriculum developers, and other former educators are highly encouraged to apply.
 
Possible candidates should be passionate about the business of news for children and want to play a key role in the development of the company. This position provides tremendous opportunities for growth as P4K expands into new markets.


Editorial and Production Interns (On-Site)

Are you — or someone you know — looking to kick-start a career in educational publishing? Tablet-based publishing is an exciting introduction to the future of the field. Join a fun, creative team and learn on the job while also providing important contributions to children’s newspaper.
 
P4K is looking for both editorial and production interns for the fall semester. Editorial interns can write, research, and learn about the fast-paced world of daily news on the cutting edge of technology. Production interns will help the Art Director create highly engaging visuals to inspire children on a daily basis. Candidates can contribute anywhere from 15 to 40 hours, depending on schedule and availability.
 

How to Apply

To apply for any of the positions: Please email a resume to info@press4kids.com with a description of why you are qualified for one of the open slots. Title your email, “Press4Kids Writer,” “Press4Kids Editor,” or “Press4Kids Intern.”
 
Contact name: Russell Kahn, Editor-in-Chief
Email:
info@press4kids.com

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Senior Academic Advisor

This is another neat one...NYC. Michele

 McGraw Hill, Senior Academic Advisor, Music



Environmental Ed. Online Learning Specialist

So cool...so far from me! Michele



POSITION DESCRIPTION
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
NEW YORK STATE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES

CORNELL UNIVERSITY
POSITION: Environmental Education Outreach Online Learning Specialist and Implementer Post-Doctoral Associate, full-time position, 40 hrs/wk, non-tenure track


STARTING DATE:By October 15, 2013


RESPONSIBILITIES:                    
This position is an “outreach post-doc” in that the successful candidate will provide guidance and  leadership in enhancing the online learning opportunities of a major environmental education outreach project. The online courses and related learning opportunities are being offered through EPA’s National Environmental Education Training Program—“EECapacity”—in collaboration with the Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab. Specific duties include:

  • Develop and implement two new online courses: (1) Environmental Education: Finding Common Ground with Faith-Based, Military, and the Professional Sports Communities and (2) Environmental Education: Facing the Reality of Climate Change.
  • Implement one previously developed online course: Measuring Environmental Education Outcomes.
  • Investigate and recommend online platforms and pedagogical strategies appropriate for different types of online classes and related learning opportunities being offered through EECapacity and Cornell’s Civic Ecology Lab.
  • Review the entire suite of online courses being offered through EECapacity and work with supervisor to upgrade course materials (e.g., through adding multi-media components) and to convert courses to self-taught format with accompanying opportunities for social networking.
  • Develop long-term online learning and business model for continuation of all EECapacity online courses beyond EPA funding.
Supervisor of individual hired will provide many of the materials for course development based on existing EECapacity and EPA resources, although person hired will be expected to seek out additional learning resources. Key participants in online courses include professionals in environmental education; youth and community development; museums, botanic gardens and zoos; and natural resources management, including in cities. University students also commonly enroll in EECapacity online courses. Thus far, EECapacity has developed or is developing 7 online courses. Individual hired will work with supervisor and online course assistant to enhance these courses and convert them to self-learning format as appropriate. Team participation with the EECapacity leadership group and Civic Ecology Lab graduate students and staff  is expected.  Appointment is one year. Location: Although living in or near Ithaca NY is preferable, supervisor will consider applicants living elsewhere who have a solid plan for ongoing communication and progress updates for supervisor. Through being part of EECapacity, position provides an opportunity to work with a national network of researchers and practitioners at the forefront of environmental education scholarship and practice, including in cities.

Applicants are to submit a letter of application, resume, transcripts, and the names and addresses of three references as one PDF file to: Dr. Marianne E Krasny, Professor, Department of Natural Resources, Fernow Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY  14853.  Mek2@cornell.edu <mailto:Mek2@cornell.edu> . Application deadline is September 15 2013.




 
Qualifications


QUALIFICATIONS:
·         PhD in environmental education or related field (e.g., education, natural resources, communication, environmental psychology)
·         Demonstrated ability to develop and implement environmental education and/or related courses
·         Familiarity with online learning and associated platforms and technologies
·         Familiarity with use of multi-media resources in online learning
Preferred:
·         Familiarity with educational evaluation and research (preferred)
Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and in Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator.
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Job
-Academic
Primary Location
-United States
Organization
-Natural Resources
Schedule
-Full-time


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Experienced item writers needed: college-level biology (telecommute)


Description: We are an established publisher of college-level science textbooks and supplements. We’re currently developing items to accompany an intro biology book for biology majors. Content includes cells, genetics, evolution, diversity, plant form and function, animal form and function, and ecology.

Writers will have access to the forthcoming edition of our textbook, as well as an item bank created for the previous edition, and will be asked to supplement existing items with new ones to parallel the revised text. In addition, accuracy and relevance of existing items will need to be checked against the new edition of the textbook.

Required experience: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in biology. Master’s or Ph.D. preferred. Three or more years’ experience writing and/or editing college-level science items. College-level teaching experience ideal but not essential for seasoned item writers.

Please respond with a current résumé. Provide original item-writing samples in appropriate subject matter, at a variety of Bloom's levels, and include areas of content specialty.


Timeline: Starting in mid-August (2013) and likely to continue through November
Location: Remote

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Opportunities

Hi,
Here is one freelance and one on-site (NYC) opportunity:

Good luck!
-Beth

Remote lesson-writing gig

This looks expansive...not sure about the pay, but it does seem interesting. Michele
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/kmZjHCm8bxjd/

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Made a mistake

Sorry...the gig at Teaching Tolerance IS FULL TIME ON SITE...I meant to write, but was thinking something else. Michele

Opportunity with Teaching Tolerance

Hi all...this is an amazing job opportunity...it's not freelance...and it's not full time off site...but hey, if you want to move to Alabama...this is the gig for you...I do freelance work for Teaching Tolerance...and I know two of the key staff from a past gig life...and now know the Senior Editor of the magazine...I cannot say enough about this organization...how important it is...so, here is the job announcement...if you want a few more details, contact me...Best, Michele

Writer/Associate Editor


Teaching Tolerance
Full time, Montgomery, AL
The Southern Poverty Law Center is seeking a Writer/Associate Editor for its award-winning education project, Teaching Tolerance. The project is dedicated to helping K-12 teachers promote equity and respect in the classroom and beyond. The project publishes a semiannual magazine distributed at no charge to over 450,000 educators, produces free multimedia curriculum packages, and operates a website, www.teachingtolerance.orgTeaching Tolerance magazine has won more than twenty EdPress awards; the project’s documentary films have been nominated for three Academy Awards.  The Writer/Associate Editor will write blogs, articles, emails and web copy; copyedit and fact-check print and online publications, conduct research and work closely with the TT team.  The ideal candidate has both editorial and educational experience and is committed to anti-racism and anti-bias education.
Responsibilities:
  • Writes articles as assigned for Teaching Tolerance magazine.
  • Writes blogs pegged off current news and related to education and anti-bias issues.
  • Writes clear and succinct copy for web pages.
  • Works on informational and promotional email campaigns.
  • Performs copyediting of departmental publications, including lessons plans and curriculum, as part of daily routine. 
  • Participates in departmental meetings and collaborative projects
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in one of the liberal arts, communications, journalism or related field.
  • Two years of writing and editing experience.
  • Familiarity with and commitment to educational equity issues and/or a sophisticated understanding of multiculturalism and diversity issues.
  • Superb editing skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, deadlines and work in a team environment.
  • Experience in educational writing a plus.
The Writer/Associate Editor works at the Southern Poverty Law Center’s headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama. Telecommuting is not possible in this position. Interested candidates should send AS ONE ATTACHMENT a cover letter, resume, references, and writing samples to https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=5844101
The Southern Poverty Law Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome applications from people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people, people with disabilities and women.  The Center does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, disability, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity.  

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Physics/science assessment writers and editors needed

Physics/science writers and editors needed for assessment items aligned to high school benchmarks. K-2 science writers also needed. Work available immediately, all contract based and virtual, completed in Google Drive. Compensation is $9-$54 per item, depending on item type. Submit resume to sourcing@apasseducation.com to complete a brief sample and join the team.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Contract K-12 ELA Subject Matter Experts Needed

Academic Benchmarks is the premier standards data services provider to K-12 education. As the industry's most widely adopted data utility, Academic Benchmarks enables the connection of the education technologies, products, and content that drive innovation and help improve education.
 
Academic Benchmarks believes that technology should never replace the nuance and knowledge that Subject Matter Experts (SME) bring to the alignment process. The Academic Benchmark toolset reinforces, rather than replaces, the SME role in this critical content development function.


•    Quality alignment of their content to the most current standards.
•    Strategic relationships with K-12 companies with AB-aligned content
 
The Alignment Services team aids a growing number of companies that do not have the internal capacity to align their content to standards or prefer to place greater focus on the company's core competencies, i.e., content or product development.
 
Academic Benchmarks is seeking education professionals who are interested in becoming Subject Matter Experts for Alignment Services. SMEs work remotely on a variety of projects in demonstrated areas of expertise. SMEs are provided a self-paced training program.  K-12 English Language Arts SMEs can be assigned projects as soon as the Training Program is completed and passed, although other Subject Matter Experts (science, math, etc) are encouraged to apply.
 
Required Qualifications:
BA/BS degree
3-5 years of experience in the Education industry
Knowledge of state and federal standards
Experience collaborating with virtual teams
Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word
Proficient in Google documents
Proven ability to meet deadlines regularly
Self-motivated, able to work and remotely communicate effectively
 
Preferred Qualifications:
5-10 years of experience in the Education industry
Classroom teaching experience
Knowledge and experience with multiple standard sets including Common Core
Experience with online authoring tools or databases
Experience with K-12 Educational Products

Please send resumes to work4ab@academicbenchmarks.com

Friday, July 12, 2013

Content Writer - ELA


IXL's upcoming language arts product will help students master spelling, grammar, and vocabulary like never before. Students' abilities will soar as they interact with engaging texts, correct grammatical errors, and decode new words in a variety of contexts.

An engaging language arts product requires engaging language--and that's where you come in.

We are looking for creative, motivated Content Writers to join our Content Development team. In this role, you will work closely with Product Analysts and Content Editors to write fun, elegantly-crafted language arts items for grades 2-6. This is a part-time contract position (20-30 hours per week) with the opportunity to work remotely.

Responsibilities
  • Write sentences and paragraphs for use in a wide variety of problem types, including fill-in-the-blank, proofreading, and matching.
  • Create dictionary definitions for spelling and vocabulary words.
  • Brainstorm topics for imaginative, age-appropriate sentences and paragraphs.
  • Format content according to guidelines.
  • Accept and implement feedback from editors and revise items accordingly.
Qualifications
  • BA/BS degree.
  • Demonstrated expertise in ELA content development for grades K-12.
  • Extremely strong writing ability and grammar knowledge.
  • Clear, engaging writing style.
  • Strong understanding of elementary students’ reading and knowledge levels.
  • Strong critical-thinking, research, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to be efficient and organized while working on multiple projects simultaneously.
About IXL

IXL Learning is an educational technology company like no other. We develop dramatically innovative, first-of-their-kind products used by millions of learners, from children to adults. Our IXL product (located at IXL.com) is the world's most popular subscription-based learning site for K-12. Our other products include Quia Web, the original 'create-your-own' website for teachers, and Quia Books, the leading online platform for world-languages courses.


Salary

$25-30/hour

Position Type

This is a part-time, contract position.

Location

We are accepting applications from both freelancers who can work on-site (San Mateo, CA) AND freelancers who will need to work remotely.

To Apply

Please apply here: http://hire.jobvite.com/j/?cj=oJy9Wfw6&s=educationwritingblog

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Opportunities

Happy July 4th!

Focus EduVation has some freelance educational writing jobs and Boston-area based jobs.  The telecommute jobs are:

  • Item Writers for Math (Grades 3-8)
  • Editor - ELA Passage Research
The Boston-area based jobs are:
  • Assessment Editor
  • Project Manager ELearning
For information on all of these opportunities, go to http://www.focuseduvation.com/current_openings.html

Good luck!
-Beth

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

gigs

Education Program Consultant

ECD Trainer/Materials Developer

NEED YOUR HELP ON AN ARTICLE

Hi all...this is a bit off topic, but whom better to reach out to than a group of educators?

I am working on an article for Teaching Tolerance. The article will look at how to effectively and appropriately  introduce and teach about slavery in K-5 classrooms. This topic emerges in  light of the February 2013 incident of a teacher having students re-enact a slave auction in the classroom. The article will look at how teachers might  be generally unprepared to address the topic and also how the common core  standards provide a narrow view of what the teaching of slavery should be.

This story looks at the particular challenges faced by early-grade teachers (e.g., misordered standards, adapting a difficult topic to be age-appropriate) and then offers implementable solutions to those challenges.



I am interested in learning from elementary school teachers how they deal with this topic in a sensitive, appropriate fashion, and would like to be able to chat with curriculum directors or state education department reps in places like Mississippi or Alabama, to learn more about strategy, approach...and also, if there are any model programs out there, great.


You can contact me at mi@micheleisrael.com.


Thanks ahead of time.


Michele