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A Makerspace Coordinator VISTA
West Virginia students are looking for you! Are you interested in improving education in the Mountain State? Then join The Education Alliance’s team today! The Blended Learning program is a cohort 7 rural West Virginia schools that improves STEM offerings for students by using a “blended” approach to education. Face-to-face instruction is enhanced through Makerspaces that enable hands-on, project-based learning. Participating teachers “blend” digital instruction using a Learning Management System to organize and create content that enhances student learning. This position will provide the Blended Learning school with additional “people power” to research digital resources for STEM courses, assist teachers to build project-based learning activities, and develop sustainability strategies for the schools’ Makerspaces. Makerspace Coordinator VISTA’s serve full-time for one year at local schools in 5 West Virginia counties. Members receive a $12,310.78 per year living allowance, $6,095.00 education award, one year of federal non-competitive eligibility status, life insurance, health coverage, and child care assistance (if eligible). Members serve in the beautiful hills of West Virginia that offer numerous outdoor activities including hiking, biking, mountain climbing, white water rafting, and skiing. Positions are available at Lincoln County High School, Logan County High School, Mann High School, Oak Glen Middle School, Ritchie County High School, and Tug Valley High School. Blended Learning is a program of The Education Alliance. The Education Alliance is a statewide nonprofit organization that operates programs and advances policies to improve achievement by public school students in West Virginia.
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Member Duties : Makerspace Coordinator VISTA’s help schools enhance their capacity to provide innovative STEM programming. Members work with school leaders to develop a Makerspace that provides hands-on learning opportunities for students and implement a “blended” approach to STEM education. The VISTA will help build the capacity of the school by researching digital resources for STEM courses, assisting teachers to build project-based learning activities, and developing sustainability strategies for the schools’ Makerspaces.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
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A Makerspace Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
02/01/2018  -   02/01/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WEST VIRGINIA  

Accepting Applications
From  02/01/2018  To  02/01/2021 

Contact Pratt Emily
803 Quarrier St
Charleston   WV   25301
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 77965