■ Instructor Position at STARBASE Minnesota: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teaching position available at STARBASE Minnesota to teach students in grades 4-6. 40 hours/wk. Begins Dec 2015/Jan 2016. STARBASE Minnesota is a leading educational nonprofit organization founded in 1993 whose purpose is to inspire and educate youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). To apply, go to: <http://www.starbasemn.org/about-us-2/employment/>.
■ Cedar Riverside Community School is Seeking a First Grade Teacher/Long Term Substitute: Cedar Riverside Community School seeks a well-spoken individual with a gift for elementary school teaching who is passionate about the mission, vision, and philosophy of Cedar Riverside Community School. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and a valid Minnesota teaching license. To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 1610 South Sixth Street, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55454, Attn. Randy Vetsch. Applications accepted until position is filled. Call (612) 248-8260 with questions.
■ Tutor positions with Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps: Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps are looking for literacy and math tutors for Minnesota schools for the 2015-16 school year, as well as looking ahead to 2016-17. As you know, the Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps is an AmeriCorps program that trains and places tutors in public schools to help students improve their reading or math skills. Tutors now earn:
- Bi-weekly stipend of $544 (full time; half that for half time)
- $5,730 education award for college tuition or student loan payments (full time; half that for half time)
- Career skills, educational training, networking and coaching
- The fulfillment of making a real difference in children’s lives
For more information, contact Miriam Queensen, Outreach Coordinator at: 612-598-9665 or <email@example.com>.Tutors Needed in East Saint Paul: SPPS Tutoring Partners are in immediate need of tutors. Tutor need to be available for a minimum of 1 hour per week for at least 6 months. Click on this link to apply: <http://sppsfoundation.org/volunteer>.
■ Anthropology Course Availability: ANT 141 Section B will be offered on Wednesday nights next semester from 6 – 9:30 pm. If you need an anthropology course offered at a flexible class time you may want to consider this class. It will be an introductory class on cultural anthropology where we will study themes in how human beings develop meaningful relationships with each other and build community by looking at the environment, geography, the environment, music, business, language, and other areas which affect the development of culture. For more information, contact the course instructor: Vinodh Kutty, Ph.D., <firstname.lastname@example.org>, or 612-348-9498.
■ Teachers On Call is Recruiting: Teachers On Call is currently hiring for Substitute Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Education Assistants for several metro area public school districts as well as over 150 charter schools and early child care centers in the Twin Cities. For more information, contact Kellie Amos at: 952.346.1656 or <email@example.com>.
■ MPS Student Teacher Job Fair: The Minneapolis Public Schools is holding a Student Teacher Job Fair on Saturday, November 14th. This job fair is open to all student teachers who are graduating in December 2015, regardless of if they are student teaching in MPS. Register by Monday, 11/9: <http://bit.ly/1VUTEfr>. For more information, please contact the Office of Human Capital at 612.668.0500 or email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
■ The Augsburg Education Department has arranged for MTLE practice tests through Feb. 2016. The costs of these practice tests can be paid through financial aid. Please see department chair Margaret Finders for more information about how to access the practice tests.
Also below are the MN BOT testing requirements. Students must receive passing scores on the ACT+Writing, the SATs or the MTLEs.
Admission to licensure program steps can be found at the following link: <http://inside.augsburg.edu/edstudents/admission/>.
■ Advising and Admissions Up-Dates:
■ ACT+Writing and SAT Scores in Place of MTLE—Beginning January 1, 2015, The Minn. Board of Teaching (BOT) will accept passing ACT Plus Writing and SAT scores to meet the requirement for a skills exam in reading, writing and math. The BOT has adopted the following passing scores for these exams:
- ACT Plus Writing: Composite Score ≥ 22 and Combined English/Writing ≥ 21
- SAT Reading ≥ 510 and Writing ≥ 510 and Mathematics ≥ 520
Advising—Day students in their final two years at Augsburg may enroll in AU courses if it is the only way that they can graduate in a timely manner. Registration forms must be signed by Vicki Olson or Peg Finders.
Students in SPE and ESL may switch from Day to AU to finish SPE or ESL licenses. Day students who need to switch to AU to finish out their SPE or ESL licenses can maintain campus housing.
If you have concerns or questions about the financial impact of this type of change please contact a Student Financial Services counselor immediately about the financial impact of the change. Students can schedule appointments online via the Advising link in Records and Registration, at the service window, or by phone or email.
■ Education Department Office is Also Open Certain Non-Business Hours:
- Tuesday and Thursday until 6 p.m. every week.
Turn things in; pick things up; leave messages or materials for faculty; check your department file – we are here for you.
Submitting news to Augsburg:
- To the Education Department News: Send your news to Joseph Erickson at C.B. 312 or erickson-AT-augsburg.edu.
- To the Augsburg Now published by the Augsburg College Office of Public Relations and Communication: Send your news to C.B. 145 or email@example.com.
- To the daily A-Mail electronic newsletter: Go to AugNet Home Page and login. Then click on “Submit News and Announcements” link.
Connecting with Alumni and Friends:
Augsburg College provides several ways to stay connected with Alumni and friends. Here are some links to get you started:
- Alumni Information Update: Submit news and contact information changes to the college’s Alumni Office.
- TC2 New Teachers’ Blog
Other Sources of News for K-12 Teachers:
Here are links to some of the very best online news sources for K-12 teachers:
- Education Week
- Teacher Magazine
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (also, subscribe to ASCD SmartBrief, a daily email news resource delivered right to your inbox).