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ELA Professional Development Designer

at Amplify Education, Inc. in Brooklyn, NY   —   Apr 02, 2014   |  
Overview
Amplify Insight is harnessing the power of data and coaching to raise the level of performance of districts, teachers and students. Insight provides districts and states across the country with educational assessment and analytic solutions that measure student learning and drive personalized instruction. By making data actionable in real time, our Insight products and services help teachers and administrators assess student progress, adapt to student needs and accelerate student learning.

The ELA Professional Development Designer will create action-oriented, job-embedded professional learning experiences that inspire K-12 educators and give them the tools they need to help their students be successful in college, career, and beyond. Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to design professional development and instructional resource materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Produce instructional multi-media content (including, but not limited to video tutorials, tablet-embedded modules, and web-hosted interactives), from initial conception through scoping, storyboard drafting, developing, editing, and revising. Incorporate feedback from the field to continually improve service offerings.

Apply here: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH14/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=WIRELESSGENERATION&cws=1&rid=3037
Responsibilities
Lead a team of designers in developing series of online courses on a national level
Lead the development of professional learning content and related materials for one or more Amplify products; includes partnering with the relevant product or client teams, writing workshop or online content, collaborating with subject matter experts, and creating materials for trainers, participants, and end users.
Author and produce content for live, online, and blended training sessions with an eye towards instructional design, adult learning theories, and storyboarding and scripting video content.
Develop exemplar instructional content, focused heavily on Common Core State Standards in ELA and content overlap into other content areas.
Conduct mock trainings, internal training sessions, and consultant trainer prep calls in a train-the-trainer format.
Lead customer trainings as needed.
Incorporate client and end-user feedback to continuously improve professional learning experiences.
Demonstrate complete ownership of PD projects and outcomes, including attending the initial training when workshops are newly developed.
Support other team members' projects as needed.
Experience
2+ years’ experience creating large scale professional development (could include experience as an instructional or data coach)
5+ years’ experience as a K-12 educator
ELA instructional or coaching experience
Experience with multimedia production
Skills
Fluency with MS Office Suite
Demonstrated passion for education reform and an understanding of adult learning principles
Understanding of the instructional implications of implementing the Common Core State Standards
Ability to think creatively and contribute in a collaborative environment
Ability to learn and apply new technology and programs
Proficient in written and verbal communication skills
Education
Master’s degree in education, instructional/curriculum design, or closely related field and/or equivalent experience
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