Breakthrough is a national collaborative that comprises 25 sites across the country. Its overall mission is to launch high potential, low-income middle school students on the path to college, while also inspiring talented high school and college students to pursue careers in education.
At LearningWorks, we achieve this mission by using a “students-teaching-students” model. During our 9 weeks of summer programming, 35 talented high school and college students work as teachers, advisors, and mentors for 120 middle school students from Minneapolis Public Schools. LearningWorks teachers are creative, diverse, intelligent, and highly motivated. They represent many academic and personal backgrounds but share a commitment to students and educational equity. LearningWorks is a Breakthrough site in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. Every summer, it offers:
· 100+ hours of professional development
· 75+ hours of lead classroom teaching
· Autonomy to develop your own curriculum and course content
· Leadership opportunities in committee-structures and program planning
· Your own classroom for 6 intensive weeks
· Coaching and mentorship from experienced and licensed teachers
· 4:1 student-to-teacher ratio
· Small classes of 8-12 students
· $2,500 stipend & housing options
Head to https://www.breakthroughcollaborative.org/apply-teacher/ to apply!
Read Professor Chikkatur’s recently published piece, co-written with Abby Rombalski, in MinnPost.
Read Professor Snyder’s recently published article in Boston Review.
Discover the challenging yet rewarding accounts behind teaching literature and writing classes at a Minnesota prison.
8 October 2019
Wednesday, November 6th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Educational Studies Curriculum Library, Willis 114 Guest is Laura Clemens, Associate Director of the Career Center, Carleton College. Refreshments will be available.
7 October 2019
Thursday November 14 | 7:00PM – 8:00PM Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55406 Deborah Appleman will be reading from her book Words No Bars Can Hold. More…
30 September 2019
October 3-5, 2019. Educating for Democracy: Navigating the Current and Channeling the Future of Progressive Education. Dr. Bettina Love, Associate Professor of Educational Theory & Practice at the University of…
25 September 2019
Professors Deborah Appleman and Jeffrey Snyder are featured in the Summer 2019 edition of Carleton College Voice magazine. The article is titled “To Teach or Not to Teach?” Click here…
Deborah Appleman celebrates launch of her new book17 July 2019
On June 13, Deborah Appleman celebrated her new book, Words No Bars can Hold: Literacy Learning in Prison, with a book launch at Open Books in Minneapolis. The book is based on her 10 years of experience teaching in a high security prison for men, and makes the case for the importance of liberal arts learning for the incarcerated.
Jeff Snyder recently published an essay in The Conversation20 May 2019
Jeff Snyder, Associate Professor of Educational Studies, and Amna Khalid, Associate Professor of History, recently published an essay in The Conversation called “Activists want a San Francisco high school mural removed, saying its impact today should overshadow the artist’s intentions.”