English and Math Program Consultant

Mission Graduates are looking for consultants to develop an English and Math program using a social justice framework that will aid our high school seniors in strengthening their fundamental English and Math comprehension skills.  70% of our students in the last two years upon entering college were required to take remediation (or basic skills) courses at their perspective institutions of higher learning.  The objective of the support programs are to assist students in scoring higher on English and Math placement exams and/ or minimize or bypass required remediation courses once they transition to college.  The program will train volunteers to work with students one-on-one, once a week through their senior year.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience teaching high school math or English or skill building courses at a community college.
  • A passion for working with first-generation college bound youth of color.
  • A belief in education equity.
  • A Master’s in math or English (preferable, but not required).

To Apply, please send your resume and cover to Catherine Marroquin at catherine@missiongraduates.org. This position is open until filled. For more information about Mission Graduates or the College Connect program, go to www.missiongraduates.org.

Middle School Coordinators

The French-American International School is seeking a Middle School Coordinator to assist the principal in organizing and fostering a positive, safe environment that is conducive to best meeting the needs of all students, staff and parents. The Middle School Coordinator will coordinate all aspects of the school.

Job Duties include:

  • COMMUNICATION: Compose, edit, proof, and plan for the distribution of middle school communications via letter, e-mail, web-site, to students, parents, faculty, and administration. Translate the principal’s documents from French into English. Organize and update MS Principal’s appointments, agenda and calendar. Maintain confidentiality with student, teacher or family matters as required, good technical skills and knowledge of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, required.

  • ADMISSIONS: Liaise with Director of H.S. Admission to plan and schedule retention events and 8th grade visits to the H.S. Liaise with L.S. Admission Office and families of visiting and/or prospective students to schedule visits, inform involved teachers and welcome the families/students and show them around. Assist 8th grade families and the FAIS registrar with applications to other high schools; assist Principal with letters of recommendation.

  • FIELD TRIPS/EVENTS/MEETINGS: Ensure that events, fieldtrips and meetings involving students, counselors, teachers and/or parents are planned, scheduled, supervised and publicized appropriately. Liaise with LS, HS and CAIS to ensure that there are no conflicts with meeting times or locations. Liaise with NCIS for set up needs. Help Principal decide on agenda items for meetings. Coordinate with caterers and/or order and set up refreshments when necessary. Back to School Night, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Move up Day.

  • REPORT CARDS:  Reproduce and distribute report cards to faculty. Review report cards and follow up with teachers to ensure cards are filled out completely and signed before copying them and sending them out to families. Ensure registrar receives copies of report cards. Update students’ academic files.

  • EXAMS: Produce schedules for academic and standardized exams. Order ERB exams and results, make balanced exam schedules, prepare exam cover sheets and folders with lists of students who need extra time, guidelines for proctors to follow, check to make sure all teachers have prepared exams, follow up as necessary.

  • SCHEDULES: Maintain, update, publish and distribute class lists, teacher, student and room schedules. Help HS Vice-Principal with scheduling and maintain accurate schedules for teachers and classes year-round

  • FACULTY: Help when they need it with supplies, PO’s, reimbursements, field trip forms and reservations, letters of recommendation from the Principal, books, cahiers, faxes. Coordinate with Dean of Students as needed.

  • PARENTS: Tend to parents in person and on the phone. Follow-up with Principal and/or teachers and/or counselors on questions and concerns parents have about their children.

  • PARENT BOARD: Make room reservation, help with practicalities on school ground; follow up on recommendations made during parent board meetings.

  • STUDENTS/STUDENT COUNCIL:  Be available to students when they need to tell an adult about a problem, order food, call home, find a teacher, find a lost item, get a new cahier, sign up for an activity, get a permission slip, see the Principal, etc. Work with Principal on student council meetings/agendas, events, etc.

  • PURCHASING: Assist Principal in tracking purchase orders and Middle School expenditures and liaise with Administrative Services in matters. Place orders for classroom and administrative material.

  • EXPLORATION CLASSES: assist with the sign up, registration and successful implementation of the exploration class program, communication of offering in a timely manner to MS community

  • SHARED SPACES: Reserve and manage  shared spaces calanders for faculty and staff.

  • ADDITIONAL SUMMER DUTIES: Organize and update archives of students’ academic files, provide assistance to the Upper School administration with scheduling and other duties as needed, database update including class lists/rosters, prepare classrooms for start of the school year (buy clocks, calendars, maps, post schedules, etc)

  • Other duties as assigned

Bay Area Gardners Scholarship Foundation

The Bay Area Gardeners Scholarship Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2015 Scholarship. The BAGSF Scholarship is open to students residing in the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara. Since 2006, BAGSF has awarded 151 scholarships to students from diverse backgrounds and economic situations. Through education, students are searching a way to better their future and their families.

Applications may be downloaded by visiting the following link: http://bayareagardenersscholarshipfoundation.com/bagsf/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/2015-BAGF-Scholarship-Application.pdf

Willie Brown, Jr. Middle School Openings

Become a founding teacher at Willie Brown, Jr. Middle School (WBMS), a brand new public middle school in the historic Bayview Community of San Francisco. We are looking for committed, passionate, and creative teachers to educate children in a STEM focused academic program.  In the fall of 2015 we will enthusiastically welcome our pioneering class of 200 excited and motivated sixth graders.

Currently, they have openings for English Language Arts, Social Science, Science, PE, Health, SpEd: Mild/Moderate, and Math teachers for the 2015-16 SY.  We also have a STEM Coordinator/Teacher on Special Assignment and an Engineering teacher position open.  Full job descriptions are also posted in SearchSoft.  We will be conducting interviews and site visits in the next few weeks.  You can also get a virtual tour of the new WBMS here: https://wbms-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com/.

SFUSD: March Events

Courtesy of the SFUSD:

We’ve started to post vacancies for the 2015-16 SY in our SearchSoft (www.sfusd.edu/jobs) application system and currently have over 140 positions posted.  We anticipate more positions opening up in the next few weeks and months.  As such, we’ve scheduled several recruitment events in the next few weeks to give us an opportunity to connect directly with interested applicants.  See below for information about our application process and upcoming events and please share this with your students and alumni.  I’ve also attached a document with more comprehensive information about our events that you can post on your job boards.  We look forward to meeting many of your students in-person at these events and connecting them with administrators to learn more about our schools and positions in the fall.

Upcoming SFUSD Recruitment Events

1.      SFUSD Bilingual Assessment & Networking Event

If you currently hold or are in pursuit of BCLAD certification in Cantonese, Mandarin, or Spanish, the San Francisco Unified School District invites you to our SFUSD Bilingual Assessment & Networking Night. 

Date: Thursday, 3/19

Time: 4-6:30pm

Location: John O’Connell HS – 2355 Folsom Street, SF

RSVP here: http://goo.gl/46PfXp

For more information about our various language pathways, please see our program guide at http://www.sfusd.edu/en/programs-and-services/english-learners-and-language-pathways/overview.html.  Note, we request that attendees have begun an application for employment with SFUSD at www.sfusd.edu/jobs.  If you have questions, please email the SFUSD recruitment team at teach@sfusd.edu

2.      SFUSD SpEd Panel & Networking Event

Date: Wednesday, 3/25

Time: 4-6pm

Location TBD

RSVP: http://goo.gl/0orWJg

If you currently hold a credential in Special Education or if your Special Education credential is in progress, we invite you to join us for this unique recruitment event.  At this event, you’ll have the opportunity to:

·        Hear from current San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Special Education teachers about their experiences;

·        Learn more about our Special Education program and areas where you can teach;

·        Network with school site administrators who are hiring at their schools for the upcoming 2015-16 school year;

·        Speak with Human Resources’ staff regarding the application and hiring process.

SFUSD Webinars

If you can’t attend one of our in-person recruitment events but want to learn more about our application and hiring process, join us for an upcoming webinar.  You’ll also have the opportunity on these webinars to ask questions of our HR recruiters.

SFUSD Candidate Information Webinar

In the Candidate Information Session, we’ll highlight some of our unique programs at SFUSD, review our application and hiring process, and share current teaching opportunities.

Tuesday, 3/10

5:00 – 6:30 pm (PST)

Please RSVP here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8520817455411227905

SFUSD Candidate Application Webinar

In the Certificated Application Session, we’ll take an in-depth look at our application and share some helpful tips to ensure your application is complete and best represents your experience, interests, and skills. We’ll also leave time to answer your questions about working in SFUSD.

Monday, 3/23

4:00 – 5:30pm (PST)

Please RSVP here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1385166211540327937

Space is limited, reserve your webinar seat by clicking on the link above. We’ll be holding webinar sessions throughout the spring and summer.  Please check back on our website for future dates.  After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Willie Brown, Jr. Middle School Openings – Join our team!

Become a founding teacher at Willie Brown, Jr. Middle School (WBMS), a brand new public middle school in the historic Bayview Community of San Francisco. We are looking for committed, passionate, and creative teachers to educate children in a STEM focused academic program.  In the fall of 2015 we will enthusiastically welcome our pioneering class of 200 excited and motivated sixth graders.

Currently, we have openings for English Language Arts, Social Science, Science, PE, Health, SpEd: Mild/Moderate, and Math teachers for the 2015-16 SY.  We also have a STEM Coordinator/Teacher on Special Assignment and an Engineering teacher position open.  Full job descriptions are also posted in SearchSoft.  We will be conducting interviews and site visits in the next few weeks.  You can also get a virtual tour of the new WBMS here: https://wbms-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com/.

Cal Academy Conversations On Science Series

Conversations On Science 2015
All programs at the Nourse Theater

Wednesday March 4, 2015 at 7:30pm
Surprising Benefits of Bacteria: The Human Microbiome
Katie Pollard in conversation with Shannon Bennett
Details and Tickets
Did you know that most of you is not even human? What is a human being? One short answer is that it is an individual that started out as a fertilized egg with genes from a male and a female that has developed into a fully functional biological being. But now, there is a growing group of scientists that would say that this is an incomplete definition. They might argue that we are not simply individuals but that we are actually part of our own personal ecosystem. More than 100 trillion…

Wednesday March 18, 2015 at 7:30pm
Minds of Their Own: Animal Intelligence
Virginia Morell in conversation with Roy Eisenhardt
Details and Tickets
Today, it’s almost impossible to imagine a society that didn’t believe that animals could think or use tools in navigating their world. Jane Goodall is widely recognized as one of the scientific pioneers to document complex behaviors such as tool use in the animal world. With the publication of her early work, she began to change how we look at animals and consider…

Wednesday April 8, 2015 at 7:30pm
The Neuroscience of Zen: Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
Rick Hanson in conversation with Pamela Weiss
Details and Tickets
With new breakthroughs in neuroscience, combined with insights from thousands of years of contemplative practice, we are beginning to understand how we can actively shape our own brains for greater happiness, love, and wisdom. Rick Hanson combines modern science with ancient teachings to show you how to have greater emotional balance in turbulent times, as well as healthier relationships, more effective actions, and greater…

Wednesday April 29, 2015 at 7:30pm
The Internet of Things (IoT)
Vinton Cerf in conversation with Jacob Ward
Details and Tickets
Widely known as the “Father of the Internet,” Vinton Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and basic architecture of the Internet. He worked throughout the 1970s on developing the protocols that would become the basis for internet communication. In the early 1980s, while at MCI, he developed and deployed the first commercial email service to use the internet. His efforts have greatly shaped…

Wednesday May 20, 2015 at 7:30pm
The Science of Sleep
Matt Walker in conversation with Indre Viskontas
Details and Tickets
The science of sleep has traditionally been abstract, but advances in imaging technology now allow scientists to peek inside the sleeping brain. This is exactly what neuroscientists at UC Berkeley are working on in their sleep labs that study everything from how the brain functions during sleep to what the impacts of sleep deprivation have on our health and on our memories. Why do we sleep? What exactly is going on in our brain during…

Tuesday June 30, 2015 at 7:30pm
Drugs, Dopamine, And Lessons From The Brain
Nora D. Volkow in conversation with Michael Krasny
Details and Tickets
By definition, drugs are a medicine or other substance that has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body. Drugs are chemicals that alter, block, or mimic chemical reactions in the brain. They may be taken for medicinal purposes, as part of our daily routine such as with caffeine or as a recreational activity. This causes an alteration of the body’s normal processes, causing physical changes such as faster heartbeat, deeper…

SFUSD: Upcoming Events and Announcements

Upcoming SFUSD Recruitment Events

1.      SFUSD SpEd Panel & Networking Event

Wednesday, 2/18 – 4-6pm

Everett Middle School – 450 Church Street, San Francisco

RSVP: http://goo.gl/wNqjXz

If you currently hold a credential in Special Education or if your Special Education credential is in progress, we invite you to join us for this unique recruitment event.  At this event, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Hear from current San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Special Education teachers about their experiences;
  • Learn more about our Special Education program and areas where you can teach;
  • Network with school site administrators who are hiring at their schools for the upcoming 2015-16 school year;
  • Speak with Human Resources’ staff regarding the application and hiring process.

2.      Upcoming Events – Save the Date

  • Tuesday, March 3rd, SFUSD Interview Event,  4pm-6:30pm
  • Monday, March 16th, SFUSD SpED Panel & Networking Event, 4pm-6:00pm
  • Thursday, March 19th,  SFUSD Bilingual Recruitment Event, 4-6:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 25th SFUSD Interview Event, 4-6:30pm

Willie Brown, Jr. Middle School Openings – Join our team!

Become a founding teacher at Willie Brown, Jr. Middle School (WBMS), a brand new public middle school in the historic Bayview Community of San Francisco. We are looking for committed, passionate, and creative teachers to educate children in a STEM focused academic program.  In the fall of 2015 we will enthusiastically welcome our pioneering class of 200 excited and motivated sixth graders.

Currently, we have openings for English Language Arts, Social Science, Science, PE, Health, SpEd: Mild/Moderate, and Math teachers for the 2015-16 SY.  We also have a STEM Coordinator/Teacher on Special Assignment and an Engineering teacher position open.  Full job descriptions are also posted in SearchSoft.  We will be conducting interviews and site visits in the next few weeks.  You can also get a virtual tour of the new WBMS here: https://wbms-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com/.

SFUSD Webinars

If you can’t attend one of our in-person recruitment events but want to learn more about our application and hiring process, join us for an upcoming webinar.  You’ll also have the opportunity on these webinars to ask questions of our HR recruiters.

SFUSD Candidate Application Webinar

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
3:30 – 5:00 pm (PST)

Please RSVP here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1981639174980864001

In the Certificated Application Session, we’ll take an in-depth look at our application and share some helpful tips to ensure your application is complete and best represents your experience, interests, and skills. We’ll also leave time to answer your questions about working in SFUSD.  Space is limited, reserve your webinar seat by clicking on the link above. We’ll be holding webinar sessions throughout the spring and summer.  Please check back on our website for future dates.  After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

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

1. PDF – 2015-16 SY Special Education Event Flyer_021815

1. PDF – 2015-16 SY Special Education Event Flyer_021815

AAAS seeks Volunteers for “Public Science Day” in San Jose

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will be hosting its annual meeting next month in San Jose, CA. During the meeting AAAS will be hosting a “Public Science Day” (PSD) event. For 25 years, PSD been the opening event for the AAAS Annual Meeting, engaging local students in science through interactive and hands-on experiences. Public Science Day occurs on the Thursday before the annual meeting, this year on February 12th.

Shaped by the needs of the city where the meeting is being held, AAAS Public Science Day inspires K-12 students to understand the increasing importance of science and technology in their lives. Public Science Day specifically targets school groups and after-school programs that might not normally have access to the resources within their community, including those in underserved communities, as well as foster youth and children with disabilities.

AAAS is looking for volunteers to guide students through interactive booths around the subjects of science, math, engineering, and architecture. Volunteers can help for a few hours or a full day—whatever fits your schedule. Please see full details below and feel free to share widely with your campus networks.

For questions about this program contact Dione Rossiter: drossite@aaas.org.

AAAS PSD Flyer_VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer Tutor Low-Income Arab Youth–APPLY NOW for February-May!

The Arab Cultural and Community Center is now accepting applications for volunteer tutors in our TAMKEEN after-school tutoring/language integration program for low-income Arab K-12 students, in the Tenderloin, San Francisco– for FEBRUARY-MAY 2015.  We are deeply committed to bringing in our community to serve our community, and would greatly appreciate your involvement.  We will work with schools and departments to ensure students in need of volunteer/service hours receive credit as well.  Students and professionals from all majors and disciplines are encouraged to apply.
TAMKEEN in Arabic means “empowerment,” and the acronym encompasses our strategic goals of Teaching And Mentoring Kids for Enrichment and Empowerment Now!  If you have any questions, please contact us at 415-664-2200 or TAMKEEN@arabculturalcenter.org.
Apply Now!: http://tinyurl.com/ACCCTAMKEEN

Summer Internship opportunities in CK-12 foundation

CK12 Grad Student & College Alum Summer Intern Program

CK12 Foundation is recruiting stellar summer interns to work on one or more projects (see attached flyer for project descriptions). In your cover letter, please express your expertise and interest in one or more of the projects. This opportunity is a paid internship, unless applicant is working to fulfill community service requirements.

Skills
● Creative, inquisitive, passionate, committed, strong work ethic, strong research skills, proactive, attention to detail, ability to work with minimal supervision based on a provided project description.
● Strong software experience is a plus: Google Apps, HTML5, Photoshop, Illustrator, or similar programs.

Internship Benefits
● Unique learning experience at a leading technology foundation committed to 21st century education.
● Work in an exciting, innovative, and inviting team environment.
● Impressive resume builder.
● Great snacks are available!

Requirements
● Commit to a minimum of 4 weeks, 48 hours a day, Monday Friday.

How to Apply:
Early application is encouraged. Positions are limited and will be filled as soon as possible, beginning February 1, 2015.
Email your cover letter and resume to summer@ck12.org with “Grad/Alum Intern Program” in the subject line. Please also submit one instructor recommendation letter either electronically to summer@ck12.org or by mail to Attn: Katie Sinclear Content Intern Program, CK12 Foundation, 3430 W. Bayshore Road, Suite 101, Palo Alto, CA 94303.

CK-12 Grad Student & Col…gram 2015