Nevada Connections Academy Middle School Social Studies Curriculum Content Editor (Independent Contractor) in Home-based,
Middle School Social Studies Curriculum Content Editor (Independent Contractor)
Founded in 2001, Connections Education is a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable online education solutions for schools, school districts, and students in grades K–12. It serves families and schools with a variety of digital learning and
online school solutions including Connections Academy, International Connections Academy, and Pearson Connexus. In 2017, Connections Education brings full-time online and blended school to 65,000 students across the U.S. and abroad, and delivers online courses
to over 340,000 students. In total, over 400,000 students in the U.S. and 48 countries will receive online learning from Connections Education in 2017. Connections Education is based in Baltimore, Maryland and was named a “Top Workplace” by the Baltimore Sun
for the third consecutive year and a 2013 “Best Place to Work” by Baltimore magazine. Regularly recognized for its outstanding curriculum and leadership, Connections Education is committed to expanding quality education through technology, and helping students
achieve both academic and personal success. Connections Education is part of the global education company, Pearson.
Working as an independent contractor from home, the Middle School Social Studies Curriculum Content Editor will work with the Curriculum Content Writer and curriculum and editorial teams to ensure quality and accuracy of content and to become familiar with
and apply Connections Education general editorial style guidelines
This may include reviewing course outlines, lesson plans, and scripts for the online middle school social studies courses, and review existing modified content so that it is accessible for all students. Effective communication with the Product Development
Management team, other Curriculum Specialists, and Editors is essential.
Candidates with background knowledge and expertise in online learning, curriculum development, Section 508 standards and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), and learning management platforms are encouraged to apply.
Research and verify content
Review course outlines to ensure alignment to national and/or state standards
Review lessons for alignment to national and/or state standards
Review design and development of innovative instructional strategies to teach concepts and skills
Content edit scripts for online tutorials
Collaborate with the curriculum development and editorial teams to develop a comprehensive and consistent academic program
Review interactive/online courses according to predetermined criteria in an online/Web-based format
Other duties as assigned
These contractual positions are temporary and are usually paid per piece. These positions will be home-based and may be part-time or full-time.
Bachelor’s degree in education, social studies, or a related field required; master’s degree preferred
Experience teaching and delivering instructional material
Experience using Bloom’s Taxonomy and Webb’s Depth of Knowledge to develop content that meets the needs of students on multiple levels of learning
Accessibility writing or editing is a plus
Experience in online learning platforms is a plus
Must enjoy a challenging work environment that requires significant flexibility, self-direction, and creativity
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Technologically proficient (especially with Microsoft® Office® programs and the Google® suite of tools)
Excellent organization, time management, and attention to detail skills
Ability to effectively meet deadlines
Must be able to work effectively as part of a team and independently