CCSF Offering CBEST and CSET Preparation Courses

City College of San Francisco is offering both CBEST (English and Math) and CSET Multiple Subjects preparation courses in Spring 2015.

CBEST English and Mathematics: 2/28 and 3/14 (both days)
CSET (Multiple Subjects) English: 1/31 and 2/21 (both days)
CSET (Multiple Subjects) Mathematics: 4/18 and 4/25 (both days)

Please see attached flyers for more information

CBEST Flyer Spring 2015
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PT After-School Math Instructor

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), a non-profit organization founded in 1963, is dedicated to preparing students to lead by example in their families, communities, and careers. SEO Scholars provides motivated public high school students with an out-of-school supplemental academic curriculum, college guidance and the leadership development necessary to gain admission to, and succeed at, competitive colleges and universities.

PT After-School Math Instructor

Job posted by: Sponsors for Educational Opportunity

Posted on: November 12, 2014

Job description

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), a non-profit organization founded in 1963, is dedicated to preparing students to lead by example in their families, communities, and careers. SEO Scholars provides motivated public high school students with an out-of-school supplemental academic curriculum, college guidance and the leadership development necessary to gain admission to, and succeed at, competitive colleges and universities.

PURPOSE:

SEO Scholars San Francisco is currently seeking a part-time Math Instructor to teach during our weekday (Monday-Thursday) after-school program from 4:30-6:30pm. Candidates who have partial weekday availability will still be considered.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Instructors will be supplied with a curriculum, including syllabi, instructional handouts, activity sheets, homework assignments, and rubrics/grading guidelines. We favor a pedagogical approach that includes direct instruction and modeling as well as small group and independent work. This requires that instructors “bring to life” the SEO Scholars curriculum, remain flexible in their pedagogy, and work to create and manage an effective, engaging learning environment. Instructors are also responsible for tracking homework completion, compiling quarterly grades, providing feedback on student issues, and upholding SEO policies and principles.

Click here for more information

Educator Extravaganza at Cal Academy!

The fourth annual Educator Extravaganza will feature all-new educational experiences, highlighting the Science and Engineering Practices of the Next Generation Science Standards. Participate in a diverse array of hands-on activities, chat with Academy educators, and explore exhibits after hours.

Please see attached flyer as well.

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EcoCenter now Hiring: ECOCENTER COORDINATOR

The EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park is seeking energetic and reliable applicants for the Coordinator position. The EcoCenter is an environmental education center located in Heron’s Head Park in the Bayview/Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco. This unique facility features sustainable building technologies related to water conservation and management, native landscaping, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and alternative wastewater treatment technologies. The EcoCenter Coordinator will support Bay.org’s work to promote environmental literacy and sustainability practices in the urban environment and coordinate/implement the EcoCenter’s public programs, operations, and maintenance. For more information, please visit www.ecocenterhhp.org.

Please see attached flyer:

EcoCenter Coordinator Job Announcement final 10.14.14

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/