AltSchool’s mission is to enable all children to reach their full potential. We are a public benefit corporation and a Certified B Corporation, bringing together a unique partnership of educators, engineers and researchers to create a proprietary learning platform guided by the most comprehensive body of current educational research. AltSchool’s platform is designed to empower schools everywhere to offer personalized, whole-child learning for each student, and to enable teachers to truly understand each child—both deep and wide—so they can develop and deliver a personalized curriculum that helps each child thrive.
Headquartered in San Francisco, AltSchool currently operates a network of eight schools in California and New York, which serve as learning labs for ongoing research and development. Starting fall 2017, that network of schools will expand to include the first cohort of pilot partner schools using the AltSchool platform of products and services. We are backed by many key investors including Founders Fund, Andreessen Horowitz, Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan’s donor-advised fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, who are committed to help achieve the goal of making the best education, the most accessible.
Key to the Learning Designer’s (LD-STEM) role is the responsibility to deeply collaborate with the central pedagogy team and our network schools to ensure our work at AltSchool continues to place the learner in the center of our school environments. As a discipline-based specialist in math and science, it is essential that the LD-STEM develop relationships with educators through in-person learning reflections and through the consistent use of data to help provide insights into the individual learning needs of students. They act as key mentors for educators, supporting them with the resources that lend to a continuity of quality across a learner’s experience over time and reinforce student agency and academic progress in a personalized learning environment.
This role will be a part of the Central Pedagogy team and will report to the VP, Pedagogy.
Become an expert in AltSchool’s education model, practices and tools
Establish curriculum coherence through research, pilots, benchmarking and analysis of AltSchool programming
Support collaborative planning and instructional strategies that best serve project-based learning across TK- 8 learning environments
Support STEM integration across disciplines
Lead network efforts to maintain a deep understanding of STEM best practices and ensure quality assessment design
Respond to diverse educator needs empathetically to support and train educators in implementing strong curricular and instructional practices
Proactively seek + share opportunities for improved curricular and instructional practices
Articulates a clear, bold vision for learner-centric environments
Minimum 3 years classroom teaching experience in progressive learning models
Demonstrable success with interdisciplinary, project-based and active pedagogy in STEM
Demonstrable technology literacy in a K-8 classroom setting with practical application
Demonstrable data literacy in a K-8 classroom setting with practical application
Excellent interpersonal skills with evidence of collaboration skills across a diverse group of colleagues and stakeholders
Experience in competency-based learning environments
Excellent communication skills including strong listening and synthesis of information; strong written, visual and verbal communication
A self-starter mindset with a bias towards action
Knowledgeable about neuroeducation and emotion science
Consistently described as fast learning, organized and independent
Experience facilitating professional learning (eg. administrative, mentorship, coaching)
Experience with young learners
Expertise in both science and math
Proficiency and experience in design thinking
Compensation and Benefits
Competitive compensation commensurate with experience
Health, dental, and vision benefits
401(k) with matching
Monthly fitness stipend
Free lunch and snacks
Apply Now To be considered for this role, you must submit an online application. Please submit a cover letter that explains why you would be a great fit for this role along with your resume.
AltSchool is an interdisciplinary team of educators, technologists and entrepreneurs building a network of schools that prepare students for our changing world. Each individual school is able to adapt to the needs of students, families and the surrounding community; the larger network connects everyone together and enables a far greater impact in our efforts to improve education. Underlying it all... is a platform and curriculum that is personalized to each individual child.
Our team has come together because we all believe that more is possible. AltSchool provides a rich and personally meaningful education that is built for our children’s future.