C redentialed Teacher Positions
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula
Center for a New Generation
We're seeking POSITIVE, ENERGETIC, CREDENTIALED TEACHERS to provide academic instruction in an innovative, school-based summer learning academy.
Location: Center for a New Generation Summer Academy at Garfield Community School (Menlo Park)
Salary Range: $30-32/hour (district rate)
Job Classification: Part-time, 16 hours per week for four weeks (July 1 - July 26), plus two days of training/pre-program prep time (June 20-21).
Start Date: June 20, 2013, with one teacher orientation meeting taking place prior to summer
Number of Positions Available at Garfield: 5 (rising 1st - 5th grade teachers)
Hours: teaching hours are from 9am-12pm Monday-Thursday; with an additional 1 hour of prep time per day that can be done at a time which suits the teacher
BGCP’s mission is to guide and inspire the youth of our community to develop the attitudes and life skills they need to thrive. Every day after school and in the summer, children come to BGCP to gain a sense of belonging, have fun, and form positive relationships with caring mentors. In neighbor-hoods where two-thirds of youth drop out of high school, Club members learn the importance of education and become part of a community of learners, wanting and expecting to do well in school.
BGCP is the largest youth development organization in Silicon Valley, actively serving 1,400 youth in our clubhouses and school sites in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Redwood City.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, in partnership with Ravenswood City School District, will facilitate a 1st – 8th grade summer program for students from Belle Haven Elementary School, and a 1st - 5th grade program at Brentwood Academy. The curriculum will emphasize challenging, hands-on enrichment projects and lessons, with the goal of preventing summer learning loss while developing science and math content knowledge and skills as well as literacy skills. Program objectives include:
Student-adult ratios are kept low (10:1 to 5:1) to allow for individualized attention. Each credentialed teacher will be paired with a BGCP staff mentor and one or more intern. Class size will be 20 students. Teachers will have 5 hours of prep time per week.
- Maintain students’ school-year academic achievement levels.
- Increase students’ academic achievement.
- Develop students’ readiness for high school.
- Help students adopt positive attitudes toward learning and achievement.
- Inculcate in students the goal of graduating from high school with a plan for what comes next.
- Ensure that students have adults whom they can rely on for guidance throughout the education process.
Detailed responsibilities include:
Plan and deliver daily lessons in math and/or science that include explicitly built-in daily literacy activities; elementary teachers will teach all subjects to a group of students, whereas middle school teachers will teach one subject (math, science, or literacy) to all three grade levels
Collaborate with other teachers and BGCP staff mentors
Coach and support the professional development of the partner staff mentor
Prepare classroom for daily activities
Provide classroom behavior management and behavioral interventions
Conduct administrative tasks such as attendance checking, photocopying, and maintenance of classroom supplies
Ensure academic and social goals are achieved by every student
Perform other duties as assigned
Set high expectations for students and ensure compliance
Support BGCP and school-wide behavior standards and discipline policies
Be flexible in programming to support the overall mission of BGCP
Participate in executing special events and fieldtrips as needed
Create a positive atmosphere and foster teamwork and constructive exchange of ideas with peers
Take pride in and responsibility for school facilities
Valid California Teaching Credential
Current CPR/1st Aid certification
Background Clearance and TB test
Desire to work with a small group of motivated students in a summer academic setting
When you complete our application on the following page, please submit a resume and a cover letter responding to the following questions:
How would you use Boys & Girls Club instructors and volunteers to help you support student success in the classroom?
How would you incorporate literacy into a science class?
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula provides places where young people aged 6-18 are welcome and can belong after school and all day...