The Discovery Center
Lead Teacher of Residential Diversity Education ProgramThe Residential Camp Program brings together 5th and 6th grade students from Connecticut's urban and suburban communities for diversity and social justice education, team-building, and academic experiences. Students attend during the academic year at Camp Woodstock in northeastern Connecticut--only one hour from both Hartford, CT and Providence, RI.
Our Residential Program has three main objectives:
We are seeking a Lead Teacher (LT) who is innovative, dynamic, creative, conscientious, and organized—with the ability to support a cooperative community working towards our mission. We are particularly seeking an individual with a background in Social Justice Education and experience implementing inquiry-based learning and critical pedagogy in working with elementary school students. The LT takes on a variety of tasks and duties over the course of the season, with the primary roles of 1) designing and developing necessary curriculum in the preseason; 2) training teachers and counselors to deliver our academic curriculum; 3) implementing and amending curriculum; and 4) evaluating teacher effectiveness and student outcomes.
Before students arrive at camp:
When students are at camp:
DATES AND COMPENSATION The Lead Teacher will have some preseason responsibilities--all of which can be accomplished remotely. Compensation is depending on experience for the contract period of August 1st through November 20th. Starting August 31st, the Lead Teacher will be needed onsite at our residential camp site in Woodstock, CT until November 20th. The Lead Teacher may live on site or commute.
LOCATION The Discovery Center's Residential Program is in Woodstock, CT and run using the site of YMCA Camp Woodstock. Camp Woodstock is a fully equipped residential camp facility nestled into the woods abutting Black Pond--making it a lovely location for our students to learn and grow. For more information about the facility, click here.
TO APPLY Please fill out an application at: https://discoverycenter.campmanagement.com/apply