Information Session with Abaarso School

You are invited to an information session with the Abaarso School on April 13th from 1 pm – 2 pm in the Millmore Room in Dowling Hall.

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Harry Lee, Executive Director of the Abaarso School will be on-campus to share information about their teacher opportunities in Africa. The first students in Somaliland to matriculate to college in 30 years and attending major ivy league universities. Come and learn more about the school, the region, and the impact you can have with students. More information can be found at www.abaarsoschool.org

Students can access the event and information on Handshake here:

(387) Teaching Opportunities at Abaarso School | Handshake (joinhandshake.com)

Diversity Recruitment Fair (Somerville, MA)

Somerville Public Schools

Diversity Recruitment Fair

April 1, 2023

9:00 am – 11:00 am

*This is a virtual event*

We are a district committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion for our students, staff and families. We are a district that is full of promise and possibilities, and we would love to meet YOU!

We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented communities, candidates of color, and linguistically diverse candidates to register.   

Come meet representatives from the Somerville Public Schools and explore open job opportunities, YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU DID!

 Register for the Fair Here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc4lN6lNrjUHFA-v4T8DYpaLNXOo6VO_Z1lL1RYgHJvBvXCGQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0  or use the QR code below:

Please visit our virtual recruitment fair website at: www.somerville.k12.ma.us/sps-career-fair

To view all current vacancies, please visit us online at:  https://somerville.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

“Go Outside”

Go-Outside

The Department of the History of Art and Architecture would like to invite you to a lecture by Dong-Ping Wong, ”Go Outside,” on Thursday, March 2nd at  5:30pm.

Dong-Ping Won is the Founding Director of Food New York, a design firm based in New York City. The studio focuses on designing environments, from ground-up structures to renovations to landscapes, all with the intent of transforming how people relate to the context, culture and resources around them.

Student Press Freedom Day Event with The Tufts Daily

On Feb. 23, Student Press Freedom Day, join The Tufts Daily in conversation with Jennifer Lord Paluzzi, editor in chief of the Concord Bridge. Jennifer Lord Paluzzi has extensive experience in local journalism in the greater Boston area. She started with the Boston Herald and transitioned from in-print news to digital editing with organizations like the Lowell Sun and Grafton Common before becoming the editor in chief at the Concord Bridge, a new nonprofit newspaper established in October 2022 that serves the town of Concord, Mass.

The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, in Tisch Library (Room 304). All are welcome!

Liberating Temporality and Spatiality — GCWS Graduate Student Conference 2023

March 4-5, 2023

Location

32 VASSAR ST. Cambridge, MA
Join in-person or online: www.gcws.mit.edu

Conference Theme

Time and space, while often seen as linear and confined concepts, can be stretched, altered, and reconfigured. We move through time and space in fits & bursts; some ways of moving and being are deemed normative or “good” and brought to the forefront, while others might be marginalized and cast aside. Here, we instead cast aside normative ideas of time and and space to focus on how liberating the concepts of temporality and spatiality can help us imagine and create new futures, communities, and ways of being. This conference seeks to look at liberatory conceptions of spatiality and temporality, particularly in the contexts of racial justice, abolition, disability rights, queer/trans ecologies, human development, death studies and practices, embodiment, community building, and more.

How might liberation encourage, if not require, new orientations to the concepts of time and space? What is the messiness that exists in these spaces of creation?

Some questions the conference seeks to explore:

  • How can the temporality and spatiality of subcultures be used to assess political and cultural change?
  • How do space and spatiality construct belonging, community and identity? Reciprocally, how do the concepts of belonging, community, and identity impact and construct space and spatiality?
  • What does access and openness look like in truly liberatory spaces?
  • How do subcultures or ideological communities produce alternative temporalities and encourage imagination of how our futures can be different from chrononormativity?
  • How do crises change our understanding of longevity, liberation, and community?
  • What is the interplay between alternative and hegemonic norms of time and space?

We look forward to welcoming our many graduate student panelists, film makers, artists, and presenters!

For more information: https://www.gcws.mit.edu/gcws-events-list/liberating-temporality-spatiality

Tufts Blood Drive

Attention all faculty, staff, and summer student researchers: Looking for a convenient place to give blood or volunteer opportunity at a blood drive, please see below for more information about a Tufts Blood Drive on Friday, July 22nd.

Whether you caught the last few episodes of Grey’s Anatomy or have been watching the news you are likely aware of the blood shortage nationwide. We are partnering this summer with MGH Blood Donor Center on a Tufts Blood Drive.

Here are a few logistics to share about this outreach event:

  • the blood drive will be held on Friday, July 22nd
  • the MGH Bloodmobile will be on Talbot Ave (check in will likely be in the Distler Lobby)
  • timeslots to give blood are available throughout the day from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

We recommend that you consult the attached eligibility sheet and then scan the QR code on the attached flyer to sign up to give blood. If you prefer to volunteer some time prior to and/or on July 22nd, please complete this short survey.

Act now to get your preference of timeslot! 

For more information, please contact Karen O’Hagan via email karen.ohagan@tufts.edu

Program & Outreach Specialist

Tufts University

Department of Chemistry

Atrium Summer Institute for Educators

Join us for a three-day, in-person workshop series and professional learning community where you will have the opportunity to connect with educators from different grade-levels and curricular backgrounds. We will also break out into more specialized work time with educators from similar grade-level strands (Early Childhood, Elementary & Middle School). Our keynote speaker this year is Ben Mardell from Project Zero and we are offering 19.5 hours of continuing education credits. 

Middle School Workshop: Building a Culture of Collaboration What classroom experiences merit genuine collaboration? How do we scaffold these experiences to foster inclusivity, promote dialogue, and invite productive struggle? Together we will explore activities and routines that build a classroom culture of collaboration. This workshop strand will be taught by middle school math teacher Liz Caffrey, but will incorporate a range of subject-specific examples. We will explore how a strong classroom culture makes it possible for students to innovate together, especially through taking action for justice and working on interdisciplinary projects. There will be space for teachers to debrief, learn, and troubleshoot together. Participants will leave with practical tools to apply in their classrooms, as well as many inspiring ideas for collaborative projects!
Elementary School Workshop: Social Justice Embedded in Classroom Culture
Intentionality is the cornerstone of creating a classroom culture that is inclusive and responsive to a diverse group of learners. Learning at all ages can be rich and meaningful, infused with playfulness and even a touch of magic. Learning about human beings—what is true about them and what they need, want, and deserve—helps children connect and empathize. It fosters a child’s desire to reach out and support others. Second-grade teacher Jill Ferraresso will take you through some of the ways that she designs her classroom to support the brilliance of every child. Using examples from Jill’s social studies and social justice curricula as inspiration, participants in this workshop strand will practice designing lessons to fit their own classrooms and schools, allowing room for responsiveness to the unique children in their midst.

Early Childhood Workshop: Building a Nurturing Ecosystem for Young Learners
A child’s social-emotional well-being is the foundation from which high-quality learning develops. However, it is nearly impossible to measure or teach social-emotional skills in a one-size-fits-all manner. Our role as early childhood educators is to support children in developing the skills to form healthy relationships, navigate their own and others’ feelings, build independence, and establish a sense of self within a community. Bob Dowling and Mia Bullock, two of Atrium School’s early childhood educators, are excited to share how they use intentional play-based learning in their classrooms to spark joy and support student growth. The goal of this workshop strand is to create a space for early childhood educators to learn and grow together. During our time, we will: develop a shared understanding of child development theory, curate a collection of resources and activities that can be brought back to your school, and create a space for teachers to share their own experiences and build community.