Middle School Science Teacher Workshop (Summer Institute)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Posted
Apr 17, 2021
Closes
Apr 25, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is soliciting applications from eligible teachers at public-school districts and accredited private educational institutions in the U.S. and its territories who teach science subject at grade levels six (6), seven (7), and/or eight (8) (often termed middle school) to participate in the NIST Summer Institute Program to be held July 6 through July 16, 2021, at the NIST Campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

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Responsibilities

The NIST Summer Institute Program is a hands-on career development workshop where middle school science teachers are able to take advantage of resources from the nation's premier standards and measurement laboratory, NIST. The workshop will provide teachers with instructional materials and ideas to use in their teaching and will emphasize the measurement science done at NIST. The aim is to take a selection of the cutting-edge research at NIST and help the teachers translate this experience through hands-on activities involving classroom-based learning modules. In addition to obtaining ideas and activities to incorporate into lesson plans, teaching tools are directly provided to allow the teachers to carry out activities they learned at the NIST Summer Institute Program with their students. The NIST Summer Institute Program will provide a world-class opportunity for those teaching our nation's next generation of scientists to learn more about the subjects they teach and the research in those subjects conducted at NIST and to offer a platform from which teachers can inspire their students to pursue careers in science and related fields.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
0

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



Eligible Applicants. Teachers in Public school districts and accredited private educational institutions in the U.S. and its territories that teach science subjects at grade levels six (6), seven (7), and/or eight (8) (often termed middle school). Applicant school districts and institutions must offer instruction in general science fields, such as earth science, physical science, chemistry, physics, and/or biology.
  • All candidates must be U.S. Citizens.
  • Be available to commit two (2) full continuous weeks (Monday through Friday) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., July 5-16, 2021, to participate in the NIST Summer Institute Program at the NIST Campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This program could be virtual depending on the conditions at NIST.
  • Be employed for the 2021-2022 school year to teach science at grade levels six (6), seven (7), and/or eight (8) in a public school district or accredited private educational institution in the U.S. or its territories.
  • The topics taught by each teacher must include general science fields, such as earth science, physical science, chemistry, physics, and/or biology.
  • You will be required to participate in Direct Deposit


Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. ALL QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be available to commit two (2) full continuous weeks (10 workdays, Monday through Friday) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., July 5-16, 2021, to participate in the NIST Summer Institute Program at the NIST Campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This program could be virtual depending on the conditions at NIST.
  • Be employed for the 2021-2022 school year to teach science at grade levels six (6), seven (7), and/or eight (8) in a public school district or accredited private educational institution in the U.S. or its territories.


Education

Must meet minimum Middle School Teacher qualification standards to be considered for this position
  • Bachelor's degree with student-teaching requirements
  • Certified by the state in which you teach or have earned national certification


Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated for this appointment based on how well you meet the previously indicated qualifications.

Once the announcement has closed, your questionnaire responses and supporting documents will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, questionnaire responses and supporting documents will be forwarded to the Selection Official.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

- Complete application

- Resume

- Employment Verification (letter from the school principal stating that you will be teaching during the 2021/2022 school year)

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.