NASA Pre-Service Teacher Institute Summer 2013

June 7th, 2013

NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace are sponsoring an exciting two-week institute for university students enrolled in an education program who plan to teach in elementary schools.  We are trying to reach underrepresented students for this program and would like your assistance to disseminate information about this opportunity.

The NASA Pre-Service Teacher Institute is a weekday program from July 22- August 2, 2013 held in Hampton, Virginia.  Students who participate will be paid a stipend for attending.  Experienced, award-winning teachers will share best practices in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. Our participants will have opportunities to interact with NASA scientists and engineers, making real world connections to classroom content, and will walk away with a multitude of free resources that can be used to engage students in their own classrooms.

Selected students must have transportation to and from the National Institute of Aerospace each day and must provide their own lodging.

Please PSTI Student Flyer 2013 that explains the program.

Applications are available online at: http://www.nianet.org/pstsp.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Becky Jaramillo, PSTI Lead at Rebecca.Jaramillo@nianet.org or

Museum Internship Positions: Spring

January 24th, 2013

Prince William Forest Park

Museum Internship Positions: Spring

Prince William Forest Park

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About Prince William Forest Park

Prince William Forest Park is an oasis of natural beauty and human history located only 35 miles south of Washington, DC. 37 miles of hiking trails and 21 miles of bicycle-accessible roads and trails traverse this 15,000 acre Piedmont forest. Beneath its canopy lies evidence of human history reaching back to 8,000 B.C. Native Americans, early agricultural, and mixed-race mining communities shaped the landscape before the park was created. This human past is often revealed in archaeological remains, ruins of structures, and other markers. Prince William Forest Park was originally designated as the Chopawamsic Recreation Demonstration Area (RDA) in 1933 and constructed by the Civilian conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC built roads, five cabin camps, and lakes for urban middle and lower income populations to recreate. However, during the 1940s the park was turned over to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the precursor to the CIA, and secret training areas were established within the Park to train spies and radio operators in covert military intelligence operations. In the late 1940s the park was returned to the NPS and renamed Prince William Forest Park. Since, the park has been a place for group cabin camping, tent camping, hiking, biking, and other general recreation.

Position 1

Prince William Forest Park is seeking a Museum intern beginning in February 2013. This position is unpaid and the intern would be required to complete 126 hours to receive academic credit. The Museum intern would work closely with the Cultural Resource Specialist on the Park’s museum collection, and library. The intern would receive training on caring and handling museum objects, utilizing Department of Interior Museum Collections program ICMS, as well as other on the job training. The intern would catalog and prepare museum objects for accession; utilize ICMS to accession objects and conduct research in Park’s collection; assist in deaccessioning museum objects; catalog and label library book using the Procite library software, digitize slides for Park library; assist with annual Museum Collections inventory.

The park’s goal is to develop a youth intern’s skills in Museum management and provide exposure to the interdisciplinary field of Cultural Resources Management (CRM). Additionally, the intern would also be exposed to the interdisciplinary field of CRM, which includes Museum Conservation, Historic Preservation, Archaeology, and Ethnography.  The youth intern would provide critical support to Cultural Resource operations at Prince William Forest Park.  The park is committed to providing the supervision and mentorship needed for the intern to be successful during the internship and beyond.

Position 2

Prince William Forest Park is seeking a Museum intern beginning in February 2013. This position is unpaid and the intern would be required to complete 126 hours to receive academic credit.  For the museum position, the intern will digitize oral history cassette tapes, transcribe oral histories, and upload these digital files onto the park website. Creating digital versions would allow the original tapes to be preserved, while providing digital copies of the oral histories for research and interpretive use. In addition, transcribing the park’s most recent oral histories and adding this data to the park’s History and Culture Park webpages would allow the information to reach broader audiences. The intern will gain experience in archival management, digitization standards, and creating interpretative material with archives.

The park’s goal is to develop a youth intern’s skills in Museum and provide exposure to the interdisciplinary field of Cultural Resources Management (CRM). Additionally, the intern would also be exposed to the interdisciplinary field of CRM, which includes Museum Conservation, Historic Preservation, Archaeology, and Ethnography.  The youth intern would provide critical support to Cultural Resource operations at Prince William Forest Park.  The park is committed to providing the supervision and mentorship needed for the intern to be successful during the internship and beyond.

How to Apply:

To apply for the Museum or Ethnography Internship positions, please submit the following information:

·  A resume or a curriculum vita (1-2 pages) that includes: educational information; previous and current experience; publications or presentations; awards, scholarships, honors, etc.; and 2 references.

·  A cover letter that includes a brief statement, 200 words or less, of why you want the internship and why you are qualified. Please indicate the internship you are applying for.

Application materials must be submitted by February 1, 2013 to the Park’s Cultural Resource Specialist:

Colette Carmouche, Colette  Carmouche@nps.gov, 703-221-4706, ext 272)

Civics, Math, and Economics Positions Available

December 10th, 2012

Caroline County Public Schools has current openings in Mathematics at the middle and high school levels, as well as an opening in civics and economics at the middle school level.

Applicants may access our on-line application at www.workincaroline.com.

VASPA Job Fair and Conference

October 11th, 2012

Teacher Job Fair November 14

Conference November 15 – 16

Location Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center in Staunton, VA

Download VASPA Job Fair and Conference Flyer

For more information please contact:

Eddie Antoine
Executive Director, VASPA
757-739-0844

Wakefield Country Day School is hiring a Head of School

February 6th, 2012

Wakefield Country Day School in Flint Hill (Rappahannock County), Virginia seeks a Head of School to be appointed no later than July 1, 2012.  The School enrolls approximately 210 to 250 students in preschool through grade twelve, including a small but significant component of upper school international students.

The Head of School serves as the chief executive officer and provides leadership in all aspects of the School, including academic quality, character development, community and constituent relations, facility development and management, fiscal fund-raising and management, and personnel management, while keeping the best interests of the students as the priority.

Candidates with strong communication and interpersonal skills and experience with independent schools and/or in school administration are invited to send a letter of intent (no more than two pages) describing interest and qualifications and a resume to Denise Dale, Board Chair, at P.O. Box 739 Flint Hill, VA  22627, no later than March 1, 2012.

Southern Teacher Agency Recruitment Fair

January 30th, 2012

The Southern Teachers Agency is holding a Recruitment Fair on 3/10/12 in Washington, DC.  Please visit: http://www.southernteachers.com/Internal/RecruitmentFairs/Default.aspx?CmsPageListingId=73 for more information.

Fauquier County Education Job Fair

January 30th, 2012

Fauquier County Public Schools is hosting a job fair on 3/24/12 at Liberty High School located at 6300 Independence Ave Bealeton, VA 22712 from 8am-1pm. Pre-registration is required.  www.surveymonkey.com/s/ExcellencebyDesign  You must hold or be eligible for Virginia Teacher Licensure. For questions, please call 540-422-8300.

Fauquier Job Fair Flyer 2012

2012 Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institutes

January 11th, 2012

2012 Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institutes

The Library of Congress is now accepting applications for its 2012
Teaching with Primary Sources Teacher Institutes in Washington, D.C. The
free, five-day institute will provide educators with the tools and
resources to effectively integrate primary sources into classroom teaching.

Institutes will take place on the following dates:

  •   May 21-25, 2012
  •   June 11-15, 2012
  •   July 9-13, 2012 (World Cultures Focus)
  •   July 16-20, 2012 (Civil War Focus)
  •   August 6-10, 2012

There is no charge for the program or materials but participants must
cover costs for travel to Washington, DC and lodging and meals while in
Washington.

Participants may earn three graduate credits from George Mason
University for completing all Summer Teacher Institute requirements (fee).

Application Deadline: February 17, 2011

Additional information and links to the application form can be found at

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/teacherinstitute/

Fairfax County Public Schools will be holding 2 Job Fairs

December 19th, 2011

The FCPS Secondary Instructional Job Fair will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2012 (Snow Date:  February 25, 2012), and the FCPS Elementary Instructional Job Fair will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2012 (Snow Date:  March 17, 2012).  Both events will take place in Fairfax County, Virginia.  To be considered for an interview at the secondary job fair, candidates must apply online between November 2011 and January 2012.  To be considered for an interview at the elementary job fair, candidates must apply online between November 2011 and February 2012.

In order to be considered for an interview opportunity at one of our job fairs, interested students from your school will need to open an account and apply for an instructional position with FCPS at the following website: http://careers.fcps.edu/tg_instructional.htm.  

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Critical Field Flyer 2012-2013

The Southwest Virginia Public Education Teacher Fair

December 19th, 2011

The Southwest Virginia Public Education Consortium will sponsor a Teacher Employment Fair for senior college students who plan to pursue a teaching career.  Approximately sixteen Region VII Southwest Virginia Public School Systems will be represented at the Teacher Employment Fair on February 22, 2012 at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Virginia.  Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and the Fair will end at noon.  Breakfast will be provided at no cost.

Pre-registration is required.  Students should register at http://www.svpec.com/ Copies of resumes and transcripts should be available for each school system where students plan to apply.

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