i2 is a hands-on, project-based STEM summer day program designed to broaden middle school students’ exposure to innovative science, technology, engineering and math. The co-ed program has developed its program by partnering with some of the world’s leading scientific and academic institutions, including MIT, The Museum of Science in Boston, Stanford University, MathWorks, the New York Academy of Sciences and Teachers College, Columbia University. Each of these partners has created a series of one-week courses for i2 covering different STEM topics that are not typically found in traditional middle schools.
i2 is looking for teachers to teach its exciting STEM curriculum to middle school children. The program is comprised of a variety of activities, including building robots and rockets, extracting DNA, engineering bioplastics and turbines, and searching for life on mars. Teachers will be trained by i2’s curriculum partners to understand the curriculum and the activities planned for each course. Courses will be focused on hands-on learning and will therefore be limited to a maximum of 20 children, with up to three instructors in each course, including a lead teacher, an associate teacher and a high school student acting as a “near peer.” Lead teachers will be responsible for overseeing this team of instructors.
- Lead Teachers– Must have previous K-12 school teaching experience and an interest in project-based learning.
- Associate Teachers– Must have or be working toward a degree in a STEM field or in K-12 STEM education. Previous classroom experience is a plus.
- Near Peers– Must be interested in STEM, have a teacher recommendation, and be at least 16 years old at the time of the program. (To apply for a Near Peer position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org).
WHERE & WHEN
The program will run in each location Monday – Friday, and teachers must be at the school from 8:30am – 4:30pm every day. Mandatory teacher training will occur in the New York area May 2 – 3, with an expectation that each course taught will require one full day of training (you may be required to be there for up to 2 days of training). Teachers can apply to teach any set of courses.
There will be a required one-day orientation for teachers, scheduled before the program starts. i2 will pay for all teacher materials needed for the courses and a combination of any travel and accommodation costs incurred for training. Children of teachers who enroll in the program will be given a discount to attend. Lunch will be served each day. Salary varies by location and will be discussed during the interview process.