Kids in Tech AmeriCorps VISTA Program (Engineering Curriculum Development)

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Kids In Tech, Inc.

Kids in Tech, Inc’s (KIT’s) mission is to excite, educate, and empower children to acquire skills and confidence in technology through interactive after school programs. The existing STEM educational framework does few favors for low-income children, who statistically tend to live in urban or suburban settings and be ethnic minorities. Without targeted interventions that promote STEM education for low-income and BIPOC students, their interests and potential will remain untapped. After-school STEM programs have provided evidence that, even in specialized curriculum settings, children who qualify for lunch subsidies scored lower than their counterparts who did not qualify. Elementary and middle school aged children in these programs did see improvements to their outcomes, and under-privileged groups saw the greatest gains. After-school STEM programs have demonstrated a unique learning environment that enables group-centered and hands-on-learning that make demonstrable gains in knowledge acquisition. KIT’s after school programs have been a vital supplemental opportunity for low-income youth in Lowell schools and housing authority for the past 6 years, and expanded to serve students in Boston in 2021. Performance in STEM areas for these groups remains low in Lowell, Boston, and nationally. It is anticipated that COVID-19 will only widen these gaps. Thus, it is critical that after school STEM programs are able to expand to meet the needs of as more students require support and time to provide remedial education. KIT’s VISTA project will seek to prepare KIT to serve more low-income, minority students in Massachusetts by increasing the organization’s fundraising, communications, curricula, fundraising, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and expects to benefit 300 youth aged 8 to 14 from schools where at least 50% of students qualify for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

Member Duties : The Science and Engineering Curriculum Development member will include creating and testing at least one (1) to two (2) new curricula per school year, observing use of curricula by instructors and students in after-school STEM programs, incorporating necessary changes based on observations and feedback from both instructors and students, and codifying procedures for this process. The Science and Engineering Curriculum Development VISTA will be responsible for creating detailed, engaging curriculums and quality resources, liaising with subject experts, outlining objectives, and providing observation and feedback. This person will report to VISTA Program Manager and work closely with After School Tech Club Program Manager.

Terms :

Permits working at another job during off hours, Permits attendance at school during off hours .

Program Type:

AmeriCorps VISTA

Program

Kids in Tech AmeriCorps VISTA Program

Work Schedule

Full Time

Requirements

Skills :

Curriculum development/implementation, General Skills, Teaching/Tutoring, Team Work, Writing/Editing .

Education level

College graduate

Age Requirement

Minimum: 18 Maximum: None

Program Locations

MASSACHUSETTS

Languages

English

Benefits

Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Health Coverage*, Living Allowance, Training

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Lowell, MA 01854

(42.64603,-71.36462)
 

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REQUIREMENTS

  • WEEKDAYS, FULL_TIME

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