Summer Instructors (see topics inside) at SMASH Academy, Level Playing Field Institute

Fields: racial justice, education, youth, STEM, social justice

Location: Various – Davis and Palo Alto CA, Detroit MI, Philadelphia PA

Deadline: ASAP

Details and Requirements: SMASH Academy is a STEM residential academic acceleration program for motivated high school students from underrepresented populations (African-American, Latinx/Hispanic, Southeast Asian and/or Pacific Islander, and Native American), who have demonstrated an aptitude for science and math. During the summer component, SMASH provides accelerated classes, laboratory experiments and exposure to STEM fields; the academic rigor is alloyed with a strong community experience in residential dorms to introduce our scholars to a university environment. LPFI is seeking to hire individuals who will contribute to our larger aim of developing our scholars to be STEM practitioners who are civically aware and social justice oriented, equipped to employ their STEM knowledge and skills for the betterment of their local, national, and global communities.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree by Spring of 2018 preferred; or has completed at least junior year of college and has proven, relevant experience; Two years subject area teaching/tutoring experience and/or relevant social justice/activism experience; Content competency and enthusiasm for subject area required; Demonstrated effectiveness working with low-income youth underrepresented in diverse academic fields; Desire to teach with technology and improve technological skills; Excellent classroom management and teaching skills; openness to various and/or new teaching paradigms; Willingness to be self-reflective and reflexive about your individual teaching philosophy and practice; Experience in collaboratively developing curriculum, project based learning and AP coursework preferred. This is approximately a six week assignment, with one week of full-time training before SMASH and a part-time engagement through the duration of SMASH Academy (5 weeks). Compensation: $150/training day and $1,800 teaching stipend.

Currently available positions (see most up-to-date document here)
• Biology – Davis, Wayne State
• Math – Stanford, Wharton
• Computer Science – Wayne State, Stanford, Wharton
• Design Thinking – Stanford
• College Success – Stanford
• SAT Prep – Davis
• Residential Advisor – Davis
• Social Justice elective – Stanford
• Economics – Wharton
• Marketing – Wharton

Apply Here: http://www.smashprogram.org/get-involved/jobs/


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