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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Gigs

Curriculum Developer Consultant

STEM Curriculum Coordinator

Curriculum Designer

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Course Writer- Online (Freelance)


Other World Learning is preparing to help individuals pursue their educational and professional dreams within Metaphysical and Paranormal areas. We are currently seeking a Freelance Course Writer. This is an opportunity for an experienced educational writer to join a growing organization, and benefit from an ongoing professional relationship.

SUMMARY:
Course Writers need to write academic content for online programs in a variety of subject areas. Currently we are seeking a talented individual to create a stimulating course for adults in the following:

Ethics, Philosophy, Parapsychology, Religious Studies.


Course Writers are expected to write original, engaging content for online and hybrid courses. Course Writers will leverage their experience and knowledge in their field to compose educationally sound curricula that showcases an advanced experience for the student. Course Writers may be assigned to write course content for Introduction, Associates, Bachelors, and or Master’s level courses.

Course Writers will collaborate with Course Developers and administrators to produce project deliverables within set timelines.

Each course is expected to take approximately 13- 16 weeks to complete. 

Requirements:
  • Minimum Master’s degree, Terminal degree preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent writing, editing, and research skills
  • Advanced technology skills preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to act effectively and work collaboratively as a team member
  • Experience in online pedagogy and teaching required
  • Instructional Design background is not required, but desired.
  • Online learning and teaching experience required.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please send resume and links to examples of your work to: submissions@otherworldlearning.com

Monday, February 16, 2015

Seeking experienced college essay consultants for ongoing freelance position

Overview

Seeking experienced college essay consultants for ongoing freelance position. Provide essay consulting and revision services to high school students. Earn $100-$195 per essay on average.

This is a part-time opportunity with flexible scheduling. The majority of client work will occur July-December, although top candidates will have the opportunity to take on clients throughout the year.

Responsibilities

Consultants will be matched with clients for one of two service packages (details for each package below). Consultants may choose to work with one client at a time or several clients simultaneously. You will work with each client throughout their entire consulting experience, acting as their single dedicated consultant.

Complete Package Responsibilities
  • Guide client through entire essay process
  • Hold a ~30 minute Skype or phone consultation with the client
  • Assist in brainstorming essay topic, main points, and subpoints
  • Assist in creating essay outline
  • Provide guidance as student drafts essay
  • Revise essay for content, structure, and language, reaching out to student for more information as needed.
  • Complete additional rounds of revisions if necessary

Note: After the initial consultation, contact with client may occur via email.

Revision Package Responsibilities
  • Revise essay draft for content, structure, and language, reaching out to student for more information as needed.
  • Offer a Skype or phone consultation to review feedback (note: some clients will prefer email contact only)
  • Complete additional rounds of revisions if necessary


Requirements

Above all, we are looking for consultants who can help guide clients to college essay excellence. Of course, this requires top-notch writing and revision skills. But you’ll also need a knack for working with high school students - from explaining amorphous concepts to motivating discouraged students to do their best.

Successful candidates will generally have prior experience with college essay consulting and revision. The following will also be helpful:


  • Desire to work with both US and international clients: A significant portion of our clients are foreign students hoping to attend university in the United States.
  • Customer-service orientation: As the face of the company for clients, consultants commit to our promise of complete satisfaction.
  • Attention to detail: No typos, missed deadlines, etc.
  • Timeliness and responsiveness


Compensation

Complete package: $0.30/word ($195 for 650-word Common App essay)
Revision package: $0.20/word ($130 for 650-word Common App essay)

Top consultants will have the opportunity for pay raises after a demonstrated history of excellent work.

Organizational Structure and Support

One of our team members manages and supports all consultants through assignments. We’ll provide training to get you started and be available for help at any time. Have a difficult client? Faced with unrealistic client expectations? We won’t leave you to deal with the issue alone.

To apply, please email your resume to katerina.manoff@envisionhigh.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Editorial opportunity

Academic grant writer (biological sciences) :
 Looking for an academic editor who is comfortable working with material in biological/chemical sciences.

Subject area knowledge is unimportant as long as you are

- familiar with publishing in academic journals
- can demonstrate that you have have written and edited journal articles
- have submitted successful grant proposals to granting agencies such as NSERC/CIHR
- have edited tenure portfolios, CV, web content for academic faculty

A successful applicant must be able to

- work with table of contents functions in MS word
- be able to handle files produced using Endnote or other bibliographic software
- a good eye for document organization and attention to detail
- have a short and reliable turnaround time on manuscripts

If  you are working from home with young children or have an existing  position that is more than 30 hours a week, there is unlikely to be a  good fit! This work is very flexible, but requires long periods of  concentration to deadline. I will always query ahead to give you time to  plan your schedule, but I have had poor previous experience with  editors who are not working at editing as a full-time profession. If  your time is divided between many competing activities, it is unlikely  you will be able to keep the focus needed for this type of editorial  work.

It would be an asset if you have experience writing for the  web, as well as a good eye for document organization, layout and  design.

Benefits of this position:

- working with a very experienced editor (e.g. journals such as Nature) who has high standards and pays promptly
- exposure to a wide variety of challenging tasks that will provide valuable experience in grant-writing, journal editing
- an opportunity for longer-term (ongoing) work on a flexible schedule. Location: Remote Rate: $ 30-45 per hour based on experience  


Contact Name: A. Nissel-Joyce  
Email: alyssajoyce@startmail.com  

Monday, February 9, 2015

Math and Science Freelance Writers and Editors

Six Red Marbles is seeking qualified and experienced freelance writers and editors for K-12 Math and Science. Knowledge and skill requirements are outlined below.
RESUMES ONLY TO: a.shah@sixredmarbles.com
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Math 
Experience/Qualifications: Required
  • Educational publishing experience required, at least 3 recent years
  • writers minimum 3 years
  • editors minimum 5 years
  • content leads 7 years
  • supervising editors  7 years
  • Written and/or edited mathematics instructional material for publishing purposes, using latest approaches in mathematics teaching
  • Expertise in Common Core Math Standards for appropriate grade levels, along with the Mathematical Practice Standards
  • Assessments - experience with adaptive learning and concept mapping, HiSET, GED, SAT, ACT, PAARC, SMARTER BALANCE
  • Experience with district-level standards and DOK
  • Success in writing Interactive storyboards, including various template formats
Software
  • Microsoft Word and MathType
  • Drawing programs or other programs used to produce fairly accurate technical art as references for actual art producers
  • Familiarity with InCopy is a plus.
 
Science 
Experience/Qualifications Required
  • Educational publishing experience required 7-8 recent years
  • writers minimum 7 years
  • editors minimum 6 years
  • content leads 7 years
    • supervising editors: 8-10 years
    • Subject-matter expertise
    • Familiarity with latest approaches in science teaching
    • Curriculum development experience
  • Solid knowledge of writing and grammar
Science Category experience required
  • High School physical sciences: chemistry & physics 8-10 years
  • Middle School: chemistry & physics 8-10 years
  • Middle School - Earth Science 8-10 years
  • Elementary (K-6) Science: generalist 8-10 years
Nice to Have
  • High School Chemistry and Physics experience with ability to extend into Middle School as needed
Samples Required
  • sample of something that effectively instructs on a complex scientific topic
  • sample of writing for interactive media (storyboards, etc.)
  • sample of writing inquiry-based lab activities.
Software
  • Microsoft Word and Excel. Familiarity with InCopy and/or MathType a plus.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Generation Ready course developers

This also looks interesting:

http://www.generationready.com/

Professional Development Writer/Course Developer – Teacher Courses Business
Independent Contractor
Current opportunities in - Remote
Overview
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.

Responsibilities
  • 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.

Education article writers

A bit off the standard gig, but this looks great. Michele


Why U.S. News & World Report?
U.S. News prides itself in being a household name for over 80 years. Our dedication to providing accurate and useful information that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives has given us a strong reputation. As a digital news and information company, our ability to adapt to the changing media landscape has allowed us to thrive online.
If you are seeking an environment where your contribution helps people across the U.S. and worldwide make some of the most important decisions of their lives, and you want to work in a friendly environment where employees’ opinions are valued, then U.S. News is the place for you!  We offer a strong benefits package, including but not limited to: competitive compensation, health, dental, vision, 401K with a match as well as a variety of flexible spending accounts to match the needs of our employees.
U.S. News and World Report is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or gender identity. 
Please browse some of our current career opportunities below:

Freelance Education Writers

Department: Editorial
Location: Washington, DC
U.S. News & World Report, a publisher of news and information that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives, is actively seeking multiple, experienced contract/freelance higher education writers to expand the breadth of content available at usnews.com/education. U.S. News is based in Washington, D.C., but contractors/freelancers will work remotely.
We are looking for contract writers with expertise to cover the following topics on a weekly basis:
  • Online education, to supplement the Best Online Programs rankings and editorial coverage
  • International education, to supplement the Best Global Universities and Best Arab Region Universities rankings and editorial coverage
  • College savings (including 529 plans), to supplement the Paying for College coverage
Contractors/Freelancers will know how to write for the Web, with a talent for consumer-focused articles aimed at prospective students and parents. Our online articles, typically around 700-750 words, explore education trends, dispel myths and contain actionable advice for readers looking to make informed choices about higher education. We do not cover breaking news or the ins and outs of education policy.
Contractors/Freelancers should be able to cultivate a variety of sources, generate story ideas that do not duplicate existing content and work on deadline.
Please specify which of the three beats you are most interested in and qualified for, and include your resume as well as at least 2 writing clips that show your expertise in that specific beat. Please send all materials to mliccini@usnews.com and include "Freelance Higher Education Writer" in the subject line.

Monday, February 2, 2015