Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER, Comparative Media Studies (CMS)/Writing, to lead the conceptualizing, developing, and piloting of a professional development offering that will support teachers using the Responsible AI for Computational Action curriculum. The professional development approach will run deep in cultivating a project-based learning (PBL) and design thinking mindset and building a foundation in AI and CS for teachers. Will determine specifics about the model that best fits the curriculum, develop the program, and lead the professional development offering during the pilot phase; work with an interdisciplinary team of learning designers, developers, researchers, faculty, staff, and students; and be involved in curriculum design efforts, building internal capacity around the PBL approach, and engaging with the teacher community. Responsibilities include assessing teacher and curriculum designer needs to determine a promising model; collaborating with designers to iteratively develop a comprehensive professional development program; leading professional development offerings for a cohort of pilot teachers; contributing to curriculum design and activity design; coordinating/facilitating playtesting and module piloting; managing a community of teachers; engaging with teacher co-designers; supporting research around curriculum and professional development; and helping other areas as needed.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in related field and five years’ relevant experience. PREFERRED: advanced degree in a STEM field and five years’ teaching experience or a degree in education with strong STEM background; experience as a classroom teacher using project-based approaches that support student agency; experience working with educators as learners, developing and facilitating workshops or other professional learning experiences, and conducting online and in-person learning; comfort teaching computational thinking and programming in Scratch/App Inventor; and familiarity with AI and machine learning concepts or desire to learn. Job #19491-8
Some travel and school visits will be required when it is safe to do so.
This is a one-year term appointment.