Do you live in Miami-Dade and want to help a child learn to read and learn Orton Gillingham for free?
Learn, volunteer, and work with The Lucy Project. We help you build a career, and you help children in underserved communities. We are looking for volunteers with a Bachelor's degree in Education or a related field (teaching, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, social work, psychology) who are ready to change the world, one child at a time.
You will receive IMSE comprehensive Orton Gillingham Training.
This virtual 30-hour training is a hands-on, 5-day personalized sessions that provide a complete understanding of IMSE's Orton-Gillingham method and the skills necessary to apply it in the classroom, small group, or one on one. This course focuses on phonological
awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. After participating in this
training, teachers will be able to assess, evaluate, and teach children how to read, write,
and spell proficiently. Upon completion and submission of video, you will receive the IMSE Comprehensive Completion Certificate.
You will also participate in the STRIDES Lucy Project Apprenticeship experience
The Lucy Project Apprenticeship involves 60 hours of hands-on reading remediation sessions, at a title 1 school. You will receive coaching from a professional while teaching four times a week, one-on-one. We will provide the student for you to do your training. During this training, you will develop lesson plans, be observed, and guided while using the IMSE OG methodology. Participants will be required to submit benchmarking and progress monitoring data, submit reports, complete assignments, and weekly meetings. There will be two evaluations by your TLP trainer, and you must receive an 80% or higher grade to complete the apprenticeship. Upon passing the TLP assessments, you will become a TLP Qualified Reading Specialist.
You will be a Lucy Project Learning Specialist and start your career!
Upon completing 60 hours of teaching and receiving an 80% or higher on the TLP assessment, you will become a TLP Qualified Reading Specialist and can be invited to join TLP Certified Reading Specialist Program and/or our paid STEP Program.
The Lucy Project will pay for all software and fees related to your training and testing, which will be 30 hours. In return, The Lucy Project asks you to volunteer an additional 60 hours. We are happy to work with your schedule and will provide the student for you to do volunteer hours. After the Comprehensive training, you must be available to teach for 1 hour daily until you have finished your commitment. This is a rigorous program and a signed contract with The Lucy Project is a must.
What is the difference between the STRIDES and STEPS programs?
STRIDES offers free remediation in underserved communities and is a great way to volunteer and train in IMSE OG. STEPS is an income-based, sliding scale privately funded program
If you want to better the world and yourself, we would love to partner with you! To apply, please send us your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and a short paragraph on why you should be selected.