The Technology Engineering, Environment Math and Science (T.E.E.M.S.) AmeriCorps program, housed in the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence at Georgia State University's College of Education, partners with urban elementary, middle schools, high schools, and educational organizations that seek to increase long-term student efficacy and STEM academic achievement. T.E.E.M.S. AmeriCorps members are responsible for providing supplemental instruction and support in the areas of math and science during the school day. AmeriCorps Members also lead dynamic after school programming designed to provide homework assistance in math and science while creating fun strategies to learning.
Part-time T.E.E.M.S. AmeriCorps members will serve alongside formal and informal educators (20hrs/week) at local schools and community organizations as a way of strengthening STEM education at the site. In addition to participating in site specific training and onboarding, T.E.E.M.S. AmeriCorps provides AmeriCorps members with ongoing training and coaching, around topics including but not limited to Effective Classroom Management, Best Practices in Urban Education, Successful STEM Engagement, Lesson Planning, etc.
T.E.E.M.S. AmeriCorps Service Goals
T.E.E.M.S. AmeriCorps Member Roles and Responsibilities
I. STEM Programming/Classroom Assistance Each school based AmeriCorps member will be assigned to a mathematics or science classroom, or lab in which they will remain for the entire school year. The AmeriCorps members will serve with the lead teacher to assess the needs and support the learning of each student in the classroom. The school-based members will report to the school and their assigned classroom on a schedule established with their site supervisor and host teacher. They will be available throughout that time to their teacher and students. AmeriCorps members will primarily supplement the instruction provided by the lead teacher through small group instruction, individual instruction, co-teaching, activity facilitation, resource generation, and other related activities. They will not serve unsupervised with students, as there will always be a lead teacher/staff present.
II. After-School Programming Center-based AmeriCorps members will help to facilitate after school programming 2-4 times a week (20hrs/week) from the time students arrive until the time the students are dismissed in conjunction with a supervising staff member. The after-school program will focus on homework assistance as well as reinforcement in math and science, and/or STEM education engagement. After-school service is planned and facilitated by the respective AmeriCorps member. At least one AmeriCorps member and one center staff member will be present during the afterschool program.
III. Additional Service Opportunities One of the objectives of Georgia State’s TEEMS AmeriCorps program is to encourage and involve students in community service projects. As a supplement to the work described above, these additional projects provide excellent opportunities to strengthen parental and community involvement in schools. AmeriCorps members will work with schools and community learning centers to develop at least 3 service projects per school year. Student/school/community participation is encouraged.
The Technology Engineering, Environment Math and Science (T.E.E.M.S.) AmeriCorps program, housed in the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence at Georgia State University's College of Education, partners with urban elementary…