AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of March 24, 2006
eds. Patricia Knezek, Jim Ulvestad, & Joan Schmelz
 
This week's issues:

1. Teaching HS Physics and Math

2. Leadership Conference in Calgary, June 2006

3. How to submit, subscribe, or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN

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1. Teaching HS Physics and Math
From: Anonymous

I am a mid-career research astronomer who is contemplating a switch 
to teaching physics and math at the high school level. In my state, 
it's fairly easy to get an "emergency" credential in these high-demand 
areas, so that I would be able to get a paying job at the start of the 
next school year. The starting public school salaries in my area, pro-rated 
to 12 months, are actually quite competitive with my current mid-career 
public-university research astronomer salary. (Believe it or not!)

So my question is, are there people out there who have stories about 
having done or considered this?  I'd like to hear any positive or negative 
anecdotes. I love teaching and thought about hunting for a college-level 
teaching job, but I almost feel that high school students need more general 
life help than college students do, and I'd like to feel like I'm making a
positive contribution. There's also an appeal to being on the same general 
calendar and schedule as my school-age kids. Another advantage is local 
availability of a HS job, whereas the college jobs are much more limited 
in my area.

Stories and opinions, please?

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2. Leadership Conference in Calgary, June 2006
From: Joyce Luethy (awsnawsn.com) 

"Producing Influential Leaders" 
11th CCWESTT Conference 
(Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science Trades & Technology) 
Calgary 
June 22-25, 2006  
	  
Program and registration information is now available at 

www.ccwestt2006.ca 

	  
I'm sure that as soon as you see the program you will be very eager to 
attend. It will be a great chance to network and learn about the world 
of science, engineering, trades & technology as it applies to women. Diverse 
sessions range from the NSERC Chair Program: Work & Family Balance, Promoting 
Science & Engineering to Girls to Clues and Cues for Effective Leadership 
Formation Panel, Aboriginal Participation in Trades Panel and Facing Conflict 
with Confidence Workshop! 
	  
-- The student price will be $100 for the first 100   
-- Early bird price is $400 (good till April 28th)
-- After April 28th, full price is $475 
	  
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