The Curriculum Development lead- Foundational Literacy will lead the research and development of a curriculum framework for foundational literacy- English that is aligned with teaching English as a Foreign Language and the Single National Curriculum. The individual will also lead the development of Teacher Guides and learner material based on the framework, and the assessment of the effectiveness of this material.
The materials designed under this work stream will be deployed in TCF’s public-private partnership schools.
- Lead the development of a curriculum framework for foundational literacy (English) that is aligned with:
- Learning English as a Foreign Language and TCF’s existing framework for it.
- Single National Curriculum/ National Curriculum.
- Conduct primary and secondary research (local and international) on Foundational Literacy approaches.
- Thoughtfully use the instructional time allocation, material design and student socio-emotional development frameworks and guiding principles developed by TCF to lead and oversee the development of teacher guides for English.
- Determine strategy of teaching English language in schools within certain resource constraints.
- Identify useful content from TCF’s content repository as well as other open source content to curate learner materials and incorporate their usage in under-development and under-review lesson plans.
- Maintain a strong connect with the intended users of the resources: teachers and students, including field testing specific approaches, seeking teacher feedback on their support requirements etc.
- Review and provide feedback on English Lesson Plans created by content developers, and develop exemplar lesson plans as well.
- Review the teacher guides to improve differentiation in the multigrade context and identify where learner materials can support further differentiation and scaffolding.
- Research and design formative and summative assessment strategies.
- Assist in developing useful content to support training of teachers in using English learner and teacher materials.
- Monitor the outcomes of curriculum implementation, student learning, training and communication and makes necessary changes to increase effectiveness.
- Be involved in hiring of team members, consultants and financial partners appropriate to the project.
- Prepare and present progress reports/presentations to senior team, others as requested.
- Be involved in other tasks as assigned related to the project / organization needs.
- An understanding of the structure and design of curriculum documents and how they translate to learning experiences
- Experience in developing curriculum, Teacher Guides and supplementary material.
- Understanding how students learn, particularly in the early grades, and how language learning can be aided in a multi-grade classroom
- Knowledge of project management tools and principles
- Strong leadership, negotiation, and problem solving skills
- Excellent English proficiency
- Ability to work independently as well as with teams.
- Strong computer skills in office automation and various software applications including MS Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
Master’s degree in English as Second/Foreign Language, Linguistics, Education or International Development preferable.
At least 2 years of relevant experience.
1 year of project management experience preferable