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PT Job Opportunity: Trinity Academy

Trinity Academy in Koreatown, Los Angeles is looking to hire 2 positions.

  1. Afterschool teacher: M-F, 3-6pm working with middle schoolers on homework
  2. Private Tutoring position

Qualifications:

  • Heart for kids, ability to pass down knowledge, caring

If you have a car with valid license, you are eligible for more hours for the afterschool position because of pickup and drop-offs.

Please send your resume to la.trinity.academy@gmail.com attention to Crystal Chong.

CALL FOR RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS

• Do you teach at a Title I high school?
• Do you have between 6 -14 years of teaching experience?
• Do you think about whether to stay or leave your job?
This is a research study of mid-career educators, how they think about teacher turnover and their working conditions. In your interview, you will be asked to talk about your experiences with work-life balance, classroom autonomy, burnout, etc. The interview is only ten questions and will take approx. one hour.
Participation is voluntary. Your statements will be kept confidential and anonymous.
or contact the researcher directly:
Tomoko M. Nakajima
PhD Candidate
UCLA Graduate School of Education
(213) 222-6340 Tnak493@ucla.edu
Study IRB# 17-000881

Job Opportunity: Wise Readers to Leaders Summer 2018 Positions

Hello!

I am Program Manager for an education non-profit that runs programming over the summer. I am reaching out to education, social justice, and youth focused undergrad and graduate programs to blast our job positions for summer 2018. WiseReadersJob Descriptions (1) – See here for the job descriptions for our teacher and management jobs available.

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

Best,

Olivia LaViolette

Program Manager

310-889-2254

www.wisereaderstoleaders.org

Professional Development: WriteGirl seeking Women Writers!

Women Writers Needed!

Volunteer to be a creative writing mentor to teen girls and join a growing network of women writers.

WriteGirl (www.writegirl.org) is a creative writing and mentoring organization that empowers underserved teen girls in Los Angeles through mentoring relationships with women writers, hosting large-scale writing workshops at such places as the Huntington Gardens and the Autry. Since 2001, WriteGirl has maintained a 100% success rate in guiding girls to not only graduate from high school but also enroll in college.

WriteGirl is seeking women writers in all genres including novelists, poets, journalists, songwriters, copywriters, legal writers, and more to help lead workshops and inspire girls to express their creative ideas. Weekly and monthly mentoring opportunities available.

WriteGirl is also seeking professional women to volunteer behind-the-scenes with events, public relations, fundraising, and partnerships. (Strong communication skills required.)

Women should apply by September 20th, 2017 at www.writegirl.org/join-us. For more information, sign up for our newsletter at http://bit.ly/2tK9WUr. For questions, contact WriteGirl at membership@writegirl.org or call 213-253-2655.

HELP TEEN GIRLS.  GET INSPIRED.  JOIN WRITEGIRL.

Job Opportunity: American English College Seeking Substitute Teachers!

Substitute ESL Instructor / English Teacher

American English College – Monterey Park, CA

American English College (www.aec.edu) – Monterey Park campus is looking for Substitute ESL Instructors to join our team of educators. Substitutes are a valued addition at our school – welcoming you as part of our own faculty.

Class Schedule: Substitutes may be called to cover either or both sessions. You may be called in advanced or day-of for any unplanned instructor absences.

Weekdays (Morning Session: 9AM – 1PM) (Afternoon: 2PM – 4PM)

Requirements:

  • Ability to conduct a student-centered classroom with clear objectives.
  • Ability to interpret and successfully implement instructor-provided lesson plan.
  • In cases of unforeseen or extended absences, the substitute may need to create lesson plans that meet the learning objectives of the class.
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
  • Employ instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting the learning objectives.
  • Have ESL teaching experience in an IEP setting.
  • Have taught young adults to adults (16+) in an academic program
  • Have taught various ESL levels (Beginning to Advanced)
  • Have taught 75 minutes to 4-hour class blocks

Perks:

  • Monthly faculty training workshops that are extremely engaging and helpful to your professional development
  • A wonderful work environment and culture for those that really have a passion for ESL and teaching international students
  • Consideration for Instructor Position

How You’ll Know You’re the Right Fit:

  • You are smart, creative, and fun.
  • You have intuition, and perceptive about how you need to help your students and when.
  • You are a good person, looking for an environment of other good people (that’s us).
  • You want to join a community of people who are extremely supportive and here to help you grow (also us).

Salary: $17.00 /hour

Application Questions

How many years of esl classroom experience do you have?

Have you completed the following level of education: Bachelor’s?

Are you in Monterey Park, CA?

Submit Resumes tochristine@aec.edu

Professional Development Event: Summit on (De)Institutionalizing Islamophobia on College Campuses

Join us on Friday, September 8th at USC

The Center for Education, Identity and Social Justice at the USC Rossier School of Education is pleased to announce our first official event: Summit on (De)Institutionalizing Islamophobia on College Campuses. The Summit will feature:

-Parwana Anwar, JD: Trial and Criminal Defense Attorney
Zulaikha Aziz, JD: Human Rights Attorney
Shabana Mir, PhD: Assistant Professor and Coordinator, General Education at American Islamic College
Marwa Rifahie, JD: Civil Rights Attorney at CAIR-LA
Najeeba Syeed, JD: Associate Professor of Interreligious Education at Claremont School of Theology

The Summit will address the legal issues and policies affecting today’s Muslim college students. It will explore thoughtful and empirically based understanding of the diversity and intersectionality within the Muslim community. Topics will include how the institutionalization of Islamophobia under the guise of national security is negatively impacting today’s Muslim college students, as well as discuss:

-Intersectionality
-Muslim ban
-Monolithic portrayals of Muslims
-Racialization of Muslims
-Violence directed towards the Muslim community

This one-day event on Friday, September 8th, 2017 will take place on USC’s campus. The Summit is open to higher education and student affairs professionals and scholars as well as student leaders. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to attendees. Space is limited – you can register for the event here

Early bird rates are in effect until August 18th, with a limited number of student leader rates available at $50 and general admission rates at $150.  After August 18th, the limited student leader rates will be $60 and the general admission rate will be $175.

Please contact us at socialjustice@usc.edu if you have any questions or visit bit.ly/sept8summit.

Professional Development: 2017-2018 Mandarin Teacher Leadership Institute

California needs well-qualified language teachers in its classrooms to ensure that students gain the proficiency and confidence to use their Mandarin language skills in real-world situations.  To address this growing need, The UCLA Mandarin Teacher Leadership Institute (MTLI) is providing Mandarin teachers with the tools they need to become master teachers of Chinese language and culture, and to serve as leaders in the K-12 Mandarin teaching community.

As a participant, you will learn fun, creative strategies for developing lesson plans that emphasize exclusive use of the target language while also fulfilling California’s Common Core language, culture, and content standards. You will also learn how to effectively incorporate authentic materials and technology into your classes.

Application Process

  • All applicants are required to complete an online application and send a copy of their resume to info@confucius.ucla.edu by December 4, 2017.
  • Admission to the program is by invitation only. Selection will be based on a number of factors including teaching experience, educational background, and professional references, online application content, as well as geographic distribution. A goal of our program is to produce a cohort of trained teacher-leaders who will be able to serve as language teaching mentors in diverse parts of our state.

Program Cost 

The total cost of the program, including tuition, fees, and lunch, is $695.00. Scholarship support is available through the UCLA Confucius Institute. Teachers needing scholarship support should email: info@confucius.ucla.edu. Those receiving scholarship support are expected to attend all class meetings.

Schedule

December 9, 2017
January 20, 2018
February 10, 2018
March 17, 2018
April 14, 2018

Location

Occidental College
1600 Campus Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90041

Job Opportunity: Academy Study Center in LA looking for STEM tutors

The Academic Study Center, located in West Los Angeles, is seeking energetic, patient and compassionate STEM instructors with expertise in the liberal arts to teach and provide one on one home tutoring. Candidates who can teach high school level STEM subjects including Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and advanced Calculus are ideal.

This position would provide 10-20 hours a week. Instructors are needed for independent study programs, after school and evening hours.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree from accredited 4-year university and reliable transportation. Starting pay depends on qualifications and experience but applicants can expect at least $25 per hour to start.

The center has been providing educational services on the west side of Los Angeles for over 50 years, and prides itself on upholding a collegial and supportive work environment and commitment to a belief that every student can learn and flourish. All interested  applicants  must send a cover letter and resume to Bod Brody at  robert8136@aol.com.

Academic Study Center

12016 Wilshire Blvd. #6

LA, CA 90025

Disney English

Hello Trojans,

Did you know that Disney has English education centers all over China? If you want to teach English abroad and love Disney, this may be a great opportunity for you! Please check out Disney English jobs at the link: https://jobs.disneycareers.com/category/disney-english-jobs/1635/2469/1