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Summit Public Schools is a leading charter management organization serving diverse communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington State with currently 11 schools serving over 3,100 students. Summit’s mission is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to not only attend, but succeed in, a four-year college or university. Driven by our unwavering commitment to our core values, Summit works every day to ensure our students are receiving a world-class education. We seek phenomenal individuals with the talents needed to transform children's lives, as well as those who are interested in working on the cutting edge of education. If you're excited by the prospect of transformative growth for yourself, as well as the students, schools, and communities we serve, Summit may be the place for you!

  • 99 percent of Summit students have been accepted to one or more four-year colleges, and its graduates are completing college at double the national average
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Summary:

The Digital Intelligence (CItizenship) Curriculum Coordinator will be creating new curriculum, designed for 7th grade students, in collaboration with the Director of Digital Safety. The curriculum will be student-driven, self-guided, and self-paced, comprised of four units, one each in four focus areas. Each unit will include a playlist of resources, vocabulary, key skills and concepts, and an assessment bank. The coordinator will also work with the Director of Digital Safety and school staff to create cumulative projects that will utilize the skills and domain knowledge covered in the four units. Finally, the coordinator will design a plan to spiral the skills and knowledge up through progressive grade levels, and outline focus areas to address with parents at each level.

Summary of project responsibility:

  • 4 complete playlists of digital safety curriculum for 7th grade students
    • Student-driven
    • 3-4 objectives per playlist
    • 9-12 resources per playlist
    • Vocabulary bank
    • Assessment question bank
  • 2 cumulative project plans
    • Connection to the curriculum skills and domain knowledge
    • Grading rubrics
    • Supporting materials, including checkpoints and rubrics
  • Outline of upward spiral of skills through grade 11
  • Outline of parent outreach areas at each level

Qualifications:

  • Valid teaching credential
  • At least 2 years of classroom teaching experience (ideally at the middle school level) particularly with project-based and/or inquiry-based learning structures
  • Familiarity and comfort with project-based learning and student-driven learning
  • Curriculum creation experience
  • Knowledge of digital safety and citizenship issues
  • Proficiency and comfort with technology
  • School or district curriculum facilitation experience, Common Sense Media certified educator status, or experience with the Summit educational model preferred but not required

Requirements:

  • A computer and reliable internet access
  • Ability to work remotely and/or transportation to the Redwood City, CA office
  • 4 month full-time commitment
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