Posted: Friday, May 5, 2017 9:46 PM
Overview Did you know that students who don't read proficiently by the end of 3rd grade are four times more likely to drop out of school? Our goal is to help all Florida children become proficient readers by the end of 3rd grade and give them a better start to their futures. If you are passionate about education and literacy, join us and make a difference in the lives of preschool and elementary students. Become a Florida Reading Corps tutor and help struggling readers, age 3 to grade 3, get on track for reading at grade level. We'll provide training to get you started and ongoing coaching so you'll be supported throughout your 11-month term of service.Responsibilities Collaborate with the teacher in a preschool or Head Start classroom to develop students' early literacy and Kindergarten-readiness skills. Tutors will provide intentional and fun literacy instruction throughout the day to children ages 3-5Work with the whole class, small groups of students, and one-on-one. Daily activities include greeting children at arrival, helping children write their names at sign-in, encouraging mealtime conversations, writing a daily message, conducting Repeated Read Alouds, journaling, and enhancing literacy during choice timeConduct quick and easy literacy assessments, and enter the student data into an online data system. Tutors will use this data to monitor student progress, plan, and set goalsMaintain confidentiality of all student dataProvide opportunities for families to get involved in their child's education by sharing Reading Corps literacy activities to do at homeAttend 3 days of mandatory training prior to service with students, plus additional required training sessions throughout the year. Tutors will receive the consistent support of an onsite coach. Some travel may be necessary to attend training.Participate in site-sponsored activities such as book fairs and family nightsWhile the majority of service hours are completed onsite during school hours, most tutors engage in additional community service, which may take place during evening and weekend hours. Qualifications Strong interest in education, specifically in helping PreK students develop their early literacy and Kindergarten-readiness skillsDedication to community service and abilityto commit to 11 months of serviceBasic computer skills, including the ability to navigate online systems and emailAttention to detailOrganized, responsible, flexible, motivated, and professionalAbility to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from coaches and program staffExcellent time management and decision-making skillsAbility to work with diverse personalities and adapt to the school environmentStrong personal standards of excellence, ethics, and integrityEligibility RequirementsAbility to speak, read, and write English fluentlyCollege degree preferredExperience with children preferredAge 18 or older by the program start datePossess a high school diploma or a GED by the program start dateCitizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United StatesPlease note:Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the US Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.Currently, AmeriCorps members are limited to four terms of service.Tutors are paid a modest living allowance every two weeks during their service term and receive an education award upon successful completion which may be used to pay qualified student loans or tuition. Tutors over age 55 may choose to gift their education award to their child or grandchild. Tutors may be eligible for health insurance, child care assistance, and student loan forbearance during their service.Florida Reading Corps will not discriminate for or against any service member or applicant based on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, or age. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request. This document is available in alternative formats.
• Location: Miami
• Post ID: 50744933 miami