K-5 Social Studies Curriculum Specialist

ASU Prep Academy Digital - Remote - Full time


Are you ready to join a world class innovation team that is changing the landscape of education? Inspired and led by ASU’s charter, the ASU Prep Digital (ASUPD) Product Team’s goal is to build learning experiences that significantly improve student performance and provide access to educational pathways that enable a better life. The learning platform and full suite of next-generation courses on the ASUPD roadmap will leverage adaptive technologies to meet students where they are with fully personalized learning and individualized pacing. Additionally, these products will feature entirely custom experiential learning environments that are built leveraging the most engaging and immersive technologies to design a discovery-based, learner outcome-centered, approach. Drawing from ASU’s culture of innovation, the ASU Prep Digital Product team is creating the future of learning.

We are looking for a nimble, creative, and organized Curriculum Specialist to join our growing product development team. This role will support the development of ASU’s elementary line of next generation of learning products for ASU Prep Digital and ASU Preparatory Academy, specifically the Learning Cloud product suite. Serving as the expert in content, standards, assessments, innovation, and storyboarding, the Curriculum Specialist will design from a whole product knowledge base.

The Curriculum Specialist collaborates with a Curriculum Writer and the Digital Product Architect in the preparation, design, and development of digital content and assessments for specific subject area(s). The Curriculum Specialist assists in reviewing content and assessments, and works with vendors to create quality learning experiences. The Curriculum Specialist maintains regular contact with the Arizona Department of Education and additional agencies to remain knowledgeable with standards and current K12 educational issues.

The Curriculum Specialist is responsible for the course curriculum development of digital products. This position will focus on both the quality and compliance of K-5 online course curriculum as well as managing the timeline for development and deployment of products.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Educational Technology, Instructional Design or related field, Masters preferred
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in K-5 Online Curriculum Development
  • Valid Teaching Certificate in subject area, any state acceptable
  • Experience with the state and national standards in academic and social-emotional learning essential
  • Three (3) years minimum experience as an educator in specified subject area and grade level
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.


  • Design and development of digital content and assessments
  • Construct and outline lessons and assessments aligned with state standards with a focus on Discovery Learning and Universal Design Learning
  • Design and development content and assessments that align to state and national standards
  • Design and development of content and assessments that prepare students for high stakes testing
  • Ongoing review of content and assessments created by content writers, making strategic recommendations for quality products
  • Work directly with leadership to coordinate timelines and deliverables for digital course curriculum as well as manage curriculum timelines
  • Initiate strategies to maintain project scope and prevent scope creep
  • Curate a product that is differentiated and personalized to meet the needs of all learners
  • Work with curriculum developers in best practices of online curriculum development and design
  • Outline course content to reflect inclusivity and align with DEI (Diversity Equity Inclusion) principle
  • Lead curriculum implementation to online platforms, while ensuring alignment to standards
  • Create innovative and engaging learning experiences
  • Work collaboratively with Product team members
  • Review and identify vendors that provide quality content and/or assets
  • Must maintain efficiency by meeting deliverable timelines, schedule and coordinate meetings, utilize resources, and communicate with respect
  • Additional duties assigned as necessary

(These essential functions are not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required.)


  • Knowledge of subject matter, pedagogy, and digital curriculum design
  • Experience creating Scope and Sequences
  • Strong understanding of progression models and vertical articulation of the content area
  • Experience with Backwards Design, Universal Design Learning, 504/508
  • Experience applying instruction to digital curriculum design
  • Experience in K-5 instructional best practices
  • Experience with implementation of copyright standards
  • Experience with DEI principles
  • Experience with Project Based and/or Problem Based Learning
  • Outstanding organizational abilities, in particular, the capacity to manage several different work-streams at one time and proactivity drive programs forward and coordinate the involvement of all the relevant stakeholders
  • Excellent oral communications skills and ability to distill complex information into clear messages that will resonate with various audiences, as well as strong written communication skills
  • Experience managing sensitive reputational issues and/or crises
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Adaptive nimble problem solving skills


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. The employee must use hands, arms and fingers to input data, handle, feel or reach. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs. such as boxes, supplies, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

TRAVEL: Occasional travel may be required for site visits, meetings, trainings and/or conferences. Locations may vary and may require overnight stays.

This job description is subject to change at any time.

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Curriculum Design

Experience Level

Mid Level

ASU Prep Academy Digital

Higher Ed/School ASU Preparatory Digital Academy, sponsored by Arizona State University is an innovative K-12 virtual school.
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