News/Opportunities

Our Newsfeed contains all of the events, opportunities and job postings that our Teach@Mines students and mailing list receive. Our scholarship page also contains resources for our students, future teachers and current teachers.

Please reach out to Wendy Adams at wkadams@mines.edu if you have any opportunities you’d like us to share!


$1,000 scholarship, apply before July 30 5.30.23

Caring For Others was founded in 2022, and has been honored to support Social Work scholars through educational scholarships to help lessen the financial burden of pursuing their degrees in Social Work. This year, they expanded their scholarship opportunities to support educators in training as well.

Scholarship Amount: scholarships are $1,000 each and will be sent directly to the recipient’s university financial aid department.

To Qualify Students Must:
1) Be enrolled in an Accredited Bachelor, Master, or Doctorate Education or Teaching program,
2) Be located in the United States,
3) Be in their second quarter/semester or beyond at the time of application,
4) Have earned a minimum of a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale,
5) Have an interest in serving an underserved community, and 6) Demonstrate Financial need.

Application Deadline: The application and all required supplemental materials must be submitted by July 30 of the current year.

Direct inquiries can be sent to  kush@caringforothersfoundation.org. The application form and instructions are attached to this email.


STEM Teacher Position at North Arvada Middle School! 5.26.23

North Arvada Middle School is looking for a STEM teacher! North Arvada is a neighborhood school that also serves as a Gifted and Talented center program for grades 6, 7 and 8. Their student population is about 600 students, with 56.3% FRL students, 49.2% minority students, 10.6% IEP students, 22.8% gifted students, 12.4% ELL students. Their efforts remain focused on learning, a culture of collaboration and results for the whole child. Their students are highly-impacted, which has led to significant innovations around social emotional learning including the creation of a Wellness Room, training all staff and students in Zones of Regulation, and deepening our understanding of the trauma informed classroom.

North Arvada licensed personnel are expected to be creative innovators who embrace project based learning, accept the whole child and create a joy-filled learning environment. Individuals must be passionate and devoted to serving a highly-impacted community – specifically a bubble Title 1 school. A core belief is that all students will learn together in the least restrictive environment. Successful staff are committed to a collaborative culture and shared accountability for the achievement and growth of all learners. Check out the job posting on their website (search Job ID: 23107).


Adams County School District 14 is Hiring for Multiple Teacher Positions! 5.25.23

Adams County School District 14 has multiple openings in different levels & disciplines:

To view all of their current openings, check out their application portal here.


Code Denver Program Opportunity @ Mines 5.23.23

We wanted to let you know about a great partnership between Mines, the Gordon Family Foundation and Metro State. You can share this with any High School students that you may know that may be interested to attend. They have extended the deadline to enroll to 5/31/23.

Below is a bit more detail and I have copied Sam Araujo with the Computer Science Dept. who manages the program for Mines.

{CodeDenver}: Dates –  June 20th-July 14th 8am-3pm. Students will be on Mines Campus July 5-12 overnight.  Through {Code Denver}, we have an opportunity to immerse students in key elements of cutting-edge technology and STEM-based career opportunities available to them in their own communities.  In addition to engaging these students with core components of critical design thinking, we also will support them in completing site visits to a broad spectrum of technology-driven organizations.  They’ll also have valuable opportunities to learn from industry experts representing a wide array of STEM career paths. Among other milestones, while working with Mines & MSU faculty and staff, {Code Denver} students will complete team projects that they will devise using methodology and concepts gleaned from site visits, guest speakers, and technology with which they will interact during class time. When team projects are complete, students will gain professional experience by presenting that work. Confirmed site visits include: Denver Water Treatment Plant, NOAA in Boulder, NREL in Golden.    Metro State and Mines work together to provide an awesome summer program called Code Denver (in partnership with the Gordon Family Foundation – like Aaron Gordon from the Nuggets!!!!) that is free. The applications just went live. Here is the link. https://www.gordonfamilygiving.org/code-2023-program

 


Science Teacher Positions at Sand Creek High School 5.23.23

Sand Creek High School is seeking science teachers. Check out the job postings on their application platform. To learn more about Sand Creek High School, visit their  website, the district pay scale and benefits page, and their district calendar. Please reach out to Courtney Harrell at charrell@d49.org with any questions!


DSST Public Schools Hiring for Computer Science Teacher! 5.17.23

DSST Public Schools is hiring for a Computer Science Teacher at DSST Green Valley Ranch Middle School and a Creative Engineering Teacher at DSST Montview Middle School. Salary for both roles is $50,000-$68,000 and would start for new hire training on 7/27/23. A Bachelor’s Degree is all that is required to get started and we are a great network to be a new teacher with our weekly 1:1 coaching model! Contact

Amanda.shaw@scienceandtech.org with any questions.


Eaton High School Math and STEM teacher openings 5.15.23

One of our recent Mines Econ Alumni now teaches at Eaton High school and is loving what a great place it is to work. They have a STEM teacher position open and a Math teacher position open for the upcoming school year. You can find both job postings here: https://www.applitrack.com/eatonco/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=High+School+Teaching.


Adams 12 School District CS openings 5.15.23

Adams 12 School District currently has the following CS openinigs:

  • 2 Middle School CS teaching positions – For middle school CS teaching positions, they can hire without the endorsement if the teacher is willing to make a plan to get one
  • 3 ½ time Elementary CS teaching positions – For elementary CS teaching positions, a CS endorsement is not required

If you are interested in learning more about these positions, please reach out to Anna at ott017313@adams12.org.


Graduating this Summer? 5.4.23

If you are graduating this summer, May or August, and going to be teaching after graduation, please get in contact with Allie Bolter at ambolter@mines.edu and let us know so we can send you a gift!


Teach@Mines Licensure Party 5.2.23

We wanted to remind everyone about the party we are having tomorrow! There will NOT BE A PRESENTATION, but we will be making ice cream! Hope to see you there!
RSVP:  https://forms.gle/hwzeHEH37jU2yuPX7
(Please RSVP to ensure we have enough food)


Job postings this week 4.24.23

Here are 3 job postings like to share with you all:

    1. Elementary Teachers
    2. Special Education Teachers (K-12)
    3. Elective Teacher (K-8)
    4. Physical Education Teacher (K-12)
    5. Technology Teacher
    6. STEAM Innovation Teacher
    7. High School Math Teachers
    8. High School Science Teachers
    9. High School Spanish Teachers
    10. High School Social Studies Teachers
    11. High School English Language Arts Teachers

Teach@Mines Licensure Party 4.18.23

Please join us for a party to celebrate the long-awaited approval from both the Colorado Department of Education and Higher Education authorizing Colorado School of Mines as a Teacher Education Agency!

What: Teach@Mines Licensure Party
When: Tuesday, May 2nd, from 5:00pm-6:30pm
Where: CoorsTek 140
RSVP:  https://forms.gle/hwzeHEH37jU2yuPX7


Trends in Engineering Education and a Summer on Campus job opportunity 4.14.23

  1. Are you interested in trends in engineering education, innovation in pedagogy or sharing your own educational experience while studying to be an engineer/applied scientist? Join the ASEE Rocky Mountain Section Regional Conference, May 15-17, Mines is hosting this event!  We are also in need of student volunteers (conference registration fee will be waived). See flier for details, contact Mirna Mattjik (mmattjik@mines.edu) or visit our website: https://www.mines.edu/aseerms2023/
  2. Campus Events is hiring for summer conference staff. Some of the temp job openings offer a meal plan and potentially summer housing for full time lead positions. Please see the attached digital flyer or visit their website for job descriptions and applications: https://www.mines.edu/campus-events/summer-jobs/

Fall 2023 Courses 4.13.23

Please help us get the word out about some of our Fall T@M courses.

SCED262/SCED562 – K-12 FIELD EXPERIENCE & BUILDING STUDENT RELATIONSHIPS
This is the perfect way to try out teaching spending 1 -2 hours per week in a local classroom (your choice of grade level and subject)

MAED498/MAED598 – COMPUTER SCIENCE PRACTICES & TECHNOLOGICAL IMPACTS ON SOCIETY
This is a really fascinating new course (likely 400-level H&SS) that investigates the impact of technology on society. Things like how big tech’s obsession with optimization and efficiency has sacrificed fundamental human values.  At the same time, you’ll learn how to teach this kind of content to your students.

SCED333/SCED533 – EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND ASSESSMENT
H&SS mid-level elective.  Normally this class is full before registration is over but this fall we are able to offer two sections of this course! Help us fill the second section. Tell your friends about this cool course that helps you become a better learner by understanding how the brain learns.

SCED363/SCED563 – DYNAMIC TEACHING: Motivation, Classroom Mngt., Differentiation of Inst.
H&SS mid-level elective.  This class covers three main areas including motivation and what helps us get things done!

SCED445/SCED545 – PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY TEACHING TECHNIQUES  and MAED425/MAED525 – PRE-ALGEBRA AND ALGEBRA TEACHING TECHNIQUES
If you’re interested in teaching physics, chemistry, or math at either high school or college level, this course will set you up to be ready to teach after one semester.  It can count as a graduate level elective for people pursing other MS and PhDs.

Please visit our Courses page if you’d like to learn more about these or other courses we are offering this fall.


Teacher Panel hosted by TEA next Monday 4.12.23

Teacher Panel! – April 17th, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. BR W210:

The Teacher Education Alliance (TEA) is pleased to announce this Fall’s Teacher Panel.  We have several Mines alumni who are now in the classroom coming back to visit.  They will share some about their experiences as both a student and now a teacher.  Come hear their stories and get your questions answered.  Dinner will be provided. Feel free to stop by for all or part of the event.

RSVP: https://forms.office.com/r/WfWZTw5mHU

(Please RSVP to ensure we have enough food)


Science Teacher needed in Nebraska 4.10.23

Kimball Public Schools in Western Nebraska (about 2.5 hours from Golden) has an opening for a high school science position.  Class sizes are small (averaging 15 students per class/30 students per grade) and the location is great.  Small town living but close to larger towns/cities/mountains/etc. You can find the posting here, feel free to reach out to the Principal, Danielle Reader (dreader@kpslonghorns.org), if you are interested in more details or have any questions about the position.


STEAM Expo Volunteer 4.10.23

Matthew is on the STEM committee at Ben Franklin Academy, a K-8 School in Highlands Ranch. Every year they host a STEAM expo where local STEAM organizations share their expertise with the ~1000 K-8 students in an expo format. This year our event is on Friday May 12th and volunteers are needed! You can find some more information and pictures from past events here: https://www.bfacademy.org/stem-expo/

This event is always a great time, lunch is provided for all volunteers, and we do have a budget available to help with expenses and secure your participation.

Thank you so much for your consideration, Matthew is happy to discuss more via email: matthewvdeutsch@gmail.com or over the phone: 720 454 7051.


Help TEA reach their goal 4.10.23

Teach@Mines’ student club, Teacher Education Alliance,  is initiating a, “Bring local K-12 STEM Teachers to Mines”, campaign and it just went live! The goals and details of the campaign are below:

Our Teacher Community Project
T@M currently has a small network of local teachers that mentor Mines students as they train to become teachers. We are eager to expand this network by partnering with more Colorado STEM educators and by supporting our Mines teacher alumni to connect with current students. An expanded community will not only directly support the growing number of T@M students as they prepare to be teachers, but also contribute to an enriched culture of teachers across the state.

Local/alumni STEM teachers will:

  • answer current students’ questions about the teaching career
  • support recent graduates during their first years of teaching
  • give feedback to TEA/T@M
  • share ideas on how to teach STEM topics

Donations made to our club/program will help us by:

  • compensating local teachers for their time supporting TEA/T@M students
  • provide food and materials for collaborative STEM lessons

To check out their video, donate, share on your own social media, or to learn more, please check out their campaign page! (https://www.givecampus.com/xi16us)

Thanks always for your support, and please pass this along to your friends and family!


Job Posting: High School Engineering/Robotics Teacher position 4.7.23

Holy Family High School is currently seeking qualified candidates for a High School Engineering/Robotics Teacher position for the 2023-2024 school year. The ideal candidate is experienced in integrating a personalized pedagogical style in the Engineering and Robotics curriculum.

Minimum Qualifications:
*Preference given to Catholic teacher
*Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, some preference for Master’s or higher
*Must be certified by the Colorado Department of Education
*Preference for a candidate with experience in Engineering, Computer Science and/or Robotics

You MUST submit a Cover Letter in addition to your resume to be considered for this position.

About the Employer: Established in 1922 Holy Family High School is a Catholic High School in Broomfield Colorado. The school has a population of 740 students in grades 9-12. Holy Family High School seeks to provide a Catholic learning environment that stresses academic excellence, Fosters mutual respect, Demands responsibility and encourages self-growth.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $55,000.00 – $75,000.00 per year
Benefits: Dental insurance, Health insurance, Paid time off, Vision insurance
Schedule: Monday to Friday
License/Certification: Teaching Certification (Preferred)
Work Location: In person


Just in Time interview sessions 4.6.23

DSST (Denver School of Science and Technology) Public Schools will be hosting on-campus interviews (at Mines) on Tuesday, April 11th from 8am-5pm and they want to hire students like you! This is a quick and easy way to connect with opportunities that are available now!

To view ‘Just in Time’ interview sessions:

  1. Log in to DiggerNet
  2. Click on Events
  3. Select Just in Time interviewing Day
  4. View Employers Attending, select See All
  5. Click on DSST and view all jobs
  6. Click on specific positions for application requirements

How it works: Applying for positions associated with the Just in Time event will give you immediate access to sign-up for interview times. All interviews will be held on campus for your convenience!

Special note: Walk-ins welcome on day of event, depending on availability. You are encouraged to apply early to meet with your top picks!


Have you heard of DECTech? 4.6.23

DECTech is seeking a few more Mines undergrads (any major) with knowledge of introductory Python to develop and deliver summer camp STEM curriculum. Paid at Mines TA wages, ~30 hours per week, from May 22 – July 30th with one week off for the July 4th holiday. Contact Christine Liebe, PhD, cliebe@mines.edu preferably by April 6th. Summer hours count towards informal teaching hours.

Interested in teaching during the Fall 2023 semester in a STEM after-school program for girls? Check out DECTech at the Ice Cream Social!

Thursday, 5/20, 4-5 pm, MZ 204.


Hike For Help: Summer Teaching Opportunity 4.5.23

Are you interested in teaching? How about hiking? Mines Hike for Help is travelling to Nepal this summer for 4-6 weeks to teach all subjects to Nepalese students in English! No teaching experience is required. In addition, there would be opportunities for personal exploration and expeditions.

Reach out to csm.h4h@gmail.com if you are interested, or have any questions!


TEA Teacher Panel – April 17th, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. BR W210 4.5.23

The Teacher Education Alliance (TEA) is pleased to announce this Spring’s TeacherPanel.  We have several Mines alumni who are now in the classroom coming back to visit.  They will share some about their experiences as both a student and now a teacher.  Come hear their stories and get your questions answered.  Dinner will be provided. Feel free to stop by for all or part of the event.

RSVP: https://forms.office.com/r/RJLExK2SfW

(Please RSVP to ensure we have enough food)


CS Position at Altona Middle School in Longmont 4.5.23

Altona Middle School is seeking a creative and dynamic teacher to join their comprehensive elective program to teach Computer Science. Classes focus on different areas of CS such as Game Design (Minecraft), Artificial Intelligence (Teachable Machine), and Cybersecurity. Additionally, they would like to find a candidate to support eSports and Cybepatriot clubs (additional compensation for clubs). Mentoring will be provided to support the successful transition for this new teacher. They are looking for a teacher to join their team for the 22-23 school year and beyond. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Jeremy LaCrosse, Altona’s Principal, at  lacrosse_jeremy@svvsd.org.


Drop In Dinners with TEA (Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:00-5:30 PM in CK 140) 4.4.23

The Teacher Education Alliance is launching a new series of recurring events. Starting TODAY (4/4), TEA will be hanging out in CK 140 from 5-5:30PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays before your T@M’s courses. Come and eat your dinner, make some T@M’s friends, and relax before your evening classes.

Mines welcomes individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact Elizabeth Ruzicka at elizabethruzicka@mines.edu. Advance notice may be necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.


Middle School Computer Science Teaching Position in St. Vrain 4.3.23

Altona Middle School in St. Vrain Valley School District is looking for a creative and dynamic teacher to join their comprehensive elective program to teach computer science. Classes focus on different areas of CS such as Game Design (Minecraft), Artificial Intelligence (Teachable Machine), and Cybersecurity. Additionally, they would like to find a candidate to support eSports and Cybepatriot clubs (additional compensation for clubs). Mentoring will be provided to support the successful transition for a new teacher. They are looking for a teacher to join their team for the 22-23 school year and beyond. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Jeremy LaCrosse, Altona’s Principal at lacrosse_jeremy@svvsd.org.


DAPT meeting next Saturday 3.31.23

Have you heard of DAPT?

The Denver Area Physics Teachers (DAPT) group is a collection of High School Physics teachers that get together 4 times a school year (twice a semester) to discuss, share, create, and tweak activities and labs around a chosen unit for each meeting. Recent topics covered have been Circular Motion, Electrostatics, Waves, and Rotational Motion. Teachers are provided food, materials for one of the activities/labs. Meant to further the physics community of the Front Range, DAPT creates connections and networking among teachers, provides resources for teachers to make their jobs easier and seeks to make physics a reachable and attainable science for all students.

Their next meeting is Saturday April 8th: 9:00-11:00 in MZ322 With a focus on Modern Physics.          

RSVP LINK HERE

Please RSVP if you are planning to attend and if you have any questions reach out to Allie (ambolter@mines.edu) or Matt (mpleach@mines.edu)


Twisted TEA next Friday 3.31.23

TEA and T@M Alumni, Dawson Lang, will be at the Golden City Brewery on the next Friday to discuss his experiences with teaching after graduation. He would love to have current and former Mines students join him for the evening! 

Join him April 6that 6 pm!


T@M advising brought directly to you 3.31.23

Teach@Mines is now authorized by the Colorado Department of Education to offer teacher licensure in Mathematics, Science, and K-12 computer science! In fact, we’re the only university in the state who offers CS licensure!! I have attached our advising sheet to prepare you for Fall 2023 registration. Please stop by CK216 during the following times if you have any other questions:

Wednesday:       10:00 – 5:00
Thursday:            11:00 – 5:00
Friday:                  10:00 – 3:00

Zoom by appointment:
Evening times available – email Dawson at dawsontlang@mines.edu
Other times available – email Dr. Adams at wkadams@mines.edu


AAPT CO/WY Annual Conference on April 15th @ Greeley West High School 3.31.23

Dear amazing Teach@Mines students (on behalf of Matt Leach),

As well as being a teacher-in-residence for the T@M program I am also the current president of American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Colorado-Wyoming section and I’m reaching out to invite you to the 2023 annual meeting.

Theme: What Does a Physicist Look Like!?
Date: April 15th
Location: Greeley West High School

We hope you will choose to join us for a day of collaboration!Collaboration with other physics teachers is the BEST way to increase your skills in physics education, get new ideas for lessons, labs and activities, and meet other amazing physics teachers, growing your network of support and peers. If interested in presenting, please submit a request for a talk, a workshop or a poster via the linked page below. We have large screens for digital poster display, so no need to print your poster. Registration is free for students who present.

PROGRAM: While not yet listed online, we have contributed talks and two workshops lined up:

  1. Engaging students through underground particle physics” by Chad Ronish (Sanford Underground Research Facility, South Dakota)
  2. Opportunities to use robots and computer science in physics” by Taylor Plantt (S. Christa McAuliffe STEM Academy, Greeley, CO)

And we will be offering a tour of the brand new Greeley West High School.

When: April 15, 2023 (Saturday) 8:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Greeley West High School

To register: https://www.cowyaapt.org/spring2023/
Registration is only $20 and automatically makes you a member of the AAPT CO/WY section for a year.

Lunch will be provided. (with the price of food right now, it’s not a bad deal)


Humanitarian Engineering recruiting event tomorrow 3.28.23

We wanted to alert you to a Humanitarian Engineering recruiting event happening this Wednesday from 12-1 PM in BBW 210. In addition to their undergraduate minors, they will also be discussing the 4+1 M.S. option available to undergraduates as well as their Peace Corps Prep program.

Please see the attached flyer for additional details and let Julia know if you have any questions jroos@mines.edu.


Tons of DSST Opportunities for the 23-24 School Year 3.28.23

Denver Schools of Science and Technology (DSST) has multiple teacher openings for the 23-24 SY:

For students in the T@M program:

  • Student Teachers for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 (they have Mentor Teachers in all areas, including STEM Electives, who would love to host them). Email humancapital@scienceandtech.org with interest!


For students looking to move into K-12 Teaching but don’t have a license:

  • Apprentice Teachers Program: this is a one year program where folks have the opportunity to earn and learn (as well as get their teaching licensure!) with DSST as a student teacher in the content areas of Special Education, Mathematics, Science, and all STEM Elective courses. ATs also have the opportunity to get a heavily discounted Masters in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education. They are hiring now for the 2023-2024 School Year!
  • Science Teachers: they are hiring for Biology, Chemistry, and Physics Teachers for the 23-24 SY across their 16 campuses! A Bachelor’s Degree is the only requirement to get started.
  • Math Teachers: we are hiring for Middle School, Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and AP Teachers for the 23-24 SY across our 16 campuses! A Bachelor’s Degree is the only requirement to get started.
  • STEM Elective Teachers: DSST is extremely proud of the STEM Elective Pathways they offer their students! These include courses in the BioSciences, Entrepreneurship, and Computer Science & Engineering.
  • They also have some immediate openings on their job board if you are an alumni looking for opportunities.

Teach@Mines Advising sessions 3.27.23

We hope you all had a great and restful break! Quick reminder about the available advising drop in sessions this week in CK216.

Monday:              10:00 – 5:00
Tuesday:              10:00 – 4:00
Wednesday:       10:00 – 5:00
Thursday:            11:00 – 5:00
Friday:                  10:00 – 3:00

Zoom by appointment:
Evening times available – email Dawson at dawsontlang@mines.edu
Other times available – email Dr. Adams at wkadams@mines.edu

There is also a sign-up sheet outside the door of CK216 to reserve a time slot if you prefer!


Computer Science Teaching Job Posting in Littleton Public Schools 3.27.23

Littleton Public Schools is opening a new Career Technical Education high school, EPIC, and are looking for a Computer Science teacher for the 23/24 school year. Curriculum would involve in Data Science, Machine Learning, Linux CLI, Data Structures and Git, and experience in these areas is strongly preferred. The contract would be for 210 days, and the starting salary would be around $103K. They are accepting applications until April 5.

Read more about the position here, and reach out to Cameron Ryan at cryan@lps.k12.co.us if you are interested or have questions!


Paid Summer Teaching Fellowship 3.21.23

Do you want to invest in your local community? Would you like to receive $4,550 to support your education? If so, the award-winning Generation Teach AmeriCorps Summer Teaching Fellowship is for you. You will earn $4,550 ($3,175 in cash and a $1,375 AmeriCorps Education Award) while gaining leadership and teaching experience.

The fellowship includes pre-summer preparation, seven days of in-person training, and 25 days of teaching Denver middle-school students. You will join a loving community of 32 undergraduate and high-school students. 97% of former teaching fellows said they grew as leaders; 98% grew as teachers; 99% developed skills they will use whether or not they become teachers. The Generation Teach AmeriCorps Summer Teaching Fellowship is a great opportunity for students seeking a summer of learning, teaching, and leading! Fellows receive $4,550 and over 350 hours of leadership experience. The fellowship is open to all majors; fellows will select their preferred content area (engineering, law, math, or reading) on the application. Students must be 17 by May 15 to be eligible.

The final application deadline is April 15. Learn more through this flier and video. Fellowships are filling quickly; apply here today!


Teach@Mines Advising sessions 3.20.23

The T@M Team will be hosting drop in advising sessions every day next week in CK216 and zoom appointments are available throughout the week and evenings!

Drop-in at CK 216:
Monday:              10:00 – 5:00
Tuesday:              10:00 – 4:00
Wednesday:       10:00 – 5:00
Thursday:            11:00 – 5:00
Friday:                  10:00 – 3:00

Zoom by appointment:
Evening times available – email Dawson at dawsontlang@mines.edu
Other times available – email Dr. Adams at wkadams@mines.edu


Double your Career Options! 3.16.23

Mines received approval last week to offer Teacher Licensure in the areas of Science, Math, and Computer Science!  If you’re interested in inspiring young minds, consider teaching! 

Did you know that teachers in the U.S. rate their lives better than all occupation groups, trailing only physicians?

You can learn more about the profession and your options here at Mines by visiting the Teach@Mines website, or by coming to our next Ice Cream Social on March 17th. More information below!

When: Friday, March 17th, from 5:00pm-6:30pm
Where: CoorsTek 140/150
RSVP:  https://forms.gle/AaD2RNGHib3Wk2Gb8


$1,000 Scholarship 3.15.23

240 Tutoring will once again offer a scholarship for the summer semester. The 240 Tutoring Gives Back scholarship will award $1,000 to one teacher candidate. The scholarship runs through May 12th, 2023. Candidates can apply at https://4b6b.scholarship.app

You will need to provide:

  • If you have taken your certification exams, they want to know how you prepared for the exams.
  • If you have not taken the exams, they want to know how you intend to prepare.
  • Proof of enrollment in the field of Education.

If you have any questions, please email helpdesk@240tutoring.com. To learn more about 240 Tutoring, please visit https://www.240tutoring.com/about/. You can also see some of their free student resources at https://www.240tutoring.com/resources/.


High School teaching opportunity on the Mines campus! 3.13.23

There are exciting opportunities to hire several instructors for a new Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) program at the Colorado School of Mines in partnership with Alameda International Junior/Senior High School. The UBMS program will serve up to 60 9th to 12th graders at Alameda each year who are interested in pursuing STEM careers. This program will prepare Alameda students to become successful college students via academic support, professional development, enrichment opportunities, and college application guidance.

In the instructor role, you will be responsible for creating and teaching a class of 20 to 30 high school students on campus at Mines in June 2023. Class contact time is between 3.5 and 5.5 hours per week, depending on the course, and classes are taught either on a block schedule (MW, TR, etc) or as daily sessions as indicated below. They are in need of instructors for the following courses:

  • 9th/10th grade math – MWF
  • 11th/12th grade math – MWF
  • 9th/10th grade English – MW
  • 11th/12th grade English – MW
  • Earth science or biology (including lab time) – TRF
  • Chemistry or physics (including lab time) – TRF
  • Foreign language – TR
  • STEM electives (hands-on, engaging, lab-based) – M-F

In addition to the class contact time, instructors will have 1-2 hours of planning time per week, as well as up to 8 hours to create curriculum for the class. The pay for these positions start at $30.19 per hour, and the timeline for instruction is from June 5 to June 30, 2023. Please contact the UBMS director Dariana Roybal (darianaroybal@mines.edu) by March 31 for more information and to apply.


Punahou School in Honolulu Looking for Engineering and Computer Science teachers 3.10.23

The Design Technology and Engineering department at Punahou School, in Honolulu, is currently hiring for two STEM positions in their department and would be willing to consider educators at the start of their careers who have the right skills and training.

If you are an Engineering and/or Computer Science interested teacher or (about to be teacher) and are seeking a job, please email Taryn at  tloveman@punahou.edu.


Mountain Area Science & Engineering Fair Needs Judges TOMORROW! 3.10.23

The Mountain Area Science Fair is in DESPERATE need of judges for MASF! There is a risk of canceling the event due to low judge turn out. Mountain Area Science & Engineering Fair is looking for judges. The MASEF is where projects that win 1st place in their division at the elementary schools come together to compete at the next level. This year we have 6 schools competing and the fair is being held at Marshdale Elemenatry. We need as many judges as we can get and previous experience is helpful but not necessary. Please consider being a judge if you are able to. Mountain Area Science Fair serves the following schools: The Bergens, Marshdale, Wilmot, West Jeff, Parmalee and Evergreen Country Day.

Link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4aadaa2aa5f58-masef/43888651#/


Teach@Mines Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Social 3.8.23

Please join us for an ice cream social to learn more about the three pathways Mines’ now offers to explore the teaching profession! The event will include a short presentation to bust myths about the teaching profession, Liquid Nitrogen demos, info on Mines Minor in STEM Education and BS in Engineering with a STEM Teaching focus area, and upcoming MS in STEM Education opportunity, and ways to get involved with teaching on campus. Feel free to stop by for all or part of the event!

What: Teach@Mines Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Social
When: Friday, March 17th, from 5:00pm-6:30pm
Where: CoorsTek 140/150
RSVP:  https://forms.gle/AaD2RNGHib3Wk2Gb8


High School STEM / Engineering Teacher Position Job in Broomfield 3.7.23

Holy Family High School in Broomfield, CO is looking for a STEM/Engineering teacher. If you are interested, please reach out to principal Matt Hauptly at (970 618-3695) or at matt.hauptly@holyfamilyhs.com.


Cross-Cultural Leadership Program – June 2023 in Poland 2.28.23

The Cross-Cultural Leadership Program is for students at Mines who want to learn to become more effective in international environments. Participants will meet other students from Europe and learn about leadership in the context of today’s complex global business/engineering landscape. This highly interactive, high-energy program is a living laboratory on working with people from vastly different cultures.

A cutting-edge intercultural leadership model, Design Thinking, will be used to develop a cross-cultural skill set critical for engineering professionals in the 21st century.

Students will…
– Develop cross-cultural communication skills
– Develop cross-cultural leadership skills
– Experience a living laboratory at the host campus in Poland
– Develop friendships with engineering students in Europe
– Take part in a highly interactive program
– Receive mid-level HASS credit (EBGN 398)

Go to this website for more information: https://abroad.mines.edu/?go=poland For more information, send email to: dwright1@mines.edu


Judge a science fair at Fairmont Elementary 2.28.23

Fairmount Elementary is looking for anyone that would be interested in judging their Science Fair this year. It is on Thursday, March 16 @ 2:45 and it will last an hour. Fairmont Elementary is in Golden (about 10 minutes away for the Mines campus). If this sounds like a fun opportunity, please reach out to Angie at Angie.Sparano@jeffco.k12.co.us.


You’re Invited to the Southern Colorado Education Job Fair 2.24.23

The UCCS College of Education is hosting the Southern Colorado Education Job Fair for employers and candidates on April 7, 2023. This event will take place on UCCS’ campus in the Gallogly Events Center on April 7 from 8:00am-5:00pm. Candidates may come during any time in this window.

Districts from across southern Colorado are hiring for a wide variety of positions, to include licensed teacher, para-professional, bus driver, school counselor, secretary, school psychologist, nurse, and special education teacher roles. Candidates can register here. There is a small fee, but if candidates email Caroline at  st-coe06@uccs.edu, she can work with you.


Opportunity to help Middle school STEM class 2.24.23

Hillel Academy of Denver is looking for someone to volunteer to do a lesson or two for a middle school STEM class or someone that is interested in obtaining a part time paid position teaching the class.

Please email William (Yitz) Finch wfinch@mines.edu  to learn more or if you are interested.


Explore your world and expand your mind with McBride! 2.14.23

McBride is accepting applications for the McBride 2024 cohort. Submit your application by Friday, February 17th.

Are you a highly engaged, curious, and motivated student interested in interdisciplinary learning, creative explorations, and deep discussions about the complexities of our world? Do you want to engage in differing perspectives and important narratives? Are you seeking a deeper and broader academic experience?

If so, apply to be a part of our exceptional honors program. Students in McBride earn a 21-credit honors minor in Public Affairs while taking signature interdisciplinary humanities classes designed by dedicated faculty specifically for the program. They design their own distinctive practicum learning adventures according to their interests and passions. Finally, McBride students are a part of a close-knit community of students, faculty, alumni, and staff.

You can find more information at: https://mcbride.mines.edu/. If you have any questions, you can send an email to: mbbrandt@mines.edu.


Teach@Mines Career Fair 2.9.23

The T@M Career Fair is TOMORROW! A schedule of the evening is as follows:

  • 15 minutes GFO
  • 10 minutes T@M licensure
  • 35 minutes panel
  • 30 minutes networking

Please join us to learn about licensure at Mines and get advice on how to find a teaching position, when you’re ready.  No stress, no need to dress up, and you’re welcome to sit and listen if that’s what you’re comfortable with! You can also bring your resume if you are looking for a teaching job soon. The following districts/programs will be there:

  • Cherry Creek School District
  • Englewood Schools
  • Adams County School District
  • St. Vrain Valley School District
  • Jeffco Public Schools
  • Denver Public Schools
  • DSST
  • PEBC

Please RSVP, if you haven’t already: RSVP:https://forms.gle/4CUbg1aRpScprJCM8


Generation Teach Summer Teaching Fellowship 2.6.23

Do you want to invest in your local community? Would you like to receive $4,550 to support your education? If so, the award-winning Generation Teach AmeriCorps Summer Teaching Fellowship is for you. You will earn $4,550 while gaining leadership and teaching experience. The fellowship includes pre-summer preparation, seven days of in-person training, and 25 days of teaching Denver middle-school students. You will join a loving community of 32 undergraduate and high-school students. 97% of former teaching fellows said they grew as leaders; 98% grew as teachers; 99% developed skills they will use whether or not they become teachers. Upcoming application deadlines are February 15 and March 15. Learn more here. Fellowships fill quickly; apply here!


K-12 Teaching Resume Work Day 2.6.23

Create your K-12 education centered resume with your peers in preparation for future applications and job fairs (like the T@M career fair this Friday at 5pm in CK140/150). Join us on Tuesday, February 7th in CK386 from 4:30 to 5:30PM!

Work on creating your K-12 education centered resume and cover letters with your peers in preparation for future applications and the Teach@Mines job fair. We will also be giving out the Teach@Mines Job Search Handbook for Teachers.


AP CS Teacher opening at Durango High School 1.31.23

There will be an AP Computer Science Teacher opening at Durango High School very soon. If you, or anyone you know, is interested, you can contact Darren Tarshis at dtarshis@durangoschools.org.


Teach@mines career fair 1.31.23

Just a reminder about the T@M Career Fair next Friday! Hope to see you there!

What: Teach@Mines Career Fair
When: Friday Feb 10th from 5p-6:30pm
Where: CK140/150
RSVP:https://forms.gle/4CUbg1aRpScprJCM8

(Please RSVP to ensure we have enough food – if you already have RSVP’d, thank you!)


3 week Intro to Programming course teaching opportunity 1.26.23

If anyone will have a preliminary teaching credential by this summer and are interested in teaching a 3 week Intro to Programming course, please reach out to Sonia at soniaspindt@gmail.com. There is a position open at the Cherry Creek Innovation Campus in Centennial. The students there are all super motivated and eager to learn.


K-12 Teaching Jobs Info Session 1.26.23

Join TEA to learn how to tailor your applications, resumes, and job fair prep to the K-12 education industry. Learn about the K-12 education industry and a myriad of job search tips and tricks. TEA will cover how applications, resumes, and job fairs differ from the engineering industry.

Mines welcomes individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact Elizabeth Ruzicka by 1/30/2022 at elizabethruzicka@mines.edu. Advance notice may be necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.


T@M Mixer with tea 1.20.23

Come to learn about the STEM Teaching Minor, Licensure, and Master’s Program from other students in the program! TEA will be hosting a T@M mixer on 1/24/23 in CK282 from 4:30pm – 5:30pm.

Teach@Mines offers courses, advising, and certification pathways to help you explore the teaching profession. In addition, Teach@Mines offers a minor in Teaching, a BS in Engineering with a STEM Teaching focus area, and a Masters in Engineering with a STEM Teaching to prepare students for teaching careers at any level, from elementary to university-level instruction. Come to this meeting to speak with students in the program and to learn more about the opportunities open to you


Student Focus Groups 1.18.23

We will be conducting two student focus groups on February 2ndfrom 2-3pm and from 3:30-4:30pm on the Mines campus. Please only attend one of the focus groups offered. We are looking for feedback on visual resources so we will show you photos, posters, or flyers and ask you for your input. You will receive a $20 Amazon gift card for your time!  

PleaseRSVP herefor the location of the focus group.


Teach@Mines Career Fair 1.17.23

Please join us for a Teach@Mines Career Fair! We will have HR directors from different local school districts at the event to answer all your questions about teaching in their district and the hiring process. You will be able to talk one-on-one with the districts you are interested in and if you’re looking for a teaching job soon, bring your resume!

If you have any interest in teaching, this will also be a great chance to learn more!

What: Teach@Mines Career Fair
When: Friday Feb 10th from 5p-6:30pm
Where: CK140/150
RSVP:https://forms.gle/4CUbg1aRpScprJCM8
(Please RSVP to ensure we have enough food)


Colorado Statewide Recruitment Fair 1.16.23

There will be a Colorado Statewide Recruitment Fair on March 4, 2023 at the Douglas County School District Legacy Campus in Lone Tree, CO, from 9am-5pm with lunch included. (see flyer attached) There will be school districts around the state there ready to recruit preservice teachers on the spot. Really, there are rooms set aside for interviews and all!

Please note that registration opens TOMORROW: January 17th. The first 150 people to register (for $15) are eligible for a $10 reimbursement. Details are below. If you have any questions please reach out to Allie at ambolter@mines.edu.


photographer watned 1.16.23

Do you have an interest in photography? The T@M Team is looking for a photographer for various events and settings; recruitment events, community outreach events, classroom settings and the possibility of more! Please let Allie know if you are interested at ambolter@mines.edu.


Scholarship Opportunities from AAEE! 1.12.23

Just a reminder about this deadline coming up on 1/20/23.

The American Association of Employment Educators (AAEE) is offering 2 scholarships with an application deadline of January 20, 2023. The two scholarships offered are:

  • $1,000 Critical Need Subject Area Teacher scholarship – the areas are: Bilingual/Multicultural Education, Chemistry, General Math and Science, Mathematics, Physics, Special Education (all categories)
  • $1,000 Teacher of Color scholarship

Find more information about qualifications and how to apply by visiting https://aaee.org/janice-jones-scholarship-fund. T@M is a member of AAEE.


boba tea celebration 1.11.23

Come learn about new opportunities the Teacher’s Education Alliance & Teach@Mines have planned. Free Boba for attendees on 1/17/23 in CK 282 from 4 to 5:30pm!

Come learn about all of the opportunities that the Teacher’s Education Alliance and Teach@Mines has to offer for the upcoming semester. We will be serving boba tea free to all who attend.

Mines welcomes individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact Elizabeth Ruzicka by 1/13/2022 at elizabethruzicka@mines.edu. Advance notice may be necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.


summet teaching intern position 1.10.23

The SUMMET Teaching Intern Position is posted! DiggerNet Job ID#: 80666

SUMMET (Summer Multicultural Engineering Training) Program was established more than 20 years ago. Currently, it is organized by Mines Admissions, in collaboration with the Engineering, Design, and Society Department. The academic workshop format is project-based, and we are seeking 2 (two) students who would work closely with faculty, to improve and deliver curriculum in the SUMMET Program together! Teach@Mines scholars are encouraged to apply.

The salary is negotiable with spring (part time ~10 hours monthly) and summer (full time ~ 6 weeks total) commitments. Your work will start in February 2023, and the review of applications will start January 10, 2023.

Please apply as soon as possible. To apply, please attach your resume and unofficial transcript, and fill out this additional application form.

Please reach out to kyoumans@mines.edu with any questions!

Dates for 2023 SUMMET are:

SUMMET I – June 4 – June 9
SUMMET 2 – June 11 – June 16
SUMMET 3 – June 25 – June 30


$1000 to one teacher candidate 1.10.23

This is a reminder about this opportunity if you have not already applied. The 240 Tutoring Gives Back scholarship will award $1,000 to one teacher candidate. All current Education students can apply. The deadline for applications is January 20th, 2023. Candidates should apply at https://r1gr.scholarship.app

You will need to provide:

  • If you have taken their certification exams, we want to know how you prepared for the exams. (Essay)
  • If you have not taken the exams, we want to know how you intend to prepare. (Essay)
  • Proof of enrollment in the field of Education.

This is the second reminder 240 Tutoring has sent out, which mean they must not have had many applicants, it might be worth the effort!


Twisted tea at gcb tomorrow! 1.5.23

Hope you all had a great break!! TEA Alumni will be at the Golden City Brewery on the first Friday of each month to discuss their experiences with teaching after graduation. They would love to have current and former Mines students join!

Join them January 6that 6 pm!


CS teaching opening 12.30.22

I hope you all are enjoying your break! St. Vrain Valley School District has a current full-time COMPUTER SCIENCE TEACHER position available for 2nd semester. Applicants can apply for the position by going to the following link and applying for Job ID#14054.

https://www.applitrack.com/stvrain/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Middle+School+Teaching


Summit Teaching intern position 12.22.22

The SUMMET Teaching Intern Position is posted! DiggerNet Job ID#: 80666

SUMMET (Summer Multicultural Engineering Training) Program was established more than 20 years ago. Currently, it is organized by Mines Admissions, in collaboration with the Engineering, Design, and Society Department. The academic workshop format is project-based, and we are seeking 2 (two) students who would work closely with faculty, to improve and deliver curriculum in the SUMMET Program together! Teach@Mines scholars are encouraged to apply.

The salary is negotiable with spring (part time ~10 hours monthly) and summer (full time ~ 6 weeks total) commitments. Your work will start in February 2023, and the review of applications will start January 10, 2023.

Please apply as soon as possible. To apply, please attach your resume and unofficial transcript, and fill out this additional application form.

Please reach out to kyoumans@mines.edu with any questions!


Stipend for Student teaching 12.13.22

If you are planning to student teach in the Fall of ’23 or Spring of ’24 (or beyond that FYI), Adams 14 recognizes the financial challenges for student teachers and in an effort to offset this impact is offering a $7,500 scholarship/stipend to student teachers. Contact Drew Adams at dadams@adams14.org with any questions!


ms application window is open 12.13.22

The application window is open for the new non-thesis MS in STEM Education. This program is a combined degree program which means it can be done as a 4+1.  If you think you might want to pursue the MS, then I highly recommend you enroll (no application fee for Mines students) and then you can decide if you want to complete it.  If you are graduating in May 2023, you must apply by January 2, 2023 to do the 4+1.

The 4+1 allows you to transfer in up to three (9 credits) 400-level courses to the MS.  Also, any 500 level courses taken while you’re still an undergraduate, are charged at the undergraduate tuition rate.

Also, if you there’s any chance you might want to pursue this degree later, please sign up for the 500-level versions of your SCED and MAED courses.  This way you know they will count later if you purse the MS.  You must have Junior or Senior status and will need to fill out the 500-level registration request form first (it’s pretty quick).

When you apply, you will find an option that asks if you’re applying for an online program.  Choose “no”.  This will then get you a dropdown menu that lists the degree programs and “STEM Education” will be on that list.

Required materials:

  • CV/resume
  • Statement of goals/purpose
  • Transcripts
  • 3.0 GPA or provisional admit
  • Fee: $0.00 for Mines students, alumni, and staff, $75 for all others
  • Letters of Recommendation: Not required for current Mines students.  2 for all others
  • GRE – not required

Please let email Wendy Adams at wkadams@mines.edu if you have any questions. Happy Holidays!!


scholarship opportunities from aaee! 12.9.22

The American Association of Employment Educators (AAEE) is offering 2 scholarships with an application deadline of January 20, 2023. The two scholarships offered are:

  • $1,000 Critical Need Subject Area Teacher scholarship – the areas are: Bilingual/Multicultural Education, Chemistry, General Math and Science, Mathematics, Physics, Special Education (all categories)
  • $1,000 Teacher of Color scholarship

Find more information about qualifications and how to apply by visiting https://aaee.org/janice-jones-scholarship-fund. T@M is a member of AAEE.


opportunity to help middle school STEM class 12.9.22

Hillel Academy of Denver is short-handed for STEM teachers this year.  One of our Physics faculty have children that attend this school and is hoping to find Mines students who might be interested in visiting this class.   While the school is trying, with difficulty, to hire more staff they have several classrooms of K-8 children who would like to learn almost any STEM topic.  Currently, as I understand it, they are watching videos with maybe a shared proctor in some of their classes.  Some ways you could help are:

  • a single lecture
  • a half-day project
  • a several-class-long module
  • There might even be an opportunity for part-time gig while a student completes their degree.

The principal indicated that all of these might be useful to him and wants to further explore the opportunity.

Please email William (Yitz) Finch wfinch@mines.edu  to learn more.


$1000 to one teacher candidate for 240 tutoring 11.29.22

Hope you had a great break! I’m excited to let you know about a new scholarship we’ve learned about from 240 Tutoring! The 240 Tutoring Gives Back scholarship will award $1,000 to one teacher candidate. The scholarship runs through January 20th, 2023. Candidates can apply at https://r1gr.scholarship.app.

You will also need to provide:

  • If you’ve taken your certification exams, they want to know how you’ve prepared for the exams.
  • If you have not taken the exams, they want to know how you intend to prepare.
  • Proof of enrollment in the field of Education.

If you have any questions, please let Robert Parker know at parker@240tutoring.com. He will send a reminder in the beginning of 2023. To learn more about 240 Tutoring, please visit https://www.240tutoring.com/about/. You can also see some of their free student resources at https://www.240tutoring.com/resources/.


Give a tour during CSEd week & get paid! 11.21.22

We are seeking Mines students with some CS experience to support Denver Public Schools during CSEdWeek, Dec. 5-9, 2022 (varying times/locations – about 1-3 hour commitment). Participating students will receive $75 stipends.

Activities include (but are not limited to):

  • Speaking about majoring in Computer Science at Mines
  • Showing off class or personal projects
  • Designing and/or executing fun, hands-on projects with students

You can sign up by clicking this link here, or contact Dr. Liebe with any questions at cliebe@mines.edu.


long term CS sub opportunity at dunstan middle school 11.21.22

There is a long term sub job opening for a Computer Science Teacher at Dunstan Middle school from 11/30/22-12/20/22. If you are interested the hours are M, T, H, F – 7:05-2:15 and W – 8:00-1:31 and you can reach out to Janna at Janna.Golgart@jeffco.k12.co.us.


Volunteers watned for STEM club at shelton elementary 11.21.22

If you were interested in signing up for the STEM Fair at Shelton Elementary, there is a sign up here: https://forms.gle/cmvjupzYbU5X5RNBA.

More about the event:
STEM Fair – Dec 1st (During school, 9am -3:30pm, and from 5:30pm-7:30pm)

  • During the school day, meet with classes of students to share about your STEM experience and give feedback to student presenters
  • Have a fun project to share? Run a hands on demonstration station at the evening STEM Fair!
  • E-mail SheltonSEF@gmail.com if you can help for all or part of the day
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generation teach summer fellowship 11.17.22

Have you ever thought about teaching? Want to give it a try? If so, the Generation Teach Summer Teaching Fellowship is for you. Generation Teach provides undergraduate students with high-quality summer teaching experiences.

Generation Teach is an award-winning Summer Teaching Fellowship that includes pre-summer preparation, a week and a half of training, and six weeks of co-teaching Denver middle-school students. As a Teaching Fellow, you receive daily coaching and a $4,550 scholarship. 97% of former teaching fellows said they grew as leaders; 98% grew as teachers; 99% developed skills they will use whether or not they become teachers.

Upcoming application deadline is December 15. Learn more here. Fellowships fill quickly; apply here! If you have any questions reach out to Akeem Kelley at akelly@genteach.org.


introducing twisted tea at Golden city brewery 11.17.22

TEA Alumni will be at the Golden City Brewery on the first Friday of each month to discuss their experiences with teaching after graduation. They would love to have current and former Mines students join!

Join them for their first event December 2ndat 6 pm!


Summer REU program on engineering education research 11.17.22

We’d like to inform you of a summer undergraduate research opportunity for the undergraduate students (not graduate students). This opportunity will help you understand how learners learn and gain educational research experience before you start to teach in K-12 schools.

The Department of Engineering Education at Utah State University will hold a ten-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program https://engineering.usu.edu/eed/reu/annoucementstarting May 15, 2023, to provide undergraduate students (in either 4-year or 2-year schools) in a science, technology (including engineering technology), engineering, or mathematics (STEM) discipline with intensive experience in engineering education research, such as how learners’ experience, background, and perception play a role when they learn engineering knowledge and skills.

The central theme of the REU program is “Problem Solving in Engineering Education.” The program will be conducted in two phases: Phase 1 – Pre REU Site Program (May 15 – 26, 2023); and Phase 2 -REU Site Program (May 30 – July 21, 2023). Phases 1 consists of preparatory and foundational work that will be conducted at the participant’s own educational institution/home-base and through distance mentoring, Phase 2 will be conducted at USU campus in Logan and will be face-to-face. This REU Site program is carefully designed to offer opportunities for each REU participant to engage in authentic and funded research tasks, both individually and collaboratively, as well as an opportunity to gain experience in managing the team project deliverables.

Each REU student will receive up to $8,450, including 1) a stipend of $6,000, 2) a housing and meal allowance of $1,700, and 3) up to $750 for a round-trip airfare ticket to travel between their distant location and USU.

The applicants must be at least 18 years old by the time the program starts on May 15, 2023, must be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States, must be an undergraduate student who will not graduate before September 1, 2023 (in either 4-year or 2-year schools) with a good academic standing in a professional undergraduate program in science, technology (including engineering technology), engineering, or mathematics.

The REU announcement is also attached in this email.  The deadline of application is February 26, 2023.  Interested students must submit applications online via https://engineering.usu.edu/eed/reu/application.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Oenardi Lawanto at olawanto@usu.edu or Dr. Wade Goodridge at wade.goodridge@usu.edu.


SCED333/533 Ed Psych 11.16.22

If you are wanting to take SCED333/533 Ed Psych this Spring, please email Dr. Adams at wkadams@mines.edu. It is currently showing fill in Trailhead, but we are holding spaces for students who are working towards becoming a teacher!


volunteers wanted for the stem club at shelton elementary 11.7.22

Shelton Elementary (420 Crawford St, Golden, 80401) would love to have Mines Students’ help with the following events if anyone would like to volunteer:

  • STEM Club – Wednesdays in November (except 11/23). The first club started Nov 2nd!
    • Work with students (Preschool to 5th grade) in small groups as they explore science and engineering projects. All materials and planning is provided.
    • Before school (8-8:45) or after school (3:30-4:30) mentors are needed
    • Sign up HERE for individual meetings or for the whole morning and/or afternoon session
  • STEM Fair – Dec 1st (During school, 9am -3:30pm, and from 5:30pm-7:30pm)
    • During the school day, meet with classes of students to share about your STEM experience and give feedback to student presenters
    • Have a fun project to share? Run a hands on demonstration station at the evening STEM Fair!
    • E-mail SheltonSEF@gmail.com if you can help for all or part of the day

2nd DAPT MEtting for fall coming up 11.7.22

The Denver Area Physics Teacher group is having their second Fall meeting! There will be top quality discussions of physics activities and labs. Please make sure you RSVP as soon as possible so the DAPT coordinator can have an accurate count for food.

WHAT: DAPT Meeting; Focus on Circuitry.
WHEN:
Saturday November 12th, 9:00am-11:00am
WHERE:
The meeting will be in Marquez 222.
RSVP Link Here

Please let Matt know if you have any questions at mpleach@mines.edu.


Idea Reviewer Volunteer Opportunity for project invent 11.7.22

I wanted to pass along this virtual volunteer opportunity to review project ideas for the social good form middle and high school students that are participating in Project Invent. The deadline to sign up as a reviewer is November 10, this Thursday. I apologize for the short notice, but thought some of you may think this as a fun opportunity! Details are below:

WHO SHOULD VOLUNTEER?
If you’re an innovator who is excited about inspiring the next generation to create products for social good, this volunteer opportunity is just right for you! This opportunity is for professionals with a variety of backgrounds such as basic business, design, software, product, and more! VOLUNTEERS CAN BE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL STUDENTS AND BEYOND (GRADUATE STUDENTS, EARLY, MID OR LATE CAREER PROFESSIONALS!).

WHAT WILL I DO?
Idea Review is a 2-part event that includes providing students with live and written feedback about their early-stage ideas.

  • Part 1: Watch students’ idea videos & give written feedback.
  • Part 2: Attend our live, virtual event and meet with students. You’ll choose one of the following options:
    • Wednesday, November 30th, 9:30-11:30 am PT
    • Thursday, December 1st, 9:30-11:30 am PT
    • Saturday, December 3rd, 9:30-11:30 am PT

SIGN UP BY NOVEMBER 10!

ABOUT PROJECT INVENT
WE ARE DEDICATED TO PREPARING EVERY STUDENT FOR 21ST-CENTURY SUCCESS AND ENSURING EQUALLY HIGH OUTCOMES FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS, PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO ARE UNDERSERVED.

OVER 500 MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL CREATE PRODUCTS FOR SOCIAL GOOD THROUGH THE HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN PROCESS


Tea event – teacher Panel 11.7.22

The Teacher Education Alliance (TEA) is pleased to announce this Fall’s Teacher Panel.  We have several Mines alumni who are now in the classroom coming back to visit.  They will share some about their experiences as both a student and now a teacher.  Come hear their stories and get your questions answered.  Dinner will be provided. Feel free to stop by for all or part of the event.

WHAT: Alumni Teacher Panel
WHEN: November 17th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
WHERE: MZ  235

RSVP: https://forms.office.com/r/WfWZTw5mHU
(Please RSVP to ensure we have enough food)


It’s advisitng week 11.7.22

The T@M Team will be hosting drop in advising sessions every day this week in CK286 and zoom appointments are available throughout the week and evenings!

Drop-in at CK 286:
Monday:              10:00 – 5:00
Tuesday:              10:00 – 5:00
Wednesday:       10:00 – 11:30
Thursday:            10:00 – 5:00
Friday:                  10:00 – 5:00

Zoom by appointment:
Evening times available – email Dawson at dawsontlang@mines.edu
Other times available – email Dr. Adams at wkadams@mines.edu


Woodrow wilson elementary opportunities 11.3.22

Woodrow Wilson Elementary School Home School Connections is looking for an Educational Assistant and Full-Time STEAM Teacher! Ideally they would like someone ASAP, but that the position will be open for August 2023. If you are looking for something to start in August, the 2023-2024 Paygrade will be higher than what is stated for this year. If you have further questions that the links above do not provide an answer to, you can contact Chelsea Minshull at cminshull@wwahomeschool.org if you would like to receive more details.

Full-Time STEAM Position: Click Here
Educational Assistant: Click Here


Interactive & Spooky Science, Candy, & Halloween Thrills  10.25.22

From the Society of Physics Students:

COME ENJOY INTERACTIVE & SPOOKY SCIENCE, CANDY, & HALLOWEEN THRILLS ON 10/29/2022 IN THE COORSTEK ATRIUM!
This event is brought to you by the Society of Physics Students. Admission is free to the public and kindergarteners through adults are recommended to come! We would love to see Mines students, faculty, friends, and kids come to support our mission of showing that physics is for everyone. There will be science for all ages. You can pop in at any time between 9 AM – 12 PM and the event is not scary, just Halloween-themed 🙂 Please show up in your favorite costume. If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Elizabeth at ebuchheim@mines.edu.

Volunteer info:
Volunteers can sign up at the link below. We will need volunteers for clean-up from around 8 AM to 1 PM. You’re not required to stay the entire time — even just an hour helps. Volunteering isn’t high effort and volunteers will be asked to show young children fun science demos.
https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=4AlymbMJI0aaTXavpEpnXLZigFm93x5Piyju-EDWfYFUNTQ4TjlLQUdUVFE5Ujc3ODY4VzVaUEtVTCQlQCN0PWcu


DATE change – T@m ice cream social 10.17.22

Unfortunately, we have received so many RSVP’s for this event below that we needed to change the date so we can accommodate a larger room. I have updated the RSVP and it is below again for anyone to re-RSVP to the new date. I apologize for the double advertising, but am grateful for all the interest in attendance!!

RSVP: https://forms.gle/Xi8mr2bcSrHHVm1V7 (Please RSVP to ensure we have enough food)

What: Teach@Mines Ice Cream Social
When: Friday, November 4, from 5p-6:30pm
Where: CK140/150


Undergraduate Writing Fellows Update 10.12.22

The Writing center decided to extend the Undergraduate Writing Fellow deadline until Tuesday, October 18th, at midnight. They’ve also decided to lower the GPA requirement to 3.0 so that more students have the chance to qualify for this exciting opportunity. The application is here: https://forms.office.com/r/T66v1CP0Jg.


T@M Ice Cream Social 10.7.22

Please join us for an ice cream social to learn more about careers in teaching! The event will include a short presentation to bust myths about the teaching profession, Liquid Nitrogen demos, info on Mines minor in Teaching and BS in Engineering with a STEM Teaching focus area, upcoming Master’s opportunity, and ways to get involved with teaching on campus. Feel free to stop by for all or part of the event!

What: Teach@Mines Pizza and Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Social
When: Monday, October 31st, from 5:00pm-6:00pm
Where: CoorsTek 150
RSVP: https://forms.gle/Xi8mr2bcSrHHVm1V7


paid tutor opportunity 10.7.22

A family in Greeley is looking for help for their daughter and her friend who are both high school seniors taking “College Algebra” at Greeley West High School. This is a paid position. They are hoping for someone who can meet in person but are willing to try out a virtual arrangement as well. Please send a letter of interest to Allie at ambolter@Mines.edu.  In the letter share a little about yourself and then include: 1. Your availability, 2. Your experience, and 3. Willingness to travel to Greeley.


Long term math sub 10.4.22

Erie High School is looking for a long term sub to support one of their teachers that will be going on maternity leave from the beginning of January to about the first or second week of April. The teacher they are trying to cover teaches Algebra 1 and AP Calculus. If you are interested, or know someone that might be interested, please reach out to Kim Peebles at peebles_kimberly@svvsd.org.


undergraduate writing fellows 10.4.22

The Writing Center is hiring multiple Undergraduate Writing Fellows. (https://forms.office.com/r/T66v1CP0Jg) The Application is due midnight on Sunday, October 9th.  I’ve included a job ad below, but there is more information in the application itself.

The Writing Center seeks undergraduate student applications for Undergraduate Writing Fellows (UWF) for the Fall 2022 Semester. New hires are eligible to continue tutoring during the Spring 2023 Semester. The Undergraduate Writing Fellows will serve as a peer tutor for the Writing Center after undergoing training in Writing Center Theory and Practice, and will receive $15/hour. Tutoring hours will be flexible based on your schedule, but should generally occur between 6:00-9:00 pm Sundays through Thursdays for approximately 5-6 hours/week. To be eligible, applicants should have already completed HASS 100 or its equivalent and carry a GPA of 3.6 or higher. Applications are due by Sunday, October 9th, at midnight. 


Quick t@m event planning survey 9.27.22

We are trying to create and plan T@M events that you all enjoy and that will support you the best. We’ve noticed that certain events, like the Ice cream socials, generally bring only people who are new to T@M, and others, like the Career event, only seem to bring T@M students that are about to graduate. We’d love your feedback and thoughts on what and when we can plan things that work for more of the majority of you all so we can see all your smiling faces more often!

Please fill out this Google Form with your feedback, thank you very much!


Math teacher Needed 9.27.22

The Assistant Principal at West Ridge Academy in Greeley, CO is looking to hire a math teacher to teach 6-8th grade students for the remainder of this school year. If you or anyone you know might be interested, the Middle School Math Teacher job posting is linked.


Tutors at golden high school 9.27.22

I have just learned that there is another resume booster (volunteer) opportunity for tutors at Golden High School. Interested students can reach out to Christine DeMeyer via email at cdemeyer@jeffcoschools.us. Have a great rest of the week!


Chalk Art festival! 9.15.22

The first Mines Chalk Art Festival is being hosted by Residence Life on October 1st, 2022. This year’s theme is identity. How have your identities shaped your life? What about your time at Mines? What was your journey like to understand your identities? Join them in sharing your story through art. In order to participate as an artist, you must be available Saturday, October 1st from 9am to 4pm in order to be provided supplies, create your art and get a chance to participate in the festivities. Deadline for submitting art for approval is Wednesday, September 28th at 5pm

Form:https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=4AlymbMJI0aaTXavpEpnXNk_BzbJUF9MvXHQb9JtA-NUNENCSjdNOFY2QkI2SThaVk5TVTJBTTBKNi4u


math tutors at RRCC 9.15.22

Math Lab Coordinator at Red Rocks Community College is looking for tutoring help. They offer drop-in math tutoring for their students, and are looking to hire additional math tutors. Tutors would be working on their Lakewood campus and the  pay ranges from $16 – 21/hour, depending on degree completion and experience.

If any of you are interested in tutoring college-level math (Algebra, Trig, and Calculus) to RRCC students please contact Martha for more information via email at martha.stevens@rrcc.edu or phone (303.914.6637).


Welcome back! 8.30.22

I hope you all had a great first week of classes! I just wanted to remind you that you are welcome to use the T@M/TEA room at anytime to study, take a lunch break, or just hang in! It is unlocked and open any time the CoorsTek is open. Stop by CK386 and check it out!

Also, Bell Middle School is looking for help with tutoring during Club time on Wednesday/Thursday. 7:25-8:25am, or after school on Tuesday/Thursday from 2:10-3:10pm. This is a volunteer opportunity. They are also seeking support with their Aquaponics. They are needing a group of students that could assist with setting up their aquaponics and that can offer assistance to their students in maintaining the system. If you think these opportunities would look great on your resume, please reach out to Begona at bruiz@mines.edu.


who will be looking for a job next fall? 8.24.22

If you are looking for a job next Fall, there is a great internship opportunity at Green Mountain High. They currently have three openings for teachers with funding available to hire them. They are looking for a few candidates who would want to commit to taking on a teaching position for the 2023-2024 school year in either the Geometry in Construction or the AMPED on Algebra programs. You would have the opportunity to intern one of these classrooms all of this current school year before taking on the teaching position for the following school year. If this interests you, or you know someone that would be interested in this, please contact Allie at ambolter@mines.edu ASAP.


Fall job and volunteer opportunities 8.9.22

I hope you all are soaking up the last few weeks of Summer break! We have been informed of some new opportunities and job openings for this Fall

  1. Thornton Middle School is looking for a 7th grade science teacher. You can see the job posting here for more information.
  2. Part-Time Robotics opening at Deer Creek this Fall – Contact Marnie Roush, marnie.roush@jeffco.k12.co.us  |  Deer Creek MS is in immediate need of a Comp Science and Robotics teacher. They are looking at creative ways to get the school year going until they can find a qualified teacher. The schedule is currently set for the following classes: Exploring Computer Science – 6th grade; Robotics 1 and Robotics 2 (7th and 8th grade). Deer Creek has a lot of resources including VEX, Sphero RVRs and micro:Bits. Exploring Computer Science is based on Code.org CS Discoveries.
  3. Volunteer TA opening at Legacy High School – Contact Mark Holthouse – mark.holthouse@gmail.com  |  Legacy High School in Broomfield is looking for a couple of volunteer TA’s in their AP CSA classroom – a year-long curriculum in which students learn Java programming language and foundational programming concepts. The class runs 8:39-9:33 every day, and even one day a week of help would be great. Google says it’s about a 30 minute drive from Mines.

CS Position at legend high school 8.2.22

Legend High School is looking to fill their Computer & Digital Technologies teacher opening.  It is a CTE position which puts it in the hard to hire pay category.  Within this position they need someone that can teach Computer Science, AP computer science or willing to be trained, Gaming and Cybersecurity.  This individual would need to have a CTE license or the ability to get one. If you are interested, or would like to know more about the school or position, please contact Joe at jhunt5813@gmail.com. He is a Mines TEAM-UP graduate that is now teaching there!


Tutor opportunity 7.25.22

I hope you are having a great summer! Terri Doyle, from the Mathnasium of Lakewood, has asked if any T@M students would be interested in a tutoring position. Specifically, she is looking for help for tutoring for the math section of the SAT and ACT as well as middle school math.  Other plusses would be Integrated Math 2, Algebra 2 and pre-calculus. If you are interested, you can reach out to her at lakewoodco@mathnasium.com, 720-594-6284, or she is int the center M-F from 10am-7:15pm.


Middle school job openings 6.13.22

There are a few more job openings in the area I have been asked to share with you all. Brief descriptions are below and more details about each one is attached.

Middle School Science Teacher: American Academy (AA) is accepting applications for full-time middle school science instructors for the 2022-2023 academic year. American Academy provides an academically rigorous science and STEM curriculum. Apply Here

Middle School Math Teacher: American Academy (AA) is accepting applications for Middle School Math Teachers of all experience levels for the 2022-2023 school year.  AA teachers work in teams, planning together and working together to ensure that every student in each grade receives the same great educational experience. Apply Here

Middle School Elective Teacher: Oberon Middle School is looking to expand their elective class offerings and grow those opportunities for their students.  This posting is three fold.  They are seeking a candidate in one of the following three areas and we intend to hire one candidate in one of these areas to add to our current elective class offerings. 1. Robotics 2. Business & Career Exploration 3. Multi-Media Productions To apply go to: http://www.jeffcok12jobs.org/, Job Number 18072


Teaching positions open in Broomfield! 6.8.22

I hope you all are having a wonderful summer! Amy at Legacy High School in Broomfield let me know about 2 full time science positions and 1 temporary science (1 year) position that we wanted to pass along to you all! She says it’s an awesome school with really wonderful support through strong teaching teams. The positions are for teaching mostly biology, chemistry and environmental science!

Temporary: https://www.applitrack.com/adams12/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Teaching%3a++Secondary&subcategory=Teacher%2DScience&AppliTrackJobId=5134&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1

Two Full Time:
https://www.applitrack.com/adams12/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Teaching%3a++Secondary&subcategory=Teacher%2DScience&AppliTrackJobId=5619&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Amy at aekeuhlen@gmail.com.


Teaching positions open in a new school! 5.23.22

Douglas County School District is planning to open a new school in 2023. School year 2022-23 will be a planning year for these areas and they have 3 openings! I have posted the details below, if you have any other questions about these positions, please reach out to Jack at jkronser2@dcsdk12.org.

1. Advanced Robotics CTE Teacher
Minimum Qualification Requirements: Associate’s degree in one of the following areas: Electronics Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Engineering Technology, Industrial Arts, or related subfield AND Is eligible for postsecondary CTE credential including 4000 non-teaching occupational hours (2000 hours if at Bachelor’s or higher) within the last 7 years*
Education & Experience: Prior teaching experience or Industry experience preferred

2. Architectural Engineering CTE Teacher
Minimum Qualification Requirements:Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or related field AND Is eligible for postsecondary CTE credential including 2000 non-teaching occupational hours within the last 7 years; OR Current professional license in Architecture AND Is eligible for postsecondary CTE credential including 4000 non-teaching occupational hours within the last 7 years
Education & Experience:
– Prior teaching experience preferred
– Industry experience preferred
– Computer Aided Drafting experience (Revit and Solidworks), possesses or is willing to obtain CAD certifications

3. Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management CTE Teacher (Head Chef AND ProStart Teacher)
Teacher will develop student understanding and skills in the restaurant and hospitality industries. The teacher will both be a head chef for catered events and teach courses like advanced ProStart, culinary apprenticeship, food safety and sanitation, food preparation, catering, baking, front and back of house roles, and event management.
Education & Experience:
– Degree/certification from a culinary institution preferred
– ProStart experience preferred.
– Industry experience as a Chef preferred
– Kitchen supervisory experience preferred
– Event management experience preferred
– Eligible for secondary Career and Technical Education credential for hospitality and tourism.
Minimum Qualification Requirements: Associate’s degree in one of the following areas: Electronics Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Engineering Technology, Industrial Arts, or related subfield AND Is eligible for postsecondary CTE credential including 4000 non-teaching occupational hours (2000 hours if at Bachelor’s or higher) within the last 7 years*


Multiple job openings at st. vrain valley school district 5.3.22

St. Vrain Valley School District is looking for multiple high school math, chemistry, A.P. physics and computer science teachers, as well as middle school math, science and technology teachers. You can email any questions to Ty at valentine_ty@svvsd.org, or check the open positions out on the web here:  https://www.applitrack.com/stvrain/onlineapp/default.aspx


Are you pursuing a teaching job this fall? 4.29.20

Please let us know if you are looking for a Teaching job for this upcoming Fall! If you are, we can connect you with the HR department of the school/district of your choice.

Another job opportunity: Cherry Creek Schools has a handful of science and CTE positions currently open as well! Your students can find them here if they are interested in applying.


It IS hiring season 4.28.22

I have another two local Teaching openings that I have been asked to share with you all:

  1. Thornton High School in Adams 12 Five Star Schools is hiring a full time instructional technology/computer science teacher! Click here to learn more and apply.
  2. Elizabeth High School has an opening for a Physical Science Teacher! If you are interested check out their website or reach out to Cherie at cwyatt@esdk12.org.

Two job opportunities 4.27.22

I have been asked to share two local job opportunities! Short description is below.

  1. Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 535 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 112-acre campus, seeks an exceptional Physics Teacher and potentially Robotics Coach for upper school (grades 9-12). Salary range is $45,00 – $70,000. Visit www.dawsonschool.org.
  2. Golden View Classical Academy is seeking a new Teacher! Teachers are responsible for creating their own lessons within the framework set by our content-rich curriculum, in collaboration with colleagues, and in partnership with Hillsdale College’s Barney Charter School Initiative. Applicants should be able to teach Middle School Next Generation Science, and should specialize in biology, chemistry, physics, or related scientific field.  Anyone interested can  reach out to Ms. Wolffe at awolffe@goldenviewclassical.org.

FALL INTERNSHIPP OPPORTUNITY 4.18.22

I wanted to let you know that you can apply today for paid fall internships with the DECtech team! They are seeking about 24 undergraduate and/or graduate women to work as TAs, Instructors, and develop curriculum for our 4-8 week after-school STEAM + CS programs for girls (grades 3-10). Fall 22 DECtech Application form

Please reach out to Dr. Liebe at cliebe@mines.edu if you have any questions!


TEA END-OF-YEAR PARTY! 4.12.22

We hope your semester and academic year have treated you well! The Teach@Mines and Teacher Education Alliance teams would like to invite you to an end-of-year party to celebrate all your amazing accomplishments. The event will be filled with lots of food, drinks, and fun! Come to meet other Teach@Mines students, faculty, and our wonderful host teachers and partners. The event hopes to help you end this year with stronger mentorships and even stronger support systems and friendships to help you on your teaching journey.

What: Teach@Mines/TEA End-of-Year Celebration
When: Thursday, April 28th from 6pm-8pm
Where: Coorstek 140
RSVP:https://forms.gle/pnsap5kTiwQLW2DeA 
(Please RSVP to ensure we have enough food)


HAVE YOU HEARD OF DAPT? 4.11.22

The Denver Area Physics Teachers (DAPT) group is a collection of High School Physics teachers that get together 4 times a school year (twice a semester) to discuss, share, create, and tweak activities and labs around a chosen unit for each meeting. Recent topics covered have been Circular Motion, Electrostatics, Waves, and Rotational Motion. Teachers are provided food, materials for one of the activities/labs. Meant to further the physics community of the Front Range, DAPT creates connections and networking among teachers, provides resources for teachers to make their jobs easier and seeks to make physics a reachable and attainable science for all students.

Their next meeting will be Saturday April 16th: 9:00AM – 11:00AM, in CTLM 231. Focus on Forces and Newton’s Laws of Motion. RSVP Link Here. Please RSVP if you are planning to attend and if you have any questions reach out to Allie (ambolter@mines.edu) or Matt (mpleach@mines.edu)


Fall 2022 T@M Courses 4.6.22

I wanted to send you all a list of the courses that T@M will be offering Fall 2022. If you have any questions about any of these, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

SCED262/SCED598C – K-12 Field Experience
1-3 credits Thursday 6-6:50PM
This course is the ideal way to try out teaching
Assist in a classroom alongside an experienced mentor teacher. Requirements include a total of 25 hours in the classroom and a 50-minute weekly seminar. Repeatable.
This course is designed to provide Mines students with opportunities to participate in, analyze, and reflect on issues in a science secondary classroom setting. The overall goal is for Mines students to understand who their K-12 students are and how they learn, including learner development and learner differences. Specifically, the course will focus on developing Mines students’ ability to identify and practice basic classroom management, differentiated instruction, asking probing questions, science content preconceptions, language/activities that promote a growth mindset, and professional language. Furthermore, Mines students will begin exploring the factors that shape school norms and culture. In addition to an on-campus seminar, there is a 25 hour field experience requirement in the assigned partner school.

SCED333/SCED598A – Educational Psychology and Assessment
3 credits Monday 6-7:15PM
This course is designed to prepare students for either college or high school teaching.
An explosive growth in research on how people learn has revealed many ways to improve teaching and catalyze learning at all ages. The purpose of this course is to present this new science of learning so that educators can creatively translate the science into exceptional practice. This course covers field-defining learning theories ranging from behaviorism to cognitive psychology to social psychology and some lesser-known theories exceptionally relevant to practice, such as arousal theory. Together the theories, evidence, and strategies can be combined endlessly to create original and effective learning plans and the means to know if they succeed.

SCED363/SCED598B – Dynamic Teaching
3 credits Monday 6-7:15PM Online
Dynamic Teaching: Motivation, Classroom Management, and Differentiation of Instruction
Effective teaching is a dynamic process that requires the instructor to motivate, manage, and vary instruction for all learners in the classroom. The purpose of this course is to prepare future educators to be able to motivate students, manage classroom behavior, and differentiate their instruction so that all students can learn. This course will cover the field-defining theories of motivation, classroom management, and differentiation. Additionally, this course will introduce research-based practices that can be used to create learning environments where students are motivated and given the tools to be successful in their individual learning.

MAED405/MAED598 – Mathematical Practices and the Social Context of Mathematics
3 credits Wednesday 5:30-8:00PM
This course provides teacher candidates an opportunity to develop the skills to promote students’ mathematical identity and their understanding of mathematical practices and processes – mathematics is a community of inquiry – as articulated in the Colorado Academic Standards and Common Core. These skills will be modeled, practiced and mastered in the context of authentic mathematical practices (eg. the formation of the quadratic equation through maximization of orange production). Teacher candidates will engage as learners, reflect as practitioners, and finally develop their own 3-day mini-unit. To promote candidates’ awareness of the social context of mathematics, candidates will explore the historical development of content and perspectives from diverse cultures. In addition this course will prepare students to be able to communicate effectively in a variety of mediums (written, oral, and digital) as educators about mathematical processes and practices.

SCED445/SCED598C – Physics and Chemistry Teaching Techniques
3 credits Tuesday 5:30-8:00PM
In this course students will engage as learners of physics and chemistry through evidence-based teaching strategies. After each unit of instruction, students will reflect on the practices used during the unit and why these practices are effective techniques for teaching science. The goal of this course is for teacher candidates to develop an awareness of 1) the common misconceptions and learning progressions associated with physics and chemistry; 2) evidence-based teaching strategies for physics and chemistry; and 3) the importance of and techniques for placing all content within a context that is familiar to and interesting to your specific student body. Students will leave this course with a minimum of a full month of curriculum annotated and ready to deliver to middle or high school physical science and high school physics courses.

SCED/MAED464 – Capstone Curriculum Design
3 credits
Capstone Curriculum Design
This course provides Mines students an intensive teaching experience in a K-12 science, engineering, or STEM classroom. (mathematics or computer science for MAED464) The goal of this course is for the student to develop and demonstrate competencies in the areas of planning, instructional methods, assessments, creating effective learning environments for all learners, classroom management and organization, content knowledge, and professionalism. In addition to a total of 15 hours of seminars (on campus and teacher professional development), there is a 100-hour field experience requirement in the student’s assigned partner school. During this semester, the student will be responsible for planning and teaching at least five periods of classroom instruction as well as participate in other school related professional roles and will develop a mini-work sample (min-unit of instruction including: description of setting, learning objectives, three class periods or more of standards-based lesson plans, pre/post assessment, and reflection).


Q&A session with undergrads 3.30.22

Our Teacher in Residence, Matt Leach, is the President Elect for the APPT (American Association of Physics Teachers) CO/WY section and wanted to share the opportunity below with you all!

The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) CO/WY section is having their annual meeting on Saturday, April 9th at the University of Denver. This conference will be a hybrid model (all talks and workshops will have in person and virtual options). They are looking for a few undergraduate students who are willing to participate in a Q&A session on how prepared they were for college level physics coming out of High School. What were you surprised by when taking physics at Mines? What were you completely prepared for? How can High School Physics teachers better prepare students for the rigors of university physics? etc.
If you are interested in participating in this session, please reach out to Matt Leach (mpleach@mines.edu) and let him know. AAPT is a great way to grow your connections and networking as you start thinking about post college plans and getting involved early on reaps great rewards later. You can find more information on the meeting here: https://www.cowyaapt.org/spring2022/


Summer Abroad Math Teaching Opportunity – Deadline 4/1! 3.29.22

The BSME Summer deadline is 4/1! Read more about BSME below.

Are you passionate about the learning and teaching of mathematics? Would you like to spend a summer (or semester) in a beautiful historical city, with one of the most vibrant cultures in Europe? How about learning in small classes where instructors challenge each student to deeply engage with the material? Please consider Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education (BSME), a study abroad program in Budapest, Hungary, designed for undergraduates and recent graduates interested in the learning and teaching of secondary mathematics. BSME participants explore the Hungarian pedagogy, in which a strong and explicit emphasis is placed on problem solving, mathematical creativity, and communication. BSME participants engage in mathematical exploration to experience first-hand learning in the Hungarian pedagogy. They connect these experiences to their own understanding of learning and teaching. They observe Hungarian classrooms and teach their own lessons to Hungarian students (in English). And BSME courses are designed so that credits are transferable to American colleges and universities.
The deadline to apply for the summer opportunity is 4/1. More information about both the summer and semester options, including the online application, can be found at bsmeducation.com. If you have any questions, please contact the BSME office, either by email (bsme@bsmeducation.com) or by phone (507-786-3821).


Teach@Mines Advising This week 3.28.22

We would like to invite you to schedule a remote advising appointment this week before you register for classes to discuss your interests, plans, and goals related to teaching. We will also be able to answer questions about the new minor in Teaching and BS in Engineering with a STEM Teaching focus at Mines! These offerings prepare students for teaching careers at any level, from elementary to university-level instruction.

Please send email to davidmay@mines.edu to schedule an appointment for advising anytime Thursday and Friday from 8am-12pm or 2-3pm MT both days. He can also meet people next week if necessary as well.


EVENT tomorrow 3.28.22

I hope you all had a great Spring Break! I wanted to remind you about the T@M Ice Cream Social tomorrow. Hope to see you all there!

Please join us to learn more about careers in teaching! The event will include a short presentation about the teaching profession, awesome science demos, liquid N2 ice cream, dinner, and we will also discuss ways to get involved with teaching on campus, the Minor, and other future options. Feel free to stop by for all or part of the event!

What: Teach@Mines Ice Cream Social
When: Tuesday March 29th from 5p-6:30p
Where:Brown Hall W280
RSVP:https://forms.gle/XRqnSzmNpXVp4iGE9
(Please RSVP to ensure we have enough food)


DAPT Meeting this week 3.14.22

The Denver Area Physics Teachers (DAPT) group is a collection of High School Physics teachers that get together 4 times a school year (twice a semester) to discuss, share, create, and tweak activities and labs around a chosen unit for each meeting. Recent topics covered have been Circular Motion, Electrostatics, Waves, and Rotational Motion. Teachers are provided food, materials for one of the activities/labs. Meant to further the physics community of the Front Range, DAPT creates connections and networking among teachers, provides resources for teachers to make their jobs easier and seeks to make physics a reachable and attainable science for all students. Their next meeting will be Thursday March 17th: 5:00-7:00, in Marquez 322. Focus onEnergyRSVP Link Here

Please RSVP if you are planning to attend and if you have any questions reach out to Allie (ambolter@mines.edu) or Matt (mpleach@mines.edu)


Fantastic Job opportunity 3.11.22

Evergreen High School is looking for a permanent full time Chemistry/Physics Teacher to start August 2022. This is a great school to work in! You can contact Brent at bolyowsk@jeffcoschools.us with any questions. The posting is up on the Jeffco Job Board and you can apply there.


Summer Job Opportunity 3.5.22

The Golden History Museum is currently hiring for a Hands-on History Instructor position for their eight-week summer camp program. It’s a great position for somebody interested in public history, teaching, or museum education.  Below is a link to the job posting and you can reach out to  Jesse at jgagnon@goldenhistory.org if you have any questions!
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/goldenco/jobs/3412427/hands-on-history-instructor


save the date 2.25.22

We have our Spring Term Ice cream Social on the calendar! Please join us to learn more about careers in teaching! The event will include a short presentation about the teaching profession, awesome science demos, liquid N2 ice cream, dinner, and we will also discuss ways to get involved with teaching on campus. Feel free to stop by for all or part of the event!

What: Teach@Mines Ice Cream Social
When: Tuesday March 29th from 5p-6:30p
Where: Brown Hall W280
RSVP: https://forms.gle/W485e8hHRTYHGonU7 or the QR code below
(Please RSVP to ensure we have enough food)


Virtual Local PreK-12 Education Career Fair 2.17.22

Check out this virtual career fair hosted by AAEE below! Registration is now open, so you are now able to schedule 1:1 meetings with school district representatives!

Educator candidates from Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming are invited to attend this virtual event. Employers are eager to share information with you about their organization. Come explore options, gather information, and interact with representatives about current and future employment opportunities.

Schools are continuing to register, but you’ll have the opportunity to schedule 1:1 meetings with school representatives beginning next week. Sign up for this event via the Career Fair Plus app or their website and we’ll let you know as soon as the booking window opens. Once it does, spots with your favorite schools may fill up fast.

REGISTER HERE


Denver Math Fellow Opportunity 2.16.22

Check out this opportunity from the Denver Math Fellows. Fellows teach small groups of students math during the school day. It is an opportunity for those that do not have the resources to pay for private math tutoring to receive it during their school day

They were at the Mines career fair recently and had a great response from the students. They are in the process of updating to reflect an increase in pay for next year. Their website also has more information about our program.


Learn about how to become a teacher (2/2/22 rescheduled event!) 2.9.22

We have rescheduled this special event to help you learn what the process looks like to become a teacher! From looking for a job to getting your license. We have ASPIRE to Teach and eight school districts HR reps coming to campus on Wednesday February 16 from 5:00 – 6:30.  First we will share about current opportunities with Teach@Mines, ASPIRE will talk about how they can help with licensure after you graduate and the HR folks will talk about what it’s like to work in their district and provide tips for your future job search.  Please come listen or ask questions and have dinner.

15 minutes Busting Myths About the Teaching Profession
10 minutes ASPIRE to Teach
5 minutes panel discussion about different local districts
30 minutes networking

If you have any interest in teaching, this will be a great chance to learn more.
What: Teach@Mines Career Event
When: Wednesday Feb 16th from 5p-6:30pm
Where: BE 108
RSVP: https://forms.gle/W485e8hHRTYHGonU7 or the QR code below  (Please RSVP to ensure we have enough food)


PAID Generation Teach Summer Internship 2.4.22

I wanted to pass along this awesome summer opportunity with Generation Teach below.

Generation Teach Summer Teaching Fellowship
Have you ever thought about teaching? Want to give it a try? If so, the GT Summer Teaching Fellowship is for you. Generation Teach provides undergraduate and high-school students with high-quality teaching experiences. The award-winning Summer Teaching Fellowship includes pre-summer preparation, a week of training, and five weeks of co-teaching middle-school students. As a teaching fellow, you receive daily coaching and a $3,600 scholarship. 97% of former teaching fellows said they grew as leaders; 98% grew as teachers; 99% developed skills they will use whether or not they become teachers. Upcoming application deadlines are February 15 and March 15. Learn more here. Fellowships fill quickly; apply here!
If you have any questions, please email Luis at lperales@genteach.org.

Have a great weekend!


Semester Abroad Math Teaching Opportunity 2.4.22

Are you passionate about the learning and teaching of mathematics? Would you like to spend a semester or summer in a beautiful historical city, with one of the most vibrant cultures in Europe? How about learning in small classes where instructors challenge each student to deeply engage with the material?
Please consider Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education (BSME), a study abroad program in Budapest, Hungary, designed for undergraduates and recent graduates interested in the learning and teaching of secondary mathematics. BSME participants explore the Hungarian pedagogy, in which a strong and explicit emphasis is placed on problem solving, mathematical creativity, and communication.
Why BSME? Today’s American teachers are expected to provide students with opportunities to struggle productively towards understanding. Preparing teachers who can cultivate such a learning environment is an important goal, and the Hungarian pedagogy has the potential to play a critical role in this endeavor. At BSME, we are excited for our participants to bring back this new perspective on mathematics education.
BSME participants engage in mathematical exploration to experience first-hand learning in the Hungarian pedagogy. They connect these experiences to their own understanding of learning and teaching. They observe Hungarian classrooms and teach their own lessons to Hungarian students (in English). And BSME courses are designed so that credits are transferable to American colleges and universities.
They are currently accepting applications for Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023 semesters. The applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply early! More information, including the online application, can be found at bsmeducation.com.
Newsflash: BSME is offering a reduced tuition rate of $5,345 for our Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters. We are hopeful that this will make the program more accessible to more students.
If you have any questions, please contact our BSME office, either by email (bsme@bsmeducation.com) or by phone (507-786-3821).


Learn about how to become a teacher 1.27.22

We’ve put together a special event to help you learn what the process looks like to become a teacher. From looking for a job to getting your license. We have ASPIRE to Teach and eight school districts HR reps coming to campus on Wednesday February 2 from 5:00 – 6:30.  First I’ll share about current opportunities with Teach@Mines, ASPIRE will talk about how they can help with licensure after you graduate and the HR folks will talk about what it’s like to work in their district and provide tips for your future job search.  Please come listen or ask questions and have dinner.

15 minutes Busting Myths About the Teaching Profession
10 minutes ASPIRE to Teach
35 minutes panel discussion about different local districts
30 minutes networking
If you have any interest in teaching, this will be a great chance to learn more.
What: Teach@Mines Career Event
When: Wednesday Feb 2nd from 5p-6:30pm
Where: MZ 235
RSVP: https://bit.ly/35gddAb  or the QR code below  (Please RSVP to ensure we have enough food)


Teach@mines career fair! 1.22.22

Please join us for the first ever Teach@Mines Career Fair! We will have 8 HR directors from different local school districts at the event to answer all your questions about teaching in their district and the hiring process. Talk one on one with the districts you are interested in and if you’re looking for a teaching job soon, bring your resume! Aspire to Teach will also be there to help with your alt licensure questions.
What: Teach@Mines Career Fair
When: Wednesday Feb 2nd from 5p-6:30pm
Where: MZ 235
RSVP: https://bit.ly/35gddAb  or the QR code below  (Please RSVP to ensure we have enough food)


Paid, professional internship 1.19.22

We have an Internship and Work Study opportunity for those of you that want to explore the teaching profession via SCED262 (1-3 cr) (repeatable). You can receive the Internship and then count the rest of your classroom hours as Work Study hours too!

    • $500 stipend per credit hour (Internship)
    • $12.75/hour for hours in a K-12 classroom (you choose grade level – Work Study)
    • 2-10 hours per week in a classroom plus 50 min seminar/week

Apply through DiggerNet by searching the post titles/ID’s below or send your transcript, resume, and cover letter to Allie at ambolter@mines.edu .

    • “Grade 7-12 Teaching Assistant” (ID: 76191) – Work Study option @ $12.75/hour
    • “Noyce Internship” – (ID: 76190) Internship option @ $500/credit

Summer Opportunity for Current Teachers 1.19.22

I wanted to pass along this opportunity that is for current teachers only.
Are you creative, driven, and dedicated to making your classroom engaging for your students? Applications are now open for the Summer 2022 Cohort of Fellows for the Rocky Mountain Summer Research Education Experience (RMSREE)! RMSREE is a 10 week mentored experience including hands-on lab work in a research laboratory at CU Denver and structured guidance on how to increase STEM content in your classroom. Fellows receive a stipend of $8000 after successful completion of the program. More details, answers to frequently asked questions, and the program application are available by clicking the button below.

Tell me more about RMSREE!

RMSREE Fellows will get the experience of working in a research laboratory and collaborate on educational content for their own classroom, school, and district as well as those of the other fellows in the cohort.
For full consideration, complete your application by February 15, 2022.
Have questions? Check out our website (https://clas.ucdenver.edu/rmsree/) or email us directly at RMSREE@ucdenver.edu


Paid, professional Internship 1.19.22

We have an Internship and Work Study opportunity for those of you that want to explore the teaching profession via SCED262 (1-3 cr) (repeatable). You can receive the Internship and then count the rest of your classroom hours as Work Study hours too!

    • $500 stipend per credit hour (Internship)
    • $12.75/hour for hours in a K-12 classroom (you choose grade level – Work Study)
    • 2-10 hours per week in a classroom plus 50 min seminar/week

Apply through DiggerNet by searching the post titles/ID’s below or send your transcript, resume, and cover letter to Allie at ambolter@mines.edu .

    • “Grade 7-12 Teaching Assistant” (ID: 76191) – Work Study option @ $12.75/hour
    • “Noyce Internship” – (ID: 76190) Internship option @ $500/credit

Capstone Curriculum Design 1.7.22

For those of you taking the Teaching Minor, SCED/MAED464 is being offered this semester!


Current Teaching Openings 1.7.22

Brighton High School is looking for a Science Earth Space and Biology teacher and Riverdale High School is looking for Math Teacher, both to start this semester. If you are interested, you can see both job postings on the 27J website.
We have also recently stumbled upon this very cool website that has Colorado teacher job openings; K-12 Job Spot.
Did you know, there is a program in Colorado that offers $10K for new rural educators!? Check out the details about the Educator Recruitment and Retention Program on their website.


new graduate elective 1.5.22

We hope you all had a restful break! MAED 598 Computer Science Teaching Techniques is a new course offered by Teach@Mines to prepare you to teach Computer Science using research-based teaching techniques. We plan to offer this course every other year so please sign up this term if you are interested. 


Physics teacher opening 12.20.21

STEM School Highlands Ranch is looking to fill a Physics Teacher opening starting in January 2022. We believe that they are open to alternative license candidates. You can check out the job posting and of you are interested, you can submit a cover letter, reference letters, and supporting documentation in email to careers@stemk12.org. Include position title and last name in the subject line of email.


Tutors for Red Rocks TRIO 12.9.21

Red Rocks Community College is looking for Mines’ students OR instructors who might be interested in tutoring math and sciences this coming Spring 2022 semester!

The pay rate would be based on the individual’s education level and has recently gone up – it’d probably be in the high teens. They’re looking for someone who could go in at least two days a week, for at least 4 hours each shift.

They will provide any necessary training for how to best work with students. You would probably be tutoring college algebra (MAT 121) more than anything else. If this sounds like an opportunity you are interested in please contact Allen Burch by email at Allen.Burch@rrcc.edu or by phone at (303) 914-6760.


Technology Teacher Opportunity 12.7.21

Pine Grove Elementary school is looking for a technology teacher for the spring.  This could be a long term sub position or an opportunity to earn your license through a paid Alternative Certification teaching position in Information Technology (currently a good option if you want to teach Computer Science).

If you’re interested, please email Wendy Adams wkadams@mines.edu and she’ll get you in touch with the principal.


REU program in discipline-based education research 12.1.21

North Dakota State University is excited to announce the 9th year of their summer REU in discipline-based education. Their program is an excellent opportunity for students interested in learning and teaching of STEM at the undergraduate level. Students work in a cohort of undergraduate scholars over a 10-week period during the summer and are immersed in hands-on research experiences in discipline-based education research. Students are housed on-campus and earn a $5000 stipend.

Students may have the opportunity to present their research at a national conference with travel support from our REU. Additional travel funding is available for travel to and from Fargo for those in financial need.

The program begins May 31, 2022 and runs through August 5, 2022. Applications due February 1, 2022.

For more information, including descriptions of potential research projects, please visit http://www.ndsu.edu/cider/reu/
-or-
Email Jennifer Momsen (jennifer.momsen@ndsu.edu) or Warren Christensen (warren.christensen@ndsu.edu)


Generation Teach Summer Teaching Fellowship 11.22.21

Have you ever thought about teaching? Want to give it a try? If so, the Generation Teach Summer Teaching Fellowship is for you. Generation Teach provides undergraduate students with high-quality summer teaching experiences.

The award-winning Summer Teaching Fellowship includes pre-summer preparation, a week of training, and five weeks of co-teaching Denver middle-school students. As a teaching fellow, you receive daily coaching and a $3,600 scholarship. 97% of former teaching fellows said they grew as leaders; 98% grew as teachers; 99% developed skills they will use whether or not they become teachers. I am thrilled to share the Summer 2021 Generation Teach Impact Report and to let you know our summer 2022 applications are live!

Upcoming application deadlines are December 15 and January 15. Learn more here. Fellowships fill quickly; apply here!


End of Year Party with the Teacher’s Education Alliance! 11.19.21

Hello Teaching Afficiandos!

Wednesday, December 1st, the Teacher Education Alliance will be throwing an end-of-year party to congratulate all of you on your hard work! This will be a great opportunity to chat with your peers, Teach@Mines advisors, and some local teachers. We will be catering dinner and playing lots of games! 

Event Details:

When: Wednesday, December 1st (5 PM – 6 PM)
Where: Coors Tek Room 140
Why: Meet people in the Teach@Mines Program and dinner will be provided (while supplies last)

Please RSVP for Dinner

Can’t wait to see you there,

 – Your Teacher’s Education Alliance Officers


Paid Outreach Opportunity! 11.16.21

Hello! 

Golden History Museum & Park is currently hiring for a part-time outreach program facilitator to teach their 3rd and 4th grade Building Colorado program that they take into local elementary schools. It’s a great position for somebody interested in developing their presentation and classroom management skills and is generally flexible enough to work around a class schedule. You can see the job positing here, and/or reach out to Jesse Gagnon if you have any questions about this opportunity.


Spring class registration! 11.12.21

I wanted to send one last list of all the T@M courses that will be offered this Spring before Registration opens on Monday. If you have any questions about any of the classes below, please email David at davidmay@mines.edu or Dr. Adams at wkadams@mines.edu for all your advising needs.

SCED262:  K-12 Field Experience
Credits: 1-3 / Enrollment cap:  25
Meeting times/days:  Thursday 6-6:50 p.m.
Instructor: Stephan Graham
Room: CK150

This course is designed to provide Mines students with opportunities to participate in, analyze, and reflect on issues in a science secondary school classroom setting. The overall goal is for Mines students to understand who their K-12 students are and how they learn, including learner development and learner differences. Specifically, the course will focus on developing Mines students’ ability to identify and practice basic classroom management, differentiated instruction, asking probing questions, science content preconceptions, language/activities that promote a growth mindset, and professional language. Furthermore, Mines students will begin exploring the factors that shape school norms and culture. In addition to an on-campus seminar, there is a 25-hour field experience requirement in the assigned partner school.

SCED363:  Dynamic Teaching: Motivation, Classroom Management, and Differentiation of Instruction, Short Title: Dynamic Teaching
Credits: 3 / Enrollment cap:  25
Meeting times/days:  Monday 6-7:15 p.m.
Instructor: Kathryn Cooper
Room: CK150

Effective teaching is a dynamic process that requires the instructor to motivate, manage, and vary instruction for all learners in the classroom. The purpose of this course is to prepare future educators to be able to motivate students, manage classroom behavior, and differentiate their instruction so that all students can learn. This course will cover the field-defining theories of motivation, classroom management, and differentiation. Additionally, this course will introduce research-based practices that can be used to create learning environments where students are motivated and given the tools to be successful in their individual learning.

MAED435: Computer Science Teaching Techniques
Credits: 3 / Enrollment cap:  25
Meeting times/days:  T/Th 7-8:15 pm
Instructor: Christine Leibe
Room: MZ 022

This course provides teacher candidates an opportunity to develop the skills to promote students’ computer science (CS) identity and their understanding of CS practices and processes – including computational thinking – as articulated in (1) the Computer Science Teachers Association and (2) the Colorado Academic Standards. These skills will be modeled, practiced and mastered in the context of authentic CS practices (e.g., the development of websites and computer programs that analyze datasets). Teacher candidates will engage as learners, reflect as practitioners, and finally develop their own 3-day mini-unit. To promote candidates’ awareness of the social and ethical context of CS, candidates will explore the historical development of content and perspectives from diverse cultures. In addition, this course will prepare students to be able to communicate effectively in a variety of mediums (written, oral, and digital) as educators about CS concepts, processes, and practices.

SCED464 Capstone Curriculum Design
Credits: 3 / Enrollment cap:  10
Meeting times/days:  TBA
Instructor: Wendy Adams Spencer
Room: TBA

This course provides Mines students an intensive teaching experience in a K-12 science, engineering, or STEM classroom. The goal of this course is for the student to develop and demonstrate competencies in the areas of planning, instructional methods, assessments, creating effective learning environments for all learners, classroom management and organization, content knowledge, and professionalism. In addition to a total of 15 hours of seminars (on campus and teacher professional development), there is a 100-hour field experience requirement in the student’s assigned partner school. During this semester, the student will be responsible for planning and teaching at least five periods of classroom instruction as well as participate in other school related professional roles and will develop a mini-work sample (min-unit of instruction including: description of setting, learning objectives, three class periods or more of standards-based lesson plans, pre/post assessment, and reflection).

MAED464 Capstone Curriculum Design
Credits: 3 / Enrollment cap:  10
Meeting times/days:  TBA
Instructor: Christine Leibe
Room: TBA

This course provides Mines students an intensive teaching experience in a K-12 mathematics or computer science classroom. The goal of this course is for the student to develop and demonstrate competencies in the areas of planning, instructional methods, assessments, creating effective learning environments for all learners, classroom management and organization, content knowledge, and professionalism. In addition to a total of 15 hours of seminars (on campus and teacher professional development), there is a 100-hour field experience requirement in the student’s assigned partner school. During this semester, the student will be responsible for planning and teaching at least five periods of classroom instruction as well as participate in other school related professional roles and will develop a mini-work sample (min-unit of instruction including: description of setting, learning objectives, three class periods or more of standards-based lesson plans, pre/post assessment, and reflection).

Again, if you have any questions, please email David at davidmay@mines.edu or Dr. Adams at wkadams@mines.edu for all your advising needs. Have a wonderful weekend!


mcbride honors program 11.11.21

Did you know that Teach@Mines classes can count towards a McBride Honors minor?

Are you a highly engaged, curious, and intrinsically-motivated student interested in interdisciplinary learning, creative explorations, and deep discussions about the complexities of our world, who wants to engage in differing perspectives and important narratives? Come meet your community at the McOpen Open House! Have a snack and visit with current McBride students and faculty to experience what makes McBride an exceptional program. Details are attached.McBride Honors Program Information


Alumni Panel with the Teacher’s Education Alliance! 11.8.21

This Wednesday, November 10th, the Teacher Education Alliance will be hosting an Alumni panel, and you are invited! The panel will be a great opportunity to learn what teaching with a Mines degree is like. Come to learn about the process, industry, and lifestyle of Mines’ graduates who became teachers.

Event Details:

When: Wednesday, November 10th (5 PM – 6 PM)

Where: Coors Tek Room 150

Why: You’ll learn a lot and dinner will be provided (while supplies last)

Can’t wait to see you there,

– Your Teacher’s Education Alliance Officers


virtual teach@Mines advising! 11.5.21

We would like to invite you to join us for a remote advising appointment this week before you register for Spring classes to discuss your interests, plans, and goals related to teaching. We will also be able to answer questions about the new minor in Teaching and BE in Engineering with a STEM Teaching focus at Mines! These offerings prepare students for teaching careers at any level, from elementary to university-level instruction. As a reminder, the T@M courses page also has tons of info about the courses that will be offered this Spring.

Remote advising will be held on Zoom the following days and times:

Monday 11/8, 2:00-3:00

Tuesday 11/9, 12:00-2:00

Wednesday 11/10, 1:00-2:30

Please send email to davidmay@mines.edu to schedule an appointment and/or receive the Zoom link for the drop in sessions that are scheduled above.


Pumpkin Painting and Potential Job Opportunities 10.26.21

Spooky season is upon us (both in the sense that Halloween is this weekend and that all our midterm grades are finalized…) The Teacher Education Alliance wants to help you destress from midterms and life by inviting you to our meetings!

  • Are you interested in working over the summer?
  • Would you like a job with actually decent pay?
  • Would you like to eat candy and paint some pumpkins?

Join us in CK 140 on Wednesday, October 27th from 5-6 PM

Pumpkin Painting and a Potential SUMMET Teaching Intern Job Opportunity🎃🎃🎃

Hope to see you all soon! – your spooky TEA Officers


fall term event! 10.19.21

Please join us for an ice cream social to learn more about careers in teaching! The event will include a short presentation to bust myths about the teaching profession, info on Mines minor in Teaching and a BS in Engineering with a STEM Teaching focus area , and ways to get involved with teaching on campus. Feel free to stop by for all or part of the event! If you were unable to attend the event you can still check out the presentation that was given!

What: Teach@Mines Pizza and Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Social

When: Friday, November 5th, from 5:00pm-6:00pm

Where: CoorsTek 140/150

RSVP:  https://bit.ly/3aAy9B6

(Please RSVP to ensure we have enough food)


Summet interns 10.14.21

This is a call for SUMMET teaching interns that is posted in DiggerNet. A couple of our successful Teaching Intern alumni are closely affiliated with Teach@Mines and because of this we are personally reaching out to you. Please consider applying through DiggerNet. Mirna will also be at the beginning of the next TEA meeting (Oct 27th @ 5pm in CK140) to talk about this opportunity more!

SUMMET Academic Program Coordinator (Mirna Mattjik, EDS faculty) & SUMMET Director (Louisa Duley, Mines Admissions Office)

SUMMET Teaching Intern 2022 / DiggerNet Job ID#: 74911

SUMMET (Summer Multicultural Engineering Training) Program was established more than 20 years ago. Currently it is organized by Mines Admissions, in collaboration with the Engineering, Design and Society Department. The academic workshop format is project-based, and we are seeking 2 (two) students who would work closely with faculty, to improve and deliver curriculum in the SUMMET Program together! Teach@Mines scholars are encouraged to apply.

The salary is negotiable with spring (part time ~10 hours monthly) and summer (full time ~ 6 weeks total) commitments. Your work will start in February 2022, and the review of applications will start November 6, 2021.


Have you heard about DAPT? 10.7.21

I wanted to inform you about an opportunity to collaborate with teachers from the Denver Area. In case you are unaware, Mines hosts a group called the Denver Area Physics Teachers (DAPT) that meets 4 times a year (1 weeknight and 1 Saturday each semester) to discuss/share/brainstorm various activities, lessons, labs about different topics. For this fall semester DAPT will be meeting on these dates:

Thursday October 21st: 5:00-7:00 Focus on Electricity Please RSVP Here

Saturday November 13th: 9:00-11:00 Focus on Circular Motion and Gravity Please RSVP Here

Both meetings will be in CTLM 231. Masks are required inside Mines buildings as of now, so please come prepared.

If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP so there will be enough food for everyone.

If you have any questions, please email ambolter@mines.edu


full-time middle school stem position 10.7.21

Flagstaff K-8 Academy in Longmont, Colorado is looking for a 6-8 full-time technology teacher. This position will provide experiential instruction that synthesizes science, technology, engineering, and math in a hands-on, lab-based setting.

For more details as well as contact information, please email ambolter@mines.edu.


work study opportunity 9.29.21

I wanted to let you all know that the about an off campus work-study opportunity to tutor students at McLain High School. This job is posted on DiggerNet titled McLain High School GED Tutor with the ID# 73453. There are more details below:

This is an off-campus work study job located at the McLain High School located near Red Rocks, in Golden. Students must have their own transportation. Pay begins at $15 per hour. (5-10 hours) students have to be eligible for Federal Work-Study.
The Student Advisor will work in conjunction with other McLain Community High School staff, as well as Jeffco Public School (JPS), Red Rocks Community College (RRCC), and other nonprofit and service-oriented agencies in order to recruit and support youth enrolled in the McLain Community High School GED learning community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Work individually with students as a tutor/mentor to support them in completing a GED.
  • Run reports and conduct direct outreach to students who are struggling with attending GED classes.
  • Building relationships with students while ascertaining their interest in returning to school and continuing on with post-secondary education
  • Empowering students to navigate the transition from GED to post-secondary or trade school work.
  • Collaborate with school personnel to promote a successful plan of support for students.
  • Using Infinite Campus to monitor student attendance.
  • Maintain case notes, logs and documentation on student progress.

If you have any questions about this awesome opportunity, please email Anum asiddiqi@mines.edu.


Honors writing fellow opportunity (paid) 9.28.21

I wanted to let you all know that the Writing Center is looking to hire Honors Writing Fellows (peer writing tutors) for the fall and upcoming spring semester. You can find more info, the pay rate, time commitments and the application by clicking this link.  Applications are due Monday, October 11th.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Allyce from the writing center at ahoran@mines.edu or Allie from the T@M team at ambolter@mines.edu.


Welcome back!  8.23.21

Welcome back!! We’re excited for this new year and super excited to start our first year at Mines with Teaching as an official part of the Mines Catalog!!!

We now have an official Minor in Teaching and a BS in Engineering with a STEM Teaching focus area!

The TEA Club (Teachers Education Alliance) will meet in the TEA Room (CK386) every other Wednesday at 5pm starting 8/25 . This room is always open for Teach@Mines students to use or study in. If you have any questions about TEA, please email the President, Dawson, at dawsontlang@mines.edu.

Teach@Mines will be offering the following courses Fall 2021:

  • SCED 262 K-12 Field Experience: Thursday 6 – 6:50 in CK 140 (1 credit) Paid Work Study and Internship opportunities for classroom hours!
  • SCED 333 Educational Psychology and Assessment: Monday 6:00 -7:15 in CK 140  (3 credits) 300 level H&SS elective!
  • SCED 415 Scientific Practices vs. Engineering Design and the Nature of Science: Tuesday 6:00 – 8:30 in CK 140 (3 credits) 400 level H&SS elective!

We’re looking forward to this coming year and will see you at our mid-term Ice Cream Social and Demo Show.

We hope that you have a great semester! If you have any questions about any of the information above, email amcostley@mines.edu.


teaching fellowship webinar Opportunity 8.10.21

Hope you’re enjoying the last bit of summer. I wanted to pass along this info about the Knowles Teaching Fellowship Webinar. This is an opportunity for free resources & support for new Math & Science Teachers. You can apply for their webinar by clicking this link. More details are below:

The Knowles Teaching Fellows Program is a five-year program that supports early-career, high school mathematics and science teachers in their efforts to become great teachers who lead from the classroom.

Knowles Teaching Fellows have access to invaluable resources that help transform new teachers into great teachers who make a difference in the lives of students in their classroom, their school and beyond.

If you know a first-year or pre-service math, chemistry, physics, or biology teacher who would benefit from participation in an intensive and cohesive professional development program, please use the buttons below to share this message and encourage them to apply.

If you have any questions about this, email amcostley@mines.edu.


Noyce Internship and work study 8.2.21

Applications are now live on DiggerNet for the following two paid opportunities:

NOYCE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: Paid, Professional Internship

    • Explore the teaching profession via SCED/MAED262 (1 cr) (repeatable)
    • $500 stipend for the semester
    • 25 hours in a local classroom plus 50 min seminar/week
  • Apply Through DiggerNet“: Noyce Internship”

WORK STUDY : Paid, professional Internship

    • Explore the teaching profession via SCED/MAED262 (1 cr) (repeatable)
    • $12.50/hour for hours in a K-12 classroom (you choose grade level)
    • 2-10 hours per week in a classroom plus 50 min seminar/week
  • Apply through DiggerNet“: Grade 7-12 teaching assistant”

If you have any questions email amcostley@mines.edu.


Job Opportunity 6.1.21

Florida Pitt-Waller ECE-8 in Denver has an opening for a Technology Teacher covering subjects like 3D printing, computer skills, and more! In this position, you would teach technology skills to K-8 students and provide technology support throughout the school. The job will be posted this week on the Denver Public Schools (DPS) job board with posting number 45475. Please contact us if you have any questions!


Are you teaching this upcoming year? 5.5.21

If any of you, your friends, or colleagues have accepted a teaching position for this upcoming Fall, please let me know asap by replying to this email. The Teach@Mines team would like to send you a gift!


Job Opportunity 5.5.21

Union Colony Preparatory School in Greeley, CO is hiring a 6th Grade Math Teacher! See the posting here for details.


New 400-level h&ss Elective!! 5.5.21

I am so excited to announce that Teach@Mines course, SCED415, Scientific Practices vs. Engineering Design and the Nature of Science, has been approved for 400-level H&SS credit for Fall 2021! Below is a short description of the course:

SCED415 Scientific Practices vs. Engineering Design and the Nature of Science

  • The goal of this course is to prepare students to integrate knowledge of scientific and engineering practices into their teaching as articulated in the Colorado Academic Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards, including asking questions, defining problems, developing and using models, planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, constructing explanations and designing solutions, engaging in argument from evidence, obtaining, evaluating and communicating information. These skills will be modeled, practiced and mastered in the context of science, specifically: 1) earthquakes and waves, 2) mitosis, meiosis, and reproduction, 4) periodic table of the elements, 5) energy conservation, and 6) forces in static equilibrium. In addition this course will prepare students to be able to communicate effectively in a variety of mediums (written, oral, and digital) as educators about scientific and engineering practices.

Summer Opportunity 4.8.21

There is a unique opportunity for a (paid!) summer internship on campus that the VIP Professional Development program is providing because a there is a curriculum development component. Please email amcostley@mines for a copy of the job description if you are interested.


Registration starts today! 4.6.21

Teach@Mines will be offering the following courses Fall 2021:

SCED 262 K-12 Field Experience: Thursday 6 – 6:50 in CK 140 (1 credit)

SCED 333 Educational Psychology and Assessment: Monday 6:00 -7:15 in CK 140  (3 credits) 300 level H&SS elective!

SCED 415 Scientific Practices vs. Engineering Design and the Nature of Science: Tuesday 6:00 – 8:30 in CK 140 (3 credits)


Declare your Teaching minor!! 3.23.21

As you have heard Mines now officially offers a minor in Teaching!! Declaring the minor helps us officially demonstrate the level of interest that Mines students have in teaching.  It does require a couple of signatures, but it would really help out the program if you could do this.

If you are interested in this minor, would you please fill out a minor declaration form?  https://inside.mines.edu/UserFiles/File/academicAffairs/registrar/Forms/Minor%20or%20ASI%20Declaration.pdf  If you have already taken some of the coursework, you can fill those in on the form. If you have not, that’s fine, you can leave all the courses blank.

For the signatures, you can send it to Wendy at wkadams@mines.edu. Email  Wendy if you have any questions or want to have a Zoom meeting to discuss.


Advising Week 3.22.21

We would like to invite you to join us for a remote advising appointment this week before you register for fall classes to discuss your interests, plans, and goals related to teaching. We will also be able to answer questions about the new minor and major in Teaching at Mines!

Remote advising will be held on Zoom this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; please contact sllogan@mines.edu or jbreakall@mines.edu to receive the zoom link or if you have any questions.


Exciting News! 3.9.21

More exciting news on the curriculum front!  The new STEM Teaching focus area for the BS in Engineering was approved by both Undergraduate Council and Faculty Senate.  Students can now get a 4-year degree at Mines with a focus on becoming a teacher!!


Job Opportunity 3.8.21

If you are interested in teaching Physics/AP Physics at Grandview High School in Aurora, we got the following message from one of the teachers there: “Due to an incentive our district gave, I am going to retire a year early, so my job is going to be open for next year.  It is currently posted in the district as a Physics/AP Physics position.  If you can pass this along to get sent out to recent student teachers that would qualify I would appreciate it.  The job posting closes next Friday.

The job posting is here: https://applyto.cherrycreekschools.org/workspace/wSpace.exe?Action=wsJobsMain

If you decide to apply, send Savannah an email at sllogan@mines.edu so that we can let Tari know!


Exciting News! 2.5.21

We just received approval from the Board of Trustees for our minor so Mines now officially has a Teaching Minor!


Honors Opportunity 1.27.21

Have you considered joining the McBride Honors Program? Through the program, you can earn a minor in public affairs with honors distinction, and several Teach@Mines courses count for McBride credit! This includes our current courses for the term, SCED 262 and SCED 398.

If you are interested in the McBride Honors Program, they are hosting a virtual open house on Thursday 2/4 and Friday 2/5 for you to learn more about the program, classes, and community! Students in the McBride program take signature interdisciplinary humanities classes and explore the world with the mindset of a global citizen as they earn a 21-credit minor in public affairs with honors distinction.

If you are interested or curious, drop into the virtual open house and find out more –including information and inquiries about applying for the 2021 cohort:

Thursday 2/4, 8:00-10am / 4:00-6:00pm
Friday 2/5, 8:00-10am / 3:00-5:00pm
Zoom link: bit.ly/MeetMcBride2021

If you are registered (or would like to register) for SCED 262 or SCED 398 and receive McBride honors credit, please let Melanie from the McBride program know by sending her a quick email. 


Fellowship Opportunity 1.26.21

Generation Teach is offering summer fellowships to students who are interested in teaching! The fellowship includes coaching, teaching experience, and a $2800 scholarship. The first deadline is February 5.

Generation Teach Summer Teaching Fellowship Overview
Have you ever thought about teaching? Want to give it a try? If so, the GT Summer Teaching Fellowship is for you. Generation Teach partners with local schools to provide undergraduate students with high-quality teaching experiences. The fellowship includes two weeks of training and six weeks of teaching small groups of middle-school students. Fellows receive daily coaching and support and a $2,800 scholarship. Deadlines are the 5th of each month through May. Fellowships fill quickly. Learn more here. Fellowships fill quickly; apply here!


Job Opportunity 1.11.21

Jefferson County Public Health educational campaign where you can earn $15/hour for up to 200 hours!

Recently Jefferson County Public Health received a grant to support youth work on healthy beverage education.  A student intern is needed to help develop an educational campaign to raise awareness about the intersection between structural racism, marketing of sugary drinks, health outcomes of sugary drink consumption, and increased risk of COVID-19 illness and complications. The campaign will primarily focus on Golden so they think it would be great to work with a Mines student.

All the work will be done online, including meetings. Currently, they estimate a 10 hour/week commitment, but they can also be flexible given the current instability with school situations.  If you are interested, please email Allyson Goto at Jefferson County Public Health: argoto@jeffco.us


Opportunities 1.4.21

Interested in substitute teaching?

  • Being a substitute teacher could be a great opportunity for you if you are interested in careers in education and want to get hands-on experience. If you are taking classes mostly online this semester and have the flexibility to teach during the day, it might be the perfect fit. Substitute teaching could also be a great job for anyone you know with a flexible schedule who is looking to supplement their income.
  • The minimum educational requirement is a high school diploma or GED. For more information and a full list of requirements visit: https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeprof/checklist-subauth20202021 or for general information about substitute teaching visit: https://www.cde.state.co.us/educatortalent/stepintosubstituteteaching

Summer Research Opportunity

  • The Department of Engineering Education at Utah State University will hold a ten-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program https://engineering.usu.edu/eed/reu/annoucementstarting May 18, 2021, to provide undergraduate students (in either 4-year or 2-year schools) in a science, technology (including engineering technology), engineering, or mathematics (STEM) discipline with intensive experience in engineering education research, such as how learners’ experience, background, and perception play a role when they learn engineering knowledge and skills.
  • The central theme of the REU program is “Problem Solving in Engineering Education.”
  • Due to the uncertain health situation resultant to the Covid-19 pandemic, this ten-week program will be conducted at the participant’s home or internet capable area, via internet and computer access, and facilitated by USU’s Canvas learning management system and other online communication media.
  • Each REU student will receive up to $8,450, including 1) a stipend of $6,000, 2) a housing and meal allowance of $1,700, and 3) up to $750 for a round-trip airfare ticket to use to travel and attend any conferences. Additionally, this last amount will also help to support your research experience.
  • The applicants must be at least 18 years old by the time the program starts on May 18, 2021, must be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States, must be an undergraduate student who will not graduate before September 1, 2021 (in either 4-year or 2-year schools) with a good academic standing in a professional undergraduate program in science, technology (including engineering technology), engineering, or mathematics.
  • The deadline of application is March 8, 2021.  Interested students must submit applications online via https://engineering.usu.edu/eed/reu/application.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Oenardi Lawanto at olawanto@usu.edu or Dr. Wade Goodridge at wade.goodridge@usu.edu.

Exciting News 12.18.20

SCED 398, Dynamic Teaching, has been approved for 300-level H&SS credit for Spring 2021! Below is a short description of the course:

  • SCED 398 Dynamic Teaching: Motivation, Classroom Management, and Differentiation of Instruction
    • This course will cover the field-defining theories of motivation, classroom management, and differentiation. Additionally, this course will introduce research-based practices that can be used to create learning environments where students are motivated and given the tools to be successful in their individual learning.

Please feel free to sign up if you are interested!


Exciting News 11.17.20

We are very excited to share that we have new prefixes for teaching classes at Mines! They are SCED and MAED, Science Education and Math Education respectively (formerly our classes were under SYGN).

This Spring we are offering:

  • SCED 262: K-12 Field Experience Thurs 6:00-6:50pm
  • This 1 credit course is the ideal way to try out teaching. Assist in a classroom alongside an experienced mentor teacher. Requirements include a total of 25 hours in the classroom and a 50 minute weekly seminar. Repeatable. Classroom hours are work-study eligible.
  • SCED 398 Dynamic Teaching: Motivation, Classroom Management, and Differentiation of Instruction
  • This course will cover the field-defining theories of motivation, classroom management, and differentiation. Additionally, this course will introduce research-based practices that can be used to create learning environments where students are motivated and given the tools to be successful in their individual learning.

If you are interested in pursuing a teaching license, we work with a few local Colorado programs that offer licensure once you graduate from Mines and begin your career as a teacher. For more detailed info please see our licensure page or the attached flyer.

    • ASPIRE to Teach is a certification pathway through CU Denver that assists in the job location process and supports new teachers with a math or science mentor during their first year.
    • Graduates can begin any time throughout the academic year. Compensation: Full teacher salary. Fees: $6,000.
    • The Teacher Education Alliance (TEA) is a student club that meets regularly to discuss teacher prep and all education-related issues. They host panels, game nights, and more! Our first meeting of the term will be TOMORROW, Wed. Nov. 18th at 5pm. Please reply to this email for the Zoom link!

Professional Development Opportunity 11.10.20

We have two upcoming opportunities for professional development and volunteering!

  • The Colorado Science Conference will be happening this Saturday from 9am-5pm. Registration is free for Noyce Scholars, and we can work with you to get registered if you are not a Noyce Scholar. If you would like to attend, please reply to this email ASAP!
  • We are looking for volunteers to mentor two high-achieving 5th grade students in robotics/mechanical engineering and coding. The mentorship would be entirely virtual, and 3-6 meetings would be expected. Please reply to this email if you are interested in this opportunity!

Fellowship Opportunity 8.10.20

The John Buckner Educational Fellowship for Lesson Planning with Purpose
Due to the generosity of several anonymous donors, we are pleased to announce the call for nominations and applications for the John Buckner Educational Fellowship for Lesson Planning with Purpose. The aim of the Buckner Fellowship is to help teachers design and implement innovative lesson plans that create meaningful, equitable experiences for students while exploring rigorous and relevant content. We will guide Buckner Fellows to become Perceptive Teachers by exploring their own cultural identities, as well as the identities and diverse perspectives of students in their classrooms.

Each of the Buckner Fellows will receive a free copy of the book, two live zoom sessions with the authors, and personalized advice from expert teachers, all while building an international collaborative community of like-minded educators. The first zoom session will explore Perceptive Teaching and cultural responsiveness; the second will provide ideas for teaching in the time of coronavirus. Both sessions will not only help you get through the current global and national crises but will also help you become a more effective teacher overall.  

Please nominate a teacher for this opportunity by sending their name, school name, grade and subject area taught, email address, and a brief statement about why they are a good candidate for this opportunity (100 words max). We seek individuals who may be described as creative, reflective, open-minded, and caring professionals. Teachers at any grade level are welcome as are beginning teachers and experienced educators. Self-nominations are encouraged! Review of nominations begins August 24.  

Google Form Link for Nominations: https://forms.gle/PZcss2zoKKwPA9nc9

Please feel free to share this opportunity with anyone you think may be interested! You can also contact Christine McConnell (christine.mcconnell@unco.edu) with questions.


Job Opportunity 7.28.20

Grandview High School (Cherry Creek School District) has an open position teaching technology courses, which includes teaching Solidworks, robotics, and architecture.


Job Opportunity 7.17.20

There are two current openings for science teachers in Colorado!

Please contact us if you have any questions, or if you would like help with the application process.


Job Opportunity 5.18.20

There are two current openings for science teachers in Colorado!


Event Opportunity 4.26.20

ASPIRE To Teach program at CU Denver will be visiting us virtually to share information about how Mines students can earn their teaching certification. Details below!

  • What: ASPIRE To Teach Information Session for Mines students
  • When: Thursday, 4/16 at 6pm
  • Where: Zoom; please RSVP to receive link

 


Job/Funding Opportunity 4.26.20


Job & Funding Opportunity 4.24.20

We have several important announcements and opportunities to share with you today!

As always, please contact us with any questions.


Job Opportunity 3.17.20 

Mountain Vista High School is looking for a third full time science teacher to join their Physics PLC. Mountain Vista has incorporated Modeling Instruction at all levels of their physics program and are hoping to find someone familiar with or at least open to the pedagogical approach. Modeling instruction is an effective curriculum that requires several weeks of instructor training: https://www.modelinginstruction.org/. Duties will include:

(1) section AP Physics C – Calculus based Mechanics

(4) sections Algebra based Physics

(2) planning periods

Please visit: https://dcsd.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/DCSD/job/MOUNTAIN-VISTA-HIGH-SCHOOL/Teacher—Science—High_Req-00047659 to apply!


Honors Writing Fellow 2.25.20

The Writing Center is looking to hire Honors Writing Fellows for peer tutoring on campus. Honors Writing Fellows are undergraduate students who provide tutoring 5 hours/week for $15 an hour. In addition to tutoring, there will be opportunities to teach workshops, write articles, and mentor other peer tutors. I’ve attached an application with additional details to this e-mail. The deadline to apply is next Monday, March 2nd.


AAPT 1.24.20

The Colorado/Wyoming AAPT (American Association of Physics Teachers) Section Meeting is at UNC in Greeley, CO on April 4th: http://www.cowyaapt.org/ Please contact us if you are interested in attending!


SUMMET

SUMMET (Summer Multicultural Engineering Training) is seeking two students who will work closely with faculty, to improve and deliver curriculum in a project-based workshop format! Teach@Mines students are encouraged to apply. SUMMET was established more than 20 years ago and is organized by Mines Admissions, in collaboration with the Engineering, Design and Society Division.

The salary is negotiable with spring (part time ~10 hours monthly) and summer (full time ~ 8 weeks total) commitments. Your work will start in February 2020, so please apply as soon as possible. Apply on DiggerNet (job ID 66615).

 


Are you ready to teach this year?

If you will have your BS and are interested in joining either Aspire or the PEBC program during the 2020/2021 school year, there are a few things you’ll need to get started on:  1. Take the PRAXIS for your area of interest. It takes several weeks to get the exam scheduled and then several more to get the results back; 2. It’d be a good idea to have a conversation with the folks at the program you are interested in. Suzanne from Aspire would love to touch base with anyone considering her program for next year.  She can help you find a teaching position in a good school that has strong retention rates. Representatives from PEBC are also available to meet with you and answer questions; 3. Meet with Wendy Adams (wkadams@mines.edu) to talk a little about your options and previous experiences so that you can find the best program for your needs; and 4. Start applying for positions in March!

 

 


 

STUDENT CLUB

The Teacher Education Alliance (TEA) is a forum for discussion of any education related issues, not just high school or middle school teaching. Contact the TEA president (Nathan Beveridge, beveridge@mymail.mines.edu) with any questions, and stay tuned for Spring 2020 semester meeting times!

 

TEA ROOM

Looking for a place to study on campus? If you are a Teach@Mines student, you can study in the TEA room located in CoorsTek 386. It is unlocked any time that CoorsTek is unlocked.

 

 

 

 


 

KNOWLES SCIENCE TEACHING FELLOWSHIP (KSTF)

KSTF is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing new math and science teachers with professional development, resources and support to improve education in our schools. This fellowship is intended for math and/or science teachers entering their first or second year as teacher of record during the 2020-2021 academic year. Click HERE for more information.


 

School field trip

Adria Brown, a Mines alumna who is currently completing her student teaching at JeffCo Open Schools, visited the Mines physics department with her students for a field trip last Friday, 11/15/19.  They met with Drs. Callan, Kuo, Flournoy, and Pierce for lab tours, demos, and more. Lecture topics included string theory and optics, and students participated in hands-on demos including the Michelson-Morley interferometer, the wimhurst machine, and more. This provided a great opportunity for local students to interact with faculty members at Mines and gain experience with college-level physics.

 


Partnership with Boettcher teacher residency announced

Fall 2018. The Colorado School of Mines and the Boettcher Teacher Residency have formed a partnership to offer two pathways to teacher licensure for both Mines students and Alumni.  As part of this partnership, Mines will offer classes to allow current students to investigate teaching as a career option and to help prepare them for the Residency year.   In addition, Mines will offer science methods for all of the Boettcher Teacher Residents each year on the Mines campus.

For more information see  the information tab.


NSF AWARDS $3M GRANT TO GET THE FACTS OUT

June 18, 2018. The National Science Foundation has awarded the Colorado School of Mines a five year grant, Get the Facts Out: changing the conversation about STEM teacher Recruitment. Teach@Mines’ Wendy Adams is the Principal Investigator and is partnering with four national societies, the American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, Mathematical Association of America, and American Association of Physics teachers.  NSF #1821710, click here for the full abstract.


MINES ALUM, MAXINE, WINS TEACHING AWARD

Congratulations to Maxine Morris, who completed her student teaching during the spring 2018 semester, and won the 2018 CAST Pre-Service Teacher Award!


CONGRATULATIONS TO WENDY ADAMS

Congratulations to Teach@Mines’s Wendy Adams and the rest of the PhET team for being named recipients of the 2018 Excellence in Physics Education Research Award!


PSI^3 GRANT AWARDED

January 1, 2017. 100Kin10 has awarded the Colorado School of Mines $160,000 to partner Mines’ students with local early elementary classrooms. “Partnerships for STEM Identity: PSI3, a collaboration between the University of Northern Colorado and the Colorado School of Mines, reimagines science and math teacher preparation by pairing teacher candidates with seasoned elementary teachers to co-design and deliver engaging STEM lessons to K-3 classrooms. This Early Childhood Active STEM Challenge Grant will enable us to both continue to nurture this program, while also broadening the reach of the project and expanding the number of STEM teacher candidates who are able to improve their pedagogical skills and the number of classroom teachers who receive rich, age appropriate content,” said Wendy Adams, Director of Science Education from the University of Northern Colorado.


FALL 2018 NOYCE SCHOLARS ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to our new Noyce Scholars! Daniel Brandt (Engineering Physics ‘18), Adria Brown (Engineering Physics ‘19), Megan Coney (Environmental Engineering ‘19), Joseph Hunt (Applied Mathematics ‘18), Amy Keuhlen (Chemical Engineering ‘18), and Blue O’Brennan (Engineering Physics ‘20) will each be receiving the $10,000/semester scholarship as they complete their teaching licenses.


MINES STUDENTS REVAMPED SUMMET/SAFE PROGRAMS

Students from Mines revamped the SUMMET/SAFE summer programs as curriculum design and delivery Interns. Read more here.


SPRING 2018 NOYCE SCHOLARS ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to our new Noyce Scholars! Jacqueline Loerincs (Engineering Physics ’18) and Erik Trenary (Mechanical Engineering ’17) will each be receiving the $10,000/semester scholarship as they complete their teaching licenses.

 


FALL 2017 NOYCE SCHOLARS ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to our new Noyce Scholars! Julianna Campbell (Engineering Physics ’17), Sean Dempsey (Electrical Engineering ’17), and Blake Shiparski (Engineering Physics ’17) will each be receiving the $10,000/semester scholarship starting Fall 2017 as they complete their teaching licenses. They will be joining Amanda Casner (Engineering Physics ’17) and Nicholas Dyer (Computer Science ’18), who are already receiving the scholarship.


TEAM-UP FEATURED IN MINES RESEARCH MAGAZINE!

meeting of minds can be found on page 28 of the 2016-2017 edition of Colorado School of Mines Research magazine. This article does a nice job of describing why Mines is working to prepare some of the nations best and brightest math and science teachers and features a couple of current TEAM-UP students. Way to go Nick and Amanda!

Link to magazine: https://issuu.com/minespr/docs/2016-17minesrsrch_final_lorez_issuu


AMANDA CASNER RECIPIENT OF 2015 BARBARA LOTZE SCHOLARSHIP, 1 OF 6 NATIONALLY

Amanda Casner will graduate from Colorado School of Mines in the spring of 2017. “I became interested in pursuing a career in education after becoming a Physics 100 teaching assistant at Mines. Through this job I have discovered that in addition to my enthusiasm for physics and learning about how the world works, I have an even greater passion for sharing that enthusiasm with others. I love being able to work one-on-one with students and help them to better understand difficult concepts and ideas.”

Kristine Callan, Associate Professor in the physics department mentioned, “As a TA for our introductory sequence, Amanda was able to jump right in and become a valuable member of the team. In all of her TA duties, she displays a passion for physics, teaching, and learning. She prepares thoroughly for the upcoming material each week, asking insightful questions about the content and pedagogy.”

Link to full article: https://www.aapt.org/Programs/awards/2015-Lotze-Scholarship-Winners-Named.cfm


On a Related Note

UNC in December organized and hosted the Colorado STEM Teacher Preparation Symposium, bringing together 100 faculty and staff members from 13 higher education institutions, ten K-12 school districts and eight non-profit organizations to discuss strategies for developing quality STEM teachers in the state. The symposium’s findings will be released this spring.

Link to full article: http://www.unco.edu/news/releases.aspx?id=7777


MINES-UNC STEM TEACHING PROGRAM SELECTED TO BECOME NATIONAL MODEL

Golden, Colo. March 4, 2015 –  The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) will fund four new sites at five universities to develop their physics teacher education programs into national models. The new projects are Rowan University, Texas State University, West Virginia University, and a join University of Northern Colorado/Colorado School of Mines project.

The Mines team includes Vince Kuo and Kristine Callan from the Department of Physics and Steven DeCaluwe from the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The UNC team members are Wendy Adams and Christy Moroye.

The winning institutions were selected during a two-stage review process that began with a pool of 17 applicants. Awardees demonstrated a capacity for large increases in the number of physics teachers graduating from their programs, as well as strong departmental and institutional support for teacher preparation efforts. Funding for the new sites will begin in Fall 2015.

With the addition of the newly funded sites, the project has funded a total of 45 sites to build physics teacher education programs since it began in 2001. Collectively, these institutions have doubled the number of high school physics teachers graduating from their programs. PhysTEC sites have achieved these successes by increasing teacher recruiting efforts; hiring master teachers to work within physics departments; developing engaging early teaching experiences; improving content and pedagogy courses; and fostering collaboration between physics departments, education schools, and local school districts.

PhysTEC, a flagship education program of the American Physical Society (APS), aims to improve the education of future physics teachers by transforming physics departments, creating successful models for physics teacher education programs, and disseminating best practices (See www.phystec.org for more details). The PhysTEC program is led by APS in partnership with the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), with support from the National Science…

Link to full article: http://goo.gl/ySzWoD


SUMMET TEACHING INTERNSHIP

​Each summer, Mines hires two Teaching Interns to help develop and deliver curriculum for the Summer Multicultural Engineering Training Program (SUMMET). This is an active, project-based design experience for high school students. The overall mission of these programs are to spark interest in STEM in underrepresented groups, empower students to pursue their passions and see STEM as a possible career choice, and demonstrate that they belong and can succeed at a competitive college like Mines. Contact Dr. Mirna Mattjik (mmattjik@mines.edu) if you are interested in applying to be a Teaching Intern! Enthusiasm is required, but prior teaching experience is not!


GENERATION TEACH

If you are looking for summer teaching opportunities, consider applying to Generation Teach! They place students in Denver, Boston, Providence, and Western MA. Several Mines students have taught in this program and had excellent experiences. Click HERE for more information.


​SUMMER RESEARCH EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION RESEARCH

In recent summers, there have been several opportunities for undergraduate students to get involved in Educational Research REUs. We’ll post them here as they are announced. Go to http://www.rit.edu/science/smerc/reu for more information.


RIT Science and Mathematics Educational Research Collaborative

The RIT Science and Mathematics Educational Research Collaborative, an interdisciplinary Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) group, will host a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program this year. Ten accepted students will be involved in mentored-research projects that focus on the theme of Models and Representations in STEM Education and will contribute to publishable research in DBER. Accepted students will participate in a unique “Spring Ahead” research session to work virtually, using video conferencing and online journal club discussions, with project mentors to learn about DBER and outline summer projects. During the 9 week on-site experience at the RIT campus REU students will be involved in:

  • Cohort-wide research methods workshops
  • Research group meetings and mentoring
  • Professional Development workshops
  • Cohort-building events

Participants will earn a $5,000 stipend and will be housed, at no expense to the student, in RIT’s state-of-the-art housing Global Village complex. Please visit our website at https://www.rit.edu/castle/research/reu to learn more about our program and how to apply. The application deadline is January 31st, 2020.