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]

Weekly Web Updates – December 11, 2017

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.


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.

Ongoing Work

  • 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.

Pre-Med Students: Don’t Miss the Medical School Applicant Panel and MCAT Peer Advice Panel 1/16

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!