Computer Science Curriculum Designer

RePublic Schools - Nashville, TN - Full time


Who We Are

RePublic was founded on the belief that digital literacy is the key to dismantling historic barriers to equality in the South. In addition to providing a rigorous academic program in traditional subjects, RePublic’s unique curriculum introduces computer programming to students in 5th grade and continues teaching and building upon this foundation until high school graduation. Each student will graduate with programming abilities that rival those of an entry-level programmer, before even stepping foot on a college campus.

In the pursuit of impacting the future of all children in the South, RePublic partners with schools throughout the region implementing the RePublic Computer Science program. RePublic's Computer Science Curriculum Designer will work with the CS team to create and provide a world-class curriculum for teachers, and to ensure any committed educator has the tools to be a highly effective CS teacher. Our team drives the development of this program, bringing an unprecedented opportunity to all children across the South.

What You’ll Do

Overview

In the 2017/2018 school year, the RePublic Computer Science program will support over 30,000 students and teachers as they implement our curriculum, from 5th to 12th grade. RePublic’s Computer Science Curriculum Designer will support the development of our Computer Science curriculum and training program for RePublic Schools and all partner districts.

Responsibilities

  • Create and revise computer science curricula, including daily materials, unit plans, and assessments;
  • Develop year-long coursework in objective oriented, full stack languages for a high school audience;
  • Align curricular materials to the AP Computer Science Principles Framework to ensure all scholars are set up for success when engaging with Advanced Placement content;
  • Develop and lead in person trainings and professional development across the South for teachers implementing the RePublic Computer Science program;
  • Create online content training to address the needs of teachers implementing RePublic's CS curriculum;
  • Plan and lead interactive video tutorial sessions on computer science content knowledge for teachers and school and/or district leaders;
  • Observe computer science instruction across our network of schools and support school leaders in prioritizing next steps for teachers to ensure that computer science instruction is implemented at a consistently high level across the network; and
  • Create systems to ensure leaders and teachers are able to use data to drive computer science instruction.

Who You Are

Our ideal Computer Science Curriculum Designer will have an unwavering belief that all students can achieve at an exceptionally high level. Additionally, an idea candidate can demonstrate exemplary results in at least two of the fields: curriculum creation, teacher training, and CS knowledge. Beyond that, a successful candidate will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree with a preference for a graduate degree in education, curriculum creation, or a computer science related field;
  • Teaching experience, specifically in Computer Science, highly preferred;
  • Experience creating curriculum that provides differentiated support with a demonstrated track record of high student achievement strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage many different requests and projects simultaneously;
  • Experience creating, organizing and implementing training/professional development sessions to a variety of stakeholders, and an ability to present effectively to diverse audiences;
  • An ability to deconstruct complex problems and develop coherent, actionable strategies;
  • A demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly, succinctly and persuasively such that expectations are clear, timelines are delineated, and excellence is defined;
  • A customer-service mindset with a genuine desire to ensure that users of the content you develop are satisfied and would recommend RePublic's CS curriculum to others; and
  • A passionate commitment to the mission of RePublic Schools, and a genuine belief that all students can achieve academic excellence

Salary is competitive and commensurate based on experience. Compensation at RePublic includes a comprehensive benefits package.

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Experience Level

1 or more years

RePublic Schools

RePublic Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools based in Nashville, TN and Jackson, MS with a mission to reimagine public education in the South and prepare all of our scholars to graduate from college. In addition to providing a world-class traditional academic curriculum, we empower our students to be change-makers by teaching them to code – starting in the 5th grade.

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