Site Director for Boston Education Response Corps

Kiera Powers

berc@ndmva.org

In partnership with Neighborhood Villages, BERC offers the following service opportunities:

BERC Service Opportunities

Distance Learning Specialist

  • Coordinate distance learning for student(s) in a distance learning setting
  • Collaborating with classroom teachers on what resources and supports are needed for individual students
  • Distributing materials (i.e. meals, technology, school supplies…etc)
  • Uploading classroom materials and resources to online school-based platforms
  • Providing one on one/small group instruction via video
  • Record in school teacher lessons and uploading on school-based drive
  • Communicate with parents and stakeholders to ensure all parties are accurately updated with information regarding student success
  • Assist in technology support efforts
    • Distributing technology
    • Supporting teachers, parents, and students in “tech call center”
    • Create technology videos for parents to follow on how to help their students log into the school systems, submit assignments…etc.
    • Supporting teachers and students during zoom classroom settings
    • Promote social emotional learning supports by facilitating advisory groups and co-curricular activities
    • Facilitate Social Emotional Learning curriculum for students
    • Phone call check ins with students/families
  • Maintain school consistency and student engagement through co-curricular and after school programming
  • Gym, art, yearbook, book club and other after school programming
  • Monitor and track student absences and provide educational and social emotional support for students and families who are struggling with distance learning

Learning Loss Acceleration Specialist

  • Assist in academic recovery through one on one and small group interventions and instruction throughout the school day and/or through distance learning
  • Administering or helping facilitate school tests to see where students are academically upon arriving back to school
  • Providing one on one and small group instructions throughout the school year to promote school readiness
  • Collaborating with classroom teachers, families, and stakeholders to support student academic and social emotional needs
  • Monitoring student academic progress
    • Monitor and track student absences and provide educational and social emotional support for students and families who are struggling
  • Promote social emotional learning supports
  • Administering Social Emotional Learning curriculum for students
  • Calling students/families for check ins

Individual Cohort or “Pod” Support

  • Support a specific cohort of students reentering the school building and help normalize the new protocols and policies implemented within the school day by monitoring and promoting school’s health requirements
  • Monitoring hand washing stations during critical times of day (i.e. lunch, entering classrooms/building…etc.)
  • Ensuring students have and are wearing masks as they enter the building and throughout the school day
  • Supporting temperature check stations
  • Monitoring and facilitate transportation to and from school
  • Distributing support (i.e. meals, technology, school supplies…etc).
  • Provide academic support to a specific cohort of students throughout their school day and/or during distance learning
  • Communicate with parents and stakeholders of that cohort to ensure all parties are accurately updated with information before, during, and after a COVID outbreak
    •   Providing information on safety policies before, during, and after crisis
    •   Coordinating distance learning process for students who may be subjected to learning from home for a period of time
  • Provide phone calls home to check in, support workload, and ensure work is getting completed
  • Support teaching staff by providing materials and distance learning resources to students
  • Creating and maintaining cohort toolkits for possible school/cohort shutdowns
    • Create packets for take home assignments in the event technology does not work
  •  Create technology videos for parents to follow on how to help their students log into the school systems, submit assignments…etc.
  • Know, prepare for, and facilitate distribution of meals, technology and school supplies
  • Monitor and track cohort absences and provide educational and social emotional support for cohort students and families who are struggling