The date is about to be set, but I am trying to gauge interest and assemble a list of people who would like to receive the information I send out about the conference. This event is for physics and related teachers at any level, with many high school and college professors attending.

Each year we have our highest draw from the state where our meeting is held (which rotates yearly), but we encourage members in all of our region states to attend if possible.

We encourage teachers at all levels to present on topics relevant to their classes and physics education — from individual activities or demonstrations they have found to be successful in their classes, to action research or formal research on pedagogy and content or other related topics. Participants may offer a short talk, a long talk, a mini-workshop, or a poster presentation, although presentation is not a prerequisite to attending.

Would you mind distributing this interest form link to Arkansas science (and other?) teachers?

Here’s the full link for the interest survey (for anyone whose district blocks shorteners):
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfsP6oTZ2XhYO4FYxIiJRinLbIre_blqjmI227TuU2O62EyNg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Here’s a shortened URL:
https://forms.gle/CxndDAcsLP9K1nGS8

The form does not commit the submitter to going or require payment, it simply helps me assemble a list and begin getting information bulletins sent out.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Jim Deane
AAPT Arkansas-Oklahoma-Kansas Board Member / VP

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1K2ArWbvC6qo3Gojz0blOcn8I9Nmib79MEex0SqRlaqc/edit

This link has many opportunities for professional development.

Beebe Public Schools is currently taking applications for:

Junior High mathematics teacher
Secondary mathematics teacher.
Please pass this information along to anyone you think might be interested.  Apply online @  https://beebe.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

High School EAST Lab Facilitator/Internship Coordinator

 

Successful applicants will hold any Arkansas Educators License and have/be willing to acquire a Career Preparation Endorsement.  For more information, contact Donald Westerman, High School Principal at donald.westerman@lhwolves.net.

 

LAKE HAMILTON SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  

High School Guidance Counselor

High School Math Teacher

 

Appropriate Arkansas Educators License required.  Experience preferred.  Apply online at lhwolves.net.  Contact Donald Westerman at 501.767.9311 or donald.westerman@lhwolves.net.

LAKE HAMILTON SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  

The Arkansas Department of Education STEM Unit is seeking applications for a State-Wide Mathematics Specialist.

Duties:

*   Work as an extension of, report to, and be under the programmatic supervision of the Arkansas Department of Education STEM Unit
*   Support the development, dissemination, and evaluation of statewide mathematics professional learning for K-12 educators
*   Provide support to school districts- model best practices, observe and coach teachers, support curriculum alignment and implementation, provide professional and leadership development
*   Travel throughout the state (including overnight) to support education service cooperatives and school districts
*   Serve as lead specialist for external specialists in the ARSTEMolution math team
*   Stay up-to-date on content knowledge, current research, and effective practices in mathematics curriculum, instruction, and assessment
*   Maintain an appropriate knowledge base of State Initiatives and support those initiatives through content area work where applicable
*   Work with other education specialists, ADE units, organizations, agencies, education service cooperatives, and institutions of higher education to support the vision, mission, goals, and priorities of the ADE
*   Collect, maintain, summarize, and provide accurate records, budget, and research data
*   Perform other duties and special projects as assigned
*   Official duty station will be at the Arkansas Department of Education in Little Rock unless otherwise approved by the ADE Chief State STEM Officer

Minimum Qualifications:

*   A bachelor’s degree in education, mathematics, or directly related field is required plus five years of experience in education.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

*   Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license
*   Must have a valid Arkansas Educator’s license
*   Must command an expert level of mathematics content knowledge and education pedagogy

Preferred Qualifications:

*   Master’s degree in education, mathematics, educational administration, or directly related field
*   Instructional facilitator/coach experience
*   Experiencing facilitating adult learning

Send resume to:

stem4ar@arkansas.gov<mailto:stem4ar@arkansas.gov>

https://www.dawsonesc.com/job-opportunities–29

Greetings!

 

Because of the short time between the initial release of information about Project CAVES for 2019 and the application deadline, we have opted to extend the deadline for applications to Wednesday, April 24th.  We only have a few slots left, so please encourage students to apply as soon as possible.  This program offers a cave ecology immersion experience for gifted and talented students from across the state of Arkansas.  Students do not have to be formally identified as GT in order to participate.  This seven day/six night caving program is free to students and is supported with AEGIS funds from the Arkansas Department of Education.

 

The camp runs from June 9-15 and will be located near scenic Ponca, Arkansas.  A flyer is attached, and applications and other information can be found here: https://bit.ly/projectcaves19

This full-time position includes teaching courses in Mathematics, serving as an advisor to a small group of Upper School students, and taking an active role in the life of the School. The teaching assignment for this position primarily includes but is not necessarily limited to courses in Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus (including Advanced Placement), and Statistics.

 

Candidates should demonstrate enthusiasm for designing and implementing authentic, hands-on math experiences that support the school’s math curriculum, strong pedagogical skills in mathematics education, devotion to ongoing professional development, dedication to differentiated instruction and assessment, and a commitment to participating collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the overall well-being of the School. Preference will be given to candidates with significant teaching experience; with graduate degrees in mathematics, mathematics education, or related fields; with a willingness to engage in extra- and co-curricular activities and athletics, and/or with experience serving as a Reader for the Advanced Placement examinations in mathematics.

 

Now in its twenty-first year, Episcopal Collegiate is a coeducational college preparatory school serving approximately 790 students in grades PK-3 through 12 in Little Rock, Arkansas. By engaging students in hands-on, inquiry-based classroom experiences, Episcopal prepares students for lives dedicated to leadership and service. Episcopal’s teachers are deeply committed to the success of each student and to their own professional growth.

 

Episcopal Collegiate offers competitive salaries, generous leave benefits, health insurance, and a 403b retirement plan. In addition, the school provides funding for continuing education for faculty and staff to pursue advanced degrees, attend workshops, conferences, and other programs that promote professional growth. Episcopal is accredited by SAES, SAIS, ANSAA, and NAEYC.

 

To find out more about Episcopal Collegiate, please visit www.episcopalcollegiate.org. To apply, please send your resume and statement of teaching philosophy to Troy Urquhart, Head of Upper School, at turquhart@episcopalcollegiate.org.

The UA STEM Center for Mathematics and Science Education is seeking 100 public school 8th-grade students for our Health Sciences Leadership Career Tech Day.  This event is free, but registration closes on Friday, March 22nd.  After students register, a link will be sent to them by mid-March to register for individual sessions.

WHO:         Public school students in 8th grade.  Each 8th grade team must be accompanied by at least one sponsor (1 sponsor to 1-10 students).

WHAT:       Join 8th grade students in sessions provided by University of Arkansas faculty and students in health sciences – nursing, PT, OT, speech path, phlebotomy, PA, veterinarians, plus more.  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) health science fields and areas of research, labs, and potential careers will be the focus.

WHEN:       Saturday, March 30, 2019, 8:30a.m. – 3:30p.m.

WHERE:     University of Arkansas sessions in various labs at the Epley Center for Health Professions and the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science Auditorium

RECEIVE:   Continental breakfast, lunch, materials, STEM certificate, four fun-filled sessions, and career potential/possibilities. Six hours of ADE–approved teacher professional development will also be available.

Disclaimer:  The grant for this event allows for public schools only; no charter, private, or home schools.

Student Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/9XOq4LiFyfrfbu8s1

No registration cost, but registration is required. Registration Deadline: March 22, 2019.

After registration, by mid-March, students will receive another link to register for individual sessions.

Health Sciences Leadership Career Tech Day for Public School 8th Grade Students on Saturday, March 30, 2019, will address the need to increase students’ interest and engagement in STEM through innovative, nationally recognized informal science education programs where risk is rewarded, curiosity is encouraged, and creativity is expected.  Health Science Careers is a productive way to show students an application of the STEM concepts that they are learning in school. In addition the work of the STEM Coalition will address the STEM workforce imbalance and impacts that are needed for improved health career access, for innovation and for economic development.  There is a huge need for role models who make a difference in health careers.

The goal of Health Sciences Leadership Career Tech Day is to introduce eighth grade students to nontraditional male/female Health Science careers and to explain to middle school students how to be successful in high school and college science and mathematics courses and to consider nontraditional career opportunities in the health sciences.