Many Scholarships Available
Don’t wait to reserve your spot at the 6th annual RME Research-to-Practice Conference! This year’s theme is Conceptual Understanding in the Mathematics Classroom: Why It Matters. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we have many scholarship opportunities still available. The form is simple, and guarantees you a spot at this year’s conference. Last year we filled all seats in just four days, so hold your spot before we officially open registration on 12/12/16. See you in February!
Reports to: Director of Education
Momentous Institute is a not-for-profit organization with a ninety year history of serving children and families. Momentous School is an accredited laboratory school educating
248 inner city children from three years of age through fifth grade. The school has a proven track record of excellence, demonstrating that children living in urban and low income settings are capable of remarkable achievements when participating in a true community school.
- Create and maintain a classroom environment attending to the social and emotional health of all students with high expectations for rigorous academics
- Collaboratively develop, implement and assess curriculum using the Texas Essential
Skills and Knowledge as Standards
- Participate in ongoing research
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with families
- Continually pursue avenues for personal and professional growth
Actions and Responsibilities: Social and Emotional Development
- Create a safe, social and emotional healthy environment
- Teach social and emotional skills
- Model and illustrate the use of Momentous School core values in everyday situations
- Maintain an awareness of any personal and/or family issues that could have an effect on student learning
- Collaborate with administration and other colleagues as concerns arise
- Continuously assess students’ needs and apply to curriculum
- Recognize and build upon student’s strengths
- Collaboratively plan and implement active, meaningful lessons
- Incorporate appropriate field trips
- Integrate technology in meaningful ways
- Access the help and expertise of administration and other colleagues
- Collaborate with research team on grade-level and school-wide projects
- Communicate regularly with families through telephone calls, conferences, informal meetings and letters
- Keep families informed of student progress
- Encourage participation in school-related activities
- Develop an open-door policy for family classroom visitation
Personal and Professional Growth
- Participate in all informal and formal vertical and horizontal collaboration
- Build and maintain a reflective practice
- Bachelor’s degree or higher, in education, from an accredited university
- Texas Teacher Certificate
- Technology competency
- Bilingual for Early Childhood grade levels
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Advanced knowledge/ability to easily learn Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and to develop creative ways to integrate technology into daily curriculum
- Knowledge of brain-compatible curriculum, instruction, and assessment
- Demonstrated commitment to improving urban education
- Minimum three years classroom teaching experience
- Documented commitment to pursuing personal, professional growth
- Responsive to needs of diverse students, teachers, and parents
- High standards of personal integrity and initiative
Momentous Institute maintains a policy of non-discrimination for all employees and applicants in every facet of the organization’s operations. Momentous Institute hires, trains, and promotes all qualified employees without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, military status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background investigation, including a check of the National Sex Offender Registry.
Applications are currently being accepted. The position will remain open until filled. Please send a letter of interest addressing fit with the qualifications and responsibilities along with a current vita or resume to:
Director of Education
Momentous School exists to develop and operate a transforming learning community for urban children and their families who value education, and promotes academic excellence and social competence.
Founded in 1997, this unique Dallas laboratory school is one where students, ages 3 years old through 5th grade are engaged with a rigorous curriculum, woven with rich experiences on social emotional health — a key predictor for a child’s academic achievement and lifelong success.
For more information:
Reports to: Assistant Principal
- Maintain a classroom environment attending to the social and emotional health of all students with high expectations for rigorous academics
Actions and Responsibilities:
Social and Emotional Development
- Learn our social emotional health model used in our classrooms
- Work with all children in a positive manner
- Collaborate with other teachers and administration as concerns arise
- Teach lessons designed by the classroom teachers
- Schedule teaching assignments with Operations Administrator and Assistant Principal
- Arrive on scheduled days at 7:30 AM to review substitute plans for the day and meet with grade level partner
- Pick up students in the cafeteria at 7:50 AM
- Follow the teacher’s schedule throughout the day and leave a summary of work completed prior to leaving for the day
- Leave at 3:30
- Bachelor’s degree
- State Teacher Certificate preferred
If interested, please submit your resume to:
Lyles Middle School
Positions available: Science, English
Start date: January, 2017
Contact: Dr. Lisa Olsen
Irving MacArthur High School
Position available: Chemistry
Start date: January, 2017
Contact: Ms. Ashley Wong
Reading Scholars Fellowship Program Overview for College Students, Parents and School Officials
SPONSORS: Brandon Carr/Carr Cares Foundation, Early Matters Dallas, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
PURPOSE: The Reading Scholars Fellowship Program will seek to engage college and university students in civic participation, character and leadership skills development in while training them to serve as literacy tutors in select Dallas County schools.
PARTICIPANTS: Participants must be enrolled full-time at any other fully accredited 2- year or 4-year college or university in Dallas County.
SELECTION PROCESS: Students must pass background checks prior to beginning tutoring sessions. Applications will include 2 short essays, 2 references, and an interview. An independent review committee will review applications and select the Reading Scholars Fellows Class of 2017.
EXPECTATIONS: Reading Scholars Fellows will be required to:
- Attend 1 tutoring orientation session
- Commit to 8-10 hours per week that both the college/university and partner elementary are open and in session (dependent on student and partner schedules, exam schedules for each college/university will be taken into account)
- Participate in a focus group to inform strategy for future scholarships
- Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
- Be respectful representatives of their school and community
PARTNER TUTORING ORGANIZATIONS AND TUTORING SITES:
- Beacon Hill Preparatory Institute – Carpenter Elementary, Concord Church After School, City of Duncanville Field House After School, Dunbar Elementary
- Carr Cares Reading Buddy Program – Mark Twain Elementary
- Readers2Leaders – Booktown After School, Uplift Heights
- Reading Partners – JN Ervin Elementary, KIPP Destiny Elementary
FUNDING: There will be no cost to students. The scholarship award in the amount of $1500 will be distributed to recipients following application review in one disbursement (Spring 2017). The Carr Cares Foundation will distribute scholarship funds directly to each Fellow’s selected university.
TIMELINE for 2016-17:
- November 1-December 5, 2016: Application window open.
- December 5, 2016: Applications due.
- mid-December 2016-early January 2017: Application review and interviews
- January 23, 2017: Fellows begin tutoring
- April 2017 – Scholarship award disbursement dates
- April 2017 – Fellows Recognition event