The Literacy Curriculum Writer will construct sample unit plans that align with the College and Career Ready Standards for Literacy (Common Core), adhere to the principles of Understanding by Design, and accurately represent a designated set of literacy best practices. These sample units reinforce a series of professional learning modules aimed at helping teachers design and implement high-impact literacy instruction. Writers work remotely from their home offices, participate in routine teleconferences, enjoy being part of a cohesive and supportive team, report to a Model Unit Coordinator, and openly accept and respond to constructive feedback. Each writer will complete two or four units each year (over the course of a three-year contract). Writers are paid a flat rate per unit and are supported as Independent Contractors.
- Research instructional strategies.
- Design vertically and horizontally-aligned lessons plan and unit plans.
- Think creatively, designing rich and engaging activities and lesson sequences.
- Produce clear, concise technical writing that conforms with established style guidelines.
- Research, identify, and integrate high-quality text and media resources from established textbook materials, online databases, and open educational resources.
- Produce student writing samples reflective of appropriate expectations for assigned grade level(s).
- Apply principles of Understanding by Design when drafting and revising lesson and unit plans.
- Construct formative, summative, and performance assessments.
- Attend virtual trainings and Project Launch to learn parameters.
- Respond patiently and receptively to constructive feedback; revise materials as requested.
- Fluently apply Word and Adobe Acrobat (i.e., tracking changes, recording comments, manipulating tables and simple graphics).
- Work within established production timeline; meet all deadlines.
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