Learning Designer

LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. - Emeryville, California - Full time

POSITION SUMMARY

The Learning Team at LeapFrog is responsible for the educational quality of content and pedagogy across a range of products including interactive games, books, toys, platforms, and web for LeapFrog and select VTech products. Maintaining and enhancing high-quality learning design is a core company value, fundamental to our competitive advantage. The Learning Designer will work on multiple projects simultaneously, and design and direct from a learning-forward perspective throughout the development cycle of each product. The Learning Designer will also consult on packaging claims, research competitive products, review and curate third-party content, support kid-usability and original research, and serve as a resource across the company on topics associated with their expertise. The Learning Designer reports to the Director, Learning Team.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Acts as the internal expert on the intersection of children, technology, and learning.
  • Advises production teams, game designers, product designers, and company leaders on appropriate content, pedagogy and assessment strategies.
  • Articulates learning objectives and designs curricular questions that seamlessly weave education into entertaining experiences.
  • Reviews production materials and product prototypes and makes design recommendations.
  • Maintains a library of relevant resources and external consultants.
  • Stays current on related scholarly and business trends.
  • Support usability testing, product testing, and original research.
  • Helps to maintain and grow LeapFrog's proprietary curriculum scope and sequence and works with communications teams to ensure accurate description of our learning products and titles.

SPECIFIC JOB SKILLS

  • Knowledge of how children learn and develop, especially ages 0 - 8 years.
  • Familiar with traditional and innovative strategies for teaching, learning and assessment in both formal and informal settings.
  • 5+ years of experience teaching with, or designing, technology-enhanced learning materials in informal learning environments or early childhood classrooms.
  • Experience in the design and analysis of learning across media and product types.
  • Experience working with, or designing for, families a plus.
  • Familiar with product development processes a plus.
  • Experience planning and conducting workshops.
  • Excellent presentation, communication and collaboration skills.
  • Strong organizational skills coupled with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Highly self-motivated.
  • Strong dedication to helping children achieve their potential.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Master’s degree (required) or PhD (preferred) in Child Development, Education, the Learning Sciences, or a related field, and 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in the area of teaching and/or designing technology enhanced learning materials; or any combination of experience and education that provides the necessary skills, knowledge and ability to perform assigned tasks.

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Role

Curriculum Design

Experience Level

Mid Level

LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.

LeapFrog is a leading designer and publisher of award-winning, innovative, educational game products for kids. Join our excellent team as we develop brand-new, cutting-edge technology and learning games for a whole new generation.

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