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ENL Partner & Mentor VISTA, US2020/University of Buffalo
ISEP (Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership) is a diverse partnership focused on students and families in a high needs urban school district. ISEP Informal STEM partner Buffalo Museum of Science delivers programs and develops new partners including growing community maker spaces with after school programs. ISEP corporate partners and small high tech firms collaborate to provide support for teachers and students. The focus of the ISEP is the critical middle school experiences of students in science and engineering, as they transition to high school. The project uses an innovative approach to teacher professional development among high-needs urban schools (including “feeder” middle schools and their corresponding high schools). This is accomplished through courses and interdisciplinary research experience, development of science and technology classroom materials aligned with state science learning standards, and inquiry-based curricula. Sample research topics include nanotechnology, molecular biology, pharmacokinetics, and response to natural and manmade emergencies— to name just a few. The ISEP combines novel mentoring approaches and expanded Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to build leadership and resources for improving science education. The PLCs cultivate mentoring relationships involving middle and high school teachers and students, UB and Buffalo State College science/engineering/technology faculty, education faculty, undergraduate students and graduate students, volunteer professionals and parents.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will be responsible for enhancing the sustainability of the STEM mentoring programs for a Buffalo NY-based coalition of nonprofit, business, and education partners. This specifically includes a focus on developing mentoring practice for K-12 students from immigrant and refugee communities in Buffalo Public Schools. The VISTA's tasks includes the identification of opportunity/funder prospects, the development of presentations, collateral, and grant submissions, and the institutionalization and/or stewardship of partnerships, outcomes and next steps. It also includes assessing the systems and outcomes developed in the first years of the initiative in order to refine, iterate on, and enhance the ISEP initiative.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Education ,  Leadership . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

ENL Partner & Mentor VISTA, US2020/University of Buffalo

Program Start/End Date
01/22/2019  -   01/21/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW YORK  


Accepting Applications
From  12/06/2018  To  01/11/2019 

Contact Brandi Jimenez
308 Congress St
Boston   MA   02210
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80126