The Urban Ed Experience is for current college students, or 2013 graduates, who have a passion for urban education and education reform. Participants will spend three weeks in KIPP Houston primary and middle schools working with students and getting an inside look at how a high-performing public charter school works.
- Each participant’s experience will vary slightly, but a typical day could include the following: one-on-one tutoring; assisting the teacher during a lesson; analyzing student assessments; leading a guided reading group; and assisting in the office with registration, scheduling, or other tasks. The goal of the program is that most of the work day involves interacting directly with students and teachers.
- Each Urban Ed Experience participant will have a mentor teacher who will be responsible for providing daily schedules, assigning duties, and mentoring him/her.
- Urban Ed Experience will kick off June 7th with an orientation day for all participants. Participants will begin working at their placement school on June 10th, and end June 2th.
- Participants will work the same hours as our teachers – 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 7th through June 28th, 2013. Participants will be paid $1,000 at the end of their three-week internship.
- 7:15 a.m. – Arrive at school, check-in with Managing Teacher
- 7:25 a.m. – Help teachers with breakfast duty
- 8:00 a.m. – Tutor two students in math
- 8:45 a.m. – Circulate during workstations to assist students
- 9:15 a.m. – Grade weekly assessments for Managing Teacher
- 10 a.m. – Assist at recess
- 10:30 a.m. – Help School Leader assemble PD binders for the summer
- 11:15 a.m. – Work with a four-student guided reading group
- 11:45 a.m. – Assist with lunch duties
- 12:15 p.m. – Lunch/restroom break
- 12:45 p.m. – Assist office manager with filing and preparing student registration forms
- 1:45 p.m. – Help Managing Teacher prepare for dismissal
- 2 p.m. – Assist with dismissal
- 2:15 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Participate in staff PD; help prepare for the next day
- Participants will receive an inside look into successful schools in an urban setting, while also receiving hands-on experience with students.
- High-performing participants may use their mentor teacher as a reference for future employment.
- Participants will have their “foot in the door” for future opportunities with KIPP Houston Public Schools.
- Given the three-week time commitment, participants may participate in other opportunities and employment.
- Participants will have the opportunity to network with teachers and other Urban Ed participants.
- All applicants will complete an online application and submit a resume
- Applicants will complete a phone interview with a recruiter
- Successful applicants will be placed at campuses based on campus need, School Leader requests, and candidate preferences
- Application deadlines: February 19th, March 18th, April 22nd
- Highly-qualified applicants will be invited for a phone interview within two weeks of the application deadline
- All phone interviewed candidates will know if they have been accepted into the program within three weeks of their interview
The 2013 Urban Ed Experience Application