Engage warmly and enthusiastically with students, helping them to discover and pursue their interests
Understand goals and methods of self-directed education and use as the framework for developing curriculum for the topics you’re teaching
Plan and lead the assigned, 1 hour a week for however many weeks the term lasts, club group:
Create a curriculum and lesson plan outlining skill progression, learning objectives, activities, projects, materials needed, etc.
Facilitate weekly club meeting
Facilitate reflection on learning
"Bridge the gap" between the goal setting aspirations of students and the reality of executing them
Balance predetermined learning goals with students interests and desires for learning
Communicate and share feedback with Outreach Coordinator, Program Manager, and Executive Director as necessary
Understanding Oppression Club
We are seeking a facilitator who is passionate about helping students dissect systems of oppression including areas such as race, class, gender, and religion.
The ideal candidate will be open-minded and willing to have difficult conversations while not shutting down students for having a specific opinion or viewpoint.
We are seeking someone who is also continuously learning about these topics and does not hold rigid beliefs in a specific area.
Our ideal candidate would be able to set aside their personal beliefs to promote healthy dialogue and open ended discussions that do not shame or isolate students for their beliefs or opinions.
Enthusiastic, lifelong learner who is looking to influence the next generation of students to also pursue a life of self-directed learning
Enjoys working with teenagers, experience working with teens is a plus but not required
Passion and sincere interest in systems of oppression and equality
Professional experience in topic is great, but not required
Is excited to work with a small innovative organization
Has knowledge of self-directed learning methods
Has knowledge of Zoom and able to learn new technology quickly
Email your materials to firstname.lastname@example.org, addressed to Danielle Denver (Executive Director). Include a resume, two references, and in lieu of a cover letter please answer the following questions. Please submit your application as an attachment (PDF preferred).
Where did you find this posting?
2-4 sentence bio about yourself.
Why are you interested in working with Dida Academy Students?
Describe in your own words what self-directed education is.
Describe a time in your life when you were motivated to learn something new, describe your process.
In 5-6 sentences please describe what your specific approach to teaching this club would be. How would you encourage students to ask questions and come to their own conclusions? How would you keep the conversations civil, respectful, and also inquisitive?
Dida Academy is redefining education through a self-directed, homeschool hybrid model. We provide an education that serves students above bureaucratic interests. Our unique environment encourages students to follow their innate curiosity, learn through experience and build meaningful relationships. Through dedicated mentorship, we strive to guide young people on a journey towards finding a fulfilling present and a meaningful future.
Dida Academy is an alternate educational organization that seeks to promote self-directed learning for teens by allowing them to harness their inner intellectual curiosity and drive their own education in their preferred direction. We recognize the struggle of the children who feel forced to mould into the conventional education system and offer them a safe space where creativity is valued over competition. At Dida, students have the time and freedom to discover the passion and joy in learning. They are offered, but never forced, to participate in subjects that are considered core competencies (math, reading and writing etc.). However, our self-directed methods allow students to learn at their own pace and absorb information in a deep meaningful way. Dida facilitators provide coaching and resources to support students on their preferred learning path. In addition, they offer close mentorship to students to help them build self-awareness, collaboration skills and personal accountability. We curate activities and guest visitors that expose students to exciting opportunities and career paths. While at Dida students will interact with a host of community members that are the best and brightest in their fields. Providing students with extensive knowledge and expertise, our staff and volunteers give students information that can be transformed into deep and meaningful learning.
Children & Youth
Race & Ethnicity
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
October 13, 2020
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Hours: 2-3 hours/week
Days: 1-2 days/week, Monday-Friday
Time: 1 hour club session once a week (club sessions last for 4-7 weeks); occasional evening meetings requested (usually via Zoom or phone call); time is flexible