Curriculum Design Specialist

Project Description

The Philippines Science High School (PSHS) System has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) with a Master's Degree in Education or Curriculum Studies (or other related field), three years’ experience in the field of education, and three years’ experience in curriculum-related activities to work as a Curriculum Design Specialist. In response to the Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) Enhanced Basic Education Program of the Philippine government, and the instructions from its Board of Trustees, the Office of the Executive Director (OED) prepared a 6-year PSHS curriculum in 2011. Attendant to the changes brought on by the implementation of the new curriculum on June 2012, and after graduating PSHS’ first two classes under the 6-year curriculum, revisiting and revising the 6-year academic program has become imperative. To proceed with the proposed revision, the PSHS shall undertake a Curriculum Review and Development Project (CRDP) bearing in mind different components comprising the curriculum development process.

The PCRV will support the design or review of the PSHS curriculum framework and provide advice for its continuous revision and improvement, including modes of delivery, monitoring, and evaluation. The PCRV will conduct workshops or seminars on curriculum development to the Curriculum Review Committee, the Curriculum Technical Working Groups, faculty, and OED’s Research, Policy, and Academics Division (RPAD), and the PCRV will also assist in creating engaging learning activities and compelling course content, and by recommending modern educational methods. The goal of the PSHS is to remain a prestigious learning center, providing the Philippines with a critical mass of professionals and leaders in Science and Technology.

Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in the Philippines together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Philippine Science High School (PSHS) System

Required Skills

• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Master's Degree in Education or Curriculum Studies (or its equivalent)
• At least 3 years’ experience in the field of education
• At least 3 years’ experience in curriculum-related activities (e.g. review, design, monitoring, evaluation)
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Excellent people skills with demonstrated flexibility and patience

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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