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AKA Science

BECOME AN AKA SCIENCE CLASS LEADER... BECAUSE ALL KIDS ARE SCIENTISTS!

AKA Science is an after-school youth program that engages historically underserved children in grades K-6 with fun, hands-on science programming at SUN Community Schools across Portland. Classes are one day per week for 8 weeks and are approximately 60 mins long. The Summer 2019 topics are Fun Physics: Forces & Motion! and Fun Physics: Color & Light!. Classes begin approximately the first week of July (depending on the school site), with mandatory Class Leader training dates TBD in late June.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

A program of Impact NW, AKA Science is an inquiry-based, NGSS-aligned science program that uses structured yet playful scientific activities to encourage students to actively participate in the world through scientific exploration. AKA Science provides Class Leaders with all of the curriculum, materials & supplies, and training they need to be successful. Training includes inquiry-based learning techniques, classroom management, and hands-on practice with activities in the curriculum. This is a temporary, very part-time volunteer position (1-hr per week for 8 weeks) and exact SUN location will be based on site need.

QUALIFICATIONS:

We seek volunteers who are passionate about education and have a positive attitude. Previous experience with school-aged children is preferred. Background in science is helpful, but not necessary-we train you! Applicants must be over 18 and able to pass a background check.

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS:

  • Training in inquiry-based teaching and classroom management
  • All curriculum and supplies are provided
  • Hands-on classroom teaching experience
  • Professional networking & job references
  • You get to do fun science experiments with kids!!!

TO APPLY:

Volunteer position open until all sites are filled. Please submit resume to Lauren Leffer at lleffer@impactnw.org. Thank you!

~For more information about Impact NW and AKA Science, please visit our website at https://impactnw.org/programs/youthfamily/aka-science.~

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple schools - Portland MetroPortland, OR 97209

(45.5267,-122.68805)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Mentoring
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • The time commitment is 1-2 hours per week for 8 weeks, including teaching and prep time. There is an additional 3 hour training that all new Class Leader's must attend prior to the start of their class.

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