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Literacy Instructors for 5th-8th Graders Middle School

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Start Date: Oct 02, 2017
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Position Vacany - Literacy Instructors for 5th-8th Graders Middle School

Where: 610 W 112th Street, New York, NY 10025
When: Weekly, October 2017 – May 2018
Day/Time: After School/Saturdays

Liberty LEADS seeks an instructor to implement project-based literacy classes with our middle school students in our afterschool and Saturday programs The literacy classes are designed to enhance student writing skills and help prepare them for the demands of middle school - to enhance their critical thinking skills and develop their writing stamina. Classes are taught seminar style with interactive and group projects integrated as essential components of the learning process.

The Liberty LEADS Program at Bank Street College is an after-school college access and college success program serving students throughout New York City. We offer a comprehensive academic program and a wide range of resources for students in grades 5 through 12, Monday through Saturday, for 11 months of the year. Liberty LEADS works to ensure that youth with few economic resources have access to the supports necessary to realize their potential, make positive contributions to society, and smoothly make the transition into college or an entry-level career. The program is guided by the principle that all children have gifts, talents, and great potential and can contribute to one another's social and academic growth.


● Create and implement project based writing curriculum for small groups of current 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th grade students
● Create lesson plans and be open to modifications
● Engage students and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of students
● Manage classroom using positive behavior management strategies
● Meet regularly with the Liberty LEADS Middle School Advisor for supervision and debriefing


● NYS Teacher Certification or professional proficiency in content area
● Special Education teachers strongly urged to apply
● Must possess strong communication and writing skills
● Experience working with middle school youth and knowledge of child development

Bank Street College of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in its employment policies and other college administered programs.  In addition, Bank Street College of Education will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Bank Street has been recognized as a leader in education, and strives to have its faculty and student body reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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