Teacher Counselor

Teacher Counselor

OUR STORY

SummerCollab is a nationally recognized program that transforms educational outcomes for low-income children. By equipping community-based institutions and schools with the curricular, academic, and organizational resources, community agencies execute extraordinary summer learning programs. We employ and train top teachers, high school and college students to help them do it. In 2017, SummerCollab received the National Summer Learning Association’s 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 reading comprehension, phonics and word recognition. This year, we will aim higher. Through our alliances with nearly 40 community partners, cultural institutions and schools, we will engage Delaware’s highest need youth in dynamic, effective learninginstitutions 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.

 

YOUR ROLE

In 2018, SummerCollab will introduce a new curriculum framework. This framework aims to stimulate critical thinking skills by way of productive struggle, teaching children how to problem solve through hands-on, project-based learning. Each day, children will engage open-ended problems in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and the arts, discovering solutions on their own terms. SummerCollab has redefined the Teacher Counselor role, designating the Teacher Counselor as solely responsible for preparing and executing problem-solving curriculum.

Teacher Counselors will receive training on curriculum, classroom best practices and behavior management techniques prior to the start of summer. This training aims to equip Teacher Counselors with hands-on encounters with the curriculum, as well as behavior management simulations to prepare them for real classroom situations. Through this fellowship, Teacher Counselors will develop the strategies and skills necessary to effectively manage a classroom of students in the summer months and beyond.

Beginning in June, Teacher Counselors will work with a group of students daily, delivering high-quality curriculum in a positive, professional manner. Teacher Counselors will work to ensure that students are engaged in the curriculum, learning in a supportive classroom environment, as well as teach students to effectively engage with productive struggle. During instruction, teachers will receive support from Counselors, who will assist the Teacher Counselors with behaviors and the day-to-day operations of the classrooms. Teachers will also receive support from the Program Dean and Behavior Dean, gaining feedback to help support the needs of their students.

 

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE 

SummerCollab is seeking positive, passionate educators with the desire to motivate students to learn and grow. The ideal candidate is willing to accept feedback and apply it to their daily instruction. He/she should demonstrate strengths in communication and classroom management, as well as the ability to address classroom challenges quickly and effectively. Candidates should have experience working with students and be detail oriented. He/she should possess the collaborative and critical thinking skills necessary to develop supports for students with a variety of learning and behavioral needs. Ideal Teacher Counselors should strongly believe in the power and brilliance of children, and have the energy to help students become excited about learning!

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

● Attend and actively participate in all relevant training sessions
● Implement SummerCollab curriculum with fidelity, providing quality instruction daily to campers
● Attend meetings with the Program Dean, Program Coach and Camp Leader in order to gain a clear understanding of the camp vision, as well as day-to-day operations and systems that will be implemented in the summer
● Provide a positive, supportive learning environment for all students
● Review curriculum prior to implementation, preparing to address potential learning roadblocks
● Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students
● Maintain a positive attitude while addressing student issues in an appropriate, professional manner
● Take a proactive approach to behavior management in the classroom, maintaining consistent behavior expectations for students
● Establish a clear communication system with designated Counselors to ensure effective classroom management
● Delegate appropriate tasks during curriculum delivery to Counselors
● Communicate weekly with Program Dean regarding student progress

For more information, contact us at jobs@summercollab.com