Archive for December, 2011

Seeking Teachers to Apply for Einstein Fellowship

Einstein Fellowship Application Open

Application Here

Paid Summer Job


Celsius and Beyond, a science enrichment program located in San Francisco, is seeking a student-teacher to teach a course to students (grades 1 through 8th, separated by age) on watersheds and the ocean.  The course will be offered on 8 different weeks during June-August 2012 and you can choose the weeks. The pay is $875 undergrad / $1050 graduate for each 35 hour-long week.  Please send your resume to  or call .  To learn more about us visit:

Hours: 9 a.m -4 p.m

Auritte Cohen-Ross
Celsius and Beyond

“Real Science…Serious Fun!”

6 Degrees Of The Bay Area seeking volunteers!

Looking for an engaging volunteer opportunity?

This semester, Citizen Schools 8th grade students are learning to be masters at networking. At 6 Degrees of the Bay Atea, they’ll meet and talk with professionals like you and learn about your path to success. Come and make connections with young people that will bring them a few degrees closer to their dreams.

Just two hours of your time can change a kid’s future. Will you join us?

When: Wednesday, January 18th, 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. (East Palo Alto)

Wednesday, January 25th, 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. (Oakland)


For more information email Laura Martinez Marr or visit the Event Website.

STAR Program Applications

Paid Summer Experiences for Aspiring Science and Mathematics Teachers

Applications will be available next week for students interested in
applying to the 2012 STEM Teacher and Researcher (STAR) Program. This
program is run by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on behalf of the California
State University system in partnership with the US Department of
Energy, NASA, NOAA, and NSF. This program places pre-service science
and math teachers in paid summer research experiences at national
laboratory facilities in California, Colorado, and Washington.

This unique opportunity is specifically for students who are committed
to teaching science or mathematics and meet one or more of the
following affiliation requirements:

• CSU student/graduate (Undergraduate, Credential or Masters level)
• Noyce Scholar
• STAR Alum with one or two previous program placements

The central goal of the STAR program is to provide aspiring and early
career science and mathematics teachers with the opportunity to engage
in paid summer experiences involving laboratory research. The research
experience is integrated with weekly science teaching and education
workshops to build and enhance teaching skills, career achievement and
community building among STAR fellows, researchers, and faculty. STAR
Fellows share their research and research-connected lesson plans with
their colleagues at a closing conference involving all STAR

STAR fellows will spend 9 weeks participating on research teams at a
federal laboratory or research center. STAR fellows will be paid a
$4,500 stipend for the 9-week program commitment. Housing costs, if
needed, and some travel will also be supported.

Over the past five summers, STAR has successfully arranged 194
placements for CSU students at 12 laboratory sites. This summer, the
program will include the following sites:

* Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
* Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
* NASA Ames Research Center (ARC)
* NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC)/Edwards Air Force Base
* NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
* National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
* NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center/NOAA labs
* Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
* Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (RTC)
* Sandia National Laboratories, California (SNL)
* SETI Institute
* SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
* UC Davis Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology

Important Dates:
· Applications Available December 12th, 2011
· STAR Live Informational Webinar from LLNL, date TBA
· STAR Information Session/Open Houses: Friday, January 27th (at ARC;
more info soon)
· STAR Application Due Date (for all lab sites): Tuesday, January 31, 2012
· Summer Program Dates: Monday, June 11 – Saturday, August 11, 2012

For details and application materials, please visit the STAR Program website:

We look forward to receiving your application!

Creating Balance In An Unjust World

Priority Deadline for Registration ends Monday, December 5th
Register before December 5th and be able to reserve your slot for a school visit, choose workshops and/or take part in the complex instruction strand. More information on school visits and the complex instruction strand are provided below.
Registration Page

School Visits
The 2012 Conference will have two school visit sites: Mission High School and Thurgood Marshall High School. Participants will observe math classrooms and have an opportunity to debrief with teachers after sitting in on their classes. Visit the school visit page for more information. Space is limited
School Visit Page

Complex Instruction Strand
Complex Instruction evolved from over 20 years of research at the Stanford School of Education. The goal of this instruction is to provide academic access and success for all students in heterogeneous classrooms. Conference participants who choose to participate in this strand will commit to observing teachers during school visits on Friday, January 13th, attend two complex instruction-specific workshops on Saturday, January 14th and attend planning sessions on Sunday, January 15th. Space is limited
More info

Conference and Workshop Schedule Posted
The details of the conference schedule have been posted. The workshops page has been updated to reflect the presentation times of each session.
Conference ScheduleWorkshop Schedule

Advertise in program or Table at the conference
We invite you to come and connect with educators who will use your materials and ideas in their classrooms, build relationships with hundreds of people representing like-minded businesses and organizations, and recruit potential members to support your work. Please let us know if you would like to table at the conference and/or place an advertisement in the program booklet.
Timeline for submissions
Artwork for advertisement must be received by December 1st, 2011
Payment for advertisement received by December 15th, 2011
Exhibitor application to table by December 31st, 2011

Advertising and Tabling Page

Help Promote
Promote the conference by forwarding this email or downloading the flyer on the main page of the website. You can download the flyer directly here. Thank you for helping to promote!
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Stay tuned for more update on speakers, panelists, workshops and school visits! Thank you for making this conference possible through your work and participation.
-The CBUW Planning Team