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Inspired Teacher Certification Program
For over 20 years, Center for Inspired Teaching has been engaging teachers as partners in education reform through our ground breaking, innovative approach to teacher training. Center for Inspired Teaching is building a better school experience for students by transforming the role of the teacher from information provider to Instigator of Thought. We are seeking an experienced, dynamic, and highly-skilled educator to serve as the Manager, Teaching & Learning for our new teacher preparation program. The Manager supports the daily operations of the Inspired Teacher Certification Program, a state-accredited 24-month teacher residency program that recruits, selects, prepares, certifies, and supports highly qualified individuals who wish to serve the children of the District of Columbia as teachers. The Manager, Teaching & Learning, will support all aspects of the Inspired Teacher Certification Program, primarily through classroom support for first and second year Inspired Teaching Fellows, serving as the primary point of contact for Fellows. Read the complete position description here.
The major responsibility of this position is to provide ongoing, individualized support for Inspired Teaching Fellows, in either the residency year or fellowship year of the program. Mentors are expected to provide intensive monthly mentoring. While direct contact may include phone calls, meeting with teachers to plan and debrief, Inspired Teaching expects that the mentoring relationship include a substantial amount of classroom observation (at least half of the allotted time) followed by verbal and written feedback. Mentors will attend monthly mentor meetings, check-in with Inspired Teaching staff around the progress of Fellows and submit electronic feedback (via survey) three times a year. Read the complete position description here.
Center for Inspired Teaching is partnering with schools in Washington, DC and Silver Spring, MD to build the capacity of teachers to infuse inquiry and engagement into their pedagogy. The partnership will continue during the school year through individualized coaching. Inspired Teaching seeks educators experienced in elementary school instruction to coach individual teachers during the 2017-18 school year. Participating teachers lead a variety of classes from kindergarten through 5th grade, including Special Education, ELL, and media arts. The commitment involves observing 2-5 teachers once a month starting in September and conducting follow-up coaching after each visit. An online platform will be used to track coaching visits, and to create videos of instruction. Read the complete position description here.
Explore opportunities to join the team at the Inspired Teaching Demonstration School:
The Inspired Teaching School is accepting applications for lead/master and specials teachers for the 2017-18 school year. The school is seeking self-motivated, dynamic, and thoughtful individuals with proven progressive, inquiry-based teaching skills to join the faculty. In 2017-18, the school will serve PreSchool – 8th grade and seeks highly qualified teachers of all subjects for PreSchool – 8th grade. Read position descriptions and apply here.