Summer Teaching Fellow
Make the summer of 2014 the most rewarding summer of your life. You will teach and learn. You will be challenged to be better than you have ever been. You will step up and lead, surrounded by an incredible team of professionals, peers, and students.
The Breakthrough Teaching Residency is one of the most rewarding and rigorous experiences available to undergraduates in the county. Whether you have always dreamed of being in the classroom or are considering it for the first time, teaching at Breakthrough will help prepare you for a career in education while building skills that are transferable to any profession.
Breakthrough Collaborative brings together passionate high-school students, and undergraduates from all majors to teach our motivated middle-school students. As a Breakthrough Teaching Fellow, you will receive extensive training, continuous support, and the opportunity to lead a classroom. Throughout the summer, you will assume leadership roles and practice persistence, creativity, flexibility, and problem-solving. Under the guidance of experienced educators, you will work alongside other exceptional college students to plan and teach classes, manage a classroom, advise students, lead field trips, and develop as a teacher and leader.
As a Teaching Fellow, you will: Complete 100+ hours of training. Gain 75+ hours of teaching experience. Learn to consistently engage 100% of students. Teach a core academic course to multiple small classes. Design and lead an enrichment course. Step into leadership roles, such as chairing a committee. Participate in daily department meetings to prepare and practice lessons. Learn to give and receive constructive feedback regularly. Thoughtfully plan, execute, evaluate, and evolve your work.
Breakthrough students dream of college but attend under-resourced schools. Driven by the promise of engaging classrooms led by energetic young teachers, they complete rigorous applications to Breakthrough where they dedicate their summer vacations to hard work in pursuit of their academic goals. Nationally, 92% of Breakthrough students are of color; 71% are low-income; and 62% will be the first in their families to graduate from four-year colleges. During our intensive summer program, Breakthrough students participate in rigorous literature, math, writing, and science classes, complete an average of two hours of homework each night, and enjoy daily enrichment activities. Breakthrough students enter four-year colleges at three times the rate of their low-income peers.
Summer 2014 Teaching Residency
COMMITMENT AND COMPENSATION
As a Teaching Fellow, you will teach at one of over 30 sites, which are located in cities across the country. Your
summer will include:
A nine-week residency that includes two weeks of training, six weeks of teaching, and one week of wrap-up
An intensive daily schedule, which often runs from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. and beyond, five days a week and
sometimes on weekends.
Teaching with Breakthrough is an unpaid opportunity. However, Breakthrough provides a living stipend to help cover your expenses for the summer. Stipend amounts vary by site and individual qualifications. Limited housing may be
available at some sites.
For a list of sites, including dates for each program, stipend amounts, and housing availability, please visit our Site Directory.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION
Breakthrough is designed to accommodate a diversity of Teaching Fellow backgrounds and experiences. Interest in
pursuing a career in education is not required, nor is education coursework or experience. We are looking for
applicants who want to engage the Breakthrough students in rigorous academics, work collaboratively with
colleagues, and grow in a fast-paced, nurturing environment.
? Complete and submit the application by one of our application deadlines found below. The application
includes submission of contact information for a recommender whom we will contact to complete an online
recommendation for you.
? On the application, you will have the opportunity to rank up to three sites in order of your preference.
? If you advance in the selection process, you will be asked to submit additional materials.
? To be eligible to apply, you must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. Non-U.S.
citizens are eligible to apply if they are authorized to work in the U.S.
For additional information about our sites, application instructions, Frequently Asked Questions, and to apply, please
visit our website.
Early Action Deadline: January 7, 2014
Regular Decision Deadline: February 25, 2014
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Breakthrough Manchester at The Derryfield School is a tuition-free, academic program whose mission is to help promising middle school students particularly those with limited opportunities build skills and confidence to enter and succeed in college preparatory high school programs, while inspiring talented high school and college students to pursue careers in education.
Academic and Career Advising offers no guarantees about any position posted through this web site and is not responsible for any aspect of resulting employment. Listings on this page do not constitute Keene State College endorsement or affiliation. Students are responsible for gathering all necessary information about the position and the employer.
Local, regional, and national companies and organizations as well as private families wish to recruit you for various openings. These range from part-time positions for pay while you are in school; summer jobs for either experience or pay; internships related to your field of study (paid and unpaid; as well as career opportunities when you are ready to graduate.
Contact Academic and Career Advising
Academic and Career Advising Office
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435