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STEM Curriculum Writers and Instructional Designers

STEM Curriculum Writers and Instructional Designers

Job Description:
March 28, 2024

WhyMaker is seeking multiple STEM curriculum writers and instructional designers for a variety of ongoing projects. These contract-based positions include writing curriculum, lesson plans, modules, online courses, blog posts or teacher training for a variety of diverse STEM products and projects. The successful candidates will have expert-level knowledge of K-12 STEM, Makerspace, Design Thinking teaching. And have knowledge of products for K-12 settings like robotics, electricity, alternative energy, electronics, building kits, 3D printing, laser engraving, computer science, computational thinking, digital platforms and more (including these products). The successful candidates will have teaching experience and experience creating content for the general population of teachers across the US (not just yourself).

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Research and practice with STEM educational products as requested
         - Projects may be tied to already developed products or products may need to be identified
  • Create new and unique projects for K - 12 classrooms using STEM products
  • Develop scope and sequence for long curriculum units
  • Generate objectives and outlines of lessons and curriculum
  • Lead in developing instructional materials and student materials for curriculum or lesson plans
         - Instructional materials may include writing in specific lesson plan templates, creating assessments, objectives, connecting to standards, teacher training information, front matter, additional resources, and be for virtual or in-person.
         - Student materials may include worksheets, design journals, portfolios, labs, instructions, assessments, etc.
  • Create content that is easy to follow for teachers and engaging for students
  • Implement diverse instructional strategies for diverse groups of learners
  • Compile into well polished and client-ready documents


  • Teaching experience REQUIRED
  • Expert with STEAM, Maker Ed, Design Thinking, & Project-Based Learning
  • Have a strong understanding of cognitive, social and physical abilities at various age levels. Able to think about flexible classroom situations and grade levels
  • Strong ability to make connections to the real world and careers
  • Ability to research, find and use the appropriate standards
  • Be action-oriented providing ongoing project updates
  • Independent thinker and problem solver
  • Neat and organized, paying attention to details
  • Be open to feedback and modifications
  • Excellent grammar and writing skills

This is a recurring per-project opportunity. Highly competitive project-based compensation. Hours are flexible, expecting 10 - 20 hours per week, and working within your own schedule. Contractor role. 100% remote. US-based applicants only. Please submit your resume and portfolio here: STEM Curriculum & Instruction Designer You can contact with any questions or concerns. Check out for more about what we do.

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