Archive for Education

It’s that time of year where many of you seniors may still be looking for opportunities after graduation, so I wanted to be sure you knew about WorldTeach. WorldTeach provides opportunities for college graduates to live and teach abroad in 11 month programs in 13 developing and middle-income countries. Notably we have just receive requests for 50 new positions in the Pacific Island programs, all of which are fully funded, including airfare from a U.S. gateway city; these programs have a July departure date. Could you pass this information along to your seniors especially? Read the rest of this entry »

YBCThe Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program is looking for recent college graduates with a background in Jewish studies (or related disciplines) and a working knowledge of Yiddish. The Yiddish Book Center aims to preserve Jewish culture and heritage through literature. The founder of the Center, Aaron Lansky, realized that untold numbers of irreplaceable Yiddish books, which were the primary legacy of 1,000 years of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, were being discarded by American-born Jews that could not read Yiddish. The Yiddish Book Center has more than a million volumes in its libraries and their goal is to place these books in the hands of new readers. Their initiatives include education, translation, publications, oral history, exhibits, and public programs.

Apply by January 6th!

To learn more about being a fellow, click here.

 

 

kids_farmThere are four days left to register for the Northeast Farm to Preschool Forum in Dublin, NH!

Discover new strategies for bringing joy and wonder to early childhood through food and farm education! Attend workshops, network, take a field trip and discuss the exciting intersection where seed to table meets preschool.

Field trips will be hands-on and activity-based and are designed to provide you with ideas for bringing farm and food-based education to your students!

Cost: $20/person, includes lunch. A limited number of scholarships are available. Registration will close at the end of the day on September 30!

More info, workshop descriptions & schedule:
http://www.farmbasededucation.org/events/preschool

hosted by
Cornucopia Project
Farm-Based Education Network
Farm Fresh RI
Happy Valley School
MA Farm to School  Project
NH Department of Education
NH Farm to School
Northeast Steering Committee of the National Farm to School Network
Otter Brook Farm
Shelburne Farms
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
USDA Food & Nutrition Service
Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED)

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On Saturday, October 5, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., undergraduates, graduate students, K-12 teachers and their students, as well as faculty and staff who are supporting their efforts, will come together at Middlebury College in the McCullough Social Space for an extraordinary symposium. Our purpose is to explore the ways that food studies can foster uniquely transformative educational experiences and build unusually powerful and connected communities of learning and practice, especially in under-served areas.

The symposium will feature a remarkable group of educators, students, and community leaders who are working to create an institutional framework for sustaining food education in several regions of our country and Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

Bridport Central School AmeriCorps VISTA opening…

What is Vermont Campus Compact? VCC is a statewide consortium of higher education institutions that have made a commitment to our role in creating a flourishing democracy.  We believe that higher education can help prepare tomorrow’s civic and social leaders while strengthening today’s communities.
 
What is a VISTA? VISTA stands for Volunteers in Service to America; they are people who live and work in communities to eliminate poverty.

The Bridport Central School VISTA will collaborate with current staff to support students and their families towards their continued growth and aspirations for lifelong learning.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jan
14

Blackboard Mobile began as a Stanford-based startup called Terribly Clever Design and was acquired by Blackboard 3 years ago. Being a part of the greater Blackboard organization is a huge opportunity for anyone looking to make a difference in the world of education. Mobile office is located in  San Francisco  and works  with hundreds of institutions all over the world, touching the lives of millions of students. Blackbord Mobile has  the opportunity to revolutionize the way people are educated and  has a passionate, fun, and impactful culture.

There are 3 Middlebury alums working with Blackboard Mobile today and they are looking to hire a few more Midd kids who are hungry to make a difference in the worlds of education and technology.

“This session will be presented via Skype or Webinar”

Thursday , January 24,  7 – 8 pm

Francklin Environmental Center, Hillcrest 10

Here is a great blog post from Cynthia Belliveau, Dean of University of Vermont Continuing Education and professor in UVM’s Department of Nutrition and Food Science, about her Dewey-ian approach to using food preparation and communal eating as a means to learn about our troubled food system, the environment, economics and society.

Tongs, Tomatoes and Teaching at the University.

TODAY :8:00-9:00PM

Axinn 109

Teaching English in El Triunfo, Ecuador gives students an opportunity to help local students from ages 6-13 improve their English skills. Aside from the English teacher no one else in the town speaks English, so the ability to speak Spanish is necessary. The goal of this J-term program is to get the kids excited about English and help them improve their speaking abilities.
You should attend this information session prior to submitting an application on MOJO. We will go over the differences between the Nosara and El Triunfo programs. Alumni from these programs will discuss the details of the internships. Selected students will need to complete the Winter Term proposals forms and submit them by the deadline on MOJO.

Check MOJO for full details on this job opportunity!

 Exploration Summer Programs

Several Positions available : APPLY NOW!

Application deadline: Sunday, September 30

 Exploration Summer Program, a world-wide leader in summer academic enrichment, is seeking students for a variety of teaching and administrative positions at each of their summer programs: the Senior Program at Yale University, the Intermediate Program at Wellesley College and the Junior Program at St. Mark’s School.

For more detailed information about the available positions, please check MOJO or refer to the Faculty Hiring section of their website: hiring.explo.org.

 Exploration will be on campus Oct 3rd and Oct 4th, conducting an info table, session and on campus interviews.

Check MOJO for full details on this job opportunity!

City Year :AmeriCorps Member
  Application deadline: Sunday, September 30

 Every 26 seconds a student in America drops out of high school, producing one million dropouts annually. As a city Year corps member you can help lead the change in this crisis.

 City Year is an education focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation. For information on What You’ll Do, visit www.cityyear.org/virtualopenhouse.

Here are just some things you’ll gain by joining City Year:

o Leadership training and development
o Project management and communication skills

o Eligibility for exclusive scholarships to dozens of colleges and universities
o Networking opportunities with more than 15,000 alumni
o $5,550 AmeriCorps Education Award
o Federal student loan forbearance

Please apply both on MOJO and on the City Year website at http://www.cityyear.org/CityYear/Home_New_2011/Home_A_2011.aspx . Apply early!

Check MOJO for full details on this job opportunity!

Sep
26

Filed Under (Education, Graduate School, International) by on September 26, 2012

SIT Graduate Institute
Graduate School

TODAY, September 26

3:00-4:00PM Recruiter in Residence: EIA Adirondack House Library
6:00-7:00PM Information Session: The Orchard, Hillcrest 103

Heather Beard, Admissions Counselor at School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute, will host a Recruiter-in-Residence today  in EIA’s Adirondack House Library from 3-4pm and an information session in The Orchard, Hillcrest 103  from 6- 7pm. SIT offers interculturally-focused master’s degree programs in international education, sustainable development, peacebuilding and conflict transformation, and TESOL at its Vermont campus and Washington, DC Center.

Several Middlebury College alumni have attended or currently attend SIT.

Visit www.sit.edu/graduate for more information and to apply.

Check MOJO for full details on this event!

Do not miss out on these opportunities!


Match Corps:    Merrimack Valley is a full-time, 10.5-month urban education math tutoring fellowship in two high schools in the Merrimack Valley. We are hiring 50 smart, idealistic, relentless people to work during the 2012-2013 school year. Each Fellow works during the school day with two students at a time for five periods a day, and will have a personal caseload of 12 students all year long. Fellows not only will drive student achievement by providing individualized instruction, but will also build personal and meaningful relationships with urban students and their families during this pioneer year of service

For more information visit :  www.matcheducation.org or

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  1. Assistant to the Program Director at Reclaim Childhood (RC) in Amman, Jordan
Deadline to Apply: April 15
As assistant to the Program Director, you will work as a representative of Reclaim Childhood (RC) in Jordan, helping to organize and run open houses for beneficiary outreach, oversee logistics for other RC summer volunteers, and work on program design and implementation of the summer program. During our summer program, which aims to provide a safe space for young girls to be kids while building confidence and leadership skills, you will work closely with and supervise young women who are either local University Students or recent graduates. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding from Middlebury at go/summerfunding.
2.       Educational Service Internship Programs at World Camp, Inc. in Malawi
Deadline to Apply: April 15
This international internship experience allows interns from around the world to gain work experience in the fields of education, health, international development and social services while providing outreach in target schools and communities in Malawi. Interns complete an intensive orientation on Malawian culture, the education system and World Camp’s focus issues and curriculum. The next four weeks are spent working at WC partner schools in rural communities around Lilongwe, teaching curriculum to Standards 6-8, initiating school action plans in Teacher Workshops and conducting community Outreach Projects. A deeper understanding of community culture and customs are gained through home-stays, village hikes and optional trips to Lake Malawi or National Parks. **Although this opportunity is unpaid, you can apply for funding through Middlebury at go/summerfunding.


  Shelburne Farms

Food Systems Intern

APPLICATION DEADLINE:MONDAY, APRIL 9

Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit environmental education center, 1,400-acre working farm, and National Historic Landmark. Our mission is to cultivate a conservation ethic for a sustainable future.

The Food Systems Internship will provide hands-on opportunities to experience diverse aspects of food production and food system education from farm to table.

The intern will participate in the breadth of Farm to School education activities including the Summer Institute with Vermont FEED (Food Education Every Day), a National Farm to Cafeteria conference in Burlington, as well as a diversity of summer youth programs.

The intern will also help with research related to food system planning and development. Additional activities also include hands-on experience in organic gardening, dairy operations, cheese making and farm-based education programs.

APPLY ON MOJO TODAY!

 

There are some awesome opportunities for Internships in the Common Good offered through Middlebury this summer.  Below are a few fast-approaching internship deadlines that come to mind as a sampling.  Go to go/MOJO to find out more:

  • ESS Wild Edibles – Local ecology and food sustainability internship – Deadline March 20
  • Community School – Community School Teacher in Idaho – Deadline March 23
  • Middlebury FoodWorks – The deadlines for all these have been extended to Friday March 23
  1. Ashbourne Farms – Vegtable Garden Intern (Two positions available)
  2. Avalon-Restaurant-Event Planning and Marketing Intern
  3. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest-Sustainable Community Garden Intern
  4. Creation Gardens-Farm to Restaurant Survey Intern
  5. Edible Louisville-Magazine Production Intern
  6. Enviro Eco Culture-Program Assistant Director
  7. Local Food Supporter or Glean Machine Coordinator
  8. Louisville Independent Business Alliance-LIBA Locavore
  9. Louisville Metro Government-Childhood Obesity and Local Food Access Internship
  10. Rainbow Blossom Farm to Store Coordinator Intern
  11. Seed Capital-Food and Hub Development Intern
  12. Sustainable Agriculture-Food and Ag Assistant Educator & Organizer
  13. The Root Cellar-Local Food Intern
  14. Yew Dell Botanical Gardens-Garden Intern

These are ones with deadlines over Spring Break:

  • Sierra Club – The Best Internship on Earth – Deadline March 27
  • Annies (as in macaroni and cheese) – PAID in Berkeley, CA – deadline March 28
  • New York City Mayor’s Office – City Government Internships – Offered by Alum Morgan Jones ’04 – Deadline March 30
  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Communications Intern – opportunity by Midd Alum Bob Carolla ’78, NAMI Director –Deadline March 30
  • US Department of Education – Editor, research and publications assistant – opportunity provided by alum Jacquelyn Zimmerman ’71 from the French School – Deadline March 31
  • Roots of Health – Media and Development Intern – offered by Midd alum Stephanie Schmidt ’02 – Deadline March 31
  • INROADS – Paid summer internship – Deadline March 31

…and many, many more with news ones being added daily!

McCardell Bicentennial Hall 104

7:00-8:00 p.m.

 

At 33 locations across the nation and abroad, Breakthrough Collaborative launches motivated middle-school students on the path to college and prepares older students for careers in education. A national nonprofit, Breakthrough Collaborative is devoted to preparing high-achieving middle-school students, most of whom are of color and from low-income families, to enter and succeed in college-preparatory high school programs. Breakthrough also recruits and trains outstanding high school and college students to become Breakthrough teachers and build an interest in careers as educators.

 Contact your campus recruiter Guadalupe Daniela Barajas ‘14 at gbarajas[at]middlebury.edu if you have any questions.

WHEN:  Monday, November 14, 2011

TIME:  7:00-8:00 P.M.

WHERE:  Axinn Center 220

Educator’s Ally is a highly personalized search and placement agency for educators and independent schools. They represent and recruit for a number of boarding and day schools located primarily in the Northeast, with a special concentration on schools in Westchester, Connecticut and New York City. For more information: www.educatorsally.com

WHEN:  Monday, November 14, 2011

TIME:  6:00–7:00 P.M.

WHERE:  Axinn Center 229

The Summerbridge internship program provides a stipend and housing and will give you extraordinary hands-on classroom teaching experience that is unparalleled for college undergraduates. Summerbridge internship program is a collaboration between Teach Kentucky and Summerbridge, which is a summer school experience for at-risk youth. In addition to teaching at-risk students transitioning into middle school and high school you will be a full faculty colleague with other outstanding college peers for across the country. This summer experience will make you a highly a competitive candidate for the most prestigious post-grad teaching programs like Teach for America, Mississippi Teaching Corp and Teach Kentucky.

As an additional benefit to part-time teaching work, each teacher would take a single three hour college level course either in a classroom or online. This customized, transcript supplement will add required content to your undergraduate transcript that will accelerate your acceptance in these highly selective post-graduate teaching opportunities. Teach Kentucky is a prominent national postgraduate teacher recruitment program. Inspire the lives of students and raise their educational attainment by teaching in urban middle or high school around the Greater Louisville, Kentucky area while enrolled in an alternative route to certification and a Masters in the Art of Teaching.

Nutrition and Agriculture Educator

Start-Date: August 22, 2011
Location: Newport, Vermont

About Green Mountain Farm-to-School Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is a nonprofit organization promoting the health and wellbeing of Vermont’s children, farms and communities by providing programs to connect schools and farms through food and education. In the 2010-2011 academic year, GMFTS aims to serve 24 school communities in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with school gardens, educational programming and fresh local farm foods, benefiting over 2,500 students. For more information about GMFTS, please visit www.greenmountainfarmtoschool.org.
Position Description:
The primary responsibilities of the Nutrition and Agriculture Educator will be to develop, grow, present, and evaluate GMFTS’ educational programs and provide general operational and administrative support. This is a full time year long AmeriCorps position.

The Educator will: Lead weekly 2-hour after-school program at school sites; Lead in-class nutrition, agriculture workshops, and farm field trips for students; Lead summer program activities for students and community members, and more.

Qualifications: A Bachelors degree or equivalent experience; Strong interest in working with children, teaching experience preferred; Knowledge of gardening and vegetable production preferred; Excellent organizational skills; Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly growing non-profit environment; Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.

Compensation: AmeriCorps Members who complete their term of service in a full time position will receive: A biweekly stipend totaling $11,900 for the year; Health insurance, if not covered under another policy; Child care, if necessary; Student loan forbearance; A $5,350 Education Award for past or future education; Available housing; Career mentoring, professional development, and strong work experience.

For more detail about the job description click HERE.

To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to jobs[at]gmfts.org. Applications accepted after May 1, 2011. Deadline for applications is June 15, 2011. EOE

Farm-to-School Coordinator

Start-Date: August 22, 2011

Location: Newport, Vermont
About Green Mountain Farm-to-School Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is a nonprofit organization promoting the health and wellbeing of Vermont’s children, farms and communities by providing programs to connect schools and farms through food and education. In the 2010-2011 academic year, GMFTS aims to serve 24 school communities in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with school gardens, educational programming and fresh local farm foods, benefiting over 2,500 students. For more information about GMFTS, please visit www.greenmountainfarmtoschool.org.

Position Description:
The primary responsibilities of the Farm-to-School Coordinator will be to continue to expand GMFTS’ Farm-to-School Network and provide general operational and administrative support. This is a full time year long AmeriCorps position.

Qualifications: A Bachelors degree or equivalent experience; Knowledge of local food systems and sustainable agriculture; Excellent public speaking and writing skills; Excellent organizational skills; Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly growing non-profit environment; Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.

Compensation: AmeriCorps Members who complete their term of service in a full time position will receive: A biweekly stipend totaling $11,900 for the year; Health insurance, if not covered under another policy; Child care, if necessary; Student loan forbearance; A $5,350 Education Award for past or future education; Available housing; Career mentoring, professional development, and strong work experience.

For a full description of the job position click HERE.
To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to jobs[at]gmfts.org. Applications received after May 1, 2011. Deadline for applications is June 15, 2011. EOE