Public Consulting Group

English Language Arts Curriculum Writer (Grades K–5)

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/22/2022 12:10 PM)
Job ID
2022-8856
# of Openings
1
Category
Consulting
Type
Regular Full-Time
Practice Area
Education Services

Overview

English Language Arts Curriculum Writer (Grades K5 

Location: Remote  

 

The Opportunity 

PCG’s Education Consulting service line seeks Curriculum Writers for a highly complex and exciting curriculum development project for a major urban district. The project provides motivated individuals a unique opportunity to support educators and students in actualizing the Next Generation Learning Standards for English Language Arts by creating custom curricular content that is centered around culturally relevant and sustaining texts, themes, and instructional practices. Curriculum writers will engage in a creative, iterative, and collaborative development process to produce lessons and practice activities that are rigorous, engaging, and meaningful to students. Specific responsibilities and skill/experience requirements are detailed below.  

This is a full-time, temporary, remote role, with potential for occasional in-person meetings. Some travel may be required. The anticipated start date is January 2023. PCG is seeking writers for two development projects, one with a projected end-date of June 2023 and the other with a projected end-date of August 2024. Writers may be staffed to one or both development teams.  

 

About PCG’s Education Consulting Service Line 
PCG’s Education Consulting Service Line works with states, districts, and schools to address a wide spectrum of needs such as curriculum development, instructional resources audits, design and facilitation of professional development and professional learning communities, school improvement, and program reviews.  

Project engagements have included the development of the EngageNY grades 6–12 English Language Arts curriculum for the New York State Education Department and the delivery of implementation services across several states; the design and delivery of a system of a K–3 professional learning program for the Connecticut State Department of Education; and the creation of training and resources to support standards implementation for the Florida Department of Education. We recently collaborated with Chicago Public Schools (IL) to develop a full-year, standards-aligned digital curriculum for PK–12 English Language Arts and mathematics and are providing asynchronous and synchronous professional learning to teachers and administrators to support implementation. Currently, we are also developing a K–5 ELA curriculum in partnership with Pinellas County Schools (FL) to support their transition to the new Florida B.E.S.T. standards. We are also partnering with the Texas Education Agency to develop and/or revise several curricula to respond to stakeholder feedback, including K–12 Reading Language Arts, K–6 Spanish Language Arts, K–5 Mathematics, K–5 Social Studies, K–2 Spanish Skills, K–5 Science, and K–5 Integrated (Science, Social Studies, Reading Language Arts). 

Responsibilities

The Role 

Responsibilities and expectations of Curriculum Writers include the following.  

  • Develop grades K–5 ELA curricular resources. Writers are responsible for the following:  
  • Identifying texts that are culturally relevant and sustaining. Texts should elevate contemporary authors/content creators and include culturally positive portrayals of central characters for each client-specified community (e.g., Asian American and Pacific Islanders; members of the Latinx, West African, Black Caribbean, Central American, and South American communities; and Americans with Disabilities). 
  • Creating developmentally appropriate whole-group lessons, practice activities, and related instructional materials that support the actualization of the Next Generation Learning Standards for English Language Arts 
  • Creating additional scaffolds to support the diverse needs of students 
  • Developing formative and culminating assessment tools 
  • Ensure that deliverables comply with specific design criteria and are appropriate for the agreed upon instructional and technical specifications. 
  • Engage in a highly collaborative and rapid development process, which includes regular engagement with team members, peer review, client feedback, and other formative feedback.  
  • Availability during the regular work week, with some night or weekend work as needed. 
  • Commitment for the duration of the project with potential opportunity for future work. 

 

Required Skills and Orientations 

  • Able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment without compromising quality  
  • Self-motivated, self-directed, and comfortable taking initiative 
  • Committed to the development of culturally and linguistically relevant and responsive materials 
  • Committed to client satisfaction  
  • Oriented around a growth mindset, driven to seek out and use feedback to improve and to grow  
  • Open-minded in facing challenges  
  • Collaborative, flexible, creative problem-solvers 
  • Able to persist through an iterative process, modifying and refining work products over time 
  • Attuned to detail and, also, able to see the big picture 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Skilled in the development and delivery of ELA curriculum and instruction 
  • Knowledgeable about culturally responsive teaching practices  
  • Knowledgeable about the Next Generation Standards for English Language Arts 
  • Knowledgeable about New York State English language proficiency standards/levels  
  • Knowledgeable about high-quality literacy instruction, including foundational skills instruction 
  • Knowledgeable of the principles of Universal Design for Learning, Backwards Design, and experience creating authentic assessments  
  • Passionate about reading, writing, and a wide variety and types of texts (inclusive of a variety of media, including websites, videos, films, podcasts, and eBooks) 
  • Dedicated to achievement for all students  

Qualifications

Required/Desired Experience 

  • Bachelor's degree or higher  
  • Experience teaching diverse learners in ELA classroom(s), including English Learners and students with disabilities  
  • Deep content knowledge in English Language Arts as evidenced by years of teaching and/or other relevant experience  
  • Experience developing curricular resources and authentic assessments for use by others 
  • Familiarity with Google Drive  
  • Experience with digital learning instructional design (Preferred) 
  • Familiarity with the Hidden Voices initiative, as well as the Expeditionary Learning and HMH Into Reading curriculum products (Preferred)  

 

EEO Statement

Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employment regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs are based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.

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