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The Literacy Architects, LLC partners with schools, districts, and nonprofit organizations who want to move beyond traditional balanced literacy and infuse more research-based practices into their literacy block. Our team is energized about changing instructional practices and has the knowledge and interpersonal skills to help our partners succeed.  

What We Offer

  • Opportunities to boost your career trajectory

Our part-time, independent contractor opportunities are a good fit for educators and consultants who have between 10 to 24 hours per month to dedicate to designing and presenting resources related to the science of reading. Our projects will allow you to grow your presentation, instructional design, and writing skills while diving deep into the research on how to teach reading and writing.

  • Flexible work environment

Our contractors and partners are based throughout the U.S.A. We communicate virtually, mainly through email and video calls, allowing our team the flexibility to set their own schedules and work arrangements. While we do deliver on-site professional development to school districts and state education agencies, our PD Facilitators are free to complete their presentation preparations in their own location.

Current Openings

Professional Development Facilitators

The Literacy Architects, LLC provides professional development to PreK-12 teachers and school leaders on research-based literacy practices such as explicit, systematic phonics instruction and text-dependent reading and writing. Our trainings include practical strategies that can improve instructional outcomes, discussion about key research articles to teach participants about the “why” behind certain practices, and structured work time for participants to plan implementation.

We are looking for facilitators to deliver half-day and full-day training sessions to teachers and school leaders across the country. Our needs change throughout the school year and range between preschool, early elementary, upper elementary, middle, and high school presenters.

We believe that strong facilitators:

  • Have experience facilitating professional learning for a variety of stakeholders in varied settings (e.g., PLC, large group).
  • Are fluent in the research on how to teach reading and writing and have an interest in staying up-to-date with newly published articles and books about these topics.
  • Identify participants who may not be familiar with or open to the research on how to teach reading and have an ability to connect with them in order to strengthen participant learning.
  • Integrate stories from their past professional experiences into their presentations to make the sessions more relatable and engaging for adult participants.
  • Have deep knowledge and experience with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills or Common Core ELA Standards.
  • Maintain a growth mindset and regularly request feedback.

We provide compensation for facilitation and will reimburse all travel costs. This is a contract position and is not eligible for benefits. If selected, you can expect to travel to client sites and present for about four days per year, although this will vary depending on our organizational needs.

To submit an initial application, please click here

Presentation Designers

The Literacy Architects, LLC is looking for a presentation designer interested in creating presentations and materials for 2-, 3-, and 6-hour professional development sessions. The topic of the sessions will focus on how to teach reading and writing using research-based practices. The audience will be teachers and/or school leaders.

Our presentation designers create an average of one presentation per month. Presentation topics will be brainstormed together, and designers are encouraged to pitch ideas that fit with our work and client’s needs. 

The best fit for this position is someone who is up-to-date on current reading research, has read some of the recent popular articles and books about the science of reading (e.g., “At a Loss for Words,” The Knowledge Gap, Know Better Do Better) and is able to lead participants to an understanding of how to apply the research in practical settings.

This is a remote, independent contractor position. You must be fluent in English and have impeccable grammar. We will communicate by email and occasionally by video call.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Create original presentations (and associated handouts, etc.) using Google Slides and Google Docs
  • Write detailed (scripted) slide notes for each presentation
  • Brainstorm and pitch ideas for presentation topics that are unique, specific, and current
  • Share outline of presentation deck for approval before filling in content
  • Submit work on time (we’ll discuss deadlines)
  • Format everything properly using company branding guidelines

Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience designing PD sessions is preferred
  • Ability to meet and communicate about deadlines
  • Knowledge of the research on how to teach reading and writing is required
  • Advanced coursework in reading is preferred

To submit an initial application, please click here

Writer

We are looking for a writer who is interested in authoring blog posts for our company’s blog. Each blog post will be between 500-1000 words and we expect that each will take between two to four hours to research and write. The posts will be emailed to our newsletter list-serve, posted on our website, and promoted on social media. Our audience is teachers, principals, and district leaders.

If you’re a good fit, expect to produce four new blog posts per month. We can brainstorm topics/angles together and you’re more than welcome to pitch unique ideas. Each article must be your original content and cannot have been published anywhere else.

The best candidate for this position is someone who is up-to-date on current reading research, has read many of the recent popular articles and books on the science of reading (e.g., “At a Loss for Words,” The Knowledge Gap) and is able to translate reading research into practical applications for teachers and school leaders.

This is a remote, independent contractor position. You must be fluent in English and have impeccable grammar. We will communicate by email and occasionally by video call.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Brainstorm and pitch ideas for blog posts that are unique, specific, and current
  • Share outlines for approval before writing
  • Submit articles on time (we’ll discuss deadlines)
  • Format articles properly with links and images

Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience writing for blogs, online publications or news outlets is preferred
  • Ability to meet and communicate about deadlines
  • Knowledge of the research on how to teach reading is required
  • Advanced coursework in reading is preferred

To submit an initial application, please click here