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Combine love of teaching and the outdoors as a camp leader

[slideshow]Love to teach?  Love the outdoors?  Combine both for the perfect job!  Work with the Houston Independent School District in promoting a positive, holistic, natural experience for 5th grade students in the Sam Houston National Forest as a camp leader or assistant camp leader! 

 Job details include teaching a set curriculum of Science and Social Studies lessons while instilling core community values in our students.  A typical work week requires a day of set up, 3 nights supervising a small cabin group and teaching lessons during the day. Benefits include housing, 3 fresh meals a day, health insurance options, weekends and holidays off and doing what you love to do!

Requirements:  Availability from August to May.  Associate/Bachelors degree preferred.  Summer camp or outdoor experience is helpful.  Must be capable of supervising and guiding students safely throughout their stay.  Quality communication skills with children and adults are a must!  Sound like your line of work? 

 Visit Houstonisd.org/jobs or e-mail Kenneth Pyle @ kpyle@houstonisd.org for more information.

Camp for eighth-graders instills love of algebra (w/video)

What do you get when you take 26 eighth-graders, one middle school math teacher, and four hours of Algebra a day? MC Williams Middle School is hoping the equation equals success on the STAAR Algebra I End of Course exam.

“All of our eighth-graders passed this year’s Algebra EOC, and we want the same success next May,” said Principal Corey Seymour. “Ultimately, we want all of our students to take Algebra in the eighth grade and earn high school credit.”

For the second year in a row, MC Williams is holding its summer Algebra camp for incoming eighth-graders who will be taking the subject in the fall. The camp is designed familiarize students with the basics of Algebra while developing confidence in their existing math abilities. Unlike other HISD middle and high schools who hold similar summer workshops, the camp at MC Williams lasts for five weeks and features four hours of Algebra a day.

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