Each year as we gear up for our Summer Program at Open Window School, we are looking for interested teens to support the excellent summer program classes as Teacher Assistants (TAs). Some TAs are older siblings or Open Window School alumni and others come from the greater Eastside community. We welcome applications from all who are interested. Participation in the application process is not a guarantee of placement in the program. A maximum of 20 students will be selected to participate in this program.
The Open Window Summer Teacher Assistant (TA) Program is designed to offer students comprehensive classroom experience as a mentor to students and an assistant to teachers. TAs are campers with leadership responsibilities and can have a profound impact on a student’s experience. Under the guidance of the Summer Program Assistant Director and classroom teachers, TAs will attend training sessions, learn how to be an effective TA, model positive classroom behavior, undergo classroom observation and performance evaluations, participate in self-evaluations, and provide general camp support as needed. Upon successful completion of the program, TA hours will be validated as volunteer hours to meet school requirements.