The Citizens Foundation
The Curriculum Development Lead (CDS) works with the Academics Team on the overall planning, design and content development of the English curriculum, resources and teaching support materials. The major contribution of the CDL is to lead a team of developers and designers in development of the English textbooks and resources for primary grades at TCF. The role involves planning, reviewing content, developing content and personnel management.
The Curriculum Development Lead is also responsible for other projects related to academics working and school policy.
- Lead a team of specialists in the design and development of curricula for English in TCF. This includes leading research, providing structures, support and feedback to team members as well as plan for their growth,
- Provide feedback on the design and development of content to content writers and graphic designers,
- Use a curriculum framework based upon international best practices in EFL instruction as a guiding document for all design and development. Make alterations to the framework, based on research, if necessary,
- Conduct a needs assessment of English language instruction at TCF to evaluate the current syllabus; this would entail observation of classrooms, focus group sessions with students and teachers and seeking feedback from experienced educators as external evaluators,
- Develop a set of quality, engaging, student-centric Nur-V resources for English language instruction, drawing upon proven English language instructional approaches in EFL/ESL instruction from international contexts and best practices from the local context,
- Work closely with the Graphic designers in determining an overarching theme to the books including the development of original characters, scenarios, narratives and stories,
- Design and develop high quality e-learning content to improve teacher content knowledge,
- Research innovative modes of instructional delivery and pedagogical practices to transfer concepts to different types of learners,
- Lead the development of lesson plans for teachers based on effective best practices,
- Maintain a strong connect with the intended users of the resources: students and teachers,
- Test sample lessons in real-time with students and use feedback from this exercise for improvement of content before roll out to schools,
Collaborate on other projects within and outside the department on a range of projects related to the development of curriculum, syllabi, student learning outcomes, testing and similar activities
- Knowledge of English language instruction approaches
- Creativity to be able to write engaging content for children including stories
- Strong English writing, reading and speaking skills
- Ability to lead, manage, hire and develop a team
- Ability to plan and organize activities within strict timelines
- Ability to read and critically analyze data and situations
- Ability to research and collate information
- Strong research skills, both primary and secondary
- Expertise with Microsoft Office
- Strong advisor/partnering skills to work effectively with designers and program developers.
Passion to stay current on educational content and teaching methods.
Bachelorâ€™s degree (preferably English Language, Literacy or Linguistics)
English Teaching certifications like TEFL, TESOL are preferred
2-3 years in teaching, training or curriculum development.