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CATCH Teacher Program Description and Application 2014

CATCH Math Teacher

The CATCH Math Academy (Concepts & Applications with TeCHnology) is a five week intensive Math program designed to target incoming 9th graders whose current academic level in math is no more than two grade levels behind. Instruction will be provided around the basic concepts that support success in Algebra (fractions, ratios & proportions, integers, and functions). The CATCH Math Academy will embed district adopted technology programs (ST Math, TenMarks, etc.) Direct Interactive Instruction and the concepts of project based learning and the flipped classroom, to engage students in math concepts and applications. The Academy will be administered out of the University of the Pacific’s Tomorrow Project with joint oversight by the Benerd School of Education and the School of Engineering and Computer Science. The purpose of the CATCH Academy is to enhance mathematic concepts and skills through the support of technology; improve study skills; improve self-esteem and confidence, and learn real-life applications.   


Grades - Incoming 9th graders
Dates - June 9 - July 11, 2014 on the University of the Pacific campus
Training - Teachers must participate in professional development Initial availability - one week prior to the Academy's start date

-   Valid Multiple Subject or Single Subject Mathematics teaching credential.
-   Must have a strong background in concepts and applications of math content stretching into Algebra
    (minimum of 2 years teaching Pre-  Algebra, Algebra, or higher level math)
-   Training and application of Direct Interactive Instruction (DII). 
-   Must have experience with a team approach to program implementation.
-   Experienced with educational software and technology.
-   Must believe in the potential of all students can learn.

Must have strong background in concepts and applications of math content stretching into Algebra.
Successful experience teaching young adolescents (6 - 12). It is not necessary to have taught grades 6-12 inclusively.

Application Process:
Deadline - May 3, 2014 or until filled
Please send a letter of interest, resume, copy of teaching credential, and three references to Nancy Shaw, Beyond Our Gates - Tomorrow Project Administrator at
Interviews will be held in May.  Questions should be directed to Nancy Shaw at or 946.2287  


EEO: The University of the Pacific is committed to diversity and inclusive excellence.  We are an equal opportunity employer. All positions are equally accessible to qualified persons without respect to race, creed, sex, color, age, disability, religion, or national origin. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.