Arizona Independent Living Network seeks Curriculum Developer for the Arizona Education and Empowerment Initiative.

 

View the Request for Proposals below, or download in RTF or PDF formats.

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Solicitation Number:  AEEI-0418

Solicitation Due Date:  May 10, 2018

Send Submissions to:

                                           Melissa Ann Santora
                                           Director of Innovation
                                           Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council
                                           PO Box 46354
                                           Phoenix AZ 85063
                                           melissa@azsilc.org

 

OVERVIEW

Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council and the five Arizona Centers for Independent Living, who as a collective form the Arizona Independent Living Network, identified hereafter as the “Arizona IL Network,” are collaborating to engage Arizonans who have disabilities in the Arizona Independent Living Movement, including Advocacy Efforts supported by the Arizona IL Network, in accordance with Goal C of the Arizona State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL).

The purpose of this Request for Proposals is to secure a Curriculum Developer who embraces Independent Living philosophy, who is knowledgeable about the Independent Living Movement, who is familiar with the structure of the Arizona IL Network, and who has insight into the culture and needs of Arizonans who have disabilities. The successful Curriculum Developer will work through the Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council Director of Innovation to incorporate recommendations from the appointed curriculum committee (a small team of Arizona IL Network representatives) to create a cohesive set of Independent Living Engagement modules to be used as curriculum for the Arizona Education and Empowerment Initiative.

 

SCOPE OF WORK

            The successful Curriculum Developer shall:

    • Have significant experience in curriculum writing and development.
    • Have a demonstrated history of editing and synthesizing data, records, and other professional materials into a cohesive product.
    • Have experience with, and connection to the Independent Living Movement.
    • Have the skills necessary to develop a working knowledge of the Arizona IL Network, an appreciation for the importance of engaging Arizonans who have disabilities in the Independent Living Movement, and an awareness of the diversity present in Arizona.
    • Have the knowledge and skills to develop a training curriculum that features individual yet cohesive modules, that may be adapted as needed, and utilized in part, or in totality, to meet the needs of the participants, Facilitator, and/or learning objectives.
    • Have a clear understanding of Universal Instructional Design Principles in order to develop a multi-modal curriculum, that is fully accessible to all participants, and can be produced in a variety of alternative formats, such as: Large Print, Braille, Electronic, and Graphic-Free/Text Only versions.
    • Have the cross-disability expertise to create a variety of experiential learning activities to enhance the curriculum and engagement for all participants
    • Work cooperatively through the Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council Director of Innovation to solicit ongoing feedback from the appointed curriculum committee and incorporate recommendations in a timely manner.
    • Review, consolidate, and organize a large volume of assorted materials presently used and provided by the Arizona IL Network; determine how and which materials will be synthesized for inclusion in the Independent Living Engagement Curriculum to be developed as stated in this Scope of Work for exclusive use by the Arizona IL Network, in conjunction with the Arizona Education and Empowerment Initiative, which retains all rights to the material.
    • Provide a draft list of suggested module topics with an accompanying overview for review, revision, and approval by the appointed curriculum committee, when advanced by the Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council Director of Innovation.
    • Develop a comprehensive set of Independent Living Engagement modules to comprise the Arizona Education and Empowerment Initiative curriculum, ensuring that:
      • the curriculum is developed using Universal Instructional Design principals.
      • the curriculum offers multi-modal delivery options.
      • the curriculum is optimized to appeal to participants who come from multicultural backgrounds, who have unique and shared life experiences, and who have a variety of disabilities, and diversities.
      • the curriculum is interactive and engageable for all participants.
      • the curriculum is accessible to all participants and is easily produced in a variety of formats.

TIMELINES 

            The successful Curriculum Developer shall:

  • Commit to a process that results in a fully implementable Independent Living Engagement curriculum to be used for Arizona Education and Empowerment Initiative, by September 30, 2018.

 

REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS

  • Proposal and Bid, which does not exceed 4 pages, that directly responds to and correlates with the Scope of Work and Timelines, as specified in Request for Proposal AEEI-0418
  • Portfolio: Excerpts of Curricula Developed/Sample Written Materials
  • Resume which outlines relevant experience