Reading in Motion, a nationally recognized non-profit organization in Chicago, seeks an Extra Dosage Instructor to teach a small-group reading program to selected students in 1st grade classrooms. Extra Dosage Instructor responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Leading small group instruction
Collecting data and anecdotal records
Maintaining accurate student attendance records
Attending occasional meetings at or near RIM offices downtown
Administering reading tests (DIBELS)
This is a Monday-Thursday position, consisting of 8-16 hours per week, depending on scheduling. Flexible scheduling is available, but schedule tends to be the same hours all 4 days of the week. Teaching takes place in assigned schools during the school day starting approximately in November and ending approximately in June. All Extra Dosage Instructors will receive curriculum training by Reading in Motion.
Extra Dosage Instructors are paid a competitive hourly wage based on experience. Training and meeting times are also compensated.
Qualified candidates must:
Have experience working in elementary education, reading curriculum, and/or arts education.
Have experience working with primary grade students.
Have a flexible schedule.
Be comfortable working in diverse neighborhoods.
Be responsive to the changing needs of schools and be able to resolve challenges effectively.
Have a consistent and reliable mode of transportation.
Be easily reached by phone and email.
Be fluent in Spanish, if applying for the Spanish position.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume by email, fax, or mail to: email@example.com; Reading in Motion, 65 East Wacker Place, Suite 305, Chicago, IL 60601; Fax: 312-357-0130
NO PHONE CALLS OR WALK-INS TO READING IN MOTION, PLEASE.
Founded over 30 years ago, Reading In Motion is a results-driven literacy organization that gets students reading at grade level or above within the first years of school, especially those students whose environment or circumstances put them in greater need of support. It offers an engaging, innovative literacy model, designed in both Spanish and English, that collaborates with teachers to measura...bly improve students’ reading and build crucial reading skills early to start students on the path for a lifetime of successful learning. Reading In Motion leverages its resources by training classroom teachers on its curriculum, which incorporates music- and drama-based elements in individual and small group sessions. These teachers deliver the curriculum daily, and Reading In Motion provides them with coaching, materials and monthly data on student progress so that they are better able to tailor instruction and attention to students’ individual needs.
Reading In Motion consistently drives significant gains in literacy for students, with 82% of Reading In Motion students reading at grade level, compared to 61% of Chicago Public Schools students in 2015-2016.
Halfway to its ambitious goal of serving 10,000 students per year by 2019, Reading In Motion currently has school partnerships with 37 schools in Chicago and 7 schools in Racine, Wisconsin. We are opening our first new site in Las Vegas with 4 schools in the 2017-2018 school year.