Digital Storyteller - City Center for Collaborative Learning - AmriCorps
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Arizona Serve
Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Paulo Freire Freedom School
City Center for Collaborative LEarning
900 Hour Position
Approximately 20 hours/week
Service Location: Tucson, AZ
Service Dates: September 1, 2018 – June 31, 2019
I. ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND
CITY Center for Collaborative Learning’s new mission is to “design, implement, and advance exemplary practices in teaching and learning that transform the lives of young people and their educators.” In July 2016, the organization took on the Paulo Freire Freedom Schools from a closely-aligned nonprofit partner. The flagship programs now include three schools, City High School and the two Paulo Freire Freedom Schools at Downtown and University locations. In total the three secondary schools serve 335 students annually and span grades 6 through 12.
We are seeking an AmeriCorps State member who would be able to both develop the digital storytelling skills of our students and use their own skills to document and promote innovative teaching practices, such as our project-based learning pedagogy and social justice/environmental sustainability/place based curricular focus. As an inherently interdisciplinary practice, the teaching of digital storytelling will necessarily support academic learning in the core content. It also will require the integration of numerous types of technology. The actual products created, both by students and the AmeriCorps member, will serve as artifacts that can communicate with the larger community about how education can and should evolve to meet the new challenges and demands of our 21st Century workforce.
II. PROJECT FOCUS AREAS AND ACTIVITIES
A. Classroom Activities: The AmeriCorps State member will work with teachers to plan and teach skills associated with digital literacy, particularly when the classroom is participating in project-based learning that involves the use of audio/visual equipment and/or the production of narrative. Additionally, they will oversee an elective and/or afterschool club that focuses on the development of discreet skills and allows students to create individual passion projects.
B. Video/Audio Documentation: The AmeriCorps member will document innovative teaching and learning and incorporate audio/video footage in resources that can be used in teacher professional development and community dialogues. They will assist in the capturing key student exhibitions of learning and editing video footage to create powerful promotional materials highlighting innovative teaching practices and the work that is happening in our three schools. Additionally, they will edit and produce educational video clips that can be used for publication educational video clips with the help of student interns.
III. Requirements and Benefits
A. Education, Skills and Abilities
· Minimum of 18 years or older, no upper age limit. All ages are welcome and encouraged to apply.
· Strong English Language and Arts background
· Significant experience working with digital media
· Ability to build rapport with diverse populations, especially youth
· Proficient with Microsoft Office software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
· Ability to multi-task and coordinate projects
· Ability to be flexible and work well in a variety of situations
· Documentation and organizational skills
· Strong problem solving, writing, and communication skills
· Ability to understand "big picture" while completing detail-oriented tasks
· Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision and in a team setting in a consistent, energetic, positive manner
· Friendly and effective interpersonal skills
· Healthy sense of humor
· Spanish skills not required, but would be useful
· Vehicle recommended to get to and from worksite
AmeriCorps State Member Benefits (900 Hour)
● $6,265 living allowance during term of service
● Upon completion of service, part-time (900 hour) AmeriCorps members receive a $2,907.50 education award that can be applied to educational costs or student loans
● Members participate in 10 (2-hour) trainings that qualify them for a Certificate in Civic Leadership and 4 college credits from Prescott College
● Team support and coaching
Arizona Serve is committed to implementing inclusive practices in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, ethnic background, sex, disability, size, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Those who have marginalized identities, whether or not those identities provide protected status, are encouraged to apply.
Prescott College is a proud participant in the Employers of National Service initiative. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
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