Free Admission to UC Botanical Gardens: July 3rd

July 3rd, 2014

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Thursday of the month. Parking is limited. Docent-led tours for groups are not available on Free Thursdays. In order to minimize the impact on the plant collection, ensure the safety of visitors, and to provide your group with the best educational experience we do not admit groups larger than 18 students (+3 chaperones) on our “First Free Thursdays.” See http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/education/tours.shtml for group admission information.

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Free Days at Bay Area Discovery Museum: July 2nd

Free Days at Bay Area Discovery Museum

July 2nd, 2014

557 McReynolds Road
Fort Baker
Sausalito, CA 94965
USA
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AYPS Youth & Family Educator

Position: AYPS Youth & Family Educator
Salary: Annual $32,000 – $34,000
Reports to: Project Coordinator
Status: Full-time; Non-Exempt
CYC (Community Youth Center) provides prevention, intervention, education and employment services to low-income youth and their families in the community of San Francisco. CYC envisions empowering young people to reach their highest potential as individuals and to develop a positive self/cultural identity.

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Exploratorium seeks Museum Educator

The Museum Educator works within the Lifelong Learning (LL) and Extended Learning (EL) groups and has primary responsibility for championing, developing and implementing the program initiative dedicated to increasing the involvement and long-term retention of girls engaged with STEM. The position requires a dynamic, equity-minded educator who is creative, reflective and whose first priority is working to promote STEM education for girls, particularly those from communities historically under-represented in STEM fields.  The position collaborates with other educators and other Lifelong Learning program initiatives, including Homeschool Science. Responsibilities include: teaching and program implementation, activity and curriculum content development, and relationship development with internal and external partners.  The position requires both strong STEM content knowledge, and a strong interest in promoting educational equity, and experience in advocating for historically underrepresented groups in STEM fields. The Museum Educator reports to the Lifelong Learning Program Manager.

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City Slicker Farms seeks Program Assistant

City Slicker Farms seeks a Program Assistant to the support the ground-breaking West Oakland urban agriculture non-profit organization during a time of significant opportunity and growth for the organization.  For a description of the position and requirements, click here.

Cover Letter and Resume are accepted on a rolling basis.  We will be accepting applications until the position is filled, though we would like to hire someone by August.  For more information and to learn how to apply, click here.  No calls, please.

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SCRAP (SF) seeks Program Coordinator

SCRAP is seeking a new program coordinator. SCRAP’s mission is to stimulate creativity and environmental awareness in children and adults through promoting the creative reuse of materials that traditionally have been discarded as waste. We do so through our creative reuse center where we collect and redistribute over 250 tons of reusable art materials to over 38,000 artists, teachers, nonprofits and more annually, and through our creative reuse art education programs that hosts over 10,000 participants annually.

The Program Coordinator supports and furthers the mission and goals of SCRAP through developing, facilitating and evaluating our comprehensive and diverse programs. The right candidate must be committed to providing quality and accessible creative reuse arts education to the entire community. The Program Coordinator reports to the Executive Director but also works closely with the Operations Coordinator, the SCRAP staff and volunteers. The Program Coordinator oversees program volunteers and contract local artist-teachers. This position is a non-exempt position at 32 hours/week with a starting rate of $16/hour. Benefits for this position include competitive PTO/sick time, medical insurance reimbursement, and 50% discount on all SCRAP materials.

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Teacher Positions: Science and Math

Bioscience at El Camino High School

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Wallenberg High School (SF) Biotech/Biology

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South San Francisco High School Math

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ARISE High School in Oakland seeks Chemistry and Math Teachers

  • Chemistry Teacher
  • Math Teacher

Qualifications for ALL Teachers

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record with standards based learning and assessment, portfolio defenses, performance assessments, collaborative curriculum development, and project oriented curriculum planning and instruction.  Additional qualifications for ALL teachers include:

  • Experience with gradual release direct instruction (i.e. “I do – We do – You do” or 5-part lesson plan – see Fisher, D., & Frey, N. (2008) as reference) and inquiry based instruction
  • Experience in individual and collaborative curriculum development (eg. Understanding by Design by Wiggins & McTighe, 2005)
  • Be able to work from an established curriculum, scope, and sequence and
  • Experience with assessments for and of learning (Stiggins, Arter, Chappius, & Chappius, 2006), including standards based grading
  • Experience with differentiation in curriculum and instruction to support emerging skill sets of students, especially English Language Learners
  • Familiarity with the Common Core standards
  • Experience or knowledge of how to create and maintain a cohesive, productive, positive, rigorous, and reflective classroom community (i.e. Warm Demander Pedagogy by Franita Ware, 2006)
  • Minimum two years of credentialed teaching experience in an urban setting preferred
  • Advanced degree in subject-matter content or Education preferred
  • Committed to developing the skills and examining the ideologies associated with the “Roots of the ARISE Educator” criteria

Science Teacher Specific Qualifications

These qualifications and experiences are central to Science teachers (Chemistry)

  • Experience with teaching these higher order thinking skills related to these Scientific Practices:  1) Asking questions and defining problems, 2) Developing and using models to solve and communicate problems, 3) Planning and carrying out investigations, 4) Analyzing and interpreting data, 5) Using mathematics and computational thinking, 6) Constructing explanations and designing solutions, 7) Engaging in argument from evidence, 8.  Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
  • Experience with instruction that is specific to engaging in scientific discourse, including the teaching of science-specific vocabulary
  • Interest and expertise in continuing to build a science department with appropriate equipment, signature projects and lab experiments, and an overarching curriculum framework that leads to Critical Scientists who can use science vocabulary and ideas to understand, problematize, and make better decisions about how they interact with and affect change in their world

Math Teacher Specific Qualifications

These qualifications and experiences are central to Math teachers

  • Experience with teaching these Mathematical Thinking practices:  1) Making sense of problems, 2) Reasoning abstractly and quantitatively, 3) Constructing viable arguments and critiques of the reasoning of others, 4) Creating mathematical models to solve practical problems, 5) Strategically using appropriate math tools, 6) Communicating and answering problems with precision, 7) Looking for and making use of pattern and structure, 8.  Looking for and expressing regularity in repeated reasoning
  • Experience with instruction that is specific to teaching math-specific vocabulary
  • Experience with breaking down concepts into discrete simpler steps so as to scaffold to the more complex concepts
  • Interest in joining a highly collaborative team that co-constructs curriculum, lesson plans, and assessments
  • B.S. or B.A. in Math preferred

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SFSU CARP seeks Science and Chemstry Tutors

You can apply for these positions by submitting the documents specified in the job description via email or in person to HSS 346:

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Free Webinar: Shifting Instruction Through Practices: NGSS and Common Core in CA Schools: Getting Started

A wave of change is surging through the California K-12 education system. Are you ready to jump on the surf board and ride that wave, or are you running for higher ground? Join Cynthia Passmore and Kathy DiRanna for an online seminar that will introduce you to how the changes coming are different from what we have been doing, how we move our students from “knowing about” to “figuring out”, and how “figuring it” in all subjects “out” means learning through practices. This 90-minute web seminar will not only provide you a great introduction, it will prepare you for a rich learning experience at one of two live professional learning events to be held this July. The events will be July 21 in the San Francisco Bay Area and July 25 in Anaheim. Register today!

As part of this multi-faceted professional learning opportunity, there will be a follow up web seminar scheduled this fall (September 11) that will focus on reflecting on classroom enactment; and a culminating event on the last day of the NSTA/CSTA Collaborative Conference in Long Beach, December 4-6.

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