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7 Nov 2017

Curriculum Creator

Diane Creel/Kreiva Academy – Posted by Kreiva Academy Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

Internship Description

Kreiva Academy Charter School, a not-yet open Manchester middle/high school, uses an innovative, cutting-edge approach to curriculum–and we want you! Please give us the opportunity to train you in this particular curriculum methodology and then work individually and/or on a team to create complete 6-12th grade interdisciplinary units. Our hope is that you will choose to stay with us as a teacher for the first year of the school, if that is mutually advantageous.

Kreiva’s award-winning, nationally-acclaimed EL Education model is not yet utilized in NH schools. EL Education’s history includes being collaborative effort of Outward Bound and Harvard Graduate School of Education. The curriculum focuses on rigorous standards, character, and high-quality (real-world, professional) work. Please see for a more complete understanding of the EL Model (and please understand that we are not asking you to create large units similar to their open source course modules).

Our creative spin on EL’s models includes an interdisciplinary approach to learning; all 5-8 week courses will include multiple disciplines. Curriculum work thusfar includes creating sets of 8 (Long-Term) Learning Targets per credit (eg: Algebra I). These Learning Targets will then be contextualized (ie: wording changed) to the relevant modules.

Intern work would consist of the following:
Brainstorming interdisciplinary, (contemporary and/or local, preferably) unit topics.
Finding primary and secondary resources related to the topic.
Using EL’s curriculum design process to:
Create unit overview: 4Ts (Topics, Targets, Texts, Tasks)
Create Summative Assessment task card (align to rubric)
Create daily lesson plans
Integrate EL practices such as Building Background Knowledge protocols
Integrate school-wide National School Reform protocols
Integrate best practices for student engagement such as Do Nows, Exit Tickets/Debriefs, note catchers, multimedia, Total Participation Techniques, etc.
Differentiation of written text, notecatchers, groupings, etc. including compacting for self-pacing.

In addition, modules will include both writing and math across the curriculum, regardless of the course targets. Training would be supplied on each of these elements in order for exemplary integration.

We are looking for people with diverse backgrounds of interest, experience, and knowledge who can learn systems of curriculum quickly but apply creativity to those existing structures. Interns will be able to meet deadlines, work independently, and preferably work collaboratively. Please feel free to apply if you would like to focus on a piece of the curriculum creation (eg: differentiation, standards/targets/assessment alignment) but not necessarily the entire module creation.

How to Apply

If interested, please apply below and include your resume and a brief cover letter outlining your interest.

Internship Categories: Education/Teaching.

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