We wanted to share a great opportunity, from EdReports, for deep professional learning on the Framework for K-12 Science Education and/or Next Generation Science Standards with a national network of skilled educators aimed at supporting other educators with information to help them find quality science instructional materials. Currently over 1,400 districts have benefitted from the work of EdReports educator reviewers, supporting almost 16 million students.
EdReports is a non-profit organization with a mission to empower educators with independent, credible, evidence-rich information about instructional materials to ensure students have what they need to be college and career-ready. They are accepting applications for reviewers for new elementary reviews starting late 2022 and high school science instructional materials reviews starting in Spring/Summer 2023.
Who is EdReports looking for? EdReports is a by educator, for educator organization. Currently, classroom educators, district specialists, state specialists, non-formal educators, retired educators, and those pursuing advanced science education degrees participate in reviews. The profile of a science reviewer includes expertise in the Next Generation Science Standards and a commitment to quality instructional materials.
What can I expect if selected to be a reviewer? If selected, you will sit on a team of five reviewers who will be examining one set of materials with the support of EdReports’ science team. Reviewers can expect about 10 hours of work per week, including a weekly one-hour virtual call with their team.
Reviewers also get a host of benefits, including:
- In-depth training on the NGSS and the EdReports review tools, and more than 25 hours of professional development overall.
- A stipend ranging from $1,750 – $2,500.
- Access to a network of like-minded educators nationwide in a variety of roles from classroom teachers to state specialists.
- Leadership opportunities in review teams or as a Klawe Fellow.
How do I apply? Visit EdReports’ website to learn more about becoming a reviewer and complete an application. Once you apply, an application task will be sent requesting demonstration of your NGSS knowledge. Following receipt of the application task, EdReports will schedule a 30-minute interview to learn more about you and share more about the review process.