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Puerto Rico Teaching Experience
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Puerto Rico Teaching Experience

Contact
MIT Alternative Spring Break
MIT
Cambridge, MA 02139
asb-exec@mit.edu
http://web.mit.edu/asb/
Cost
about $200
Schedule
spring break (typically the last week in March)
Grade Level(s)
college
Location
Puerto Rico
Application Details
Applications due in November; selections are made in December. Training is provided in February and March.

Through the Alternative Spring Break program, the Puerto Rico Teaching Experience involves immersion in Puerto Rican culture by teaching science and technology projects to elementary, middle, and high school students in San Juan and in the rural areas of Culebra. Most of the population—especially our target audiences—do NOT speak English.

Participants must be able to communicate with a classroom in Spanish. Generally, non-native speakers are paired with native speakers to form teaching teams. Teaching workshops provide a forum for practicing lesson plans in Spanish. Housing and transportation are provided.

Prerequisites
Minimum three years college-level Spanish or equivalent. Interest in education, activism, and/or public policy.




MIT-India

Contact
Prof. Kenneth Keniston
Science, Technology and Society
MIT, Room E51-163C
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 253-4055
kken@mit.edu
Cost
Contact Professor Keniston
Location
India
Grade Level(s)
college

MIT-India sends MIT students to teach at three sites in India for eight to nine weeks. In each case, students will teach Internet, Web browser, HTML, JAVA, etc., to students in the ninth through twelfth grades.

The three sites are:
Pune: Kalmadi Shamrao School
Bangalore: Bishop Cotton Boys' School
Jamshedpur: Tata Iron and Steel Company Educational Center (students attending Tata are drawn from several local schools)

Overall, MIT students work with a variety of levels, ranging from advanced students who have had C++ programming experience to students from municipal schools who have never touched a computer before.


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