Employment

Tool Factory is looking for enthusiastic educators to join our team!

Tool Factory Introduces Internships for Graduate and Undergraduate Students! All internships are unpaid and are available via distance learning, no relocation to Vermont required!

For more information or a detailed syllabus please contact Kendra Ericson.

 

Photography Internship - Gain experience in shooting photographs designed for daily use in the classroom. Select shooting assignments of interest, touch-up, crop and categorize images, then add captions. Images may be used in commercial software products, catalogs, on Tool Factory and/or Olympus websites, or as part of lesson plans and worksheets. Walk away with a 3.2 MegaPixel Digital Camera and Published Photography Credit!

Technology Integration Project - Students participating in this program become published authors and gain firsthand experience in integrating software programs into the curriculum. Students will select a software program from Tool Factory's mainstream or special education CD-ROM product line. After an in-depth review of the selected program, they will build worksheets designed to help teachers integrate the software into the planned curriculum. Utilizing the worksheets, students will design complete lesson plans, or a teaching unit around the software program. If appropriate, student may also develop tutorials, showing step-by-step instructions of the program's controls. All worksheets, tutorials, and lesson plans will be uploaded to Tool Factory's commercial websites. Students will receive author credits, and those will be displayed online along with the educational materials they've developed. Students are encouraged to refer to these credited links when seeking future employment. Professors interested in the integration of this project into their curriculum should contact Kendra Ericson.

Teacher Worksheet Internship - Gain experience in building worksheets and curriculum for daily use in the classroom. Student will select subject area of interest, research innovative teaching ideas through the required reading and research, then build worksheets around specific standards in the curriculum. The final project (writing component) includes developing a complete lesson plan, or unit, which makes use of selected worksheets that were developed over the course of the semester.

Teacher Worksheet with Photography Internship -Gain experience in shooting photographs, then build photo-enhanced worksheets and curriculum, designed for daily use in the classroom. Student will select subject area of interest, research innovative teaching ideas and shoot photographs in the selected curriculum area. Those images will be used to build worksheets based on specific standards in the curriculum. Photographs will be published as part of Clip Art Station, the online educational photography library. Worksheets will be integrated into Worksheet Station, a national repository for worksheets. Lesson plans will be posted in the Curriculum area of Tool Factory's corporate website. All projects will incorporate digital photographs taken by the student. The final project (writing component) includes developing a complete lesson plan, or unit, that makes use of selected worksheets, developed over the course of the semester. Walk away with a 3.2 MegaPixel Digital Camera and Published Photography Credit!

 

Graphics Internship - Students will gain experience in graphics production as a profession. Clip Art Station is a national repository of photographic images used for building classroom projects, http://www.clipartstation.com. Currently it houses only photographs, however this internship will center on expanding that offering to include drawn graphics. Interns will develop libraries of 2D and 3D artwork including any/all of the following: slide show backdrops, button sets, toolbars, textures, watermarks, characters, wire frames, scenes, math artwork, and clip objects. Graphics may eventually be published in commercial CD-ROM products, internet subscriptions services, and will become a permanent part of the Clip Art Station library.

Sign Language Photography Internship - The objective of this internship is to create a visual dictionary of sign language. Student will shoot photographs and videos of letters and words, then touch up, crop and categorize images. Images will become part of the permanent library on Clip Art Station, posted at http://www.clipartstation.com Captions will be added directly online using a Clip Art Station editor's account. Images might also be used in commercial software products, catalogs, on Tool Factory and/or Olympus websites, or as part of lesson plans and worksheets. Walk away with a 3.2 MegaPixel Digital Camera and Published Photography Credit!

 

 

 

Audio Internship - A huge library of clip art is posted on Clip Art Station at http://www.clipartstation.com Photos cover many major themes in the K-12 school curriculum. Tool Factory would like to expand that library to include music and sounds. Students will gain experience in recording sound effects and music clips designed for daily use in classroom project. First, select audio assignments of interest, record sound effects and music, then edit and categorize clips. Sound files will be loaded into the Clip Art Station library, then student will logon and add keywords, names and captions. Sound files created during this internship will become a permanent part of the Clip Art Station online library. They may also be published in commercially available CD-ROM products such as Tool Factory Workshop.

EOE

Tool Factory is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

ABOUT TOOL FACTORY

Tool Factory is a woman-owned, Vermont-based business with the goal to make a difference in US education by providing superior educational software. The catalog offers over 150 titles, including IT tools, curriculum programs, and special education software. Teachers, students, and parents join the Tool Factory staff in testing products to ensure that they are easy to navigate, fun to use, and beneficial to the learning process. Tool Factory is now combining many of the special education and mainstream products to better serve the inclusion classroom. Olympus has teamed up with Tool Factory to create a complete digital imaging program for K12 educators.

Tool Factory brand new offices are located in Sunderland valley, with a 10 mile views of the Green Mountains in every direction. We invite you to submit your resume and cover letter to info@toolfactory.com

Fax to: (802)375-6860 Phone: (802)375-6549

Mail information to: Tool Factory, Inc., 3336 Sunderland Hill Rd., Sunderland, Vermont 05250.

 

   

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