24/7 Learning Academy Mentors

MENTORS

24/7 Learning Academy is the school of the future, designed to prepare students to be thriving entrepreneurs, college graduates, and global leaders of innovation and social justice. We are dedicated to ensuring that all students, regardless of race, location, and income, have access to a quality education. With the combination of project-based and personalized learning, real-world experiences, leadership development, and extensive use of technology, we are working tirelessly to be a transformative experience for Future Leaders (students), families, and our communities.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

As a Student Mentor volunteer, you will be acting as an Instructional and Personal Coach and providing onsite guidance and focus to our Future Leaders (students) to advance their personal and professional growth and development.

  • Support in designing or customizing experiential, project-based learning arcs for the high school students  to create activities that are relevant to the real-world.

  • Mentor students through individual learning experiences based on each student’s abilities, needs, and learning approach to construct and exhibit core competencies.

  • Support onsite educators in instructional grouping to meet the needs of all learners.

  • Support in determining  high school students’ academic and social emotional learning goals and ensure that they’re met.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND EDUCATION:

  • A minimum of 5 years experience working in high school classrooms or equivalent experience in inspiring students or young adults to reach their potential.

  • Experience in nontraditional teaching, ie. Montessori Method, PBL, (i.e. comfortable with role of a guide)

    • Skilled Observer

    • Creative Facilitator

    • Character Builder

  • Have a Special Education Certificate, experience, and or the equivalent.

  • A passion for project based learning and connecting curriculum with life experience.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

  • Retired and former Educators welcomed.

  • A self-starter who is looking to break the mold of traditional classroom teaching by creating a community of passionate lifelong learners.

  • A futurist who is committed to blending technology, entrepreneurialism, service learning, and student generate learning plans into the classroom of tomorrow.

  • A successful role model for young adults who is striving to engage deeply with life’s challenges and be a force for change in the world.

  • A collaborator who is excited to work in a small education startup with a big vision, a commitment to innovation and change, and a dream of creating a new model of education that can transform the lives of young people everywhere.

  • A risk-taking innovator who will help create the vision for the 24/7 Learning Academy.

  • An advocate for educational technology, with a strong understanding of Google Apps for Education, video distance learning strategies, and mastery-based assessment methods.

 

This is a great opportunity for retired educators who enjoy teaching, but don’t want all the responsibilities that come along with managing a classroom. If you share our passion for education, technology and equality, see yourself as a global educator, and are excited about the use of technology to connect the world, then apply with us and help tackle educational inequality!

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

24/7 Learning Academy Volunteers are challenged to add value to projects and are encouraged to take risks, and think outside of the box. We invest in our volunteers by providing them with clear direction and leadership for a robust and rewarding experience. Our volunteers do not serve as assistants, work on projects that directly generate revenue for the organization, and do not displace regular employees.

This is a tremendous opportunity to gain start-up and general business experience, improve specific skill sets, and help build something that will have a great social impact.

Additional perks of being a teacher volunteer with 24/7 Learning Academy:

  • Create your own schedule and adjust your availability anytime.

  • Work with students from every corner of the world.

  • Work from home or any other convenient location of your choice.