Summer Scholars Instructor Application

What is the Summer Scholars Institute and Leadership Program?

In collaboration with the Emory & Henry College Neff Education Department, the Summer Scholars Institute and Leadership Program seeks to offer gifted and/or academically curious students a rich and rewarding learning experience. The Emory & Henry Summer Scholars program is a one-week residential academic program for rising middle and high school students inclined toward academic adventure. For rising 6th - 9th graders, the traditional Summer Scholars Institute offers a unique mix of learning activities designed to broaden academic interests and expose students to a college-like setting. The Leadership Program, for rising 10th-12th graders, provides opportunities for older students to discover and to develop leadership skills through a variety of challenging activities.

Dates:       June 17-22, 2018   

Salary:      Morning Class   $250

                  Afternoon Class  $250

                  Evening Class     $50 per evening

In conjunction with the Emory & Henry College Neff Education Department, the Summer Scholars Institute and Leadership Program is seeking instructors to fill Morning Instructor, Afternoon Instructor, and/or Evening Instructor Positions. An instructor may choose to work either morning, afternoon, both morning and afternoon, and/or evenings. Pay is commensurate according to the schedule. 

Morning classes are held from 9-11 am, Monday-Thursday.

Afternoon classes are held from 1:00-3:00 pm, Monday -Thursday

Evening classes are held from 6:30-7:30 pm on 3 evenings.

Parent Presentation is held on Friday, June 23, from 12:30-2 pm.

Classes follow an abbreviated schedule on Friday, June 22.

Instructors have the responsibility for planning and implementing the curriculum as well as sharing their experiences, techniques, and strategies used by them as a teacher of the gifted or academically curious student.

Responsibilities of Instructors include the following:

  1. Have a passion for connecting with young learners and growing in your own expertise.
  2. Develop a curriculum which is appropriately designed to challenge various levels of gifted learners. Submit course summary and requested instructional materials to Director.
  3. Teach classes as scheduled for the morning, afternoon, morning and afternoon, and/or evening as contracted. Instructors report to their classrooms no later than 30 minutes before class is scheduled to begin..
  4. Collaborate professionally with Summer Scholars students, staff, and counselors.
  5. Assist students in preparing for Parent Presentation scheduled for Friday afternoon.
  6. Complete a survey at the conclusion of the program.

 Instructor Application Process:

Applications can be submitted online at the online form below.

Note: If you are interested in teaching both morning and afternoon classes, you may teach one grade level in the morning and a different grade level in the afternoon or a mixture of grade levels in one class. The class topic does not necessarily need to be the same in the morning and afternoon. 

Helpful Hints for Course Proposals:

  • Summer Scholars Institute & Leadership Program seeks classes that are not found in the “regular” education coursework. If you wish to teach a more traditional topic, seek to find a twist or a new lens for engaging learners with this topic.
  • Science, technology, engineering and mathematics classes are always in high demand! Could you integrate any of these areas into your course at some point?
  • Summer Scholars Institute & Leadership Program values active and authentic learning. Our curriculum focuses less on “content coverage” and is more in-depth and engaging these learners with key ideas and principals from various disciplines and fields.
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