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Stewards VISTA: North Cascades Institute
The Mountain School curriculum redesign responds to teachers’ need for programming to more fully integrate with classroom curriculum and state standards and will bring to life in the outdoor classroom the ideas and principles taught in the schools. A redesigned Mountain School program will incorporate 21st century learning skills that are the building blocks for future careers: teamwork, leadership, collaboration, communication, technology, and critical thinking. One of the key components to the Mountain School curriculum redesign project is to integrate Since Time Immemorial curriculum into Mountain School. Settler histories commonly shared about the North Cascades are a fragment of the full, complex history, which includes displacement. We aspire to help students carry this knowledge with a critical, curious mindset that spurs further learning and action. Working with teachers and partners from local tribes, we will expand how we present this information, and how we include indigenous students in education curricula. Additionally, the curriculum revision will center Next Gen Science Standards’ interdisciplinary approach and participatory practice to foster habits of inquiry and experimentation. This new curriculum will improve students understanding of themselves as a part of, rather than separate from, nature and will increase transference of the interactions and experiences they have with the North Cascades ecosystem to their home watershed down valley. Students will have the opportunity to make observations, craft hypotheses, and apply what they learn to “real life” open questions about the future and health of the natural world in their own backyards. We recognize that all learning is emotional. This redesigned curriculum will add detail and depth to Mountain School’s social-emotional learning objectives. For many students, Mountain School is the first time they spend a night away from home, thus providing unique opportunities for bravery and self-growth.
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Member Duties : Coordinate development of the environmental education curriculum framework in partnership with the community advisory team (CAT). Curriculum will be centered around the development of inquiry skills needed to succeed in school and move beyond poverty. Curriculum will enrich students’ understanding of public lands and encourage application of classroom science lessons to real-life Conduct and synthesize research on best practices for developing experiential education curriculum that lead to better academic achievement outcomes in the classroom Develop community engagement strategies and build relationships with the local communities served by Mountain School, including collaborating with local tribal members serving on the advisory team Expand the cultural fluency of both NCI and NOCA. Serve on NCI’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee and develop actionable steps for NCI to diversify its workforce and create a more inclusive environment for both staff and participants
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Writing/Editing ,  Environment ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Leadership ,  Education ,  Academic Research ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Team Work . 
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Stewards VISTA: North Cascades Institute

Program Start/End Date
07/08/2019  -   07/06/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Spanish, preferred

Accepting Applications
From  04/12/2019  To  06/05/2019 

Contact Patricia Silva
115 S Kanawha St
Beckley   WV   25801
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88154