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.
All 4th-5th Grade and Middle School Academy Campuses target a wide variety of students, providing a high concentration of arts, hands-on technology, and athletic options, alongside targeted literacy supports for those needs outlined through diagnostic tools. Tyler’s Camps are now open to rising 4th graders through rising 9th graders.
At Tyler’s Camp, students 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 and schools who – together – amplify the collective ability to serve Delaware’s youth.
Tyler’s Camp Instructors are critical to students’ success, ensuring their capacity to access and meaningfully engage in high quality learning opportunities across disciplines. Instructors will execute curriculum in their discipline on a daily basis at Tyler’s Camp. They will play supportive roles to students throughout the summer as they explore their interests and passions. Tyler’s Camp Instructors will be responsible for proactively preparing lessons for students. They will work hand-in-hand with both the camp director and dean of students to ensure that they execute instruction with fidelity while upholding best-practices in safety, behavior management, and camp culture.
Instructors will be selected by May 1st. If selected, Instructors should expect to attend pre-seasons training in early June.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
SummerCollab is looking to hire qualified experienced dance, music, athletics, technology, and other specialty skill instructors. Candidates should have a positive attitude, passion, excellent judgment, patience and team orientation.
Instructors should have the ability to engage students in their area of expertise, as well as share and cultivate Tyler’s Camp values and norms (e.g. respecting student voice and choice, acting with cultural consciousness, accepting and offering feedback, holding and helping students to develop a growth mindset, and operating with a trauma sensitivity).
Instructors should (1) proactively mitigate and respond to behavior challenges that may arise, (2) have strong student engagement skills, (3) have a great love and skill for in his/her specialized focus area, (4) should have a strong interest in introducing their specialty skill to students who may have a varying degree of ability and knowledge if their focus area.
Prepare and Execute Sports/ Arts/ Technology Sessions with Students
- Prepare daily plans for Sports, Arts, Technology blocks
- Respond to feedback as needed, and secure course approval from Leadership Team
- Prep for and facilitate full or half day sessions with student groups
- Cultivate and uphold a culture of achievement through productive struggle in the classroom and throughout the program day
- Complete/distribute exit tickets or satisfaction surveys as directed by SummerCollab
Note: facilitators participate in full day programming, may be asked to support small reading groups or additional responsibilities as directed.
- Attend Training, Meetings, Coaching and Feedback Sessions during the summer months
- Review Tyler’s Camp Handbook and complete any required forms prior to the start of summer
- Instructors will attend any mandatory coaching meetings or debriefs.
For more information, contact Jobs@summercollab.com