Instructors needed for MSU summer youth camp
Instructors are needed for a week-long summer youth camp for high-ability, high-potential kids. Called Peaks & Potentials, the camp is run each year by MSU's Extended University.
Instructors meet with students each day for one week (Monday through Friday) for 90 minutes (7.5 total contact hours). Workshops are offered in a variety of topics--from anatomy to music, computer science, business, physics, chemistry, and art. Each daily class may include a short lecture or guest presenter, but the majority of class time should be focused on hands-on projects and activities. There may be independent daily projects, or there may be one project the students develop through the week and complete on Friday. Time for student presentations, research, and journaling may be included in the class time. P&P is not just an instructional “show and tell.” The participants should actively investigate, experiment, discover, and create during each class. It’s helpful to have one primary instructor who maeets the students each day and maintains a thread of continuity throughout the week.
Instructors receive an honorarium as well as training prior to the program, which covers pedagogy, instructor responsibilities, safety, class development, and many other topics. Instructors must have a bachelor's degree or higher in the subject they propose to teach.
For information and an application, contact Nicole Soll with the Office of Continuing Education. The deadline to apply is March 3.