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Resources:


FLINN_SummerPSA_June 2021.pdf



Visit https://www.flinnsci.com/COSSS/  to obtain updated safety manuals for all grade levels.

Job Openings:

SCIENCE AND EVENT COORDINATOR

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. Note:  this is a unique faculty position, not an administration position.


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.            


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.

Greencastle High School

Greencastle High School is looking for a chemistry teacher! Ideally looking for a person with a Chemistry or Physical Science license. Anyone with a Science license should apply.

New Science labs will be part of the building project in the next couple of years!

Anyone interested:

1. Go to http://www.greencastle.k12.in.us/home

2. Departments-Human Resources-Employment

3. On left side banner click "High School Teaching"

4. Scroll down to opening and there is an "apply" button to click


CHEMISTRY TEACHER NEEDED: (posted 7/12/21)

West Washington is looking for a Chemistry Teacher. Experience in teaching Chemistry is not necessary.

For more information, please contact John Harkness (harknessj@wwcs.k12.in.us)


Student Opportunity

STEM Summer workshop:

DePauw University's Buehler Biomedical Imaging Center (BBIC) is hosting a free summer workshop for underrepresented STEM students (e.g. Black, Latinx, Women, LGBTQ, First-Gen, Low-income, etc.). This three-day workshop (June 14-16th) will focus on scientific imaging techniques and exploring STEM majors at DePauw. During this workshop, participants will obtain first-hand experiences with our Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and Keyence Fluorescence microscope. We will also provide guided tours of DePauw University's STEM departments. This workshop is supported with funding from the Buehler Family Foundation and is free to all participants (free meals and housing on DePauw's campus). 


Please share this opportunity with your students. Applicants should apply by June 7th for consideration! For questions, please contact Dr. Ken Brown (kennethbrown@depauw.edu). 


Please see the attached flyer and Google Form application link for details: https://forms.gle/sy6AtNfanxmKAFqA7



Virtual PASA High School Camp – Purdue Ag Office of Multicultural Programs

Do you know high school students that might be interested in agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences?

The Office of Multicultural Programs is seeking participants for its Purdue Agribusiness Science Academy Summer Institute (PASA-SI) High School Camp happening virtually this summer. This two-week virtual program will run from July 12-23, 2021.

The program ideal for students who:

  • Are rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders
  • Have an interest in agribusiness and communication, biological sciences and engineering, or plant and environmental sciences

PASA High School Camp participants receive:

  • free care package containing Purdue gear, program materials, and other surprises!
  • Live and engaging workshops and presentations from Purdue College of Agriculture Faculty and Staff
  • SAT Preparation
  • Virtual tours with leading agricultural industry partners

Students interested in this low-cost program ($50.00) should apply online by May 14th! Limited need-based scholarships are available. The application documents can be found online at https://ag.purdue.edu/omp/Pages/pasa-tier3.aspx. I’ve also included a letter with additional details about the program.


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.

FIELD TRIPS (ONSITE/VIRTUAL) - ALL ABOUT LEARNING





Professional Development Opportunities


Sustainable Energy Boot Camp that was originally scheduled June 20-25.

 

From July 18 - 23, 2021, Rose-Hulman PRISM will be facilitating the Sustainable Alternative Energies Summer Boot Camp for Indiana teachers.  The boot camp takes place on the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology campus.   STEM teachers, grades 4 -12, teaching units in their curriculum on sustainable and alternative energies are invited to apply.  The purpose of this program is to provide the teachers a true “boot camp experience” in sustainable alternative energies combining academic professional development with vocational site visits to some alternative energy providers in Indiana.  Some site visits may be in the form of virtual visits relative to Covid-19 protocol. 

During the institute, teachers are to be developing standards-based, practical, and comprehensive lessons for units on sustainable alternative energies.  Time will be given each day to help guide the development of lesson plans.  Teachers will also be given time to share their ideas and collaborate each day. 

Upon completion, and after fully participating in the institute, each teacher will receive a kit of supplies containing materials for all the lab activities done during the institute.  Teachers can also receive, upon completion of the institute, 45 Professional Growth Points (PGP’s) to apply on their Indiana Teacher’s License renewal. 

All participants will be housed in a residence hall on the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology campus during the institute.  Meals will be provided through the Food & Dining Services (Café Bon Appetit) in the student union.  

Eligibility Requirements:

 Teachers must be active Indiana teachers teaching units on sustainable alternative energies in grades 4-12.

  • Priority will be given to teachers that have 0-10 years of teaching experience.

 

Main Topics                                       Site visits could include:

U.S. Power Grid                                             Duke Energy Cayuga Power Plant, Cayuga, IN

Energy Conservation                                      MISO Headquarters, Carmel, IN  (Virtual this year)

Solar Energy                                                   MSD of Wayne Township (Solar Farm and more.)

Solar Energy                                                   NIPSCO Power Plant, West Terre Haute, IN

Wind Energy                                                   Benton County Wind Energy Farms

Coal-fired Power Plants                                             

Natural Gas Combined-Cycle Power Plants              

           

Apply online at:  www.rose-prism.org.     You must create an account on our website.  After setting up an account, you will need to click on Event Registration on the front page (left-hand side under Main Menu).  Then, click on the drop-down menu and select:  Levinson Sustainable Energy Boot Camp 2021.   Complete the online registration form and submit.  

 



Virtual PASA Science Teacher Workshop – Purdue Ag Office of Multicultural Programs

Do you teach 8th – 11th grade Science (or closely related subjects) or know someone who does? Would you (or them) be interested in a free professional development opportunity?


The Virtual Purdue Agribusiness Science Academy (PASA) Teacher Workshop may be just the right activity for you! The PASA Teacher Workshop is designed for 8th – 11th grade science teachers in the state of Indiana. It is a unique learning opportunity that provides high-quality professional development. The program brings teachers together to experience recent updates in plant, food, and biological sciences and to promote interactions among Teachers and Purdue Scientists.

The Virtual PASA Teacher Workshop will run from June 9th -11th.  The program will take place from approximately 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm each day. Participants will receive:

  • Live and engaging workshops and presentations from Purdue College of Agriculture Faculty and Staff
  • free care package containing Purdue gear, program materials, and other surprises!
  • Free lessons plans focused on integrating agriculture into the classroom
  • Free Continuing Education Units (CEUs) as part of full program participation

The application window closes on May 14th, and registration spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

More information about the PASA Teacher Workshop can be found in the attached informational letter, by visiting  https://ag.purdue.edu/omp/Pages/pasa-tier2.aspx, or by emailingOMP@purdue.edu



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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