The Maryland Education Recruitment Consortium (MERC) is a collaboration between the Maryland Association of School Personnel Administrators (MASPA) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). The primary goal of MERC is to provide prospective educators with the opportunity to discover working and living in the beautiful state of Maryland. All 26 Maryland school districts will be present at this event to talk with. Some districts will also hold on-site interviews at the fair. For more information visit http://merc.maspamd.org.
The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley is excited to announce the application call for the second annual residential Summer Institute for Educators, to take place on the UC Berkeley Campus June 27-July 2.
The Institute will bring experts on compassion, empathy, and mindfulness together with a selected group of 60 educators to equip teachers and administrators with research-based skills to boost their own emotional well-being as well as the social and emotional well-being of their students.
The application deadline is February 28, 2014. Participants receive a certificate of completion and a letter confirming clock hours of instruction.
All pre-K-12th grade educators, counselors, psychologists, and education administrators interested in creating positive school environments are welcome and encouraged to apply.
The institute will be an in-depth learning laboratory where participants engage actively with the material through workshops and discussions, role-plays, peer coaching, and other interactive techniques. Topics include: mindfulness, compassion, self-compassion, empathy, gratitude, achieving and maintaining positive emotions, awe, forgiveness, working with students who have experienced trauma, and promoting cross-group friendships to overcome racism, prejudice, and stigma.
Tuition: $2,200 per participant, includes tuition, materials, accommodation, and all meals but one. Tuition does not include travel or parking. A limited number of scholarships are available.
To apply, please visit