Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Summer Job Opportunity

UMASS Boston Urban Scholars PROGRAM
2010 Colors of Success

The UMASS Boston Urban Scholars Program is a year-round program featuring advanced after-school classes, seminars, tutoring, supervised study, and a seven week Summer Institute for Boston Public Youth in grades 6th-12th. The Urban Scholars community believes that education is at the core of a successful, enriching life. We offer gifted and academically talented students a comfortable environment promoting learning and educational

During the Summer Institute the Core Staff, Instructors and Interns work with students to build the skills and motivation necessary for achievement at the highest level of their potential. During the seven weeks of the Summer Institute, we work together to educate, inspire, develop, promote students to be better students and better citizens.

Propose a Hands on Project Based Course

Math: Algebra, Geometry, Statistics,Economics, Etc.

Science:Environmental, Biology, Zoology,
Oceanography, Chemistry, Etc.

Job Description:

Urban Scholars provides talented educators with an opportunity to propose and teach their dream class.

Teach course(s) Monday thru Thursday between 9:00AM-12:55PM

Proposes to teach the same course twice or teach two completely different courses

Propose to teach 6th ,7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and/or 11th grades

Serve as a mentor to a undergraduate college student serving as your TA

Work with your TA throughout the seven weeks to provide a cohesive environment for the students

Attend weekly instructor meetings every Thursday 1:00PM-2:00PM

Serve as a Judge for Field Day

Attend USCAR our Awards ceremony on Friday August 13th

Option to plan and implement a workshop on Friday in a subject/area that you are passionate and knowledgeable about.


MUST be able to commit to the entire summer June 28th -August 13th (with the exception of fill time job responsibilities) and attend all day orientations on Wednesday June 16th & Thursday June17th.

Posses a Bachelors degree in a relevant field.

Experience working with urban middle and high school students preferred

Demonstrated teaching philosophy and methods that encourage the development of active and independent learning habits.

Experience teaching hands-on project based courses

Demonstrated ability to develop and implement curricula


Instructors will be paid $2,340 per course (Courses are 1 hour and 15 minutes. Instructors have a 4 day work week; off on Fridays)

To apply or for more information: fax: 617.287.5818
Send resume and course proposal(s)/syllabus no later than May 14th, 2010

Class Proposal(s)/syllabus need to include the following information:

Course title, Main idea topic(s), Procedures, Grade (s) level preferred, Subject of course, Prerequisites of students, Goals, Week by week outline, Evaluation/ Assessment, Instructional aids materials or tools references, Over overarching class project, Other.

(This is not a Northeastern University Program)

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