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KITP (UCSB) Physics Teachers’ Conference, January 18: Spacetime, Holography, and Entanglement

Unifying gravity and quantum mechanics – known as quantum gravity – has turned out to be extraordinarily difficult. It is one of the grand challenges facing physicists this century. How did spacetime come to be, what is its ultimate fate, and why do we experience it at all?Join world-leading physicists and other educators at the high school physics teachers’ conference Spacetime, Holography, and Entanglement on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) at University of California, Santa Barbara.
Interactive lectures by world-leading physicists will give accessible introductions and deeper dives into current research topics in quantum gravity, like the holographic principle linking it to string theory and its links to quantum entanglement.A description and logistical information is at: is free and open to all. It includes a Friday evening reception at the conference hotel, Saturday morning breakfast at the hotel, and Saturday lunch at KITP. Register by December 15, 2019.Generous support for travel and lodging expenses is available for current teachers. Financial aid will be awarded on a rolling basis, beginning on October 21.Contact Claudia Gutierrez ( if you have questions.We look forward to seeing you in Santa Barbara!

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iFLY STEM Open House

iFLY Hollywood would like to personally invite you to attend our Annual STEM Open House on October 3rd , 2019 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.
This event will showcase our STEM program allowing you to come and explore how we can help you take education to new heights! For instance, by touring our state-of-the art vertical wind tunnel we inspire students with the power of science. Check out why thousands of districts and educators have chosen iFLY for STEM Education Field Trips to inspire the future of science and engineering. This OPEN HOUSE will include demonstrations, labs and refreshments and you can even experience a complimentary flight!
If you are able to attend, please RSVP to me directly via email with the attendees names that will be in attendance!
Please note this event is for educators and school administration. Flight time at this event is only available for educators and school administration, no exceptions. Teachers interested in a FREE flight must bring a School ID, or a form stating they are part of an educational institution
Space is limited and filling up quickly! We look forward to connecting and showing you first hand what more than 60,000 students and 3,000 schools have participated in 2018!
Please contact me direction with any questions!

Taylor Clark
Sales Manager
Direct: (818) 985-4359

Teaching Physics 130 at Cypress College in Spring 2020

Hello  teaching job applicant:

Teaching Job Announcement – Physics 130

Minimum Qualifications:

Masters Degree in Astronomy or Physics

Note, if your degree is in Engineering or a related area, then you must have a Bachelor’s degree in Physics. If both MS and BS are in engineering, then you do not meet minimum qualifications.

Desirable Qualifications:

We prefer recent teaching experience within the last 5 years either college, TA, or high school.

I am looking for several part time teachers for the following course at Cypress College:

2020 Spring Semester runs late January- late May, 2020.

PHYS 130    4   Units, Elementary Physics

Algebra based. No trig or calculus.

This course provides an introduction of the basic concepts, principles, and laws of physics with major emphasis upon their practical importance and application towards understanding natural phenomena.

Textbook: Conceptual Physics by Paul Hewitt

Days and time

                   6:00- 9:10 PM Monday and Wednesday

                    6:00- 9:10 PM Tuesday and Thursday

Salary: $720-1069/unit-hour/semester. About $50/teaching hour

Above class is 6 hours and 20 min per week.

Pay depends on your experience. Lab hours are paid less than lecture hours.

Course pay is about $5250

Class times and days are fixed and cannot be changed.

Other classes may become available.

Information about our district:

Select Employment. You will find information about pay at the above link.

Information about our college:

Are you available to teach our class?

I would like to set up interviews in late October.

I’ll give you information about your teaching demonstration once we set the time.

Please email me your level of interest and briefly tell me about your teaching experience.

Email me a current resume. I only need your resume at this time. No need to send any other documents. Email me MS Word or pdf.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Ron Armale, Ph.D. Professor of Astronomy and Physics CYPRESS COLLEGE 9200 Valley View Street […]

Part-time, Long term Physics Sub


I wanted to let you all know that La Salle College Preparatory in Pasadena is looking for a part time, long term physics substitute teacher for this school year, as one of our physics teachers will be going on maternity leave during the first semester and into the second semester.

We are looking for the sub to most likely start sometime in October and teach through to mid-late March.  The job would involve teaching three honors physics classes and those three class would meet every other day, so the substitute would only be expected to be on campus every other day.  

Please pass the word along and let me know if you know of anyone interested, in need of a part time physics teaching job, or someone strong in physics who is looking to go into teaching. If you or someone you know is interested, please have them email me at this email address,

Thank you so much for your time, 

Tina Bonacci ’94Assistant Principal for Curriculum and InstructionDirector of Global EducationLa Salle  College Preparatory3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107Office: 626-696-4311Fax: 626-696-4413

Pasadena City College Adjunct Physics/Astronomy Instructor Position Available

Pasadena City College is hiring adjunct Physics/Astronomy Instructors. Adjunct faculty plan and organize academic instruction according to approved course outlines and student learning outcomes; instruct and assist a diverse population of students to achieve their goals; provide informed feedback on assignments and discussions; evaluate student performance using appropriate assignments and activities; maintain accurate records of course enrollment and student academic progress; submit grades and student learning outcomes data in a timely manner.

The mission of Pasadena City College is to provide a high quality, academically robust learning environment that encourages, supports and facilitates student learning and success. The College provides an academically rigorous and comprehensive curriculum for students pursuing educational and career goals as well as learning opportunities designed for individual development. The College is committed to providing access to higher education for members of the diverse communities within the District service area and to offering courses, programs, and other activities to enhance the economic conditions and the quality of life in these communities.

The full job announcement and details can be found at Please contact Martha House ( with any questions.