Sabbatical Research Opportunity - Math Teachers

Age of Learning - Glendale, CA - Full time

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Age of Learning, a leading innovator in the fields of educational technology and learning experience design for young learners, is expanding its curriculum into upper elementary and middle grades through a series of research and development projects. To assist in this work, we are offering one-year sabbatical research positions to two qualified mathematics teachers.

The position is available to:

  • One Middle Grades Math Teacher
  • One Upper Elementary Grades Math Teacher

Term: 10 or 12 months, beginning August/September 2017 or January/February 2018

Location: Glendale, CA

Position Title: Curriculum Research Associate

Qualifications/Skills/Abilities/Attitudes:

  • Experienced and skilled critical thinker capable of deep analysis of concepts, principles, skills, and data used to drive curriculum development
  • Exemplary writing skills with an emphasis on clarity, organization, and word precision
  • Deep experience with, and understanding of, appropriately developed and scaffolded learning sequences in math
  • 8+ years of experience teaching mathematics (5 in the target area, either middle school or elementary)
  • Curriculum development experience (outside of lesson planning)
  • Masters’ Degree in education, mathematics, or related subject
  • Specialized training and /or experience as a K-8 curriculum specialist in mathematics is a plus

Expectations:

  • Participate in the creation of math learning resources that will impact millions of students worldwide
  • Work in collaboration with curriculum specialists to analyze and create developmental learning trajectories
  • Learn from experienced curriculum specialists and game designers who are developing adaptive learning applications
  • Conduct research related to
    • Developmental learning trajectories in mathematics
    • Misconceptions or common problems students encounter when learning math
    • Approaches to teaching mathematics, strategies for supporting all learners and addressing misconceptions
    • Best practices in mathematics education

Benefits/Opportunities:

  • Collaborate with experts in the field
  • Impact millions of children
  • Deepen your own knowledge of mathematics education
  • Return to your classroom better prepared to address the needs of all students

Compensation:

  • Competitive with that of a full-time teaching position
  • Some housing assistance available

To be considered for eligibility to receive an application, please submit the following via https://app.jobvite.com/j?aj=oAVd5fwx&s=EdSurge by June 1st, 2017:

  • Current C.V. including:
    • Education and experience
    • List of publications, if any (authored and/or co-authored)
    • List of awards/achievements
    • List of conference presentations, professional development workshops, etc. that you have delivered (title, event, audience)
  • A short personal statement that explains why you are interested 

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