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Content Writer at Nearpod
Aventura, FL, US
 
Company Overview:
Nearpod empowers educators to transform instruction through the combination of award-winning technology, ready-to-teach digital content, and unparalleled educator support.  2017 marked the second consecutive year that Nearpod has been listed on the Inc. 5000 fastest growing private companies and we have been featured in the Wall Street JournalFortuneFast Company, and local news channels across the country.
 
Nearpod is headquartered in Miami, Florida and is backed by notable investors that include: Insight Venture Partners, Reach Capital, Storm Ventures, the Stanford StartX Fund, the Knight Enterprise Fund, Arsenal Ventures, Marc Benioff (the CEO of Salesforce) and Scott Cook (founder and Chairman of Intuit) and his wife, Signe Ostby.
 
Location: Aventura, FL
 
Department: Content
 
Position: Content Writer  
 
Position Overview:
As a Content Writer,  your primary focus will be to create engaging digital content for a specific grade range and subject area within our K-12 audience. You will write content that leverages research-based instructional practices to maximize Nearpod’s interactive features and engages students as teachers  facilitate instruction.
 
For this project, you will create mini-lesson plans, focused on Spanish oral language development for a K-5 dual language program audience. Lessons will focus on real-world connections, applications, and use of the Spanish language.
 
Work Samples:
In order for your application to be complete, we ask that you please submit two (2) lesson plans OR two (2)  lessons either as a Powerpoint Presentation or Nearpod lesson. Your lesson should be tailored to ONE specific grade level (K-5) of your choosing and should include opportunities for modeling. For the purpose of this sample, your mini-lesson should be 8-10 slides total.
 
Role and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop and create lesson plans for engaging ready-to-teach lessons for a K-12 supplemental content offering
  • Collaborate with Learning Experience Designers to define and execute digital content production projects
  • Provide suggestions and formal proposals to improve digital content design
  • Correlate lessons to selected state and national standards
  • Deliver projects on-time and within budget and scope
  • Review final lessons after production
 
Qualifications:
  • Available to work 15-20 hours/week minimum
  • Teaching certification or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university required
  • Fluency in Spanish required
  • 3-5 years of Dual Language classroom experience required
  • Strong familiarity with academic standards required
  • Ensuring educational deliverables meet learning objectives
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in pedagogy and instructional design
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Suite and Google Suite  
  • Incredible precision, attention to detail, and organization skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • A passion for bringing technology into the classroom as well as a desire to learn about education technology and curriculum trends
  • Ability to work independently and be responsible for meeting goals
  • Energetic, with a strong work ethic, and excellent track record of success
 
Employment Requirements: Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without restrictions
 
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
 

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