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Volunteer: Enjoy teaching math? Help create effective lessons for underserved learners around the world!



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Sacramento, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2024
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 https //medium.com/@ebelubhuhiose/86b97283edf4 and https //medium.com/@ojobusayo99/6e783aaddb74 .

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 enjoy explaining math concepts to your friends, and are you passionate about helping underserved children gain access to education? If so, keep reading! Oppia is looking for a Math Lesson Creator to assist our Lesson Creation team with creating effective and interactive lessons on Basic Mathematics (covering topics such as Multiplication, Time Measurement, Negative Numbers, and Geometry).

To get started, please fill in this form https //forms.gle/TJUw6WAD3KcpcY7N7

Who We Are

The Oppia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to provide high quality education to all. We do this through the creation and maintenance of our free-to-use platform, Oppia (https //www.oppia.org), the coordination of our passionate contributors, and the development of critical partnerships with NGOs in the communities we aim to serve.

Where You Fit In

Millions of children are not receiving the education they deserve. Of the 61 million children worldwide who cannot attend primary school, 17 million will never step foot into a school if trends continue. Students around the world face difficulties accessing quality education due to conflict, discrimination, and lack of teacher training - and, in the wake of COVID-19, millions more children are also seeing interruptions in their daily lives, stability, and education, which makes it even more difficult for them to get the education they need to succeed.

Our community of volunteers has created a series of interactive, story-based lessons that can be played offline (using the Oppia Android app) by learners in areas without Internet. The lessons are interactive and are designed to give useful feedback to learners if they make a mistake, so that they can fix their misunderstandings and improve their skills on the fly. These lessons have proved highly engaging and effective with students from underserved communities, and we are currently aiming to complete the remainder of the Math curriculum so that it can serve as a useful aid for primary-school learners around the world.

We’re looking for someone who has good attention to detail, an interest in teaching, and enjoys finding the most intuitive way to explain a complex topic. As a member of our Math Lessons team, you will collaborate with other team members on designing, reviewing and improving lessons; writing practice questions on math topics; and implementing these lessons on the Oppia platform.

Why Oppia is an Organization You Want to Work With

  • Oppia has served over 2,000,000 users.
  • Oppia focuses on effectiveness, and conducts rigorous user testing and RCTs to validate the lessons we offer. Learners using Oppia’s lessons have seen gains of 50+% from pre-test to post-test.
  • Oppia's contributors actively help to provide students around the world with basic education. Please see https //medium.com/@ebelubhuhiose/86b97283edf4 and https //medium.com/@ojobusayo99/6e783aaddb74 for examples of our current work.
  • Oppia has a community of hundreds of passionate volunteers from across the globe, so our meetings are held online at flexible times.

What Our Team Membe

This is a volunteer opportunity provided by VolunteerMatch, in partnership with LinkedIn for Good.

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