375 Early Field Experience Volunteering

You will be spending at least 45 hours this semester in a secondary school. This should work out to 3-4 hours a week. 45 hours is the target because that is a typical requirement for entry into a credential program, so you might as well get that out of the way.

Where can you volunteer?

At the bottom of this sheet there is a brief preferences form you should fill out. We will do our best to match you with a teacher and site fitting your preferences, while also providing an interesting experience. Once matched, you and the teacher will negotiate a convenient schedule for the visits. Aim to visit second and third year math courses.

We have interested teachers on each side of the Bay. Some schools who have offered us placements now and in the past are:

What will you do?

It depends on you and your teacher. First, you’ll observe and get a sense of the classroom. When you and your host are ready, you might silently observe for the teacher, work with individual students or groups that needed special attention, help facilitate or observe group work. Some have even (eventually) made presentations or led lessons.

What are the bureaucratic requirements?

You should bring some proof of each of these to show your teacher or the administration. Sometimes you aren’t asked for it, but it’s good to have it.

Your Preferences

Please submit to us any preferences you might have, as far as (1) geographical area, (2) middle vs high school, and (3) any other factors we should consider when matching you.