Part-time

US Division

Office: New York

EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CENTER (EDC)
EDC is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms.  EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives.
 
EDC is committed to diversity in the workplace.
 
The Center for Children and Technology has an opening for a Senior Curriculum/Instructional Design Associate, reporting to the Managing Project Director, in New York City.
                                                               
EDC is looking for an experienced science curriculum writer to join an interdisciplinary team developing a new digital curriculum focused on teaching science with data. Ideally, the candidate will bring expertise in high school biology, earth science or environmental science teaching, with an emphasis on helping students grapple with compelling questions using data.
 
Recently or soon-to-be-retired master science teachers are especially encouraged to apply.  The one to two-year position is at approximately 50% time, and benefits eligible, but there are many opportunities for increased time and responsibility.
 
Zoom In!  Teaching Science with Data is an NSF-funded project building digital curriculum units that help high school science teachers develop students’ data skills as part of regular instruction.
 
The Senior Curriculum Designer will work closely with project scientists, instructional designers, researchers and web developers, and will be responsible for writing and revising 3-4 teaching units in biology or earth science that include compelling questions, rich data sets, thoughtful prompts and final written products.  He or she will also have the opportunity to shape a new approach to making data literacy part of science instruction in significant ways.                    
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The person in this position is expected to conceptualize and write inquiry-based instructional units at the high school level that reflect both sound science content and careful scaffolding of student skills in data analysis, scientific argumentation, and the use of evidence. Experience in developing such units is essential. 
 
The Senior Curriculum/Instructional Design Associate is responsible for a critical part of a large, very complex project, involving:
 
• Conceptualizing and writing science units that address important national and state standards
• Developing inquiry questions and writing tasks that can be addressed using ‘big data’ as evidence
• Working collaboratively on an instructional development team, and offering feedback and support to other lesson developers
• Evaluating open-source science data sets for their applicability to high school science learning tasks
 
 
The Senior Curriculum/Instructional Design Associate
• Participates in feedback exchanges; provides expertise to others
• Oversees quality and compliance
• Oversees administrative and logistical coordination
• Troubleshoots complex problems and coordinates solutions
• Does on-site work (schools, etc.)
 
The person is also expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. The job requires adherence to EDC policies & procedures.
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS
This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently and effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal & organizational skills. Specific requirements:
 
• Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education & experience required
• Educational certification in a related discipline preferred
• PhD or equivalent in a related discipline preferred
• With Master’s degree, 7–10 years related experience in the disciplinary area, social science or public health research, education, training, curriculum design, consulting, organizational development or administrative management, including solid experience with computer applications, instructional design, and Internet research
• With PhD, 2–4 years related experience (as above)
• Multimedia technology skills
• 1–3 years’ prior project management or program development experience; demonstrable leadership skills
• Science teaching expertise at the high school level, ideally in biology and/or earth science.
• Experience developing inquiry-based pedagogies focused on helping students understand and use data
 
CONTACT
EDC, 96 Morton Street, New York, NY 10014
No phone calls, please
 
Posted: 9/19/17
 
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