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Information Session for the

2017 Science Teaching Fellowship


The Science Center is providing an opportunity for undergraduates to explore science teaching in the Northampton School District during Smith College's January inter-term. Up to 14 Smith undergraduates will be paired up to teach a self-designed science curriculum in Kindergarten to grade 8 classrooms for most of the week of January 9th. Late in the semester, there will be a series of four Tuesday evening preparation sessions designed to introduce Fellows to effective practices and processes within science education. This unpaid Fellowship provides an opportunity to explore teaching with a minimal investment of time. The STEM Coordinator will support teams throughout the experience and the teams will work closely with a mentor teacher to research and develop an instructional package, which will be used in mid-January.


There will be an informational session on Tuesday, October 18th in McConnell B15, at which time students will have an opportunity to ask questions and speak with previous participants. A pizza lunch will be served.


The Fellowship application form can be found here.

It is recommended to attend the information session before completing an application form.




Fun Science at Smith


The Center for Science Outreach and the Jandon Center for Community Engagement invites 3rd to 6th grade students in the Northampton region to participate in 2 hours of fun science and engineering activities at Smith College. The activities are free but pre-registration is required by noon on Thursday, August 25th. The program is on Saturday, September 3rd from 3 to 5 p.m. in Ford Hall.

This program is limited to the first 60 students who sign up. Please register by completing an application form here. Parents will be notified about activity assignments by Wednesday, August 31st.

The required waiver of liability forms(2) and image release form(1) can be found here. Completed forms should be mailed as soon as possible or submitted on arrival September 3rd.



A Teaching Workshop

The Jandon Center for Community Collaboration is sponsoring
a workshop for faculty, students and Pioneer Valley residents. Given the distractions of modern life, including high levels of anxiety and the pressure to succeed, how can faculty skillfully open new doors to learning for students?

Fiona Cheong adapts and applies a combination of Zen pedagogic exercises and group work in the classroom. She will discuss how this approach can successfully support students in any discipline in uncovering and honing their artistic voices.



Workshop: Creative Expression in a World of Noise

Students are invited to a writing workshop to learn new ways to to facilitate self expression and creativity! Join us on Monday, April 18, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Wright Hall 013. Lunch provided.



2016 January Science Teaching Opportunities

The Science Teaching Fellowship and the Interterm High School Science Teaching Internship give Smith undergraduate STEM majors, opportunities to try teaching science in a local school over the January break. The Fellowship program places up to ten fellows in grades k-8 in a range of science disciplines, and the internship program places up to ten undergraduates in Northampton High School biology classes to teach an established lesson. Participants in both programs will complete a 4-session series of classes in October and November, Thursday evenings, to prepare for their teaching assignments.

There is a common application for both teaching opportunities here. The deadline for completed applications is October 2. If you have Fellowship questions, contact Tom Gralinski, Sabin Reed 130 or Wright Hall 020. If you have Internship questions, contact Lou Ann Bierwert, Ford Hall 112.




The Gloria and Wilma School for Organizers

The Gloria and Wilma School for Organizers brings some 50 activists from around the US together at Smith College to explore the potential of using history as a tool to strengthen social justice movements. The School launches the two-year Steinem Initiative, which will "put history into action" by weaving evidence of our foremothers' insights and experiences into current activist work and future movement strategy.

For information: Refer to steineminitiative@smith.edu


Smith College Awarded President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2014


This recognition is for institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.

Local Press Focuses on CCC's Science Outreach Efforts


Community Engagement Field Guide

Connect to information about volunteer placement opportunities reflection sessions, leadership trainings, and upcoming events. Also look for the Spring 2015 Field Guide!


Community Engagement and Social Change (CESC) Concentration

The CCC invites students to find out about the concentration in "Community Engagement and Social Change." This concentration will help you link what you are learning in the classroom to the needs and interests of communities locally and around the globe, and make a difference with your Smith education. Please inquire early!
For information: Refer to smith.edu/ccc/concentration


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