TEACHING ARTIST: ALLL K-8/Literacy

LeAp is seeking teaching artists for LeAp's very effective and engaging Active Learning Leads to Literacy K-2 and 3-5 Programs.ALLL teaching artists teach phonics, reading, listening comprehension, grammar, sentence structure and writing to grades K-2 and/or 3-5 usingALLL'shands-on, arts-based strategies which include a combination of music, movement, drama, visual arts, cooking, and games. Individuals should be comfortable using a wide variety of activities in teaching and be open to exploring new ideas. Additionally, artists must have strong teaching and classroom management skills, specifically in early childhood; proven experience and ability to teach music, visual art and theater arts; and excellent writing skills as well as the ability to teach writing in several genres.

Training in the ALLL strategies is provided. Each ALLL class is one hour long. Openings are available to individuals willing to teach two to four classes a day, either two or four times a week from October 2013 to June 2014. ALLL teaching artists will also participate in monthly staff development workshops at NYU, where they will collaborate on curriculum planning with their respective classroom teachers.

Compensation for ALLL is $50 per class plus additional stipends for staff development workshops, planning, and professional development. Attendance at all training sessions is required. Bachelor's degree with experience in visual art, music, and theater and teaching experience with a middle school population preferred. Must be willing to teach in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn or Queens.

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TEACHING ARTIST: ALLL 6-8/Literacy

LeAp is seeking teaching artists for LeAp's very effective and engaging Arts-Based Learning Leads to Literacy 6-8 (ALLL 6-8) Program. ALLL 6-8 teaching artists use songwriting, documentary film, graphic novels and theater arts to teach and reinforce literacy skills in ELA and the 6th-8th grade curriculum. ALLL's hands-on, active, arts-based strategies are designed to fully integrate into the academic curriculum. Individuals should be comfortable using a wide variety of activities in teaching, must have proven experience with theater, music and visual arts, be able to teach grammar and writing skills, and be open to exploring new ideas. Additionally, artists must have strong teaching and classroom management skills; proven experience and ability to teach music, visual art and theater arts; and excellent writing skills as well as the ability to teach writing in several genres.

Training in the ALLL strategies is provided. Each ALLL class is one hour long. Openings are available to individuals willing to teach four classes a day, two times a week from September 2013 to June 2014. ALLL 6-8 teaching artists must also plan monthly with each teacher. They will also be required to attend Staff Development workshops once a month at the LeAp offices.

Compensation for ALLL is $50 per class plus additional stipends for staff development workshops, planning, and professional development. Attendance at all training sessions is required. Bachelor's degree with experience in visual art, music, and theater and teaching experience with a middle school population preferred. Must be willing to teach in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn or Queens.

THIS IS A POSITION FOR A LITERACY TEACHER WITH A BACKGROUND IN THE ARTS

How to apply

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Emma Sullivan Program Coordinator for Federal Grantsemma@leapnyc.org

Include in subject line: Active Learning Leads to Literacy (ALLL) Teaching Artist.

No calls, please.

More information about the ALLL Program may be found here:http://leapnyc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=82&Itemid=132

New York, New York
2013-11-15
LEAP -NYC
Emma Sullivan
emma@leapnyc.org

441 West End Avenue, 2G, New York, NY, 10024, US
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