STEM Club Facilitator
The CCF STEM team are seeking volunteers to design and run STEM clubs for high school students. Volunteers in STEM related industries - or recent STEM graduates - are encouraged to submit a proposal for a club they would run with our STEM team.
CCF’S STEM MISSION
Science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) are the foundations of the modern world. CCF recognizes that students need well-rounded STEM education to be successful in the 21st century. We are committed to providing STEM engagement opportunities via our CCF curriculum and after-school STEM Clubs. The Neeson Cripps Academy (NCA) is CCF’s STEM-focused school for students from the Steung Meanchey community in grades 8 to 12.
Currently, NCA hosts clubs dedicated to computer coding and video editing. Students can choose what clubs to join and meet once or twice per week for about 60 to 90 minutes between about 17:00 and 19:00 on Monday through Friday.
ABOUT THE CALL FOR PROPOSALS
CCF is currently accepting proposals for new STEM-focused after-school clubs for students in grades 8 to 12. We are seeking enthusiastic mentors to design, plan, and facilitate new clubs hosted in the brand-new NCA classrooms and laboratories. The NCA is equipped with desktop and laptop computers, iPads, standard laboratory glassware, and safety equipment for working with standard laboratory chemicals. Our students are excited to engage with hands-on STEM activities and to learn to apply critical thinking skills to solve practical, real-world problems.
NCA students are native-speakers of Khmer and have beginner to intermediate English language skills. Clubs may be delivered in Khmer or in English. CCF will provide bilingual staff to translate for clubs delivered in English.
Section One: About You
Please introduce the team of people who will be planning and facilitating the club. What is your current job or university level? What prior scientific or teaching experience do you have? What is your motivation for creating this club for students at the Neeson Cripps Academy?
Section Two: Topic of the Club
Please describe the STEM concepts or thought processes that students will understand after completing this club. Why are these subjects relevant to NCA students’ daily lives and future STEM careers? How may participating in this club benefit students’ performance in public school?
Section Three: Logistics of the Club
What dates and times will the club meet? Will each club meeting have its own activity, or will students complete one major activity over multiple meetings? What is the maximum number of students who can participate? What grade level of students should attend? Please be as detailed and specific as possible.
Section Four: Example Club Meeting
Please describe what you imagine one club meeting will be like. How will you prepare before the students arrive? What activity will the students perform? Will they work in groups or independently? What STEM concepts will the students learn about or apply during this meeting? How will you manage clean-up activities with students before they leave?
Section Five: Proposed Budget
Will you need funding to pay for materials, transportation, or salary? Please be as detailed and specific as possible.
HOW TO APPLY
Please fill out the form below, and attach your completed proposal. Under “Start date” please list the earliest date that you can start if your proposal is accepted. Note that all successful applicants must undergo a criminal records check and adhere to the CCF Child Protection Policy. CCF may be able to provide guidance and support for the records check process for applicants with Cambodian citizenship. Non-Cambodian applicants will need to independently obtain records checks from their former country of residence.
How to apply