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!
Below is a sampling of Handshake opportunities that have upcoming deadlines:
Work as a Program Assistant at Gonzaga University’s Center for Student Academic Success in Spokane, WA.
Work in Boston at an innovative hub for smart, idealistic people transforming the future of education.
Teach full-time in priority public middle schools and high schools in the greater Lousville, Kentucky area.
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.
Civic Education Project – Lead and Inspire Students from Across the Country!
CEP is NOW HIRING! Spend your Spring or Summer creating life-changing experiences for young student leaders!
Lead a group of 12-18 students in service-learning experiences engaging with local activists, leaders and changemakers. Inspire students to consider their leadership capacity through thoughtful reflection and dialogue. Expand your knowledge and skills in service-learning facilitation and tap into a nationwide community of top-tier practitioners and educators. If you are a passionate educator who wants to help develop socially responsible young leaders, then CEP wants YOU!
2018 Program & Position Details
- Instructional, residential, and administrative positions available.
- Program locations in Chicago, Washington DC, Baltimore, Berkeley, and Evanston.
- 4-day, weeklong, and 3-week opportunities.
- Staff receive a stipend, room and board, and training in service-learning and experiential education.
- Staff consideration begins December 11, 2017 for returning staff and January 1, 2018 for new staff.
- A current résumé reflecting your education, employment, and volunteer experience;
- A brief personal statement of no more than 500 words, articulating why you are interested in these positions and what skills or experiences you bring to the program;
- Contact information (name, phone number, email address) for three professional references. Note: references are contacted via email at the time candidates who are invited to interview for a position call CEP to schedule their interview.
Please prepare these materials before you begin the staff application, as it is not an option to save and return to the application to complete at a later time.
You will be notified via e-mail once we have received your completed online application, résumé, and personal statement. Due to a high volume of applicants, we are unable to review incomplete applications.
Candidates receiving further consideration will be invited to participate in an interview via phone or video chat (CLI senior administrative candidates only). Candidates may also be asked to submit additional materials during the hire process, including lesson or activity plans, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, copies of teaching certifications, and additional references.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received, so candidates are encouraged to apply early to ensure full consideration. Candidates will be notified of their status as soon as all positions are filled.
|Season||Program(s)||Staff Consideration Begins||Hiring Decesions Begin|
(Returning Staff)January 1
(Returning Staff)February 1
Civic Leadership Institute
(Returning Staff)January 1
(Returning Staff)February 1
(New Administrators, Instructors)
Here are lots of promising opportunities in Handshake, curated by our CCI Intern-extraordinaire, Sarah Karerat ’18:
Work with children this J-Term at the Addison County Parent Child Center in Middlebury.
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.
Interested in queer issues-related nonprofit work? Support the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people.
Directly support Crew Leaders and Crew Members for adult, youth, and specialty programs in Bozeman, Montana.
Spend your summer working hands-on with a human rights non-governmental organization.
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.
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]powerhouse.solar.
We upgraded WordPress to version 4.9 recently, but it didn’t make it into the updates post. You can review the changes in this new version of WordPress here. The most important changes are better previews for site design changes you make in the customizer and easier-to-use image and gallery widgets.
The Online Directory is temporarily not available off-campus. We have finished an update to this that hides email address and phone number from lists of results (they are still shown on individual records) for off-campus users and are waiting for a review before this is deployed. This change should make it more difficult to automatically harvest this information.
- Drupal 8.4.3
- Drupal cas 7.x-1.6
- Drupal config_update 8.x-1.5
- Drupal select_or_other 7.x-2.23
- Drupal twig_tweak 8.x-2.0-rc2
- Drupal views_field_formatter 8.x-1.7
- WordPress CommentPress Core 3.9.8
- WordPress Garfunkel theme 1.12
- WordPress Hemingway theme 1.59
- WordPress Jetpack 5.6
- WordPress NextGEN Gallery 2.2.18
- WordPress Seriously Simple Podcasting 1.19.3
- WordPress Sydney theme 1.43
Fixes and Tweaks
- The Panopto video embed plugin for our WordPress sites now works on both sites with http and https protocol URLs.
- We deployed a new version of the New England Review site for our colleagues in Communications.
- Creating a new website for the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
- Creating a new automatically generated course catalog.
- Building out the configuration of our CAS servers in Chef, which is a configuration management system. We have already completed this work for our Drupal, WordPress, MediaWiki, GO, Omeka, and the Course Catalog services.
- Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.
The Health Professions and STEM team is excited to welcome a panel of recent Middlebury College medical school applicants back to campus. Come hear about the application process from students who just went through the cycle. Ask them questions about the interview process (traditional and Multiple Mini Interviews or MMI) and find out what they wish they had known before applying to medical school.
You’ll also hear from a group of your peers who took the MCATs this past summer. We’ll ask them to share their study schedules, what materials they found useful, what tricks and tips they found to be helpful and test-day strategies.
What a great opportunity to hear about the application process from those who have just gone through it!
When: Tuesday, January 16 from 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Hillcrest 103
Pizza will be provided!