Learning Designer-Social Studies-Contract

Time4Learning - Remote - Part time

Time4Learning offers an online prek-12 curriculum to homeschooling families in mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies, as well as electives. Our standards-based, grade-appropriate curriculum contains thousands of interactive lessons and provides families with a flexible, student-paced program structure. We are dedicated to giving homeschooling families control over their children’s education and flexibility in when, where, and how their children study. Time4Learning has supported over one million homeschoolers since 2004.

The Learning Designer, Social Studies, supports the social studies curriculum strategy and design by prototyping, establishing development and writing guidelines, designing online learning experiencing, and monitoring the quality of content created for Time4Learning’s social studies program. The Learning Designer helps to research and develop our pedagogic approach and instructional models, as well as create formative and summative assessment blueprints in collaboration with the Education team, the Director, and the SVP of Product, Education, and Operations. The Learning Designer is a full-time contract role that will collaborate with internal staff, freelancers, and external vendors.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Design engaging, pedagogically sound and developmentally appropriate learning experiences and assessments that cover topics in U.S. History, economics, geography, government, and civics at the elementary level
  • Align and map state standards into a coherent elementary social studies program
  • Collaborate with Education team and Director to establish the end-to-end curriculum design, interactive learning experience framework, and support documentation that will be used by content and script writers to bring the interactive social studies program to life
  • Apply a variety of effective instructional methods to support student learning in an online environment, making sure learning experiences are accessible to all
  • Partner with the Director and Education team on prototype creation, wireframing, and sample scripts to provide models that reflect best practices in learning design and are appropriately aligned with the pedagogic and developmental needs of elementary students
  • Collaborate with Education team, Product Management, Technology, and UI/UX on visual designs and functional requirements of the lessons and activities
  • Interface with experts in social studies, DEI, geography, and instructional methods, gaining feedback and insights that can be implemented into the program
  • Manage time and resources appropriately, adhering to schedules for delivery of lessons
  • May be asked to participate in virtual field tests to ensure program design best reflects the needs of homeschooling families and remains academically rigorous

Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in education, social studies, instructional design, product design, or similar; Master’s degree preferred

5+ years’ experience in classroom teaching, education, and instructional design

3+ years’ experience creating social studies content within commercial education publishing or education technology organizations

Strong design sensibilities and ability to gain technical skills quickly

Previous experience interfacing with technology, design, and production staff

Experience designing and writing interactive learning experiences with the ability to write and edit, text and audio scripts that adhere to specific readability and design guidelines

Knowledge of UDL and experience with creating accessible learning experiences

Strong oral, written, and presentation communication skills

Ability to pivot and act quickly

High levels of collaboration and cross-functional skills and experience

Proficient with MS Office and G Suite (Google Drive and applications)

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Role

Curriculum Design

Experience Level

Mid Level

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