Course Reviser (CRISIS)

Course revisers create and revise learning experiences for students and/or staff per the program standards and per evolving needs in the discipline. Revisers ensure that the course remains a challenging, high-engagement experience for academically gifted middle students using the appropriate instructional tools.

Job Duties

Revisers perform three main duties for the Duke TIP CRISIS program over 30 hours:

  1. Revise an existing course. The Reviser is editing a week of curriculum for the course and changing a few assignments.
  2. Update resource guide for each course.
  3. Develop a supply list

In order to achieve the two main duties the following is required:

  • Ensure the course curriculum aligns with Duke TIP’s Academic Star model (curriculum rigor, critical inquiry, authentic experiences, collaborative learning, and creative thought)
  • Identify and integrate rigorous and age-appropriate readings, videos, and other resources
  • Update material to reflect most relevant current events
  • Revise or create new high-level essential questions for lessons
  • Revise existing or create new scenarios, simulations, role plays, and/or case studies
  • Revise prior or design new sequences of learning activities for certain days that ensure content and skill mastery, while chunking content in digestible bites
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein
  • Review, update, and manage course material requests for suitability, rigor, quantity and cost effectiveness
  • Review copyright laws for handout requests
  • Communicate bi-weekly with a Program Coordinator to provide updates and receive support as needed

Educational Requirements

A bachelors degree with teaching and curriculum development experience. Masters degree in education or curriculum and instruction, preferred. Five or more years of teaching experience with gifted middle or high school students preferred. Strong writing skills and communication skills.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • The ability to engage gifted students
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Pedagogical training/experience
  • Collaborative, flexible, innovative, and the ability to meet frequent deadlines
  • Respond to TIP staff phone or email inquiries and messages within 48 hours

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