Monday, May 11, 2015

Get Paid to Play with Legos

Play-Wel TEKnologies is now hiring for a Manager in the DC/Maryland area to help provide educational fun programs teaching Engineering to kids using Lego.

Check out this link and see below for more details:

Area Manager


Are you a tinkerer? Do you enjoy taking things apart and then putting them back together? How about playing with LEGO®? Would you like to use a ridiculous amount of LEGO materials to teach kids how the world works? If so, then this may be your dream job!
We are seeking a dynamic, motivated person to bring more of our awesome programs to more young engineers in the DC/Maryland area. This position involves teaching in after-school enrichment programs, birthday parties, and summer camps, presenting our program at schools and community centers, seeking out new clients and developing program growth in the area. This position also includes hiring new instructors, training and evaluating them in our quality programs, and scheduling all staff for upcoming programs.
Buckle up - this is hard work! Lugging 40 pound totes in and out of your car, leading excited kids through challenging projects, managing classroom conflicts, cleaning up all those LEGOs -- this will be the toughest job you'll ever love!

Job Qualifications

Skills And Competencies

·         Self-motivated, extremely well organized, goal focused; able to work autonomously - a self-starter.

·         Able to stay organized in a home office; excellent follow through.

·         Able to establish and maintain healthy relationships through communication with Play-Well management, facility directors, parents, guardians and students.

·         Able to quickly and tactfully respond to questions/concerns from parents, classroom instructors and clients.

·         Able to instill calm during high energy classroom situations.

·         Professional written and verbal communication skills are a must.

·         Access to email and cell phone communication.

·         Word, Excel, cloud computing.

·         Data entry and database management.

·         Ability to learn and comprehend all internal IT systems.

Education / Experience / Requirements

·         Passion for LEGO and kids

·         Must be living in or willing to move to the geographic area that you are applying to

·         Educational backgrounds vary. Coursework and/or professional experience in Education, Engineering, Construction, Performance Arts or a related subject. Bachelor's degree preferred.

·         Successful history working with children in a teaching capacity.

·         Work history varies; proficient in classroom instruction, management, training, employee relations, public relations, business and marketing preferred.

·         Travel to classes in local area; travel locally or nationally as necessary.

·         Reliable transportation a must; secure location to store LEGO kits.

·         Lifting up to 50 lbs to store and stock materials; bending, stooping and crawling with children during class instruction.

·         Must pass all background and health tests as a condition of employment.


Friday, April 10, 2015

AACC Job Fair - April 16

Looking for a part-time or full-time job?  Be sure to attend the AACC Job Fair!

Thursday, April 16, 2015
12 - 4 pm
Jenkins Gymnasium, Arnold Campus
(Professional attire is required)

For more information, visit

Employers in the field of Education and Childcare include:

  • Bright Horizons
  • Mathnasium of Dunkirk
  • Children's World Learning Center
  • Cisco Center
  • Y of Central Maryland

Monday, March 9, 2015

Scholarship Opportunity for Transfer Students

The Anne Arundel County chapter of the American Association of University Women is offering a scholarship of $1,200!

Eligibility requirements:
  • Female residents of AA County
  • Current or former AACC student
  • Eligible for Junior or higher status at transfer institution
  • AACC GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Participation in school or community service activities
  • Potential to serve as active community members or leaders in post-academic life

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Great job opportunity for student leaders!

Take advantage of this moment on a cold winter day to think about a summer job!

The college is now accepting applications for Student Orientation Leaders!  Orientation Leaders serve as guides for new students who are making the transition to the diverse, academic, intellectual and social culture of AACC.  This is an excellent opportunity for students to develop their presentation and leadership skills, increase confidence and gain valuable experience for their resume.  The majority of the work takes place between June and early September.  Orientation leaders earn $10 per hour.

Currently enrolled at AACC
Minimum GPA of 2.5
Strong leadership and communication skills
Maintain good academic and disciplinary standing with the college

Applications may be picked up in SUN 208A and are due by noon on April 20th.  If you have additional questions, contact Danielle Brookhart, Coordinator of New Student Engagement, at 410-777-2653 or

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Guide to the Transfer Process

I wanted to share some information to help you with the transfer process whether you’re busy working on applications for Fall 2015 or if you’re just beginning to think about next steps.  See the top item for information for next week and then read on for all kinds of information.  Be sure to bookmark this page for future reference!

Tuesday, February 24:
On-Campus Transfer Advising for  University of Maryland, College Park
Jessica Bancroft, Director of Recruitment and Admissions for the College of Education at UMD, will be hosting transfer advising sessions in the conference room inside CALT 115 on Tuesday, February 14 between 11 am and 2 pm.  Visit the link below to register by Monday, February 23

General Information
In case you missed the transfer information session last week, check out my presentation here:

Virtual Transfer Information Session
I will host two online Transfer Q&A sessions via Google Hangouts.  You can log-in at any time during the session to ask questions.  To participate, please email for more details.  In your email, please indicate your preferred session:

Wednesday, February 25 from 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Tuesday, March 24 from 8:00 – 9:00 pm

Transfer Options in Maryland
Not sure where you plan to transfer to complete your bachelor’s degree?  Check out this list of Maryland Approved Programs for teacher certification:

On-Campus Transfer Advising Sessions for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Dr. Vickie Williams, Director of Student Services from the Education Department at UMBC, will be hosting transfer advising sessions on March 4 and April 16.  If you are working on your application for Fall 2015, March 4 falls just before their priority admissions deadline.
Register for March 4 at and for April 16 at

Notre Dame of Maryland University Cohort Program Information Session
NDMU offers a bachelor’s degree program in Elementary Education at AACC.  To learn more about this part-time bachelor’s degree program, be sure to attend the information session on March 12 from 3:30 – 4:30 in CALT 130.  Register at the link below:

Campus Visits
You need to visit a campus to make sure it is the best fit for you!  This link has websites/contacts for scheduling a visit:

Requesting Recommendation Letters & Building a Resume
Some transfer applications require recommendation letters or resumes.  For tips for requesting recommendation letters, visit and for resume suggestions, visit

Praxis Information
For more details about the basic skills assessment, visit the website below:
For help with registering for the Praxis CORE, visit

Graduation Application
If you’re graduating in May, be sure to apply now for graduation!  The deadline is March 1, so don’t delay.

Preschool Job Available

Play and Learn at Community Place is now hiring a teacher for the 2 year old classroom (90 clock hour certification required).

They are also hiring for a summer teacher and substitutes for all three Anne Arundel County centers in Crownsville, Odenton & Annapolis.

For more information about the centers, visit

If you're interested in the job opportunity, contact Cindy Ott at

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Nanny Needed

Are you interested in caring for a young child?

Help needed to care for 8 month old on Wednesday evenings in Pasadena.

Feb 25 – June 10 (4-9 pm)
If interested, please call 443-989-8456.