Curriculum Writer (Science) - Institute for School Partnerships
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR67454
The full-time Curriculum Writer (Science) position for the Institute for School Partnerships is a time limited position, for up to two years, with the possibility of extension. This position may be able to work up to 100% remotely. This position is responsible for for supporting revisions to the mySci K-5 science curriculum. The revisions are based on the Ambitious Science Teaching Framework and alignment to the NGSS EQuIP Rubric and EdReports Science K-5 Criteria and Evidence.
Collaborative work with the option to work remotely. The Curriculum Writer may be required to attend public events, meetings and functions outside normal working hours, and will be expected to work some weekends as a function of their normal job responsibilities. Some travel, locally, nationally, and internationally may be required to support the creation of on-location digital resource.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Collaborates with an Instructional Specialist to revise the curriculum (i.e. teacher guides, student journals, and student facing slides) based on:
Alignment to NGSS EQuIP rubric and EdReports standards.
The goals of the ISP of making the curriculum more equitable, accessible, and engaging for all students, and more streamlined for teachers to use.
Develops formative and summative assessments, including rubrics and teacher guidance for using assessment data.
Develops grade-level appropriate readings and other resources that support differentiation within the curriculum.
Contributes to the design of videos and other multimedia content used to support teachers to understand and implement the mySci K-5 Program.
Meets with the Instructional Specialist Team to engage in a needs assessment and determines revisions for a given unit that align to research based best practices.
Performs other duties as assigned and participate in general ISP activities.
Bachelorâ™s degree in education or science discipline.
Knowledge of research based K-5 science instructional strategies.
K-12 classroom teaching experience, preferably K-5; Two years or more.
Familiarity with Common Core Math and ELA standards.
Knowledge of the Ambitious Science Teaching Framework.
Deep understanding of and dedication to equity, best practices to support equitable classroom. environments, and gender- and culturally-responsive teaching practices.
Understanding of accessibility standards and multimedia best practices.
Ability to work collaboratively with a team.
Ability to set priorities, and to schedule and follow through on multiple tasks to meet deadlines.
Proficiency using Google suite applications.
Proficiency creating multimedia that supports the curriculum (lab tutorials, unit and lesson-level overview videos).
Science content expertise.
Knowledge of NGSS standards.
Experience with science curriculum and assessment development.
A Bachelorâ™s Degree in Instructional Development or Design, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience (Three to five years preferred).
$53,900.00 - $92,200.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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