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Seeking literacy educator – part-time

Cambridge School Volunteers is seeking an educator with experience in literacy programs for a paid staff position, 4 hours/week. The Reading Buddies Director will work approximately 4-5 hours per week during the school year, overseeing the Reading Buddies volunteer programs at two local public schools. Must be able to work Tuesdays from 11:30-1:30 every week, plus other hours to be arranged. Duties include: *

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“Howdy” Rebecca Doughty!

“I really like to be by myself. That’s when I visit my imagination. It’s something that’s important about being an artist.”  Local author and illustrator Rebecca Doughty recently visited the second grade classrooms at the Kennedy Longfellow (K-Lo) elementary school.  When CSV’s Kasey Appleman, Director of K-8 Volunteer Programs, met Rebecca, she knew this volunteer would make for an exciting special presenter. Susan Moynihan,

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Calling All New Volunteers

Want to make a real difference in the life of a Cambridge student?  Each year, Cambridge School Volunteers places hundreds of volunteers as tutors and mentors in the Cambridge Schools, grades K-12. In classrooms, Learning Centers, and before- and after-school programs throughout the city, each CSV volunteer dedicates at least 1 or 2 hours a week, on a week day, supporting the academic and

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Volunteer Training Takeaways

CSV regularly works with teachers, guidance counselors, school psychologists, math and literacy coaches, and other educators to design workshops.  Here are the slides from some of the workshops that CSV offered during the 2015-2016 school year. Trauma, Learning, and Executive Function: Part 1 Trauma, Learning, and Executive Function: Part 2 Cultural Competence How to Tutor in the Upper Schools Middle School Math – October

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MIT Puts Books in the Hands of Kids

Fifty years after our founding, we at Cambridge School Volunteers have a lot of practice in creating deep community connections. But another local institution, MIT, is commemorating a century of community connections in Cambridge. For its 100th anniversary of moving to Cambridge, MIT has celebrated in style, running a series of open houses, service events, and community drives. CSV was grateful to receive the

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CSV’s Art & Science in One Gears up for Spring 2017

After a winter of snow days, harsh temperatures, and cabin fever, spring is a relief to students and teachers alike. It’s also a time that some classrooms take their learning outdoors. Cambridge School Volunteers enables adults from the community to participate as volunteers in a particular outdoor, hands-on learning program—Art & Science in One. We develop a kind of learning community amongst our volunteers before

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Beyond Sound It Out

Cambridge School Volunteers Workshop K-3 Reading Support Strategies ” Beyond Sound it Out: Building Effective Reading Behaviors” Led by Cambridgeport School Literacy Specialist, Tracey Delucia When: Wednesday, November 18th, from 2:45-4:00pm Where: Cambridgeport School, 89 Elm Street (meter parking on Broadway, residential on Elm Street) What: Beyond Sound it Out: Building Effective Reading Behaviors Who: Focus will be on working with K-3 students Join

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New CSV Volunteers Hope to Make a Difference in Students’ Lives

“I love to learn and to help others to learn.” “Helping others to achieve their goals through education is very important to me.” “When you have an emotional, personal connection with a student, it’s very meaningful.” “I love to motivate students, to give them confidence, and to show them that if I came to this country and can succeed, then they can too.” “I’m

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Tutoring Math K-3? This is for you.

November 4, 2015, 6:00-8:30 PM, we invite new tutors interested in the Intergenerational Math Program (IMP), which provides intensive support for individual students in grades K-3 struggling with math, to a free training workshop. Pay At-TEN-tion: Developing Kids’ Foundational Understandings of Our Number System Just as kids must be agile decoders of words in order to understand increasingly complex texts, they must “break the

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“Just the Facts” – CSV’s Latest Workshop for Math Volunteers

What part does fact fluency play in the new curriculum (Math in Focus) and how does it encourage relational thinking? How can we help students build this number sense? These were the types of questions answered during Glen Sherman’s March workshop “Just the Facts: How Strategic Fact Fluency Development Helps Build Number Sense for All Kids.” As a CPSD math coach, Glen works with

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