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Summer Teaching Fellow

Breakthrough Central Texas
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Summer Teaching fellows teach classes of eight to ten students in English, math, social studies, or science. Working with Instructional Coaches and peers, Teaching Fellows create and implement lesson plans based on the curriculum. They also serve on committees, lead study skills lessons, and design Explorations (electives) classes for their students.

Qualifications
Applicants must meet the following qualifications:
• Be 17 years or older (by start of program—June 3, 2019)
• Be enrolled and in good standing at a high school or four-year college or university
• Be a U.S. citizen, or U.S. national or lawful permanent resident of the United States
• Have a commitment to community service and the ability to provide service for the complete program

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Effective communication skills
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Ability to follow through with assigned tasks and responsibilities
• Flexibility and openness to changing roles
• Ability to work on a team and be an active team member
• Responds well to constructive criticism and input on how to improve performance
• Effective tutoring and mentoring skills
• Willingness to learn and to attend all AmeriCorps trainings
• Commitment to working with youth and to community service
• Ability to manage several concurrent issues and solve problems effectively
• Ability to complete paperwork and meet deadlines
• Bilingual (Spanish) a plus

Service Activities

-Teach 2 classes per day in subject area
-Plan and co-lead an Exploration (elective class)
-Participate in Breakthrough Gets Fit
-Co-teach a study skills course
-Serve as a role model for Middle School students
-Create a positive envrionment and support student engagement during attendance, breakfast, lunch and All School Meeting

Community Need Addressed

Regardless of ability, low-income, first generation students enroll, persist, and graduate from college at a disproportionately low rate compared to their more affluent peers. Breakthrough Central Texas admits students in middle school and makes a long-term commitment to helping them graduate from high school and college by providing academic summer programs, individualized academic support and enrichment and college-prep activities for students and families.

Position Outcomes

Breakthrough Central Texas operates several summer sites located at The University of Texas, a campus in Manor Independent School District, a campus in Del Valle Independent School District, and St. Andrew’s Episcopal school for rising 6th-9th graders. Under the guidance of seasoned teaching professionals, Summer Teaching Fellows will teach English, math, social studies, or science to classes of eight to ten students. The ultimate goal is to produce academic gains or mitigate summer learning loss and prepare students for the upcoming academic year.

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Training

Assistance securing on-campus housing AmeriCorps Education Award - $1,612

Skills you will gain

-Lesson planning -Teaching -Evaluation -Time management and prioritization -Communication and collaboration

Competencies You Will Develop

Communication
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel
Teamwork
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Decisions
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Planning
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Set goals
Service
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 2 Months
  • Education Requirements Less than High School Completed
  • Placement Team Placement
  • Service Setting Higher Education Institution, High School, Middle School, Private School, School District
  • Weekly Training Hours 4

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