Our educational non-profit is seeking staff to generate short lesson plans for students with exceptional giftedness. Lessons are on math, history, science, famous people, and high-school subjects for online students.
- You must be a skilled educator who can rearrange lesson content into our template format.
- You must be able to connect to the internet platform to submit to the office.
- You must submit a sample lesson plan that meets all of our template requirements to be considered for a full time position.
What is a lesson plan?
A lesson plan consists of a numbered list of facts. Number one will have 3 facts about something educational. Then, there will be an indented question about these facts. The question will contain a choice of 2 answers, (red or green?). Then, you return and start fact 2, and so on.
Our education department requires lesson plans written as though they are being taught to 6th graders and up. Plans should be written as though one is teaching or explaining the content or concept to someone who has no exposure nor a grasp of the cultural reference being made, perhaps a foreigner learning English for the first time. Provide lots of example to describe a new word.
Here is a snippet of our volcano lesson so you can imagine our format.
(1) The eruption of Mount St. Helens was not a surprise. Geologists are people who study the earth, and they knew that the volcano had erupted about 100 years ago. Therefore, they calculated that was going to happen again. The instrument used to record and measure these vibrations is called a seismograph.
A large wave on a seismograph means the instrument measured a large breakage of Rock or Light?
(2) Geologists watch volcanoes for signs of an eruption. They listen for rumbling, the deep groans and moans of the earth that is slowly melting underneath the ground. Mount St. Helens had been rumbling off and on for more than a hundred years.
Is Mt. St. Helens considered a volcano that is Dead or Alive?
Geologists know that these rumblings are warnings. Geologists also measure earthquakes. Before a volcano erupts, there are usually earthquakes happening in the same area, called a region.
After an earthquake in your region, should you worry about a future Volcano or a future Snowstorm?
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Opportunity for Growth: extraordinary creativity is rewarded!
Our base pay is $1 per Fact+question. Lesson plans must be at minimum 10 questions. You may write longer lessons, and you may submit up to 4 lessons plans per day! (=$40/day)
We look forward to reviewing your sample submissions and expanding our team with your creative skills. Please also check our updated Jobs page, as our mission is to generate employment opportunities for people seeking gainful and meaningful work. We honor neurodiversity, so please reply with your interest and availability so we can expect a timeline. What excites you about this format?
Explanation of our template and milestones:
(A) Content topic should be age appropriate, while the context must be provided to an alien thinker to develop content knowledge with guided imagery. Your 6th grader might know that microwaves are used for food, but the alien might know that humans use electromagnetic waves in their kitchen. Teach to both at the same time.
(B) Think of the Ripley fact, “Can you believe it?” Our students love fun, weird or goofy facts they can repeat to show off their smarts. “Hey, did you know that the world’s tallest person needed 14 yards of fabric to make their suit?”
(C) Critical feedback questions that offer two choices for a response. The choices must reside in the same alphabet cluster, but not the same letter for both questions. (A-I, or J-R, or S-Z). Example: Is today’s lesson about Electricity or History (E and H are both in the alphabet cluster A-I).
(D) Topic sentences must generate imagery so the student can imagine themselves in that content, and can try to guess how it looked, worked, or felt. Every idea should be followed with a critical thinking question to assess the student’s abstract imagery skills. The question doesn’t evaluate if they ‘heard’ or ‘understood,’ but how well they can imagine what would happen next, given the most recent facts. Example: * Is YARDS a Measurement or a Pattern? (J-R)
(E) Tools you can use: Thesaurus https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/pull?s=ts to discover similar words that reside in the same alphabet cluster.
FROM TRIAL PROJECT TO HIRE!
Our Phase I hiring requirements include submitting one Sample Lesson of a topic of your choice; something that you know a lot about. Please use our submission form here
Our editors will review your submissions and send you a google doc (please provide a gmail) to act as a working document. We will provide feedback as comments in the doc.
The third and last phase of our hiring process is identifying candidacy and remitting an offer and budget.