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October 2012

  • Hole in the Wall Gang Camp info session...this Thursday 10/18!
    I volunteer for Hole in the Wall Gang Camp http://is.gd/o4mMGv in Ashford CT in the summer and over their fall family weekends, and it is simply magical. The care and attention put into every detail at camp makes it a thrilling experience for everyone at camp—the campers with serious illness, the staff members and the volunteers.

    The timing of the session is not ideal (11:00 am this Thursday at the Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship (118 South Main St.)), but it is the only time that the volunteer coordinator can make it. If you know of any students in particular that are looking for paid summer work or volunteer opportunities this summer, please send them along! Thanks so much, Heather Neuwirth '08

 

  • Poverty and Social Justice Summer Internships
    Student presentations moderated by Prof. James Davis this Thursday, October 19th in Axinn 219 at 7:00 PM.  Refreshments served. http://is.gd/3zNvyh

 

  • Become a Reading Buddy!
    Bridport Central School is seeking 12 volunteers to act as Reading Buddies. Volunteers will be asked to commit to one hour each week reading one-on-one with a preschool student and completing a literacy related project or activity. Seven volunteers are needed on Tuesdays from 9:45-10:45 and five volunteers are needed on Thursdays from 12:15-1:15. If you are interested or would like more information please contact Beth Bearor, Preschool Teacher, by e-mail at bbearor@addisoncentralsu.org or by phone Monday-Thursday at 758-2331.

 

  • The YMCA has substitute positions open at out Afterschool programs in Ferrisburgh, Charlotte, and Shelburne. The job involves working with school age children during after-school hours playing sports and leading activities. If anyone is interested they can reach me, Shannon LaRose at (802)350-2250.

 

  • Registration is now live for the Read.Write.Act. Virtual Conference: http://readwriteact.web.unc.edu/events/read-write-act-conference/
    Each year, SCALE hosts the Read.Write.Act Virtual Conference, which connects college students at campus based literacy groups, program administrators, higher education faculty, and non-profit professionals from around the country with content specialists, community-based literacy organizations and other leaders in literacy who are committed to creating a more just society by engaging young people in literacy education.  SCALE will hold its fourth annual virtual conference “Literacy as a National Priority” from Thursday, November 1st, through Saturday, November 3rd.  Students and Active AmeriCorps members: $30/Thursday and Friday Only: $25/Saturday Only: $10

 

  • Teacher Assistant/Intern in Ecuador or Costa Rica
    Deadline to apply: October 21, 2012
    Goals and teaching methods for English in this setting are different from the way foreign languages are taught in the US. We are not teaching reading and writing skills, nor are we after an in-depth understanding of the grammar and structure of English. Our job is to help the local students to communicate with English speakers at whatever level they can reach. Many of the students will have taken English the January before and so have a little knowledge but are extremely hesitant to speak. That is our goal...to get them to say/speak whatever they know. It is not necessary that the interns speak Spanish (but it is preferred). This is helpful in their relations with people outside of class but to teach, no Spanish is used in class. It's not only possible, but preferable to use only English in teaching English.
    To learn more about this position or to apply, visit MOJO today!

 

  •  Master of Arts in Teaching at Brandeis University
    The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program at Brandeis University provides you with the tools to make real social change. The M.A.T. program, which begins each June, combines two summers of study on the Brandeis campus with a nine-month internship in a public elementary or secondary (middle or high) school or a Jewish day school in the Boston area.  M.A.T. students become members of our dynamic learning community, working closely with peers, experienced classroom teachers, and dedicated faculty, in an atmosphere that is collegial and open to risk-taking. The community continues even after students earn their degrees, through an induction program for graduates whose initial teaching position is in the Boston area.   Application fee waived through February 1, 2013!  Reasonable tuition and generous scholarship support for qualified applicants.

 

September 2012

 

St. Mary’s School (easy walking distance!) After School Program seeks workers, especially to help students with homework.  Principal Angela Pohlen writes, “I am in the process of revamping my afterschool care program. I would like  it to be more oriented toward true homework help for the students that need it. I wonder if any of your students might be interested in sharing the week. We would pay them, but it might be even more valuable with regard to experience. The obligation would be from 3:15 - 5:30pm M-F.”   Contact Angela Pohlen [smsprincipal@saintmarysvt.org]

 

Otter Creek Child Center (also easy walking distance) is currently hiring work study students to be classroom assistants, check their SEO listing

 

Juntos is a student group that provides support services to the local migrant population.  Started primarily to provide English tutoring to interested workers, the group has since expanded into policy and advocacy work.  They will be hosting a fall symposium, “myAMERICA?” from Wednesday, September 19 to Saturday, September 22. Focused on offering a diverse array of perspectives on immigration; speakers include a spoken word poet, a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, an immigration activist and scholar, and a team of immigration lawyers.

 

The Psychology Department is hosting a lecture on The UCLA Baby Books Collection: A Mother Lode for Developmental Research.  The collection highlights 140 years of first teeth, locks of hair, bright sayings, and red letter days as recorded by mothers.  The event will be Friday, September 21st at 12:30 in MBH 104.  Refreshments will be served.

 

Middlebury College-Monkton Central School World Language Program has been in existence for about 10 years with great success. It introduces children from kindergarten through sixth grade to a foreign language and culture, an experience which, hopefully, will be continued during middle and high school. I am writing to you to ask for help recruiting Middlebury College students to come to the Monkton Elementary School 6 times in the fall of 2012 to teach 6 sessions of foreign language.  Middlebury College students volunteer to teach six times during the semester, on either Tuesday or Thursday.
Jennifer Stanley <jstanley@wildblue.net> will attend the MiddAction Fair next week, and hopes to meet interested students at that time. She will also have a follow up information session on Thursday September 27, 6:30-7:30PM in Twilight 201.

 

Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering presents a lecture on Post STEM Education: Education vs. Training; October 8th on the UVM campus.  Middlebury Biology Professor Grace Spatafora will be receiving the VASE Teacher of the Year Award, see the attached flyer for details.

 

Midd Alum Amanda Warren writes that since graduating in May, she has been working at Coastal Studies for Girls, the country’s first and only residential science and leadership semester school for 10th grade girls. The mission of Coastal Studies for Girls is to inspire, train and empower girls to become scientists, environmental stewards and leaders.  They are currently hiring Spring Resident Assistant positions and are looking for strong, female role models to join their staff. It would be a great opportunity for any graduating Febs. Please see the attached job description and informational poster!

 

1/11 Happy 2012

My Dear Students Interested in Teaching,

I have a lot of announcements for you, the most time sensitive are at the top.

This Friday 1/13, 3:00-4:30 in Twilight Auditorium, Alice Leeds, 5th/6th grade teacher at Lincoln Community School, Lincoln, Vermont, will give a talk about the use of digital stories with elementary students.  She will explain how she inspires her students to construct digital stories and she will showcase examples of their work.  Everyone is invited to this event as part of Gregg Humphrey’s Winter Term course, EDST0317 Children and the Arts.

The Twilight Hall After School Program runs workshops, similar to those of J-Term, but geared for elementary-aged/middle school children and meeting twice a week from 3:30-5:30 for 6 weeks (3/5-4/20 with break off).  Alana Jenkins is looking for everyone and everyone with a talent that they’d love to share with enthusiastic youth.  We are particularly looking for applicants whose workshop bridges the gap between learn and play, along with experiences from their own cultural backgrounds. -Check out our media coverage in The Campus!   Please apply using this link before January 28, 2012

American Councils for International Education is currently accepting applications for the 2012 Intensive Summer Language Institutes Program taking place next summer in Alexandria, Egypt and Changchun, China.  The March 2nd application deadline is fast approaching!  This program provides fully funded fellowships for U.S. classroom teachers to spend six weeks overseas studying intermediate and advanced-level Arabic and Chinese, and hence is only for non-native speakers of the target languages.  The Intensive Summer Language Institutes are funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State http://exchanges.state.gov/ and implemented by American Councils for International Education http://www.americancouncils.org/The ISLI program is open to current K-12 teachers and community college instructors of Arabic and Mandarin Chinese, as well as to students enrolled in education programs who intend to teach these languages.

WALDORF INTERN OR OBSERVATION: Would you like to know more about Waldorf education? Holistic and imaginative, Waldorf education incorporates the "head, heart, and hands" into every lesson. Its early childhood program is based on the rhythms of the home and the seasons. Turtle Lane Nursery in Vergennes is an in-home Waldorf early childhood program for children ages 18 months to 4 years, run by a certified Waldorf teacher. If you love crafts, nature, music, young children and the magic they make, this might be of interest to you. Open to visits and observation from interested students, or an internship 1 or 2 mornings a week. Contact Abigail Diehl-Noble at adiehlnoble@lakechamplainwaldorfschool.org or at 877-6901.

My name is Arlo Furst, I work for The Cambridge School of Weston (Weston, MA) as the Coordinator for The Progressive Education Lab (PEL). PEL is a two-year teacher training program that we are launching with three other Progressive schools in the east coast; The Calhoun School (NYC), The Putney School (VT), and The Unquowa School (CT). Our program provides a unique, experience-based training not typically found at traditional university-based education programs and it is set to begin in the Fall of 2012.  http://www.progressiveeducationlab.org/

We are actively seeking qualified applicants for Associate Teacher positions at Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School in Washington, D.C. Please share the position description below with current students or recent graduates interested in working in a program that will clarify their career goals and refine their pedagogical skills in a dynamic teaching environment. Please encourage students to read the program description that we have uploaded on your career website and to visit the Associate Teacher page on the Beauvoir website http://www.beauvoirschool.org .

Happy 2012

12/1 Ed Studs Announcements

Break Through Collaborative Information Session

Tonight! BiHall 104 from 8pm -9 pm

A national organization that works with low-income middle and high school students to help them get to college.  The program has sites all over the country and looks for college students to teach academic classes in their summer academy.   If you can’t make the session please contact Steven Dunmire at sdunmire@middlebury.edu for more information.

A Message from the DREAM Team:

The campus mentoring organization DREAM is in the process of expanding, but in order to support more kids in the Middlebury community we are recruiting student mentors. DREAM mentors meet Monday nights for planning and go as a group on Friday afternoons to work with local kids ages 4-17. DREAM is a well-established national organization and we would love to have more students on campus involved. Students can join us this semester or start in J-term or the spring to try it out. It's a really fun way to get off campus and serve the local community by working with kids. Feel free to email our co-chairs Jane Williams at janew@middlebury.edu or Ali Siegel at absiegel@middlebury.edu or check out http://www.dreamprogram.org/ for more information. We welcome all students to join us at anytime - we meet at ADK at 3:15pm Fridays and are back on campus around 5:30pm. So come try out DREAM and make a difference for a local child/teen!

Volunteer Abroad (this summer) in Latin America for Young People with Diabetes

AYUDA is a non-profit organization that empowers youth to serve as agents of change in diabetes communities around the world. Please be advised that applications are due February 1st, 2012. www.ayudainc.net

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC      June 17th- July 7th 2012

ECUADOR                          July 17th- August 7th 2012

After School Babysitter Once/Week

The hours are from 2pm - 5:30pm on any day of the week (we're flexible).  The person would drive to Bristol (in my car or theirs) to pick up my 10-year-old son and then hang out with him at the library, at the Grille, and playing around campus until I finish work at 5pm.  The pay is $9.78/hour.  My son loves make-believe games, music, dancing, reading, and Star Wars.  He's on the autism spectrum, but very mildly affected.

My contact information is Alexa Euler 802-338-1834 or aeuler@middlebury.edu

Alexander Twilight Afterschool Workshops

The pilot semester of our workshops was a big success and we are looking to expand the program for spring.  We would like to host two workshops, one meeting M/W and the other T/R each from 3:30-5:30.  The workshops will run from March 5th through to April 20th (with the week off for break).  If you’re interested please talk to your friends or club about submitting a proposal together for next semester, applications will be due by the end of January so I’ll send you more details later.

Also counting the days to break,

10/28 October Announcements

Please be sure that Career Services/MOJO knows you are interested in teaching as well.  They also send out notices about internships and opportunities and, while there is some overlap, it's best to get both.

EDST 0337, our winter term New York City Urban Internship, is filled for this year but we can accept a few names for the waitlist.

We have two paid positions to share with you this week:

The YMCA is hiring a part time Afterschool position at the Ferrisburgh School. This is a paid position with up to 24 (or so) hours available. The hours are from 3:00 to 6:00 Monday to Thursday and 11:00 to 6:00 on Fridays. The hours and number of days have some flexibility, pay is to be determined by the YMCA. The position is for an Afterschool Assistant. Please email for more information.
Please contact Shannon LaRose at newfivecents@gmail.com

We are looking for a student who would be interested in working with our daughter, Anna (age 15) twice a week with her chemistry studies. Ideally we're hoping to find a student who has a firm knowledge of chemistry and a passion for teaching basic and advanced chemistry concepts and equations. We would pay $20 a session and the work sessions could be either on or off campus. If interested, please contact Francisca Drexel at fdrexel@middlebury.edu . Thanks ~

10/4 October Announcements

Dear Students Interested in Teaching,

Our first order of business is to remind students that because October 15th is a Saturday the new deadline for the Spring Professional Semester will be October 17th.  Please visit our website for the application and details.  Also note that this is the last year the professional semester will be offered in the spring term.  (March 15th will be the deadline for next fall’s semester.)

Exploration Summer Programs is a not-for-profit group who run a series of Academic Enrichment Summer Programs at Yale University, Wellesley College, and the St. Mark's school, for grades 4-12. This year they’re interested in recruiting some students from Middlebury College to fill positions as instructors, residential life staff, office staff, and more.  They will be holding an information session Wednesday October 5th at  7:00 PM in Hillcrest Room 103 http://hiring.explo.org

A local parent is looking for a volunteer (someone who has taken EDST 0315?) to visit her child’s second grade classroom at Mary Hogan on one Friday afternoon and do some science demonstrations with them (all supplies provided).  Please contact Angela (angela.cobrin.landis@gmail.com) if you wouldn’t mind doing the Mr. Wizard thing.

An after school program at Ferrisburg School, run by the YMCA,  is currently looking for an assistant during the after kindergarten program on Friday afternoons. Specifically they need  someone who can work most Fridays from 11:00-3:00, with some opportunities for extra hours. The assistant would eat lunch with the kids, oversee art and outdoor activities and help assure each child transitioned to their appropriate after school care. It is a paid position, please contact Shannon at newfivecents@gmail.com (Students please note that Ferrisburg is about 15 miles and 20 minutes from campus.)

Bristol Elementary (~14 miles and 20 minutes) is looking for academic mentors and reading partners in their Study Studio on Mondays and Tuesdays after school.  Please contact Emma Lennon (elennon@middlebury.edu) in the Center for Education in Action if you are interested in helping out.

That’s all for this week.

9/19 Teaching Opportunities

  • This is a gentle reminder that proposals for Afterschool Workshops are due this week.  Please see the attached and contact Alana Jenkins (ajenkins@middlebury.edu) with any questions.
  • Although it is still technically summer, the Snow School is recruiting instructors for this winter please see the attached flyer or contact Susie Davis (spdavis@middlebury.edu) for details.  The position pays and can count as PE credit.
  • A local parent is looking for someone to tutor her daughter in math, it's an opportunity to spend about an hour a week with a lovely 4th grader.  That same parent is also the leader of a Junior Girl Scout Troop, all 4th graders. She would love to have a Middlebury College student help out with the Troop. The troop meets on every other Tuesday, 6:00-7:15 @ St Stephens Church.  Volunteers could come to all the meetings or just a few to help the girls earn a specific badge.  Please email Donna if you are interested: shermanandzelda@gmail.com.
  • Lastly, Hildgund Schaefer,Mentor-Liaison for the Middlebury College-Monkton Central School World Language Program will be at the MiddAction Fair on Wednesday.  Her program has been in existence for more than 10 years, with great success, to introduce children from kindergarten  to grade 6 to a foreign language and culture, an experience which hopefully will be continued in middle and high school.
    Each semester, they have had the good fortune to welcome volunteers from Middlebury College to share their knowledge of a foreign language and culture, please email Hildgund or find her at the fair if you are interested: pgrant@together.net

9/13/11 Welcome Back

Dear Students Interested in Teaching,

First we would like to welcome all the students who signed up for our mailing list at the Academic Forum, if anyone has friends that would like to join our mailing list please have them send me an email.  We try to let students know about all sorts of teaching opportunities or events that might be interesting to those interested in teaching throughout the year.

Already this semester we have a professor looking for someone to tutor their child after school at the Ilsley Library:

We are looking for a student who would be interested in working with our 11-year-old daughter Anna once a week after school. Anna is in 5th grade at Bridge School and could use some help with reading and homework. Typically for homework there might be some math (very simple), reading, writing, and spelling. Ideally, the student would meet with Anna on Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 at the Ilsley Library, but we could try another arrangement if that schedule doesn't work for the tutor. We would pay $20 for each session. The student wouldn't necessarily need any specialized background, they would just need to be someone who is patient and enjoys working with kids. If interested, please contact Amy Briggs at briggs@middlebury.edu. Thank you!

The sixth grade teacher at St. Mary's School, right on Shannon Street across from the Catholic church, is looking for a volunteer to come in and help her with math instruction.  Math usually happens every day at 10 am, please contact Mrs. Eagan if you are interested in volunteering: michelleeagan@saintmarysvt.org

Lastly (and most exciting for the Education Studies Program), Alana Jenkins is accepting applications for the Twilight Hall After School Program.

Do you blur the lines of work and play?

Did you love making projects for the science fair?

Do you have a crazy/cool hobby that you love to share?

Do you find any way to take knowledge outside the classroom?

...And do you want the earning potential of a Level B Job?

APPLY to teach at Middlebury College with the

Twilight Hall After School Program

The Twilight Hall After School Program runs workshops, similar to those of J-Term, but geared for elementary-aged/middle school children and meeting twice a week from 3:30-5:30 for 6 weeks. We're looking for everyone and everyone with a talent that they'd love to share with enthusiastic youth.

We are particularly looking for applicants whose workshop bridges the gap between learn and play, along with experiences from their own cultural backgrounds.

Please apply using the attached document before September 19, 2011 at 5 PM

If you don't want to get messages this year please let me know and I will remove your name.  Also, this mailing will be archived on our website if you accidentally delete the name of that person who will give you $20 to hang out at Ilsley for an hour.