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MEET instructor experience

Want to gain a unique teaching and leadership experience? Share the excitement of computer science, entrepreneurship, and leadership with excelling Palestinian and Israeli youth working together for the first time? Become a MEET instructor and you will make a lasting difference in the lives of excelling Palestinian and Israeli youth. And they will make a lasting difference in your life, too.

Established in 2004, MEET is an educational initiative aimed at creating a network between Israeli and Palestinian young leaders to take action towards positive political and social change in the Middle East. In partnership with MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), MEET delivers an intensive three-year student program focused on technology, entrepreneurship and leadership education. As an instructor, you would design and teach fast-paced computer science or entrepreneurship classes for a month during the summer in Jerusalem.

Summer 2017 dates

Year 3 instructors: July 11 - August 4

Year 2 & Year 1 instructors: July 18 - August 11

Spring training weekend at MIT for all instructors: April 22 - 23

 

 

general information

  • Instructors work in a team to prepare and deliver curriculum to students (15-17 years old).
  • Instructors are required to attend a preparation weekend at MIT before arrival to the Middle East. The sessions during the weekend cover basic information regarding travel in the region, background information on the organization, and teaching workshops.
  • The approximate dates for the program are late July through late August, during which each instructor will have training and preparation, teach and do documentation/summarizing after. The summer program is held in the Givat Ram campus of Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
  • Trips are organized for MIT instructors to see the region during their time off. Past trips have included weekend outings to historical sights and camping trips. As an instructor you will receive room and board and a small stipend to cover all incidental living expenses.
  • For CS instructors, opportunities are available for applicants with knowledge of Python programming as well as advanced topics like web development (Django), software design, and project management.
  • For entrepreneurship instructors, applicants should have formal exposure to business and marketing fundamentals, with real world experience at a job or internship strongly preferred.

In addition, all candidates should:

 

  • Be MIT students or recent alumni
  • Have experience in teaching or working with youth
  • Work well in teams
  • Have a passion for making a difference

Typical Daily Schedule

8:00 amInstructors and students eat breakfast together
9:00 amStudents arrive and classes begin
10:30 amBreak from lessons and snack
12:30-1:30 pmLunch on campus with all students
1:30 pmAfternoon sessions begin
3:30 pmBreak from lessons and snack
6:00 pmClasses end. Instructors gather for team and group meetings
6:30 pmDinner with instructors and students
7:00 pmEnd of the work day. Students have activities in the evenings that instructors are welcome to attend

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