Education Fellows

The Learning Community, an innovative K‐8 public school in Central Falls, RI, is proud to announce the Learning Community Education Fellows Program, a one‐year program for recent college graduates who seek to gain professional experience in urban education and make a contribution to the lives of young learners. This program is a unique experience for enthusiastic, creative and dedicated individuals who are exploring careers in public education. Fellows will begin in August of 2014.

The Learning Community, with an 87% poverty rate, 31% English language learners and high student achievement, is proving that poverty is not a barrier to success. At The Learning Community, we believe that literacy empowers each individual to have a voice, assume community responsibility and take social action. We expect leadership at every level. We grow teacher leaders, student leaders and community leaders.

Education Fellow Roles
Each Education Fellow will be assigned a cohort of students with whom they work in small groups or one‐on‐one tutorials throughout the academic year. This critical, hands‐on academic support will be informed by the classroom teacher and our Academic Specialist Team. Education Fellows will also work with students in a partner school, taking successful small group strategies to other urban schools. Education Fellows will also work with students during non‐classroom time, building relationships during recess, lunch and after school tutoring.

Education Fellow Professional Development
Education Fellows will have serious responsibilities and roles in the lives of our students, so they will receive extensive ongoing professional development and be exposed to both school’s culture. Education Fellows will be trained by our team to support students throughout the school day in both academic and non-academic settings. Fellows will also be observed as they take on each phase of their work and will receive feedback in a post‐observation debrief. This cycle of training, observation, trying and debriefing is central to our school’s professional development process. Fellows will meet weekly as a team to reflect on their practice and participate in workshops related to their own growth as a young professional. In addition fellows will have opportunities to learn about the management and growth of an innovative school and the many professional roles required to support students toward academic success.

Education Fellow Qualifications
We seek a cohort of ten entrepreneurial young people to join our welcoming community of learners. The ideal candidate will have:
• a strong academic track record including a college degree, education courses preferred but not required.
• a strong interest in public education and schools
•a strong interest in out of school time learning
•a strong interest in social / emotional student growth and role of non-instructional time during the school day
• a strong desire to learn and grow as a professional
• experience working with children and families
• demonstrated leadership ability
• excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational skills
• a flexible, curious and goal‐oriented personality
• a sense of humor and willingness to work as part of a dynamic team
• ability to take feedback and incorporate it quickly
• Spanish language skills a plus
Applicants must commit to an academic year of service beginning in Mid-August 2014 and ending in June 2015. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National or permanent resident.

The Learning Community is an exciting place for people interested in being part of a close‐knit team with strong community connections. More about us: www.thelearningcommunity.com
Education Fellows are AmeriCorps positions which include extensive training, health coverage, a living stipend, child care allowance, student loan forbearance, and other benefits. Members will be eligible for an end‐of‐service education award of $5,500 upon completion of 1700 hours of service. For more information visit: http://www.americorps.gov

To Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Education Fellows Program
The Learning Community
21 Lincoln Ave.
Central Falls, RI 02863
or email: americorps@thelearningcommunity.com

No phone calls. The Learning Community is AA/EOE. All interviews are conducted in accessible locations.

Central Falls, Rhode Island
2014-05-16
The Learning Community
Heather Beck
heather@thelearningcommunity.com
(401)454-9744
21 Lincoln Ave
Central Falls 02863
United States
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