Archive for May, 2011

Academic Curriculum Developer

Overview: On Track Teaching is calling Interns for service to share their training, talent, and knowledge to those students who need to feel worthy, encouraged and validated. We are a small business in San Francisco.

On Track Teaching is developing a curriculum program designed for 4-8th graders with a concentration on math.  On Track Teaching proprietary platform adjusts the curriculum to meet the student ability, especially for those with challenges keeping up with the classroom pace.

We are looking for interns that will help us develop and input equations and questions into an Online based learning application using both excel, and Google docs according to the Common Core Mathematics framework.

The intern needs to be able to interpret the standards to determine Easy, Medium, and Difficult questions. The desired intern should be detailed oriented, with high accuracy skills, and comfortable working on their own with direction.

10-15 hours a week
Monday to Friday, work independently
Skype conference calls 2x week check in Q& A

Eva Cortez

On Track Teaching

Los Angeles Unified School District Seeks Science Teachers

The Los Angeles Unified School District will be recruiting teachers in San Francisco, CA June 1 & 2, 2011. We are recruiting Credentialed Teachers in Chemistry, Physics, Moderate/Severe Special Education,
Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Speech/Language Pathology, Foreign Language Mandarin, and Foreign Language Korean teachers to teach middle and high school students.

We are excited about the prospect of speaking with students who may have completed a Teacher Preparation Program or considered a career in teaching.

Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college / university
  • Official transcripts for bachelor’s degree reflecting a minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Passage of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
  • Passage of subject matter competency exam (via Praxis and SSAT or CSET, see table below) or subject matter waivers are accepted for those who have completed their degree in a California institution and have completed a university waiver program. A university waiver verification letter is required for documentation. (CSET test results expire after 5 years)

For More Information Click Here

Bay Area Circle Google Group

Overview: Bay Area Circle for Teachers participants have a new Google Group called Math Teachers’ Circle that we’re starting up. The group is intended to provide a forum to discuss mathematics as it related to Math Teachers’ Circle topics, school classrooms, and connections between the two.

People can join by: Visiting
and clicking on “Apply for group membership,” or by sending an email
to .

Thanks in advance for helping spread the word.

The SF School Seeks Science Teacher

Overview: The San Francisco School seeks a Middle School Science Teacher interested in strengthening scientific reasoning and deepening conceptual understanding among seventh and eighth graders, while helping them develop solid skills and work habits. While the Middle School science curriculum is sound and thoroughly developed, the school is currently working on aligning its science curriculum and approach with the lower grades. We desire a teacher who is interested in collaborating with co-workers to continue scope and sequence work for the science program throughout the entire school. The Middle School Science Teacher also works cooperatively as part of the Middle School team that has overall responsibility for 96 students. Teacher responsibilities outside the classroom include serving as an advisor to ten or eleven students conducting parent-teacher conferences, participating in outdoor education trips, teaching periodic elective classes, and sharing duties such as recess and tutorial supervision and chaperoning dances. All teachers also come together on a regular basis to collaborate, discuss best teaching practices, and hone professional skills.

Qualifications: We seek a talented teacher who can inspire students. Candidates must have strong preparation in science, have successful middle or high school teaching experience, and exhibit excellent communication skills. Cultural competence and the ability to work collaboratively are essential. Candidates should be  student-centered, practiced in differentiated instruction, and skilled at honing student skills. A teaching credential or a related MA degree and three years of successful work as a teacher are recommended.

Interested candidates may apply by sending a resume, a cover letter, and references to:
The San Francisco School
Attn: Middle School Science Position
300 Gaven Street, SF, CA 94134
Check out our website:

Bay Area Circle for Teachers May Newsletter

Bay Area Circle for Teachers MAY 2011 Newsletter!
In this update we have information about the following:

(1) Bay Area Circle for Teachers Summer Workshop: June 20-24, 2011

We have decided to open the Summer Workshop with two strands,
one for Secondary Teachers and a second for Elementary Teachers.

Click Here to learn more:

Applications are currently being accepted

Apply Now!

(2) Other Summer Math Programs:

(i) Math,  Science & CTE Conference for, K-14 teachers & Future Teachers,  Opening the Door: Increasing Access. 

June 1 & 2. City College of San Francisco. 

(ii) The Summer Institute for the Professional Development of Elementary School Teachers

(iii)Center for Innovative Teaching Summer workshops for math teachers and other educators

(3) Other Activities in the Next Year

(i)  Creating Balance in an Unjust World Conference on Math Education and Social Justice will be held at Mission High School in San Francisco, CA on January 13th-15th, 2012. Mark your calendars and we will see you at the conference!


The MoMath Museum Midway will be coming to SF in April, 2013


Checkout Resources from past BACT event

Horrible Books – See Below for an upcoming deal from the Horrible Books Math Bookstore!

I look forward to seeing you at BACT Summer 2011!

Please contact me if you have questions about any of these announcements. - Brandy

Brandy Wiegers, PhD. Bay Area Circle for Teachers, Director Find us on Facebook -



Bay Area Circle for Teachers Summer Workshop: June 20-24, 2011

Applications are currently being reviewed, apply now to ensure that you are accepted.

Apply online:

This year’s program will have 2 sessions: 1 for elementary and 1 for secondary teachers.

The Bay Area Circle for Teachers 2011 Summer Workshop will be held June 20- June 24, 2011.

This program is free for all teachers. In fact, teachers who attend are eligible for housing in Berkeley,

food and supplies,  all provided by our generous sponsors.  Room and board is provided at UC Berkeley

so that participants aren’t required to commute in order to attend. The event provides the opportunity to

enjoy good mathematics while creating a  community of teachers to work with on problem solving

throughout the year.


Math,  Science & CTE Conference for, K-14 teachers & Future Teachers,

Opening the Door: Increasing Access. June 1 & 2. City College of San Francisco.

Workshops to support the content areas and curriculum of science,  math and career/

technical education teachers and future teachers (especially K – 14th grade),

Wednesday & Thursday, June 1 & 2,  2011, 9:00am – 4:30pm,

Ocean Campus,  City College of San Francisco

50 Phelan Ave., San Francisco,  CA 94112

Diego Rivera Theater,  MUB & Science Bldg. – (415) 239-3890

Sponsored by the Schools of Math & Science,  Applied Science and Technology

and Behavioral and Social Sciences and the Teacher Prep Center,  Child

Development & Family Studies Department,  City College of San Francisco,


Get paid to come to a professional development workshop!

The Summer Institute for the Professional Development of Elementary School Teachers

will accept applications until May 2, 2011 or until all spots are filled.

This is a three-week institute (July 25 to August, 2011) on whole numbers and fractions together with five Saturday sessions spread over the 2011-2012 school year. The main target is upper elementary school teachers from the Bay Area; preference will be given to teams from the same school or same district. However, middle and high school teachers will also be considered. There is a limited number of seats, so get your application in as soon as possible.

Participating teachers will each receive a stipend of $100 for each full day of attendance. Please note, however, that excessive absences may result in being dropped from the institute.

This institute is devoted specifically to the content knowledge needed for teaching grades K–6. It will not discuss advanced topics or fun topics that are divorced from the school classroom, nor will it discuss topics germane to grades K–6 by using sophisticated methods that are inappropriate for K–6. At the same time, it will not be concerned with classroom projects that you can immediately put to use to enrich your next lesson. This is not a strategies workshop. Instead, it takes a long-term view that, for you to become a teacher who can implement the Common Core Standards, you have to achieve a better command of the mathematics you teach. You need both a coherent global view of the bread and butter topics of K–6, whole numbers and fractions, as well as a robust understanding of the inner details. Unfortunately, such knowledge seems to be in short supply at present, and the purpose of the institute is to fill in this gap.

Teachers who have attended previous workshops have raved about the experience. Apply soon while there are still open slots.

The application may be found at:


Center for Innovative Teaching Summer workshops for math teachers and other educators

The deadline for the early bird discount (10% off) for the SF workshops is May 15. The deadline for DC is not till July 10, but you might register soon anyway, so you’ve done it before end-of-the-school-year madness sets in.

You are also eligible for an additional 5% off by bringing a colleague from your school, or through your membership in various professional organizations (CMC, NCTM, or Escape from the Textbook!) Contact me for the appropriate code.

The following workshops are most relevant to math teachers. Please forward to anyone who may be interested.

San Francisco, CA

June 23-24: Become an Expert Interactive Whiteboard User: Practical Teaching Techniques (Meghan Mahoney)

June 27-28: No Limits in Upper Level Math (Henri Picciotto) Hands-on and visual approaches to topics in Algebra 2 and Precalculus.

June 29-30: Meaningful Group Work in the Math Classroom: Applying the Complex Instruction Framework (Laura Evans)

Washington, DC (Northern Virginia)

August 15-17: Hands-On Geometry (Henri Picciotto) Labs and activities, plus an authentic approach to proof.

Additional workshops: independent curriculum, integrating technology, science, language, Chinese, and more.

Workshop Descriptions, Presenters’ Bios, and Registration Information:


We are pleased to announce that the next Creating Balance in an Unjust World Conference on Math Education and Social Justice will be held at Mission High School in San Francisco, CA on January 13th-15th, 2012. Mark your calendars and we will see you at the conference!

Request for Proposals

Proposal SUMMARY due August 30th, 2011

Proposal APPLICATION due September 15th, 2011

We are now accepting proposals for workshops, interest groups and presentations for the fourth conference on Math Education & Social Justice. We invite you to share your thoughts, lesson plans, questions and to be a facilitator. Facilitators may choose to present on topics related to math and social justice including equity in education, literacy and social justice, and integrating social issues into the math classroom. Sessions need not be entirely polished presentations as we hope to share ideas in order to build together.

Submit your SUMMARY and APPLICATION online at under “2012 Conference”.

Conference Overview:

Join educators, parents, students, activists, and community members from around the country for a 3-day conference to explore the connections between math education and social justice. We will explore many questions, challenges, and opportunities to work toward social justice through math education.

More information on conference goals and themes

Creating Balance in an Unjust World

Conference on Math Education and Social Justice

January 13th-15th, 2012

Mission High School, San Francisco, CA



The MoMath Museum Midway will be coming to SF in April, 2013

Mathematics illuminates the patterns and structures all around us. Our dynamic exhibits and programs will stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics. The Museum is currently under construction, with cool new exhibits being designed every day.


RESOURCES – Checkout Resources from past BACT events!

Bay Area Circle for Teachers Elementary Math Circle Workshop-

Bay Area Circle for Teachers Summer Workshop 2010 -

Project from OEBMC teacher-

Imagine K12

CMC Resources Page:  California’s Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CaCCSS-M).

Check out CMC’s resource page on what is now officially known as California’s Common

Core State Standards in Mathematics (CaCCSS-M). Links to other websites,  articles and

videos have been placed in one convenient location. Make this your one stop resource for

all the information related to the CaCCSS-M and its implementation in California. This page

is updated on a regular basis as new information becomes available.,

STEMposium – Ideas that will Inspire!-


Horrible UK Order for Mid-June Delivery. Same 20%-Off, with Free Shipping and No Sales Tax.

Just an FYI that I’ll be doing a Sunday, May 22, 2011 Horrible UK Order for Mid-June Delivery to you.  Same 20%-Off, Free Shipping and No Sales Tax, as usual, with all the gory details at

If you need any Horrible Books, Galore Park Books, or Scholastic UK Books that I don’t normally have in stock, just let me know by May 22nd.         Galore Park Books UK,   Scholastic UK Booklist,   Scholastic UK

I had to move up the date a bit for secret Horrible Reasons, so if the date doesn’t work for you, I’ll do it again on August 28, 2011 for Late-September Delivery.

And in the meantime, I keep a pretty good supply for immediate mailing of everything marked in yellow at the same 20%-Off, Free Shipping and No Sales Tax :

Horrible Books and Magazines,   Galore Park Books,   Del Sol Spanish Books

And finally, I keep all of the Life of Fred Math Books in stock for immediate mailing.  I wish I could offer the same 20%-Off the Life of Fred Math Books,  but at least it’s Free Shipping and No Sales Tax, and they’re really well-priced hardcover textbooks.  Fred is the absolutely perfect complement to Murderous Maths. Fred is very funny 5-year old math professor that makes reading the storyline a hoot.  You’ll want to start with Fractions and work all the way up to Calculus.

Thanks, and enjoy your otherwise Horrible Day!

Horrible Ray, Horrible Books


Please feel free to contact me with questions about any of the BACT events or newsletter

items. All the best to you in your mathematical exploration!

Brandy Wiegers PhD

Bay Area Circle for Teachers, Director

phone:  415-338-7616 -or- 510-643-6019

Day of cell: 530-220-0324

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America Reads Looking for Tutors

Work as a Reading Tutor!
Earn $14/hour PLUS $1000 Education Award

Tutor 2nd and 3rd graders

Covers 45 hours field experience for Elementary Education credential program

Fall Work-Study eligibility
Enroll in EED 687 training Tuesdays 1-4p.m
10 hours a week
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to noon

Contact: Rita Yee, America Reads,
Cahill Lab, BH 319, 338-1497,

Application available AmericaReadsApplication_2010

Work for Galileo Learning!

Galileo Learning is looking for qualified, inspiring, and fun-loving educators of all backgrounds and experiences to work at their summer camps in 26 Bay Area locations, including 6 sites in the South Bay.

There are three different programs, each unique and vibrant:

Galileo Summer Quest (for entering 5th through 8th graders): Majors and Minors in a dynamic environment for older kids! We offer specific subjects, such as Go-Kart Makers, Fashion Design, and Claymation, for in-depth learning and innovation.

The Tech Summer Camps (for entering 4th through 8th graders): Hands-on science and technology in a world-class museum setting! Campers take part in 2 classes each day and can choose from Lego Robotics, Junior MD, Inventor’s Workshop, Filmmaking, and 15 more!

Camp Galileo (for entering K through 5th graders): Summer learning and fun in art, science, and outdoors!

At each site and program, Lead Instructors are needed to teach the fantastic curriculum, engage in exploration and collaboration with campers, and develop professionally in their roles. There are also openings for Operations Coordinators and Assistant Camp Directors.

If you have a chunk of your summer free and would love to further inspire kids in an awesome setting, please go to

For additional information visit:

Green Kids Conference

Our goal is to educate kids and their families on environmental issues, make them aware of available resources and opportunities, and also to promote, encourage, and reward new innovative ideas.

Come and explore the latest developments and opportunities in the following areas:

1. Education and Research

2. Clean Technology

3. Alternative Resources

4. Waste Management

5. Air Quality

6. Land / Nature Preservation

7. Energy / Water Conservation

Additional details:

This is an indoor conference, hence registration is mandatory to enter the building. Children ages 3 to 18 can participate and need to be registered too.
The booths will be open for the entire time. Presentations and performance would take place at scheduled times. Check the agenda for details.
There will be snacks and refreshments too.

To register click here

SEPAL seeks Student Assistant knowledgeable in Science

Overview: SEPAL seeks graduate or undergraduate student assistant knowledgeable in Science to help visitors, prepare new materials for circulation and shelve materials.

Pay Rate: $10.00 an hour; 6 hours/week

Position begins: August 22

For more information:
Trisha DeVera


Application deadline: May 9

SEPAL recruiting students for the 2011-2012 Spectrum Program

SEPAL is recruiting undergraduate and graduate students for the 2011-2012 Spectrum Program.  Participants mentor girls of color in after-school science clubs, receive mentoring from other women of color in the sciences, are trained to effectively communicate biology and receive a $1K honorarium.

Spectrum participants…
• must be passionate about mentoring and encouraging girls in science!

• must have a flexible schedule to work with a team of 3 others. All Spectrum participants will need to be available during after-school hours, from about 2:00-5:00pm.

• attend Spectrum Community Gatherings at SFSU twice per semester, dinner provided.

• with their team, co-host monthly after-school science clubs from September through May.

• bring students in the science clubs on fieldtrips to SFSU, once per semester.

• attend monthly Spectrum Community Gatherings at SFSU, Thursdays 5:00-7:00pm, dinner provided.

• with their team, co-host a Family Science Night event (May 2012) where they’ll coach and support the girls in sharing the science they have learned to their families.

• attend a half-day orientation with your team at SFSU and a half-day orientation with the entire Spectrum community.

• enroll in the Fall 2011 semester of Biology 652: Science Partners in K-12 Education, meeting Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00pm. Spectrum Science Partners will receive 4-units of graded credit to count towards their majors for their efforts in this course.

• must be current or former SFSU biology student.

•Each Spectrum participant will receive a $1000 honorarium, academic credit, and formal training in communicating the biology they know!

Application Deadline: May 6, 2011

For more information: