Professional Learning Independent Contractor

Discovery Education - Multiple Locations - Part time

Who We Are:

As the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12 classrooms worldwide, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional learning, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education’s services are available in approximately half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries around the globe. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement.

What You’ll Do:

Our independent contractors support K-12 partnerships by developing and delivering professional learning sessions to customers that will result in successful implementation of Discovery Education’s products and services. The ideal candidate will have experience in delivering and designing professional learning, deep knowledge of adult learning theory, and an understanding of educational technology. Ability to work in a fast-paced, virtual environment is a must.

An Independent Contractor is self-employed and:

Determines his or her availability.

Provides all of his/her own equipment (laptop, cell phone, etc.).

Invoices for payment upon the completion of freelance work.

Possesses the knowledge and skills needed to perform the work for which he/she is hired.

Core Responsibilities

All independent contractors:

  • Learn functional and educational aspects of Discovery Education Streaming services and the Techbook services (Math, Science, and Social Studies).
  • Understand the assets, structure, and content of the Discovery Education products/services.

Professional Learning Facilitation

  • Prepare thoroughly for all aspects of professional development deliveries.
  • Deliver high quality professional development services that are both dynamic and steeped in adult learning principles.
  • Adapt to meet the professional needs of the participants in the sessions being delivered.

Who You Are:

Ideal candidates will have have served as K-12 educators or administrators. They will have a deep familiarity with the aspects of quality professional learning and possess the necessary skill set to deliver excellent professional learning to educators nationally.

  • Minimum of 5 years in education in a K-12 setting
  • Exceptional interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Experience in facilitating quality professional learning for educators
  • Familiarity with education technology and understanding of instructional practices
  • Strong knowledge of educational and professional development best practices
  • Content expertise in Math, Science, or Social Studies
  • Ability to operate successfully in a virtual environment
  • Ability to travel

Additional Qualifications(preferred but not required)

  • Familiarity with Discovery Education products
  • School-based experience with Next Generation Science Standards
  • Deep understanding of Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice
  • STEM/STEAM experience
  • Administrator experience
  • Formal Coaching experience
  • Fluent in Spanish

If interested in either professional learning opportunity, please visit the Discovery Education Professional Learning Recruitment webpage. To begin your application, please access the start application button at the bottom of this page. 

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Locations

Los Angeles, California
San Diego, California
San Francisco, California
San José, California

Role

Customer Implementation / Customer Success

Experience Level

Mid Level

Discovery Education

As the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12 classrooms worldwide, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional learning, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. 

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