Learning Experience Designer, Curriculum Development

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Kitchener, Ontario (Hybrid), Open to Remote
Education
Full time

The Role

Forward Education is looking for a Learning Experience Designer to develop the online learning content that accompanies our flagship product: the Climate Action Kit.

In this role, you will work alongside our Educational Curriculum Manager and Product & Education team to create a comprehensive library of engaging lessons focused on coding and climate action across grades 3-12. You will design and test innovative coding and robotics projects using the Climate Action Kit and BBC micro:bit.

This is a unique role that requires a diverse skill set. If you have a strong background in educational technology and STEAM education, along with a passion for creating innovative solutions and building exciting projects, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

About You

Our pace of growth brings a lot of change and ambiguity. We thrive on working hard to bring our shared vision to reality. This means that Forward Education is not the right place for everyone.

Before you apply, consider if you can:

  • Make a lasting impact on the world through your work
  • Demonstrate initiative and commitment to excellence
  • Thrive in a dynamic environment and adapt to change
  • Communicate effectively while embracing diverse perspectives
  • Set and achieve ambitious goals to drive success
  • Energize our work culture with enthusiasm and a positive attitude
  • Grow personally and professionally alongside a like-minded team

Job Responsibilities

  • Use backwards design principles to write and publish engaging curriculum-aligned lessons for Forward Education’s online learning platform
  • Brainstorm, build and test grade-appropriate coding and robotics projects with the Climate Action Kit
  • Collaborate with graphic designers on visuals to enhance lesson content, including diagrams, graphics, videos, and step-by-step instructions
  • Ensure all content meets quality standards, including AODA requirements
  • Manage lesson content on GitHub and our Wordpress-based online learning platform
  • Integrate customer feedback to improve course design and content
  • Stay updated on the latest trends, tools, and best practices in pedagogy, coding, robotics, climate action initiatives, and edtech
  • Bring an innovative and creative mindset when it comes to brainstorming new lesson ideas - think outside the box

Qualifications

  • 3+ years experience teaching or developing educational content
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Education, Computer Science, Engineering, Science, or related field
  • Experience in K-12 education is highly desirable
  • Proficiency with micro:bit, Lego, Sphero, or similar educational coding and robotics products
  • Ability to conceptualize, create, and code (block-based) a working robotic project - or willingness to learn
  • Experience writing MakeCode tutorials and formatting with markdown is beneficial
  • A portfolio or example lesson that demonstrates your approach to computer science education
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with effective project management tools
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A genuine passion for technology and environmental education, with a commitment to empowering educators and students

What we offer: 

  • Stock options in an early stage startup that hasn’t received external funding
  • 15 days vacation to start
  • Hybrid work model
  • Medical, dental, vision and extended health coverage from day one - no waiting period
  • 2 paid “Because We Care” days (pet bereavement, religious holiday, mental health support, etc.)
  • $500 Wellness Spending Account
  • Virtual Health Support
  • Weekly “Hour of Learning” to support your professional growth and development

About Forward Education

Do you want to help inspire future generations to make the world a better place?

We’re bringing creativity, coding skills and inspiring Climate Action lessons to the forefront of learning in K-12 classrooms around the world! We believe that technology will unlock a brighter future for us all and that these young generations will help lead the way.

The race to take on Climate Change and the various challenges we face in restoring balance with our planet is the next great Moonshot of our era. Industries will be transformed and millions of jobs will be created in service of making our collective home sustainable. We need these young generations to have hope, inspiration and a variety of technical skills to make that happen - and with the help of great teachers that’s where we come in.

At Forward Education, we make classroom learning systems that make it easy to teach coding in the context of Climate Action technologies and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Students learn about an issue like forest fires and then build/code their own automated tree seeding vehicle while learning about similar projects in the Amazon rainforest. We bring the real world to the classroom to educate, inspire and steer them to the endless opportunities to be a part of making the world a better place. 

Join us in our mission to make a brighter tomorrow.


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