Job Details

Requisition Number 15-0632
Post Date 6/30/2017
Title Precalculus Curriculum Writer / Subject Matter Expert (Independent Contractor)
City Home-based
Description

Company Summary:
Connections Education is a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual education solutions for students in grades K–12.  Since 2001, the company’s Connections Academy has delivered individualized learning to students through virtual public schools. In the 2014-15 school year, Connections Academy supports 29 virtual public schools in 25 states – serving more than 60,000 students. Connections Education delivers blended (online and on-site) learning in select states via Nexus Academy schools, while students worldwide seeking a private online school can attend International Connections Academy. The Connections Learning by Pearson division meets the needs of schools, school districts, and other institutions looking to develop and enhance their online learning programs. Connections Learning by Pearson delivers a full range of targeted digital learning solutions to the K–12 education community including online courses, a program for homebound students, a digital learning platform, and private and public online schools. Connections Education is based in Baltimore, Maryland and was named a 2014 “Top Workplace” by the Baltimore Sun and a 2013 “Best Place to Work” by Baltimore magazine. Regularly recognized for its outstanding curriculum and leadership, Connections Education is committed to expanding quality education through technology, and helping students achieve both academic and personal success. Connections Education is part of the global education company, Pearson. 

 

Position Summary:

 

Working as an independent contractor from home, the Precalculus Curriculum Writer/Subject Matter Expert is responsible for developing and supporting curriculum.

This may include developing new curriculum; reviewing existing curriculum; modifying, extending, and revising existing lessons; aligning curriculum to state standards; formulating formative and summative assessments; and creating or modifying content so that it is accessible for all students. Effective communication with the Curriculum and Instruction Management team, other Curriculum Specialists, Editors, Senior Product Manager, and the Director of Curriculum Development is essential.

Candidates with background knowledge and expertise in online learning, curriculum development, Section 508 standards and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), and learning management platforms are encouraged to apply.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop curriculum in both online and offline formats
  • Align curriculum to state standards
  • Develop lessons and activities to meet specific state standards
  • Develop assessments, for both online and offline formats
  • Adapt existing lessons to meet program needs
  • Adapt existing content to meet accessibility standards
  • Identify innovative strategies to meet the curricular demands of the program
  • Work with curriculum, editorial, and accessibility teams to develop a comprehensive and consistent academic program
  • Provide subject matter expertise as needed for various company efforts
  • Staying current on most recent subject area strategies, trends, and initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements

These contractual positions are temporary and are usually paid per piece. These positions will be home-based and may be part-time or full-time.

  • Bachelor’s degree in precalculus, calculus, or a related field, master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of three (3) years successful teaching experience
  • Minimum of two (2) years of curriculum development experience
  • Accessibility writing or editing is a plus
  • Must enjoy a challenging work environment that requires significant flexibility, self-direction, and creativity
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Technologically proficient (especially with Microsoft Office programs)
  • Excellent organization, time management, and attention to detail skills
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines
  • Must be able to work effectively as part of a team and independently
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