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School Programs Curriculum Planning Intern

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Education Department

School Programs Summer Interns help the school programs staff prepare for a new year of programming by organizing and standardizing our online education resources. Interns will help assess and edit enrichment activities intended for classroom educators to extend the learning in their classroom through pre- and post-visit activities. School programs serve approximately 14,500 students a year through onsite and distance learning opportunities that encourage students to look closely and think critically about the designed world around them. Interns will assist with a variety of projects to prepare for the 2017-18 school year.

Responsibilities:

Read, assess, and organize all current and past Educator Resource Packets “ERPs”.

  • Create a comprehensive list of what pre- and post-visit lessons we have available to teachers both as ERPs and as stand-alone lessons.
  • Assess quality of lessons and their potential application as stand-alone learning resources.
  • Depending on the state of the lessons, either:
    • Select one or more lessons to edit and re-package for use online as a stand-alone offering for teachers to use in their classroom.
    • Or, finish partially completed ERP associated with My House, My Home school programs
    • Depending on intern knowledge and skill level, add educational standards alignment for lessons.
    • Review, standardize, and update Homeschool Day lesson plans
    • Perform some duties organizing, sorting, building, and rehabilitating current school supplies for 2017-18 school year.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with project management
  • Experience with and proficiency in writing
  • Experience with students, teachers, and/or educational resources
  • Familiarity with local educational standards a plus
  • Passion for youth and/or museum education
  • Experience with Microsoft Publisher a plus

Commitment:

  • Minimum time commitment of about 2 half days a week for 6 contiguous weeks, but more is welcome and how hours divided can be flexible
  • Internship must take place between mid- June and mid- September, 2017