PMSC AmeriCorps Education members will provide academic assistance to K-12 students with a professionally identified special need,or who are living in high poverty school districts performing below grade proficiency in the foundational subjects of literacy and math.
Target Population – K-12 students in schools with 50% or greater free and reduced lunch rate or with a professional identified special need.
Provide individual and small group support in literacy and math
Provide classroom Support
Community Need Addressed
PA students with special needs and/or living in high poverty school districts are often performing below grade proficiency particularly in literacy and math. School districts need supplemental instruction for students who are below proficiency in the foundational subjects of literacy and math.
1,400 K-12 student in schools with 50% or greater free and reduced lunch rate or K-12 students with a professionally identified special need will show significant improvement in skills or knowledge in literacy and math scores as evidenced by a pre-post comparison of proficiency levels as per a standardized instrument/test
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Mandated Reporter, Ethics Training Certification
Skills you will gain
Teaching methods, public speaking,education data analysis
Competencies You Will Develop
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, 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
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
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, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand
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
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, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, 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