Subject Matter Expert - Elementary Science

Discovery Education - Multiple Locations or Remote - Full time

Subject Matter Expert (SME), Elementary Science

Who We Are:

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12 classrooms, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, assessment tools, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. We believe that access to dynamic learning experiences should not be dependent on a student’s location and are committed to partnering with ministries of education, school organizations, and like-minded corporations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that accelerate academic achievement. Our team is collaborative and mission-driven, continuously looking for innovative ways to enhance our services and expand our positive impact on the education universe. We offer the unique combination of being a recognized industry leader with global reach along with the excitement of operating as an entrepreneurial start-up focused on innovation and growth. If you are looking to work in a creative and fast-paced environment with talented and passionate people committed to changing the world through education, now is the time to join the Discovery Education team!

Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.

What You'll Do:

The Subject Matter Expert, Elementary Science, will be a key member of the team that builds industry-leading high quality print and digital science content for Discovery Education products. The individual will employ knowledge and understanding of sound scientific and pedogeological content to ensure that Discovery Education services are of highest educational quality. The Subject Matter Expert in Science will collaborate closely with the other teams in the Digital Instruction Group as well as independent contractors, and product development and systems engineering teams to develop digital products and services that meet the business needs of the company. The individual will work with the science instruction team to provide knowledge and application of current research and best practices associated with elementary instruction, including the authentic integration of literacy and differentiation for students. The Subject Matter Expert in Elementary Science will also provide support as needed to the partnerships and implementation teams and will provide input and direct support in development of sponsored products.

  • Ensure the alignment of products and curriculum to international, national, state, and district educational standards.
  • Facilitate and implement the development, quality assurance, production and writing of science content within DE products.
  • Collaborate with other members of the content/product development and systems engineering teams to support current research-based practices in elementary science instruction and digital learning environments.
  • Build collaborative relationships with independent contractors and vendors to ensure adherence to DE standards for quality and to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Develop content and assessment items for elementary students which envision the Framework for K-12 Science Education and are aligned with the vision for the Discovery Education program.
  • Develop support materials for science state curriculum adoption processes.
  • Troubleshoot and assist with ongoing school support for current Discovery Education product users related to science content within the Discovery Education online platform.
  • Share elementary science expertise and present DE products with teams across DE, including partnerships and implementation teams as needed.
  • Continue to improve science and pedagogical knowledge and skills through researching trends and sharing professional knowledge.
  • Collaborate with Discovery Education corporate partnership teams to develop standards-based content which extend learning for students outside of the classroom.

Who You Are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in elementary education, science education or an equivalent combination of skills, training, and experience is required
  • 3+ years’ experience in preK-5 science curriculum development
  • 3+ years’ experience with professional learning around the Next Generation Science Standards
  • Knowledge and experience in digital and blended instruction
  • Experience in development/publishing of digital education materials or products specific to science
  • Must have legal right to work in the United States

Discovery Education is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery Education is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

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Locations

Silver Spring, Maryland
San Diego, California
Los Angeles, California
San Francisco, California
Remote

Role

Curriculum Design

Experience Level

Mid Level

Discovery Education

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

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