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Community Engagement Programs

Classroom Support Team - Technology Integration Specialist

Million Dollar Teacher Project

Mission

To elevate the teaching profession by increasing teacher compensation, support and recognition.

Website

http://www.milliondollarteacherproject.orgContact(s):

About the Internship

Duties:

Do you enjoy working with technology? Have experience or a related degree? Then this position is perfect for you! The Tech Integration Specialist is an integral part of our Classroom Support Team (CST) program. The CST is a classroom redesign model where we support a grade level of teachers with a team of volunteers/interns. The team consists of a student teacher, teaching assistant, parent engagement specialist and tech integration specialist who all work collaboratively with a team of teachers to create classroom impact strategies and interventions that are data-driven, student focused and real-time. The Tech Integration Specialist role in the team is to help the classroom better utilize current technology, introduce new technology and collect data. Studies show that student achievement grows greatly when there are more caring adults involved. If you want to be apart of innovating classrooms in Arizona, this position is a fit for you.

Overview
The Million Dollar Teacher Project is a non-profit organization that’s mission is to empower teachers. Beginning with recognition and support, our long-term objective is to raise compensation for teachers. At MDTP we believe that “to create amazing students, we need amazing teachers” and we want to be a driving force behind supporting and retaining great educators. We are seeking hardworking, passionate interns who are looking to grow and develop both personally and professionally, all while making an impact on their community.

Responsibilities
• Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students
• Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures
• Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school
• Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities “Meet the Team (Teacher) Day”, “Parent Team (Teacher) Conferences”
• Participate in department and school meetings, parent meetings
• Keep updated with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods and make relevant suggestions to instructional plans and activities
• Suggest instructional resources for use in the classroom
• Data Management
• Classroom technology management and introduction of new technologies
• Other duties as assigned

Benefits and Opportunities
• Get to know students before student teaching
- Learn how technology plays a role in public education classroom settings
• Grow with a campus
• Know your mentor teacher prior student teaching
• Volunteer Hours
• Service Learning Hours
• Practicum Hours
• Internship Hours
• Student Teaching Hours
• Opportunity to do practicum and student teaching with one teacher
• Opportunity to grow on the campus and school learn different aspects of education

Requirements
• Participate in weekly and monthly meetings on sight
• Flexible schedule opportunites (6 - 10 hours a week)
• Possess a good attitude, hard work ethic, and a passion for helping teachers and education
• Must have or obtain a Fingerprint clearance card
• Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA
• All majors welcome
• Assist in different aspects of classroom management
• Internship begins September 1st. and ends March 31st
• Must be at least 16 years of age to apply
• You do NOT have to be enrolled in school to apply

Population Served:

Title I Public Schools, 8 - 13 years old

Community Need:

The current classroom model is not putting teachers or students in the position for optimum success. We believe the Classroom Support Team approach will produce greater results. We are ultimately attempting to propose a new way to deliver instruction: to take the current “one size fits all” approach with the teacher standing in front of a class of students and lecturing and transform that to a more student-focused approach by surrounding the teacher with a team

Community Impact:

The impact of this model will come from us proving the validity of the model on student achievement. The aim of the pilot is to collect student achievement data in relation to the approach to assess the impact. If proven successful we would look to replicate the model in another school or in the same school for another year to compare results.
We hope to have a positive impact on the education of our children for the betterment of our community through the fostering the development of future productive and fulfilled adult citizens