The Miramichi Regional Multicultural Association is seeking a minimum of 10 retired teachers to assist newcomer students for a short term, running from the first week of May until the last full week of June. (This initiative has been undertaken as the result of of the ongoing closure of schools due to COVID-19.) Although a minimum of 10 volunteers is being sought, more would be wonderful! A maximum of 2 students would be assigned to each volunteer.
The basic essence of the duties requested by retired teacher volunteers would be as follows:
Time Frame: May – June
Student Grade Levels: Grades 3 to 11. Volunteers could be matched with students and grade levels for which they believe themselves to be best suited.
Weekly Commitment: 2 sessions ( 1 weekly session for each student assigned) ranging form a minimum of 15 minutes to a maximum of 25 minutes each, for a total weekly commitment of 30 to 50 minutes.
Subject Areas: Numeracy and Literacy Skills
Method of Lesson Delivery Options: Phone call, Skype, FaceTime, Zoom or Facebook Messenger. Volunteers may select and use preferred means of personal choice.
Some Examples of Lesson Ideas to be Provided: A ten-minute reading session followed by some math problems; or a session of general knowledge questions; or a lesson of writing short sentences; spelling; grammar; or simple algebra.
Curriculum Resource Options: ASD-N Home Schooling Curriculum, as available, or as adapted by the volunteer to suit student-instructional-needs; or another curriculum source could be provided, if thought to be a more suitable option.
The Miramichi Regional Multicultural Association (MRMA) believes this initiative will provide a unique opportunity for the newcomer children of Miramichi. These children and their parents often require additional supports; consequently, this volunteer program of assistance by retired teachers would be an invaluable resource for these families, as they settle into our regional community and make it their home. It would also be an example of the greater Miramichi community coming together, during a time of crisis, and assisting some of its most vulnerable members.
For those retired teachers who are interested or who wish to seek further information, please contact Mr. Craig Silliker, Executive Director of The Miramichi Regional Multicultural Association (MRMA) by:
Telephone: 623-9047 or E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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