Archive for April, 2012

Beacon Summer Camp Job Description

Overview: Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (Tel-Hi) is a nonprofit organization which provides services and advocacy for residents of Northeast San Francisco. Founded in 1890 by Alice Griffith and Elizabeth Ashe, Tel-Hi provides opportunities for individuals and families to enrich their quality of life. Focusing on low- to moderate income children, youth, families, and seniors, we create and strengthen community bonds, provide health and wellness programs, and broaden education and cultural experiences. Program services include: Preschool (2 ½ to 5 years), After School Academy (K-5th grade), Expanded Learning Program (6th-8th grades), North Beach Place Teen Program, Senior Program, and Community Organizing.

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Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Establish and maintain a positive safe learning environment for approximately 15-20 students (club size) and implement classroom management plans that are reflective of the staff trainings prior to the camp start date.
2. Develop lesson plans/curriculum that are developmentally appropriate and differentiate activities to accommodate youth with various abilities
3. Participates in the planning and participation of program wide activities including themed field trips, games, and activities.
4. Lead enrichment activities that stimulate academic, social and physical growth. Examples include but are not limited to: nutrition/cooking, outdoor sports/recreation, youth leadership, reading/literacy, art, music, dance, and community service.
5. Encourage youth involvement in the program by building positive relationships with youth, families and the North Beach community.
6. Foster an atmosphere of positive communication and partnership with parents/guardians including responding promptly and courteously to concerns and/or complaints.
7. Work in compliance with the guidelines of the Beacon to better support our youth.
8. Participate in daily staff meetings and a reflective practice at the beginning and end of program to improve curriculum throughout the progression of camp
9. Maintain the cleanliness and organization of all shared program space.
10. Support fundraising efforts on an as-needed basis to strengthen and sustain Tel-Hi programming.
11. Co-facilitating activities
12. Leading youth staff and interns in implementing program activities

● Experience working with youth in a school and/or non-profit setting.
● Familiarity with youth development and summer camp programs.

Position: Sumer Camp Instructor
Reports to: Summer Camp Program Coordinator
Salary: $14-$15/ hr
Work schedule: Summer full time, temporary position. 9am-4pm, Monday – Friday

Please e-mail or mail cover letter and resume to:
Clifford Yee
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center
660 Lombard St.
San Francisco, CA 94133

GEAR UP/America Reads seeking Tutors

Overview: GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) was enacted as part of the 1998 Higher Education Act to give more low-income students the skills, encouragement, and preparation to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.  GEAR UP grants have been awarded to 46 states and four territories.  Program services are specifically designed to support the middle school reform effort in each State. Tutor high school students in: Math, Science, and English.

Earn: $16/hr


  • Enrolled at SFSU
  • 1 year commitment & work through winter session
  • Attend & enroll in our weekly 3-hr training class Wednesdays, 4-7pm (3 units)
  • Available 10 hours a week (2-3 shifts recommended)
  • Background check, references and TB test required


AmericaReadsApplication_2012-2 (America Reads Application)

GU Tutor App-2012.2 (GEAR UP Application)

Contact Information
Phone: 415 338 1497
Visit us on the web at:

Special Opportunity: Educator Feedback Forum In San Francisco

Dear Educator, is recruiting a select group of educators to participate in a Games and Learning Educator Feedback Forum to be held at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco on Sunday, May 6th from 1 – 4pm.
Educational game developers are interested in getting your feedback on their latest ideas and applications for integrating games into learning.   If selected, you will participate in a roundtable discussion hosted by an educational game developer, along with other educators from the SF Bay Area.  It will be a great opportunity to meet with other educators in the Bay Area, and provide your insights and opinions on work in progress in this emerging field.  
As a participant, you’ll receive a $100 honorarium for your travel expense.  A complimentary lunch will be provided.  You will also be able to attend an Innovation Incubator Showcase and Reception from 4 – 7pm that will introduce leading technology innovators in education. 
If you would like to be considered as a participant in this unique opportunity:
We’ll be reviewing the applications and will contact you if you are selected to participate.  We are looking for educators at all levels including teachers, principals, superintendents, librarians, curriculum coordinators, and technology coordinators.  

Lisa W. Schmucki
Founder and CEO

Seeking High School Science Teachers

Overview: We are in the process of developing some test items for high school science teachers related to energy concepts. These test items will eventually be part of an online graduate course for teachers. As part of our development process, we would like to have some high school science teachers take the tests to see how well the test items perform.

How You Can Help

You can help us by clicking on one or more of the links below to take a short test on energy and energy concepts. Each test has 25-35 items and will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.

There is a mix of open-ended and free-response items. We will also ask for some basic background information (e.g., what grade and subjects you teach, your years of experience, etc.). Please note—you do NOT need to be an expert in an area to take a test. We welcome all high school science teachers to take any of the tests.

Please click on a link below to participate! Please note: you must be a high school science teacher to qualify.

Energy from Coal

Nuclear Energy

Wind Energy

Geothermal Energy

Energy from Biofuels

Solar Energy

Thanks for your help.

The Bay School of San Francisco (Position Announcement)

Interested in Math and looking for a summer job? Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Bay School is an independent, college preparatory high school committed to providing its students with a challenging, innovative curriculum and a collaborative, supportive community. Our teachers model and foster curiosity, critical thinking, intentionality, good humor and respect for diversity. Learn more about our school at

We are seeking a full-time instructor in mathematics to begin July 2012. The instructor is responsible for 3 courses each trimester. Each class meets for eighty minutes four times a week in a rotating schedule. In addition to class preparation and classroom teaching, the instructor is responsible for:

  • curricular development and alignment
  • design of skills-based assessments
  • grading
  • regular communication with the student, her/his parents, and the student’s advisor regarding the student’s progress
  • one-on-one student tutorial as needed

All teaching faculty have additional duties, such as serving as an advisor, chaperone at social events, and an admissions interviewer; all of these duties support the well-being of our community and the growth of the individual student.

The ideal candidate will

–possess a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics or physics (a Master’s degree or higher is preferred) as well as experience in teaching (preferably at the high school level)

–be able to teach all levels of a high school mathematics curriculum, from Algebra I to Calculus

–have experience with collaborative curriculum design

–have experience with a constructivist, student-centered classroom

–find resonance with the Bay School’s educational approach and philosophy

–bring a diversity of teaching and life experience to our community

–be passionate about teaching math to high school learners

–be a strong contributor and colleague to the mathematics department

If interested in the position, please submit your resume and a letter describing your interest in the position as well as how you anticipate contributing to the school and the math department to: , attn: Lise Shelton, Dean of Faculty.

The Bay School of San Francisco does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

2012 Stanford Festival

Join us as Stanford University hosts its second annual Julia Robinson Math Festival on Sunday, May 6 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM in the Alumni Center on the Stanford University campus.The festival for students from grades 6-12 and runs from 9-noon, with a special session with Vi Hart following from Noon to 1.The festival features an abundance of inspiring mathematical activities for students to explore, led by mathematicians, teachers, and volunteers. These activities will range from levels that middle school students will enjoy, to levels that will challenge the brightest high school students. there will be tables set up, and each table will be staffed by one or two volunteers to introduce the students to a mathematical problem or puzzle that requires creativity and exploration to solve. The activities are designed to engage students for about 20-30 minutes. The students will have an entire morning to explore a number of fascinating, interesting problems in mathematics with the help and encouragement of our volunteers. The Julia Robinson Festival is challenging but noncompetitive, highlighting rich mathematical problems curated by adults who love math. It’s a perfect place for students who love math, games, or puzzles; for contest-goers looking to see what else math is about; or students who prefer the collaborative, noncompetitive aspects of math to contests. Snacks will be provided for all participants and raffle prizes will be awarded throughout the event. T-shirts can be ordered in advance and will be available to purchase on site. This event is sponsored by The desJardins/Blachman Fund, the S.D. Bechtel Jr Foundation and

If you are interested in working at a table you should Register Here. There is a $50-$100 stipend for working at the Festival. Please follow the link below for more information.

Questions may be addressed to:

Sharon Smith-Mauney

Julia Robinson Math Festival Event Coordinator


The Museum of Mathematics — Announcing the $25,000 Rosenthal Prize for Math Teachers!

Overview: The Museum of Mathematics is pleased to announce the inaugural Rosenthal Prize for Innovation in Math Teaching. Designed to recognize and promote hands-on math teaching in the upper elementary and middle school classroom, the Rosenthal Prize carries a cash award of $25,000. Visit for more information.

Cindy Lawrence, Chief of Operations
Museum of Mathematics
Opening Manhattan 2012 * Support MoMath at

2012-2013 Bengier Foundation University Scholarship

Overview: The Bengier Foundation University Scholarship will award at least one scholarship to an undergraduate student with a declared major in Mathematics.  The instructions and eligibility requirements are listed below:

2012-2013 Bengier Foundation University Scholarship.  If you meet all the eligibility requirements, use the SF State University Scholarship application to apply.  The University Scholarship application is available at this web site:  Mail or submit the completed application and personal statement to the Office of Student Financial Aid by the deadline date Tuesday, May 1, 2012.

To be eligible, you must

- Be a continuing SF State undergraduate who enrolled at SF State

for at least half time for the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 semesters

Be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior for the 2012-2013 academic year

- Enroll full time at SF State for the 2012-2013 academic year

- Have financial need as determined by the SF State Office of Student

Financial Aid (apply using the 2012-2013 FAFSA application)

- Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

- Have a minimum undergraduate SF State GPA of 3.0

Fifteen $2,000 Bengier Foundation University Scholarships will be awarded. Within the 15 scholarships, one scholarship will be awarded to a student with a declared major in History and one scholarship will be awarded to a student with a declared major in Mathematics or Physics and one scholarship will be awarded to a student with a declared major in Philosophy.

Contact Information:
Mabel Chan
Scholarship Coordinator/Counselor
Office of Student Financial Aid