Author Archives: Tracy Himmel Isham

The Evolution of the Networked Educator

For those of you who may have missed this great article, The Evolution of the Networked Educator, in Education Week, by our alum, Paul Barnwell ’04, MA English ’13, who got his “start” teaching with Teach Kentucky, its a must-read. Paul Barnwell is a veteran language arts teacher and writer who taught middle and high school English for more than a decade in Louisville, Ky. He is currently on a “sabbatical” of sorts, traveling globally without an itinerary with his wife Rebecca. Here’s one of my favorite things Paul notes: “But we now have the capacity to be valuable contributors and team members from potentially anywhere in the world. We should continually revise and reimagine what it means to be an educator in the 21st century. There’s no roadmap toward meaningful, remote work from a Soviet-era apartment in Tbilisi, but as educators with open minds and adventurous spirits, let’s remember that our learning can take us anywhere.” A fun read!

Hot HANDSHAKE w/o 12/11: Jobs, Internships in Education

Below is a sampling of Handshake opportunities that have upcoming deadlines:

Fixed Testing Center Assistant, Learning Strategies, at Gonzaga University – due 12/12

Work as a Program Assistant at Gonzaga University’s Center for Student Academic Success in Spokane, WA.

Full Time Instructor/Teacher/Tutor at Axiom Learning – due 12/12

Work in Boston at an innovative hub for smart, idealistic people transforming the future of education.

Teachers for Middle & High School (Certification not Required) at Teach Kentucky – due 12/14

Teach full-time in priority public middle schools and high schools in the greater Lousville, Kentucky area.

Behavior Support Specialist at Uncommon Schools – due 12/15

Work at a nonprofit that manages outstanding urban charter public schools to close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college.

Teach English in Indonesia at EF Education First – due 12/15 

Pre K-12 Teaching Apprentice Program at Berwick Academy – due 12/15



Hot HANDSHAKE Listings w/o 12/11: Jobs, Internships, Fellowships

Here are lots of promising opportunities in Handshake, curated by our CCI Intern-extraordinaire, Sarah Karerat ’18:

Winter Term Intern Therapeutic Early Childhood Provider at Addison County Parent Child Center– due 12/15

Work with children this J-Term at the Addison County Parent Child Center in Middlebury.

Office Manager at NAMI Vermont – due 12/15

Serve as a full-time Office Manager to ensure effective administration of day-to-day operations at a statewide volunteer organization of family members, friends, and individuals living with a mental illness.

Training Coordinator at The Trevor Project – due 12/15

Interested in queer issues-related nonprofit work? Support the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people.

Field Coordinator at Montana Conservation Corps – due 12/18

Directly support Crew Leaders and Crew Members for adult, youth, and specialty programs in Bozeman, Montana.

Social Media and Communications Intern at International Service for Human Rights – due 12/18

Spend your summer working hands-on with a human rights non-governmental organization.

Privilege & Poverty National SHECP Internship – due 01/18

Applicants who are selected for this internship will become will become a part of a Privilege & Poverty cohort that will prepare together during spring semester, participate in the summer internship, regroup for reflection upon their return to campus, and have options to engage in additional pursuits throughout the academic year.  Internships offered in: Healthcare, Law, Economic Development, Education, Environmental Justice, Housing, Hunger, Women’s Advocacy, Youth Programs, the Arts, and more.


Intern @ Powerhouse, A SF-Based Co-Working Space for Clean Energy Industry

Want to be at the nexus of where technology and clean energy intersect…everyday? Powerhouse is an Oakland based co-working space and seed fund that houses and invests in ‘intelligent energy’ entrepreneurs building software-enabled solutions for the clean energy industry. Their co-working space houses over 100 intelligent energy entrepreneurs and over twenty clean energy startups and organizations. Their seed fund invests in them. Powerhouse supports entrepreneurs building a future powered by clean energy.  Since inception, Powerhouse has hosted 50 startups and organizations, invested in 17, and celebrated 5 acquisitions. As of 2016, Powerhouse startups have generated at least $53M in revenue, raised $287M in capital, employed 386 people, and collectively contributed to the installation of 242 MW of solar in the US and abroad.

Powerhouse hosts three signature events each year: Suncode Hackathon, Powerhouse Pavilion & Circle at Intersolar, and New Dawn. They also host Watt It Takes, a monthly event series featuring the personal stories of clean energy entrepreneurs and the companies they’ve built. Powerhouse also partners with corporate leaders to host targeted technology events that connect investors and industry to startups in the Powerhouse community. Collectively, their events touch thousands of clean energy entrepreneurs, investors, and industry executives.

Internship opportunities at Powerhouse offer insight into entrepreneurship, exposure to trends within the clean energy industry, and access to our extensive network of industry executives, investors, and thought-leaders. Submissions from passionate and self-directed applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to hello[at]

3rd Vermont Ventures Trip w/the Innovation Hub 12/8

The Innovataion Hub wants to loop you into the THIRD Vermont Ventures Trip Announcement!!

Theme: Sustainable Manufacturing Practices
When: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8th. 1:30-4:30pm.
Where: Bee’s Wrap, a sustainable food storage company, and May West, a small venture getting into milkweed garment production.

If you’re interested in attending and getting a spot on the bus up to Bristol, ‘like’ the recent post in the Facebook group to reserve a spot in the van. Feel free to message or email Lucy Scott with any questions – lscott[at]


MiddVentures Community is a student organization, supported by the Middlebury Innovation Hub, that fosters the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation throughout the Middlebury community and around Vermont. go/innohub and go/innonews for more information on all of the programming offered by the Innovation Hub.


Hot EDUCATION Listings w/o 11/27: Jobs, Internships, Fellowships


Here are some of this week’s Handshake internships, jobs and fellowships that might be of interest for you in the areas of education/teaching opportunities. Don’t forget to check out the Career Path Education Top Resources links for many more opportunities in the sectors of education/teaching, administration & outdoor educational opportunities:

Middle School Program Coordinator at Breakthrough New York – due 11/30

Change the lives of NYC middle schoolers by leading the first two years of their path as BTNY students and ensuring their placement into top high schools.

Teach English Abroad in South Korea – due 11/30

Psychology Expeditions Teacher at Summit Public Schools – due 11/30

Kindergarten Teacher at Imagine School in Dayton, OH – due 11/30

Spanish Teaching Assistant at Summit Public Schools in Tacoma, WA – due 12/1

Science Teacher at Mastery Charter Schools – due 12/1

Camp Program Assistant at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain – due 12/1

Work to deliver educational experiences for children participating in ECHO camps for youth grades 1-5.