2022 SUMMER PROGRAMS - LEARNING DESIGNERS & FACILITATORS - CALCULUS PROJECT (#296)

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3871305
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 7, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

2022 Summer School Programs - Calculus/Mathematics Project

Learning Designers & Facilitators
Somerville High School

 

Who We Are

The Somerville Calculus Project supports Black and Latino students as they explore and develop a deeper appreciation of mathematics. Once students are enrolled, the Calculus Project remains with them throughout high school. Each summer, students come together for 4 weeks of rigorous and engaging math experiences. The Calculus Project is a space in which students can be themselves and be designers of their futures. They learn more about and learn about new careers and interests.

 

Who You Are

We are searching for TCP Instructional Staff who thinks flexibly, face challenges with courage, and strive for their personal best. Those in this position will be able to support TCP students to do the same.

 

LEARNING DESIGNER (Instructional Role)

  • Pre-Algebra (appropriate MA mathematics license required) 
  • Algebra (appropriate MA mathematics license required)     
  • Geometry & Algebra II (appropriate MA mathematics license required)
  • Pre-Calculus & Calculus (if needed) (appropriate MA mathematics license required) 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Employ clear and effective teaching practices to support students in conceptualizing and applying relevant math concepts
  • Lead morning Advisory period using provided curriculum
  • Use informal students assessment results to improve teaching strategies
  • Assign appropriate practice (homework) to students based on skills gaps and needs for acceleration
  • Review student assignments to track progress and plan instruction, including pre-assessment results
  • Support student access to rigorous, grade-level content through intentional instructional design 
  • Encourage and support students’ self-development (as owners of their learning) at all times 
  • Create a culture of math exploration, and counteract pressures to seek and reward right answers 
  • Design lessons that enable students to learn more deeply; encourage all students to do so
  • Evaluate and adapt short-term projects to fit the allotted time and targeted summer learning goals 
  • Provide direct instruction for up to 2.5 hours each day 
  • Facilitate an afternoon club with up to 10 students
  • Create pre- and post-assessments 
  • Participate in two 6-hour TCP staff preparation sessions prior to the start of the program
  • Assume that every student has a superpower; you can help them find it. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Deep knowledge of the appropriate grade-level standards and ability to identify various access points for content
  • An ability to create and manage a teacher-led, student-centered classroom environment 
  • An appreciation for the diverse and rich experiences of TCP students and families 
  • Licensure in teaching area
  • A deep respect for the lived experiences of TCP students; a desire to engage as equals through the Count Forward series, a series of conversations, discussions and presentations meant to disrupt deficit thinking and amplify the contributions of professionals of color to the U.S. social fabric and the STEM field in particular 

 

Terms of Employment:

  • Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm; 4-week program
  • Start Date: Tuesday July 5 2021
  • End Date: Tuesday July 29, 2021
  • Required PD Days: 3 days of required PD (18 hours total); June 28th – June 30th

Stipend:

  • Learning Designer/Instructor Stipend Amount: $35/hr
  • Stipend includes 18 hours of PD paid at $35/hr

LEARNING FACILITATOR (Classroom Leader Role):

MA mathematics license is optional. Learning Facilitators co-plan with Learning Designers and oversee projects and math practice. Aspiring teachers or those seeking practicum hours are encouraged to apply.

  • Pre-Algebra 
  • Algebra 
  • Geometry 
  • Algebra 2 
  • Pre-Calculus 
  • Calculus

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the application of conceptual understanding and deepen students’ conceptual understanding through small-group and one-on-one math support  
  • Support student access to rigorous, grade-level content through applied instruction and/or modeling 
  • Lead morning Advisory period using provided curriculum
  • Encourage and support students’ self-development (as owners of their learning) at all times 
  • Create a culture of math exploration, and counteract pressures to seek and reward right answers 
  • Administer pre- and post-assessments 
  • Create nurturing learning environment and hold students to high expectations
  • Facilitate an afternoon club with up to 10 students
  • Monitor the professional performance of student peer mentors, model professional behavior, evaluate growth (for the Pre-Calculus position only)
  • Participate in two 6-hour TCP staff preparation sessions prior to the start of the program
  • Assume that every student has a superpower; you can help them find it.  

Qualifications:

  • Experience in a school setting working with students on academic content 
  • Knowledge of the grade-level standards for the first 10 weeks of the relevant content  
  • An ability to create and manage a student-led, student-centered classroom environment 
  • Ability to communicate with students and families who are potentially from culturally and/or linguistically different backgrounds
  • An appreciation for the diverse and rich experiences of TCP students and families 
  • A deep respect for the lived experiences of TCP students; a desire to engage as equals through the Count Forward series, a series of conversations, discussions and presentations meant to disrupt deficit thinking and amplify the contributions of professionals of color to the U.S. social fabric and the STEM field in particular. 

Terms of Employment:

  • Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm; 4-week program
  • Start Date: Tuesday July 5, 2022
  • End Date: Tuesday July 29, 2022
  • Required PD Days: 3 days of required PD (18 hours total); June 28th - June 30th

Stipend:

  • Position will be paid at a rate of $25/hour
  • Stipend includes 18 hours of PD paid at a rate of $25 per hour

Position Reports to: Assistant Superintendent or designee

  • Position Type: Summer
  • Positions Available: 10
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Math: Calculus
    Instructional Support > Substitute: Paraprofessional
    Instructional Support > Substitute: Teachers
    Seasonal/Other Opportunities > Summer Camps/Programs
  • Employer Description

    Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.

    Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University. Learn more about us...

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    Contact Information

    • Central HR
    • 8 Bonair St.
    • Somerville, Massachusetts 02145

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