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|Educational Materials Developer|
|Developmental Studies Center|
|Developmental Studies Center (DSC) has been creating innovative educational programs for use in public schools across the nation for the past 25 years. DSCʼs mission is to help schools foster students' academic, social, ethical, and emotional development. Our staff is committed to providing programs and professional development services that make a significant difference in terms of teacher practice and students’ learning and experience in school. DSC applies research and innovation to create programs that support childhood and adolescent academic development and encourage students' growth as caring, principled people.|
We are seeking a creative, experienced writer with a strong background in elementary education to join the Program Development team at DSC. DSC is currently developing programs that support children’s development as readers and writers, as well as their development as caring and principled people. We seek an individual with strong writing skills who will help us conceptualize and write teacher materials, and who can contribute to the team both a theoretical and practical understanding of teaching and learning in the areas of reading, writing, and social and ethical development. Bring your creativity, writing skills, classroom experience, understanding of children’s development, and commitment to high levels of democratic values. This is a full-time, term-of-project, in-house position with benefits.
• Work as part of a team to conceptualize reading and language arts curriculum for the elementary grades.
• Write and revise reading/language arts lesson plans according to DSC pedagogy and style.
• Work collaboratively to meet challenging deadlines in a fast paced publishing environment.
• Direct experience working with elementary age children in reading and language arts as a classroom teacher, aide or tutor. Teaching credential preferred.
• Knowledge of curriculum design and development: in particular, the language arts foundation skills (phonemic awareness, phonics/decoding, word study, reading comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, spelling, grammar, and writing)
• Excellent English language skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
• Commitment to fostering children’s intellectual, social, and ethical development
• Knowledge of and experience creating a caring classroom community for students
• Knowledge of child development and of constructivist learning theory and pedagogy
• Ability to think creatively and to work collaboratively
• Knowledge of and experience teaching elementary students learning English as a second language, desirable.
• Experience teaching reading/language arts in Kindergarten through Grade 5, desirable.