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Bank Street College of Education High School Exploration Teacher: 7th Grade Science in the City Summer Program City in New York, New York

High School Exploration Teacher: 7th Grade Science in the City Summer Program City Apply Now Special Programs Start Date: Jun 1, 2021

Salary: commensurate with experience

High School Exploration Teacher: 7th Grade Science in the City Summer Program City

Liberty LEADS is a NYC-based college access program that has served over 200 underrepresented children between 5th and 12th grade each year since 1989. Liberty LEADS was founded to empower youth by helping them attain higher education, embrace leadership engagement, and create a positive future for themselves and others. Liberty LEADS provides an alternative learning environment in which young people can experience success as learners and increase their ability and motivation to graduate from high school and seek entry into postsecondary education and/or meaningful employment. The program is guided by the principle that all children have gifts, talents, and great potential and can contribute to one another's social and academic growth.

We are looking for energetic and creative educators who enjoy working with youth during the summer and are available for in person programming.

Science in the City (SIC) is a summer program for current 7th graders (rising 8th graders). SIC combines science, health/nutrition, physical activity and high school prep to connect concepts to students’ lived experiences. The focus of our summer experience will be Environmental Science, Nutrition/Health Education and High School Preparation using a project-based experiential learning model. Educators will use the outdoors to facilitate learning and will focus on cultivating skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork. This model uses a co-teaching - 3 teachers total with one in each discipline- Science, Nutrition/Health Education and High School Prep. The teachers will focus on skills necessary for a successful fall 2021 academic year. The SIC program will include planning and implementing outdoor programming including hiking, walking and other physical activities to connect the classroom with nature. The High School Prep teacher should understand the New York City Public School High School Application process. The High School Prep teacher will help each student identify right fit high schools based on the students' interest and academic standing.


  • Co-create differentiated project-based science, health/nutrition and high school prep curriculum for 7th grade that can be implemented in person or virtually.

  • Co-teach science and health/nutrition curriculum for 7th graders.

  • Include outdoor programming in curriculum planning.

  • Manage classroom using positive behavior management strategies

  • Meet regularly with the Liberty LEADS Middle School Advisor for supervision and debriefing

  • Accompany students up and down stairs, on field trips (that may include but not limited to walks, hikes, parks)


  • Must possess a Bachelor or Master degree in education, preferably with a concentration counseling, guidance counseling

  • NYS Teacher Certification or professional proficiency in content area preferred

  • Experience teaching middle school youth using project-based learning

  • Co-teaching experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of the NYCDOE academic standards (Common Core/New Generation Standards)

  • Experience teaching classes using Zoom platform preferred


  • Reliable WIFI and computer access

  • Attend mandatory June 2021 Orientation

    Physical Requirements

  • Walking up and down stairs up to and including the nine flights to the gym

  • Supervising and participating in outdoor activities such as traveling up to 20 city blocks not using public transport, hiking and other activities as named.

    Please forward cover letter and resume to: Marisol Saks, Operations Manager ( ) and Mitchel Balcacer, Middle School Coordinator ( - Bank Street College of Education - Liberty Leads and apply through the Bank Street website.