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.
SummerCollab member sites have committed to facilitating targeted, high-quality literacy instruction to participating youth during the summer. Using your expertise, alongside of SummerCollab’s literacy resources, and Let’s Go Learn, you will help execute a hybrid digital/small group literacy intervention program for students in small class sizes. Over the course of the summer, you will support student literacy in the areas of vocabulary, phonics, and sight-word recognition to ready them for the classroom in the fall.
As a Tylers Camp Reading Specialist you will work with a team of teachers to help implement the instruction of the reading program on site. Operations Specialists and SummerCollab’s leadership team will provide technology as needed, help prepare supplies, copies, and operational needs associated with executing the reading program. With this support, the Tylers Camp Reading Specialist will review, collect, and analyze data and overall progress of students. They will support with data collection across camp related to reading, sense of self, and productive struggle as needed, as well as provide feedback to teachers and instructors as appropriate on site to support with overall academic and learning growth of kids on site.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
SummerCollab is seeking proactive problem solvers who have the desire and passion to help students reach their greatest potential. The Tylers Camp Reading Specialist position requires individuals who are flexible and adaptive to a changing environment, and are interested in managing a team. The ideal candidate must have a background in teaching literacy and/or providing targeted literacy interventions to individuals and small groups of students, and demonstrate strong leadership abilities. Candidates should have two or more years of teaching experience, and be detail oriented and demonstrate extensive knowledge of teaching reading or executing RTI or literacy intervention.
● Attend and actively participate in all relevant training sessions
● Develop and uphold accountability systems to ensure instructors carry out interventions with fidelity
● Determine appropriate goals for student growth within the duration of the program
● Execute tracking system for student reading intervention progress
● Assess student progress in regards to reading intervention and communicate progress to team
● Maintain intervention schedules and groups, adjusting as necessary
● Maintain a positive attitude, addressing student issues in an appropriate, professional manner
● Collaborate with other Reading Specialists in the SummerCollab throughout the summer to devise action steps and discuss progress with students.
To apply to be a Reading Specialist, please visit https://summercollab.org/take-action/join-our-team/apply/
For more information, contact Jobs@summercollab.com