Job Details

Requisition Number 17-2233
Post Date 7/21/2017
Title Middle School Science Curriculum Writer (Independent Contractor)
City Home-based
Description

Company Summary:
Founded in 2001, Connections Education is a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable online education solutions for schools, school districts, and students in grades K–12. It serves families and schools with a variety of digital learning and online school solutions including Connections Academy, International Connections Academy, and Pearson Connexus. In 2017, Connections Education brings full-time online and blended school to 65,000 students across the U.S. and abroad, and delivers online courses to over 340,000 students. In total, over 400,000 students in the U.S. and 48 countries will receive online learning from Connections Education in 2017. Connections Education is based in Baltimore, Maryland and was named a “Top Workplace” by the Baltimore Sun for the third consecutive year 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 Middle School Science Curriculum Writer will collaborate with the Curriculum Development team to enhance computer-based lessons in our middle school (grades 6-8) Science courses to meet state standards. Effective communication with the Project Managers and other Curriculum Development team members is essential. Candidates with experience in content development in the areas of Science and developing standard aligned lesson content are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

The Middle School Science Curriculum Writer’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Evaluate computer-based lessons and assessments for alignment to state science standards;
  • Develop and add new content to existing lessons to align to state standards, as well as develop new questions to assess state standards;
  • Ensure that new content is accurate as w ell as consistent with principles of quality educational lesson and assessment design;
  • Ensure that the new content aligns to the accessibility guidelines;
  • Work with Project Managers and the Curriculum Development team to maintain a comprehensive and consistent student experience; and
  • 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.

  • Experience teaching and delivering online instructional material
  • Prior content/assessment development experience
  • Degree in Science Education (post-secondary degree a plus), or equivalent content area expertise in Science
  • Content development experience in Science
  • Ability to positively receive constructive feedback in order to improve the quality of work
  • Ability to follow explicit instructions consistently, but also to exercise good judgment when making work-related decisions
  • Must work well in an environment that requires flexibility and creativity
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and follow-through skills 
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail Oriented
  • Technologically proficient (especially with Microsoft Office programs)
  • Must be able to work effectively as part of a team and independently                

The following equipment will need to be provided by you, as the employee, when working from home:

  • 2nd monitor (Preferred)
  • Mouse (Preferred)
  • Keyboard (Preferred)
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