Art Teaching Position

The East Boston EEC is looking for a certified art teacher for our BPS early learning center and our sister school the Dante Aligueiri . The candidate must be certified K0-6- we might be able to provide a waiver if they don’t have the K0.

Please contact me if you have any candidates!

Anne Slater

Literacy Coach

East Boston EEC

Boston Public Schools

617-959-9597

Experienced Outdoor, Early Childhood Educator

Cooperative Forest School

Cooperative forest school is a new forest school morning program in Stoneham, MA for children ages 2-6, in the process of state-licensing with the Department of Early Education and Care.  

We are committed to the principles of community care, collaborative play, exploration, nurturing and environmental stewardship. United by a commitment to play-based outdoor education, we came together amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to create a much needed community and a deliberate and safer learning environment for our children.  Coop Forest School has a modified cooperative structure involving the caregivers and parents involved.

We are looking for an Experienced, Early Childhood Outdoor Educator to join our adventure in care and community and to lead our program, 3-5 days a week. 

Duties

  • Lead the Cooperative Forest School program 3-5 mornings per week during the school year, alongside a co-teacher. 
  • Make sure children are safe and supported
  • Observe children’s behavior and learning, and foster problem solving, collaboration, confidence building and imagination by providing scaffolding experiential learning based on those observations
  • Maintain visual and auditory supervision of children at all times to ensure their safety in the forest and on any field trips
  • Help children resolve and negotiate conflicts when they arise; support development of self-regulation, impulse control and coping mechanisms through supporting conflict resolution; use consistent techniques in guiding children’s behavior
  • Develop strong positive partnerships with families, students, and possible co-teachers
  • Use positive, appropriate and supportive language with children
  • Embrace a wide variety of weather conditions as pedagogical inspiration 
  • Coordinate with parent-organizers on planning, preparation and organization.

Qualifications

  • Experience in early childhood education and/or outdoor/nature education programs  
  • Strong emotional intelligence, including empathy and listening skill set
  • Loves working with young children and is energetic and passionate about working one-on-one with children, as well as with groups of children
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of hazards and risk assessment as related to the environments of young children
  • Able to work cooperatively and collaboratively in an all outdoor, forest setting, and open and flexible to new ideas
  • Dedication to place-based education and a passion for exploring the natural environment. Working knowledge of local flora, fauna, and seasonal changes is a plus!
  • Physically able to walk up to 2 miles a day, in all weather, and lift objects of up to 50lbs.
  • Current Emergency First Aid and Child CPR certificate; (or willing to obtain quickly)
  • Comfortable with meeting children where they are on a given day.
  • Reliable transportation. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Formal studies in the core subjects of Early Childhood Education 
  • At least one to two years preschool teaching experience
  • Knowledge of forestry, environmentalism, conservation, herbology, any and all Earth based / nature based wisdom or knowledge 

Salary: Competitive, and Based upon Experience, starting at $22 /hour

Cooperative Forest School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a diverse, inclusive staff reflective of our community. We especially encourage applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGTBQIA+ community.

How to apply: Send a 1) resume and 2) cover letter describing your teaching philosophy and 3) three references to Mary Jirmanus Saba cooperativeforestschool@riseup.net or mjirmanus@riseup.net 
Note: We are working to keep our children and extended families and communities as safe as possible. To this end, we are following a layered protections system. We will ask all children and educators to wear high quality masks at all times. We will also keep a community care agreement where we update one another of COVID exposures and symptoms, and plan to implement surveillance testing. We are committed to fair labor practices. This includes COVID pay in case of exposure, quarantine or illness. 

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.

Several Education Summer Job Openings (Lynn, MA)

Summer Job Openings
Background: The New American Association of Massachusetts (NAAM) is a non-profit organization that provides social support services to refugees and immigrants in northeastern Massachusetts. Core services include: ESOL classes, employment, case management, citizenship, youth programming, and more.
NAAM’s Youth Program serves immigrant and refugee youth in grades K-12 through afterschool and summer programs, tutoring, mentoring, family engagement, and much more. We are currently hiring for a number of short-term positions for our summer youth program.
Location: Lynn, Massachusetts
Dates: July 5th to August 19th
Compensation: $20-$30, commensurate to experience and licensure

More information can be found using the link below.

NAC-Summer-2022-Jobs