Interested in getting your master’s in teaching? Check out Brown University’s MAT Program!

Brown University will be having info sessions this fall for their MAT program.  See below for the blurb about their program.

Greetings from the Brown Master of Arts in Teaching Program,
LEARN. TEACH. LEAD. Join the next generation of teacher leaders through the MAT program at Brown University.We offer an innovative one-year master’s program in elementary education or secondary education in the following fields: English, history/social studies, or science (biology, chemistry, engineering/physics).
We would like to extend a warm invitation for you to attend one of our upcoming information sessions. The information session includes a presentation as well as an opportunity to meet the MAT faculty directors and current students, and to better understand the unique aspects of our program. Learn more about what happens during the MAT year: the range of student teaching placements, rigorous and engaging coursework, the Teacher Research Project, and becoming a reflective practitioner.

Information Session Dates:
Monday, October 21, 11am-1pm (RSVP by October 15th)
Saturday, December 7, 11am-1pm (RSVP by December 3rd)

Location: Education Department, Barus Building, 340 Brook Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Please RSVP here. Lunch will be provided.

Please explore our blog and be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on our events this fall.

We look forward to being in touch with you!

Best wishes,

Brown MAT Program Faculty and Staff

EdConnect Student Spotlight: Alanah Hall ’15

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Name: Alanah Hall
Class year: 2015
Major: Neuroscience and Biology
Summer work: Breakthrough Cincinnati

I am working with Breakthrough Cincinnati. Breakthrough is an academic enrichment program that aims to improve the educational and social opportunities for high-potential, highly motivated middle school students who are entering grades 6-9. There are many branches of Breakthrough all over the country. Students are tutored during the year and participate in a 6 week summer program. During the summer students take english, math, history, science, a foreign language and an academic elective. These courses are taught by high school and college students who have been accepted to teach at the program. I am teaching 7th grade science and the academic elective creative writing. Seventh grade science is a physics curriculum and the classes are small, the biggest one I teach having only 8 students. The hardest parts of the job have been figuring out how long different lessons will take for students to learn and being sure to challenge each member of the class though people work at different rates. The best part of the job has been seeing students really excited about material and working to motivate each other. Meeting with the students’ parents during each student’s individual student-led conference was also an incredible experience. The students responded really positively to hearing all of their teachers give them feedback, praise and even prompts. I think it meant a lot to them to see how much attention their teachers paid to them and how much we all care. This teaching internship has given me so much respect for all teachers and has really made me appreciate the education I have received. Prepping for classes, teaching, being responsible for students and grading everyday is a lot of work that often goes unnoticed. Though I’m still not sure what career path I want to follow teaching at Breakthrough has been a wonderful experience and has enhanced my understanding of the importance of education. I think this will cause me to bring even more enthusiasm and confidence to my own classes at Wesleyan for the next two years.

Student Spotlight is a new feature on EdConnect where we highlight current Wesleyan students who are doing work in education over the summer. If you are a current Wes student doing something cool in education this summer and want to be featured on EdConnect, email us at wes.edconnect@gmail.com!

Job Opportunity: Part-time Teaching Position in Simsbury, CT

Westminster School in Simsbury, Connecticut will have a part-time position
open to replace a faculty member who will be on maternity leave during the
upcoming winter term (December 3, 2013 to March 7, 2014).  This position
consists of teaching two United States History sections.  The classes meet
between 11 AM and 1 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.   Teaching
experience is preferred.   For more information or to apply, please
contact Nancy L. Spencer, Associate Head, at:
nspencer@westminster-school.org.

Westminster School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not
discriminate in its hiring, educational policies, admissions policies,
scholarship programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs

Job Opportunity- Part Time Teacher

From Bobbi Teva:
About the actual teaching position I will need to be somewhat vague, as we do not yet have a sense of the class for next year.  Ideally we would want someone 2-3 mornings/week on days that we meet (Tu/Th/Fri).  The focus would be math/science, and the student would be absolutely free to develop his or her own curriculum, teaching these subjects in creative, fun ways to our 5-7 yr. old kids.  As an educator, I’d also be happy to offer guidance, and would serve in a supervisory role.
If you know any students who are interested in this possibility, it would be wonderful for them to stop down some time in the next few weeks (before they leave campus for the summer) to see our program in action, and for us to meet them.  We are located just a few blocks from campus, on Pearl Street, and meet Tu, Th, Fri 9-2.  That way we would at least start the connection, and then could be in touch over the summer as we get a clearer picture of what our class will look like in the fall.  Just for perspective, our current group is 6 children ages 5-8.
I am not certain what kind of pay we could offer, as that again is linked to the number of kids we end up with in the fall.  We would certainly offer some kind of stipend to a committed student, at the very least, and deep gratitude for sharing her/his knowledge and passion, as well as a wonderful opportunity to experiment with teaching in a warm, creative environment.
For more information contact:
Bobbi Teva
bobbiber@yahoo.com
or visit this website: www.thelearningcollective.org

Job Opportunity- Continuing Studies Project Assistant

From Sarah-Jane Ripa in the GLSP Office:

SUMMER POSITION OPEN: CONTINUING STUDIES PROJECT ASSISTANT
Graduate Liberal Studies is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and detail-oriented student to gather information about our exceptional community. The project assistant will be primarily responsible for the data collection for our database, as well as for our archiving project. The position is open to freshman, sophomores and juniors only. Work-study highly preferred. Candidate must be available to begin between June 3 and June 10, and must be able to work at least through August 12th.Project Assistant must have a confident mastery of Excel, Google forms, and customer service. Ideal candidate will have experience making cold calls, and be extremely pleasant, even-tempered and eager to learn more about people.  Job Responsibilities: Call and email members of the Graduate Liberal Studies community; Enter data using google forms; Data-mining and research; Daily reports to supervisor for problem-solving, strategizing and trouble-shooting; Weekly meetings with supervisor; Occasional attendance at meetings with representatives from other departments.

Contact:
Sarah-Jane Ripa, Student Services and Outreach Coordinator
Wesleyan University Continuing Studies
74 Wyllys Avenue / Middletown, CT   06459
sripa@wesleyan.edu / (860) 685-3345

Job Opportunity- Assistant Dean of Admission

From Kathleen Norris, Assistant to Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

A Job!

Type of opportunity: Full-time employment

Start date of position: July 1st, 2013

Location: Wesleyan University

Organization description: Wesleyan University Office of Admission

Position description: Assistant Dean of Admissions

The Assistant Dean reports to the Associate Dean of Admission and
participates in Wesleyan undergraduate recruitment and selection
programs by working closely with staff, current students and alumni.

A range of responsibilities include:

  • Recruitment travel, organizing and hosting events, interviewing candidates, and review applications;
  • Participate as full voting member of the Wesleyan admission committee;
  • Represent the university to students, parents, high school guidance counselors, and alumni.  Considerable work with current students and faculty
  • Assist in management of admissions programs to include but not limited to admission volunteers, tour guides, and yield activities

Application review process will begin in May and continue until the position is filled.

Application requirements/instructions:
Please view requirements and apply through CAREERS on the Wesleyan Web Site
http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/3872

Contact information:
http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/3872