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May, 2020:

Do you want to make an impact on students' abilities to be critical thinkers, to recognize trustworthy sources of information — and to sniff out unreliable, biased or fraudulent media messages? Do you want to help students to form their own opinions based on facts and evidence and solid logic? And do you want to help young people learn how to confidently state and defend their points of view in respectful, civil discussion?

There are currently several opportunities to contribute your talents to this innovative digital learning project. Please follow the links below to apply. Thanks for your interest!

The Donofrio Thinkalong Media Internship - Summer 2020

NOTE: This internship is only available for students enrolled in, or recently graduated from a Connecticut Community College with special focus on students at Gateway, Capital, Middlesex Center for New Media, Naugatuck, and Manchester Community Colleges.

The Donofrio Media Intern will have an immersive experience working on Thinkalong.org, a digital learning product for middle grade youth. The intern will research user needs, create content, and test functionality to support the continued development and expansion of Thinkalong. The intern will learn about digital product development, user experience and testing, educational content creation, program evaluation, and digital audience engagement. The intern can expect to take direction from one education-oriented supervisor while collaborating with the digital service and marketing teams to ensure awareness, accessibility, quality, and continuous improvement of the Thinkalong product.

This is a PAID internship scheduled during the summer of 2020 for 8-10 weeks. 16-20 hours per week with a maximum of 20.  Internships are flexible based on COVID-19.

To find out more and apply for this opportunity, please LINK HERE to visit our secure online application platform.

Independent Contractors: Develop Learning Modules for Thinkalong.org

Assignment Deliverables: A learning module for Thinkalong(TM) consists of:

  1. Debate question appropriate for middle grade audience
  2. 3-5 pieces of media from public media sources (e.g. PBS, NPR, a local station affiliate, etc.) that portray relevant, interesting, and varied perspectives on the debate question.
  3. 4-10 pieces of media from additional sources which may include research, relevant organizations, and corporate media, among others.
  4. Written summary of each public media piece highlighting key points for teacher guidance.

We want to work with Independent Contractors who demonstrate:

  1. Strong knowledge of media literacy, press freedom, the principles and ethics of journalism, and contemporary issues of disinformation
  2. Experience with curriculum design related to current events, experiential learning, and debate
    Familiarity with the range of educational and journalistic media offerings of public media
  3. Previous work experience across diverse educational settings
  4. Strong writing and communications skills
  5. Commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, and pro-active encouragement of student voice.
  6. Demonstrate conscientious teamwork, time management, and responsiveness

Contract and Contract Payment: Contractor will be required to agree to terms as part of an independent contractor agreement. $300 fixed price per module, half paid upon acceptance of a first draft and the remainder on acceptance of a final product. Independent Contractors may be asked to complete more than one module. Each Contractor shall determine the methods and means of completing the module, in collaboration with the Educational Director for Thinkalong. Payment is NET 30 days.

Interested Contractors: Applications are only accepted through our Applicant Tracking System found at: https://ctpublic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home?c=ctpublic.

  1. Submit your resume
  2. A brief description of your experience in media literacy education, and
  3. The following assignment: write a debate question and identify 3-5 related public media pieces that are interesting, relevant, and academically appropriate for a middle grade audience; explain your selections.

Disclaimer:  Contractors are fully and solely responsible for all costs and expenses related to building modules, including equipment and space. Contractors warrant their capability, expertise, and means to complete modules. All deliverables, works of authorship etc., made by Contractors either solely or jointly, belong to Connecticut Public in perpetuity and require no further payment outside the agreed fees.  Client may terminate agreement at any time with written notice.

Independent Contractors: Support outreach, training and audience engagement activities for Thinkalong

SEEKING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS:

Support outreach, training and audience engagement activities for Thinkalong.org

We seek three Outreach Specialists who are well-connected educators familiar with the Connecticut education landscape, formal and informal learning spaces, and digital engagement strategies. Each Outreach Specialist will be responsible for engaging educators in one or more of the following areas: advisory board, training, or digital engagement.

Description and Deliverables: 

Position #1: Advisory Boards Outreach Specialist 

  • Plan and support quarterly youth and teacher advisory board meetings (12 total)
  • Prepare technology and support access for each meeting
  • Communicate with advisory board members between each meeting
  • Collect and summarize data from each meeting

Position #2: Training Outreach Specialist 

  • Provide weekly training for educators, parents, and youth in Thinkalong
  • Offer monthly training and support for up to 4 supplemental digital resources (such as virtual debate tools or content sources)
  • Prepare technology and support access for each training
  • Collect and summarize data from each training

Position #3: Digital Engagement Specialist 

  • Engage digital audiences weekly in content about and related to Thinkalong, media literacy, and critical thinking
    Implement weekly digital engagement events across various platforms
  • Collect, summarize, and compare data across events, platforms, and formats

We seek to work with Independent Contractors who demonstrate:

  1. Digital fluency with strong knowledge in digital engagement, facilitation, or organizing
  2. Experience with educators across diverse educational settings
  3. Strong writing and communications skills, including on virtual platforms
  4. Commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, and pro-active encouragement of student voice

Contract and Contract Payment: Contractor will be required to agree to terms as part of an independent contractor agreement. $750 per month from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. Contractor is expected to bill monthly for completed work. Each Contractor shall determine the methods and means of completing the deliverables. Payment is NET 30 days.

Interested Contractors: Applications are only accepted through our Applicant Tracking System found at: https://ctpublic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home?c=ctpublic

  1. Submit your resume
  2. A brief description of your experience in outreach and engagement
  3. A statement outlining which specialized duties you’re best qualified to perform.

Disclaimer:  Contractors are fully and solely responsible for all costs and expenses, including equipment and space with which to accomplish engagement and outreach activities. Contractors warrant their capability, expertise, and means to function as outreach and/or engagement specialists.  All deliverables, works of authorship etc., made by Contractors either solely or jointly, belong to Connecticut Public in perpetuity and require no further payment outside the