A Typical Day

A Typical Day

Your BETA year will be one of the most difficult and rewarding experiences of your life, anchored by your ability to overcome challenges and an unyielding dedication to make a lasting difference in the lives of the students you’ll be working with every day.

There will be times when your schedule will feel overwhelming, but developing ways to work efficiently and effectively when under pressure will be a lasting legacy of your Blue Engine experience.  Here’s what a typical day will look like:

The Blue Engine Teaching Assistant year is similar to the School Calendar Year for the New York City Department of Education with a few additions.

Dates below are for the 2011-2012 School Calendar Year.

July Fellows Complete pre-work assignments in preparation for training
August Blue Engine Training in New York City
September 8 First day of school
September – June Blue Engine Fellowship (follows NYC Department of Education calendar)
June 13 Regents’ Exams begin.
June 27 Last day of school
July 1 Fellowship ends

Several times a year Blue Engine Teaching Assistants, along with AmeriCorps members throughout the country, will have the opportunity to lead and/or participate in community service projects celebrating national Days of Service.

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BETAs may participate in existing community service projects or plan and lead new projects that will benefit their host school or neighborhood — inviting students, community members, other Blue Engine team members, and area AmeriCorps members to take part. Getting involved with the Days of Service will offer you additional opportunities to positively impact your community in new ways, build new skills, work with new people, and develop a deeper appreciation of the value of service.