Job | Posted 5 days ago


Position:  Instructional Designer


Location:  N/A - Courses will be created for asynchronous offerings

Subject Areas:  K-5 grade levels; 6-8 content areas Math, Science, History, English

Employment Dates: June 1, 2021 through June 25, 2021  

Salary:  $31.50 per hour (for up to 15-20 hours); timesheet and proof of work required



Teachers will create courses and content via Canvas for the respective grade level and/or content area. 

Selected teachers will have their current Canvas courses reviewed and be recommended by administration.

Must be contracted with SPS for the 2021-2022 school year.


Minimum Expectations

  • Demonstrated ability to organize and execute Canvas modules in an engaging and effective manner.

  • Must use Suffolk Public Schools’ 5E lesson plan model.

  • Must include a combination of hands-on and problem-based engaging activities.

  • Knowledge of standards (current level and next level/associated content).

  • Knowledge of vertical alignment between standards.

  • Must create asynchronous, self-paced learning experiences that challenge students and develop pertinent sequential skills that best utilize student work time.

  • Knowledge of how to use Canvas Commons, eMedia VA, and other sources.

  • Course must include formative assessments that demonstrate student learning and progression.

  • Design culminating activity, based on skills and content.

  • Identify and integrate school and community resources and relevant activities.


Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.



Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printers, copy and fax machines, and telephone.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.

  • Knowledge of English grammar, word usage, word denotations and connotations, spelling, literature and other content areas taught.

  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.

  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.

  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.

  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.

  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards

Works in standard office and school building environments.


  • Must hold or be eligible for Virginia Teaching License with an appropriate endorsement to teaching assignment.


  • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.


Successful prior teaching experiences a plus.


FLSA Status:   Exempt


Posted By

Suffolk Public Schools

P.O. Box 1549 100 N Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23439

At the following locations

Suffolk Public Schools- All Locations

P. O. Box 1549 , Suffolk, VA 23439

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $11,724

% ELL Students


State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 14.22

% IEP Students


State Average: 13%



State Average: 801