Professional Development & Summer Employment Opportunities

The end of the school year is in sight and alumni are seeking professional development or employment opportunities for the summer. Below please find a few organizations that provide professional development opportunities, or that may have summer job openings. If you are hiring or wish to share other resources, please fill out this form or email alumni@aldergse.edu.

Professional Development

NEW! Alder GSE is proud to announce a pathway to up to $500 of alumni professional development support. If you are interested in attending a workshop or conference, joining an organization, or pursuing a new certification, be sure to apply for alumni funding. Click here to find out more & to submit your application.

Black Teacher Project
The Black Teacher Project sustains and develops Black teachers to lead and reimagine school communities of liberated learning. The believe that every student will benefit from the diversity, excellence, and leadership of an empowered Black teaching force. To view ongoing programming – and specifically the Black Teacher Leadership & Sustainability Institute June 6-8 – visit https://www.blackteacherproject.org/btp-programs.

Breakthrough Collaborative
During the nine-week residency, instructional coaches learn research-based teaching strategies, best practices for teaching observations to identify strengths and areas of growth, and best practices for delivering actionable feedback to support teaching fellows’ professional growth.
To apply to be a Summer 2024 instructional coach: https://www.breakthroughcollaborative.org/apply-instructional-coach/

National Science Foundation (NSF) Educational & Training Opportunities
Browse NSF Opportunities to discover what could be the next step in your academic journey. Visit the link below to find opportunities funded by the National Science Foundation. They fund programs that create educational Opportunities, supporting diverse participants in building valuable experiences in their field. These hands-on learning experiences cover a wide range of disciplines but all align with our core mission: to further progress in science and engineering through investments in people.
For eligibility requirements and to apply: https://etap.nsf.gov/search

The Krause Center for Innovation
The Krause Center for Innovation offers professional learning programs for educators that help deepen content and technology skills, gain confidence in new teaching methodologies, and get you ready for the next step of your career. Programs are specifically focused on Math, Science, Computer Science, or general EdTech integration. Many, but not all, programs include CEUs. For more information about all the learning programs: https://krauseinnovationcenter.org/learning-programs/

Seasons of CS
Seasons of CS is a research-backed professional learning model for K-12 educators, paraprofessionals, administrators, and counselors who are interested in bringing computer science to their students. The goal of this program is to expand systematic capacity for equitable, scalable, and sustainable computer science education in California.
For more information about attending a free workshop, visit https://www.seasonsofcs.org/

Teach Plus
Teach Plus was founded to address the growing need for authentic teacher leadership to transform schools & the education system. They train teachers in: understanding education policy as a lever for student success, community organizing, writing op-eds and speaking to the media, providing public testimony and more. Learn more about the Teach Plus California Policy Fellowship here: https://teachplus.org/regional_programs/policy-fellowship-california/

TeachingWorks
TeachingWorks grew out of the Teacher Education Initiative at the University of Michigan. We set out to address the unjust pattern that students of color and students living in poverty were far more likely to have underprepared teachers. We were committed to strengthening the quality of beginning teaching to serve these communities.
Today our work focuses explicitly on supporting teachers and teacher educators to disrupt persistent patterns of injustice  through academic subject matter,  teaching practices, and creating  classroom environments where children flourish.
For more information visit https://www.teachingworks.org/.

Summer Employment

Aim High
Aim High is committed to closing the opportunity and achievement gaps in Northern California through our transformative summer learning program. We envision every middle school student having access to joyful summer learning, inspired and innovative teachers, and the support they need to succeed in school and life.
Aim High is a five-week summer enrichment program for rising 6th-9th grade students navigating system barriers in California. Offered at no cost to students and their families for up to four summers, Aim High helps middle schoolers build academic confidence, discover a love of learning, and develop the skills they need to thrive in school and in life.
For dates and locations of each session, and to apply to teach visit https://aimhigh.org/teach/

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula (NorCal)
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, the largest provider of extended learning opportunities in San Mateo County, is seeking positive and energetic Summer Youth Program Leaders to help close the opportunity gap for students by delivering invaluable in-person, academic and enrichment projects and outdoor activities this summer to elementary or middle school youth. Summer Youth Program Leaders play a key role in BGCP’s dynamic summer program. Working with a classroom of 15-20 students, Youth Program Leaders will deliver enriching classes and clubs (art, cooking, STEM, fitness, etc.), participate and support special events and field trips, and maintain a positive, safe, and productive environment. Previous experience working with K-8 youth is not required, as we will provide upfront and ongoing training and coaching to ensure Youth Program Leaders are set up for success. Locations: South San Francisco, San Mateo, Daly City, Redwood City, East Palo Alto, and Menlo Park
To learn more about summer hiring and to apply visit https://www.bgcp.org/careers

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
The Commission’s Policy Manual provides for the appointment of a student enrolled in an educator preparation program to represent the views and experiences of students as a liaison to the Commission. Interested parties must complete the application form and send it, with all additional requested documentation, to the attention of the Executive Office at the address provided on the form. More information is available via the Commission Website. Deans and Directors of California educator preparation programs are encouraged to share this information with students enrolled in preparation programs. Applications must be received by July 12, 2024.

Galileo Camps
Galileo’s mission to create courageous innovators goes for staff as well as campers. From design thinking training to professional development in teaching, operations and leadership, you’ll gain valuable skills that not only advance your career, but also your life. Investing in your growth is part of Galileo’s DNA. We are hiring exceptional leaders for our summer programs, so explore our page to see which position is the right fit for you.
For more information visit: https://galileo-camps.com/jobs/program-staff/

Global Glimpse
Global Glimpse is looking for travel savvy educators to lead our immersion programs in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Costa Ria. Trip leaders must have a background working with youth and with leadership development. Commitment: 16 days in the summer (June-August).
For more information about how to lead a trip: https://globalglimpse.org/get-involved/lead-a-trip

Seasons of CS
Seasons of CS is a research-backed professional learning model for K-12 educators, paraprofessionals, administrators, and counselors who are interested in bringing computer science to their students. The goal of this program is to expand systematic capacity for equitable, scalable, and sustainable computer science education in California.
For more information about attending a free workshop and earning $175/day (6 hours) for active participation, visit https://www.seasonsofcs.org/

Kindly note that none of these organizations are directly affiliated with Alder GSE. For more information about any of these organizations, please refer to the website listed for further contact information.