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Bank Street College of Education Social Justice Writing Teacher, 9th/10th Grade - Summer Institute in New York, New York


Position: Social Justice Writing Teacher - 9th/10th Grade Summer Institute

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.

The Summer Institute (SI) is a summer program for the current 9th (rising 10th). SI explores the themes of Environmental Science in an urban landscape. The teachers will use a project-based experiential learning model, utilizing the outdoors to facilitate learning. This model uses co-teaching - 2 teachers total with one in each discipline- Science and Writing. The Science teacher will deliver engaging, fun and exciting curricula that will focus on the writing skills necessary for a successful 2024-23 academic year. The SI program will include planning and implementing outdoor programming including hiking, walking and other physical activities to connect the classroom with nature.

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

Selected applicants will be responsible for developing and implementing a 19-day, project-based curriculum. For the interview, we ask that applicants present ideas for the purpose and theme of their ideal summer experience. Programming begins July 1st 2024 and meets Mondays through Wednesday the first week of July and Monday through Thursday for the following four weeks culminating with a final presentation on August 1st. All applicants must be available for all 19 days of programming from 9 am to 330 pm. Lunch is provided and spent with the students.


  • Co-create differentiated project-based environmental science and writing curriculum for 9th grade that can be implemented in person or virtually.
  • Co-teach environmental science and writing curriculum for current 9th graders.
  • Include outdoor programming in curriculum planning.
  • Manage classroom using positive behavior management strategies
  • Meet regularly with the Liberty LEADS High School Advisor or Program Coordinator 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 in Science or English/Writing
  • NYS Teacher Certification or professional proficiency in content area preferred
  • Experience teaching high 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 curriculum planning session with co teachers and advisors (dates tbd)
  • Attend mandatory June 2024 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 walking up to 20 city blocks, hiking or other activities as named.

Please forward cover letter and resume to: Marisol Saks, Assistant Director ( Yeimi Ramirez, High School Advisor and Mitchel Balcacer, Program Coordinator ( - Bank Street College of Education - Liberty Leads and apply through the Bank Street website.



Bank Street is a leader in education, a pioneer in improving the quality of classroom practice, and a national advocate for children and their families.

Since its beginnings in 1916, Bank Street has been at the forefront of understanding how children learn and grow. From early childhood centers and schools to hospitals and museums, Bank Street has built a national reputation on the simple fact that our graduates know how to do the work that is right for children.

At Bank Street's Graduate School of Education, students are trained in a model that combines the study of human development, learning theory, and sustained clinical placement to promote significant development as a teacher prior to graduation. Our children's programs-Bank Street School for Children, Family Center, Bank Street Head Start, and Liberty LEADS-foster children's development in the broadest sense by providing diverse opportunities for social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth. The Bank Street Education Center disrupts inequity through system-level change to help design better educational experiences for both children and adults. The College further supports and influences positive outcomes for children every day through professional development programs, research projects, and other key efforts engaging educators, intermediary organizations, and government officials at the district, state, and federal levels.

Minimum Salary: 40.00 Maximum Salary: 55.00 Salary Unit: Hourly