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Job Openings:

Sycamore Schools

Position type: Full time, Exempt, Academic Year Only Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Reports to: Head of Lower School

Position Summary:

Sycamore School seeks an organized person who is passionate about science and collaborates well with others for its next Science and Event Coordinator for the 2021-2022 school year. The role of the Science and Event Coordinator is to collaborate with science teachers to plan, coordinate, and lead hands-on activities and experiments for Early Childhood (EC) and Lower School (LS) Division students. The coordinator also develops curriculum and provides science resources for EC and LS teachers. The coordinator organizes the Science Expo and Family Science Night and leads development of the Outdoor Lab. Lastly, the coordinator researches and schedules field trips and speakers for all discipline areas.

Qualifications & Requirements

● Bachelor’s degree; science focus preferred

● Teaching experience preferred

● Strong organizational skills

● Strong written and verbal communication skills

● Initiative

● Ability to build strong relationships with students, staff, and community liaisons

● Strong collaboration skills

● Understanding of academic and emotional needs of gifted students

Application Instructions:

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, current resume, copies of degrees and licenses, and a list of 3-5 professional references with contact information to Julie Szolek-Van Valkenburgh, HR Coordinator via e-mail at svv.julie@sycamoreschool.org.

No phone calls or walk-ins will be accepted for this position.


Student Opportunity

USDA Agency Launches New Site for Science-Minded Students

AgLab, a new science-education website operated by USDA's Agricultural Research Service, is now "open for business" to student and educators alike at https://aglab.ars.usda.gov/.

AgLab builds on the past successes of its predecessor, Sci4Kids, in educating students about the critical intersect of science and agriculture in their daily lives, such as wrinkle-free cotton, edible coatings that keep apple slices from turning brown, a low-glycemic sweetener, DEET insecticide, and a bounty of new varieties of fruits and vegetables.

Geared toward k-12 students with an interest in food and science, AgLab offers a variety of content to promote a greater understanding of how agricultural research is helping meet the food, fiber, feed and fuel needs of a growing world population while also safeguarding our environment and natural resources.

For example, students considering career fields in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) may be especially interested in AgLab's "20 for 30" offering. It profiles young researchers on the rise at ARS—starting with Jaqueline Serrano, an entomologist who is with the agency's Temperate Tree Fruit and Vegetable Research Unit in Wapato, Washington.

In need of science project ideas? AgLab has you covered with "Let's Get to Work," a page offering a series of instruction-based experiments, including on food fluorescence, vitamin C content and soil erosion.

Other features include:

  • An interactive map showing what ARS research is underway at locations near you
  • Mobile apps like "FoodData Central," where you can learn about what ingredients are in the food you eat and nutritional info about them
  • Learn and explore sections that help students discover the wonders of agricultural science

Produced by the ARS Office of Communications in Beltsville, Md., AgLab operates with the recognition that today's students are tomorrow's farmers, scientists, policy makers and consumers. With this latest iteration, the website reaffirms its commitment to making sure kids have access to information about agricultural research in a way that's fun, timely and significant.

Check back often to view new AgLab content, including videos, games, contests, experiments and recipes.


Professional Development Opportunities

Using Principles of Engineering Design to Advance Science Teacher Education - Purdue University, October 10-11, 2021


STATEWIDE VIRTUAL COURSE DESIGN PROJECT - PARTICIPANTS NEEDED

AAdditional Participants Needed!!! Statewide Virtual Course Design Project

Participation Details:

Teacher Stipend:       $2,500 - total (9 weeks)

Duration:                     April 12th – June 11, 2021

Contact:                       Keyandra Whiteside (Wigfall): kwigfall@iu.edu

Notification of Interest: Immediately

Indiana University was recently awarded funding via the Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) grant and the Indiana Department of Education to develop an open-access repository of freely available virtual courses and assessments for Hoosier educators. 

We need a few additional teachers to work as a team to design virtual courses – see list below. Participants will be led through research-based online course design (e.g., content, instruction, assessments, and accessibility) as they collaboratively develop these courses. This Course Design Academy will facilitate development of the most common courses taken in 6th – 12th grade. The Academy will last approximately 9 weeks during the spring and summer of 2021. 

Participants will work in groups of 3-5 to develop one (1) specific course.

If interested please COMPLETE THIS SURVEY  ASAP. This form will serve as your submission of interest.

Subject

Course Code

Course Name

CS

4570

AP Computer Science A

CS

4658

AP Computer Science Principles

CS

488.68

Computer Science (6-8)

English

1078

Advanced Speech & Comm

English

1056

AP English Lang/Comp

English

1058

AP English Lit/Comp

English

1002

English 9

English

1004

English 10

English

1006

English 11

English

1008

English 12

English

420.06

Language Arts Grade 6

English

420.07

Language Arts Grade 7

English

420.08

Language Arts Grade 8

English

1076

Speech

Fine Arts

4060

Drawing

Fine Arts

4002

Intro to 3-D Art

Fine Arts

4000

Intro to Two-Dimensional Art

Fine Arts

4062

Photography

Health

3506

Health & Wellness

Health

452.68

Health & Wellness (6-8)

Math

2520

Algebra I

Math

2522

Algebra II

Math

2563

AP Calculus AB

Math

2530

Finite Mathematics

Math

2532

Geometry

Math

430.06

Math Grade 6

Math

430.07

Math Grade 7

Math

430.08

Math Grade 8

Math

2564

PreCalculus: Algebra

Math

2566

PreCalculus: Trigonometry

Math

5711

Probability and Statistics

Math

2550

Quantitative Reasoning

Phys Ed

3542

Physical Ed I

Science

3024

Biology

Science

3064

Chemistry I

Science

3044

Earth and Space I

Science

3010

Environmental Science

Science

3108

Integrated Chem/Phys

Science

3084

Physics I

Science

460.06

Science Grade 6

Science

460.07

Science Grade 7

Science

460.08

Science Grade 8

Social Studies

1560

AP US Government and Politics

Social Studies

1562

AP US History

Social Studies

1514

Economics

Social Studies

1570

Geo & History of the World

Social Studies

1532

Psychology

Social Studies

470.06

Social Studies Grade 6

Social Studies

470.07

Social Studies Grade 7

Social Studies

470.08

Social Studies Grade 8

Social Studies

1534

Sociology

Social Studies

1542

U.S. History

Social Studies

1540

US Government

Social Studies

1548

World History/Civ

World Languages

2020

French I

World Languages

2022

French II

World Languages

2040

German I

World Languages

2042

German II

World Languages

2120

Spanish I

World Languages

2122

Spanish II

World Languages

2124

Spanish III



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