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EYH | October 13, 2012 | Call for Presenters


Expanding Your Horizons is a one day conference for middle school girls that allows them to explore career opportunities in mathematics and science.  We are currently planning the 2012 Expanding Your Horizons Conference in San Francisco, California.  This year’s conference, San Francisco’s 8th year, has been scheduled for Saturday, October 13, 2012 at San Francisco State University (note: the date has changed due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts at SFSU).  

We hope that you would be interested in presenting a hands-on workshop for the young women!  If you are unavailable for the 2012 conference, please let us know.  If you are available…READ ON & THANK YOU!

To get an idea of how we involve young women, you may want to view some activities from previous conferences at the national website (in the Additional Resources section) or our San Francisco website  I’ve also attached a file with last year’s workshop descriptions.  Each workshop should involve at least one fun-filled, hands-on activity that engages the young women for the vast majority of the time, approximately 70 minutes.  Although we cannot provide funding for your workshop supplies, we can offer some materials through the SEPAL Resource Center.  A list of available materials can be found at the SEPAL website (

The conference begins around 8:30 AM and lasts until about 2:45 PM.  In the morning, we host a dynamic keynote speaker, followed by the opportunity for girls to participate in three hands-on sessions featuring women who use mathematics and/or science in their professional lives.  There will be two workshop sessions in the morning and one in the afternoon, with a maximum of 20 girls attending each workshop (because of the nature of the registration process, we cannot tell you exactly how many girls you will have in a workshop ahead of time).  You have the option of leading a workshop for one, two, or all three sessions. We would also be honored if presenters could join us for lunch.

We expect to follow a similar schedule as we did for the 2011 conference.  The following is a tentative schedule:
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM        Registration
9:00 AM – 9:30AM         Keynote Speaker
9:45 AM -  10:55 AM     Hands-on Workshop I
10:55 AM – 11:10 AM    Break, snack provided
11:10 AM – 12:20 PM    Hands-on Workshop II
12:20 PM – 1:00 PM      Lunch (Provided)
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM        Hands-on Workshop III
2:25 PM – 2:45 PM        Closing

If you are interested in presenting this year, please complete this online form by August 15th, 2012.  We know this is early, but we need to advertise the conference and workshop options to the girls:

If you are interested, but not quite ready to complete the form, please send an email to Chantilly Apollon at  with any questions and/or so that we know to expect your application in the future.

If you know someone else who may be interested, feel free to pass on any information.

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Part-time Math Instructor, Scholars Program

Program Description

The SEO Scholars Program provides motivated San Francisco public high school students with an out-of-school supplemental academic curriculum, college guidance, and the leadership development necessary to gain admission to, and succeed in, selective colleges and universities.

Job Description:

Part-time SEO Math Instructors are responsible for teaching an appropriately challenging and rigorous course during Saturday Academy (9:00 AM-4:30 PM) and twice a week after school (4:30-6:30).  Classes meet approximately three Saturdays per month and after school during the schools year, and instructors should expect about twelve to twenty motivated, enthusiastic Scholars per class.

Instructors’ primary responsibilities are to plan and conduct classes according to SEO lesson plans in algebra, geometry, trigonometry and problem solving; monitor and report the progress of each of their Scholars; and participate in orientation and faculty meetings. We favor a pedagogical approach that includes direct instruction and modeling as well as small group and independent work.  This requires that instructors “bring to life” the Scholars Program curriculum, remain flexible in their pedagogy, and work to create and manage an effective, engaging learning environment.


The ideal candidate is:

  • A creative, broadly trained mathematician with an expressed interest in teaching mathematics.
  • A college graduate or graduate/doctoral student with proven excellence in mathematics.
  • The candidate must enjoy working with high school students.   Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills are required.  Experience working with diverse staff and student population and familiarity with interdisciplinary curricula will strengthen applications.
  • Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Per diem compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Send resume and cover letter to: . Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line (Part-Time Math Instructor, Scholars Program San Francisco).

Now Hiring SFSU Students: America Reads and GEAR UP

Please share the following with your SFSU students (undergraduate and graduate):
America Reads and GEAR UP are seeking academic tutors for Fall 2012-Spring 2013!
Get paid and trained to tutor public school youth. Interviews in July
and August.

About us: America Reads:
Since 1997, SFSU America Reads has served schools in the San Francisco
Unified School District. A federally funded program, America Reads
currently pays SFSU students $14/hour in work-study funds to tutor 2nd
and 3rd graders in reading and literacy for 10 hours a week. America
Reads tutors meet Tuesdays from 1pm-4pm in the Fall semester to
receive training. In the Spring semester, they meet monthly to receive
additional support.

America Reads requirements:
*work-study eligibility (check with your financial aid advisor)
*Tuesday 1-4pm training class enrollment (3 units of CR)
*10 hours availability to work per week
*1 year commitment (September – April, includes work during January
and spring break. Off in December and May for finals)

Since 2008, SFSU GEAR UP has served schools in the San Francisco
Unified School District. A federally funded program, GEAR UP currently
pays SFSU students $16/hour in to tutor high school students in Math,
Science, and English subjects for 10 hours a week. GEAR UP tutors meet
Wednesdays from 4pm-7pm in the Fall and Spring semesters to receive
training and support.

GEAR UP requirements:
*SFSU enrollment (CEL, out of state and foreign students are welcome -
but please weigh the cost of the 3 unit class versus how much you will
make from tutoring before applying)
*Wednesday 4-7pm training class enrollment (3 units of CR)
*10 hours availability to work per week
*1 year commitment (September – April, includes work during January
and spring break. Off in December and May for finals)

To apply: Complete attached application. Submit with:-
1. transcripts (unofficial copies are fine. Be sure to include grades
in Math, Science, and English subjects)
2. resume
3. brief statement describing relevant paid and unpaid experiences
4. references with contact information and email addresses (1-3
references minimum please)
and mail to:
Cahill Laboratory, Graduate College of Education
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, Burk Hall 319
San Francisco, CA 94132

Feel free to contact Karen Lam for any further questions at (415) 405-3491 or e-mail at . Thank you for your interest

Call for Submissions to Rethinking Mathematics, 2nd Edition—September 1, 2012 Deadline

Rethinking Mathematics (RM) is ready for its second edition and needs contributors! We are excited to put forward this call and are calling on authors to submit manuscripts for consideration to Rethinking Schools as soon as possible. Our deadline for submissions for next edition of the book is September 1.

We are looking for submissions in four principal areas:

  • manuscripts describing teaching and learning mathematics for social justice (e.g., see RM chapters 1, 5, 9, or 12)
  • manuscripts describing salient issues in T/L mathematics for social justice (e.g., RM chapters 2, 3, 4, 7, or 14)
  • one- to three- page “mini-lessons” or “activity boxes” that teachers can use and adapt to their contexts (see RM pp. 16-18; p. 23; 29-30; or 64-67)
  • resources for teaching math for social justice (see RM, “Resources” section and RM itself) including cartoons, graphics, graphs, pictures, and other creative and lively ideas.

Of these, the first is our priority. And for these, we are especially looking for chapters written by (or with) classroom teachers who have actually taught the social justice lessons, and those manuscripts that emphasize student voice, real classrooms, and all the challenges of doing this work (including how teachers themselves learn and grow in the process). If you are not familiar with the Rethinking Schools magazine, please read the chapters in RM and articles in the magazine to get a sense of what Rethinking Schools publishes, and see the Rethinking Schools contributor guidelines at

Several areas that we want to emphasize are articles for younger grades (K-5), international perspectives (and authors from the Global South), issues of mathematics and bi/multilingual contexts, contributions focusing on culture and cultural relevance, and submissions by authors of color.

Our view is that Rethinking Mathematics is really an ongoing project for Rethinking Schools and the wider teaching and learning mathematics for social justice “community.” That is, we will always be open to considering articles for the magazine and for future editions of the book in case we are not able to accept your submission for this edition. Of course, Rethinking Schools can never guarantee publication, but the Rethinking Schools editors are committed to working with potential authors in shaping your submissions for the book or magazine. 

Oakland International High School – Biology Opening

Incredible Opportunity! Don’t miss out! The Oakland International High School is accepting applications for Biology positions for the 2012-2013 school year. All applicants must hold a valid CA Biology Credential.

About Oakland International High School:
Oakland Technical High School or OIHS is a new public high school in the Oakland Unified School
District. It opened its doors in August of 2007 with an initial class
of 100 9th grade students, all English language learners. Collectively
our students speak 28 different languages and come from all parts of
the globe (31 countries): China, Mongolia, Philippines, Vietnam,
Thailand, Burma, Nepal, Iraq, Eritrea, Ghana, Gabon, Congo, Liberia,
Ivory Coast, Morocco, Yemen, Uzbekistan, Russia, Ukraine, El Salvador,
Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico …

All students who enter OIHS must have immigrated to the US within the
last four years. The mission of the school is for students to master
the reading, writing, and speaking of English in preparation for
college. OIHS is a part of the Internationals Network for Public
Schools. For more information about OIHS, you may visit:

About the Internationals Network for Public Schools:
Internationals Network for Public Schools (Internationals) is a
network of innovative public high schools. Our mission is to provide
quality education for recently arrived immigrant students by providing
rigorous education in small, public high schools based on the
Internationals Approach, our model for developing outstanding schools
for immigrant students. Our schools are called International High
Schools to reflect the multicultural backgrounds of the students. The
first International High School was founded in 1985 in, Queens, New
York, and as of fall 2007, there will be eleven International High
Schools throughout New York City and Oakland. Using an innovative
educational approach that is built on twenty years of school-based
success, the International High Schools have become a model for how to
educate English Language Learners (ELLs) as well as how to create
effective small schools. As the demand for quality public education
for immigrants continues to grow, Internationals will be working to
develop more schools to serve more students not only in New York City
but also elsewhere in the country. For more information about
Internationals, you may visit

Duties and Responsibilities Of OIHS Teachers:
Because teacher roles in small schools are varied and complex, first
priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate in their resume
and cover letter experience and willingness to become involved in
these essential aspects:
- Incorporating English language development (listening, speaking,
writing and reading) across all content area classes (math, science,
PE etc.)
- Working in a heterogeneous, non-tracked environment
- Developing and implementing standards-driven, interdisciplinary,
project-based curricula incorporating ESL methodologies and multiple
opportunities for language development in their subject area
- Collaborating in an interdisciplinary planning and teaching team
- Serving as a faculty advisor to a small multi-grade advisory group
of students throughout their stay in the school
- Developing a strong relationship with students’ families through
conferences, phone calls and home visits.
- Participating in regular faculty development, reflective practice,
and peer coaching during the school year and during summer curriculum
- Practicing an open-door policy and developing best practice teaching
with transparent methodology to enable future teachers to learn their
craft in all subjects
- Maintain a physically and emotionally safe classroom
- Actively address issues of racism, homophobia, sexism and teasing

- Evidence of capacity and willingness to carry out the above duties
and responsibilities, including teaching another subject area,
elective, and/or advisory
- Experienced CA licensed certified teachers in appropriate subject areas.
- Willingness to commit to the school’s mission and educational philosophy
- Experience working with a heterogeneous English language learner population
- Demonstrated ability to plan lessons that incorporate a wide range
of instructional strategies including: interdisciplinary,
project-based, ESL methodologies, and cooperative learning
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with peers to design and
implement curriculum
- Demonstrated respect for immigrant rights and a willingness to act
as an advocate
- Has had experience living, working or studying abroad or
demonstrates some cross cultural experience
- Preferred proficiency in a language other than English

To Apply: Oakland International HS is committed to teacher quality and exemplary
instruction. If you would like to apply for a teaching position,
please email a cover letter and resume to the principal, Carmelita
Reyes at