POSTDOCTORIAL LEARNING DESIGNER, Comparative Media Studies/Writing-MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program (MIT-STEP), to design high school project-based learning geometry math curricula. Responsibilities include designing and developing two high school math project-based learning geometry units; maintaining a design collaborative of researchers, learning designers, educators, and students; leading and supporting studies using mixed methodology for design-based research; coordinating with partner schools and institutions; adapting and creating research instruments; and publishing articles/reports for scholarly and practitioner communities.
MIT-STEP is a leader in designing for and integrating educational technology into K-12 classrooms.
REQUIRED: earned doctorate in the learning sciences, instructional design, math education or related area; at least two years of experience in curriculum design; expertise with leading a design collaborative composed of multiple stakeholders who work together to create student- and teacher-facing educational materials; expertise in high school math education, project-based learning, and mixed methods with a focus on design-based research; interest in advancing excellence and equity in education through improving classroom learning; excellent communication skills; and ability to work independently and contribute to an interdisciplinary team. PREFERRED: experience as an educator in formal or informal education with middle or high school youth, an approach to learning design that brings joy and fun into learning experiences, support for equity within education, and ability and interest in working on an ever-evolving project. Job #22009
When safe, some U.S. travel will be required.
This is a temporary, twelve-month position.
K-12 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIST, Comparative Media Studies/Writing-MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program (STEP)/Education Arcade, to join a highly collaborative team. Will assume two primary roles: 1) curating existing resources and co-creating original computing curriculum for integration into grades 5-8; and 2) in a teacher professional development and coaching role developing and facilitating group and individualized PD (workshops, mentoring, and thought-partnering) helping middle and high school educators evaluate and implement educational technologies as part of their project-based, inquiry, and STEM learning. Responsibilities include serving as in-house expert on educational technologies; collaborating with curriculum designers to iteratively develop a comprehensive PD program for middle school AI curriculum; training/supporting teachers utilizing curriculum/EdTech; coaching/mentoring teachers, providing ongoing support and thought partnership as they develop skills/knowledge to integrate EdTech into classroom practice; developing/maintaining knowledge of MIT and STEP EdTech tools/platforms and curricula; contributing to curriculum and activity design; engaging with teacher co-designers; supporting research efforts around curriculum and PD; and assisting in other areas as needed.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in a related field; five years’ relevant experience; portfolio of work demonstrating successful implementation of impactful, innovative applications of educational technology; solid knowledge of computer science/computational thinking; teaching experience in middle and/or high school using project-based approaches that support student agency; experience and/or interest in formal/informal teacher coaching; flexibility; and ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. PREFERRED: master’s degree in a STEM field; comprehensive knowledge of one or more student-facing programming languages (e.g., Scratch, App Inventor, StarLogo); knowledge of computational modeling/simulation; experience working with educators as learners and developing and facilitating workshops or other professional learning experiences; and familiarity with AI and machine learning concepts. Job #21434-8
Salary range: $70,000-85,000, depending on experience.
Occasional domestic and/or international travel may be required.
This is a full-time, temporary, on-site twelve-month position with the possibility of renewal depending on funding and project needs. Some in-person work will be required, but hybrid situations can be considered.