CCLC Clinical Experience Program

The Children’s Creative Learning Center (CCLC) is a summer enrichment program that has a history of service to families throughout the greater Birmingham area in a variety of school locations for the past 40 years. 

CCLC Clinical Experience Program - Teaching Opportunity:

Every summer the CCLC will offer the opportunity to teach for four-six weeks, Monday-Thursday, in an area Birmingham City School to students who have successfully completed Pedagogy I & Pedagogy II.

   Teaching Requirements:

    · Committed to working six weeks, Monday-Thursday from 7:30am - 12:30 pm

      o Two paid work days

      o Specific teaching schedule will be provided prior to planning session dates

    · Strong work ethic & commitment to arrive on-time and remain until after dismissal

    · Commitment to attend prior planning sessions

      o Once cohort is chosen, we will have an initial meeting to determine planning dates/times

   Teaching Responsibilities:

   · Self-contained teacher for 12-15 students (incoming K or incoming 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grades)

   · Collaboration with selected mentor teacher for lesson planning, parent communication, etc.

   · Creating a classroom environment that is intentionally inviting and engaging

   · Building a classroom community based on respect and valuing individual differences

   · Setting a schedule that promotes a comprehensive approach to literacy and mathematics

      o This would include, but is not limited to, shared reading/writing, independent reading/writing, literacy centers, small group and/or individualized instruction, number talks, exploration of math concepts through games and problem-solving situations, incorporation of social studies through literature, etc…  (To, With, & By)

      o Each class will be self-contained from 8:00am - 10: 45am

   · Collaboration with peers to design problem-solving and inquiry based learning opportunities

   · Regular and on-going communication with parents of children that have been absent

   Teaching Benefits:

   · Opportunity to teach and make a dramatic difference for children in the Birmingham Area

   · Opportunity to work alongside selected mentor teacher for lesson design, implementation, and evaluation

   · Opportunity for a unique and one-of-a-kind teaching experience prior to student teaching

   · Pay = $50.00 per day (additional planning time is not included)

   · Fall Student Teaching: Participation in the Clinically Trained Teacher (CTT) Program

      o Individualized teacher placement & direct teacher evaluations

      o Internship is divided - one placement in a lower grade, one placement in an upper grade

      o Small group meetings & support throughout the semester

 

   Application Process:

   · Contact Jennifer Summerlin (EB 119; jsummerl@uab.edu)

   · Application deadline is the last day of the fall semester (e.g., December 14, 2012)

      o Note: You may be in the process of taking courses in Pedagogy I and/or Pedagogy II to apply