Paper Airplanes Citizen Journalism Instructor Application Spring 2020
**This application is for teachers, NOT students interested in taking a journalism class.**
Paper Airplanes is looking for TWO teachers for a 12-week online journalism class this summer that will serve young adults from conflict-affected areas in the Middle East with little to no prior journalism experience. These are volunteer positions.
The course will officially begin the week of January 26th and end the week of April 18th.
Classes will be 90 minutes, twice a week for 12 weeks, capped at 10 students.
PLEASE NOTE: Instructors will SPLIT teaching duties. There will be three teachers in total (one of the teachers from the fall semester will be returning). The returning instructor will teach every class, and the two new instructors will each teach ONE CLASS PER WEEK with him (though we are open to discussing other arrangements).
Paper Airplanes provides the curriculum, student workbook, evaluation materials and more, but the new teachers may be expected to update a few materials before the course begins. The new teachers will also help run the student selection process before the course and administer evaluations to students before and after the course.
Approximate Time Commitment:
1.5 hours of class time
1 hour of class prep
2 hours of communication (with other teachers, the students, and students' peer mentors)
2 hours of feedback/editing student stories
2 hours helping students and their mentors pitch stories
= 8.5 hours per week, up to 10 hours, per instructor
We take applications from students all around the world, largely from Syria or other areas experiencing conflict. That means the class meeting times will not be decided until after the ten students have been chosen. Consequently, potential instructors must have MULTIPLE blocks of time available.
Instructors will be supported by our team of experts and be given a complete curriculum and materials to work with. Online orientation and meeting with the program and curriculum directors will help familiarize you with the materials and methods and answer any questions you have about the course.
The priority deadline is December 31st. Applications received after that will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Any questions about the course or application can be directed to
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