We're hiring! Job Title: Digital Literacy Curricula Writer

January 30, 2019

Job Title: Digital Literacy Curricula Writer (Minnesota Literacy Council)

Description: Experienced adult literacy curricula writer sought to work as part of a team, including another curricula writer and a coordinator, to develop curriculum for implementing the Northstar Digital Literacy Standards in an Adult Basic Education classroom setting. There is a possibility the project will continue with the creation of a curriculum to be used by adult learners independently. The curricula will be used nationally and internationally.


• Extensive teaching experience with adult basic education learners preferred • Experience scaffolding instruction to support English language learners and diverse student populations • Curricula writing experience • Ability to work collaboratively • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision • Excellent communication skills • Familiarity with digital literacy skills as described in the Northstar Digital Literacy Standards • Ability to attend regular meetings, as needed • Proven capacity to meet deadlines of writing projects

Hours: Flexible (20-40 hours weekly) 6+ months. May be staff or contracted position. Competitive compensation.

Please contact: thysom@real-time.com; 651-695-1734

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About Northstar

The Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks based on these skills. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in three main areas: Essential Computer Skills: Computer Basics, Internet Basics, Email, Windows OS, Mac OS X Essential Software Skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint Using Technology to Accomplish Tasks: Social Media, Information Literacy.

Northstar was developed in response to the needs of job seekers who may lack the digital literacy skills needed to seek, obtain, and retain employment, as well as to perform other tasks in daily life. Northstar allows end users to freely take the assessments from anywhere via our homepage, but individuals can instead go to an approved testing location and obtain the Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate when they pass assessments. Certificates provide an important credential for employment, as even entry-level jobs increasingly require basic computer skills. Certificates also certify end user ability to complete computer skills needed in higher education, and demonstrate their ability to use social media and online information thoughtfully. If individuals do not pass, personalized assessment results provide a roadmap to relevant instruction, allowing them to retake the assessment once they have mastered the necessary skills.

Northstar is used by over 620 Adult Basic Education programs, colleges, nonprofits, workforce centers, government agencies, and businesses. There is no cost to complete the assessments on the Northstar homepage.