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Job Title: Curriculum Development Consultant
Job Location: Common Ground High School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Common Ground High School
New Haven, CT 06515
Telephone: 203-389-0823
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Job Description:
Common Ground is seeking an individual or organization to act as a Curriculum Development Consultant for a fixed fee contract of $30,000, starting in February 2017 and continuing through the start of September 2017. Common Ground intends to extend this contract into the 17-18 school year, based on this initial partnership and available funding.
This Curriculum Development Consultant will: Work closely with Common Ground’s 9th grade teachers and our “Teaching Our Cities” team to develop an integrated, ready-to-teach 9th grade curriculum  including units of study, performance tasks and other assessments, projects, and culturally relevant texts; Partner with Common Ground teachers, students, parents, and community partners to develop the themes, topics, and structures for new courses to be added to our curriculum; Develop shared curriculum planning tools including templates for interdisciplinary, project-based units and courses, and horizontal and vertical skills progressions in consultation with Common Ground teachers and leadership staff; Create rubrics and processes for evaluating existing and future curricula in collaboration with staff and other stakeholders to ensure they reflect Common Ground’s commitment to standards-driven, environmental and social justice oriented, place-based, interdisciplinary, culturally responsive, project-based learning; and Develop and facilitate a collaborative process that engages a range of stakeholders in curriculum development work
Common Ground is seeking outstanding candidates with:
Deep experience and skill in standards-based curriculum development incorporating vertically and horizontally-aligned skill sequences and backwards design; Deep understanding of and commitment to culturally responsive teaching, social justice education, and the role of education in anti-racism and anti-oppression work; Demonstrated capacity to create project-based, place-based learning experiences using  performance tasks as assessment tools; An ability to build positive, collaborative relationships with other educators, and to facilitate a curriculum development process that engages other key constituencies — students, families, community partners; Classroom teaching experience; Connections to and knowledge of the New Haven community and/or experience in place-based education in urban settings; Strong background in and passion for environment, sustainability, social justice, and related topics; Facility with Common Core State Standards, C3 Social Studies, and Next Generation Science Standards; A fierce commitment to helping all students succeed, and to engaging students from racially and economically diverse urban settings; Bachelor degree; Masters strongly preferred; Creativity, sense of joy, and commitment to collaborati
Common Ground is particularly eager for candidates that help us fulfill our commitment to building a genuinely diverse staff, reflective of our students’ cultural backgrounds and lived experiences. At Common Ground, a racially and socio-economically diverse community of 200 students from 16 different towns experiences a mix of high academic standards, active learning and leadership opportunities, and small school supports that are producing dramatic educational results. More than 93% of our students are accepted to college, and our students’ graduation rates and test scores have pushed above the state average.
Please send cover letter and resume to:Lizanne Cox, School Director, Common Ground High School, 358 Springside Ave., New Haven, CT 06515
It is the policy of the New Haven Ecology Project, Inc. and Common Ground High School that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise discriminated against under any program, including employment, because of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, civil union status, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental retardation, and past/present history of mental disorder, learning disability and physical disability. It is the policy of the New Haven Ecology Project, Inc. and Common Ground High School to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to age, color, marital status, civil union status, national origin, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity in all personnel actions, including recruitment, evaluation, selection, daily interactions, promotion, compensation, training and termination. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended, it is the policy of the New Haven Ecology Project, Inc. and Common Ground High School not to discriminate against protected qualified applicants and employees with disabilities in all aspect of employment.
 

lcox@commongroundct.org
 

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