Assistant Manager, Extended Learning

The mission of the Extended Learning group is to expand access to Exploratorium inquiry-based learning experiences beyond the standard visit, for participants of all ages, through targetedinteractions for teachers and learners both on and off site. The Assistant Manager is part of a small, dynamic educator team within Extended Learning (EL), but currently assigned to the Lifelong Learning (LL) group.

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Summer 2015 Internships for High School Students and Undergraduates

The Canary Center at Stanford is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2015 summer internships. Please distribute the information about our summer internship program (below and attached) to any of your students who might be interested in applying to participate. The application deadline is March 9th, more information can be found here: http://canarycenter.stanford.edu/internship-program.html

The Canary Center at Stanford is a research center dedicated to early cancer detection research. As part of our efforts to train the next generation of scientists, we offer an unpaid summer internship program. Canary Center interns will work in faculty labs for a 10-week internship in our state-of-the-art research facility. Each participant will be matched with a faculty, postdoctoral scholar, or senior scientist mentor who will help them craft a research project. The successful applicant can expect to work in a dynamic lab environment on challenging projects that involve a broad range of research techniques. The program also includes a series of weekly seminars on early cancer detection research, conducting scientific research, and careers in science and the chance to interact with other interns. The program culminates with a research symposium, where students present individual talks or posters on their summer projects in front of their peers, faculty, and lab mentors. We have up to 12 positions open and will fill positions depending on the qualifications of the applicants.

Internship Eligibility

•       High School Students who are over 15 for non-wet lab projects or over 16 for wet lab projects.
or
•       Undergraduate students who are enrolled in accredited two or four-year colleges or universities.

•       Students must live locally or have the ability to find housing independently, no stipend or housing assistance is provided with this internship.€
•       Students are expected to work at least 8 hours per day 5 days per week in the lab for the 10-week internship period.

Internship Timeline
•       Applications are due March 9, 2015
•       Internship notification begins late April
•       Formal internship begins June 15, 2015 and ends August 22, 2015
* note early beginning and later end dates may be possible

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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.

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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