History Curriculum Designer

Title: History Curriculum Designer
Source: MyJobHelper
Category: Content Development, Long-Term
Posted On: 2015-04-03T00:00:00.000-04:00
Description:
IXL's upcoming social studies component will capture students' attention like never before. Teachers will be amazed as their students dive into interactive questions covering history, geography, culture, politics, economics, and more.

IXL is seeking motivated curriculum designers to join our social studies content team. As a curriculum designer at IXL, you will design engaging and interactive social studies questions and be involved in all aspects of the development cycle, including conceptualization, design, testing, and support. Your educational insight, creative solutions, strong writing skills, and perfectionist mindset will drive the success of our social studies product. 

This is a full-time position in our San Mateo office. 

Responsibilities

  • Use your highly trained brain to be a subject-matter expert for our social studies curriculum. 
  • Design fun, engaging, and interactive social studies questions.
  • Write and edit user-facing content and explanations. 
  • Develop and manage project plans to create and deliver high quality social studies content. 
  • Review materials and product prototypes and make design recommendations. 
  • Articulate learning objectives, design curricular questions to meet objectives, and create a fun learning experience for IXL users. 
  • Advise software engineers, visual designers, and company leaders on appropriate content and assessment strategies. 
  • Work with engineering team to determine how to algorithmically generate social studies questions. 
  • Research and analyze content requirements, including domestic and international standards. 
  • Stay current on related scholarly and business trends. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD in History, Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, or another social science field.
  • Outstanding communication skills; must be articulate with a strong writing ability.
  • Strong analytical-reasoning and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively solve problems. 
  • Highly self-motivated with a strong attention to detail. 
  • Passion for improving education through technology.
  • Broad range of personal and professional interests.
  • Teaching, tutoring, or mentoring experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated technical abilities. Knowledge of computer programming and Web technologies is a plus.

About IXL

IXL Learning is an educational technology company like no other. We develop dramatically innovative, first-of-their-kind products used by millions of learners, from children to adults. Our IXL product (located at IXL.com) is the world's most popular subscription-based learning site for K-12. Our other products include Quia Web, the original 'create-your-own' website for teachers, and Quia Books, the leading online platform for world-languages courses.
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