Newcomer Youth Summer Academy Academic Lead Teacher
New York City (United States of America)
Since 1999, the IRC has developed partnerships with New York City public schools, community-based organizations and local colleges and universities to support the positive development of refugee youth and their communities in New York City.The Education and Learning Program provides year round programming working directly with refugee youth, their parents and families, and their schools.
Job Overview/Summary: The Newcomer Youth Summer Academy (NYSA) is a six-week program focusing on preparing newly arrived refugee youth to succeed at their grade level in the New York City public school system. Up to 130 students from ages 5 – 21 from over 20 countries will participate in academic, creative arts, physical education, and social emotional learning classes. Field trips are held on Fridays.
At the Lower School levels (K-1st, 2-3rd, and 4-5th) the NYSA Academic Lead Teachers will teach a self-contained classroom, teaching Literacy, Math, and Social Studies. At the Upper School levels (6-8th, 9-10th, and 11-12th) Academic Lead Teachers will be responsible for specialized content instruction in one of three specific subjects: English Language Arts, Math, or Social Studies.Exact grade level groupings are subject to change based on student enrollment demographics.
Each Academic Lead Teacher is expected to collaborate with the Dean of Instruction to design pre- and post-assessments.Academic Lead Teachers are responsible for creating and submitting culturally relevant lesson daily plans and associated slide decks and materials for a class of approximately 15-25 students. Given the varied English language acquisition levels, life, and formal education experiences of the student body, the Academic Lead Teacher must consistently plan for differentiated, trauma-informed instruction and utilize a sheltered instructional approach for teaching English Language Learners. Throughout their classroom activities, Academic Lead Teachers will be expected to contribute to the Program’s goals of fostering students’ social-emotional development and building a strong sense of community among the students and staff.
Position term: June 29 – August 13, 2021
• Training: June 29, 30 & July 1: Up to 24 hours of training, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
O Foundational online training modules to be completed independently ahead of synchronous staff training dates
• Main Program: July 6 – August 13: Monday – Thursday, 4.5 hours per day plus 1 evening of parent/teacher conferences.Expect 2-3 hours per week of external planning, grading, and data analysis.
• Participate in the Teachers Meet & Greet (tentatively scheduled for June 17, 2021), instructional planning sessions, pre-program All Staff trainings, and all program meetings and staff development activities, thereafter
• Plan 6 weeks of culturally responsive, trauma-informed lesson plans for a class of approximately 15-25 students, utilizing the sheltered instructional model (SIOP) for teaching Multilingual Language Learners
• Submit detailed, daily lesson plans, slide decks, and associated materials utilizing the NYSA lesson planning format, weekly, in advance of date of instruction
• Administer pre-, formative, and summative assessments and record all data, including content area pre-assessments of students to inform curriculum and lesson design. Complete all staff program evaluations as needed
• Regularly review student progress and maintain bodies of evidence for each student including work samples
• Supervise students in cafeteria during lunch in the event of an in-person program
• Engage in classroom instructional coaching cycles with the Dean of Instruction and/or the Dean of Student Support, as needed
• Complete all required reporting on time. Comply with all IRC policies and protocols
• Effectively plan for and incorporate Classroom Culture Lead Teacher(s) and volunteer Peer Mentors into classroom instruction
• Participate in 1-2 Caregiver/Teacher Conferences throughout the Academy
• Complete weekly progress reports and final report cards for each student
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to:Youth Education Coordinator, Rosalie Arndt
Position directly supervises:N/A
Indirect Reporting: N/A
Other Internal and/or external contacts: The Academic Lead Teacher actively collaborates with the Classroom Culture Lead Teacher(s) and will provide assessment data to the Education & Learning Manager