Wellesley Public Schools
40 Kingsbury Street                                               Superintendent’s Bulletin
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Graduate Course Reimbursement
   Course reimbursement funding of $22,500 is available to distribute in FY11 among
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East Asian Stories and Places: China, Japan, and Korea
 Orientation dates: May 25, 2010 (4:00 – 7:00 pm) plus three hours ...
Inquiring Minds Project 2010
 For K-8 Teachers: Two four-credit graduate courses through the Boston University School of E...
Assistant Superintendent
Starting July 1, 2010. We are seeking an energetic, bright, and articulate educational candidate ...
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  1. 1. Wellesley Public Schools 40 Kingsbury Street Superintendent’s Bulletin Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481 http://www.wellesley.k12.ma.us/district/bulletins.htm Bella T. Wong Bulletin #23 Superintendent of Schools March 5, 2010 The Superintendent’s Bulletin is posted weekly on Fridays on our website. It provides timely, relevant information about meetings, professional development opportunities, curriculum and program development, grant awards, and school committee news. The bulletin is also the official vehicle for job postings. Please read the bulletin regularly and use it to inform colleagues of meetings and other school news. Calendar Monday 03/08 WTA Rep Council, 3:30 pm at Schofield Tuesday 03/09 School Committee Meeting, Town Hall, 7:30 pm Monday 03/15 First Day of Practice: High School Spring Athletic Teams Wednesday 03/31 Deadline for submitting Flexible Spending Account receipts from 2009 Friday 04/02 Good Friday -- No School Monday 04/06 Annual Town Meeting Begins School Committee Agenda Complete School Committee Minutes are posted at March 9, 2010 www.wellesley.K12.ma.us/schoolcom/PAGES/MINUTES/2009-2010 7:30 pm Personnel Announcements, Consent Agenda, Reports, Citizen Speak 7:45 pm Public Hearing: School Choice Public Hearing: Naming Policy; Gift and Bequest Policy 7:50 pm Action/Discussion Items: • System Goals Mid-Year Update • Middle School Project Update •VOTE: School Choice •VOTE: Naming Policy; Gift and Bequest Policy 8:50 pm •Citizen Speak Looking Ahead to 2010-11 Are you Interested in a Job Share? Would you like to Transfer? Teachers with PTS who would like to request a job share position or a transfer in the 2010-2011 school year must notify Carol Gregory (carol_gregory@wellesley.k12.ma.us) in writing by May 1. Children of teachers or nurses residing outside Wellesley shall be entitled to attend Wellesley Public Schools without charge for Apply Now to Enroll tuition on a space available basis. (Article 12, WTA Unit A Children of Non Contract). Resident WTA Members If you are interested in this benefit in the 2010-11 school year, in Wellesley Schools please contact Valerie_Spruill@wellesley.k12.ma.us. Include your child/ren’s name, birth date, and current grade level. Application deadline: May 1, 2010.
  2. 2. Graduate Course Reimbursement Course reimbursement funding of $22,500 is available to distribute in FY11 among qualified teachers for graduate course work which is done as part of a master's degree program to fulfill that teacher's obligations for the Massachusetts educators professional license and for course work required to achieve the next stage of licensure culminating in a professional license. To apply for this course reimbursement, please send--by June 1, 2010--the following to Valerie Spruill: •your name •evidence of your enrollment in an applicable master/doctoral degree program •name and description of the course •evidence of cost of the course •proof of payment (VISA/MC) •transcript. You will be notified of the amount awarded to you by July 1, 2010. Professional Development Primary Source Summer Institutes 2010 As members of Primary Source, we have the opportunity to participate in a variety of summer institutes that are described below. We are guaranteed ten reserved seats in the institutes. This means ten total seats, NOT ten seats for each institute. If you are interested in attending an institute, please contact Janice Gross indicating which institute you are interested in attending. Spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis. The registration deadline is April 16, but earlier is always better. The Enduring Legacy of Ancient China Dates: June 16 – August 17 2 graduate credits ($200) The remarkable richness and endurance of Chinese civilization will be the central focus for this online course, which will explore the long period from the emergence of China's earliest civilizations to the end of the dynastic phase in 1911. The course will mirror the thematic approach taken by Primary Source's own sourcebook, The Enduring Legacy of Ancient China. Topics will include geography, belief systems, the arts, and China's relationship with the world. The online course will feature supplemental readings, scholar podcasts, and web- based activities to engage teachers in some of the most current scholarship, while exploring student-friendly tools and resources. This course will be offered completely online and will require a basic comfort level and interest in the use of computer technology as a medium for learning. Open to all K-12 educators Latin American Rhythms: History, Culture, and Politics Orientation: May 26, 2010 (4:00 – 7:00 pm) plus three hours of online work Institute Dates: July 19 – 23, 2010 Location: Primary Source, Watertown, MA Follow-up Date: October 20, 2010 (4:00 – 7:00 pm) PDPs/Credits: 67.5 PDPs; 3 graduate credits ($300) The rhythms of Latin American life extend well beyond its captivating music and dance.This course will explore key regional patterns of Latin American history and culture through an examination of its historical, geographical, economic, artistic, and ethnic/racial rhythms. It will highlight the many forces—internal and external—that have affected this dynamic region, and will include opportunities to experience the rhythms of Latin American language, food, and dance firsthand. Especially for educators in grades 6-12 ...2...
  3. 3. East Asian Stories and Places: China, Japan, and Korea Orientation dates: May 25, 2010 (4:00 – 7:00 pm) plus three hours of online work Institute Dates: August 2 - 6, 2010 Location: Primary Source, Watertown, MA Follow-up Date: September 30, 2010 (4:00 – 7:00 pm) PDPs/Credits: 67.5 PDPs; 3 graduate credits ($300) This course will focus upon teaching about culture and daily life in China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam through the literacy curriculum. Teachers will use stories from and about East Asia as avenues for understanding places, peoples and ways of thinking, and will have opportunities to experience and explore other cultural elements such as storytelling, music and visual arts. The course will also touch on East Asian schoolchildren and their cultures in the U.S. Topics will include stereotypes and geography, common and divergent traditions, and the lives of East Asian children. Especially for educators in grades K-7 Teaching for Global Understanding in the 21st Century Online Orientation dates: June 18 – 27, 2010 (6 hours to be completed flexibly) Institute Dates: July 26 – 30, 2010 Location: Boston College Follow-up Date: Saturday, October 16, 2010 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm) PDPs/Credits: 67.5 PDPs; 3 graduate credits ($300) Educators are increasingly aware that the challenges of our changing world will require students to think and learn in new ways. In addition
 to teaching core academic content, our schools need to cultivate key skills: global awareness, critical thinking, media literacy, collaboration, intercultural communication, technological ability, and civic engagement. This course will explore the importance of such skills and will build a case for re-envisioning how we prepare students for an interconnected world. Participants will examine the global economy, the environment, health, social justice, education, and the globalization of culture. Interested participants should be willing to take on a leadership role in their districts and to be advocates for global education across disciplines and grade levels. Open to all K-12 educators. Democratic Vistas: Civic Life, History, and American Art National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Course (pending funding) Institute Dates: August 12 & 13, 2010 Location: Emerson College, Museum of Fine Arts, other Boston locations PDPs/Credits: 13 PDPs Open to New England educators from schools that have received the Picturing America art portfolio. Contact lina@primarysource.org to request an application. How can American art be used to deepen your students’ understanding of democracy in American life? This two- day conference, offered in conjunction with the NEH “Picturing America” program, will show you new ways to incorporate important works of visual art in the core humanities curriculum. The conference explores democratic values and aesthetics as a theme in American art and highlights the “art of the people”—folk and traditional art-- as an expression of American creativity. Lectures and workshops by leading scholars and classroom practitioners will examine Picturing America selections spanning three centuries. Participants will experience Boston’s unique artistic and historical treasures with a downtown walking tour of public and civic art (including Saint-Gaudens's Robert Gould Shaw /Massachusetts 54th Regiment Memorial) and a tour of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. ...3...
  4. 4. Inquiring Minds Project 2010 For K-8 Teachers: Two four-credit graduate courses through the Boston University School of Education. Coursees are intended to improve participants’ science content knowledge, provide a model for how to use inquiry-based methods for instruction, and help build participants’ confidence in their ability to teach science. SC 533: Immersion in Green Energy SC 534: Immersion in Global Energy Distribution Pre-immersion sessions Fridays, 4:30-7:30 pm Pre-Immersion sessions Mondays, 4:30 - 7:30 pm May 14, 21, and June 11, 18, 25 May 17, 24, and June 7, 14, 21 Immersion session: Immersion Session: July 12-23, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm July 12-23, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Call back sessions (2 fall; 2 spring) Call back sessions (2 fall; 2 spring) Course meetings held at Boston University. Except for registration fee, tuition is funded (from a Massachusetts State STEM initiative) and a stipend provided. This is a collaborative project between Boston University, Northeastern University, and Wheelock College. For more information, contact Peter Garick (617/353-4735) garik@bu.edu or Diana Cheng, dianasc@bu.edu Condolences to Kate Walker, Elementary Teacher at Hardy, upon the recent death of her father-in-law, Edward C. Brummer, of Rindge, NH. Anticipated Openings 2010 - 2011 District Wide K-12 Director of Fitness and Health Elementary Special Educator for Social/Emotional Therapeutic Program Social Worker Math Specialist Special Educator (Moderate) School Psychologist Fitness and Health Teacher Middle School Department Head for Special Education Special Educator (Moderate) Skilled in Math Instruction High School Chemistry Earth Science/Physics or Earth Science/Chemistry Speech and Language Pathologist Spanish Please send a cover letter, resume, three letters of reference, transcripts, and licensure by March 19, 2010, to Carol A. Gregory, Asst. Supt., Wellesley Public Schools, 40 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481. ...4...
  5. 5. Assistant Superintendent Starting July 1, 2010. We are seeking an energetic, bright, and articulate educational candidate to oversee human resources, recruitment and hiring of all faculty and staff. Coordinates student assessment data and analysis, and all other student and personnel database information management. Responsible for collective bargaining, technology planning, and other assignments as determined by the Superintendent of Schools with extensive interface with town boards. Licensure required. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter, resume, three letters of reference, transcripts, and licensure by March 17, 2010 to Bella Wong, Supt., 40 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481.     Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent 12 month position (starting Mid April 2010) Start date negotiable. Salary $39,228 - $58,684. Send cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference by March 17, 2010 to Bella Wong, Superintendent, Wellesley Public Schools, 40 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 Positions Available Long Term Substitute Elementary Physical Education Board Certified Behavior Analysts Teacher (BCBA) May 3 to June 30, 2010. Extensive training in Applied Behavorial Analysis, Salary is $166.76 per day. data collection and management, and Functional Send cover letter, resume, three letters of BehavorialAssessments mandatory. School and or reference, transcripts, and licensure to home based experience working with elementary Toni_Duval@wellesley.k12.ma.us and middleschool-aged children necessary. or mail to: Personnel, Wellesley Public Schools, 40 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 Send cover letter, resume, three letters of reference to Personnel Wellesley Public Schools 40 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 Long Term Substitute Long Term Substitute High School Spanish Teaching Assistant April through June 2010 Long-term substitute (twelve weeks) teaching assistant position for first or second grade classroom. Send cover letter, resume, transcripts, licensure Experience with inclusion practices and primary based and three letters of reference to curriculum. Salary $133.41/day. Send cover letter, tim_eagan@wellesley.k12.ma.us resume, and three letters of reference to or mail to Personnel, Wellesley Public Schools, 40 Marie_Slyva@Wellesley.k12.ma.us or mail to Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 Personnel, Wellelsey Public Schools, 40 Kingsbury Street, MA 02481 Long Term Substitute Elementary Teacher Long Term Substitute Grade 1 long-term substitute starting mid-April 2010 Elementary Special Educator until the end of the school year. Salary is $166.76/day. Please send cover letter, resume, March through June 2010. Send cover letter, three letters of reference, transcripts and licensure resume, transcripts, licensure and three letters of to Sheryl_Boris-Schacter@Wellesley.k12.ma.us or reference to Carol A. Gregory, Wellesley Public mail to Personnel, Wellesley Public Schools, 40 Schools, 40 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481. Send cover letter, resume, three letters of reference to Personnel Wellesley Public Schools 40 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 ...5... Wellesley Public Schools Actively Seeks to Increase the Diversity of its Workforce

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