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Summer Reads - Caledonia, MN
As Caledonia Public Schools strives to provide the best education to empower all learners to thrive in our changing world, Caledonia Elementary School hopes to collaborate with as many partners as possible to support student excitement for learning. With a free and reduced lunch population of 30 % of our 299 students and a free lunch offered to all children under 18 on our elementary site, our summer literacy program will be aiding students in poverty through relationships, nutrition, and a reduction of the “summer slide” – the loss of learning that occurs over the summer, especially those who are low income. We also have a goal to make learning more hands-on and interactive for the students. We have a reading and social/emotional garden with a calming walking path and reading stones for students to enjoy the outdoors and literacy simultaneously. We are partnering with the Caledonia Public Library’s summer reading program so that students will experience literacy enrichment throughout the community. The library will also provide literacy enrichment for students and opportunities for parents to strengthen their children’s literacy skills at home. Our goal is to bring literacy to life. We want to create literacy experiences for students that help them experience curiosity and enjoyment with reading. Our programming will give VISTAs transformational experiences including tutoring, library promotion, parent education, book clubs, reader’s theatre, and other literacy enrichment activities that prove to build their community leadership skills. *(2) positions available. Positions are part of the MN Literacy Council Summer Reads cohort. Applications reviewed on rolling basis through April 27
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Member Duties : VISTA members will support targeted services programing (about 100 students) by providing reading, writing and oral language practice to K-4th graders. VISTAs will work with students in our School Age Care program and at the public library. VISTA members will provide one-on-one and small group tutoring and book discussion; literacy games and learning stations; and will assist teachers in the classroom. In their role with book clubs, reader’s theatre, and literacy and cooking, they will be able to choose books and design opportunities. At the library, VISTAs will support pre-designed program with creativity, small-group support and ideas to boost participation. VISTAs will also participate on field trips. VISTA members serve 40 hours/week, primarily Monday – Friday, with Minnesota Literacy Council in-service trainings on select Fridays. Service dates are June 11 – August 5. Pre-Service Orientation is June 11 in the Twin Cities (travel paid by Minnesota Literacy Council).
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Leadership . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Summer Reads - Caledonia, MN

Program Start/End Date
06/11/2018  -   08/05/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2018  To  04/30/2018 

Contact Nancy Runningen
511 W Main St
Caledonia   MN   55921
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71791