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CURRICULUM AND TRAINING DEVELOPER
JOB TITLE: Curriculum and Training Developer (Chemistry)
For over 45 years PASCO has been guided by just one mission: to provide educators worldwide with innovative solutions for teaching science.
Back in 1964, our journey began with a science fair project and a small operation in a garage. Today, PASCO is the global leader in developing technology-based solutions for hands-on science, serving educators and students in more than 100 countries around the world.
Over all those years, we have had the chance to work with dedicated science educators from every corner of the globe. We appreciate every one of you who takes on this great responsibility to engage your students in science and improve science literacy.
Our team of almost 200 former teachers, educational researchers, engineers and many more are equally dedicated to improving student success in science education, and are ready to support you. Together we can help you create a 21st century science learning experience where ever in the world you may be.
We would consider it an honor to work with you in advancing science education.
The role of the Curriculum and Training Developer (CTD) at PASCO scientific is multi-faceted depending on project and training requirements. Using PASCO scientific equipment the CTD designs, develops and writes standards-based laboratory and field activities for middle school and high school science classes. The CTD creates and delivers professional development to educators who use PASCO software and hardware in their classes or places of work.
Responsibilities—Curriculum Design and Development
• Apply principles of learning, learning styles, and various instructional design approaches and processes to the creation of lab activities.
• Select appropriate instructional strategies (e.g., inquiry, behavioral, blended) using multimedia or print as necessary.
• Conduct needs analysis and prepare clear learning objectives for the science curriculum. Identify users’ needs, analyze, organize and transform complex science concepts into engaging, and effective instructional activities.
• Develop lab activities in an online, interactive format.
• Develop training materials including manuals, quick reference guides, instructional webinars, web-based tutorials.
• Test and debug science activities for quality assurance. Ensure all information is accurate, consistent, easy to understand, and well organized.
• Contribute to development of efficient processes for content development.
• Maintain expertise in current middle school and high school science education markets, including pedagogy and approaches, competition, and opportunities.
• When necessary consult with subject matter experts and others to create instructor led, self-study, and online instructional content that effectively engages the learner.
• Design and deliver workshops in a classroom setting and virtual classroom.
• Participate in planning and coordination of ongoing professional development based on educational research.
• Present complex and newly developed lab activities. Conduct lab demonstrations.
• Encourage, support and model the implementation of innovative, effective instructional programs based on an inquiry approach to learning science.
• Participate in designing and developing a strategy to deliver the most effective blend of media for new professional development experiences.
Skills and Abilities
• A team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
• Strong analytical, problem-solving, technical writing, communication, and instructional design skills.
• Able to prioritize and demonstrate thoroughness in all aspects of work performed.
• Complete assigned project tasks on time and in quality. Prioritize tasks effectively.
• Work collaboratively with others to produce and deliver inquiry-based science curricula and professional development.
• Meet deadlines and handle diverse tasks simultaneously.
• Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. Knowledge of and experience in another science an asset. Bachelor or Master’s degree in Instructional Technology, Instructional Design, Education Technology a plus, or equivalent experience.
• Use of probeware in the classroom to teach science is important and essential.
• Three to five years related experience in teaching science, curriculum development and professional development for high school grade levels. Additional experience in teaching K8 a plus.
• Experience teaching chemistry in Advanced Placement® and/or International Baccalaureate® program a definite plus.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite. Technically proficient, demonstrated ability to learn new tools quickly.