Volunteers with The Village Education Project are primarily responsible for teaching English and Math, the two subjects that local educators identified as most important to their success in secondary school. In addition, volunteers often teach computer skills, and every Friday, they are invited to teach a subject of their choice.
English and Math Responsibilities
Volunteers teach English and Math according to a curriculum designed to bring the students up to grade level. The curriculum is updated each year, and includes set objectives. However, you will be able to develop lesson plans yourself with the help of the Summer Program Director and the Ecuadorian staff.
While some volunteers will teach more than one subject during the summer, most will primarily teach either English or Math. Based on volunteer applications and observations of volunteers on the site, the Summer Program Director and Ecuadorian Education Director work together to form teaching teams of volunteers who will be compatible partners and who have complementary strengths. These teams will work together in the classroom and beforehand to prepare lesson plans (see the Daily Schedule for details on how volunteers work together in and out of the classroom.
Teaching Subjects of your Choice
Each Friday, volunteers have the opportunity to teach subjects of their choice. In the past, volunteers have taught music, sports, art, asked the students to teach them quichua, and more.
If you would like to discuss your ideas for possible subjects with us, or ask if we can help you with certain materials, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.