SummerCollab transforms educational outcomes for low-income children by equipping community-based institutions and schools with the curricular, academic, and organizational resources, to execute extraordinary summer learning programs. SummerCollab employs and trains top teachers, high school and college students to help them do it. In 2017, SummerCollab received the National Summer Learning Association Excellence Award for its innovative and impactful approach to making summer smarter.
SummerCollab focuses intensively on summer learning because leading education researchers today point to the summer opportunity gap as a key cause of the achievement gap. To be precise, two thirds of the achievement gap is attributable to summer learning inequity. To solve this problem, SummerCollab specializes in empowering community based agencies to execute high quality summer learning programs.
Last year, SummerCollab helped nearly 2,000 kids reverse learning loss in vocabulary, phonics and sight word recognition. This year, SummerCollab will aim higher. Through its alliances with nearly 40 community partners, cultural institutions and schools, SummerCollab will engage Delaware’s highest need youth in dynamic, effective learning institutions that meet precise literacy deficits, grow critical thinking skills, and deepen sense of self. With your help, Delaware’s highest-needs kids will explore, learn, and grow during the summertime.
WHAT IS TYLER’S CAMP?
Tyler’s Camps are SummerCollab’s 4-5th Grade and Middle School Academies, which welcome students from diverse backgrounds and interests to engage in exploratory and educational programming. At its 5 Tyler’s Camp Academies across the state of Delaware, SummerCollab executes inspiring, confidence-building experiences that fuel student motivation and success during the academic school year.
Participation at Tyler’s Camp offers a wide variety of programming, including art, music, athletic, technology, and dance, paired with world class project-based learning experiences for students to choose from. During the summer, students get to choose what to study, from courses including audio engineering, guitar, volleyball, coding, swimming, computer technology, field hockey, inventing workshops, lacrosse, ballet, and animation. Through a variety of high quality and immersive experiences, students see growth in their motivation, self-esteem, critical thinking, leadership and entrepreneurial skills.
At Tyler’s Camp our kids are free to explore their personal interests and grow their skill in areas of their choosing – all while practicing problem solving, leadership, and literacy skills. Tyler’s Camp brings together diverse, robust and high-quality community based partners who – together – amplify our collective ability to serve Wilmington’s youth. EXPLO Studios is an extraordinary addition to the Tyler’s Camp Program, and the instructors of EXPLO’s curriculum will be pivotal to the meaningful growth and engagement of our kids this summer.
EXPLO Studios Instructors will attend a three day training run by EXPLO Studios here in Wilmington. EXPLO is a national leader in student engagement based out of Norwood, Massachusetts. It is an organization with a dynamic global community of students and faculty that promotes creativity, engagement and intellectual daring. Tyler’s Camp EXPLO Studios instructors will learn about EXPLO’s curricular approach, gaining access to their world – class teacher training – which seeks to enhance creativity and engagement in classrooms.
EXPLO Studio is an innovation lab that develops engaging and creative transdisciplinary critical making courses that are focused and developing the skills students will need to thrive in the fourth industrial revolution. EXPLO Studio builds curriculum and coaches teachers to support students in developing these skills. This Summer, Tyler’s Camp EXPLO Studios Instructors will bring EXPLO Studios STEAM / Problem Solving courses to life for our highest need youth in Wilmington for four dynamic weeks.
Tyler’s Camp EXPLO Studios Instructors will execute EXPLO’s curriculum each day during the summer. They will serve as facilitators of high-quality learning, which will revolve around open-ended problem-solving experiences. Lessons encourage hands-on learning in which the student is at the center of the action. Tylers Camp EXPLO Instructors will also play a dual role in supporting our reading intervention program on site.
The camp day, therefore will be four days per week teaching 3 blocks of EXPLO Curriculum, and 2 half hour blocks of literacy.
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE
SummerCollab is seeking driven, experienced teachers with passion for hands on, project based learning in which students take control. Candidates should have a positive attitude, excellent judgment and a strong growth mindset; they should have the ability to engage students with a varying degree of STEAM related knowledge and capacity. The ideal candidate for this role has 2 or more years of teaching experience, with strengths in student engagement, project based learning and behavior management strategies. He/She should have a strong interest in developing mastery in facilitating EXPLO Studios curriculum. While candidates should have a strong instructional background, they should consider themselves lifelong learners who are open to engaging new pedagogical approaches.
- Mandatory EXPLO Studios Training June 25 – 28; Reading Program Training June 25
- Attend Tylers Camp Kick Off Jamboree on July 2 & 3, 2018
- July 9 – Aug 3rd (Mon-Thursday) execute EXPLO Studios Curriculum with excellence
- Strive for student engagement of ALL kids
- Run 3 Blocks of EXPLO Curriculum per day, one-hour course blocks
- Support with Tyler’s Camp Reading Program for 2 Blocks of time each day, engaging a small group of students in a reading focused activity provided by SummerCollab
- Attend any mandatory coaching meetings or debriefs.
For more information, contact Jobs@summercollab.com