Teaching and Multiculturalism and Inclusion Internship at St. Anne’s Middle School in Denver

St. Anne’s Middle School Teaching and Multiculturalism Internship

This middle school internship for 2017-2018 at St. Anne’s Episcopal School in Denver, Colorado is a fantastic opportunity for an early-in-their-career educator to grow their skills as a teacher. The intern will work closely with a mentor teacher in their subject, the middle school division head, and the Director of Multiculturalism and Inclusion, as they gain valuable classroom teaching experience in a subject of their choice, lesson planning experience, targeted feedback on their instruction, and professional development opportunities to develop their pedagogical toolbox.

A passion and interest for supporting equity and inclusion in schools is a requirement, and there will be opportunities to be involved in planning of multicultural curriculum and programming for the school. Additional responsibilities may include coaching, involvement as an advisor, running a club, and other faculty duties. The internship is designed to be a one year position with no guarantee for future full-time employment, though in some cases a second year in the internship is a possibility.

Please email Kelsey Smith, Director of Multiculturalism and Inclusion and CC undergrad (’09) and MAT (’10), with a cover letter at ksmith@st-annes.org, if interested. Thank you!

CC Education Department Seeks Visiting Instructor for Introductory Level Course

The Colorado College Education Department invites applications for an instructor of ED101, an introductory level education course to be offered beginning in 2016-17. The department plans to conduct interviews with select candidates in early April and to hire in May. The position will remain open until filled.

ED101 job description

ED101 job description

From Words to Works Writing Workshop March 11, 2016

Join the Education Department and the Colorado Literacy and Learning Center for a special workshop on Friday March 11, 2016, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Gates Common Room. “From Words to Works: Developing Writing Skills” will explore useful strategies for developing students’ writing skills.

Professionals: $105; Students: $45
Registration Deadline: March 9, 2016

Visit http://www.literacynow.org/from-words-to-works-developing-writing-skills/ to register.

March 11 writing workshop at Gates Common Room

March 11 writing workshop at Gates Common Room

 

 

 

Jessica Watkins Stuart MAT ’14: a future in environmental education

Jessica Watkins Stuart MAT '14

Jessica Watkins Stuart MAT ’14

Jessica Watkins Stuart is the featured Young Professional in the November 20, 2015 issue of the Colorado Springs Business Journal.

Jessica is the first MAT graduate to find employment with the same community partner where she served her specialized interest internship: the Catamount Institute.  Congratulations, Jessica!

Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in the San Luis Valley

Mary Slayden with her class in Center, Colorado

Mary Slayden with her class in Center, Colorado, with Principal Sarah Vance. The group is wearing t-shirts presented to the class as a gift.

Pumpkin day in Center, Colorado

Chelo Barton with students on Pumpkin Day in Center, Colorado

Andy Orozco Rivas and Center student with a prize pumpkin

Andy Orozco Rivas and Center student with a prize pumpkin

Teddy Rose with lunch buddies at Center School District

Teddy Rose with lunch buddies at Center School District

Lykkefry Bonde works with students in the library

Lykkefry Bonde works with students in the library

Jean Sung with Center students at lunch

Ruthie Rabinovitch and Jean Sung with Center students at lunch

Teddy Rose with student during lunch

Teddy Rose with student during lunch

Crestone Charter School Seeks Secondary Science/Math Teacher

Crestone Charter School seeks an inspired and highly qualified science/math teacher for our high school/middle school program for the 2015-2016 school year.  The responsibilities of the position are flexible depending on the skill set of the successful applicant .  The small, innovative, and student centered program consists of two teachers in mixed age classrooms.  We have mentorships that engage artists and other members of the community for academic credit.  The program is highly experiential and includes wilderness trips, international travel, and a ski/snowboard program.
Crestone Charter School Class

Photo courtesy Crestone Charter School.

 

Crestone Charter School has received national recognition as a success in rural charter schools. Our 93 student K-12 program features experiential education, a strong arts program, travel experiences, and a winter ski and snowboard option. We are located in a small and progressive community.  Our new school building is heated and powered by our photovoltaic and solar thermal systems. Salary and benefits consistent with schools in the San Luis Valley. Candidates should be highly qualified and professional outdoor and travel experience is a plus.

Submit cover letter, resume, and a list of references electronically to mhayes@crestonecharter.com or call 719-256-4907.

http://www.crestone-charter-school.org/

Teaching Positions at Fort Morgan School District

Fort Morgan School District in Fort Morgan, Colorado has openings for the 2015-2016 school year.  Fort Morgan is located on I-76 East of Denver (1hr. 15min. from downtown), 50 minutes straight east of Greeley, or 45 minutes West of Sterling.  We are a rural farming community with approximately 3000 students.
My name is Jason Frasco, Principal at Fort Morgan Middle School.  I am currently looking to fill one Language Arts / Literacy position and a Special Education position for next year.  Our school is comprised of 470 students.  Class sizes are 22-26, and we are organized with two 5 person teams per grade level.  We have achieved the highest rating for the state of Colorado, earning a “Performance” rating.  Fort Morgan Middle School was just re-designated as a National Forum – Colorado Schools To Watch — one of approximately 300 schools across the United States to receive this honor.  Additionally, we are breaking ground on a brand new Middle School to open August 2016.  We have great things going on in our building and our district.
If you have interest in our position, please contact me at the information below.  I would be happy to discuss Fort Morgan, our Middle School, and what we have to offer potential educators.  Also, below is a link to current openings in Fort Morgan, and the recent posting as well.
Thanks,
Jason Frasco, Principal
Fort Morgan Middle School
W – (970) 370-6424
C – (970) 768-9394
The following is a link to all of our openings throughout the district, and I have copied the current openings as well.

Reimagining the MAT Teacher Preparation Curriculum

On the heels of introducing our new education major and education minor programs, the Colorado College Education Department is in the process of redesigning its Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) curriculum in time for the 2015-16 academic year. Over the past few decades teacher preparation curricula have been based on the behaviorist/scholarly/academic model of teacher preparation, which places mastery of content area first and foremost.

By contrast, Colorado College’s restructured MAT curriculum employs a learner-centered model which emphasizes a developmental perspective and the learning of pedagogy in order to be a great teacher of one’s discipline. The new CC MAT model focuses on teacher dispositions as well as identifying personal characteristics and mechanisms that lend themselves beyond mere survival and toward teacher “thrival” in the classroom.

The learner-centered model of teacher preparation is another example of CC’s Education Department being on the cutting edge. Other institutions such as the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are looking to our redesign as a model for restructuring teacher preparation, featuring an undergraduate major in education paired with a learner-centered graduate program.