Early Literacy Specialist

SquarePanda Inc - Sunnyvale, CA - Full time

SquarePanda Inc - Sunnyvale, CA - Full time

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Are you an elementary educator that believes all students deserve a great foundation in literacy through innovative technologies? Do you have experience implementing balanced literacy best practices in pre-K through 1st classrooms?

Square Panda is looking for an early literacy specialist for our growing team to help us take our curriculum offering to the next level. The candidate will report directly to the director of research and curriculum and play a key role in developing the core content, including content for digital games as well as storybooks, workbooks and relevant supplemental material.

Responsibilities

Create developmentally appropriate early reading curriculum items and activities.

Ensure application of best-practice approaches in the teaching of concepts, principles, information and skills.

Help drive the development of a comprehensive early reading curriculum scope and sequence aligned to common-core and similar state standards.

Work with members of the curriculum team to create knowledge maps and identifying gaps using existing learning objectives.

Assist in the creation of content for offline learning materials to complement digital learning experiences, such as lesson plans and other relevant classroom materials

Required qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or above in English Language Arts, Education & Teaching, Cognitive Learning Science, or related field

Extensive knowledge of pre-K through 1st curriculum and instructional practices, preferably 3+ years of experience teaching English language arts in an elementary self-contained classroom, with at least 1 year in grades pre-K through 1st

In-depth knowledge of the English Language

Deep experience with, and understanding of, appropriately developed and scaffolded learning sequences.

Significant experience in teaching balanced literacy, guided reading programs, phonics, etc.

Experience with ELA performance based assessment.

Experience in designing custom curriculum content and materials to fit student’s needs

Strong technology skills

Ability to work successfully in a diverse team

Experience in designing/developing interactive educational programs or applications is a plus

Experience at an education technology company or educational publishing or products company is a plus

Self-motivated team player with "can-do" attitude, who is comfortable in a fast-moving start-up environment

A passion for the educational technology and early reading space

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Role

Ela Teacher

Experience Level

Mid Level

SquarePanda Inc

Square Panda is an educational technology startup dedicated to helping kids acquire the skills they need to be a fluent reader. 

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