Temporary, Flexible Schedule
US National – Telecommute
CS Principles Summer Curriculum Writer at Code.org
United States of America
Code.org is looking for summer curriculum writers to assist in the development of its CS Principles curriculum during the summer of 2019. In this role, you will work closely with the curriculum team to revise lesson plans, resources, and assessments from our existing CS Principles curriculum.
Summer curriculum writers will be expected to work roughly 180 hours between mid-June and mid-August 2019, with some flexibility around candidate availability. At the beginning of the summer, summer curriculum writers will be trained virtually on Code.org’s in-house curriculum development tools and the curriculum development process. For the remainder of the summer, summer curriculum writers will be assigned individual lessons that they will be responsible for revising. Summer curriculum writers will be provided a detailed Understanding by Design style unit plan specifying the changes expected in each lesson.
Summer curriculum writers are not required to keep regular business hours, though it is preferred. They must be available a few times a weeks during regular business hours to discuss writing progress, ask questions, and review final submitted lessons.Summer curriculum writers will be paid a competitive hourly rate. This is a remote-friendly position.
Responsibilities of this position include:
Update resources in Code.org’s CS Principles curriculum based on specifications provided and a weekly deliverable schedule, including:
Track and communicate open questions encountered throughout the curriculum development process with the Code.org curriculum team
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants should have experience teaching the Code.org CS Principles curriculum and be deeply familiar with its resources, philosophy, and pedagogy. While summer curriculum writers can expect robust supports from the curriculum team, applicants should be be able to work independently and largely manage their own time in a remote setting. The ideal candidate will possess strong writing and communications skills, and be a tech-savvy self-starter who is able to multitask and excel under pressure.
We are also looking for the following qualities in an ideal candidate:
Deep familiarity with the Code.org CS Principles curriculum (required)
Strong writing and editing skills with an emphasis on clarity (required)
Familiarity with the Understanding by Design framework (preferred)
Prior experience designing curriculum and resources for other educators (preferred)
Comfortable with the foundational principles and concepts of computer science and programming (preferred)
Proficiency in working with Microsoft Office and/or Google Docs (required)
Editing , Proofreading , Education & Training , Writing