Contract Posting#: SD 1342023ED

Posting Date: February 28, 2023
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Contract Opportunity

Online Grade K- 6 Educator - HomeLearners Network


HomeLearners Network

Team Lead

HomeLearners Network 

Project Lead

Summary of the Opportunity

Join the HomeLearners’ Network (HLN), an exciting new program of SelfDesign Learning Foundation.

We are seeking experienced, provincially certified, online educators to assist with the development and hosting of live-streamed, virtual educational activities. 

As an online educator, you will be responsible for creating, designing and facilitating engaging, meaningful and fun live online activities for learners at the K-6 level. These live online activities are focused on learning and exploring new skills and interests. The goal is that activities supplement learners’ education, it is not academically driven. 

This contract opportunity is highly flexible. You can plan and offer single session activities, series, and camps. The number of activities and frequency of delivery are negotiated based on your availability and the needs of our learners. 

HLN’s online educators work collaboratively to develop topics for activities, focusing on a range of fun topics. We are seeking educators with experience in STEM, Drama/Theater and Music. View our live,online activities here including current activities and the About Us page to learn more.

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity.

Work Environment

We currently run activities Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm Pacific. 

You set your own hours of work, between the business hours noted above. You also need to be available for occasional online meetings during these same hours. Meetings are scheduled in advance. 


We are actively looking for educators to join us starting ASAP through to July 31, with the possibility of extension. Typically, contracts start in August and run through July. These contracts can be more flexible and for shorter time-frames depending on the contractor’s availability and organizational needs.

Budget Available

This contract is paid at a scheduled fee rate based upon services provided. 

Please contact us at for more information.

To Respond to this Opportunity

Read the contract details below.

Email a cover letter and your resume to

In your cover letter detail:

  • Why you are interested in this opportunity?

  • Your availability, particularly if you have other commitments.

  • Subject areas, unique interests and topics you are most passionate about.

  • Evidence of a successful track record providing services similar to our request in a comparable work environment.

We look forward to receiving your response. Responses will be reviewed as they are received.

Contract Details


You will work at the direction of the HomeLearners’ Network Project Lead.

Services Required

  • Create, design and facilitate live online learning activities for children and teens at the K-6 level.

  • Create photo assets and occasional short video clips of activity/products for each of the activities based on the requirements laid out by the HLN Team Lead.

  • Manage live online activities in the HLN guide platform.


  • Learning Solutions Development

  • Fostering Learning & Development

  • Familiarity with working in an agile environment (preferred but not required) 

  • Digital literacy

  • Learning Delivery/Facilitation

  • Planning and organizing

  • Collaborating with others

  • Communication (oral and written)

  • English language proficiency

  • Initiative; self-starter 

  • Learner-centered focus

Experience and Credentials

  • BC Teaching Certificate. Other Canadian provincial teaching certificates will be considered.  

  • 2+ years teaching, preferably with experience working in an online environment 

  • Working with groups of learners in an online setting

  • Planning and creating engaging online lessons, sessions, workshops, etc. 

  • Designing curriculum and courses for in-person or online settings

Mandatory requirements

If you are offered and accept this contract opportunity, you will need to:

  • Take the SelfDesign online privacy and security fundamentals courses (approximately 1 hour per course).

About SelfDesign

SelfDesign Learning Foundation (SDLF) is a registered charity and non-profit organization that operates several programs including one of the largest distributed learning schools and personalized learning programs in British Columbia, SelfDesign Learning Community. SelfDesign enables learners to complete K-12 by exploring their passions and taking the lead in their own learning and life. With personalized guidance from B.C. certified educators, learning unfolds at home and within local and online communities. 

Working with us

Our mission is to support learners, families and educators in creating what matters to them in their lives, through effective educational methods in alignment with the principles of SelfDesign.

We provide access and support for our main applications:

  • SelfDesign Connect for mail, calendar, contacts, notes, instant messaging

  • Google Drive, Docs, and Sheets

  • Zoom for video meetings/conferencing.

You provide and use:

  • Your own securely set-up computer

  • Reliable and secure internet connectivity

  • Your own workspace in an environment that ensures privacy, security and confidentiality.

Learn more at and read our Community Report 2022.