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Whether you’re just beginning as a CSV volunteer in the Cambridge Public Schools, or a repeat volunteer (Thank you!), we hope you’ll some things on this page to make your volunteer experience productive, rewarding, low-stress, and more valuable for both you and your student(s).

UPCOMING TRAINING WORKSHOPS

Nov. 15, 4:00–6:00 p.m. 

WORKSHOP: CHROMEBOOKS AT CRLS 

sketch of chromebookWe are kicking off our first high school volunteer training of the 2018–19 school year with something new! This event is for currently registered high school volunteers in any role at CRLS. The topic is student Chromebooks. This year, CRLS has provided a Chromebook to every student. Many of their assignments are online.  Come and learn how to best support students in this new technological context. CRLS tech support teacher, Paige Graves, will be our presenter. We will provide a light dinner. Register for this Nov. 15 High School Volunteer Training on Eventbrite.

POSTPONED – NEW DATE TBA

CSV TUTOR TRAINING WORKSHOP AND SHARING SESSION GRADES 6–8

Join new and experienced upper school tutors to talk about the Learning Center program and share / hear successes and challenges working with Grades 6-8 students.

Participants will also learn key aspects of adolescent development that impact their work as tutors and mentors. How are middle schoolers growing socially and emotionally, and how does that influence their relationships and their learning? Alice Cohen, Lead Teacher for Social Emotional Learning with Cambridge Public Schools, will provide you with tools and strategies to help you understand and connect with your students. She will also share best practices for engagement, sustaining attention, and dealing with conflicts. Register on Eventbrite.

DEC. 6, Time and Place TBA

IMP NEW TUTOR MATH TRAINING

Join Julie Loh, IMP Director, and Gizelle Lev, Math Coach at Cambridgeport School, for a session on best math tutoring practices and Math curriculum in Cambridge. Gizelle will lead us in a presentation on how students are learning Math in the classroom in Cambridge. You’ll get a chance to interact with other volunteers and even play some Math games. Gizelle will also provide best practices—for example, how to ask leading questions instead of just providing answers. Gizelle and Julie will also discuss Mindset and how it relates to Math. One of the most important impacts our volunteers have is creating a “growth” mindset in the students through building self-esteem, confidence, and improving focus and interest in Math. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Registration for this IMP New Tutor Math Training on Eventbrite will be provided when the new date has been fixed.

PAST WORKSHOPS

UPPER SCHOOL MATH. On Dec. 4, 2018, we offered an interactive workshop for both new and experienced tutors to discuss the style and methods of the Math in Focus curriculum. Participants learned to engage Upper School students in mathematical concepts, build confidence, and develop problem-solving skills.

LINKS

CSV’s Current Volunteer Needs

Cambridge Public Schools

FAQ for CSV High School Volunteers

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WATCH 

Growth Mindset: Understanding the Role of Attitude Toward Learning (YouTube Video)

TOOLS

StoryMap of the Cambridge Public Schools

Directions to the CSV Main Office and Upper School Learning Centers