Literacy Instructors for 5th-6th Graders Middle School
Bank Street College of Education
Internal Number: 1323
Position: Literacy Instructors for 5th-6th Graders Middle School
Where: IN PERSON at 610 W 112th Street, New York, NY 10025
When: Weekly, October 2022 – June 2023
Time/Date: After School Tuesdays 330pm -630 pm - Part time hourly paid
Liberty LEADS seeks an instructor to implement project-based literacy classes with our middle school students in our afterschool and Saturday programs The literacy classes are designed to enhance student writing skills and help prepare them for the demands of middle school - to enhance their critical thinking skills and develop their writing stamina. Classes are taught seminar style with interactive and group projects integrated as essential components of the learning process. We are looking for instructors for each grade. We are looking for teachers for each grade. Instructors must have experience engaging students in person or using Zoom if circumstances dictate changing from in person to online classes. Curriculums and daily lesson plans are required for review and approval. Weekly lesson plans must be submitted for review one week prior to class. During remote classes, instructors must appear on camera at all times and persuade students to communicate and participate in the same way. Instructors are expected to deliver a final project to showcase during our end of year celebration.
The Liberty LEADS Program at Bank Street College is a college access and college success program serving students throughout New York City. We offer a comprehensive academic program and a wide range of resources for students in grades 5 through 12, Monday through Saturday, for 11 months of the year. Liberty LEADS works to ensure that youth with few economic resources have access to the supports necessary to realize their potential, make positive contributions to society, and smoothly make the transition into college or an entry-level career. The program is guided by the principle that all children have gifts, talents, and great potential and can contribute to one another's social and academic growth.
Create, adapt and implement reading and writing curriculum for groups of 10 students online or up to 25 students in person for 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th grade students
Engage students and modify curriculum according to needs of students and the medium being used with assistance from Liberty LEADS Middle School Coordinator
If circumstances require us to switch to online classes, Instructors must have reliable wifi and computers and must have cameras on at all times and appear on camera in order to persuade students to communicate and participate in the same way.
Manage in person and remote classrooms using positive behavior management strategies
Meet regularly with the Liberty LEADS Middle School Coordinator for supervision and debriefing
Prepare presentation with students for ‘end of year’ celebration
Provide lesson plans to advisors one week in advance for approval.
NYS Teacher Certification or professional proficiency in content area preferred
Special Education teachers strongly urged to apply
Must possess strong communication skills and knowledge of group development
Experience working with middle school youth and knowledge of child development
Experience teaching classes using Zoom platform preferred
The mission of Bank Street College is to improve the education of children and their teachers by applying to the educational process all available knowledge about learning and growth, and by connecting teaching and learning meaningfully to the outside world. In so doing, we seek to strengthen not only individuals, but the community as well, including family, school, and the larger society in which adults and children, in all their diversity, interact and learn. We see in education the opportunity to build a better society.