Prodeo Academy - Vocabulary Project Specialist (K3) - Literacy

*Minneapolis
Type
Full-Time
US-MN-Minneapolis
Bi-Weekly Living Allowance
818
Yearly Education Award
2215
Start Date
1/14/2017
Job ID
2017-15046

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 Minnesota 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 Minnesota 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 term of service.

 

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Work one-on-one with students in kindergarten through third grade who need extra support learning to read. Tutors work with the same students in 20-minute sessions every day during school hours, using a variety of scripted Minnesota Reading Corps strategies, called interventions.

  • With younger students, tutors help build early literacy skills, such as letter sounds and names, and word blending. For older students, tutors select reading passages and follow intervention scripts to practice fluency skills.

  • Conduct 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 goals.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all student data
  • Provide opportunities for families to get involved in their child’s education by sharing Reading Corps literacy activities to do at home
  • Attend 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 nights

Vocabulary Project

  • Review 30 weekly intervention scripts and provide feedback on omissions and revisions.
  • Develop effective strategies with Internal Coach for distribution and completion of the weekly homework activity for effective family engagement. Provide written summary to Research and Development Team.
  • Complete weekly written feedback on observations of student's engagement with the specific book used in that week's Repeated Read Aloud.
  • Complete weekly review of vocabulary cards including proposed revisions to definitions, photographs on cards, and observations on students learning.
  • Obtain input from school staff including classroom teachers and media specialists on additional Repeated Read Aloud book titles.

Qualifications

  • Strong interest in education, specifically in helping elementary students develop their literacy skills
  • Dedication to community service and abilityto commit to full term of service
  • Basic computer skills, including the ability to navigate online systems and email
  • Attention to detail
  • Organized, responsible, flexible, motivated, and professional
  • Ability to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from coaches and program staff
  • Excellent time management and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work with diverse personalities and adapt to the school environment
  • Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics, and integrity

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Ability to speak, read, and write English fluently
  • Age 18 or older by the program start date
  • Possess a high school diploma or a GED by the program start date
  • Citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States

Minnesota 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.

 

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