Google is hiring again for the position I filled last school year. If the listing looks interesting to you (and I can’t really speak to the particulars of the project anymore) and you’re interested in a year-long sabbatical from the classroom, I highly recommend the experience. The management was awesome. You’ll have a better sense of where programming fits into math and science education. Plus, you’ll get to develop some professional muscles that you likely haven’t exercised while teaching. Like creating project specs from scratch, collaborating daily with engineers, forcing your body to urinate even though a bell hasn’t told you you’re allowed to, and trying to figure out what you’re supposed to do with the hours between 5PM and 11PM every day.
Dan AndersonMarch 18, 2011 - 7:11 pm -
Damn, the commute from NY would kill me.
Tom GaffeyMarch 18, 2011 - 7:54 pm -
Very very very very very very very interesting.
Denise MulloyMarch 21, 2011 - 2:36 pm -
Is there a salary or stipend?
Joseph WhartonMarch 22, 2011 - 4:07 am -
I too would like to know if this is a paid position. If there is, what kind of pay are we talking about?
Dan MeyerMarch 22, 2011 - 4:54 am -
This was a salaried internship position last year at Google. Without getting into specifics, the pay was much more than I was making as a sixth-year math teacher in California.
TelanniaMarch 28, 2011 - 2:46 pm -
Darn, I can’t wait when more jobs are an option without having to live in the same city.
Ian ByrdMarch 28, 2011 - 6:48 pm -
Thanks so much for posting this, Dan!
Erin BurkeMay 24, 2011 - 10:15 am -
Very interesting idea. I have spent the last year out of the classroom and miss it terribly. Maybe next year I will consider.