Sepal invites you to the annual Spectrum Dinner on Thursday, April 25th from 5-7pm in Hensill Hall Room 245. Get a chance to prepare for future professional school/job interviews by practicing your “3-min Career Plans Talk” on your colleagues, all while enjoying a delicious potluck!
(2) SFSU Affiliation and current academic or professional status:
*If you are vegetarian, please let us know and we’ll try to accommodate as best possible.
The Exploratorium Teacher Institute offers a summer professional development program for middle school and high school science and mathematics teachers. Since 1984, we’ve provided summer institutes on a variety of secondary science and mathematics topics for teachers new to the Exploratorium. Our institutes support the content and pedagogy described in the National Science Education Standards and the Science Content Standards for California Public Schools. After completing one of these professional development institutes, you become an alumnus of the Teacher Institute and are eligible to attend alumni institutes and workshops. The Learning Commons (our library and information hub) also becomes available for project research.
Applications for the 2013 Summer Institute are now available. The dates for the Summer Institute are Monday, June 24, to Friday, July 12 (9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.). There will be NO CLASS on July 4.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2013
Find The Scientific Model In You!
Presented by Alton Lee (Mission High School) Jesse Tsai (Noyce Science Scholar), Mia Hiles (Noyce Science Scholar).
Explore scientific modeling in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Participants will cover a broad range of scientific phenomena through the physical exercise of our bodies! Come have fun with us in moving about and exploring the many benefits of kinesthetic modes of learning.
Topics covered: Physics, Astronomy (orbits and periods), Chemistry (Molecular Gastronomy) and Biology (Molecular enzymes and substrates).
RSVP Online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/sci31513
UC Berkeley is seeking a full-time Student Advisor for Cal Teach Berkeley, an undergraduate teacher preparation program that allows science, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors to explore K-12 teaching as a career and supports them in obtaining their secondary science or math teaching credential. (Job Title: Student Services Advisor 3)
Duties and Responsibilities: The Cal Teach Student Advisor will be responsible for:
- Advising prospective, new, continuing and transfer students about the Cal Teach program, including enrolling in Cal Teach courses, completing prerequisites, declaring a Cal Teach minor, applying for the credential program, participating in summer opportunities and study abroad programs, and sharing information about teaching credential options, scholarships and requirements
- Matching students in Cal Teach courses for their field placements with mentor teachers in local K-12 schools, and overseeing the field placement experience and its integration with Cal Teach courses
- Counseling students on careers in K-12 science and math teaching, and supporting students to secure teaching jobs in California public schools
- Recruiting new students to the program and supporting interested students to continue taking courses in the Cal Teach minor sequence
- Creating, implementing and updating a marketing and outreach strategic plan
- Coordinating the admissions process for the credential program and supporting students to submit required documentation for the credential
- Scheduling courses and sharing Cal Teach and campus-wide policies with Cal Teach faculty
- Planning and coordinating events, including orientations, receptions and a variety of informational workshops
- Collecting, archiving and analyzing student records and survey responses, e.g. for making projections for future program needs, for accreditation with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and for continual program improvement
- Representing Cal Teach at professional meetings and conferences
The Cal Teach Student Advisor will work with the Cal Teach Program Director, Project Manager, administrative assistant, and other Cal Teach faculty and staff to fulfill the student advisor duties and responsibilities.
Qualifications: The successful applicant will have the following:
- Working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques
- Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training (science, math, engineering, or education degree preferred but not required)
- Ability in problem identification, developing original ideas, reasoning, problem solving and organizing strategic plans
- Skills in judgment and decision-making, and identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, effective interpersonal skills, and the ability to multi-task and balance competing priorities
- Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
- Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs preferred, as well as knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment
- Experience with K-12 education and Bay area public schools preferred
Application: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position is currently funded for up to 2 years; extension of the appointment beyond that date is possible based upon funding. Salary range is $42,000 to $55,000, depending upon experience. The University of California is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To apply, please visit the link below or contact Elisa Stone, Executive Director at email@example.com or by calling 510-642-6965.
What’s your major? We are happy to annouce the new Great Lakes National Scholarship. If you are a college student majoring in science, technology, engineering or math, then you may be eligible to apply! Our scholarship can help you reach your goal of earning a degree in a STEM discipline—science, technology, engineering, or math if you will be enrolled as a full time student, have a minimum GPA of 2.75, are a U.S citizen or permanent resident, and have demonstrated financial need. Scholarship applications will be accepted through May 11, 2012, or until we receive 20,000 applications. Up to 750 awards will be granted. Finalists will be notified by June 1, 2012. Apply online by visiting the following link and good luck!
CollegeSpring – California’s largest non-profit providing SAT prep and college-readiness services to students from low-income backgrounds - is looking for mentors in San Francisco! If you are still looking for a job that gives you the chance to make a difference, as well as build leadership and communication skills, consider being a mentor with CollegeSpring this upcoming spring semester!
CollegeSpring mentors work with small groups of high school students, reviewing SAT material and sharing their own college experience. On average, our students see an improvement of 176 points on the SAT, making them more competitive candidates when applying to universities. Many of our students will be the first in their families to attend college. As a mentor, you can play a powerful role in your students’ lives by sharing your own insight into the college application process, financial aid, and choosing a school.
Help us make potential possible! Mentor sessions are beginning now, and the number of positions available are limited, so apply ASAP! Work 4 to 6 hours per week, and get paid $10.55 an hour. For more information, and instructions to apply, please see our website. Feel free to contact Melissa Speener, Bay Area Programs Associate, with any questions!
Please help spread the word about NatureBridge’s Spring 2013 Teacher Professional Development workshop series!
Bring the Outside In this Saturday, February 23, 2013: 9:30am-3:30pm.
Learn simple strategies for building community, using nature in your lessons, and getting your students outdoors.
Lessons from the Ocean:
Saturday, March 23, 2013: 9:30am-3:30pm
Use ocean themes to improve science, math, and language arts skills.
Our Changing Climate
Saturday, April 13, 2013: 9:30am-3:30pm
Learn basic climate science and empower your students to take action.
Workshops will be held in San Francisco. They are FREE and include lunch and take-away teaching toolkits. STIPENDS are available for teacher teams from the same school who attend two or more workshops AND for teachers who can evidence implementation of any climate change materials.
For more information or to register, please visit our website: naturebridge.org/goldengateteachers
Please join us! Improve your program by designing and delivering more effective professional development for your staff.
The BEETLES (Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning, Expertise & Sharing) California Leadership Institute for residential outdoor science school leaders will take place at Walker Creek Ranch Outdoor School in the beautiful rolling hills of West Marin County, August 11th-16th 2013. The California Leadership Institute is open to pairs of leaders from 12 selected California programs.
The BEETLES team at the Lawrence Hall of Science along with our national advisers and program leaders from partner sites throughout California, has designed and tested a set of engaging professional learning experiences and trail activities for residential outdoor science schools. These science experiences inspire exploration, wonder, curiosity, and critical thinking in both students and naturalists. BEETLES creates resources to encourage learning cycle-based activities, learner-centered discussion strategies, and scientific habits of mind in outdoor science schools that deepen students’ exploration and understanding of the natural world. Our goal is to support program leaders to deliver high quality professional development experiences to their staff.
The BEETLES California Leadership Institute will provide materials, tools, and opportunities to share and build leadership expertise to prepare participants to incorporate effective practices into professional learning experiences for their staff. Professional development sessions modeled during the institute will include:
- Teaching and Learning,
- Constructing Understanding, Questioning
- Promoting Discussion
What is Science, Evidence and Explanations, Observation in Nature, Assessing for Learning and Big Ideas: Energy and Matter in Ecosystems. Participants will receive a presenter’s guide for implementing the BEETLES professional development program, including several additional sessions. We will address implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards throughout the Institute. We will facilitate collaborative planning time, to prepare participants to field test BEETLES professional development sessions with their staff during the following year. Participants become official BEETLES field test partners, and will be credited for their input into the design of the final versions that will be available free of charge via the BEETLES web site.
Our commitment to you: 5 days of shared professional learning in a beautiful setting; stimulating discussions with colleagues aboutpedagogical research and big ideas in science; modeling
effective practices and student-tested trail activities; room and board; 2 days of on-site technical assistance in the following year (e.g., coaching, leading a demonstration session, or co-presenting with program leaders). And all of this, free-of-charge!
Your commitment to us: 5 days of time, focus, creative energy, and willingness to share expertise, from two program leaders (e.g., Director, Lead Naturalist); a commitment to incorporate BEETLES professional development into your program, to field test at least six of the professional development sessions with staff in the following year, and to provide us with feedback as requested.
www.lawrencehallofscience.org/beetles (web site in progress) Please make sure we have your application by April 1, 2013!!!
Ecoliteracy for All 1st Annual Educator’s Conference - Saturday 5/4/13 – 10:00am-2:30pm
The Teacher Event Working Group is proud to announce that the 1st Annual Educators Conference will be happening on 5/4/13 at James Lick Middle School. We decided to move the date back to allow for more planning time and we hope that you are still able to participate. The conference will be centered around the 5 Ecoliterate Practices that are guiding SFUSD’s Ecoliteracy for All program. To learn more about these practices, visit the Center for Ecoliteracy’s website.
What you need to know:
- We are seeking workshop presenters. To apply to present a 1 hour workshop, please fill out this form
- We are seeking organizations to table at the resource fair. To apply to table, please out this form
10:00-10:45 – Keynote Speaker and Other Presentations
10:50-11:50 – Workshop Session 1
12:00-1:20 – Lunch and Resource Fair
1:30-2:30 – Workshop Session 2
Other Important Details:
- This event will be free for all SFUSD teachers and pre-service teachers
- Revolution Foods will be providing lunch
- Teachers will register to attend the conference but will pick their workshop sessions day-of
- There will be parking