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Director of Curriculum  

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Role Overview

In our pursuit to make quality education accessible around the world, the School Group (SG) is seeking a Director of Curriculum & Teacher Development to join our team! This position provides leadership for the School Group Curriculum and Professional Development (CPD) programs. In this role you will manage the development, evaluation, and implementation of curriculum projects.  Additionally, you will also provide guidance and oversee the development of Teachers’ curriculum and instruction design.    

Essential Functions

  • Guide the creation, modification, and publication of three or more modules concurrently, working with several Curriculum Writers and Subject-Area Specialists.
  • Convey the philosophy and principles of curriculum for School Group. Institute processes that help the Curriculum Writers and Subject-Area Specialists create modules based on samples and other products. Co-create modules as appropriate.
  • Provide professional learning for new members of the CDD team and school-based and other module facilitators. Supervise Curriculum Writers and Subject-Area Specialists.
  • Work with the Senior Director of Learning to use both internal and external data to revise processes and products, including modules.
  • Help the Senior Director of Learning adjust philosophy, principles, processes and products according to changes in School Group’s direction (such as moving from Phase I to Phase II).
  • Serve as one of the CDD team members linked to local facilitators of modules.

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you may be required to perform. The omission of specific descriptions of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or can be considered essential to this position.

Key Relationships

  • Subject matter experts, teachers.

Qualifications

Basic

  • A Master's Degree in Teaching; Educational Leadership; Curriculum & Instruction, or similar academic preparation  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Ability to collaborate and team with colleagues  
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Provide curricular alignment and oversight across grade levels; 
  • Ability to evaluate instructional programs and teaching effectiveness and make recommendations for improvements.  
  • Ability to provide leadership and to supervise the planning, development and establishment of new, modified and/or improved programs.  
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 

Preferred

  • Demonstrated instructional leadership roles that resulted in improved student learning.  
  • Demonstrated excellence as a teacher of adults, professional developer, instructional coach or curriculum director.  
  • Ability to use and present student assessment data with building instructional staff to improve practice, strategies and results  
  • Knowledge of best practices in formative and summative assessment to inform instruction  
  • Ability to manage budgets and supervise staff 

Why volunteer with us?

We are a community of people from different parts of the world who share a common belief in improving education which will eventually reduce poverty and improve the quality of life and living conditions globally. Volunteering with us will enable you to build your resume and gain invaluable experience in a supportive environment. 

  • In the USA, School Group is a Certifying Organization, offering the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) to eligible volunteers. 

  • School Group will provide a letter of recommendation to all volunteers who are able to showcase outstanding performance for professional references. 

Other information

This is a volunteer position. There will be no financial compensation. Our organization is 100% volunteer-run. We welcome volunteers located anywhere in the world, as long as they can connect reliably to the internet. 

How to apply

Please email your resume to  apply@schoolgroup.org . We would love to hear from you! 

Interview Questions for Directors of Curriculum

General

  1. What do you know about School Group?
  1. What experience(s) have you had as a volunteer?
  1. Why would you want to work with School Group as a volunteer?
  1. What has been your experience in education?
  1. What has been your experience in developing curriculum?
  1. What has been your experience working on teams?

In addition to the questions above,

  1. What is your vision of an effective classroom? An effective school?
  1. What do you know about the following: interdisciplinary learning, hands-on learning, project-based learning, outcomes-based curriculum and instruction, and performance assessment? How could these characteristics of curriculum, instruction and assessment be facilitated online?
  1. What experiences have you had writing curriculum? Leading others who write curriculum?
  1. What experiences have you had implementing the processes of creating a product (a work flow)?
  1. What experiences have you had consulting or working closely with someone to create a product? What experiences have you had doing this with more than one person?
  1. What is your concept of "a team"? What would be the most difficult aspect of leading a team that meets and works together online?
  1. What is the most difficult aspect of being a team member? What would be the most difficult aspect of being a member of a team that meets and works together online?
  1. What makes feedback effective?
  1. What do you know about data collection and analysis?
  1. What have been your experiences in a volunteer organization? What are the problems? The benefits?

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About School Group

Location:

1700 Atlas RD, Cedar Park, TX 78613, US

Mission Statement

To promote quality education, skills development, and improve lives around the world through cutting-edge peer e-learning technology and data-driven research.

Description

School Group is a global non-profit research organization building a global e-learning network for classroom collaboration. We do this through artificial intelligence software that supports our mission of transforming lives by bringing together students and teachers around the world for peer-to-peer collaborative learning to improve the accessibility and quality of education.

We work with educators, schools, government agencies, corporations, non-profits, and passionate people just like you who share our vision for a brighter future.

School Group is a platform that connects schools from various parts of the world. Our goal is to provide an e-learning community that focuses on peer-to-peer learning. We promote collaboration and communication to bridge the educational gap in a rapidly changing educational landscape. For more information, please visit our website, www.schoolgroup.org.

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REQUIREMENTS

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