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Curriculum Writer, High School

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Code.org is looking for an experienced high school Computer Science educator with curriculum writing experience and a passion for creating equitable courses that encourage girls and underrepresented minorities. AP Computer Science Principles is growing at unprecedented rates across the country and we’re building our team to make sure our course continues to improve. Join our team to help us update and expand the curriculum with best practices we’ve learned from thousands of teachers and tens of thousands of students. Most teachers today have no background in computer science – help us build curriculum that supports them in teaching this foundational subject! While each Education team member takes ownership of large parts of projects, we share work and tasks across projects to make sure all of our projects are aligned under the same curriculum values and contribute to a cohesive K-12 CS pathway.In this role you will:

  • Collaborate with our high school Curriculum Development Manager and the broader Education team to design, develop, write, and improve Code.org’s CS Principles curriculum.
  • Incorporate best practices for equity and pegagogy to create an engaging and approachable course for all students and their teachers.
  • Actively seek and incorporate feedback from the team and through ongoing testing and evaluation of curriculum.
  • Support teachers of our curriculum by triaging and responding to helpdesk tickets and forum posts.
  • Travel up to 10% of your working time, depending on your location.

Experience and Qualifications:Our ideal candidate has experience designing, developing, and writing computer science curriculum to standards; has strong leadership, writing and communications skills; is quick to pick up new technology, can effectively prioritize and multi-task, and excels under pressure.You will be successful in this role if you have:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of computer science, including the concepts covered in the high school grade band of the K-12 CS Framework (required)
  • Prior collaborative curriculum writing / activity design experience (required)
  • Recent high school computer science teaching experience (required)
  • Understanding of best practices to support an equitable classroom environment (required)
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education or Computer Science (preferred)
  • Experience/familiarity with the CS Principles Framework (preferred)
  • Experience/familiarity with the Code.org CS Principles curriculum (preferred)
  • Experience supporting and collaborating with other CS teachers (preferred)

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