Bay Area Science Festival Events! SFSU Event Included!

The Bay Area Science Festival is coming up from 10/23 – 11/1. Here are a few FREE events coming up that may interest you.

1) Event Type: Talk/Lecture

Mathematics, Common Sense, and Good Luck with James H. Simons

Date: October 25th, 2014

Time: 6:00PM – 7:15PM (reception after)

Location: Towers Conference Center at San Francisco State University

Cost: FREE

The American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute present the 2014 AMS Einstein Public Lecture in Mathematics with James H. Simons, the president of the Simons Foundation.

The Einstein Lecture is part of the Fall 2014 American Mathematical Society (AMS) Western Sectional Meeting (Oct. 25–26) at SFSU.

For more information: http://www.bayareascience.org/event/einstein-lecture-jim-simons/

The lecture will be followed by a reception hosted by the American Mathematical Society and the Department of Mathematics of San Francisco State University (SFSU).

RSVP Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LxXik9IeROQcGU-LOiWml5Mu9Ztca8heBxPoj3-K2tg/viewform

2) Event Type: Festival

Martin Gardner Celebration of the Mind Festival

Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014.

Time: 2:00PM-5:00PM

Location: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)

17 Gauss Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

Cost: FREE

This year’s event marks the 100th anniversary of Martin Gardner’s birth.  It will include a variety of talks and engaging performances and will feature interactive activities and a wide selection of mathematical games and puzzles.  Children are welcome to attend and participate in these fun activities.

This event is part of a worldwide celebration of the legacy of Martin Gardner, held annually on or near his birthdate (Oct. 21, 1914).  For more information about the Gathering for Gardner Foundation (G4G) 2014 Global Celebration of Mind Gathering

For more information: http://www.bayareascience.org/event/celebration-of-the-mind/

To RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1p7AnHwl4yWDPxRCCXfYTeXrvaUHYRP79eOeeRD7IHPc/viewform

3) Discovery Days at AT&T Park

AT&T park is transformed into a science wonderland for the concluding event of the Bay Area Science Festival – a FREE science extravaganza on Saturday November 1st, 2014 11AM-4PM. Last year, more than 30,000 people enjoyed a non-stop program chock-full of interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows, all meant to entertain and inspire. With more than 150 exhibits, everyone can find something that will unleash their inner scientist.

When: 11/1 11AM-4PM

Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco

Cost: FREE

For more information: http://www.bayareascience.org/festival/discovery-days-at-att-park/

Teach For America Upcoming Application Deadline: Apply by Friday, October 24th

Teach For America Upcoming Application Deadline: Apply by Friday, October 24th

What is Teach For America?

Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates from all different majors and backgrounds, who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity.  Learn more by watching this: What is Teach For America?

The Basics of Teach For America:

  • All academic majors and backgrounds accepted (background in education/teacher certification is not required)
  • Salary up to $52,000 a year with health insurance, benefits, and potential education funding
  • Regional placement is not random; applicants preference location in our 50 regions
  • All grade levels (preK-12) and subjects offered
  • Graduate school and employer partnerships offered
  • Intensive training, support and ongoing career development, and potential Master’s of Education provided

Choose More. Choose to Teach! Apply to the 2015 Teach For America corps today!

Students interested in teaching in California should apply by THIS deadline!

For more information, visit www.choosemore.org.

Contact your campus representative, Liz Saucedo at elizabeth.saucedo@teachforamerica.org

SFUSD Hiring Substitutes: Apply Now!

SFUSD have officially started hiring substitutes for this school year.  Attached is a flier with information about the minimum requirements to be a substitute with SFUSD.

SFUSD Substitute Hiring Requirements

1. SFUSD Application for Employment:

Complete an online SFUSD application at www.sfusd.edu/jobs
*Note: all applications are screened and you will receive notification of approval within 2 weeks of submission

2. Credentials:

o California Teaching Credential, California Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit, or Out-of-State Teaching Credential *

*Note: We are seeking subs in all areas with a particular need for candidates with credentials or expertise in:

§ Math and Science: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics

§ Special Education: Education Specialist Credential

§ Bilingual Education: Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Filipino, Japanese fluency

o Bachelor’s Degree and passage of “Basic Skills” examination. For more information and/or to register: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl667.pdf

o 30-Day Substitute Permit**

To obtain: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl505p.pdf
To renew: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/online-services/default.html
*If your permit or credential application is “pending” with the CCTC, you are eligible for employment with SFUSD.
** SFUSD is able to provide assistance in applying for this permit for approved applicant. Assistance includes fingerprinting to obtain the required Certificate of Clearance for the CCTC.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out at pung1@sfusd.edu.

2014-2015 Sub Job Announcement

Lawrence Hall of Science seeking curriculum developers!

The Learning Design Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science has just a couple of positions still open for science and literacy curriculum developers, to help us create NGSS-aligned middle school science units that integrate hands-on science with innovative use of technology and a focus on disciplinary literacy.

We need educators who are fast learners, excellent writers, and strong collaborators. For our science developer positions, we are particularly seeking a strong background in physical or earth and space science. Experience as a middle school teacher especially desirable.
Please see job listings at www.scienceandliteracy.org/about/jobs, and please feel free to send your resumé directly to:
Suzanna Loper

sjloper@berkeley.edu

College Track Seeks Academic Tutors

Position Title: Academic Tutor OR Study Group Leader
Tutoring Hours: 4:00 – 7:00pm, Monday – Thursday and 4:00 – 6:00pm, Friday; Minimum six hour/ week
Start Date: ASAP
End Date: December 12, 2014 (with possibility of extended contracts ending June 2015)
Hourly Rate: $13-17 (commensurate with experience)
Location: 4301 3rd St, San Francisco Ca 94124
What is College Track?
Founded in 1997, College Track exists to help students, who have the desire but lack the resources and support, to attain higher education and fulfill their own best promise. We work with students from historically under-served populations: 99% of our students are of color and all come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Through a comprehensive, three-pronged program of Academic Affairs, Student Life, and College Affairs, College Track guides students to successfully complete high school and graduate from college. College Track San Francisco uses a site-based approach, meaning that students go to schools all over San Francisco and attend programming at our site after-school an average of three days per week throughout high school.  For more information on the organization, go to www.collegetrack.org.
Academic Part Time Staff Positions Currently Open:
·      Tutor: In a large room with 20-35 students, tutors work with students at a ratio of about 4:1.  Based on need, some tutors will be assigned to 1:1 student support.
·      Study Groups Leader: Working with a small group of students on a particular subject area such as Biology or Chemistry or Algebra.  This combines a small amount of direct instruction along with targeted homework help/ tutoring.

Be part of the “Catalyst for Change”:
Tutor: Tutors and study group leaders get to work with students not only on their daily homework assignments, but also support study skill and organizational skill development. Tutors are, effectively, teachers, in a small group or 1:1 capacity.
Mentor: Tutors are not only tutors, but also serve as mentors. Get to know and develop relationships with students while developing your classroom management skills. Be a role model for students and maybe even change their lives!
Grow: Through professional development, meetings, and trainings, learn more tutoring and teaching techniques and develop skills in cultural competency, data-analysis, youth development, and more.
Responsibilities:
§  Reliably keep to a regular weekly work schedule.
§  Abide by all College Track rules and expectations (no food/ cell phones while tutoring, etc.)
§  Actively engage with a variety of different students on a daily basis with the goal of supporting their academic growth and achievement.
§  Help create and maintain a quiet, focused, and safe environment for students to learn in.
§  Maintain focus on College Track when at the center (i.e. no outside work or assignments when in the tutoring center)
§  Attend all required tutor orientation sessions and academic staff meetings.
§  Participate in self-evaluations and supervisor-conducted evaluations as required.
§  Maintain open and regular communication with the Academic Director and Tutor Coordinator as well as other academic staff regarding student behavior and academic progress or challenges
§  Submit bi-weekly timesheets in order to log hours
Requirements:
·      Bachelors’ Degree or current enrollment in a Bachelors’ Degree program.  If you are currently enrolled in college, you may be required to submit an unofficial copy of your transcript.
·      Strong understanding of one or more basic high school subject areas
·      At least one year of experience working with at-risk or under-privileged youth, preferably in an educational setting
·      Ability to manage high-school-aged students and keep them on-task and productive
·      An understanding of the perspectives of people of different ethnicities, cultures, religions, genders and backgrounds from your own.
·      An understanding of the achievement gap and a passion for fostering educational equity
·      Excellent organizational and study skills (including note-taking, organizing assignments, study strategies)
·      Previous tutoring experience and experience working with high school students strongly preferred.
·      Clear fingerprint background check and tuberculosis test
Strongly Preferred:
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to maintain a collaborative team atmosphere
  • Highly approachable and personable
  • Able to work at least 2 days a week (Monday-Thursday) and able to attend 15-20 minute meetings weekly with Tutor Coordinator
  • Ability to manage and maintain a positive, productive tutoring environment with high expectations
  • Some leadership experience preferred
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA, if currently enrolled in college courses
To Apply:
Step 1: Submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter to ctsfacademicemployment@collegetrack.org.  The cover letter may be included in the body of the email.  Please indicate the one or two subjects that you are most interested in supporting.  Also, include three to five interview times that will be most convenient for you.
Interview Dates/ Times: We will interview candidates September 22-26th; Monday – Thursday, 11:30am – 3:00pm and Friday 12:00 – 3:00pm/ 4:30 – 6:30pm.
Step 2: Complete the CTSF Hiring Fair online survey.
Step 3: We will contact you within 2 business days of receiving your resume and cover letter regarding your application status.

College Track San Francisco

4301 Third St.
San Francisco, CA 94124
Office (415) 206-9995 | Fax (415) 206-9998

Become a Math or Science Teacher!

Inspire Tomorrow’s Innovators

Join our Corps of Educators closing the achievement gap by taking their STEM working knowledge into the classroom and passing it on to the next generation.

The EnCorps STEM Teachers Program is a nonprofit organization that helps skilled professionals in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to make the transition into teaching these subjects to younger generations. We are dedicated to increasing the number of science, technology, enginnering and math teachers in high needs middle and high school communites throughout California (currently supporting Sacramento, San Francisco ( Bay Area), Los Angeles and San Diego areas).

The EnCorps STEM Teachers Program supports our Educators as they move through a clear career pathway, which includes tutoring, guest teaching, and preparation for full-time classroom teaching.

To qualify you must be in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) profession with at least 3 years of full-time STEM-related work experience, you must be fully eligible to work in the United States, your undergraduate GPA must be 2.50 or higher, and you must not hold a teaching credential.

Apply now: http://encorps.org/

Math & Science Credentialed Teacher (2014-2015 School Year)

Position Overview:

Reset is committed to providing students with a comprehensive and transformative experience. Our teachers integrate academics, professional preparation, and social emotional learning into their classrooms. We are looking for educators interested in working with a team on all aspects of the model, while focusing on one or more of the following subject areas:

  • Math: Design and teach curriculum for project-based high-school level mathematics. Single subject credential required.
  • Science: Design and teach curriculum for project-based high-school level science. Single subject credential required.
  • Career: Design and teach a case-based entrepreneurship curriculum, as well as basic professional preparation including networking, resumes, interviewing, and career exploration.
  • Technology: Design and teach technology classes, with a focus on 21st century skills including typing, Microsoft Office, and optional after-school skills training.

Click here for more information

Cal Academy Human Resources Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY:

This is a great time to join the California Academy of Sciences as we are exploring our impact as a global Academy. The Human Resources (HR) Coordinator position keeps the day to day administration and processes related to an employee’s life cycle humming and enjoys interacting with all employees of the Academy. This role supports the Human Resources Director and the HR Team in activities such as accurate and timely upkeep of employee data in our online systems, presenting and keeping new hire orientations fresh and vibrant. You will be responsible for the program management of our online performance reviews, training events, research and special projects. You will also assist with benefits related duties and help employees solve numerous issues in a manner consistent with the company’s mission and platinum level customer service oriented approach. This position is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge of the full spectrum of Human Resources.

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Tutorpedia Workshop Instructor at First Graduate

Workshop instructor job description

Tutorpedia Foundation is searching for stellar instructors who are committed to making education real, relevant, and rigorous for students through personal relationships. Workshop opportunities include:

(1) Middle School English Workshop

  • Start date: 9/30/14; End date: 5/14/15
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays; Two sections each day: 4:30-5:20 & 5:25-6:15
  • First Semester: 34 hours; Second Semester: 58 hours
  • Design curriculum using Tutorpedia Foundation Workshop Archive
  • 15 Students

(2) Middle School Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Workshop

  • (Same as above)

(3) Middle School SSAT Workshop instructor

  • Start date: 10/20/14; End date: 12/01/14
  • Mondays, 4:30-6:00
  • Implement Tutorpedia’s existing workshop curriculum
  • 7 Sessions

(4) High School Study Skills Workshop Instructor

  • 5:00-7:00 on select dates in Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
  • 12 hours total
  • Implement Tutorpedia’s existing workshop curriculum

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Tutorpedia Foundation Lead Tutor at Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco

Tutor job description

Tutorpedia Foundation is searching for stellar tutors to work with high school students of the Boys and Girls Club, SF, who are committed to making education real, relevant, and rigorous for students through personal relationships. We are seeking qualified tutors and instructors for the following positions:

(1) English and S.T.E.M. subjects tutors

  • Monday-Thursday, approx. 5:00-7:00 pm
  • Week of 10/5/2014 – 5/15/2015
  • No tutoring during the weeks of Thanksgiving (11/24), winter break (12/22 and 12/29), Presidents’ Day (2/16), and Spring Break (3/30)

(2) SAT Workshop instructor

  • 6 2-hr classes beginning 10/12
  • Likely Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Prepare for Nov. 11 test date
Salary details
$25-30 per hour commensurate with experience
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