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Please see below for more information about our available independent contractor positions.
The Literacy Architects, LLC partners with schools districts, state agencies, and nonprofit organizations who want to move beyond traditional balanced literacy instruction 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.
- A commitment to diversity and inclusion
We strive to build a community where everyone feels empowered to speak their truth and share their authentic selves. We celebrate and honor the individual differences, life experiences, culture, self-expression, and talent of our clients and partners.
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Virtual Professional Learning Designers
The Literacy Architects, LLC is looking for a short-term consultant(s) to design self-paced learning experiences for educators to learn about the science of teaching reading. This will involve outlining a course syllabus based on research, designing slides, filming short instructional videos, and uploading the final course content onto our platform. The asynchronous courses can include any combination of videotaped lectures (i.e., a recorded screenshare with slides) and readings for participants to digest, and quizzes, homework assignments, and discussion forums for participants to apply their learning.
At minimum, we have four sessions that will need to be developed this summer: Overview of the Science of Reading (to include information about how reading skills develop, the Simple View of Reading, Scarborough’s Rope, phonemic awareness, systematic phonics, and evidence-based methods to teach sight words), Fluency, Morphology, and Strategies for Reading Grade-level Text.
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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 about one new blog post per week. 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.