Monday, October 27, 2014

Critical Questions in Education Conference - Call for Proposals

The Critical Questions in Education conference is a national, peer-reviewed education conference taking place in San Diego, California. The 10thannual CQIE conference will be held on February 16 – 18, 2015 at the beautiful U.S. Grant Hotel.  The official deadline for proposals is November 1, 2014. 

Every year the Critical Questions in Education conference focuses on one or two “critical questions” facing pre-K—12 (or pre-K—16) education.  Our theme questions for the February conference are:

1.     Why have civil rights era educational legislation and policy in the United States failed our most vulnerable students? How should we address the needs of these students in and out of schools?

2.     How is schooling conducted in other countries? What can we learn from the policies, purposes, and practices of education systems—or individual schools—from around the world?  And what can systems and schools from around the world learn from American education? 

We also welcome proposals on one of our past theme questions.  Please see the Call for Proposals, attached, for a full list of topics.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Seminar: Using Teacher Portfolios to Monitor and Improve Classroom Practice

You’re invited to attend a discussion featuring
Dr. José Felipe Martinez, Associate Professor of Social Research Methodology at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA
Using Teacher Portfolios to Monitor and Improve Classroom Practice: Recent Findings and New Directions
Moderator: Dr. Morgan Polikoff
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Von KleinSmid Center (VKC) 150
*The seminar will start promptly at 12:30pm.
Please find Dr. Martinez’s abstract and bio below.
On behalf of Rossier’s Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs, we hope many of you will come out and support our featured speaker. Bring your lunch and we’ll provide refreshments. Please RSVP to Omar VIlla at
RSVPs receive priority seating.
Thank you.
Teacher portfolios have a long history as tools for teacher professional development and certification, and are known to provide potent anchors for teacher reflection and improvement efforts. Recently, interest in portfolios is increasing again in the context of efforts to strengthen teacher evaluation systems around the country. In this talk I examine the promise and limitations of teacher portfolios for high stakes teacher evaluation systems, with emphasis on key conceptual, psychometric, and practical considerations. I finally discuss empirical evidence from our recent studies, and the design and initial stages of a large NSF-funded R&D project to build a next-generation electronic portfolio prototype through modern tablet technology.
Dr. José Felipe Martínez’s research interests involve the application of measurement and quantitative methods to issues in education policy, specifically teacher/school effectiveness, program evaluation, and educational assessment. His recent work has focused on developing and validating portfolio instruments for measuring instruction and assessment practices in mathematics and science classrooms. This work is currently being extended to electronic tablet portfolios for middle school science with support from the National Science Foundation under a 3-year $1.6 million grant. Other recent work focused on the methodological and policy implications of using multiple measures of teacher practice and effectiveness in teacher induction programs and district-level teacher evaluation system.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Full-Time Instructional Design Position

USC's Marshall School of Business is looking for an Instructional Designer:
In addition, Marshall sometimes has part-time graduate student worker positions open up in the online learning department.  Please contact Kimberly Brower ( for more information on student worker postings.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Job Position: USC Marshall School of Business Instructional Desginer

Dear Students,

We wanted to share an exciting opportunity with you all. The USC Marshall School of Business is looking for an Instructional Desginer. Please click the link here for more information:

Please contact their office should you have more questions. Thank you and take care!

- Master's Program Office"

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

College Readiness - Secondary Access Liaison Job Position

235 paid days per year
FTE: 1.00; Full Time
Starting Salary: $58,949 per year
Essential Functions and Objectives:
- The College Readiness - Secondary Access Liaison will support the development of Advance Placement, AVID, and International Baccalaureate college readiness systems that lead to increased advanced placement participation, increased graduation rates, increased college-going rates, and decreased remediation rates. Support the facilitation, design, and implementation of the above designated college readiness systems at elementary, middle and high schools focusing on rigor, curriculum and professional development, student and family support, and  on-going improvement.

Knowledge, Skills & Other Qualifications:
Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in teaching or school leadership
- Experience working with Advance Placement, AVID, and/or International Baccalaureate college readiness systems.
- Must possess knowledge of elementary, middle and secondary education systems and college readiness strategies. 

Education Requirements:
- Minimum – Bachelor of Arts or Science of Education and/or Communications
- Preferred – Masters of Arts or Science in Education
About Denver Public Schools:
Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS is comprised of 185 schools, including traditional, magnet, charter and pathways schools, with an enrollment of 88,000 students.  Of those, 58% of the school district's enrollment is Hispanic, 20% is Caucasian, and 15% is African American.  Seventy-two percent of the district's students qualify for free and reduced lunch.  

Under the leadership of Superintendent Tom Boasberg and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in terms of student academic growth.  DPS is committed to establishing Denver as a national leader in student achievement, high school graduation and college career readiness.  
Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

Check it out by clicking the link.


Global Executive Ed.D. Program Office Educational Assistant Job Position

Job Summary:
The Global Executive Ed.D. Program office is looking for an Educational Assistant. This position will allow you to work closely with the program while being exposed to doctoral students, faculty, and staff within the Rossier School of Education. The Educational Assistant will help with event planning, social media initiatives, and other duties. The rate of pay is $12/hour, up to 20 hours per week.

Minimum Qualifications:
·        Work study preferred
·        10-15 hours a week
·        PC and social media skills required
·        Professionalism
·        Reliable and efficient
·        Available to work for 3 or more hours at a time
·        Strong oral and written communication skills
·        Ability to meet and prioritize deadlines in the face of changing priorities and fluctuating workloads
·        Required to work January 12 – 16, 2014

Job Opportunities:
·        Assist with Global Executive Ed.D. Program Office events
·        Update course materials on the ARES database
·        Create /design project(s) as the need arises
·        Network with various Rossier staff and faculty members

For additional information about the position, please contact the Global Executive Ed.D. Program Office.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Jan Okamoto (

Global Executive Ed.D. Program Office
Rossier School of Education

3470 Trousdale Pkwy WPH 401 (213) 740-6019

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