STEMteachersNYC is currently seeking teachers who can serve as mentors in our Kid Talk Teacher Talk (KT3) program this summer. The KT3 program is designed to raise the level of science instruction in grades K-3 by drawing from elementary teacher’s expertise in reading, writing, and other subject areas. Our goal is to support and empower educators to facilitate student-led sense-making discussions, launch hands-on experiments that draw from real-world experience, and support evidence-based thinking.
We are currently heading into the second year of the program and are seeking new members of our mentor team. KT3 mentors will work with a small cohort of elementary school teacher participants (~3 teachers total) and participate in a 2-week Summer Institute at The Ralph Bunche School (PS 125) in NYC from July 23 to Aug 3, 2018 (Mon – Fri).
The mentors will join for this 2-week session, help participating teachers implement the strategies learned over the summer, and be available for questions and support as needed.
Mentors will receive CTLE credits and be compensated $1600 for their participation in the Summer Institute and occasional meetings throughout the school year. Past mentors have told us this experience was incredibly useful for their own teaching practice, a good resume builder, and was a fantastic way to build community with peers and colleagues!
Preferred Qualifications of Mentors:
- Experience working with elementary school populations
- Passion for and experience with science education
- Willingness to provide constructive feedback and support to peers
- Must be available for the entirety of the Summer Institute: July 23 – August 3rd (Mon – Fri. each week)
Please send a resume, and a brief letter describing your interest in the program, experience with science education and elementary school populations to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “KT3 Mentor Opportunity” ASAP, or latest May 7th.
For more information visit: http://stemteachersnyc.org/kt3-2018/