Curriculum Writer, Upper Elementary for Code.org in Seattle, WA

Curriculum Writer, Upper Elementary

Code.org - Seattle, WA - Full time

Code.org - Seattle, WA - Full time

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Code.org is looking for an experienced Elementary educator with computer science experience, curriculum writing experience, and a passion for creating equitable courses that encourage girls and underrepresented minorities. Most teachers today have no background in computer science - help us build curriculum that supports them in teaching this foundational subject. Our K-5 course, CS Fundamentals, is growing at unprecedented rates across the world and we’re building our team to make sure the courses continue to improve. Join our team to help us revise the curriculum with best practices we’ve learned from tens of thousands of teachers and millions of students.While each Education team member takes ownership of large parts of projects, we share work and tasks across projects to make sure all of our projects are aligned under the same curriculum values and contribute to a cohesive K-12 CS pathway.In this role you will:

  • Collaborate with the CS Fundamentals Curriculum Development Manager and the broader Education team to design, develop, write, and improve Code.org’s elementary school curriculum.
  • Incorporate best practices for equity and pedagogy to create an engaging and approachable course for all elementary students and their teachers.
  • Actively seek and incorporate feedback from the team and through ongoing testing and evaluation of curriculum.
  • Support teachers of our curriculum by triaging and responding to help desk tickets and forum posts.
  • Travel up to 10% of your working time, depending on your location

Experience and Qualifications:Our ideal candidate has experience designing, developing, and writing computer science curriculum to standards; has strong leadership, writing and communications skills; is quick to pick up new technology, effectively prioritize and multi-task, and excel under pressure.You will be successful in this role if you have:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of computer science, including the concepts covered in the elementary through high school grade bands of the K-12 CS Framework (required)
  • Prior collaborative curriculum writing experience / activity design (required)
  • Recent upper elementary school (grades 4-6) classroom teaching experience (required, preferably experience across multiple grade bands)
  • Recent experience teaching elementary computer science (preferred, not required)
  • Fluency with and deep understanding of elementary pedagogy (required) Understanding of best practices to support an equitable classroom environment (required)
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education or Computer Science (preferred)
  • Experience/familiarity with the Code.org CS Fundamentals curriculum (preferred)
  • Experience/familiarity with other elementary school computer science products and courses (preferred)
  • Experience supporting and collaborating with other teachers on computer science lessons (preferred)

In addition, you:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check

Our team is based in Seattle and Chicago so those locations are preferred, but if you are based outside of these two areas you are welcome and encouraged to apply.Your application should include a resume and cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. In your cover letter, please include a link to lesson plan samples that are your original work, and highlight relevant experience designing and developing curricular materials. You may also choose to include a LinkedIn or related online profile.

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Curriculum Design

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