Digital Learning Creator

at

KIPP

Washington, DC
Full Time
10mo ago

Company Description

About KIPP DC:

By 2025, KIPP DC will build upon two decades of proven results to develop into a more impactful, innovative, and inclusive school system, that provides joyful, identity-affirming learning experiences so that all students and alumni achieve extraordinary outcomes. We are a network of eighteen schools educating nearly 7,000 students and employing 1,200 teachers, leaders, and staff members dedicated to our mission. As part of the KIPP network’s 255 schools, we share best practices and innovations with our peers across the city and country.

Our work is grounded in a commitment to excellence, equity, and justice. We believe all students have the right to rigorous, relevant, and joyful learning experiences led by exceptionally talented and diverse educators who promote student achievement and a sense of belonging. We pride ourselves on providing unparalleled professional development and leadership opportunities. We acknowledge the demands of the teaching profession and continually seek to improve sustainability, benefits, and support for teachers. We are seeking staff who are passionate about educational equity, driven by student and family relationships, and constantly seeking to grow.

 

VIRTUAL LEARNING AT KIPP DC:

The goal of the virtual learning program at KIPP DC is to develop a desire and love for learning in students in our virtual program. Staff members give students in our program personalized experience, seeking to know a child, their family, their strengths, and their areas for growth, in a fully virtual space.  The virtual program strives to provide students with an intensive foundation in the core academic subjects through a blend of asynchronous and synchronous instruction. Learning coordinators in virtual classrooms use KIPP DC curriculum, created by Digital Learning Creators, to support students in their learning. Virtual staff cultivate a strong sense of belonging and a strong relationship with their caseload of students and families.

Through powerful lessons and relationships, our virtual learning program will drive student learning in English Language Arts, math, science, social studies, and special education. In core subjects, 1st-8th grade learning coordinators implement research-based curricula, brought to life digitally by our Digital Learning Creators, that are Common Core aligned and student centered. KIPP DC curricula is added to and revised by a committee of teachers and leaders focusing on culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy. Our Digital Learning Creators bring this curriculum to our students’ screens at home.  

With ample planning time, content meetings, and daily student work/data analysis, virtual staff work collaboratively with peers in the virtual school program and across our network. Staff receive feedback and support from school leaders, network content coaches, and other teammates. School culture at the virtual program is grounded in Positive Behavior Incentives Systems (PBIS) led by an attendance and family success manager at the school. Student identity and creativity is recognized through weekly celebrations and a myriad of clubs ranging from Project Lit to martial arts.

Digital Learning Creators

Digital Learning Creators (DLCs) will provide instructional content for remote instruction in accordance with KIPP DC curricula. DLCs will be hired across grade bands and in STEM and Humanities content areas and must have appropriate experience.  This is an exempt position and reports to the principal. 

Job Description

Expectations of the DLCs roles:

DLCs will work with the Instructional Leadership Team to create daily 7-12 minute mini-lesson videos for students.  DLCs will identify the essential learning for each week of the month ahead. Essential learning for each week will represent learning that is pivotal in meeting and achieving the expectations outlined in grade level standards. The KIPP DC curriculum and objective calendar will inform selection of the instructional materials to be developed by the DLCs.

DLCs will create daily video instructional materials that include a mini-lesson related to lesson objectives that may include modeling, examples and procedural guidance and/or written explanation of a lesson and how it relates to grade level standards and priority learning as well as connections to learning from previous grades.

 DLCs are expected to create a minimum of 4 videos per week, per content area, per grade. 

 KEY REQUIREMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The DLCs will develop and provide instructional content for virtual students.  For their designated grade band and/or content area(s) or specialty, the DLCs will:

  • Create content aligned to the respective course scope and sequence and learning standards that will be uploaded to a school’s chosen learning platform.
  • Create instructional materials and assignments that are differentiated for a variety of learners, including English/multilingual learners and students with disabilities, that are culturally relevant and aligned to standards.
  • Create and upload video mini-lessons that align to KIPP DC curricula and scope and sequence, so that students—whether in-person or remote—can access and watch.
  • Participate in and facilitate routine professional learning.
  • Collaborate with other DLCs to share resources and best practices.
  • Collaborate with Learning Coordinators to internalize virtual content, receive ongoing feedback of what is working for students and what is not, and implement engaging instruction.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the Instructional Leadership Team to develop and adapt resources, engage in professional learning, and share resources and best practices.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Required)
  • Bachelor’s degree in content area (Preferred)
  • Commitment to working with students from communities with limited access to quality educational opportunities (Required)
  • At least two years of teaching experience in a school (Strongly Preferred)
  • Experience/strength in content area (Preferred)
  • Must maintain a professional virtual work environment, free of distraction.
  • Must have access to stable, high speed internet
  • Demonstrated expertise with the delivery of remote instruction, including creating online content
  • Demonstrated experience with developing and facilitating professional learning and the needs of PreK3-12 learners
  • Preferred experience with curriculum implementation and standards alignment
  • Demonstrated expertise with various online educational platforms
  • Experience with differentiating lessons and learning materials for a variety of levels
  • Evidence of outstanding instructional delivery
  • Demonstrated leadership and/or recognition in teaching in the related content area/specialty
  • Must live within the continental United States and maintain east coast hours.  

 

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits:

KIPP DC offers an extremely competitive compensation and benefits package:

  • KIPP DC offers its employees competitive rates for medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance. KIPP DC’s plans include options for Health Savings Accounts, Flex Spending Accounts, and access to OneMedical.
  • KIPP DC also offers its employees a 403(b) retirement account with employer contributions and matches vesting after three years.
  • All employees who use public transit are eligible for pre-tax deductions for transportation costs through a partnership with WMATA
  • Digital Content Creators are provided with a laptop computer for work and access to a discounted cell phone plan for staff/student/parent calls.
  • Digital Content Creators have access to KIPP DC’s additional development and enrichment opportunities such as RELAY’s Masters of Arts in Teaching program, Special Education Fellowship, School Culture Champion Grants, Classroom Innovation Grants, and various fellowship and pilot programs launched each year
  • KIPP DC has various support programs in place during the pandemic, including extended sick leave and robust health and safety protocols and training programs

Please apply immediately, as applications are accepted and roles are filled on a rolling basis. All interested applicants should visit https://www.kippdc.org/join-our-team/apply-now/. For questions or issues with your application, please contact [email protected]

KIPP DC Public Schools does not discriminate against, or tolerate discrimination against, employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis or protected class including, but not limited to, actual or perceived race, color, national origin, immigration status (except as necessary to comply with federal, DC, state, or local law), religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or expression), marital status (including domestic partnership status), genetic information, political affiliation, pregnancy, family responsibilities, personal appearance, veteran status, uniform service member status, status of being unemployed, status of victim a survivor of domestic violence, sexual offense or stalking, matriculation or any other protected class under federal, state, DC, or local law. 

Click here or here to review KIPP DC’s non-discrimination policy and KIPP DC’s Title IX Coordinator’s contact information.

 

KIPP DC requires all staff to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or obtain an approval for exemption due to medical or religious reasons by November 1, 2021 or start of employment, whichever is later. 

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