Archive for August, 2013

San Francisco Teacher Residency Program

The San Francisco Teacher Residency (SFTR), an innovative program in partnership with San Francisco Unified School, United Educators of San Francisco, University of San Francisco, and Stanford University prepares aspiring teachers for sustained and high quality service in San Francisco’s high needs public schools.  Key elements of the SFTR program include a yearlong classroom apprenticeship with a master teacher; rigorous, aligned coursework that blends theory and practice; a focus on the San Francisco context; and a collaborative learning environment through cohorts.  Upon successful completion of their residency year, SFTR graduates are credentialed teachers who receive a guaranteed contract with SFUSD and receive on-going support and professional development through the SFTR network.
More information here.

KSTF Teaching Fellowship 10/15/13 Deadline


All applications for 2014 KSTF Teaching Fellowships are due on October 15, 2013.

If you are familiar with this fellowship, you will recognize this as a change from previous years, when applications were due in January. To learn more about the fellowship and the application process, please attend one of our upcoming webinars (see details below).

Tuesday, September 10 at 9:30 a.m. EDT
Presenter: Jennifer Mossgrove, KSTF Senior Program Officer

Register now to attend

Wednesday, September 18 at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Presenter: Jennifer Mossgrove, KSTF Senior Program Officer

Register now to attend

Please share this information with anyone who may be interested in applying for a fellowship.

About the Teaching Fellowships
KSTF supports passionate, dedicated teachers to thrive in the profession, lead from the classroom and become change agents in education. The KSTF five-year fellowship, one of the most generous and comprehensive professional development programs for STEM teachers, provides its fellows with access to a close, collaborative community of like-minded colleagues.

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
1000 North Church Street
Moorestown NJ, 08057

SF STEM Academy (JCYC) hiring for Math and/or Science Instructor

Position Description:

The SF STEM Academy is hiring an instructor for the academic year August 2013- May 2014, Monday through Thursday at International Studies Academy High School (ISA). The Instructor is required to teach one or two 10th and 11th grade level courses in one or more of the following subjects: Laboratory Science (Biology, Chemistry, and/or Physics), or Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II/Pre-Calculus). The Instructor is responsible for providing instruction to 15 students using the Supplemental Instruction (SI) model and tutoring in STEM subjects. Curriculum must be California Standards based and modified to meet student academic needs. The Instructor must prepare monthly student progress reports for student review.

For more information and application procedure, please read attached document.

SF Stem Academy JD FINAL

Tutor Corps seeking tutor for Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco

Immediate Need for Tutors to work with Inner-City Youth ($20 per hour)

Job Description: (Note: Please read full posting before submitting materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered).

The Tutor Corps Foundation is looking to hire tutors to work with students at the following locations:

  • Ernest Ingold Clubhouse – 6 hours per week
  • Tenderloin Clubhouse – 2.75 hours per week
  • Willie Mays Clubhouse – 4.5 hours per week
  • Visitacion Valley Clubhouse – 4.5 hours per week
  • Sunnydale Clubhouse – 7.75 hours per week
  • June Jordan School for Equity – 8 hours per week (several positions available)

For more information and to apply, visit here

CBEST Math Redevelopment Event

Mathematics Subject Matter Experts Needed for CBEST-Math Redevelopment

Source: Christine Conlon Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson


The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and CTC’s contractor, the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson, are in the process of redeveloping the mathematics portion of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST). The questions in the mathematics section require examinees to solve mathematics problems that assess the following skills: estimation, measurement, statistical principles, computation, problem solving, and numerical and graphical relationships.

California educators who are licensed and currently teaching mathematics are invited to participate in a one-day Item Review Conference on September 11 in Sacramento. Travel and meal expenses will be covered. Substitute teacher fees will be reimbursed for K-12 educators.  To learn more about the CBEST program, please visit

To apply to participate, visit

Please contact Christine Conlon for more information:

SFUSD looking for AVID Tutors!

AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

Under the guidance of the AVID Coordinator and AVID Teachers, tutors will work at various San Francisco Middle and High Schools to guide small groups of students through a study group session.  Students bring questions from their content area classes to discuss with their peers and gain new knowledge or work together to problem solve the challenges they encountered with the material. Tutors also serve as positive role models, valuing education and its benefits.  *Training is provided

Please see flyer for application process: RecruitmentFlyer2013-2014Final2

Bay Area Science and Math Events: 8/26-9/01

Bay Area events for the week of August 26th – September 1st.

Check out the calendar here

SFUSD Teaching Positions!

San Francisco Unified School District is currently hiring for the following positions:

· Special Education – Mild/Moderate (both RSP and SDC positions available)

· Bilingual Education – Multiple subjects + BCLAD

· Foreign Language – Spanish

· English Language Arts and Social Science

Apply at:

Make sure to check the job board frequently for future opportunities.

Alternatives in Action at Life Academy High seeks STEM coach

Alternatives in Action inspires Bay Area youth to realize their leadership potential and prepares them for college, career and community life through dynamic educational, skill-building and real world experiences. Our schools, programs and partnerships provide innovative opportunities and supports that help children and youth succeed and ultimately become contributing adults. Serving 1,000 youth annually, we provide a holistic approach to youth development that includes community impact projects, enrichment groups, college and career readiness activities, parent involvement programs, and educational supports at each of our sites. We are leading community school initiatives in West Alameda, West Oakland, and East Oakland and operate a charter high school, a preschool and provide training and consulting in the youth development and education fields. Our staff and student population is diverse and committed to community.

For more information and application process, please visit here

Bay Area School Districts seeking teachers

Teaching positions currently accepting applications for San Francisco, South San Francisco, and Oakland Unified.

Physics Teacher: Oakland Unified School District

Bilingual Multiple Subjects Teacher: Oakland Unified School District

Math Teachers Wanted: Oakland Unified School District

Physics Teacher: San Francisco Unified School District

Biology Teacher: South San Francisco Unified School District