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Last updated July 22, 2014

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Fleet Inquiry Institute (FII) Manager

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center’s Fleet Inquiry Institute Manager supports the Fleet Mission Statement and Visitor Experience Philosophy by developing, planning and implementing educational programming designed for area teachers. This position will also collaborate with other community organizations and other Fleet departments to achieve mission goals and objectives.

Selected candidate must be available to work evenings and weekends as required. Continued employment for this position is contingent upon establishing additional funding sources.

This is a full-time, FLSA-exempt, and benefits-eligible position. Full-time employees are eligible to receive a generous benefits package, which includes excellent medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement plans, once eligibility requirements are met.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Develop and implement menu of professional development offerings, both on and off site, to be available for teachers from all school districts in San Diego County, as well as museum educators.

2. Establish and maintain contact with regional school teachers and administrators to publicize programs, recruit and meet with teachers, and perform site visits.

3. Plan and present weeklong workshops for teachers, grades K-12, using inquiry methods of science, mathematics and language arts.

4. Plan and present Saturday workshops and evening workshops for teachers as needed, including a teacher open house.

5. Prepare funding model proposals and grant proposals related to teacher professional development.

6. Oversee all grant activities, staff, finances and resources as needed.

7. Fulfill any grant reporting requirements, including necessary record-keeping, associated with teacher professional development programs.

8. Administer evaluation plan with support of external evaluator, as needed.

Please note that the above job description is not all inclusive of actual job duties and is meant to give an applicant a basic summary of the job opportunity being offered.

Experience and Skills:

·Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Education.

·Background in science preferable

·Experience planning and presenting Teacher Professional Development programs.

·At least one year of experience teaching or working with students.

·Ability to prepare and edit curriculum.

·Ability to professionally communicate verbally in person, on the telephone, and in writing with students and adults.

·Strong organization skills.

·Ability to handle multiple functions.

·Ability to provide guidance to area teachers.

·Valid CA driver’s license and car insurance required.

Please apply on our website. Initial application deadline is August 22, 2014.

1.0 FTE Chem/Physics at Early College High School in the Newport-Mesa USD

ECHS is a California Distinguished School and has consistently been ranked as a top school in Orange County. The teachers and support staff are a great group of dedicated individuals who are committed to providing quality education and maintaining high expectations for all students. Our students experience a college educational environment beginning in the ninth grade. We are a bold approach, based on the principle that academic rigor, combined with the opportunity to save time and money, are powerful motivators for students to work hard.

Early College High School continually encourages and empowers students to develop a greater sense of confidence through project based learning and pride in their academic accomplishments. Project based curriculum includes engaging learning experiences that involve students in complex real world projects through which they develop and apply skills and knowledge.

We teach students problem-solving and critical thinking skills, essential attributes to success in the global marketplace. We hold students and staff to rigorous academic standards while developing social, emotional, and academic competence. Our teachers participate in weekly collaborative professional development. Students receive additional tutoring support to allow them to work to their fullest potential. Our teachers know their students well, and are committed to a learner-centered approach that supports and challenges each student. Our commitment is to help each student learn to be complex thinkers, responsible self-directed learners, collaborative workers and effective communicators. We expect ECHS students to perform at their personal best. This not only applies to academic achievement, but behavioral expectations as well. We want the students to develop intellectually, learn interpersonal skills and establish personal connections to their world in pursuit of their post-secondary goals.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Application Deadline: July 25, 2014

Science Curriculum Specialist - Learning Design Group (4168U) #17837
UC Berkeley - Main Campus

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.

The Learning Design Group is a development and research program led by Jacqueline Barber, Associate Director of the Lawrence Hall of Science, and P. David Pearson, Professor and Dean Emeritus of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education. Faculty and staff from the Lawrence Hall of Science and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education are working to develop and test new models of science and literacy integration for use in K-8 classrooms. The units incorporate inquiry-based science along with disciplinary literacy. Following publication of our program for elementary grades (Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading), we are currently developing a digital curriculum program for grades 6-8 that is designed for tablet devices for students and teachers. The middle school curriculum is being aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts.

The Learning Design Group is searching for seven Specialists to increase the capacity of the curriculum development team. These new staff members will be Science Curriculum Developers who can assume a range of curriculum development responsibilities. The positions will report to the program’s Lead Science Specialist. Salary is dependent on experience.

Responsibilities:

• Plans and develops new curricular units for grades 6-8.
• Revises existing curriculum to meet new education standards.
• Determines instructor objectives and methods within established guidelines.
• Provides instruction in pilot classroom settings.
• Evaluates, synthesizes, and adjusts curriculum materials based on results from pilots and field tests.
• May monitor student responses in pilot and field test settings.
• May serve as a work leader.

Qualifications:

• Thorough knowledge of science/literacy pedagogy and understanding of how work may impact other areas.
• Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
• Thorough and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills, for various audiences, preferably including educators, researchers, and project funders.
• Thorough knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
• Thorough knowledge of and skill in curriculum development.
• Ability to incorporate current research and best practices into curriculum products.
• Demonstrated ability to work with students in a classroom setting; middle school science teaching preferred.
• Thorough skills to conduct needs assessment and development of curriculum within established guidelines and program goals.
• Publications in academic and practitioner journals desirable.
• Skill in using office software applications.

Education/Training:

• Bachelor’s degree in science, science education, or related area and/or equivalent experience/training. 5-10 years professional experience, including research, teaching, and curriculum development; a combination of all three preferred. Continuing education in related field required.

Salary: $43,300-66,100 depending on years of applicable experience, internal equity and other critical factors. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

First Review Date: Open until filled.

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying through http://apptrkr.com/493106 click on ‘Job Listings’ followed by ‘External Applicants’, and then search for job number 17837.

Additional Information: A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required. This is a one year contract position with full benefits with possibility of extension. This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

Elementary Curriculum Specialist (4168U) #18007
UC Berkeley - Main Campus

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.

The Learning Design Group is a curriculum research and development program at the Lawrence Hall of Science with a portfolio of award-winning science curriculum materials for use by pre-K through Grade 8. One of these programs, Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading, is a combined science and literacy program for Grades 2-5, led by Jacqueline Barber, Associate Director of the Lawrence Hall of Science, and P. David Pearson, Professor and Dean Emeritus of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education. The program is undergoing a substantial revision and expansion in order to extend the program for Grades K-5 and to address the Next Generation Science Standards.

The Learning Design Group seeks to hire 14 Elementary Science Curriculum Developers to join the team. Salary is dependent on experience.

Responsibilities:

• Plans and develops new curricular units for grades K-2 or 2-5.
• Revises existing curriculum to meet new education standards.
• Determines instructor objectives and methods within established guidelines.
• Provides instruction in pilot classroom settings.
• Evaluates, synthesizes, and adjusts curriculum materials based on results from pilots and field tests.
• May monitor student responses in pilot and field test settings.
• May serve as a work leader.

Qualifications:

• Thorough knowledge of best practices in science education and/or literacy education and understanding of how work may impact other areas.
• Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
• Thorough and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills, for various audiences, preferably including educators and project funders.
• Thorough knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
• Thorough knowledge of and skill in curriculum development.
• Ability to incorporate current research and best practices of teaching and learning into curriculum products.
• Demonstrated ability to work with students in a classroom setting; elementary school teaching preferred.
• Thorough skills to conduct needs assessment and development of curriculum within established guidelines and program goals.
• Publications in academic and practitioner journals desirable.
• Skill in using office software applications.

Education and Training:

• Bachelor's degree in science, literacy and/or education or related area and/or equivalent experience/training. 5-10 years professional experience, including research, teaching, and curriculum development, a combination of two or more preferred. Continuing education in related field required.

Salary: $43,300-66,100. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

First Review Date: Open until filled.

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying through http://apptrkr.com/493078 click on ‘Job Listings’ followed by ‘External Applicants’, and then search for job number 18007.

Additional Information: A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required. This position is for a one-year contract with full benefits and the possibility of extension based on funding (up to three years). This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

Literacy Curriculum Specialist - Learning Design Group (4168U), #17947
UC Berkeley - Main Campus

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.

The Learning Design Group is a curriculum research and development program at the Lawrence Hall of Science, with a portfolio of award-winning science curriculum materials for use by pre-K through Grade 8.

One of these programs, Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading, is a combined science and literacy program for Grades 2-5, led by Jacqueline Barber, Associate Director of the Lawrence Hall of Science, P. David Pearson, Professor and Dean Emeritus of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education. We are currently developing a digital curriculum program for Grades 6-8 that will incorporate tablet devices for students and teachers and will address the Next Generation Science Standards.

The Learning Design Group is seeking to hire five Literacy Curriculum Developers. Salary is dependent on experience.

Responsibilities:

• Plans and develops new curricular units for grades 6-8.
• Determines instructor objectives and methods within established guidelines.
• Provides instruction in pilot classroom settings.
• Evaluates, synthesizes, and adjusts curriculum materials based on results from pilots and field tests.
• May monitor student responses in pilot and field test settings.
• May serve as a work leader.

Qualifications:

• Thorough knowledge of science/literacy pedagogy and understanding of how work may impact other areas.
• Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
• Thorough and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills, for various audiences, preferably including educators, researchers, and project funders.
• Thorough knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
• Thorough knowledge of and skill in curriculum development.
• Ability to incorporate current research and best practices into curriculum products.
• Demonstrated ability to work with students in a classroom setting; middle school teaching preferred.
• Thorough skills to conduct needs assessment and development of curriculum within established guidelines and program goals..
• Publications in academic and practitioner journals desirable.
• Skill in using office software applications.

Education/Training:

• Bachelor’s degree in literacy education or related area and/or equivalent experience/training. 5-10 years professional experience, including research, teaching, and curriculum development; a combination of all three preferred. Continuing education in related field required.

Salary: Salary range budgeted: $43,300-66,100. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

First Review Date: Open until filled.

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying through http://apptrkr.com/493093 click on ‘Job Listings’ followed by ‘External Applicants’, and then search for job number 17947.

Additional Information: A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required. This is a one year contract position with full benefits. This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check. This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Opening to Teach a 3-hour Evening Lab Section

Foothill College has an opening to teach a 3 hour evening lab section for the fall quarter (with the possibility of continuing in future quarters). The lab is offered Tuesday AND Thursday evenings from 8:30 to 9:50 pm and enrolls between 25 and 35 students. The lab is an independent course, but it’s being offered during the quarter that the lecture courses on campus deal with stars, galaxies, and cosmology.

Foothill College in Los Altos Hills on the Peninsula. Students in the evening range in age from 17 to 70. Our astronomy courses are nonmathematical and aimed at non-science majors.

The lab class goes from Tuesday Sept. 23 through Thursday Dec. 4th,, 2014.

Instructors must have at least a master’s degree in astronomy or a related field. Candidates should have previous teaching experience at the community college level and experience teaching an astronomy lab. Salary will depend on educational level and previous teaching experience.

If you are interested, please e-mail a resume and a brief cover letter describing your astronomy teaching experience and lab teaching style to Andrew Fraknoi at fraknoiandrew@fhda.edu

Middle School Math/Science Teacher

Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (CNCA) is a community of high-performing public schools that utilizes a comprehensive approach to prepare students from preschool through high school for success in college and in life. We integrate academic rigor, community, family, and wellness to empower students to thrive in a culturally connected and changing world. Founded in 2000, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy students represent the neighborhood of MacArthur Park west of downtown Los Angeles, a community that is one of the most under-resourced and densely populated neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Currently, CNCA has eight campuses that serve over 3,000 students from pre-K through 12th grade.

If you would like to be part of our applicant pool without applying for a specific position, please visit our online career center at https://careers-caminonuevo.icims.com

We will keep your resume on file for one year for our review as positions become available.

Responsibilities

Teachers will perform a full range of duties, including but not limited to:

Preparing/implementing lesson plans that lead to student mastery of curriculum content, including Math
Developing /implementing integrated curriculum units, differentiating and scaffolding as needed
Regularly assessing student progress to refine instruction and meet student needs
Participating regularly in professional development opportunities and collaborative meetings
Communicating frequently with students, students’ families, colleagues and other stakeholders
Working closely with children and their families to promote personal growth and success
Maintaining regular, punctual attendance

Qualifications

Applicants who possess the following skills will make the strongest candidates:

California Teaching Credential or equivalent, meeting all NCLB “highly qualified” standards
CLAD/BCLAD certification (Spanish)
Must have credential in Multiple Subjects
Demonstrated ability to implement varied classroom instructional strategies
Educational vision for and experience with low-income and /or minority students
Demonstrated track record with English language learners
Commitment to preserving the cultural heritage of students
Passion for working with children and their families
Bilingual (Spanish/English)
To apply please send resume and letter of interest to:

https://careers-caminonuevo.icims.com

For more information www.caminonuevo.org and www.pueblonuevo.org

Application Deadline: August 3, 2014

Middle School Math and Science Teacher

Sonoma Charter School has an immediate job opening for a middle school math and science
teacher (anticipated grades 7/8) for the 2014-2015 school year. This is a full time job with a
competitive salary and benefits package. Position open until filled.
The ideal candidate will possess:
• A bachelor’s degree
• A California Multiple Subject or Single Subject teaching credential, with BCLAD or CLAD
emphasis, or equivalent
• Highly Qualified Authorization in math and science
• Background and commitment to the principles of STEM Education
• Desire to transition to the Common Core State Standards in math
• Knowledge of California Next Generation Science Standards
• Demonstrated success in classroom management
• Bilingual Spanish (preferred, but not required)
• Ability to work as a team member
Requirements for Applying: Only complete applications will be considered
• Letter of Introduction
• Resume
• Three (3) signed Letters of Recommendation 2 within the last two years
• Copy of current valid California Teaching Credential
Successful applicants must obtain and/or provide the following before beginning
employment:
• Fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice and/or FBI
• Proof of tuberculosis clearance
• Social Security Card for payroll purposes
• Proof of eligibility to work in the United States
• Official transcripts will be required at time of hire
About Sonoma Charter School:
Sonoma Charter School is a public K-8 school in the Sonoma Valley Unified School District,
located at 17202 Sonoma Highway in Sonoma, CA. The mission of Sonoma Charter School is
Academic Excellence Through Engaged Learning. Sonoma Charter School (SCS) was granted
state charter number #009 in February 1993. The school was founded by a group of Sonoma
Valley parents, teachers and community members who were seeking an alternative educational
opportunity that could serve the families within the Valley and the surrounding areas. The school
enjoys smaller class sizes as well as supportive and involved parents and alumni.
Direct all inquiries and application materials to:
Kevin Kassebaum
Director Sonoma Charter School
kkassebaum@scs.k12.ca.us
17202 Sonoma Hwy
Sonoma, CA
Phone: 707-935-4232
Fax:707-935-4207

Position open until filled

Elementary K-5 Science Teacher

Job Description: We seek an innovative, self-starter to develop a K-5 hands on, inquiry and lab based science program using elements of our existing K-5 science curriculum as a starting point. The K-5 Science Teacher will be responsible for working collaboratively with K-5 core teachers to move the lower school science program from a self-contained classroom model to a lab-based model. The ideal candidate must be a visionary, able to work with the Lower School Director and Assistant Head of School to envision and create a lab based environment from scratch with ample resource dedication that exemplifies the school’s evolving STEAM initiatives. The K-5 Science Teacher must also engage in a highly collaborative partnership with the 6/7th and 7/8th grade science teachers and the Nature Program Coordinator/Gardening Teacher to review and strengthen the K-8 science curriculum scope and sequence. The ideal candidate will ignite student passion for science while teaching the scientific method, lab and analytical skills. This teacher will have a strong commitment to meeting the learning needs of each student, a teaching style that supports differentiation of instruction, a collaborative spirit, and an interest in building community. Additional responsibilities include active involvement in collaborative teacher meetings, supervisory duties and outdoor education.

Essential Requirements:

  • BA in science
  • Classroom teaching experience in science, especially at the lower school level
  • Candidate must have a natural rapport with children and strong classroom management skills

Desired Qualifications and Traits: Masters in Education or related advanced science related degree (preferred)

Physical Requirements: Able to lift 50 lbs.

Please submit a cover letter, employment application, and current resume via email to lssciencejob@rdschool.org. Visit our website for more information.