Calling all teaching artists! Do you have experience working with youth in elementary or middle school? Do you love creating play-based lesson plans that introduce students to new techniques, authors, forms, and genres? Teach with us! Growing Great Writers is an out-of-school time creative writing “club” program based at three Camden after-school partner sites. Teaching artists visit sites once per week to lead a club that encourages students in grades four through eight to find joy in language and purpose in reading in writing. Students might create their own group stories and poems, learn about graphic narratives, practice performing original poetry, or write epic screenplays — or anything else you can imagine.
The stipend for co-leading 24 sessions during the 2021-22 academic year is $1200. Some support for teacher travel and preparatory time may be available. Teaching artists with connections to the city of Camden are especially encouraged to apply.
Read more about the program and apply by July 31.