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  • 5 Apr 2021 8:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Summer Humanities Instructor

    Summer 2021 | Location: Greater Boston*

    WPS seeks Humanities Instructors to join a dynamic team to research, design, and execute WPS’s second annual College Transition Program in the summer of 2021. These instructor roles are ideal for innovative, equity-centered teachers who are excited to create a meaningful and impactful learning experience for recent high school graduates from historically marginalized backgrounds.

    ABOUT WPS AND ITS PROGRAMS

    WPS is a non-profit education organization committed to honoring students and educators. We believe that teaching and learning are the most transformative of human endeavors and that this is especially true when students are invested in their own learning and have the agency and support to embark on a journey of self-actualization.

    Building on this philosophy, WPS is preparing to run its second annual College Transition Program during the summer of 2021. The College Transition Program is a six-week summer program designed to help students - many who are first in their families attend college - successfully and confidently navigate the transition to college and beyond. Our goal is to deepen students’ academic competencies, as well as develop their social-emotional skills, executive functioning, financial literacy, and understanding of what opportunities are available in college.

    The program will serve students on the WPS campus from late June to early August. Our campus is located near Boston (in Newton, MA) with access to public transportation (MBTA Green Line). If the pandemic makes it prohibitive to be on campus, the program may be held virtually. Housing may be available.

    ABOUT THE ROLE

    As a Humanities Instructor, you will work collaboratively and in consultation with the Program Director and other instructors to run the Humanities component of WPS’s Summer College Transition Program. Instructors will have pedagogical expertise with a passion for learning that is student-driven, inquiry-based, and cross-disciplinary. This work will be highly exploratory and push our collective thinking about what is possible in the area of teaching and learning.

    Instructorswill be asked to work on a full-time basis during the summer (mid-June to August). You will report directly to a Summer Program Co-Director.

    Responsibilities

    Plan and participate in orientation programming to support enrolled students and families

    Implement academics that reinforce the College Transition Program’s Academic Competencies with a focus on student voice and self-advocacy, peer-to peer exchange and deliberation, data analysis, and critical thinking

    Support and/or lead implementation of additional activities and programming (ie. social-emotional development, career-exploration, study-skills, financial literacy and community building) and off-campus excursions (if pandemic guidelines permit)

    Intentionally build community in partnership with the College Transition Program team

    Collaborate with the Program Director and WPS team to assess outcomes and incorporate learnings into future program designs

    Desired Mindsets, Experience, and Qualifications

    Have 5-10 years in teaching at the college or secondary school level

    Experience in Humanities required

    Experience with educational technology that improves learning outcomes preferred

    Evidence expertise in developing student-centered, hands-on academic programming, such as experiential, project-based and interdisciplinary learning

    Exhibit strong written and oral communication skills

    Display intellectual curiosity and commitment to learning

    Enjoy and embrace collaboration, thought-partnership, and working with highly committed colleagues in a professional learning community

    Value differing perspectives and learning from others

    Accept and provide feedback with grace, demonstrating openness and humility

    Exercise comfort, flexibility, and adaptivity in an environment that requires team members to take on a range of responsibilities and contribute on multiple fronts

    Hold a Bachelor’s degree related to Humanities; advanced degree in Education or a related field strongly preferred

    APPLICATION INFORMATION

    Instructors will receive a salary equivalent to $30/hour to $50/hour during the full-time period between June 14 and August 15.

    *Limited no-cost housing is available on campus. Please inquire directly for more information.

    Candidates should apply using the Careers section of our website.

    WPS is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.


  • 21 Mar 2021 9:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Schechter Boston is looking for a dynamic and engaging educator. Complete details can be found in their job description.

  • 14 Dec 2020 11:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Massachusetts Science & Engineering Fair is looking for a Program Manager. Complete details and application information can be found on this link.

  • 8 Dec 2020 3:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    DESE is currently seeking an experienced science educator with strong project manager skills and a commitment to equity. DESE is developing a new, innovative computer-based science assessment with simulations that are being designed to more deeply assess the science practices in the 2016 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework. The work entails collaborating with multiple vendors and units within DESE on test development and professional development for science educators. We are seeking a project manager to ensure that high quality test questions and professional development are developed, along with keeping to a tight timeline.  If you are interested, see the job description and apply

  • 8 Dec 2020 2:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Brooke Charter Schools in Boston has posted the following vacancies for the next school year:

    Physics Teacher - SY2021-2022

    Computer Science Teacher - SY2021-2022

    Middle School Math/Science Teacher - SY2021-2022



  • 29 Oct 2020 11:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    America’s Test Kitchen is looking for a Senior Editor with the right mix of creativity, skills, experience, and passion to help us build our growing Kids business—which includes a line of cookbooks, picture books, and board books; a monthly subscription box program; and a free website for kids (and their grown-ups) full of recipes, activities, quizzes, and other curriculum at the intersection of food and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math). We’re on a mission to empower the next generation of cooks and we want to do that across all mediums with equal levels of creativity and craft.

    Every day, you’ll work closely with our team of editors and test cooks, going to (virtual, for now!) recipe tastings and activity testings, figuring out creative ways to translate complex ideas into educational and engaging content for kids ages 5 and up. 

    You’ll be a part of a highly collaborative team full of humble experts. No one is too good for any task. We all roll up our sleeves and do what it takes to get the job done. Bring your ideas, leave your ego at the door. If you’re a detail-oriented editor, an engaging writer, and have a passion for bringing learning to life, this job may be for you.   

    Responsibilities

    • Research, write, and edit content for our kids’ subscription boxes—hands-on experiments, recipes, short essays, and other activities and games. 
    • Edit, research, and write content for our cookbooks for kids, including recipes, sidebars, and sales and marketing materials.   
    • Develop, write, and edit hands-on experiments and STEAM activities for kids, centered around food and cooking.
    • Actively participate in brainstorming sessions for future kids cookbooks, subscription boxes, and other products for kids ages 5 and up. 
    • Take part in team recipe tastings (currently virtual, but someday in person!) and contribute feedback that helps determine a recipe’s direction
    • Pitch ideas and write digital articles for our adult audience and for our newsletter. Help ensure all content across the Kids brand meet our high standards for quality, accuracy, and inclusivity


    Qualifications

    • 7+ years writing/editing experience (book publishing and/or journalism experience a plus)
    • 5+ years of experience in education/working with children (experience in STEAM education a plus)
    • A talent for translating complex concepts into engaging, kid-friendly language
    • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and stay organized in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment where priorities can shift quickly
    • Familiarity and experience with digital publishing tools (CMS, digital asset management, etc.)
    • Stellar communication skills
    • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
    • Self-starter, able to work independently and take initiative  
    • Extraordinary attention to detail
    • A high degree of curiosity
    • Knowledge of—and interest in—food and cooking

    Application link


  • 24 Aug 2020 8:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Wade Institute for Science Education is currently looking for an Education Coordinator. Complete details, and information on how to apply, can be found in this job description.

  • 15 Jun 2020 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Uncommon Schools Roxbury Prep is hiring Middle and High School Science Teachers across all contents to join our team this fall. We are a network of 55 high-performing public schools that are preparing 20,000 students across New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts for success in college and beyond. 

    Click to apply with this link: Here


  • 26 Sep 2019 3:56 PM | Anonymous

    In celebration of Henri A. Termeer’s commitment to scientific discovery and mentorship of aspiring and accomplished scientists, the MassBioEd Henri A. Termeer Biotechnology and Life Science Educator Grant recognizes dedicated life science teachers from Massachusetts schools who mentor their students in answering and more importantly, asking rich questions in the spirit of scientific excellence. The grant will provide a teacher with the opportunity to enrich their own learning and educational craft with a grant to be used toward professional development or continuing education in life science-related fields and equipment or reagents needed for innovative life science curricula.

    You may nominate yourself or a colleague by submitting a 500-word essay that describes the nominee’s success in transforming life science learning through a culture of discovery and the incorporation of authentic science activities. Closing date for all nominations and applications is October 22, 2019. Applicants will be notified of their status no later than November 12, 2019. The winning applicant will be honored at the Champions for Biotechnology Education awards reception on the evening of Wednesday, November 20 from 5:30-8PM at the UMass Club on One Beacon Street in Boston. 

    To learn more and to submit an application, click here.

  • 4 Sep 2019 7:26 PM | Anonymous

    The College Bound Program (https://tinyurl.com/bcsj2018) at Boston College is seeking to hire a science teacher to join the teaching staff starting in September of 2019. The successful candidate will co-teach with a theatre teacher in the science-theatre class section, where 7-9th grade youth will collectively write and produce performing arts pieces around social and environmental justice topics that are personally relevant to them. As a part of this process, students will be involved in (1) investigating and learning about social and environmental justice issues; (2) engaging in coding and engineering to create props, stage set, lighting and sound; and (3) developing performances that highlight stories that are important to them around a social and/or environmental justice topic of their choosing.

    The ideal candidate has teaching experience in urban middle school settings and is excited to co-plan with a teacher outside of their discipline in order to bring together science and theatre practices in a cohesive manner. In addition to planning and teaching with a theatre teacher, the successful candidate will be expected to work with project staff to ensure successful program implementation.

    The position is funded by a series of National Science Foundation (NSF) grants that includes a collaboration with theatre directors, playwrights, scientists, and educators in science and theatre.

    College Bound consists of approximately 18 Saturdays (8:30am-12pm) during the academic year and a 3-week summer program that takes place in July. The current rate of pay is $150/day for the Saturdays during the academic year and $200/day during the summer. To learn more about the Converge Science Theatre Project, please visit:

    https://tinyurl.com/stem-theatre

    How to apply

    The application for the science teacher position can be found online here: 

    http://bit.ly/STEAMteacher19 

    Questions about the application process? Please contact Megan McKinley at mckinlmb@bc.edu


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