Teacher Math Faculty at Summer Enrichment Program for Underserved Students
This summer, change the lives of talented middle school students from underserved backgrounds: teach them what mathematics really is.
Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM), a project of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, is seeking instructors for a program that gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. Faculty design and teach their own courses to bright, underserved middle school students. During summer 2018, we will run residential programs at Bard College and Union College in the Hudson Valley, and day programs in New York City and Los Angeles.
Residential Program (BEAM 7):
Compensation: $5,000 for four weeks (or $3,300 for junior faculty such as graduate students or early-career teachers), plus room, board, and a transportation stipend.
Location: Bard College and Union College, both located about 2 hours out of NYC. Dates: July 5 to August 1, 2018
Our students, all from high-poverty New York City public schools, will be discovering a new environment in these idyllic settings.
Courses at BEAM 7 can be: Pure math such as number theory, combinatorics, graph theory, or logic; Applied math such as circuit design, programming, astrophysics, or genetics; or Problem solving, either Math Team Strategies or Solving Big Problems.
Non-residential Program (BEAM 6):
Compensation: $2,400-$5,600 for six weeks depending on course load (part-time positions available)
Location: Los Angeles, New York City
LA Dates: June 13 to July 24, 2018
NYC Dates: July 3 to August 14, 2018
BEAM 6 teachers receive outlines to help plan courses in Logical Reasoning, Math Team Strategies, Math Fundamentals, or Applied Math, and we are flexible for many different courses that meet our learning goals.
For both: Ideal candidates include college or university professors (as well as graduate students) with strong teaching backgrounds, and middle or high school teachers with strong mathematics backgrounds. We’ve found that the community of teachers that we create, bringing together instructors from across many different academic areas, is one of the program’s strengths and provides a great experience for all participants. Good candidates will work well on a close-knit team and will be able to bring unique curriculum perspectives to the program. Experience with other extracurricular outreach programs (such as math summer programs or math circles, MATHCOUNTS, programming workshops, or similar) are also a plus. We will provide mentorship, textbooks, and other resources as needed.
This is a unique opportunity to influence the lives of young students. Our students have tremendous potential and a strong ability for abstract reasoning, but because of their schools and backgrounds they often have not had the same training as more affluent peers. They are devoted, doing many hours of math each day (and loving it).
How to ApplyWe hope that you will join us (and them)! For more information and the application, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.beammath.org.
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