Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

ANTICIPATED 2020 SUMMER CALCULUS PROGRAM-LEARNING FACILITATORS-(YEARLY APPOINTMENT)


Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3306078 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: June 25, 2020 Starting Date: July 6, 2020

Job Description
ANNOUNCEMENT OF A VACANCY FOR THE
2020 CALCULUS PROJECT SUMMER PROGRAM

ANTICIPATED
Learning Facilitators (5)
VIRTUAL

Job Goal: The Somerville Calculus Project supports black and Latina/o students as they explore and develop a deeper appreciation of mathematics. Once students are enrolled, the Calculus Project remains with them throughout their journeys towards academic success, self-exploration, social impact, and a love of learning. Each summer, students come together for 3 weeks of deep, rigorous, engaging, math experiences. The Calculus Project experience encourages students to bring their full selves, commit their minds to their development, and be designers of their futures. They explore what it means to be “a person like me” both for their current selves and for the people they wish to be. We aim to expose students to possibility and eliminate self- and socially-imposed mental constraints.

Our students think flexibly, face challenges with courage, and strive for their personal best. We are searching for eight (8) staff members who will do the same. Staff are expected to devote a full 3 hours each day to the position.

MA mathematics license is optional. Learning Facilitators co-plan with Learning Designers and oversee project–based learning. Aspiring teachers or those seeking practicum hours are encouraged to apply.

Learning Facilitators:
•Pre-Algebra
•Algebra
•Geometry
•Algebra 2
•Pre-Calculus

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 highlight (or remind) students of the contributions of professionals of color to the U.S. social fabric and the STEM field in particular

Responsibilities:
•Facilitate the application of conceptual understanding and deepen students’ conceptual understanding through short-term projects
•Uncover and fill student skill and knowledge gaps through applied instruction and/or modeling
•Encourage and support students’ self-development (as owners of their learning) at all times
•Hold office hours to answer questions and support project-based learning
•Create a culture of math exploration, and counteract pressures to seek and reward right answers
•Moderate Count Forward discussions
•Co-design project lessons that encourage deep learning for every student
•Support project-based learning for up to an hour each day
•Monitor the professional performance of student peer mentors, model professional behavior
•Host peer mentor conversations/discussions on executive skills, professional growth, etc.
•Participate in one 5-hour TCP staff preparation session prior to the start of the program
•Assume that every student has a superpower; you can help them find it
•Identify 4-5 quality instructional activities/projects that students can access or complete asynchronously
•15 hours/week

Terms of Employment:
•Session Details (20 days):
•Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 11:30am
•Start Date: July 6, 2020
•End Date: July 31, 2020
•Learning Facilitator Stipend: $1,197

Position Reports to: Assistant Superintendent or designee

NOTE:
Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.

Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through School Spring will be considered.

Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office via email at jcabral@k12.somerville.ma.us

Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.

Position Type: Summer
Positions Available: 5


Welcome to Somerville Public Schools!

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Somerville Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Kenya Avant Ransome, Data Coordinator
    8 Bonair St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600
    Email: kavant@k12.somerville.ma.us