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STEM Ed Announcement: Staff wanted for Salem Sound Coastwatch
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- Subject: STEM Ed Announcement: Staff wanted for Salem Sound Coastwatch
- From: "Mort Sternheim" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 12:50:14 -0500
This is not a UMass Amherst program.
Contact information is below.
Staff wanted for Salem Sound Coastwatch
Salem Public Schools in partnership with LEAP for Education (formerly
Salem CyberSpace) will be offering an exciting science summer
service-learning program for 80+ middle school students. The project
title is Improving the Health of an Ecosystem: From Research to Action.
Using a curriculum prepared by Salem Sound Coastwatch, students will
study the marine ecosystem based around eelgrass, a vital plant that is
endangered within Salem Sound and around the world due to multiple
factors, including human impact.
This program will take place at two sites: LEAP for Education in
downtown Salem and at Salem High School on Highland Avenue.
We are looking for 5 instructors and 5 paraprofessionals to work this
summer. The program will run from July 6, 2015 to August 13, 2015,
Monday through Thursday 9 AM 2 PM which comes to 20 hours per week for
6 weeks or 120 hours in total.
All teaching faculty must be able to work the full 6 weeks, Monday
Teaching stipends for the summer are as follows:
Instructors: $4500 stipend includes 120 instructional hours and 20 for
PD and Planning
1. Work together with Salem Sound Coastwatch and LEAP for Education as
part of a planning team to give feedback to the curriculum and train in
the curriculum (winter and spring, 2015)
2. Prepare to deliver the material for the summer (spring, 2015)
3. Attend Service Learning training during the school year at either:
a. January 29 and 30 in Leominster MA
b. February 25 and 26 at Tower Hill Botanical Gardens in Boylston MA
4. Attend a Lesson sharing session Thursday Feb 5th, Location TBD
5. Teach summer service learning (summer, 2015)
6. Attend a Reflective Practice workshop Tue August 18th
1. High school or middle school teachers licensed to teach Biology,
Marine Science, or Environmental Science. Other teachers with a passion
for marine ecology but not licensed in the sciences may also apply and
will be considered on a case-by-case basis
2. Instructors who work for environmental or marine science
organizations who have experience working with youth in an educational
Please send cover letter and resume to Linda Saris at
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