Job: Online Professional Development Facilitator (NFLRC)

Deadline for Applications: August 1, 2016

Online Professional Development Facilitator

The National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) seeks an energetic and knowledgeable online facilitator for a national project. If you are an online K-16 foreign language teacher with an interest in the development of materials for online instruction, we encourage you to apply.  This is a unique opportunity to lead an online professional development series exclusively designed for online foreign language teachers. This Online Language Pedagogy (OLP) module will be the second of a series of three modules developed and offered annually by the NFLRC in collaboration with North Carolina Virtual Public School. The 2015 module is available at http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/82/.

Position Description

This position will entail facilitating five 2-hour weekly sessions of a professional development module on materials development for online foreign language teachers. Various professionals in the field are invited to give presentations on topics in their area of expertise. Sessions are synchronous, in webinar format, and start September 28 and end on October 26, 2016. The facilitator is expected to:

  • give a brief overview of the topic for each session and introduce each speaker;

  • moderate a discussion after the topic has been presented (with support from the NFLRC staff);

  • wrap up each session;

  • communicate with participants through email as needed;

  • assess participants’ tasks;

  • provide feedback to improve the materials.

Minimum Requirements

  1. At least 3 years of experience teaching K-16 foreign language online at an accredited institution.

  2. Demonstrated experience facilitating professional development for foreign language teachers.

  3. Experience or interest in the design and development of instructional materials for online teaching and learning.

Applicant must reside and be authorized to work in the U.S.

Funded by a Title VI grant, the NFLRC aims to expand the nation’s capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively through research and materials development projects. The primary audience for most NFLRC endeavors is language instructors and applied linguists.

Application Instructions

Submit a cover letter explaining how you meet the minimum requirements and a C.V. to nflrc@hawaii.edu by August 1, 2016.