Activity Specialist, 6-12, Digital Curriculum (Contract)

A pioneer in K–12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products help teachers identify the targeted instruction students need to build a strong foundation in early reading and math. All of our programs provide educators with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of every student. Today, Amplify serves more than 10 million students in all 50 states. For more information, visit

The Activity Specialist will work on a contract basis as part of the Digital Curriculum Team, which itself is part of the larger Amplify Math Curriculum Team. The Activity Specialist works in tandem with various groups of the Amplify Math Team to create digital lessons, practice, and assessments for Amplify Desmos Math. The ideal candidate for this role should enjoy creating digital math lessons and manipulatives, consider their usefulness for other teachers and have a deep understanding of designing socially just digital activities. The Activity Specialist reports to the Digital Curriculum Manager. This is a contract role.

In general, Amplify Desmos Math lessons (and their digital lesson counterparts):

  • are consistent with a student-centered, problem-based pedagogical philosophy
  • foster a social, collaborative learning environment
  • teach and demonstrate math in an engaging way
  • help students identify as mathematicians
  • demonstrate the utility, power, and beauty of math
  • assist educators in orchestrating productive mathematical discussions


  • Collaborate to produce digital lessons, practice, and assessments. 
  • Participate in rounds of feedback with various stakeholders on digital content.
  • Meet regularly with Print Curriculum, Digital Editorial, and Design to create digital activities and share digital content. 
  • Work with Interaction Developers to embed digital interactives or manipulatives into lessons and other activities.
  • Manage production timelines across multiple teams to meet deadlines for content creation. 
  • Tag content with appropriate metadata, including standards and scoring.
  • Participate in workshops with Curriculum and Design teams. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience building lessons and/or graphs in Desmos Activity Builder, with particular attention to creating interactions using the computation layer. 
  • Expertise in teaching secondary math in a variety of educational settings.
  • Experience with curriculum writing and/or development.
  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics education, mathematics, or another quantitative field.
  • Proficiency using Google’s digital teamwork tools (Sheets, Drive, Meet, etc.).

Preferred (but not Required) Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with advanced authoring techniques within the Desmos Activity Builder, such as pattern matching and the use of actions.
  • Experience with the Amplify Desmos Math or Illustrative Math curriculum. 
  • Advanced proficiency in scripting JavaScript, MATLAB, Python, Haskell, or any other object-oriented mathematical coding language. 
  • Willingness to travel to Amplify’s New York Office Headquarters.


The hourly rate range for this role is $35-$40.