Looking to serve the DFW community? Just click on the and you should see the opportunities available. Click on the orange tab that says, I WANT TO HELP! So that when you come for a specific opportunity, Claudia Contreras can check you in and log your time properly!

If you have any questions, please call Ms. Contreras @ 972-794-8100.


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This opportunity is for parents and community members who are looking to help teacher and support our classrooms

Kramer Carnival – Volunteers and Performers Needed!

Kramer Carnival-Volunteers and Performers Needed!

1. Event: Kramer Elementary School Carnival (7131 Midbury Drive Dallas , TX 75230).

2. When: Saturday, November 5 from 2-6pm.

3. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 9 am-7:30 pm

a. Proposed Shifts:
i. Shift 1: 9 am-1 pm (Set-Up Crew)
ii. Shift 2: 1-5 pm (Carnival)
iii. Shift 3: 3:30-7:30 pm (Carnival and Clean-up)

4. *Alternative Volunteer Shifts: If students are not available for one of the proposed shifts, we encourage them to volunteer anytime between 9am-7:30pm. When possible, committing to a 2 hour shift would be greatly appreciated.

5. Other Details: If any student is interested in sharing a special talent (face painting, tattoo artist, talent demos etc)…please let us know! Also, our school has a large number of native Spanish speakers. This is a great opportunity for advanced Spanish classes to interact with our Spanish speaking families and help us make sure it is inclusive! The day of the event, everyone will check-in at volunteer registration. Anyone working a four hour shift will be provided lunch.

For those interested in volunteering, register as a DISD volunteer at https://dallasisd.voly.org/ and sign up for a shift at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4aadab2fa4ff2-volunteer.

AERA Announces the 2017 Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) invites applications for an Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop to be held Thursday, April 27th – Saturday, April 29th during the 2017 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX. This workshop is designed to build the talent pool of undergraduate students who plan to pursue doctorate degrees in education research or in disciplines and fields that examine education issues. Applicants are sought who have potential and interest in pursuing careers as education researchers, faculty members, or other professionals who contribute to the research field.

AERA Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop

Now accepting applications

Deadline: December 1, 2016

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is pleased to announce the AERA Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop. The workshop, led by junior and senior scholars, will give fellows an overview of how education research is designed across fields, how quantitative and qualitative research methods are used in studies, and how research is applied to education policy and practice. Senior researchers and faculty from both academic institutions and applied research organizations (i.e., The American Institutes for Research, Educational Testing Service, the College Board, and the Urban Institute) will introduce education research as a field and share their area of expertise and knowledge with the fellows. As part of the workshop activities, the fellows will attend pre-selected paper sessions and presentations during the AERA Annual Meeting. Workshop activities will also focus on exploring graduate education, applying to graduate school, and beginning a career in education research.

Dates: The Workshop activities will take place Thursday, April 27th – Saturday, April 29th during the 2017 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX.

Award: Fellows will participate in the Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop during the AERA 2017 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX. They will also have the benefit of a distinguished mentor as part of the award. The award includes conference registration and two nights of lodging. The fellows and/or their home institutions are responsible for transportation costs to San Antonio, TX.

Eligibility: Candidates may come from a broad range of fields across the arts and sciences. Underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be:

  • Students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year of college in good academic standing.
  • Interested in pursuing a graduate or professional degree that can lend itself to education research areas such as children and youth, school and schooling issues, higher education, education policy, student achievement, curriculum and instruction, education psychology, or education leadership.

Where to Apply: AERA will accept applications via the online application system (AERA Undergraduate Research Training Workshop Application). Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee of senior scholars and researchers. All materials must be received by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) on December 1, 2016.

About AERA: AERA, founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. AERA shares the products of scholarly research with peers, future educational researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and the public through its annual meeting, publications, and professional development activities.

Direct all questions to George L. Wimberly, Director of Professional Development, at 202-238-3200 or fellowships@aera.net.