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Breakthrough Austin Summer Leadership Institute Teacher, BTT Gateway Job ID 7044

Wed, May 15, 2013

Breakthrough Austin Summer Leadership Institute Teacher, BTT Gateway Job ID 7044


Breakthrough is a long-term academic program that provides a path from middle school through college for students who will be first-generation college graduates. At the core of Breakthrough’s model are the rigorous summer programs that students in middle school and high school attend at the University of Texas and Manor ISD. In the summer of 2012, for the fourth year, rising 10th grade Breakthrough students will participate in a 2-week summer program called the 10th Grade Leadership Institute. This program will focus on school success and college and career exploration through the development of leadership and communication skills for our 57 rising 10th graders. Each day will include learning activities devised with the following outcomes in mind:

• Students will have increased confidence and skillfulness as communicators
• Students will have a greater self-awareness of their strengths and areas for development
• Students will have a greater sense of responsibility and self-management
• Students will have a greater knowledge of how to build strong relationships to be successful and how to work as a team

Breakthrough Austin seeks enthusiastic, creative, and successful college students to teach and mentor 10th graders during our summer program. With the guidance and support of professional educators, Breakthrough teaching interns will be responsible for teaching small groups of students as well as helping facilitate large-group activities.


• Teach a class of 8-10 students (with curriculum focusing on school success, leadership and communication development)
• Lead and participate in large- and small-group team-building activities
• Learn from your directors and colleagues
• Communicate with parents and families about your students
• Serve as a leader and mentor to the 10th grade students
• Arrive early, stay late, work hard, and make a difference

Timeframe: June 10-July 2, 2013
• 5 days of teacher training: June 10-14
• Two-week program: June 17 – June 28
• 1 day of family conferences: Saturday, June 29
• 2 days of wrap-up: July 1-2

To apply, email a resume, cover letter, and college transcript to Zakiyyah Kareem, Program Coordinator,  Application deadline is 5/15/2013.

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