Curriculum Developer – High-School Computer Science Program
Leading-edge project seeks a dynamic and collaborative individual who has an established record of engagement and accomplishments in curriculum development at the K-12 level to be the Curriculum Developer of the Computer Science Program.
The Curriculum Developer (CD) will develop a curriculum for the Computer Science Program and build a framework for academic practice and curriculum delivery. The CD will also play a strategic role in promoting best practices in teaching, learning and assessment, developing the academic staff, and supporting study skills for students.
This position will work closely with the Executive Director and Project team and take on special projects as requested by the Project Director. The work will draw heavily on Code.org, CSUnplugged.org and Bootstrap.org, to be assembled in an age-appropriate and leading-edge curriculum.
This position represents a rare opportunity to be part of building a world-class high school Computer Science curriculum. It will be a full-time position by November 1st (part-time until then). Location is flexible in the Greater Boston area (including coastal NH and ME), but the CD will need to be in Maine at least 2-3 weeks (days interspersed) during year 1 of assignment.
Key responsibilities: • Collaborate with the Program Directors and Industry Experts to create a leading-edge coherent K-12 Computer Science Program (with eventual specializations in Blockchain, Cybersecurity, AR/VR/Gaming, etc.) scheduled to be implemented in the fall of 2019. This includes a highlevel program curriculum as well as a general syllabus for each core course, specialization courses, and free electives initially offered within the curriculum, co-op, and capstone projects. The curriculum will need to conform to Computer Science standards for excellence and the requirements for accreditation by CSTA. • Establish standard operating procedures for the development, evaluation, and revision of the program’s courses. Identify the assessment instruments, rubrics, and outcome measures consistent with Computer Science standards. • Ensure the use of effective technology in the teaching-learning process. • Communicate with the project team to incorporate feedback both before and during the curriculum development. • Recommend staffing to ensure adequate coverage of courses for the inaugural teaching plan. • Define the quality and characteristics of the student and staff profile within the Program.
• B.S. or higher degree in relevant fields, including computer science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, etc. • Requisite specialty expertise and documented educational experience: at least ten years of experience • Strong record of accomplishment in K-12 education curriculum development and implementation with national or international standards. • English proficiency in reading, speaking, writing, and teaching. • Experience of working in multidisciplinary and collaborative educational teams. • Strong knowledge/experiences in educational technology/T&L pedagogy.
The successful candidate will also demonstrate a variety of entrepreneurial skills including: Culture-fit characteristics: • Self-motivated • Results orientation • Ability to work under high pressure • Efficient multitasking skills • Flexibility in approaches Professional competencies: • Professional and ethical behavior • Solid organizational skills • Effective communication skills • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
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