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Daniel Zaharopol
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"Designing for Equity by Thinking in and about Mathematics" is an NSF-funded project in Pittsburgh that is leading teacher professional development through equal partnerships with teachers, mathematicians, and mathematics educators.  There are some great people behind this and they're looking for a "Mathematics Equity Fellow".  See the job posting here:
https://ats4.searchsoft.net/ats/trans_login?COMPANY_ID=00014077 (view available jobs and then CTRL-F for "equity")

More info on the project here:
http://debt-m.mspnet.org/
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For university faculty: the Army Educational Outreach Program has an RFP for their REAP program, which funds research experiences for underserved high school students.  If you run a program, you're given some funding for resources plus a stipend to all participating students.  They've extended their deadline to January 6 if you are interested in participating or know someone who is.
http://www.cpe.vt.edu/aeop/rfp.html
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I am co-organizing an AMS Special Session on Outreach for Mathematically Talented Youth at the upcoming Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore.  I hope that you will come and spread the word to friends and colleagues!  This is something that more mathematicians should be plugged into, and higher attendance will give significant momentum to the work!
http://jointmathematicsmeetings.org/meetings/national/jmm2014/2160_program_ss45.html
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A new school is starting in the SF Bay Area for students who are very interested in mathematics.  The initiative has some great people behind it, and I look forward to seeing what a well-run school dedicated to high-level mathematics can do.  How can we bring this to students everywhere?
http://www.proofschool.org/
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How can we bring this to students everywhere? We can't any time soon, there are not enough competent teachers to do it.
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That's a fantastic article.  Thanks for sharing!
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Three job opportunities I've run across lately:
(1) Doing data science (data analytics based on student feedback data) for a cool startup up Boston (run by great, smart people): http://www.panoramaed.com/
(2) Part-time teaching in NYC for a cool enrichment place.
(3) Online teaching at Art of Problem Solving.
If you're interested, get in touch.
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This Friday/Saturday, I am co-organizing an AMS Special Session on Outreach for Mathematically Talented Youth at the Joint Math Meetings.  If you're at JMM, you're invited!  Please also spread the word.  In addition to many interesting talks for those already working in this area, I am hoping that it can be an introduction for people who want to get involved.
http://jointmathematicsmeetings.org/meetings/national/jmm2014/2160_program_ss45.html
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Next time, perhaps!
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The Summer Program in Mathematical Problem Solving is now seeking faculty and undergraduate counselors for its summer 2014 session!  Our instructors design their own courses in pure topics (e.g. number theory or combinatorics), applied topics (e.g. circuit design or astrophysics), or problem solving (both contest and general).  Counselors are TAs for these amazing classes, live with the students in the dorm and act as role models, and run all kinds of activities.  Please spread this far and wide and encourage people who might be suitable to apply!
http://www.artofproblemsolving.org/spmps/
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How can you engage students who don't want to put forth their own ideas, and ensure that the whole class is following the discussion?  Ben Blum-Smith posts some moments from his SPMPS class this summer in which he asks students to summarize each others work.  Fascinating stuff!
http://researchinpractice.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/kids-summarizing/ (Doubly-interesting if you know the voices in the piece.)
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One idea behind the method is that hearing another student explain it is often better for your understanding --- they are coming from the same place on the material as you are, and they might present a different view from the instructor.  I've also sometimes found that the extra time sometimes lets me ponder the topic in question.
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Looking for work in educational leadership?  Code to Learn is looking for an Executive Director:
http://codetolearn.org/pdf/CTL_ED_Job_Description.pdf
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Coming up in January --- we'll send it to you soon!  But if you want to check in about something beforehand, we're giving the CTY admissions test on Dec. 23 and I'll be coming early and staying late.  Details (as always) here:
http://www.artofproblemsolving.org/spmps/2013/
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I know nothing about this fellowship, but it looks interesting for anyone who wants to launch into serious work in STEM education.  I looked at the organizations that Overdeck funds, and they're the right people.
https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=TWOSIGMA&cws=38&rid=778&goback=%2Egde_2413013_member_267044169#%21
Fellowship, Overdeck Family Foundation and Siegel Family Endowment. Location: New York. Job Code: EE-3110. Description. Fellowship Position, Overdeck Family Foundation and Siegel Family Endowment. The Overdeck Family Foundation and Siegel Family Endowment are seeking Fellows with a lifelong ...
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Founder and CEO of Learning Unlimited, an education nonprofit that helps students find what they love to learn.  Founder and Program Director of the Summer Program in Mathematical Problem Solving, a residential program for underserved New York City middle school students with talent in math to create new pathways into studying serious mathematics.
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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    S.B. Mathematics, 2000 - 2004
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Masters Degrees in Mathematics and Teaching Mathematics, 2004 - 2008
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