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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Generation Ready course developers

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Professional Development Writer/Course Developer – Teacher Courses Business
Independent Contractor
Current opportunities in - Remote
With roots that go back 20 years, Generation Ready is the Nation’s leading professional development partner, working with superintendents, principals and teachers to elevate student achievement through professional learning services and targeted school and district solutions.  Created through acquisition by Weld North LLC in September of 2012, Generation Ready combines the deep expertise and resources of two long-renowned education organizations – Editure/AUSSIE Professional Development and JBHM Education Group.  Our mission is to support teachers and school leaders in order to educate a stronger, more vibrant generation of students prepared to meet life’s challenges.  In partnership with KKR, a leading global alternative asset manager, Weld North is an investment company that seeks to make control investments in lower and middle market education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses.

Generation Ready is looking to hire a Professional Development Writer/Course Developer for its Teacher Courses business.  This division, a special growth initiative under the Generation Ready umbrella, provides graduate-level distance learning courses that teachers take to enhance their practice and advance their career.  It currently offers a broad range of direct-to-teacher, print-based courses under the Enhancement Courses and Advancement Courses brands.  We are seeking writers to design and develop high-quality, online courses that will have a meaningful impact on classroom practice and student outcomes.  This position will work with the Associate Director of Curriculum and Instruction as well as a video production/editing group to write engaging and practice focused courses that synthesize classroom footage, existing content in the Generation Ready library, and current best practices/research to create a transformative learning experience for teachers.  This is a remote, contract position.

  • Plan and write a high quality online teacher education course(s) in a specific subject area (ELA, Math, Special Education, Science, Teacher Preparation, etc.)
  • Write detailed and concise syllabi for subject specific courses that include a course description, measurable objectives, learning outcomes, unit overviews, activities, and assessments
  • Write engaging, practice focused course content including formative assessments and a summative assessment
  • Work with the Associate Director of Curriculum and Instruction to storyboard course(s) for graphical video production
  • Use an Learning Management System (LMS) and Articulate Storyline (or something similar) to develop the online content
  • Organize course and content to leverage existing content in the Generation Ready library
Necessary Qualifications
  • A Master’s Degree
  • Teaching and professional development experience in content area with proven mastery
  • At least one year of curricular design experience for teachers
  • Experience creating curriculum demonstrating a deep knowledge of content, pedagogy, and current research
  • Experience creating interactive learning activities for adults
  • Experience and skill at creating assessments in alignment with an overall evaluation strategy
  • Experience incorporating the Common Core State Standards into curriculum design
  • Excellent organization, communication, and project management skills
  • A high attention to detail and a focus on efficiency
  • Strong technological skills including use of full Microsoft Office Suite and LMS
Additional Qualifications
  • ELA
    • Knowledge of both reading and writing strategies, current research, and assessment techniques for K-12
    • Knowledge of integration of the CCSS in ELA both within literacy classrooms and across subjects
  • Math
    • Knowledge of mathematic techniques, current research, and assessment techniques for K-8 or 9-12
    • Knowledge of integration of the CCSS in Math
  • Special Education
    • Extensive experience writing about special education needs to an adult audience
    • Knowledge of both learning and emotional disabilities
    • Familiarity and comfort creating content for development of IEPs, inclusion classrooms, and parent outreach
  • Science
    • Knowledge of constructivist science strategies, current research, and assessment techniques for K-8 or 9-12
    • Knowledge of NEXT Generation Science Standards
    • Familiarity and comfort creating content for including literacy and math in science instruction
  • Teacher Preparation
    • Extensive experience as a professional developer supporting new teachers, struggling teachers, and veteran teachers
    • Knowledge of parent engagement strategies and working with learners of diverse backgrounds
  • Other
    • We will be creating many courses, so if you have expertise in any of the following please apply (make sure to include what your expertise is in your cover letter title)
      • Classroom Management, Gifted and Talented, History, Cultural Competency, Character Development, Technology, Differentiation, Health, Coaching (sports), Leadership, etc.
Please apply with a cover letter (with desired content subject and last name in file name), resume, and work sample.  Generation Ready is an equal-opportunity employer.

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