Archive for February, 2012

Climate Change Scholar Seminar

Tenea Nelson, PhD, is the Assistant Dean of Multicultural Affairs at the School of Earth Sciences Stanford University. Dr. Nelson works with faculty to recruit and mentor diverse graduate students through programs such as the Stanford Summer SURGE Program and will speak about these programs. Dr. Nelson is a graduate of Mary Baldwin College, where she received a B.S. in Chemistry, and the University of Rochester, where she obtained an M.S. and Ph.D. in Toxicology. Prior to her role at Stanford University, Dr. Nelson worked as a scientist in the biotech/pharma sector, aiding in the development of drugs to combat cancer, autoimmune diseases and HIV/AIDS..

Location: Thorton Hall Rm TBA
Date: Friday February 17th
Time: 12-2PM
RSVP Online Here:

Teacher Fellowship Meeting Friday 2/17

Building A Wind Turbine: Explorations Into Interdisciplinary and Project Based Learning in the Classroom

Led by:
Kentaro Iwasaki – Senior Program Associate, ConnectEd
Donna Dela Calzada – Daly City Library and Recreation Services
Nathan Bridge – Noyce Teacher Fellow
Ryan Nordvick – Noyce Teacher Fellow

Explore project-based learning and interdisciplinary learning by working in groups to build minature wind turbines! Afterwards engage in a group discussion about:
- How math and science content can be incorporated into this unit
- Benefits and drawbacks to project-based/interdisciplinary learning
- Other strategies for interdisciplinary learning

When: Friday February 17th from 4-6PM
Where: CSME Annex (Trailer P) Classroom 4
Who: Students, Faculty and Staff are all welcome
Food and drink will be provided so please RSVP online
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Teach For America Corps

In this country today, the zip code you are born in has more to do
with your life prospects than your capability or ambition.  Of the
16.4 million children living in poverty only 50% graduate from high
school; on average those graduates read on an 8th grade level.  Make
an impact.  Expand opportunities for the next generation.  Start by
teaching for two years in a low-income community and help unlock your
students’ full potential.  You can shape our future.  Take the first
step to join the thousands of others working to combat this inequality
by submitting a resume and a 500 word letter of intent at our FINAL
February 10th deadline.

Benefits include:
-Full salary and benefits ranging from $30,000-$52,000 (depending on
region/cost of living)
-Two year deferral/forbearance on loans
-AmeriCorps Education Award of $10,700 over two years
-Graduate school and employer partnerships
-We accept ALL academic backgrounds and majors

To learn more, visit or contact Teach For
America representative Asma Ashraf 

Apply to the 2012 Teach For America corps:

FINAL Application Deadline: Friday, February 10th, 2012
For more information, visit
Full salary and benefits. Federal student loans deferred. All majors
and career backgrounds.

Be a leader in Science & sustainability

Join the vibrant and growing community of third
through fifth grade Bay Area teachers in the
Teacher Institute on Science and Sustainability.
TISS is an intensive and transformative two year
professional development program that
supports the teaching and learning of science.
Become a life-long science learner, improve your
science instruction, implement green practices
in your classroom, and ignite in your students a
passion for science and the desire to make more
sustainable choices. Apply to the Institute today!

In immersive summer sessions and throughout the year, the Institute
provides teachers with adult-level content knowledge, classroom-ready
activities, best practices in science pedagogy, and school site support to
enhance teachers’ and students’ understanding of topics ranging from
energy to food systems to water issues.

Session One: July 16-27, 2012 (two weeks)

Session Two: Summer 2013 (dates TBA; two weeks)

More information

Application Deadline:  March 5, 2012