The SummerTech Leadership Program
SummerTech has designed its teacher development program to be inclusive, challenging, and enormously beneficial to our staff and campers. Most of our teachers come from within our own community through a process of training and experience that makes a difference for the rest of their lives. We invite every SummerTech camper to take on this unique opportunity that has proven results for over two decades.
1:1 Teacher to Student Ratio
You read that right. At SummerTech, each camper learns individually and directly from their instructor. There are no educational packets to follow along with – just pure teaching from teacher to student. You won’t find sponsored software programs here. While our curriculum is stellar, it’s our delivery of it that makes the difference. SummerTech classes are a conversational learning experience that gives you the opportunity to learn faster and more comprehensively.
SummerTech Internship and
The goal of the SummerTech Internship and Development Course is to become advanced in your field of choice and gain the knowledge and confidence to become a skilled SummerTech and/or Coditum instructor.
Benefits of the SIDC
- Advancement of Skills
- Continuing education in Python, Java, Animation or 3D Modeling
- Communication Skills
- Time management Skills
- Students look up to your expertise
- Nurturing and earning a student’s respect promotes integrity
- Crystallization of knowledge
- Why instead of just How
- Evolving your explanations
CIT (Counselor in Training)
The CIT program is a full staff experience that is available to any camper who has at least completed 10th grade. During your CIT experience you will be on a full staff member working under a mentor to develop into a knowledgeable and confident teacher.
Your CIT summer is your chance to become a full Junior (pre-college) or Senior (college or post college) Teacher at SummerTech.
A Junior Teacher at SummerTech is a full staff member who has met the standards of our teaching and leadership requirements as confirmed by our academic team. A Junior Teacher is a full teacher who is still pre-college. This is a paid position. Room and meals are included. Our Junior teachers are high achievers well ahead of their peers in computer science and/or new media skills with many hours of training and teaching experience. A Junior Teacher is promoted from a CIT by our academic team.
A Senior Teacher is a full member of the SummerTech staff who has completed at least one year of college. Senior Teachers are eligible to become mentors, lead teachers, and directors. A Senior Teacher does not have the pre-requisite of being a Junior Teacher, however must pass an interview and provide recommendations.
The SummerTech Mentor is a leader amongst the staff. SummerTech Mentors have many hours of teaching experience and are chosen by the SummerTech Directors. A SummerTech Mentor is a Senior Teacher with the following extra responsibilities:
- Assigned CITs to supervise and provide feedback
- Provides feedback to CITs and works directly under and with our Academic Director.