School Family Curriculum Consultant: Language Arts

PowerMyLearning - New York, NY - Part time


Position: School - Family Curriculum Consultant – Language Arts

Job Type:Contract

Location:National Office preferable; remote location possible

ABOUT PowerMyLearning

PowerMyLearning is a national non-profit that leverages technology to strengthen the learning relationships among students, teachers, and families so that all students can succeed. Our work fosters growth in teachers as instructional leaders, in parents as support partners, and in students as learners who can meet the challenge of high academic standards.We partner with schools, districts, and after-school hubs to provide teachers with coaching and students and parents with devices and training. Underlying our work is our free web platform, PowerMyLearning Connect, already in use in more than 40% of school communities nationwide. We have demonstrated impact on student achievement and love of learning; teacher instructional practices; and parental confidence.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

PowerMyLearning is looking for an experienced, innovative and passionate Language Arts educator, with strong experience developing rigorous curriculum aligned to Common Core State Standards that integrates digital resources, and is committed to and experienced in working with families as learning partners. The School - Family Curriculum Consultant – Language Arts will lead development of exemplar Family Playlists in Language Arts for grades 3 – 8, including home-based activities. This position is currently scheduled to end by July 2017.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create collection of Family Playlists in language arts for grades 3 – 8 to serve as exemplars for new interactive family initiative, including
    • Identifying high-quality, free, online digital learning activities and formative assessment items in Language Arts
    • Developing meaningful and compelling home-based activities that deepen student learning and family engagement

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Passion for PowerMyLearning’s mission
  • Strong working knowledge of Common Core State Standards in Language Arts & Literacy, including best practices for determining and creating alignment of digital learning content to standards
  • Strong knowledge of research in literacy development, including use of digital programs and tools
  • Strong working knowledge of digital learning landscape, especially open educational resources (OER)
  • At least 3 years teaching experience in Language Arts in grades 3 – 8, including experience incorporating digital resources
  • Proven commitment and track record in creating meaningful school-family learning links
  • Strong project management skills including ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Exceptionally organized with great attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, especially writing and editing succinct externally-facing text for teachers, students, and families
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant area; Master’s degree preferred

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY

Please send a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, your current/most recent salary, and how you heard about this opportunity, to jobs@powermylearning.org using the following conventions:

Subject line: School - Family Curriculum Consultant – Language Arts

Cover Letter: yourfirstname_yourlastname_coverletter.doc

Resume: yourfirstname_yourlastname_resume.doc

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

PowerMyLearning is an equal opportunity employer. PowerMyLearning strives to practice and champion inclusiveness in our communities, and we aim to honor the diverse strengths, needs, voices, and backgrounds of all members of our communities. Candidates from traditionally marginalized communities are especially encouraged to apply.

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Experience Level

3 to 5 years

PowerMyLearning

PowerMyLearning is a national non-profit that leverages technology to strengthen the learning relationships among students, teachers, and families so that all students can succeed. Our work fosters growth in teachers as instructional leaders, in parents as support partners, and in students as learners who can meet the challenge of high academic standards.We partner with schools, districts, and after-school hubs to provide teachers with coaching and students and parents with devices and training. Underlying our work is our free web platform, PowerMyLearning Connect, already in use in more than 40% of school communities nationwide. We have demonstrated impact on student achievement and love of learning; teacher instructional practices; and parental confidence.

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