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Curriculum Writer (Grades PK-12 Music) in Helana, Montana

Overview

The Opportunity

PCG’s Education Consulting service line seeks Curriculum Writers for a highly complex and excitingMusicdigitalcurriculum development project. The project provides motivated individuals a unique opportunity to support educators andstudents inactualizing the Illinois Arts Learning Standards in the creation of a custom curriculum committed to equity and inclusive of local arts.Curriculum writers will engage in a creative, iterative, and collaborative development process to produce lessons and practice activities that are rigorous, engaging, and meaningful to students. Specific responsibilities and skill/experience requirements are detailed below.

This is a full-time,temporary,remoterole,withpotential foroccasional in-person meetings. Some travel may be required.Theanticipatedstart date isJanuary 2023, with the possibility of an earlier start for candidates with availability.The projected end-date isAugust 2024, with a potential opportunity for an extension, dependent upon schedule finalization with the client.

About PCG’s Education Consulting Service Line

PCG’s Education Consulting Service Line works with 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 of implementation 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 todevelop and/or revisea number ofcurriculato respond to stakeholder feedback, includingK–12 ReadingLanguage 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).

Responsibilities

Responsibilities and expectations of Curriculum Writers include the following.

  • Developacomprehensivemusiccurricular resourcealigned tospecificstandards and scope and sequence.Writers are responsible forcreatingthe followingdeliverables:

  • Developmentally appropriatewhole-grouplessons,practice activities, and related instructional materialsthat support the development of the artistic processes and center local and diverse artistic anchors

  • Additional review, support, and challenge lessons to support the diverse needs of students

  • Assessment tools aligned to the scope and sequence

  • Ensure thatdeliverables comply withspecific design criteria andare appropriatefor implementation in a digital environment.

  • Engage in ahighly collaborativeand rapid development process,which includesregular engagement with team members, peer review,client feedback,and other formative feedback.

  • Availability duringregularwork week, with some night or weekend work as needed.

  • Commitment for the duration of theproject withpotentialopportunity for future work.

Required Skills and Orientations

  • Able to meet deadlines infast-paced environment without compromising quality

  • Self-motivated, self-directed, and comfortable taking initiative

  • Committed to the development of culturally and linguistically relevant and responsive materials

  • 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

  • Ability to persist through an iterative process,modifying and refining work products over time

  • Attuned to detailand alsoable to see the big picture

  • Excellentverbal and writtencommunication skills

  • Skilled inthe development and delivery of music instruction

  • Knowledgeable about Illinois Arts Learning Standardsor theNational Core Arts Standards in Visual Arts

  • Knowledgeable aboutWIDA

  • Knowledgeableaboutthe principles of Universal Design for LearningandBackwards Design

  • Knowledgeable about how to createauthentic assessments

  • Passionate about Fine Arts anddedicated to achievement for all students

Qualifications

Required/Desired Experience

  • Bachelor'sdegree or higher

  • Experience teaching diverse learnersinmusicclassroom(s), including EnglishLearnersand students with disabilities

  • Deep content knowledge in music as evidenced by years ofteaching experience inPK–12public school setting implementing Illinois Music standards or National Core Arts Standards in music

  • Experience developing curricular resourcesand authentic assessmentsfor use by others

  • Familiarity with Google Drive

  • Experience with digital learning instructional design (Preferred)

Next Steps

Interested individuals must submit Resume or CV.

EEO Statement

Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employment regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs are based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.

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Job Locations US

Posted Date 1 month ago (10/30/2022 8:10 AM)

Job ID 2022-8747

# of Openings 1

Category Consulting

Type Temporary Assignment

Practice Area Education Services

Public Consulting Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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