Teaching Channel is hiring for a manager of Deeper Learning Labs, a new digital form of professional development for teachers.
As the Deeper Learning Labs Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for designing, implementing, and studying Teaching Channel’s Deeper Learning Labs (DLLs), a new digital form of professional development for teachers to assist them in improving their practice. DLLs are designed to engage communities of teachers from across the nation in deep, thoughtful, personalized professional growth. Communities of teachers learn from video vignettes of effective teachers, peer-critique colleagues’ videos of classroom implementations of new instructional strategies, collaboratively score resultant student work, reflect on lessons learned, and collectively celebrate successes – all asynchronously on Teaching Channel’s web-based platform. The Deeper Learning Labs Manager reports to the Director of Education of Teaching Channel. This position is located in our San Francisco office and begins in spring 2013.
• Manages the DLL project staff:
-- LDC and MDC Experts who help to coordinate the development of tasks and related professional development in literacy and math. (The Literacy Design Collaborative and Math Design Collaborative help teachers develop meaningful learning tasks that are built off the Common Core State Standards. When completed, template tasks create high-quality student assignments. LDC and MDC tasks and lessons will form the core of early DLL work. Later work will expand beyond this model and involve a variety of other partners and content.)
-- DLL Partner Manager
-- DLL Product Manager
-- Tech training and support staff
• Manages project deliverables and work plan. Meets deadlines.
• Works with the Chief Product Officer on backend design requirements and product testing with key constituents
• Assists leadership team in procuring partners for pilots of materials and ongoing review
• Manages the budget for Deeper Learning Labs and monitors revenue milestones
• Manages pilot partners, locations, arrangements, and agreements
• Works with LDC and MDC Experts (and participating teachers) to design, shape and update the web-based content that forms the core of DLL modules
• Works with the video team to produce necessary high quality video needed for the project
• Works with Gates Foundation Program Officer and other personnel recommended by the Foundation, and attends related conferences and meetings
• Promotes the DLL opportunity and process via conference presentations, scholarly writing or related marketing activities
• Builds and redesigns the training for facilitators: Summer 2013 and Winter 2014
• Once DLLs are fully functional, works with content partners and Tch team to expand the interactive DLL model to other content areas
• Meets weekly with the Director of Education and CEO and collaboratively tracks the project progress and budget
• Participates as a member of the Education Team • Designs and monitors the project studies with the Director of Education and CEO
• A PhD is preferred; a MA is required in instructional technology / design, learning sciences, educational technology, or related fields
• Experience working in K-12 education and in the design and implementation of online professional growth experiences
• Experience managing a comprehensive project budget
• Deep understanding of the role of video in teacher professional development
• Knowledge and confidence working with the Common Core State Standards and an understanding of the shift in teachers’ practice necessitated by the standards
• Familiarity with the Gates Foundation’s Literacy and Math Design Collaboratives (LDC and MDC)
• Willingness to work with a close-knit team and gather feedback from multiple perspectives
• Ability to navigate and negotiate amongst multiple stakeholders and to foster strategic partnerships
• Ability to determine what needs to be done and to prioritize a challenging and varied work load
• Strong and effective written and verbal communications skills
• Willingness to participate in national travel necessary for the position
Applications are due April 10, 2013. Please send an email and include your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the title of the position you are seeking in the subject line. We will respond to all qualified candidates; no phone calls please.
For more information about Teaching Channel, please visit: www.teachingchannel.org