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Physics/Engineering Teacher Full Time

Ramona Convent Secondary School, a Catholic college prep school for girls in grades 9-12 seeks a full-time science teacher for the school year beginning in August 2020.   

Candidates should have a B.A. /B.S. or a Credential or Master’s degree in Physics or a related field and teaching experience focused on student learning through inquiry, active engagement, and labs that develop a love of science through investigation and exploration. 

Courses include Physics, Physics Honors, Engineering and Robotics (after school).

Sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, Ramona Convent has empowered young women to develop academic excellence, dynamic leadership and spiritual depth for more than 130 years.  

The Ramona school culture is characterized by high standards, respect, and responsibility coupled with compassion and care for the individual.

Our teachers are life-long learners, engaged in the school community, and committed to helping our students develop the confidence and skills they need to make a difference in the world. 

To learn more about our school and our science program, please visit our website at ramonaconvent.org. Interested candidates should email resumes to physics@ramonaconvent.org.

High School Science (Physics) Educator Position at La Jolla Country Day School Available

Our independent school La Jolla Country Day School in San Diego is now hiring a full time physics teacher to start in the mid-August 2020. 

All of our freshmen take physics, and we offer AP Physics 2 for upperclassmen, and could be expanding our offerings of advanced physics classes.

We just started looking at candidates, but don’t delay if you or someone you know might be interested. You can read about the position and apply at the address below, and you may email our department chair Dr. Marianne Zupanc if you have other questions.

https://www.ljcds.org/about/career-opportunities

mzupanc@ljcds.org

SCAPTI AP Physics Workshop – July 6-10

SCAPTI – AP Physics Workshops – July 2020

Instructor – James Lincoln

www.SCAPTI.orgMany of you who have completed the New Physics Teacher Workshop program, or would just like to learn physics teaching at an advanced level, may be interested in this summer workshop led by James Lincoln. 

Attached is a flier to explain what SCAPTI (Southern California Advanced Physics Teaching Institute) is all about. If you would like to go, definitely fill out the RSVP form below. 

The workshop is less expensive than AP Institutes and attendees get lots of free stuff and more experience hours. More information at www.SCAPTI.org

RSVP that you are interested link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eWdXk329-llDkkftT8F8VyDUgcfrM6ZO9kPLmKpY2p8

SCAPTI AP Physics Workshop brochureDownload

SCAAPT Spring Meeting: Last Call for Presentations

The Spring SCAAPT Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 4, at Citrus College.

The call for contributed talks and Show & Tell demonstrations has been extended to February 28.  

All members are encouraged to contribute to the meeting.  

If you are interested, please complete the online abstract submission form (bit.ly/SCAAPTSpring20Abstracts) by February 28.

Waves Physics Workshops – March 2020 www.NPTW.org

Dear Physics Teachers,

You are invited to our March New Physics Teacher Workshops on Waves: Sound & Light.  These free workshops will help you teach physics by giving you the materials you need and the worksheets for your students to use them!  

Free Workshop! Free Lunch!! Free Materials!!! Free Parking!!!!

RSVP Here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WdVyJNMgQluyjPYO6uY4poCtYf9MBvhZzNFzmEl4H34

The workshops are at Cypress College or Canyon Crest Academy HS, depending on if you are from Los Angeles or San Diego, but you can go to either workshop.

San Diego: SAT March 7 – Canyon Crest Academy HS

Los Angeles: SAT March 21 – Cypress College

The workshops go from 8:30pm to 3:15pm, in the morning we do a series of lecture-based demonstrations and in the afternoon we do hands-on lab experience.

I hope you can make, please share this with a friend.

Sincerely,James Lincoln

Director, NPTW.org

AER Postdoc w/IAU

At the newly-founded IAU Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE), we are looking for a specialist in astronomy education research and/or physics education research to join us on a five-year postdoctoral position:

https://www.mpg.de/14340628/postdochdaoae295

Please help us to spread the word about this position to suitable candidates! While we are trying to fill this position as soon as possible, we are flexible on the starting date. The most important thing for us is to get a really good person to fill this position.

If you would like to learn more about the OAE, we now have interim web pages running at [http://astro4edu.org]. If interested, you can also join our mailing list at [http://www.haus-der-astronomie.de/OAE/mailing-list].

Position closes 28 FEB 2020.AER postdoc, 5-year position (~01 APR 2020 – 28 FEB 2025), w/IAU’s new Ofc of Astro Education. Position housed @ Max Plank Inst in Heidelberg.

AER Postdoc w/IAU

At the newly-founded IAU Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE), we are looking for a specialist in astronomy education research and/or physics education research to join us on a five-year postdoctoral position:

https://www.mpg.de/14340628/postdochdaoae295

Please help us to spread the word about this position to suitable candidates! While we are trying to fill this position as soon as possible, we are flexible on the starting date. The most important thing for us is to get a really good person to fill this position.

If you would like to learn more about the OAE, we now have interim web pages running at [http://astro4edu.org]. If interested, you can also join our mailing list at [http://www.haus-der-astronomie.de/OAE/mailing-list].

Position closes 28 FEB 2020.AER postdoc, 5-year position (~01 APR 2020 – 28 FEB 2025), w/IAU’s new Ofc of Astro Education. Position housed @ Max Plank Inst in Heidelberg.

Active learning short course in July

Active Learning in Introductory Physics Courses: Research-Based Strategies that Improve Student Learning—July 12-14, 2020, Portland, Oregon Designed for those who teach introductory physics at universities, colleges and high schools.

Graduate credit will be available through the University of Oregon.* 

Instructors: David Sokoloff, University of Oregon and Ronald Thornton, Tufts University  

Participants will be introduced to research-validated, classroom-tested strategies for each component of the introductory course that have been demonstrated to improve learning. These include Interactive Lecture Demonstration (ILDs),RealTime Physics (RTP) labs, Collaborative Problem-Solving Tutorials, Workshop Physics (WP), Physics with Video Analysis (PVA), and related online video analysis exercises. The course will also include the use of video analysis to identify analytic functions describing real data. Among other more recent developments are (1) 3rd edition RTP E & M labs using video analysis, (2) ILDs using clickers, (3) online homework using Interactive Video Vignettes (IVVs), and (4) distance learning and in class labs using the self-contained, wireless IOLab (or other wireless data acquisition devices).

Topics will be chosen from both semesters of introductory physics. Research on the effectiveness of these strategies will also be discussed. The tools and software used in these active learning curricula are compatible with Macintosh and Windows OS, and with the popular interfaces and sensors. Participants will receive complimentary printed copies of the curricula (published by Wiley and Vernier, and also available for high school use as the ABP High School E-dition). 

The course fee is $225. (Early bird registration until May 15 is $195.) *

Up to three graduate credits from the University of Oregon will be available for an additional $100/credit. 

For more information and to register: http://pages.uoregon.edu/sokoloff/CHAUT.htm

SCAAPT Spring Meeting: Save the Date and Call for Presentations

The Spring SCAAPT Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 4, at Citrus College.  

All members are encouraged to contribute a presentation of Show & Tell.  Please share your favorite demonstration, class activity, education research findings, or anything else that will enhance teachers’ understanding of physics or physics teaching.

Please complete the online abstract submission form (bit.ly/SCAAPTSpring20Abstracts) by February 21.

Two Full-Time Positions at Rio Hondo College 1. Physics 2. Engineering

Rio Hondo College is recruiting two full-positions in physics and engineering. Experience with incorporating Python in a instructional setting is desirable. 

To apply for a position or for more information, click on the links below. Physics:https://riohondo.peopleadmin.com/postings/1536Engineering:https://riohondo.peopleadmin.com/postings/1537