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Volunteer: Creating lessons on basic science concepts



United States
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2023
The Oppia team works to create effective, enjoyable online lessons at scale that can reach millions of people. We want every individual, no matter what their personal circumstances, to have access to learning experiences that are not only pedagogically effective, but also fun and engaging. Our focus is on reducing the equity gap in access to education, and we are currently working on providing free and effective basic math and science lessons that can be played on cheap Android devices to learners in underserved communities around the world. Oppia's lessons have already reached over 2,000,000 users, and learners using our basic mathematics curriculum have seen gains of over 50% from pre-test to post-test. You can read some examples of our work in these blog posts ( post 1, post 2).A key differentiator of Oppia is its unique technology platform, which simulates an interactive tutor by adapting each lesson to individual learners’ needs and providing specific, targeted feedback to help them improve. Furthermore, all our lessons are openly licensed and the platform is open source, which enables a diverse group of educators and technologists from around the world to regularly iterate on and improve them.Do you have a passion for creating educational content and want to help underserved children gain access to basic science education? If so, Oppia is looking for volunteers to join our team in developing high-quality science lessons for our online learning platform. Who We AreOppia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that aims to provide high-quality education to all. We achieve this through our online platform, Oppia ( https //www.oppia.org), the support of our dedicated contributors, and partnerships with NGOs in the communities we serve. Where You Fit InBasic scientific literacy is important in our increasingly information-packed and technological world, but many children have limited access to a good science education. We are looking to expand our curriculum to include basic science lessons. To help us achieve this goal, we need volunteers who are detail-oriented and able to write clear and concise explanations of complex topics. You will work with our Science Lesson team to draft science curriculums, write lessons and practice questions on scientific topics, and then implement these lessons on our platform. Why Oppia is an Organization You Want to Work WithOppia has already served over 1,700,000 users and has a library of more than 2,000 lessons.Our focus is on effectiveness, and we use rigorous testing and research to create educational materials tailored to the needs of underserved learners. Our meetings are held online, making it easy to collaborate with our passionate volunteers from around the world. What Our Team Members Contribute
  • Write up draft curricula for what our science lessons will teach students.
  • Write scripts (and work with a graphics team to create art) for each science lesson.
  • Implement lessons on our Oppia platform.
If you are interested, please fill out the interest form here https //forms.gle/yBB6UioSvtJiPvwk7This is a volunteer opportunity provided by VolunteerMatch, in partnership with LinkedIn for Good.