Website Massachusetts Institute of Technology
ASSESSMENT DESIGNER AND LEARNING SCIENTIST, Comparative Media Studies/Writing-MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program (MIT-STEP) (full time), to join our interdisciplinary team to design, implement, and research learning experiences valuing student voice and choice and teacher agency. We are looking for a creative thinker to join our team to design cutting-edge, playful, authentic to the learning experience, assessments for high school project-based learning math curricula. Responsibilities include: Designing and testing assessments for project based learning math units; Working with a design collaborative to create summative and formative assessments; Building capacity for assessment design in the lab and beyond; Coordinating with partner schools and institutions; Adapting and creating research instruments; Leading and supporting studies using mixed methodology for design-based research; Publishing findings for scholarly and practitioner communities. The ideal candidate is comfortable navigating ambiguity and enjoys challenges wrestling with fuzzy and big problems in education.
MIT-STEP prides itself in designing for and integrating high quality educational technology into K-12 classrooms.
REQUIRED: earned doctorate in Learning Sciences, Instructional Design, Curriculum and Instruction, Assessment Design, Education, Cognitive Psychology or related area. Expertise in assessment design for example in designing and executing playful assessments for open ended projects. Expertise in mixed methods with a focus on design-based research; experience working closely with teachers on design and development of formative and summative assessment; interest in advancing excellence and equity in education through improving classroom learning; excellent communication and technical skills; and ability to work independently and contribute to an interdisciplinary team. PREFERRED: at least five years’ assessment design experience, knowledge and experience with project based learning at the high school level; experience as an educator in formal or informal education with middle or high school youth, knowledge of and experience with high school math education; experience with data visualizations and data analytics; ability to work well on an ever evolving project.
When safe, some U.S. travel is required.
This is a temporary, on-site , 12-month position with the possibility of renewal depending upon funding.
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