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Dr. Cherry Brewton awarded NSTA Distinguished Service Award

Congratulations to Dr. Cherry Brewton for receiving the NSTA Distinguished Service to Science Education Award on March 31, 2017. This award honors members who, through active leadership and scholarly endeavor over a significant period of time, have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of education in the sciences and science teaching.

Dr. Brewton has serves science education as the Executive Director of the Evans County Community Center in Statesboro, GA. She has also served as an Associate Professor and University Supervisor for Preservice Teachers at Georgia Southern University. She has also served as a middle school science teacher in the Georgia K-12 school system. On the national level, she has served as a member of the Multicultural Science Education Committee of NSTA, President of the Association for Multicultural Science Education (AMSE), Division Director of the Multicultural/Equity in Science Education, Author/Facilitator of Higher Qualified Teacher & Equity, and Facilitator of Students of Poverty Focus Group.

Dr. Brewton’s publications and grants include; Presenter, International Conference, Wuhan, China; Attended First White House Summit Science Education; Invited Lecturer, Science Teachers Association Nigeria; AMSE Legend Award; AMSE Service Award; and County Teacher of the Year.

For more information about Dr. Cherry Brewton, please visit


Assistant Professor of Biology, Sewanee, TN

The Biology Department at the University of the South seeks two tenure-track assistant professors for positions in one of the nation’s top liberal arts institutions. The positions are in Evolution and Neurobiology. Both professors will contribute toward teaching at the introductory level and in advanced courses in their area of specialty. The University has a 3/2 teaching load with both lecture and lab sections counting toward that total. Successful candidates will be enthusiastic about teaching in the context of the liberal arts tradition in education, and will maintain active research programs with opportunities for undergraduate involvement.

More details about each position can be found here:


Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2016. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching and research statements, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial accepted), and three letters of reference* to:


*Letters of reference may be submitted electronically directly from the referees or via dossier services to Kristen Kleinfeld, Assistant for Finance and Administration, at


The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.


The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.


Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening.



Teacher, Special Education (Deaf Ed), Houston, TX

Teacher, Special Education (Deaf Ed), Houston, TX


Date: Aug 8, 2016

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Houston Independent School District

Teacher, Special Education Deaf Ed JobID: 34949
Position Type:

Closing Date: 10/08/2016

Certified Instructional – Teachers/Special Education – General
Date Posted:8/8/2016
Department:Milby High School
Date Available:08/08/2016
Location: Area: Job Category:
Jones Future Academy Southeast Certified Teachers
Job Code: Contract Type: Months:
Teacher Contract 10
Salary Minimum: Salary Maximum:
$51,500 $71,500
POSITION TITLE: Teacher, Special Education


Job Code: Varies



POSITION SUMMARY: The Teacher, Special Education provides students with specially designed instruction that is based on district curriculum and is aligned with the student’s individualized education program (IEP).

SPECIFIC CAMPUS BASED TEACHING POSITIONS: Resource: Teaches core academic subject areas such as English, Reading, and Math at the elementary level. Secondary resource teachers must be highly qualified in English, Math, Social Studies, or Science. Inclusion (Co-teach, Support Facilitation, Content Mastery): Plans and works collaboratively with general education teachers to provide accommodations to meet specific learning needs of students. Skills for Learning and Living (SLL): Teaches students with cognitive disabilities in the least restrictive environment. Structured Learning Center (SLC): Teaches students with autism in the least restrictive environment. Behavior Support Center (BSC): Teaches students with significant emotional disabilities in the least restrictive environment. Preparing Students for Independence (PSI): Teaches students with severe cognitive, communicative, sensory and/or physical disabilities in the least restrictive environment. Preschoolers Achieving Learning Skills (PALS): Teaches preschool aged students who are identified as having a disability.


  1. Develops and implements the student’s IEP utilizing specially designed instruction that is aligned with the curriculum and required content strategies.
  2. Leads and participates in IEP meetings for students assigned to designated caseload.
  3. Prepares and maintains IEP documents in a timely manner, including progress updates.
  4. Plans lessons that reflect accommodations and modifications for individual differences.
  5. Implements positive behavioral interventions and supports with discipline management procedures.
  6. Employs a variety of instructional techniques incorporating current technology tools applying the principles of Universal Design for Learning to facilitate individual student learning.
  7. Differentiates instruction for students with disabilities by employing a variety of instructional strategies.
  8. Develops data driven statements that accurately reflect each student’s present level of academic achievement and functional performance based on formal evaluation and classroom based assessment data.
  9. Utilizes the district’s web-based management systems to plan, implement, and monitor services for individual students by collecting, analyzing, tracking, and using specific data.
  10. Engages students in work that develops thinking skills.
  11. Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for teacher assistants.
  12. Maintains and improves professional competence by participating in district staff development.
  13. Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations.
  14. Collaborates with general education staff to plan effectively for students with disabilities.
  15. Establishes and maintains open lines of communication with students, parents, and community members.
  16. Attends and participates in department meetings and committees.
  17. Assists students with personal care needs.
  18. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Education: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Texas Teacher Certificate appropriate for level and/or subject area of assignment.

Other Requirements: The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) requires a special education teacher who 1) is the teacher of record, and 2) provides direct instruction to students in any of the core academic subject areas defined by NCLB to be highly qualified in the core academic subject area(s). Special education teachers who deliver direct instruction to students with disabilities in core academic subject areas must meet the appropriate state special education certification requirements for the grade level that they are teaching in addition to meeting the same standard for subject matter competency to meet highly qualified. These requirements apply whether a special education teacher provides direct core academic instruction in a regular classroom, in a resource room, or in another non-traditional setting. Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, bend, climb, and be mobile. Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms with all levels of management, both internal and external to the district. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internal and external to the district. Ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into focus; judge distance (close and distant); reach with arms extended and use hands to manipulate the keyboard. Ability to travel throughout the district and city by means of private or public transportation. If driving personal (or private) vehicle, must possess a valid driver’s license and appropriate insurance coverage.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Curriculum, Teacher, Education



2017 Area NSTA Conferences

NSTA conferences offer the latest in science content, teaching strategy, and research to enhance and expand your professional growth. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to collaborate with science education leaders and your peers. Each year, NSTA hosts a national conference on science education (in the spring), three area conferences (in the fall), and a STEM Forum & Expo.

Twitter hashtags: #NSTA16 (2016 conferences), #NSTA (all-purpose)

  • Baltimore, Maryland: October 5–7, 2017
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: November 9–11, 2017
  • New Orleans, Louisiana: November 30–December 2, 2017

2016 Area NSTA Conferences

NSTA conferences offer the latest in science content, teaching strategy, and research to enhance and expand your professional growth. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to collaborate with science education leaders and your peers. Each year, NSTA hosts a national conference on science education (in the spring), three area conferences (in the fall), and a STEM Forum & Expo.

Twitter hashtags: #NSTA16 (2016 conferences), #NSTA (all-purpose)


What Science Teachers Are Reading, July 2016

What Science Teachers Are Reading, July 2016
Browse this month’s most popular books, e-books, and children’s books
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Math and Science Teacher, San Mateo, CA

Halstrom AcademySan Mateo, CA
Teaching Position- Are you an educator looking for a unique opportunity to impart wisdom on the next generation? Do you take pride in integrating creative ways of engaging and energizing inquisitive youth in their educational pursuits? Have you built expertise in boosting brain power of high achievers or those that benefit from a different way of learning? If this sounds like an intriguing fit with your background and interests, please consider the following teaching opportunity with Halstrom Academy. Halstrom Academy specializes in one on one instruction for grades 6-12. Students and their families value Halstrom’s innovative and flexible approach to education. In addition to serving the goals of traditional students, Halstrom’s model is ideal for aspiring athletes, actors, performers and unique learners. Halstrom is proud to be recognized as a leader in private, one-on-one education for more than 20 years with campuses in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles County and a recent expansion in the San Francisco Bay Area.We are currently recruiting Teacher(s) for the following subject areas:
– Math
-ScienceCredentialed teachers are preferred, but not required. Potential teachers must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Prior teaching experience of high school/middle school course work in a one-on-one setting is a plus.

Summary of Teaching Responsibilities: Effectively teach high school/middle school students in a one-to-one setting.
Work with students in setting educational goals.
Adapt instruction and lessons based on individual student needs.
Maintain open communication with parents and complete daily electronic progress reports. Encourage students to explore creative learning styles.
Correct and grade student tests and projects.
Embrace and seek out new technology or other tools to enhance and improve the quality of education. Our innovative platform is ideal for those comfortable using variety of technology in a learning environment (iPad, electronic texts, assessments and tracking tools).

Application Instructions:
Please express your interest in the above opportunity by submitting a cover letter (in the body of your email) describing your key differentiating attributes related to this role while simultaneously demonstrating your advanced communication abilities. In addition, please attach a resume reflecting relevant work experience, education and other related qualifications.For expedited processing, please make sure the actual job title and location remains visible in the subject line of your reply. Our final evaluation process requires all prospective employees to pass a background check, Livescan (DOJ/FBI fingerprinting), tuberculosis screening and provide evidence of employment eligibility. Please note, due to the high volume of responses typically received from online job postings, only applicants that appear to meet the initial screening criteria will be contacted.

Job Type: Part-time

Job Location:

  • San Mateo, CA

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • One year: 1 year



Please review all application instructions before applying to Halstrom Academy.


Write for The Science Teacher Journal


What worked in your classroom this year? Do you have a lesson plan that went so well you impressed yourself? A strategy all your teacher friends use? If so, we’re looking for you! Editors of NSTA’s high school journal, The Science Teacher, are planning next year’s issues now, so consider writing down the great ideas you used all year long! You’ll be helping your profession, and we’ll help you every step of the way.
Think of a favorite lesson plan or teaching strategy you’d like to share with teachers from across the country. Browse recent issues, and then visit ourCall for Papers and our Author Guidelines to find out what the editors are looking for in the coming year. To help you get started, see this annotated sample manuscript.

Call for Proposals



2016 – 2017

Call for Proposals


The Association for Multicultural Science Education (AMSE) is seeking proposals for the 2016 – 2017 NSTA conferences in science education. One of the primary benefits of membership in AMSE is the opportunity to represent the association as a presenter within these national venues.


Sessions must focus on best practices addressing diversity and equity focused on the seven student groups identified in Appendix D of the Next Generation Science Standards:


  • Economically disadvantaged students,
  • Students from major racial and ethnic groups,
  • Students with disabilities,
  • Students with limited English proficiency,
  • Gender,
  • Students in alternative education programs, and
  • Gifted and talented students.


Minneapolis: Oct. 27–29, 2016
Portland: Nov. 10–12, 2016
Columbus: Dec. 1–3, 2016
Los Angeles (National): Mar. 30–Apr. 2, 2017


Please submit all proposals for review by Friday, May 6, 2016 to

  1. Conference date(s)
  2. Title
  3. 250 – word abstract


Probability of selection is based upon the number of submissions received. Approved presenters will be notified by Monday, May 9, 2016.