The teacher application for Cascade 2020 is now closed.

Teacher demonstrates optical properties of a chemical with a blacklight

What? Cascade is aimed at local Boston and Cambridge students (9th-11th grade). We recruit students from greater Boston-area schools and community centers, many of whom lack access to certain educational opportunities. Due to COVID-19, Cascade 2020 will be held virtually!
Why? As with other MIT ESP programs, Cascade aims to instill a love of learning in our students and expose them to topics they might not encounter outside of a traditional classroom. Furthermore, we also hope to build a supportive community and expose Cascade students to experiences that will have a positive impact on their life trajectories. Please note that all our teachers are volunteers and we don't provide monetary compensation, although we do provide lunch, t-shirts and good time!
When? Saturdays 10:30 AM - 3 PM from Oct. 3rd through 31st. Morning classes last from 10:30-12, and afternoon classes last from 1-2.
Who? You, of course!
Where? All classes will be held online!
How? Apply to teach for Cascade here by August 18th. Hands-on activities, discussions, problem-solving, and other forms of interactive learning are essential to the classes. We welcome classes on all academic subjects, ranging from the sciences to the humanities.
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Last modified on Oct. 14, 2020 at 08:25 p.m.