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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Math Instructional Writer

Probably fits someone here. Michele

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


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

Good luck!

Remote lesson-writing gig

This looks expansive...not sure about the pay, but it does seem interesting. Michele

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'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 important it, 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.
  • 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
  • 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
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 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

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.

  • 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.
  • 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 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.



Position Type

This is a part-time, contract position.


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:

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013


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

Good luck!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Education Program Consultant

ECD Trainer/Materials Developer


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

Thanks ahead of time.