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Newsela // instructional content platform
Design, Full Time    Mountain View, CA, United States, Manhattan, New York City, United States, Remote    Posted: Friday, August 14, 2020
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The Role: 

The Instructional Designer will lead the development of anti-racist, culturally responsive content products, aligned to various curricula, that empower our end users to serve the needs of their diverse student body. In this role you will combine your creativity with data, research, & industry best practices to design engaging instructional products. Additionally, you will work closely with key stakeholders within & outside of our content department to develop & design innovative solutions for producing at scale. You will also design, develop, & implement a sustainable & efficient process for training content contributors on existing & new curriculum product offerings.

Why Youll Love This Role: 

In this role, you will help define how Newsela is reshaping curriculum products for districts, schools, & teachers. Your passion for serving students & teachers, coupled with your creative & innovative approaches for designing instructionally sound resources, will help propel our product forward. Your work will directly affect how teachers & students interact with Newsela, & in turn help deepen the impact of our mission to make reading accessible & engaging for all learners. You will be part of the team driving our anti-racist curricular strategy for future content production, equipping educators with the content & tools necessary to deliver representative, culturally responsive instruction. 

Why Well Love You: 

You have experience either teaching, or building instructional content for the classroom, & are excited to apply your expertise to building innovative, culturally-responsive solutions for the classroom. Additionally, youve had direct training in anti-bias/anti-racist teaching.  You are a life-long learner, committed to always understanding before jumping into action. You have a proven track record of delivering even when the tasks seem impossible, & you do through collaboration, planning, & execution. You are a clear communicator who can give direct, empathetic feedback & can succinctly share your insights about the complex world of teaching & learning. This communication prowess translates to your proven success record of working with adult learners to coach them on learning targets & execution.

About Newsela:

One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child learns differently, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments & tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds & interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, weve become an essential solution for 90% of U.S. K-12 schools & serve +25 million users.

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