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  • LGBTQ Curriculum Writer (Contract)

LGBTQ Curriculum Writer (Contract)

 

About the Position

Garden State Equality in collaboration with Make It Better 4 Youth are working on developing LGBTQ Inclusive curriculum to mirror the recently passed LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum Law. This law requires that LGBTQ Americans, as well as Americans with disabilities, are included and recognized for their significant historic contributions to the economic, political, and social development of New Jersey and the United States. This law adds LGBTQ people and individuals with disabilities to the existing list of underrepresented cultural and ethnic groups, which are covered by current law related to inclusion in textbooks and other instructional materials in schools.

The Curriculum Writer will play an active role in achieving the organizational mission of creating LGBTQ inclusive curriculum to achieve positive climate change in New Jersey Schools. Reporting directly to the Safe School and Community Education Manager in collaboration with the LGBTQ Inclusive Curriculum Project Manager, the Curriculum Writer will be responsible for connecting with the programs team to craft new curricular materials and related offerings. This is an exceptional opportunity for those individuals who are passionate about LGBTQ and social justice issues related to integration into current core content standards in NJ.

Note: This is a contracted position from July 2019 to August 2019. A one time $1,900 stipend will be paid for completed work.

The Curriculum Writer will work on key tasks, not limited to:

Collaborate with the program team to craft new curricular materials and related offerings the integrate across all subject areas per NJ core content standards for 5th-12th grades.
Craft lessons that include following: rationale, teacher notes, guiding questions, concept instruction, exploration activities, and performance assessments.

Help create scaffolds/accommodations to meet the needs of all learners, including English language learners, students with special needs, students performing below grade level, and students performing above grade level. Revise lessons as indicated during the review process.

Work with Garden State Equality and Make it Better 4 Youth staff to ensure accurate content and presentation in a developmentally appropriate sequence.

Participate in regular communication with the program team to ensure that lesson development meets the high standards set for the program and are consistent with lessons being developed across the grade spans.

Requirements

  • Deep core content knowledge in Science, Math, Literacy/Language Arts, SEL, Special Education, History with a Bachelors or Masters in an associated content area.
  • Minimum of five years teaching experience in curriculum planning and/or development.
  • Superior writing skills with demonstrated writing ability (writing sample required).
  • Knowledge of the LGBTQ identities/history and it connection to school climate change.

To Apply:

Garden State Equality is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.