2012/2013 Ready to Intervene
2 FT 10-month Positions
Start Oct 1 2012 - July 31 2013
Monday September 24th 2012: 12 Noon
This project will serve 11 elementary schools in Okaloosa County and 3 elementary schools in Walton County. The grant will address the school districts Response to Instruction/Intervention Plan (RtI) with the goal of contributing to the improvement of instruction for students with disabilities and to the prevention of inappropriate identification of specific learning disabilities. RtI - Response to Intervention - is defined as the change in behavior or performance as a function of an intervention (Gresham, 1991). The RtI model is a multi-tiered approach to providing high quality instruction and intervention matched to student needs, and using learning rate over time and level of performance to inform instructional decisions. RtI involves the systematic use of assessment data to most efficiently allocate resources in order to improve learning for all students.
7 full-time and 8 half-time AmeriCorps members will be placed in the participating schools and will focus on providing academic mentoring services to elementary students within the RtI guidelines, as well as the implementation of contextual education integration of the STEM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). 4 full-time members will be placed with Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance to work collaboratively with each school in implementing contextual environmental educational and outreach activities that will include but are not limited to STEM lessons on water collection and conservation, storm water management, water conservation/chemistry, exotic/invasive plant species as well as native plants and grasses in classes curriculum. Corps members working with CBA will conduct education and outreach activities in collaboration with the school based Corps members to include, workshops and training of students and families on water collection and conservation, storm water management, water quality, native plants and invasive species. Members will work within the partnered schools and with the public to provide hands-on educational opportunities that teach families of school aged children to care about the environment in which they live.
This grant will host a total of 11 full-time and 8 half-time members.
- Mentor identified students in all academic disciplines under the direct supervision of school personnel.
- Provide contextual environmental curriculum activities
- Participate in community based service opportunities
- Participate in water conservation (artificial oyster reef restoration projects, Choctawhatchee Bay watershed water samples, shoreline restoration projects, invasive plant removal etc.) service projects within our community
Locations: Crestview, Niceville, Fort Walton Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, DeFuniak, Freeport
- 11 Full-time: 1700 hours (August 15-July31): living allowance of $12,100 taxable gross ($1,008 monthly taxable gross), health insurance, child care and $5,550 educational award
- 8 Half-time: 900 hours(August 15-May 31): living allowance $6,406 taxable gross ($640 monthly taxable gross) $2,775 educational award
- Real-life education and service.
- Learn teamwork, communication, responsibility, and other essential skills that will help you for the rest of your life.
- Gain personal satisfaction by accepting a challenge and seeing results.
- Opportunity to give back to the community.
- Learn skills that can be utilized in other organizations upon completion of your service.
- Opportunities to do something special, unique and exciting.
- Extensive training and certifications.
- HS Diploma or GED
- US Citizenship
- Commitment to Service
- Team Player
- Ability to work weekends
- Ability to lift/carry at least 20lbs.
- Friendly, compassionate about service