Archive for November, 2013

Spring Hill Montessori Elementary Teaching Position

Spring Hill Montessori Elementary Academy is currently seeking an experienced teacher for our multi-age Upper Elementary Program (Grades 4-6).

See attached document for full job description and on how to apply.


KIPP Academy Part time Algebra Teacher

KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory will open in August 2013 and will serve the students of KIPP Bayview Academy, KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy, and other San Francisco students who are committed to doing whatever it takes to get to college. In its first year, KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory will offer ninth grade, and each year it will add a grade until 2017 when it will serve grades 9-12.

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Presidio: Volunteer Coordination and Forest, Trail, and Landscape Stewardship Volunteer Intern

This internship supports the Presidio Trust Volunteer Program.  Working as part of a team, the volunteer intern will help coordinate and lead volunteer activities to support the Presidio’s forest, garden and trail stewardship efforts.  The intern will gain valuable experience in volunteer management, event coordination, urban forestry, gardening, landscaping, and trail work.

Please see flyer for more information.

Presidio Trust Volunteer Coordination Intern 2014

Math/Science Teacher: Baden High School in South San Francisco

Baden High School provides a safe engaging alternative learning environment that establishes a foundation for academic success. Students receive individualized counseling and support, explore future options, and develop the coping skills necessary to achieve future independence as productive members of society.

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CARP Employment Opportunities

The Campus Academic Resource Program (CARP) here at San Francisco State University are looking for undergraduate math major students who are interested in working at the tutoring center in either the position of  Math, Science, and Business Training Coordinator or Math, Science, and Business Unit Coordinator.  Both jobs are 20 hrs/week in Fall and Spring semesters and 31hrs/wk during the summer semester.

Please see attached documents for more information and on how to apply.

MSB Unit Coordinator Job Description (October 2013)

MSB Training Coordinator Job Description (October 2013)

California Deparment of Education: Science Framework Focus Group

The California Department of Education (CDE) is recruiting members for four focus groups across California to solicit input on the revision of the 2016 Science Framework for California Public Schools Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (Science Framework). The Science Framework will be revised to incorporate and support the Next Generation Science Standards for California’s Public Schools, K-12, adopted by the California State Board of Education in September 2013, and to reflect current research in science instruction. The focus group meetings will be open to the public, and comments made at each meeting will be forwarded to the Instructional Quality Commission and the State Board of Education for consideration. Each focus group will include between 10 and 15 invitees, who will be selected to ensure balanced representation of regions, types of schools, and grade-level experience.

The Focus Group application is available at Applicants will select from among the following Focus Group locations/dates/times:

- Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA - January 25, 2014 (10AM–12PM)

Nominations for new members: Cal TAC

The California Teacher Advisory Council (Cal TAC) request nominations for new members of Cal TAC.

Cal TAC is one of several activities of CCST intended to assist the state of California with the tools and knowledge that will lead to more and better evidence-based decisions, priorities, and investments on the part of the state in addressing the wide range of issues involving science, engineering, technology, mathematics, and education.

We have started a new cycle for Cal TAC and we are in search of new members to replace the members who completed their four year term.  We meet two to four times per year and cover the costs of travel and substitute teachers.

Please review the attached list of accomplishments for CalTAC.

Feel free to forward this request to interested colleagues and groups.

Goals and objectives for Cal TAC are to:

•    Inform education and policy community, and industry, on science and mathematics classroom practice;

•    Serve as a proactive arm of CCST to strengthen science, mathematics and engineering teaching in California; and

•    Provide feedback to and from the National Academies’ Teacher Advisory Council (NTAC)

Criteria for Selection:

•    Practicing classroom teachers in grades K-14

•    Demonstrated teaching excellence in science, mathematics, engineering or technology

•    Representative of:

◦  the cultural, ethnic, and economic diversity of California’s schools

◦   elementary, middle, high school, or community college levels

Other factors considered:

•    Awards and other recognition of distinction

•    National Board Certification

Nominators should submit the following:

•    Paragraph describing the nominee’s work and indicating why the nominee should be selected for Cal TAC.

•    Contact information for the nominee, including an e-mail address and/or school address and telephone number.

Nominations Due Date:  November 22, 2013

Please send nomination materials via e-mail to:

Sandra Vargas

CCST – Project Coordinator

Additional information about Cal TAC can be found at

Volunteer with SF Math Circle! Earn EFE Hours! On and Off campus opportunities!

San Francisco Math Circle is looking for Volunteers for their Elementary and Middle/ High School programs for the Spring semester.  Please see below for program details.

Elementary Math Circle:
Meetings Thursdays, 5-6pm.
Location: SFSU
Spring Meeting Dates: 1/23/13 – 5/8/13.

Middle/ High School:
Meetings Mondays 3:45 -5:00
Locations: Lowell High School, Denman Middle School, June Jordan School for Equity.
Spring Meeting Dates: Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10, Feb 24, Mar 3, Mar 10, Mar 17

Commitment is important for developing relationships with students so  we’re asking that if you want to volunteer with SFMC please make a  commitment for the entire Spring semester.  To help to decide if you would like to participate in this program please feel welcome to observe the programs in December.

Email us if you would like to do an observation and we will send you the program details (including room numbers for the program).
* If you are interested in participating in the Middle/ High School programs, please visit on Dec 9 or December 16th.
* If you are interested in participating in the SFMC Elementary programs then you can observe the program on December 5th or December 12th.

Please visit our website for more information about the program,
And feel free to contact us with any questions that you might have.  We look forward to working with you!

Contact Information:
For general SFMC program questions please contact SFMC Director, Brandy Wiegers PhD

For SFMC Elementarty questions please contact SFMC Co-Director,Addie Evans

Julia Robinson Math Festival looking for volunteers!

A new Julia Robinson Math Festival is starting up at the San Mateo County office of education on November 23, and we’d very much appreciate your help!  The festival is for students in grades 4-8.  We’ll have a math staff workshop from 8-9am followed by working with students until 12:30.  If you’re a veteran of these events, then the workshop is optional.

If you can help us out, please sign up at

The student signup page is at .  The county office of education is at 101 Twin Dolphin Drive in Redwood City, CA.   Any other questions, just ask us at .
General information:
The Julia Robinson Math Festival
… The festival, for students in grades 4-8, will consist of morning
mathematical activities lunch, an accessible (to middle school and
high school students) math talk, and, of course, prizes. Julia
Robinson is the Berkeley mathematician who, among other important
discoveries, made significant contributions to the solution of
Hilbert’s Tenth Problem. For a bit of biography, see for example, and for a bit
about that problem, see for example

The morning activities will cover a wide variety of mathematical
topics, including abstract problem-solving techniques like symmetry
and parity as well as content ranging from arithmetic and algebra
through combinatorics and topology. Students will have time to visit
at least five or six activities during the morning session. Each
activity table will be staffed by an expert, and upon reaching certain
milestones in their understanding of the mathematics behind the puzzle
or game or activity, students will be rewarded with raffle tickets for
the afternoon’s prize drawings. Thanks to our sponsors, the
desJardins/Blachman fund, we have an impressive array of prizes!

For those who want to staff a math table:
We need people who are comfortable with hard math problems, and who
can patiently work with kids to guide them toward progress.  We are
looking for guides who will listen to what kids have worked on, ask
some (perhaps leading) questions, and then let the kids continue to
progress.  If you’re interested, contact Joshua Zucker
<>, and if you’re not sure you’re
interested, contact him anyway and he can give more detailed
information about the expectations of the table leaders.

Oakland: Epic MS Math and Science Teacher

Position Summary:

Epic seeks talented candidates who have an interest in education beyond direct instruction and classroom teaching.  We seek educators who have a good understanding of the bleeding edge of education, combined with a willingness to keep up to date with related developments.  Epic teachers have a naturally enquiring mind and excellent problem-solving skills.  They have a willingness to constantly learn and work with a range of technologies from metal and woodworking to embedded design, including some specialized data collection, analysis and presentation tools.  Epic teachers exhibit cultural sensitivity, empathy, and strength of character to build relationships with adults and children.  They have an aptitude for working in a highly collaborative environment.  They are responsive to changing requirements and priorities.  And, they have an ability to work effectively under pressure, demonstrating resilience and perseverance.

About Epic Middle School

Epic is a school unlike any other.  At Epic, students will learn to see themselves as heroes in their own Epic journey.  Epic is a science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) school

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