Course Instructor (Exploration Track)

Summer for Success aims to give college-bound students who learn differently the skills, confidence and preparation to successfully transition from high school. Through academic and residential programming, students work towards increasing self-awareness, problem-solving, and social pragmatic skills to proactively determine the optimal college environment.

The Course Instructor works with students in the classroom by executing the transition-to-college educational curriculum. Instructors reports directly to the Exploration Academic Coordinator, and Indirectly to the Director of Summer Programming and other Summer for Success administrators.

Salary Information:

  • $3,000 (distributed over 4 pay-periods)
  • On-campus meals
  • Weekend Trips

Employment Terms: June 12 – July 31, 2023

Duties: During the period of employment, Faculty member shall:

Essential Job Functions:

  • Planning, developing, and administering instruction for one or more course (as assigned), which meets for fifty-minutes (Monday-Friday)
  • Design and implement a ‘Capstone Project’ – an end-of-program project that evaluates student skills and that can be presented to the community at large
  • Attend all assigned meetings (estimated 2/week) plus a 3-day pre-program training workshop
  • Oversee an Open Learning section (Mon-Fri, 1:00 – 2:00 PM) 1 block for every course you teach
  • Participate in one trip during each weekend of operation
  • Attend all assigned meetings
  • Attend staff training (July 5-7)
  • Participate as a Leader in Orientation Day (July 9)
  • Attend the final ceremonial dinner (July 27)
  • Understand all program policies, expectations, and procedures
  • Collect student data on a daily basis or as directed, in order to inform end-of-program evaluations
  • All other duties as assigned

Block A Course Options:
9:00AM – 9:50 AM

Caring for Animals: Do you have a special bond with animals? Come explore animal husbandry and welfare science as you work with our resident animals in Beacon’s Anthrozoology Lab. You’ll share in every aspect of their overall care. This course includes a capstone project.
Introduction to College Math: Nearly half of all college students fail freshmen math. But nearly all Beacon students complete their math requirement! This course will introduce you to key mathematic strategies and the essential skills needed to be successful in college math. You must have successfully completed geometry in high school to select this course.
Introduction to College Reading: One of the major shifts from high school to college is the amount of out-of-class required reading. This course will introduce you to a wide variety of college-level texts — textbooks, novels, articles, or primary sources — and new strategies to enhance global reading skills.
Introduction to Robotics: This is an overview of the history, technology, and processes associated with automation and robotics. Explore the engineering design process, learn problem-solving and programming skills to build and code robots to solve real-world, project-based activities.
Visual Journaling: Explore the art of visual journaling as it relates to your unique experiences while attending Beacon’s Summer for Success Program. Creative expression and communication will be explored through drawing, painting, collage, writing and sketch notetaking.
Web & Digital Media Design: Learn the basics of website design by experimenting with web essentials and developing your own website with tools such as wix.com. You’ll also explore digital design best practices, including how to create a professional and effective social media presence.
Performing Arts: Integrating the study of world music, instruments, artistic theory and history with the practice of singing, playing, acting, and dance, this course introduces students to a variety of performance opportunities and arts knowledge.
Please note: Performing Arts is a 2-block course (Block A & Block B).

Block B Course Options:
10:00AM – 10:50 AM

Career Exploration: Career planning is an essential part of the college experience. In this course, you’ll take assessments to better understand your passions and skills, explore career paths, learn the basics of résumés and cover letters — and practice the social skills needed to interview.
Digital Illustration: Get your creative juices flowing as you create images in Adobe Illustrator®. Discover the power of visual communications as you design images to meet specific goals and learn techniques to create effective messages to inspire, problem solve and motivate. Includes a capstone project.
Human Behavior & Society: Explore human behavior through the lens of biology, psychology, and the social environment. Study the theories behind human behavior in different social settings and explore its impact on larger social issues such as oppression, racism, and violence.
Introduction to College Reading: One of the major shifts from high school to college is the amount of out-of-class required reading. This course will introduce you to a wide variety of college-level texts — textbooks, novels, articles, or primary sources — and new strategies to enhance global reading skills.
The History of Video Games: Tennis for Two was dubbed the first video game in 1958. Today, video games are a billion-dollar empire that connects people from around the world. This course will explore the vast history of video games, diving deeper into the development of different systems, themes, and technology.
Writing Strategies: Do you struggle with writing and reading? In college, you’ll need to take at least one intensive writing class. This course will help you develop strategies to improve your understanding of academic text when writing and reading, and how to organize and plan your studies.
Performing Arts: Integrating the study of world music, instruments, artistic theory and history with the practice of singing, playing, acting, and dance, this course introduces students to a variety of performance opportunities and arts knowledge.
Please note: Performing Arts is a 2-block course (Block A & Block B).

Block C Course Options:
11:00AM – 11:50 AM

College Readiness 101 (Seniors): Career planning is an essential part of the college experience. In this course, you’ll take assessments to better understand your passions and skills, explore career paths, learn the basics of résumés and cover letters — and practice the social skills needed to interview.
College Exploration (Juniors): It’s never too early to start your college search! Our introduction to the “Top 10 Tools” will help students learn how to search, evaluate and rank potential colleges to attend.
Hospitality & Event Management: Discover why hospitality is the world’s top industry and why Central Florida is one of the world’s most popular places for concerts, shows, and sporting events. Includes a capstone event project.
Human Behavior & Criminology: Explore the complex web of factors contributing to criminal behavior. Topics may include personality development, risk factors, social/cultural pressures, deviant behavior, and the DSM classification method of mental disorders.
Introduction to Videography: What does it take to create a TV show — or a short Tik-Tok video? Find out in this course! You’ll brainstorm ideas, script, shoot video, capture audio and perform on camera — plus perform a green screen project with editing using Adobe Premiere®.
Wildlife & Field Conservation: Wildlife is all around you. Investigate local wildlife species by conducting observations at a local green space, document your observations using a professional field journal, and explore Project WILD programs. Includes a capstone project.
Writing Strategies: In college, you’ll need to take at least one intensive writing class. This course will help you develop strategies to improve your understanding of academic text when writing and reading, and how to organize and plan your studies.

Job Category: Faculty Staff

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