Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Summer Job Opportunity

UMASS Boston Urban Scholars PROGRAM

2010 Colors of Success


The UMASS Boston Urban Scholars Program is a year-round program featuring advanced after-school classes, seminars, tutoring, supervised study, and a seven week Summer Institute for Boston Public Youth in grades 6th-12th. The Urban Scholars community believes that education is at the core of a successful, enriching life. We offer gifted and academically talented students a comfortable environment promoting learning and educational

During the Summer Institute the Core Staff, Instructors and Interns work with students to build the skills and motivation necessary for achievement at the highest level of their potential. During the seven weeks of the Summer Institute, we work together to educate, inspire, develop, promote students to be better students and better citizens.

Propose a Hands on Project Based Course

Math: Algebra, Geometry, Statistics,
Economics, Etc.

Science: Environmental, Biology, Zoology,
Oceanography, Chemistry, Etc.

Job Description:

Urban Scholars provides talented educators with an opportunity to propose and teach their dream class.

Teach course(s) Monday thru Thursday between 9:00AM-12:55PM

Proposes to teach the same course twice or teach two completely different courses

Propose to teach 6th ,7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and/or 11th grades

Serve as a mentor to a undergraduate college student serving as your TA

Work with your TA throughout the seven weeks to provide a cohesive environment for the students

Attend weekly instructor meetings every Thursday 1:00PM-2:00PM

Serve as a Judge for Field Day

Attend USCAR our Awards ceremony on Friday August 13th

Option to plan and implement a workshop on Friday in a subject/area that you are passionate and knowledgeable about.


MUST be able to commit to the entire summer June 28th -August 13th (with the exception of fill time job responsibilities) and attend all day orientations on Wednesday June 16th & Thursday June17th.

Posses a Bachelors degree in a relevant field.

Experience working with urban middle and high school students preferred

Demonstrated teaching philosophy and methods that encourage the development of active and independent learning habits.

Experience teaching hands-on project based courses

Demonstrated ability to develop and implement curricula


Instructors will be paid $2,340 per course (Courses are 1 hour and 15 minutes. Instructors have a 4 day work week; off on Fridays)

To apply or for more information: fax: 617.287.5818

Send resume and course proposal(s)/syllabus no later than May 14th, 2010

Class Proposal(s)/syllabus need to include the following information:

Course title, Main idea topic(s), Procedures, Grade (s) level preferred, Subject of course, Prerequisites of students, Goals, Week by week outline, Evaluation/ Assessment, Instructional aids materials or tools references, Over overarching class project, Other.

(This is not a Northeastern University program)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Time to Invent Club - WGBH

Time To Invent Club

Innovation and invention are cornerstones of American society, but not all young people have role models to open doors in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). WGBH and the Lemelson Foundation are meeting this need through the creation of a new program, the Time To Invent Club. The program, which started this year in the Boston area, places young STEM professionals and college students in after-school programs once a week. Working with a group of kids ages 10-12, the mentors use a stepped-out curriculum that inspires youth to explore invention. The program will return in the 2010-2011 academic year in sites around Boston and Worcester.

Goals of the Program

Expose disadvantaged youth to the design process through fun, hands-on activities
Build meaningful relationships between mentors and youth
Inspire kids to continue their exploration of science, math, and engineering
Introduce youth to STEM careers

Roles of Mentors

Each after-school site has two mentors that co-lead the weekly hour-long program. Mentors:

o Have fun working with kids to unleash their creative abilities

o Strengthen their leadership and teaching skills

o Receive training and a stepped-out curriculum

o Get a stipend for program supplies

o Enjoy the support of program staff, fellow mentors, and after-school leaders

o Raise the community service profile of their company or institution

Requirements of Mentors

In addition to having the excitement to inspire kids, mentors are asked to:

o Commit to volunteering for 2-hours per week for 16 weeks during the academic year (set-up and break-down included)

o Attend a fall and spring training (dates TBD)

o Get to and from after-school site

o Collect necessary materials for weekly activities using the stipend

o Participate in program evaluation conducted by Concord Evaluation Group

o Gain clearance on background check

Want to Become a Mentor?

We are beginning to recruit new mentors for the 2010-2011 academic year. If you study or work in a STEM field and want to inspire kids, we’d love to hear from you! Interested?

Please Contact:

Liza Silverman

Educational Outreach, WGBH

Phone: (617) 300-3642 or Email:

Welcome to the Center for STEM Education's K-12 Outreach Blog!

WHO WE ARE: The Center for STEM Education is a Northeastern center focused on increasing opportunities and awareness in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields for students, especially those from backgrounds currently underrepresented in these careers. We work closely with our community to accomplish this goal, and have many volunteer opportunities both on campus and in the schools and communities in which we work.
VOLUNTEERING: Whether you are passionate about enhancing math and science education for K-12 students, want to get more involved in your community, or just want to fulfill some required volunteer hours, you've come to the right place! Read about our upcoming volunteer opportunities in the blog below, and then click on the link for the event in the right-hand column to register. We offer both ongoing and one-day volunteer opportunities, and new events are being added all of the time. We encourage you to also use this blog to discuss your current service experiences with other students at NU!

We also encourage you to refer to the resources provided to gain a deeper understanding of your role as a volunteer and the community that you will be serving.