Opportunities at Dallas ISD

DISDThis information was provided by the Hegi Family Career Development Center and Dallas ISD. Any students looking at education, nonprofit, or related careers are encouraged to visit the Hegi Career Center for counsel and support in job search and application preparation.

Devon M. Skerritt, M.S. Ed.
Assistant Director, Employer Relations
SMU Hegi Family Career Development Center

 

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Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows Program

Image by Wesley Fryer, Creative Common license

Image by Wesley Fryer, Creative Commons license

The University of Notre Dame’s Center for STEM Education invites applications for the 2015 cohort of the Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows program. This program seeks to foster continuous improvement in STEM teaching and learning in our nation’s schools. Fellows participate in three annual, two-week summer institutes on campus at the University of Notre Dame and two academic years of content-specific video coaching, and mid-year gatherings at interesting sites of STEM innovation. The program is fully funded and selected Fellows receive a stipend ($6,000 over 2.5 years) to participate in the program.

The University of Notre Dame’s Center for STEM Education is recruiting the 2015 cohort from teachers of the STEM disciplines (math, science, and technology teachers, specifically) in grades 5 – 8. Individual teachers will select either a science or math track in which they will focus on improving their own content knowledge and instructional practice. Prospective Fellows will apply as school-based teams of no fewer than 3 and no more than 5 teachers. School-based teams will develop a program for that directly seeks to improve student interest and learning in STEM in their context.

For a full program description, please visit: https://stemeducation.nd.edu/pd-programs/trustey.

To apply electronically, please visit http://stemeducation.nd.edu/pd-programs/trustey/apply/.

Please direct questions to stemeduc@nd.edu and feel free to distribute this message freely.

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BEAI South Africa Summer Program

The Bridge Education Abroad Institute (BEAI) plans short programs all across the world, to provide students with unique opportunities to experience different political cultures while strengthening leadership and diplomacy skills. These programs draw a diverse group of students together from all over the world to discuss pressing global issues while exchange cultural values. In a rapidly globalizing world,  these experiences are invaluable to the success of students in the global job market.

For the summer of 2015, BEAI has programs scheduled in Cape Town and Johannesburg for the months of June, July and August. This program will include lectures from experienced professors and guest speakers from all over the globe, including the United States of America. A few of the professors include:

  • Professor Dr. Paul Joseph (Tufts University, USA)- Author and Previous Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program
    • PHD from UC Berkeley
    • Previous president of the national Peace Studies Association
    • Former Distinguished Chair for the United States-India Education Foundation (Fulbright program)
  • Professor Dr. Solava Ibrahim (University of Cambridge, UK) – Director of MA in Poverty and Development a the institute for development policy and management
    • PHD and MPhil from Cambridge
  • Service Learning Day with Educo Africa (Local NGO)Vision- Young people understanding their roles as powerful agents of change – actively, confidently and positively contributing towards a better global community.
    • Paired with 12 local South Africans for a meaningful day of service

Students will enrich their knowledge of South Africa’s history, international politics, and economics while also enjoying travel to famous and historic places. Students are encouraged to get to know one another and share cultural values through planned social events such as:

  • Nelson Mandela’s Jail Cell at Robben Island
  • Big 5 African Safari
  • Apartheid Museum
  • Visit President Nelson Mandela’s home in the Soweto’s
  • NGO Service Learning day with Local South African Leaders

South Africa programs are limited to 12 students per program to enhance the students learning between our professors and students.

If interested please contact info@beainstitute.org

More information available at http://www.beainstitute.org/beai/south-africa/

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Thailand Educational Experience

Current Simmons graduate students are invited to attend an information session about this thailandunique educational opportunity with Dr. Leanne Ketterlin Geller and Dr. Aki Kamata. The information sessions will be held on Wednesday, January 28, 4:45 pm in Simmons 221 and on Thursday, January 29, 4:45 pm in Simmons 144. Please see the attached flyer for more detailed information or contact Dr. Ketterlin Geller.

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The Future of Lifelong Learning

Infographic courtesy of Knewton
The Future of Lifelong Learning

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