Seeking High School Science Curriculum and Instructional Materials Developers
Position Start Date: December 30, 2020
Position End Date: October 2022; October 2023; or December 2023 (dependent upon role)
Six Red Marbles (SRM) is accepting, for pre-screening, applicant qualifications for a large high school science curriculum development project. All hiring is term-of-project and contingent upon competitive funding. The project will require several expert secondary science educators, as well as specialists in NGSS 3D learning, equity and inclusion in the classroom, and assessment. Most positions are full time, though highly qualified current practitioners who wish to work part time in order to retain their classroom teaching positions will be welcomed.
This team of instructional materials developers will work collaboratively to develop multi-unit high school courses designed faithfully in accordance with sophisticated development guidelines, instructional models, and the Next Generation Science Standards.
The collaborative development will occur both among SRM team members and with multiple other partnering organizations. Developers will be responsible for
- developing program scope and sequences
- writing teacher and student materials
- developing and curating appropriate science resources to support student learning (e.g., data, images, videos, simulations)
- assisting in the production process to finalize the materials for field testing
- evaluating materials internally according to the EQuIP Rubric
- revising materials to incorporate external evaluative data and feedback
These positions require background in secondary science education and experience in developing and evaluating instructional materials.
Minimum Experiential Requirements
- Experience developing both student- and teacher-facing materials for middle and/or high school science instruction
- Instructional virtuosity with phenomenon-driven, problem-based, and three-dimensional science teaching and learning
- Deep acquaintance with the Next Generation Science Standards and the Framework for K–12 Science Education (National Research Council)
- Science content and pedagogical knowledge in at least two of the following high school disciplinary areas: physics; chemistry; biology; earth, space, and/or environmental sciences
- Superior knowledge in the areas of assessment and classroom diversity, equity, and inclusion
Essential Skills and Qualities
- Strong internal motivation and the ability to manage complex work, to achieve both broad and specific goals, and to meet ambitious deadlines
- Collegial disposition and the ability to collaborate effectively on a diverse team and with partners with varying priorities
- A commitment to equity and social justice in education
- The ability to engage fully and communicate effectively while working remotely
- Superior writing ability
Desirable Experience and Expertise
- Support of emergent multilingual learners
- Work with underserved populations and populations underrepresented in science
- Six Red Marbles has US offices in Austin, Boston, and Brattleboro, VT. However, we anticipate remote work arrangements for these positions.
- These positions require the ability for developers to test given classroom and lab activities for inclusion in instruction. Access to suitable facilities for such trials is desirable.
- Salary range: The annual salary range for these positions established as full time is $75,000–$80,000, depending on experience and qualifications.
Why Six Red Marbles
Do you believe learning matters? Well, we do too.
In fact, our entire business is built around the idea that we are all always learning and therefore always students. We believe everyone deserves the most engaging and innovative learning experiences available, and our employees are the secret to our success. Our values include:
- Doing right by our people and partners
- Taking an innovative, tech-forward approach to engage students of all ages
- Putting the learner first in the content we create
- Being transparent in all we do and how we do it
- Working together to find the best solution, not the easiest solution
- Embracing that we are Always a Student
About Six Red Marbles
Six Red Marbles delivers high-quality educational programs at scale and has decades of experience developing custom materials and assessments that can align with any educational standard. We have developed thousands of interactive learning programs for schools, publishers, universities, and more with the support of our global network of subject matter experts. Six Red Marbles has offices in Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Brattleboro, VT; Delhi, India; and Chennai, India.
Six Red Marbles is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
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To commence the application process, please complete this survey.
Upon completion of the survey, applicants will be prompted to attach the following items:
- Cover Letter—Be sure to specify in which disciplines you are qualified to develop exceptional instructional materials: chemistry, physics, biology, and/or earth and space sciences. Also please include a personal statement that describes your experience and commitments in the areas of equity, diversity, and social justice.
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae—Please highlight NGSS-related professional development and specializations related to equity and inclusion and/or assessment.
- Instructional Materials Samples—Provide excerpts, not to exceed 20 pages, of both teacher- and student-facing instructional support you have authored. We will screen applications as they are received and may reach out for further information prior to scheduling interviews. We will begin to conduct interviews in the second week of November.