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Primary Literacy Learning Design, Associate

Closing: Nov 7, 2022

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Published: Oct 25, 2022 (2 months ago)

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Nova Pioneer is looking for a superstar Primary Literacy Learning Design Associate. We look for passionate and creative individuals who are eager to bring in their diverse perspectives and experiences. As a Primary Learning Design Associate in English and Literacy, you will revolutionize the way 21st-century skills and knowledge are developed in African schools. You will be a central member of the team that will develop the learning model that we will use in our schools in Kenya.

Your role will be based in our Central Learning Design Team in Kenya. Currently, we are working remotely with travel to our Tatu City campuses approximately once per week.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century.

ABOUT YOU

Skills and Qualifications required:

  • You have 2+ years of experience in a rigorous, high-expectations primary setting (CBC classroom experience and training preferred)
  • You have distinctive experience and interest in English and Literacy, particularly in the lower primary years.
  • Experience with a balanced literacy model is a plus.
  • You have a track record of developing creative and rigorous curriculum that has led to distinctive learning outcomes and can demonstrate this through example products and references
  • You have a desire to further develop your curriculum development skills and apply them to transform the lives of African youth
  • You have strong writing skills and are able to use those to create lessons that will help students learn while being engaged and interested
  • You are driven by data and can use data from student assessments to strengthen lessons and spiral in key skills


Responsibilities

Nova Pioneer is looking for a superstar Primary Literacy Learning Design Associate. We look for passionate and creative individuals who are eager to bring in their diverse perspectives and experiences. As a Primary Learning Design Associate in English and Literacy, you will revolutionize the way 21st-century skills and knowledge are developed in African schools. You will be a central member of the team that will develop the learning model that we will use in our schools in Kenya.

Your role will be based in our Central Learning Design Team in Kenya. Currently, we are working remotely with travel to our Tatu City campuses approximately once per week.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century.

ABOUT YOU

Skills and Qualifications required:

  • You have 2+ years of experience in a rigorous, high-expectations primary setting (CBC classroom experience and training preferred)
  • You have distinctive experience and interest in English and Literacy, particularly in the lower primary years.
  • Experience with a balanced literacy model is a plus.
  • You have a track record of developing creative and rigorous curriculum that has led to distinctive learning outcomes and can demonstrate this through example products and references
  • You have a desire to further develop your curriculum development skills and apply them to transform the lives of African youth
  • You have strong writing skills and are able to use those to create lessons that will help students learn while being engaged and interested
  • You are driven by data and can use data from student assessments to strengthen lessons and spiral in key skills


Your typical week at Nova will look like this:

  • Use themes, big ideas, and Kenyan Competency Based Curriculum to create the day-by-day overview of literacy lessons, including Read Aloud lessons, Centres rotations, Guided Reading lessons, Writer’s Workshop lessons, and Literature Circles lessons in Grades PP2 - 6, beginning with Upper Primary.
  • Create year-long Schemes of Work for your subject areas and grade levels
  • Create detailed, inquiry-based lesson plans using the 5-E model, blended learning, and small-group instruction
  • Create materials that go along with each lesson
  • Create a full unit’s worth of material that culminates in Project-Based Learning
  • Work with your manager and classroom teachers to revise lessons after they have been taught.
  • Work with learning designers in other subjects to create integrated projects and investigations
  • Create strong assessments/rubrics/continuums/checklists that allow each teacher to evaluate students 
  • Create assessments that infuse multiple assessment methods, including CBC KNEC approaches, Cambridge, and more.
  • Receive  professional development on the Nova Model of Learning Design, integrated curriculum design, STEAM, and Project-Based Learning
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by your manager


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