Help our Native students focus on literacy through storytelling and photography!
WE MUST FILL THIS POSITION ASAP
We are looking for a lead instructor for the summer Native Student Literacy Academy at Highline High School. The academy is open to grades K-12 and we will also have additional staff to help with small group work throughout the day. Ideally, this teacher would be culturally sensitive and responsive, and is committed to the success of Native students. The time commitment would be dates of instruction, plus a couple of 1-2 hour trainings in June and July, with one full-day retreat for planning in June. If you are excited at this opportunity and would like to take part in a rewarding summer teaching experience, please contact Crystal Florez, Native Literacy Liaison, at crystal.florez@
Dates of instruction: 08/03-08/07/15
Number of Students: 35 (4 additional staff will be co-facilitating for small group work every day)
Title/ Description: “Telling Our Stories”– Join us during the summer for our Native Student Literacy Success Academy where students will focus on literacy through photography. We will learn to tell our stories together, as a community, while listening to the powerful stories from local Native guest speakers and artists. Photography will help us dive into these fun and exciting literacy focused workshops as we grow as a community!
GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION: The Native Student Literacy program supports and provides equitable access to high quality, culturally responsive language and literacy learning opportunities for American Indian/Alaska Native students (K-8). The aim of this program is to highlight the importance of American Indian/ Alaska Native cultures, history, language, and knowledge systems and, thus, improving academic outcomes for American Indian/Alaska Native students K-12. The Native Education Literacy Liaison, Crystal Florez, promotes in-home and community literacy learning strategies which support American Indian/Alaska Native learners. During the summer, all eligible students (up to 35 participants) will be encouraged to participate in a Native Student Literacy Success Academy, which will be held July 31st– August 7th at Highline High School. This event is open to all Title 3 Native American students. Registration and details for the event can be found on the link: www.highlineschools.org/