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Learning Specialist at Shedd Aquarium

  • Shedd Aquarium
  • 02/09/20
  • Chicago, IL
  • 60605
  • 35000+ / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Shedd Aquarium is seeking a Learning Specialist for our Learning Programs Department! -- Do you have a passion for animals? Are you committed to Shedd's mission and culture? You could become an integral part of Shedd's education team!
We are all learners, teachers and have connections to our animals. Whatever the position, we do it with a sense of stewardship, quality, integrity and respect. In Learning Programs, we strive to create a strong team that represents the diversity of our learners.
The Learning Programs department develops and delivers learning experiences outside of or in addition to a regular visit, and are opportunities for learners to dive deeper. We serve a variety of audiences across Learning Programs including students, teachers, teens, youth, families, and adults. This programming includes, but is not limited to, camps, school experiences, teen learning lab, teacher professional development, out of school time programming for youth and teens and family engagements both at Shedd Aquarium and in off-site locations. The Learning Specialist uses creativity, promising instructional practices and evaluation data to design, implement and authentically evaluate programs that support various levels of Shedds learning framework. They utilize learner-centered teaching strategies to encourage learners to think critically about the natural world and their place in it, actively seek out relevant content knowledge and evaluate learning using authentic and formal assessment techniques. The Learning Specialist demonstrates ownership and autonomy in each program cycle while contributing to a culture of collaboration. They actively participate in reflective activities as it relates to their instructional quality. This position is primarily responsible for developing and facilitating learning experiences at Shedd, in the field, in local communities and in online environments.

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