Are you interested in working for a dynamic and fast-paced organization? Silicon Valley Education Foundation is the leading non-profit educational organization serving students, families and teachers in all 32 Santa Clara County public school districts.
About SVEF and SUTA
The Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) focuses on improving student performance in the critical areas of math and science. Our goal is to make Silicon Valley the number one region in California for students graduating from high school and going on to college or into vocational careers that are needed in our region.
Stepping Up To Algebra (SUTA) is a 19-day intervention program designed to help students successfully complete Algebra I in 8th grade, as well as to increase student aspirations to go to college. The program is taught by a credentialed teacher and supported by a college-level teaching assistant. We are looking for enthusiastic teaching assistants to work closely with the credentialed teacher to deliver engaging lessons that will increase students’ math skills and understanding. Teaching assistants also serve as a mentor to motivate students to succeed now, and in their future.
Highlights of the Summer Program
Mid June – Early August 2013, Monday-Friday (5 hrs per day), occasional evening events required. Exact dates to be determined by your placement.
The following are required to attend:
- In-person professional development (week of June 10 or June 17 for 3-4 days)
- College field trip
- Two evening events: College Night & End of Program Celebration
- End of program debrief session
Sites are located throughout Santa Clara County (possibly 1-2 on Peninsula)
Incoming 8th grade students who are at the “Basic” level in math (based on their 6th grade CST scores).
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Support 1-2 teachers to lead instruction in middle school mathematics, pre-algebra and algebra.
- Work with students in small groups. Guide their work with questioning and check for understanding.
- Actively promote and manage student attendance. Communicate home about attendance concerns.
- Serve as a positive role model, valuing education and its benefits.
- Enter pre- and post – test data and help generate reports on improvements.
- Support the integration of technology into learning through use of Khan Academy and Edmodo.
- Manage logistics related to technology (ie: computer/internet set-up, manage student account info).
- Build student engagement and activity on Edmodo through sharing college knowledge and resources.
- Track student progress on Khan Academy, analyze data, and report helpful findings to teacher.
- Share your college pathway story with students, in-person and through video postings online.
- Help organize and attend college-focused activities, encouraging students and families to participate.
- Help organize and attend the end celebration event, encouraging students and families to participate.
- Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
- Able to provide own transportation to site
- Successful completion of Algebra II
- Prior experience working with younger students
- Responsible and attentive to deadlines
- Able to communicate effectively with students and adults
- Flexible and energetic
- Currently enrolled in college or recent graduate
- Interest in pursuing a profession in teaching a plus
- Spanish bilingual a plus
- To work with students, TB test results are required as well as some districts require fingerprinting for a background check
How to Apply:
- Send a resume and a cover letter to Katherine@SVEFoundation.org
- Learn more about SVEF at svef.com and SUTA at suta.svefoundation.org