New Jersey City University's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education offers a wide variety of teacher preparation programs to meet the needs of our nation's schools. Currently we are seeking candidates in following two categories: (a) To serve as a mentor teacher for our pre-service teachers and (b) Supervisors.
Description of Mentor teacher(s) position:
Mentor teachers (or cooperating teachers) work closely with our secondary pre-service teachers. As a part of teacher certification requirement, pre-service teachers are placed in a science classroom for practicums and internships (currently known as Clinical experience and Clinical practice). Clinical experience students visit twice a week to the secondary classroom, whereas clinical practice students spend entire semester (15 weeks) in a science classroom. We are seeking Earth science mentor teachers to host our pre-service teachers. Mentor teachers receive stipend for hosting the students.
Description of Supervisor position:
Supervisors observing clinical experience students visit them 3 times a semester and receive 1/2 credit compensation for each student. Supervisors observing clinical practice students visit 7 times a semester and receive 1 credit for each student. Supervisors can be any experienced science teachers or district science supervisors who are available during daytime to make school visits.
New Jersey City University is located in Jersey City, New Jersey and most of our candidates are placed in Jersey City, Bayonne, Elizabeth and Union city school districts.
If you are interested in applying for any of these positions, please contact:
Dr. Vanashri Nargund-Joshi
Department of Elementary & Secondary Education/ Department of Biology
New Jersey City University
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Act now! Apply by January 15! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recruiting teachers and education leaders to bring public health into classrooms across the United States and beyond. Selected fellows tour CDC’s state-of-the-art facilities and collaborate with CDC scientists to design innovative lessons, and to learn curriculum design and teaching strategies that engage students in math and science using today’s emerging public health topics (e.g. Opioid epidemic, Ebola virus, Hurricane preparedness, Zika virus, Teen violence, Obesity, and more).
Who? Teachers and educational leaders
When? July 16-20, 2018
Where? CDC Headquarters (Atlanta, GA)
How? Apply Now through January 15, 2018
For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/careerpaths/scienceambassador.
The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey's South Jersey Summer Institute for Educators is a unique approach to addressing the readiness of the future workforce. The Institute gets to the heart of the issue by exposing area teachers to the South Jersey economy, the skills, traits and characteristics businesses look for when hiring employees. For more than 20 years, this three-week intensive program has graduated nearly 500 area teachers. These teachers incorporate the lessons learned at the Institute into their teachings and reach more than 50,000 students – our future workforce.
The 2018 South Jersey Summer Institute for Educators will run from July 9 – July 27, 2018.
The application deadline is March 23, 2018
View details on the Website:
Flier and Application
Achieve is excited to announce the expansion of the Science Peer Review Panel!
Achieve's Science Peer Review Panel ("Science PRP") is an elite group of educators who work to evaluate and share high-quality lesson sequences and units that are designed for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Members of the Science PRP are part of the solution to a persistent problem in the science education field: not enough examples of high quality instructional materials designed for the NGSS.
Join the Science PRP by filling out the online application and connect with a network of educators across the country committed to advancing science education for all students, develop your expertise in the NGSS, and work to make better science instructional materials more widely available to the science education field. This opportunity includes free, valuable professional learning experiences designed to deepen your understanding of the NGSS and the evaluation process for instructional materials.
More Information and Application::
The mission of the NJ Sea Grant Consortium is to promote the wise use of New Jersey’s marine and coastal resources through research, education and outreach.
Book an in-school program or field trip. Learning about special events and programs. SIgn up for the education mailing list. Download resources for your lessons.
Resources for Educators: njseagrant.org/education/resources-for-educators/
There are two opportunities for educators who have attended an EdCamp. Choose one.
(1) Apply for a grant.
These grants are for educators who want to build upon what they learned at an Edcamp. They are extending the impact of an Edcamp experience.
The goal is to increase a teacher's capacity to bring about change in the classroom. While some of the grant may be used for classroom supplies, the focus is on teacher growth and learning. The grant might be for taking a class, shadowing a colleague, attending a conference or initiating a start-up project in their school community. It all depends on what you want to build upon from the Edcamp that you attended. In what do you want to become more proficient? What can you learn that will serve your students, both this year and for years to come?
These grants are for teachers who are willing to take the time to become the best that they can be for the students in their classrooms!
Click here for information: www.edcamp.org/node/2393
The new grant quarter will open soon.
(2) Apply to be a grant reader.
If you are not applyng for a grant, the EdCamp Foundation needs volunteers to read entries and assist in the selection of winners. This is a 10-20 hour commitment, training included. If you are interested in adding this experience to your resume, please email: JUSTINE@EDCAMP.ORG
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Planet Stewards Education Project (PSEP) provides formal and informal educators with sustained professional development, collaborative tools, and support to build a scientifically-literate public actively engaged in environmental stewardship that conserves, restores, and protects human communities and natural resources related to NOAA's mission.
Learn more about this project and how you may be eligible for up to $2500 to carry out an environmental stewardship action project.
Thank you to NSTA for this information.
In this webinar from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), attendees will explore how to integrate technology and focus on the "three Cs" of technology implementation—creation, curiosity, and collaboration. This session will include actionable advice for educators with plenty of examples of tech-infused lessons to help students meet learning goals while also developing vital digital citizenship skills. The goal is to help attendees shift their thinking to embrace the "tasks before apps" mindset. The presenter will include an overview of how to incorporate digital tools into everyday lessons and long-term units as well as an exploration of her favorite mobile apps and websites for student creators. This session is perfect for educators with access to a variety of tools, including Chromebooks, laptops, iPads, and smartphones.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 3:00 p.m. ET
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Districts will soon be working on plans for using funds under the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Will science and STEM be part of your district's ESSA plan? Join us for a webinar on November 14—co–hosted by Achieve and NSTA—where natinoal and district leaders will provide ideas you can use to improve student science outcomes in your district, and develop strategies around your district's science plans that can be incorporated into ESSA implementation.
Learn more and register:
Educators of America are driven to not only supply teachers and educators with the classroom technology they need, but also train them to use it in the most effective ways possible. If you are a teacher that is in need of an effective technological tool that will assist in bettering student achievement, not only in your classroom, but throughout your entire institution, take the time to fill out our grant application. The classroom technology grant applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis and responses are given accordingly (January, April, July, October).
More iformation and application: www.educatorsusa.org/educator-and-technology-grants
Share your tech-focused lesson plan.
Win up to $1,000 for your classroom.
Technology is all around us. From smartphones to voice assistants and self-driving cars, our world is becoming increasingly high-tech. Fios.Verizon.com believes technology has a place in every discipline — and studying its role in our lives is critical for students of all ages. Share your tech-focused lesson plan, and you could win up to $1,000 for classroom supplies, educational subscriptions and apps for your students, and more.
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Inspiring a new generation of inventors.
The Lemelson-MIT Program celebrates outstanding inventors and inspires young people to pursue creative lives and careers through invention.
Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams™ are comprised of high school students, educators, and mentors that receive up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems of their own choosing. STEM educators from the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, and territories of the U.S. may apply.
The initial application is available online each October and due at the beginning of April for grants to be awarded for the following academic year.
The Bayshore Center at Bivalve invites you to the NEW Delaware Bay Speakers Series, an experience in history, culture and the environment. Join us for diverse topics, knowledgeable insights and shared discussion on a broad range of issues. The series moves between the serious and the light-hearted to bring a greater understanding of our region and our world. Come experience this series at our historic campus in Bivalve which includes refreshments and beverages from the Oyster Café.
Dr. Jerry DeMenna, Director, Global Analytical Technology, Troy Corporation will present a lively, informative discussion and demonstration on Atomic Energy. This presentation is suitable for all adults interested in History and who have a little "Science Geek" in them.
Each patron will receive a FREE radioactivity kit to see what is radioactive in their environs. Samples of actual natural Uranium ores will be shown and a Geiger counter will be used to show the types of radiation we are exposed to every day under normal situations. You will be surprised!
Dr. DeMenna, from Cape May, runs an Analytical Testing & Research Lab in the Bronx, NY. He has worked as an Adjunct Professor at Sacred Heart University, a Gourmet Chef in Little Italy in NYC, is an Ecological Scientist for the US Fish & Wildlife nature Center at Two-Mile Beach and enjoys spreading the "good news" of good science to those around him.
Reserve your seats.
Outdoor or environmental teachers and educators in the Central NJ region are invited to apply for a scholarship from Washington Crossing Audubon Society (WCAS) to attend the Share Nature: An Educator’s Week at National Audubon’s Hog Island Center on Muscongus Bay in Maine. The program will be held July 15-20, 2018.
National Audubon will have a complement of well-known environmental instructors covering many aspects of teaching and field techniques along with identifying different habitats and the plants and animals that occupy them.
WCAS will award one scholarship to cover tuition and expenses while on the island. The scholarship does not cover individual travel expenses.
If you wish to be considered, send an e-mail to: email@example.com Please include your contact information, your position, your teaching experiences and how this program at Hog Island would benefit you. More information about the program can be found at hogisland.audubon.org.
The application deadline is Friday, December 15th. We will notify the successful applicant mid-January 2017.
The New York Academy of Sciences is proud to announce the release of its new Innovation Curriculum, a free resource to engage middle and high school students in authentic project-based learning!
Aligned to Next Generation Science Standards, this flexible curriculum teaches students how to solve challenges facing their communities—and communities around the world—by applying principles of scientific research and design thinking. Along the way, students will build STEM knowledge and develop 21st-century skills like critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication.
Use the materials to support students competing in the Future of Buildings and Cities Challenge starting October 19, or run a challenge of your own!
Download the Curriculum
This FREE resource is available in two forms.
Attend an Online Training Session
Thursday, October 12: 6–8 PM Eastern time
We are hosting a webinar to offer guidance to educators interested in implementing these resources. To register, visit: www.nyas.org/events/2017/webex-implementing-the-gsa-innovation-curriculum/
Join our Professional Learning Community
We are also hosting a FREE online community to provide ongoing support to educators as they use these resources with students. Get advice from expert teachers, connect with fellow educators, and more. To sign up, visit: docs.google.com/forms/d/1riRcRes7-TSWx6GYLWrBsf7v2HnkZ3i-jC9kbJ0wTz4/viewform?edit_requested=true
Don't Flip Out About Flipped Classrooms
WEBINAR (7-8 PM) on October 12, 2017
American Association of Chemistry Teachers
Flipping the classroom is an exciting method that can free up class time for inquiry labs, activities, and other student interactions to promote an active learning environment. But the flipping process may seem daunting, and it doesn’t have to be! You will obtain access to tools and strategies to make your transition to a flipped classroom smooth and successful for you and your students.
The NASA Education team is seeking K–12 science teachers to help develop videos presented by crew members aboard the International Space Station. Videos will highlight experiments, facilities, or capabilities aboard the space station with connections to STEM topics. For more information or to get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to the American Association of Chemistry Teachers for sharing this information.
The following announcement is from Michae Heinz, NJDOE Science Coordinator.
As you may know the Department of Education has almost completed the procurement of a statewide science assessment vendor. The vendor plays a limited role in the process of developing the science tests. In addition to the vendor, the production of science assessments depends on the members of the science assessment advisory committees. I cannot overstate this, the voice of educators is essential to insuring that the statewide science tests are of the highest quality. We need educators across grade bands and with expertise in physical, life, and Earth and space sciences. I am reaching out to ask that you and your colleagues apply for membership in a science assessment advisory committee. The deadline for application is October 12, 2017.
We know that many teachers need board of education or superintendent approval before they can commit to serving on a committee. Because the work on the statewide assessments is launching very soon, we encourage you to take care of the internal approval process and send in your application simultaneously. If an applicant does not receive approval from their school district after submitting their application, there is no harm done.
The New Jersey Department of Education is currently accepting nominations/applications for the science assessment advisory committees. The link below will take you to the Broadcast Announcement regarding the committee applications. We look forward to receiving your application.
Broadcast memo regarding the Science Advisory Committee:
Science Advisory Committee Nomination Form:
If you have any questions please feel free to contact John Boczany, Science Assessment Coordinator, at (609) 292-5622 or at John.Boczany@doe.state.nj.us
EDpuzzle is a video platform for teachers and students. It empowers teachers to make any video their lesson with really easy to use tools and powerful analytics. How?
Help Center | Getting Started: support.edpuzzle.com/hc/en-us/categories/201076232-For-Teachers
Over 35 years ago, The National Energy Education Development Project began as a one-day celebration of energy education when National Energy Education Day was recognized by a Joint Congressional Resolution. In the same year, President Jimmy Carter issued a Presidential Proclamation stressing the need for comprehensive energy education in our schools, a reduction of our dependence of fossil fuels, and increasing use of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency.
Since its founding, NEED has kept its Kids Teaching Kids philosophy as a fundamental principle of NEED programming – encouraging students to explore, experiment, and engage, and encouraging teachers to embrace student leadership in the classroom. NEED trains and assists teachers in harnessing the energy of the classroom – the energy of students.
Explore NEED's website for lesson plans, graphic and presentation resources, curriculum correlations, evaluation tools, information about professional development, and signature programs, Students can find information about science fair projects, energy games and activities, student leadership opportunities, scholarship information, energy information and resources.
The Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research. This research is made possible by volunteers—hundreds of thousands of people around the world who come together to assist professional researchers. The goal is to enable research that would not be possible, or practical, otherwise. Zooniverse research results in new discoveries, datasets useful to the wider research community, and many publications.
Apply yourself, or nominate a deserving colleague.
Shell and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have partnered to recognize outstanding middle and high school programs for their exemplary approaches to science lab instruction utilizing limited school and laboratory resources. The Shell Science Lab Challenge will showcase the work of teachers, representing their schools, who submit innovative, replicable strategies to deliver quality lab experiences with limited equipment/resources, and award teachers/schools with additional tools, resources, and rich professional development opportunities needed to support high-quality science teaching and strengthen their existing capabilities.
Deadline: December 15, 2017
The Technology Student Association (TSA) is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of technology education students. Open to students who are enrolled in, or who have completed, technology education courses, TSA is comprised of over 190,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in 2,000 schools spanning 48 states.
TSA is supported by educators, parents, and business leaders who believe in the need for a technologically literate society. Our members learn through exciting competitive events, leadership opportunities, and much more!
Join them at The College of New Jersey in Ewing on Wednesday, September 27th, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM to learn everything you need to know to successfully run a TSA chapter at your school.
You will receive materials, ideas, and PD Hours, and a light supper will be served during this two hour info session.
Please register by September 25th to ensure your spot.
NJ TSA Website: njtsa.tcnj.edu/
This year, Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation LCEF is seeking ways to provide the tools to help educators and parent groups through educational challenges by providing the greatest impact.
Projects should fall into one of the following categories:
Deadline: September 29, 2017
NSTA Awards and Recognitions comprise more than a dozen awards, recognizing educators in varied science fields and at every career level. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 15, via online submission, with the exception of the Shell Science Teaching Award, for which applications must be completed by January 13, 2018. No entry fees are required for NSTA Teacher Awards.