Public Consulting Group English Language Arts Curriculum Lead (Grades 6–12) in Topeka, Kansas
PCG’s Education Consulting service line seeksa Curriculum Lead for a highly complex and excitingEnglish Language Arts(ELA)curriculumdevelopmentprojectfora major urban district.The project provides motivated individuals a unique opportunity to support educators and students in actualizingtheNext Generation Learning Standards for English Language Artsby creatingcustom curricular content that is centered around culturally relevant and sustaining texts, themes, and instructional practices.TheELACurriculumLead will overseethe content team, includinglead writers andwriters,throughtraining, drafting,and revisionprocessestoensure the overall coherence of thegrades 6–12curriculum.TheELACurriculumLeadwill supportthecontent teamthrougha highly creative, iterative, and collaborative development processtoproduce lessons that are rigorous, engaging, and meaningful to students.Specific responsibilities and skill/experience requirements are detailed below.
This is afull-time,remote role, with occasional in-person meetings.Some travel may be required.The start date isJanuary 2023, with the possibility of an earlier start for candidates with availability.
About PCG’ s Education Consulting Service Line
PCG’s Education Consulting Service Line workswith 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 theEngageNYgrades 6–12 English Language Arts curriculum for the New York State Education Department and the delivery ofrelatedimplementation 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 reviseseveralcurricula 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).
The Grades 6–12 ELA Curriculum Lead will:
Contribute to the development and refinement of instructional and technical specifications and oversee adherence to the specifications that will be documented inproject requirements.
Provide leadership forcontent teaminthe implementation of instructional and technical specifications, as well as overall quality assuranceand on-time delivery of deliverables.
Developmodeldeliverables that comply with specific design criteria.
Support lead writers in the formal reviewofdraft deliverables andmodel,providingactionable written and verbal feedback forwritersto apply.
Provide supervision and support for lead writers.
Work closely withproject leadership,6–12ELA content leadership,and client content teamin arapid development process, includingcoordinating workflowwhere their involvement is requiredand engaging them in quality assuranceto ensure alignmenttoclientexpectations.
Collaborate with project team to ensure vertical and horizontal alignment of thegrades K–12curricular resources.
Partner with the K–5CurriculumLeadto ensure consistency of approach (as appropriate) and share best practices for reviewing and providing feedback on grade-level deliverables in support of their lead writers.
Collaborate with projectmanagement andoperationsteamsto ensure that established processes and structures are appropriately implemented.
Identifyand act uponopportunities to improve processes, operations, and client services.
Haveavailabilityduringthe regularwork week, with some night or weekend work as needed.
Required Skills and Orientations
Able to manage logistics and multiple parallel workflows
Able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment without compromising quality
Self-motivated, self-directed, and comfortable takinginitiative
Committed to the development of culturally and linguistically relevant and responsive materialsthat include connections to localcommunities specified by the client.
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
Ableto persist through an iterative process modifying and refining work products over time
Attuned to detailand,also,able to see the big picture
Excellentverbal and written communication skills
Skilled inthe development and delivery ofELAcurriculum andinstruction
Knowledgeable about culturally responsive teaching practices
Knowledgeable abouttheNext Generation Learning Standards for English Language Arts
Knowledgeable aboutNew York State English language proficiency standards/levels
Knowledgeableabout high-quality literacy instruction
Knowledgeable aboutthe 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
Required /Desired Experience
Five or more years teaching experience in K–12 public school setting
Deep content knowledge inEnglish Language Artsas evidenced by years of teaching, advanced degree,and/orother relevantexperience (preferablydistrict-level experience)
Experience writing standards-based curriculum atmiddleand/or high school level
Experience teaching diverse learners, including EnglishLearners and students with disabilities
Previous team leadershipexperience of 3 or more years
Experience developing curricular resourcesfor use by other teachers
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)
Mastersdegree or higher or equivalent experience
Interested individuals must submitResume or CV.
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Job Locations US
Posted Date 2 weeks ago (11/22/2022 1:03 PM)
Job ID 2022-8859
# of Openings 1
Type Regular Full-Time
Practice Area Education Services
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