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Technology Enabled Learning Ontario
Call for Writers: Secondary

Technology Enabled Learning Ontario (TELO) requires course writers and reviewers from both public and Catholic district school boards to develop online credit courses.

The ideal course writer and reviewers will currently be teaching in the subject area, ensuring an expertise and understanding of the curriculum.

Each writing team consists of:

Lead Writer who will, in Google Docs and TELO’s Course Writing Software, write all course material based on the design template created by the writing team, in collaboration and communication with reviewer using the template provided. The writer will also:
o using TELO templates, work collaboratively with the writing team to prepare a scope and sequence and full design plan for the development of the entire course;
o work with the technical expert as necessary on interactive components for the course (provide content);
o base all course material (e.g., units, activities, assessments, and evaluations) on the appropriate course curriculum documents;
o make revisions as required based on input from writing team and Ministry staff;
o obtain and track copyright for the course and submit copyright documentation to TELO at the end of the process;
o complete a document at the end of the writing process (in coordination with the reviewer) which includes:
 a two-page document identifying three or four highlights of the course—this will be placed in EduGains for teachers looking for information about the course


• Lead Reviewer, who will oversee the work of the team, including, but not restricted to:
o using TELO templates, work collaboratively with the writing team to prepare a scope and sequence and full design plan for the development of the entire course;
o review, within two working days of receipt and according to TELO timelines, all course overviews, activities, and units submitted by the writer of his/her course;
o provide direction, feedback, and input into the pedagogical value of the teaching and assessment strategies being written;
o receive feedback from all other members of the writing team, synthesize the feedback, and communicate that feedback to the writer if appropriate;
o ensure that the writer completes revisions as required based on team and Ministry feedback;
o ensure that TELO templates are used appropriately;
o ensure that the course created is cohesive and unified (i.e., similar writing voice, similar types of images, similar language);
o complete a document at the end of the writing process (in coordination with the writer) which includes:
 a two-page document identifying three or four highlights of the course—this will be


Subject Specialist Reviewers (2 per course) will:
o using TELO templates, work collaboratively with the writing team to prepare a scope and sequence and full design plan for the development of the entire course;
o support the work of the course writer, lead reviewer, technical expert, assessment expert and editor–the writing team–throughout the course writing process;
o provide direction, feedback, and input into the pedagogical value of the content used in the course throughout the writing process and according to prescribed timelines. This feedback will be provided to the lead reviewer within two working days of the material becoming available;
o on occasion, complete some small writing tasks for the course to support the writer;
o ensure that all curriculum document expectations are addressed in a pedagogically meaningful way.


Assessment Expert (provided by Ministry)
Technical Support Person (Provided by Ministry)

The following are courses that may be written:

*Note: The creation of these courses will depend on qualified writer/reviewer availability.

ENG1P

MDM4U

SNC1P

BTT1O

EMS3O

HSP3U

CIA4U

HSP3C

CHW3M

ICS3U

CGR4M

 

As well, all successful candidates must:

• Attend mandatory training in Toronto from July 4 - July 7, 2017. The Ministry will cover travel and accommodation expenses according to Ministry of Education Guidelines.

All writing will be completed by October 27th, 2017 – so much of the writing must take place during the summer.

If you’re new to the writing process, please take a minute to listen to a few writing team members reflecting on their course writing experience.

If you are a teacher from a district school board, a provincial school, or a school authority who is a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers; has a Specialist Qualification in the subject area in which you wish to write or review; and has experience in curriculum creation, especially, but not restricted to, an online environment, please send an email to Laurie.Hazzard@ontario.ca by June 5, 2017 at 8:00 AM, listing:

• The courses which you are interested in writing/reviewing – be specific, give the course code based on courses listed above;
• An indication as to whether you are interested in writing or reviewing;
• Your Ontario College of Teachers number;
• A résumé including background information highlighting your teaching and curriculum writing experience (e.g., how many times have you taught this course in a regular classroom or online in the past 3 years);
• The names and direct contact information (phone number preferred) of three professional references (one must be your current principal) and permission to contact them.

While we thank all who apply, only the successful applicants will be contacted.