Course Developer

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Course developers design a challenging, high-engagement course for academically gifted students using the Canvas LMS and other appropriate instructional technology tools.

Job Duties: eStudies

  • Respond to TIP staff phone or email inquiries and messages within 48 hours

  • Design seven weeks of online learning activities (10-12 hours of student work)

  • Develop high-level essential questions for modules

  • Identify and integrate age-appropriate readings, visual resources, and other media.

  • Identify and integrate digital tools in activities and assessments

  • Design formative and summative assessments tied to rigorous objectives with differentiated options for students; ensure creative project prompts, directions, and rubrics that lead to meaningful student products and performances

  • Design Socratic discussion prompts in both synchronous and asynchronous discussion spaces

  • Design live session agendas with student-centered tasks for two, one-hour, interactive sessions per week

  • Create scenarios, simulations, role plays, and/or case studies for students to explore or analyze

  • Design collaborative activities

  • Create hands-on activities that are feasible in an online environment, integrated with virtual activities

  • Create sequences of learning activities for certain weeks that ensure content and skill mastery, while chunking content in digestible bites

  • Develop a facilitator guide for instructors inheriting the course

  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein

Job Duties: eInvestigators

  • Respond to TIP staff phone or email inquiries and messages within 48 hours

  • Design curriculum and prepare activities and interactions that lead students to unravel parts of the mystery

  • Design four weeks of online learning activities (three hours of asynchronous student work and one hour of live session time per week)

  • Create a companion teacher’s guide with additional notes

  • Consult with the content expert for subject area knowledge as needed to develop characters, plot events, activities, directions, assignment prompts, and rubrics

  • Refine and co-develop artifacts in collaboration with the content expert and the instructional designer

  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein

Educational Requirements

A master’s in education or curriculum and instruction, and/or long-term experience with teaching and curriculum development with Duke TIP or commensurate face-to-face or online programs. Five or more years of teaching experience with gifted students. Strong writing skills and communication skills.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of LMS, the Cloud (Google apps), presentation software, and other software applications

  • Proficient in current teaching practices and instructional technology

  • Online teaching experience, including facilitation of live web conferencing sessions, or online instructional design experience

  • The ability to engage gifted students fully in an online experience

  • Collaborative, flexible, innovative, and the ability to meet frequent deadlines

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