Yasmine Kamel at email@example.com.
Executive function (EF) skills are cognitive skills that we use to manage our activities as we work toward goals—like completing school assignments. The goal of Project CLIMB is to increase awareness and understanding of the benefits of bilingualism for children’s brain development—especially its impact on their EF skills. Our team will also document the key features of Dual Language Immersion programs that spur EF skills and English-Spanish biliteracy in Grades K to 5.
In order to study the benefits of bilingualism and EF skills, a series of assessments need to be administered during the Spring 2022 semester (and beyond).
• We are currently recruiting undergraduate and graduate students at UMD to administer language, EF, non-verbal reasoning and reading comprehension assessments in English and Spanish.
• Assessments will be administered to students in Grades K to 5 in schools in DC Public Schools in Spring 2022.
Ideal candidates would have:
• Some experience with elementary school aged children or high interest in working with them
• Willingness to learn about cognitive (language, reading, EF skills) assessment administration, data entry and scoring.
• Ability to attend a training session and 2-3 fidelity checks.
• Availability during school hours (8:00am-4:00pm) at least 2 days a week.
• Spanish oral fluency (written fluency preferred)
• Hourly wages commensurate with experience
• Mileage reimbursement (transportation to schools is necessary; carpooling is strongly encouraged).
Project CLIMB is led by Dr. Ana Taboada Barber at the UMD College of Education. If interested, please send your resume and your availability for the spring semester to the Project Manager: Ms. Yasmine Kamel at firstname.lastname@example.org.