• Manager, Curriculum

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/8/2018 11:53 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-2270
    Primary Job Location
    CA-ON-Toronto
    Close Date
    6/22/2018
    Division
    Digital Learning
    Department
    5030 - Curriculum
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    Date:                           June 8, 2018


    Position Title:            Manager, Curriculum

               

    Company:                   TVO

    Division:                     Digital Learning

    Reports To:                Director, Educational Partnerships, K-12
    Location:                    Toronto, Yonge & Eglinton (on the Yonge subway line)

     

    As the Government of Ontario’s partner in digital learning, TVO’s vision is to create a better world through the power of learning.

     

    TVO’s powerful learning products and services, rooted in the curriculum, help build an Ontario that can adapt, innovate, and compete globally. Our in-depth current affairs journalism from an Ontario perspective supports citizen engagement and a more robust democracy. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.  

     

    Overview:

     

    Reporting to the Director, Educational Partnerships K-12, the Manager, Curriculum will ensure the content and application of Ontario’s curriculum and assessment policies and practices are embedded into the design of TVO’s portfolio of Digital Learning products and services. As a team member committed to excellence, the Manager shares their knowledge of the trends and opportunities in the education system, therefore contributing to TVO’s leadership in the field of digital learning inside and outside the classroom.

     

    Working in collaboration with the Independent Learning Centre (ILC) Leadership Team, the Manager nurtures the ILC’s reputation as a leader in the field of distance learning, specifically ensuring the team functions as a knowledge hub and a highly regarded arm of TVO.

     

    Key Responsibilities: 

    • Provide curricular and assessment direction for the content design of TVO’s Digital Learning portfolio e.g. TVOKids, mPower and the ILC English and French Language courses
    • Stay abreast of Ministry of Education curriculum changes and priorities
    • Assist with the interpretation and application of assessment data and other contextual/ demographic, trend data and reports
    • Lead, review and evaluate content development and product quality for ILC English and French Language courses
    • Identify ILC courses to be developed based on curriculum updates
    • Review, approve or provide feedback to proposals for online lesson material on the basis of instructional integrity, curricular need, course priority, cost, and time considerations
    • Provide leadership to employees and contractors, ensuring they are knowledgeable in all areas of education technologies and learner engagement strategies
    • Provide coaching and mentorship to the team, ensuring course content harnesses the pedagogical opportunities offered through technology
    • Collaborate in the development of plans for interactive elements of the curriculum
    • Assist cross-functional team members to support strategic ILC decisions for Ontario and International students
    • Report on course development status, challenges, strategy, and operations
    • Develop and submit monthly reports and other documentation as required
    • Lead the selection and development of contracts for external contract course writers, subject matter experts and translators
    • Build instructional capacity and program and policy understanding for staff through the implementation and monitoring of TVO’s  Educational Blueprint
    • Manage departmental budget, including planning and determining expenditures, maximizing efficient allocation of resources, approving contract and purchase requisitions

    Qualifications:

    • Successful completion of a Bachelor of Education
    • Member of the Ontario College of Teachers
    • Additional education or training in a related field, e.g. a Masters of Education in Curriculum, or Masters in Educational Technology
    • 5+ years in an instructional leadership role
    • 5+ years of classroom experience in K-12
    • Proven knowledge of Ontario Curriculum Documents for K-12
    • Experience implementing Ministry of Education policy and program requirements
    • Experience supporting teacher development at the school, district, Faculty of Education, Curriculum Association or provincial level
    • Proven ability to design appropriate, accessible, and engaging educational content for online learners is an asset
    • Understanding of how to build effective assessment for learning activities
    • Experience with projects where digital assets were created is an asset
    • Strong time management, analytical and interpersonal skills required, along with a high degree of attention to detail
    • Excellent grammar, verbal and written communication skills required, including experience in presenting to all levels of leadership
    • Available to support the organization with evening or weekend work
    • Demonstrates TVO's values of Excellence & Innovation, Ownership, Collaboration, Trust and Respect

     

    Qualified candidates are invited to submit a current resume by the stated date at 5:00 p.m.

     

    For Additional information about TVO please check out our website at TVO.org to access all of our web properties.

     

    TVO is an equal opportunity employer and will endeavour to accommodate job applicants with disabilities through the People & Culture Division. Upon request, all job postings will be made available in alternative format.

     

    TVO is committed to achieve a skilled workforce reflective of the population of Ontario.

     

    We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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