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Lab Tutor Corps One Year Fellowship

Company/Individual Name: InnovateEDU
Business Description: InnovateEDU is an educational nonprofit that brings together students, teachers, and technology companies to re-imagine education by creating new products and models that serve, inform, and enhance teaching and learning, with the mission of closing the achievement gap. InnovateEDU works with the Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School in downtown Brooklyn to provide next generation educational services and establish an accelerator program for K-12 learning technology at the school.
Position Available: Lab Tutor Corps One Year Fellowship
Job Duties/Responsibilities: Be a part of LAB’s Founding Team. The LAB Corps is a prestigious, one-year urban education fellowship that recruits college graduates from across the country. LAB Corps Fellows work with LAB students in small group or 1:1 tutorials, providing personalized academic support, mainly in math, reading, and writing, and supporting habits that foster academic success. All LAB students participate in at least two hours of daily tutoring. We look to develop a diverse group of dedicated future leaders who invest their time and energy in the academic success of low-income youth, while building critical personal relationships with students and families. The LAB Corps is a great experience for college graduates interested in a career in education, social justice, policy, or those who plan to pursue graduate, medical, policy, business, or law school. LAB Corps Fellows may be invited at the end of the their Fellowship year to participate in the LAB Teacher Residency program – an apprenticeship with an academic fellowship for members to complete their Masters in Education while apprenticing under the mentorship of one of LAB’s Master Teachers.

Responsibilities
• Fellows improve academic success of students by personalizing instruction and building meaningful relationships with students. They will receive all instructional materials, developed by master teachers, with close alignment to standards, assessments, and teacher-led lessons.
• Fellows tutor primarily in math, reading, and/ or writing, but we are looking for candidates with other interests and skills, particularly in STEM fields, to help lead enrichment activities.
• Fellows support teachers in analyzing student learning and achievement data to adapt instruction to meet the needs of individual students.
• Fellows collaborate with teachers and entrepreneurs in residence in the 360Lab, an education technology hub located on the LAB campus, to lead enrichment activities such as computer programming, homework club, languages, video game design, digital video editing, robotics, music production, or debate.
• Fellows connect with families of LAB scholars each week about student progress.
• Fellows participate in intensive training in the summer and weekly professional development sessions throughout the school year. They will be observed regularly by teachers and the LAB Corps Director, and must welcome constructive feedback.
Requirements/Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree required (all majors welcome, teaching certificate not required) • Strong writing and math skills • Commitment to LAB’s mission • Experience working with low-income students, students with disabilities, and/or English language learners • Prior coaching, tutoring, or teaching experience • Proficiency in speaking Spanish (preferred)
Compensation: Stipend
Hours per week: Full Time
Position Start Date: 8/1/2014
Position End Date: 6/30/2015
How To Apply: Please fill out an online application here: http://fs30.formsite.com/InnovateEDUCareers/LAB-Tutor-Corps/index.html Select applicants will be invited to an on-site interview where they will be required to deliver a sample tutorial. Each applicant will receive a lesson plan 24 hours in advance to prepare for his or her tutorial. After the tutorial, candidates will debrief and receive feedback from the LAB Corps Director or other staff. Direct all questions to careers@innovateedunyc.org

Lang CESJ Summer Student Fellowship Program

Fellowship Description
The Lang CESJ Summer Student Fellowship is a competitive, 10-week program designed to support four Lang students as they connect theory to practice during the summer in New York City. Students apply to the program under an issue area (i.e., housing, education, public health, sustainability, etc.) of their choice. The program is comprised of three areas: (1) paid on-site fieldwork with a Lang CESJ community partner, (2) a living and learning community in summer housing, and (3) a weekly academic seminar. The on-site fieldwork acts as a full-time internship where fellows commit to working 35 hours each week and receive a $5,000 stipend. In addition, fellows are required to attend weekly academic seminars throughout the course of the program to contextualize their fieldwork experience. These seminars are an opportunity for students to explore their issue areas in an academic context through curated readings and reflection, and to build community with each other and guest speakers. Fellows are provided summer housing on campus through the Office of Student Housing at no cost. Upon completion of the fellowship, students are required to submit a reflection project to Lang CESJ staff. In the fall of 2014, students are also required to attend a symposium to present their fellowship experiences to the larger Lang community.
Eligibility
Any current Lang student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher is eligible to apply for the Lang CESJ Summer Fellowship Program. If a student believes their GPA has been affected by extenuating circumstances, they are encouraged to submit a letter explaining these circumstances along with their primary application materials. Applicants must be returning students registered for the Fall 2014 semester. Applicants must be available to work 35 hours per week for 10 consecutive weeks during Summer 2014, roughly June – August. All selected fellows must agree to abide by New School housing policies as outlined by the Office of Student Housing. If at some point in the course of the summer, a Fellow is unable to meet any of these expectations, they will be ineligible to receive the remainder of their funding, and their housing contract may be terminated.
 
Deadline
Applications must be submitted on or before March 1 at 5:00 p.m. EST for consideration. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered. Submit all application materials to Katherine Schmidt, Program Coordinator of Civic Engagement & Social Justice at schmidtk@newschool.edu.
Learn More
Check out what two fellows from last year have to say about their experiences via video and blog:
Sarah Giffin (’13 Psychology) talks about her summer work at Groundswell at the fall 2013 symposium: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXHYH06yCPA
Jessica Auger (’14 Education Studies) documents her summer experience at Harlem Grown on a tumblr blog: http://healthjusticeinharlem.tumblr.com