AmeriCorps will work with TLC staff to develop and deliver Kindergarten readiness and afterschool programs, which are designed to provide additional support for at risk students and their families. The AmeriCorps will be responsible for creating curriculum, building resources, managing parent resources, implementing instruction and building organizational capacity for STEAM (Science, Technology, Art, Math) literacy and 21st Century Learning Skills.
About Teton Literacy Center Programs:
Family Literacy Program: Parent and Child together time and Literacy Lab Kindergarten Readiness program. Parent education through English as a Second Language or Adult Basic Education classes, Parent workshops,
Afterschool Program- Afterschool Theme-Based Clubs providing recreational and academic, project based learning, enrichment support through curriculum developed by TLC staff
Support and enhance Afterschool Club curriculum development and implementation for students K-5th grade
Seek out community partnerships and work with organizations to create literacy based programming for students Preschool through 5th grade
Lesson plan for and instruct afterschool programs, small groups and/or support workshops, as assigned.
Work collaboratively in order to design club themes and survey student interest
Ensure participants’ safety during all instructor-led activities of the program.
Serve as a member of The Teton Literacy Teaching Team.
Support and enhance high quality effective Pre-Kindergarten curriculum development and implementation for students.
Enhance the STEM connection to Literacy Skills in curriculum development and lesson planning.
Develop curriculum material and systems in order to increase effectiveness of future programming.
Support in the planning and implementation of fundraising events.
Support and enhance Kindergarten transition, curriculum development and implementation for Kindergarteners.
Learn teaching pedagogy and student management techniques through practical experience and direct mentoring.
Characteristics essential for AmeriCorps Volunteers at TLC:
• Passion for working with children, education and service.
• Ability and willingness to take initiative, solve problems and multi-task effectively and with humor.
• Ability to co-facilitate both large and small groups of kids in Pre-k and K students.
• Ability to work both independently and cooperatively with attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
Training in educational pedagogy and leadership at the Teton Science Schools and Teton Literacy Center
Loan deferment through AmeriCorps
Room and board at the Teton Science School
Combined Segal Education Award of $1,566 and $2,960.00 from AmeriCorps upon successful completion
Great experience in educational field
On site job training and extensive embedded professional development
Must be a US citizen, US National, or lawful permanent resident of the United States
Must have obtained a high school diploma/equivalency certificate
Must be 21 years of age with valid driver’s license
Have current CPR and AED for Adult and Child and First Aid Certification that is valid through June 7, 2019 (no online certification)
Submit a background check
Transportation: Independent means of transportation from Teton Science Schools to Teton Literacy Center strongly encouraged.