As a public educator, I aim to share my story with those interested about what really happens inside today's classroom. I hope my stories inspire, educate, and entertain you, as the calling of teaching is never neat or predictable. Please note that my blog content does not necessarily reflect the viewpoints or beliefs of my school district or colleagues.
Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!
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Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~ Author Unknown
My goal is to reveal one teacher's humble journey of self-reflection, critical analysis, and endless questioning about my craft of teaching and learning alongside my middle school students.
"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'." ~ Dan Rather
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Opportunities at iDiscoveri in India!
Check out the awesome teaching opportunities available in India. Great for someone itching to live abroad and have an incredible experience working with kids in the process!
I am writing to share some exciting openings at iDiscoveri. 3 T440-ers (from a class I took at Harvard) are part of our senior team, and we've had a few others do short projects with us. We've also had TFA-alum doing longer-term assignments.
Do go through the write-up below, and write in if you would be interested. Would also be grateful if you could spread the word amongst your other educator networks as well.
Thanks a lot!
Opportunities at India’s most exciting social enterprise
If you are a school education specialist who is excited about the prospect of moving to India to work alongside a passionate team on a scalable educational innovation that can impact the learning of 1 million children then you should read on..
A social enterprise with a mission to renew the quality of school education in India and beyond, iDiscoveri today reaches over quarter of a million children in more than 800 schools through its path-breaking innovation, XSEED. While there is a lot of talk around school reform in the developing world, XSEED is among the very few models that have gone to scale, demonstrated impact in the last-mile inside the classroom and used an entrepreneurial business model.
XSEED integrates structured curriculum, professional development and ongoing assessment into a practical toolkit for teachers, which when implemented, enables children to learn every concept through experimentation, questioning and application. Implemented in a diverse set of schools from elite metro schools, to schools for first-generation learners in small towns, the program has shown visible impact on teaching quality and learning outcomes.
We are looking for top-class international talent to staff the following positions. 1, 2 and 3 are based out of our headquarters in Gurgaon (a suburb of New Delhi). 4 will be placed in XSEED schools across the country.
The roles on offer are:
1.Subject Matter Specialist - You will lead the design and development of curricular projects in a particular subject area (for K-8 grades), including lesson plans, workbooks, content books, and digital material. The ideal candidate has:
oMaster’s degree in Education and/or a specific subject area (Literacy, Math, Science)
o2-4 years of independent classroom teaching experience
oDeep expertise in the instruction of a particular subject area at the elementary level
oStrong writing and instructional design skills
oAbility to adapt global best practice to local contexts
2.Technology Content Designer – You will research and develop technology-based educational products in video and web-based formats. The ideal candidate has:
oMaster’s degree in Education with a specialization in Technology and Design in Education
o3-5 years of experience in a related field, doing technology-based product development in education, particularly products that promote individualized learning
oAn understanding of how technology can improve learning outcomes, and an ability to implement the same through differentiation and research-based teaching-learning strategies
3.Research Specialist – You will design and implement research to evaluate the impact of iDiscoveri’s programs on student learning and teacher performance. Your analysis will be used to inform students, teachers, school leaders and iDiscoveri itself, about learning progress made through XSEED.The ideal candidate has:
oMaster’s or Doctoral degree in Educational Assessment, Statistics, Psychometrics or related areas
o3-5 years of experience in conducting program evaluation (especially in K-8 grades) and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data
oStrong understanding of research methodologies and statistical analysis techniques
oAn understanding of how assessment links with classroom and school practice
4.Model Teacher Fellowships – You will be placed as a ‘Model Teacher Fellow’ in an XSEED school, implementing the program in specific assigned classes. In addition, you will contribute to ongoing curriculum development on the XSEED materials. You will thus form a critical bridge between actual classroom implementation of the program, and the development team. The ideal candidate has:
oBachelor’s degree with a Major in education / school-relevant subjects (English, Math, Science)
o2 years of teaching experience
oAbility to quickly adapt to a new cultural context and professional environment
These openings are based in Gurgaon, India. Apply with your CV and a brief statement of purpose to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the e-mail.