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SWMetro - Advancing Literacy in Technical Education-(MLC)
 
 
 
SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288 was created to develop and implement programs for students across the southwestern Twin Cities metro region. SWMetro is governed by its 11 member school districts but serves districts located in Carver, Scott, Hennepin, Wright, LeSueur and surrounding counties. The region is a blend of rural and suburban communities and covers over 750 square miles. SWMetro believes everyone has value, potential and ability, and since 1976 it has provided a second chance for youth and adults who are at-risk of academic failure and/or economic insufficiency. It maintains a flexible learning environment working with learners of all ages to help them achieve their personal academic and career goals. SWMetro is committed to engaging students who have fallen behind in credits and are at risk of failing to graduate from high school by creating a Career Technical Academy that will integrate academics into rigorous, relevant, standards-based curriculum within the 6 Minnesota Career Fields, Clusters and Pathways. By providing staff development opportunities that will allow high school academic staff to work with high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers to integrate the core academic skills into career-focused courses, students will understand the connection between what they learn in school and a successful future. VISTA will help align the academic content within career technical education, assessing the literacy skills required in each program and developing curriculum to bring students to that needed skill level in reading, writing, speaking, listening and language. All programs in Career Technical Academy are articulated with multiple post-secondary education institutions so students can earn high school/college credit. *Position is part of MN Literacy Council AmeriCorps VISTA cohort. Applications reviewed on rolling basis. www.mnliteracy.org/americorps-vista
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will help develop a literacy program for high school students and adults. The VISTA will: Research literacy requirements in college pre-tests and identify developmental college courses that can be delivered at the secondary level; Starting with the career fields of Health Science Technology and Engineering, Manufacturing & Technology, review CTE course content at the secondary and postsecondary level in both career fields to identify required literacy levels; With the CTE staff, academic staff and postsecondary staff develop a coordinated academic planning process that aligns assessments and curriculum that lead to certifications as an entrance to a career pathway; those certifications which may later be stacked to achieve more advanced degrees; Use the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards of Reading; Writing; Language (Conventions of Standard English) and Speaking/Viewing/Listening to develop literacy curriculum specific to each career pathway.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  *Healthcare Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Communications ,  Youth Development ,  Counseling . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
SWMetro - Advancing Literacy in Technical Education-(MLC)

Program Start/End Date
11/27/2017  -   11/26/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Less than High school

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/27/2017  To  10/27/2017 

Contact Cindy Walters
401 E 4th St
Chaska   MN   55318
952-567-8035
cwalters@swmetro.k12.mn.us
www.swmetro.k12.mn.us
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 65466


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