Curriculum Designer, SLA (On-site) at Age of Learning | Powderkeg

Location: Guadalajara Jalisco

Employment Type: External Employee

Team: Guadalajara

Company Overview:

Age of Learning® is the leading education technology innovator, creating engaging and effective learning resources to help children build a strong foundation for academic success and a lifelong love of learning. Our research-based digital education programs have proven efficacy in increasing children’s learning gains, and our curriculum is developed by an experienced team of education experts. Age of Learning’s flagship product, ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy , is an award-winning comprehensive curriculum for children. _ Adventure Academy_ , a massively multiplayer online game (MMO), provides elementary-and middle-school-age learners the opportunity to build critical knowledge in language, arts, math, science, social studies, and more in a fun and safe virtual world. The company’s School Solutions Programs include My Math Academy® , an adaptive, personalized program that helps students master foundational math concepts, and My Reading Academy™ , _ _ which helps young learners become fluent readers and build a foundation for reading comprehension and literacy. With over 10 billion learning activities completed by more than 50 million children worldwide, Age of Learning is a global leader in efforts to advance equity, access, and opportunity for all children. To learn more about Age of Learning, visit www.AgeofLearning.com.

The Curriculum Designer for Spanish-Language Arts (SLA) is tasked with the development, documentation, and implementation of curriculum content specifically designed for Spanish reading instruction targeted at students from Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade.

This role involves collaboration with a diverse team of skilled educators, game designers, artists, animators, engineers, and producers to create engaging, digital, and adaptive learning experiences aimed at enhancing Spanish reading and literacy skills

Responsibilities

  • Ensure application of current best-practice approaches in the teaching of Spanish reading and literacy concepts, principles, information and skills content and pedagogy.
  • Write clear, detailed, and precise specifications for the development of engaging Spanish learning activities, supports, and scaffolds within a company, district or school
  • Work collaboratively in cross-functional teams including game designers, artists, engineers, and producers.
  • Learn and adopt Age of Learning best practices for curriculum design, instructional approaches, philosophies, and design methodologies
  • Effectively use Age of Learning curriculum planning and design processes (e.g., Curriculum Design Frameworks, etc.), tools (e.g., Microsoft Office, Miro, Smartsheets, etc.), and internal communication norms.
  • Review activities for developmental appropriateness and instructional integrity.
  • Develop and user-test learning designs, prototypes, and hypotheses based on research, learning science, and experience.
  • Use AI tools to streamline work and expand capacity.
  • Ensure application of current best-practice approaches in the teaching of Spanish reading and literacy concepts, principles, information and skills content and pedagogy.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (required) or Master’s degree (preferred) in Education, or other related degree
  • 5+ years K-5 classroom teaching experience in an elementary bilingual self-contained classroom
  • Experience with detailed Spanish curriculum planning for teachers/classrooms/students, including participation in the implementation and evaluation of the implemented curriculum.
  • Experience with designing (or understanding the design of) digital learning experiences and/or game-based learning
  • 2+ years Spanish curriculum development experience at an educational technology company or educational publishing company OR 2+ years Spanish curriculum implementation experience as a coach or teacher trainer or curriculum specialist in reading or literacy
  • Commitment to research-based practice for Spanish literacy instruction, including deep knowledge of “The Science of Reading” approaches and instructional methodologies.
  • Ability to work efficiently in an organized and flexible manner to meet aggressive deadlines, adjust to evolving priorities.
  • Exemplary writing skills with an emphasis on clarity, organization, and word precision in both English and Spanish
  • Exemplary English and Spanish oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively synthesize, summarize, and communicate vast bodies of information with the priorities of the specific audience in mind
  • Demonstrated ability to work quickly and independently, and to manage multiple simultaneous projects
  • Demonstrated ability to work comfortably and efficiently within contexts of ambiguity and change
  • Comfortable with both collaborative work as well as independent work

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Age of Learning, Inc. (the “Company”) is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender expression, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partner status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Curriculum Designer, SLA (On-site)
  • Company
    Age of Learning
  • Location
    Glendale, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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